Cloyd's Corner

Winter MAP Testing

Next week your child will be taking the MAP test for reading and math on Tuesday, December 9th and Wednesday, December 10th. Please make sure they get a good night's rest the night before, eat a good breakfast those mornings and arrive on time.

***Winter Celebration DECEMBER 19th ***

Our Winter party will be on December 19th, the last day before the holidays.

Please let me know if you are interested in coming to help out and/or are willing to send some goodies!

All food has to abide by our healthy snacking guidelines. The only sweets aloud are mini cupcakes and rice krispie treats. We can have fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers, juice, etc.

What we have been up to...

We are wrapping up our chapter on dividing with one digit divisors. I plan to test them around Wednesday, December 17th.


We are also wrapping up Westward Expansion. Your child should be reviewing social studies notes nightly and should be able to tell the information like a story.

My goal is to have a test on that material before winter break as well. I am shooting for December 18th.


In reading and writing we have been working on identifying main idea and the supporting evidence for that. We have also been doing an inquiry into different types of informational text structures. We will be starting our own "Time for Kids feature article" next week!


We are still working on Science Fair projects. I will send a Science Fair letter home on Monday, December 8th, along with my delayed Thursday folder. (My apologies! )

We have discussed mixtures solutions and matter in our new Mixtures and Solutions unit. Next week we will get into separating mixtures!