Friday, April 5, 2019
NYS ELA - Session 2
Please be sure your child has had a hearty breakfast and is ready to work to Monday!
Ms. Gleason's Class ~ Our lessons next week will focus on mixed numbers. The class will learn how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers back to improper fractions. They will also be comparing mixed numbers. The week we return from Spring Break, we will spend time getting ready for the NYS Math test. The class will become familiar with the format of the test and the types of questions they will need to answer. They will also practice using the tools and answering questions on the Chromebook.
Mr. Hart's Class ~ We have spent the last two weeks getting introduced to fractions. We have talked about what a fraction is and how to find fraction equivalents. Over the past two weeks we have taken 2 topic quizzes you should see those at home in your child's folder. Next week we are going to begin comparing and ordering fractions. This is a concept that the kids generally struggle with, if your child is doing homework and get frustrated send me in a note and I can help them the next day. Over the next several weeks you will see some practice for the state math test come home for the kids to work on, please let your child work on this independently.
Writing ~ The kids were able to plan for the main character of their Hero's Journey fiction piece. More work to be done during the upcoming week.
Colonial America Assessment ~ Your child's assessment has been graded and returned in his/her Friday Folder. The kids had to read two different texts, pull important information to take notes, make inferences, define important vocabulary, and summarize
Selection Tests ~ Most of you will notice corrected multiple choice packets in your child's Friday Folder. During reading stations we are working on independent comprehension. In other words, the kids are independently reading short stories and aren't discussing the story with me. They aren't used to answering so many questions about one text that require the inferring that these questions do. Don't get discouraged with the grades, they are working at it. :)
Bathing Suits & Instruments
April 8 ~ Yearbook Orders Due
April 15-19 ~ Spring Break, No School
May 2&3 ~ NYS Math Assessment
May 21 ~ Genesee Country Museum Trip
June 24 ~ Onanda Park