AT Update

May 5, 2015

3 Math

Over the last two weeks, we have worked in our book on chapter 8 and have practiced difficult skills to prepare for MAP testing. Students have learned to classify triangles, polygons and angles, to identify perpendicular and parallel lines, to measure angles using a protractor and other geometry skills.

We have reviewed fractions, area, perimeter, and volume, conversions in the metric and US Customary systems, basic algebra solving for one variable, double digit divisors, multiplication strategies and more!

I know students are well prepared for their MAP testing and am certain they will ALL meet their target scores!

4 Math

Over the last 2 weeks, we have worked in chapter 8 in our book and reviewed or learned new skills to prepare for MAP testing.

Students classified polygons--quadrilaterals and triangles; learned about regular polygons, reviewed volume of a composite figure, composed and decomposed angles, learned basic algebra solving for one variable, converted units within the metric and US Customary systems, used ratios to solve problems, and much more!

Students are well prepared for their MAP testing and I KNOW they will all meet their target growth!

Reading

We have had very disjointed classes in reading due to the many activities and testing that has gone on in the last few weeks. Even still, we have been busy preparing for MAP testing and are reading a novel together. Students have been reviewing MAP vocabulary words on quizlet, learned basic Shakespeare sonnet features, distinguished the different forms of writing, learned about propaganda, identified many literary techniques at a very high level, learned about rising action, climax, and falling action and much more!

I know that we can all meet our target growth! As I explained to the students, their MAP test will start out very difficult and get even harder as they progress because their RIT score is starting out so high already. It requires sustained attention, much thought, and a lot of effort!

Friday Folders

Friday Folders will go home tomorrow! Due to our very disjointed schedule, I have not sent them home for the last few weeks. This will be the last Friday folder sent home this school year. Papers will be sent home with students in their regular folders until the end of the year.