Miss Branchick's Newsletter

March 14-18th, 2016

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Homework this week

Homework this week went home on Friday.

There is a math review packet and reading review packet.

4 pages of Rocket Math need to be turned in by Friday for all students who have not mastered all four operations on Math Fact Mastery.


Just a friendly reminder that students will be taking the IREAD3 test next week.

  • Monday- 9:45-10:24am
  • Tuesday- 9:45-10:30am
  • Wednesday- 9:45-10:27am

Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep each night and if possible does not miss school. There is a much smaller window for IREAD than ISTEP. If your child does not take the test or all parts of the test they will have to retest in June.

A Sign-up link should have been sent out to you all about donating snacks for IREAD. This is all optional but there were a lot of students without snacks during ISTEP and I am hoping to avoid that this round of testing. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Results will get back to the school around Spring Break and will most likely come home after break.

THANK YOU to all the parents who sent in snacks for IREAD! We will have plenty for all three days!

This week in room 506


Starting tomorrow, all of my homeroom students will be back in my class for math. Students who have been with Miss Twyman came back today and students who have been with Mrs. McDugle will join us tomorrow (they don't know this yet- they will find out tomorrow).

Monday- Unit 13 Money Vocab and Lesson 1-7 Counting Money

Tuesday- Lesson 1-7 contd- Counting Money activity

Wednesday- Lesson 1-8 Making Change

Thursday- Making Change activity

Friday- Continue Money activities

Students who have been in my math class all year took the Topic 1 Pretest for fourth grade math. Textbooks were also exchanged for fourth grade textbooks.

Monday- Topic 1 Pretest

Tuesday- Lesson 1-4

Wednesday- Lesson 1-6

Thursday- Lesson 1-7

Friday- Lesson 1-7A


Unit 5 Week 1

  • Strategy: Summarize
  • Skill: Point of View
  • Genre: Fairy Tale
  • Vocab: Root Words
  • Phonics: compound words and consonants +le syllables (example: whistle)


1. admit- When you admit to something, you confess to it.

2. barter- When you barter, you trade things for other things.

3. considered- If you considered something, you thought about it carefully before making a decision.

4. creation- A creation is something you made.

5. humble- When something is humble it is not big or important; modest.

6. magnificent- Something that is magnificent is very beautiful and grand.

7. payment- A payment is an amount you paid for something.

8. reluctantly- To do something reluctantly is to do it unwillingly or with hesitation.

Spelling Words: Compound Words

1. windshield

2. birthday

3. thumbnail

4. hairdo

5. windowpane

6. whoever

7. barefoot

8. headlight

9. homemade

10. someone

11. newspaper

12. throughout

13. basketball

14. stagecoach

15. handwriting


Below are links to the websites students will have access to at school and at home:

Tumblebooks is registered for grades K-4 so North and South share.

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