Johnson's Jottings

April 10, 2016

MCA Testing

Our class will be taking the MCA Reading Tests, on Monday, April 11th, in the afternoon and Wednesday, April 13th, in the afternoon as well.

We will be taking the MCA Math Test the week of April 25th-29th. I will send out the specific dates and times as that week gets closer.

Remember that a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast and lunch are good preparations for a test.

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Read Across America Week

Iditarod 2016

Our focus in reading in March was on the Iditarod, The Last Great Race. We spent much of our days learning of the history of this event, as well as reading fiction books related to sled dog races. I'm sure your child shared with you about the Iditarod. They tracked their Iditarod musher each day in class. We also completed several writing and iPad projects that they recently brought home, including a story they created on their My Story app. I hope you enjoyed watching their story if you had a QR code scanner app available to you.

The students had the chance to work in small groups to create a sled similar to that of the ones their mushers used during the Iditarod race. At the end of the race the students were able to race their sleds to see which was the fastest and created with the greatest accuracy for racing. They had so much fun doing so and very positively praised their classmates for their successes.

Many students recorded their sled race on their iPad and shared it via Seesaw. Please be sure to let me know if you aren't able to view items on their Seesaw account. We have found Seesaw to be a great way to share many of the exciting things we have learned and created this year!