May 9, 2018
Smarter Balanced Assessments
I am so proud of your children. They arrive each day prepared to show all they know and to be shining stars. Their stamina, grace, and commitment have been admirable.
We only have four more SBA sessions to go. Reading and Writing. Later in the month, May 22, there will be a test for placement in the advanced math class at Sakai (informative letter sent home two weeks ago). The second screener will be on the 29th or 30th. Possibly a FastBridge test or two. They've got this.
Each child, teacher, and administrator headed to NatureBridge is looking forward to this trip. Every group of students that we take enjoys our stay at Lake Crescent, but we just know this group will love it.
How-To Guides and Books of Choice
The schedule has not been completed, but will be shortly. Each student will have an assigned date for sharing. We have about half the class signed up for presentations in May after our return from NatureBridge and the other half in early June. As I have told the children, the due date is the due date. We are heavily scheduled for the rest of the year and there's nowhere to push a late presentation.
To complete the Luvtareed Reading Log as required, all students need to read five books of choice by June 14th. About a third of the students have already met this expectation as they have read titles beyond the requirements all year. An extra mystery, additional realistic fiction, etc. I will be letting each child know how many books he/she needs to complete before the due date. Please be sure your child is reading nightly.
We will be doing a fun Greek math simulation called Athenian Secret. Students are teamed in sets of three. They give their team a clever Greek name and then start traveling around Athens solving math problems. For example, The Stoa of Attalus may have a number riddle. Geometry, logic, puzzles - 9 challenging tasks are required and many more are available if a team finishes before the allotted half hour is over. Drachmas are earned for the correct solutions. Competitive and fun.
Outdoor Ed. is Weds. - Friday, May 23 -25
Greek Play - Tues, June 12, 6:30 pm
Mariners Game (whole 4th grade) - Wednesday, June 13, 8:45 - 4:25 (parent pick up at the ferry terminal) - $20.00 (includes lunch)
4th Grade to Sakai - Tuesday, June 5, 9:00 - 11:00
Swimming (whole 4th grade) - Monday, June 18, 9:30 - 11:30 am - $5.00 fee and sack lunch
I feel so much gratitude for your willingness to pitch in and get the work done.
I want to sincerely thank you for all you have done to make our testing sessions go well.
I appreciate your children's daily attendance and lack of tardiness. The snacks have been perfect! I can't tell you how much the students look forward to these little feasts.
We also have 6 parent volunteers going with us as chaperones to NatureBridge - Alice Skipton, Krush Kulesza, William Bernstein, Dave Ellison, Tom Yan, and Rene Ruiz.
Tuesday, June 13th 2017 at 2:30am-4:30pm
1250 1st Avenue South
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