The Kersey Chronicles

Rockstars Choosing to Matter in Room 25

get inspired to BE inspiring ....

What a great reminder that we matter to our communities, and to our world! Ask your child to consider what inspires him/her, and discuss ways they can make an impact.


I am inspired every day to help your child reach his/her academic potential, and I love having a job which allows me guide and facilitate opportunities for students to discover their inspirations.

Try this at home...

Write a sensory description of tonight's dinner (or any meal). Help your child use imagery to stretch out their writing about the dinner experience. This helps students write in a way that a reader can really imagine themselves there. Have fun with it!

Next Week's Set List

Week at a Glance/Skills for the Week:


ISTEP+ TESTING BEGINS THIS WEEK! WE WILL TAKE THE APPLIED SKILLS PORTION OF THE ISTEP TEST, BEGINNING ON MONDAY, MARCH 2ND. THE LAST TEST IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH. WE WILL BEGIN TESTING EACH DAY AT 8:55AM. Please make sure your child receives plenty of rest, and eats a healthy breakfast!


LITERACY – Students will examine different text structures and analyze how the author's choice of organization affects the story. We will also begin Q3 book clubs. ISTEP+ Applied Skills Testing begins on Monday, March 2nd.

WRITING
– Students continue writing fictional narratives. We are using mentor texts to help us improve our writing. Students have set individual goals for their narrative writing this quarter based on their 1st quarter rubric and feedback. Ask your child what his/her goal is and how they are working to improve it. Young Author books will be published for Art and Author Night on MARCH 24th.


MATH – We continue Unit 9. In this unit, students work with coordinate graphs, extend their understanding of area, and develop a formula for volume.


SPELLING – No Spelling Test next week.


SCIENCE – Students will create a way to teach others about the engineering design process. They are in groups based on each step of the process, and we will create a display outside our classroom.


SOCIAL STUDIES – We will return to SS after ISTEP! :)


TIPS – No TIPS next week.

Noble Crossing Carnival

Friday, Feb. 27th, 5:30pm

5670 Noble Crossing Parkway

Noblesville, IN

Please join us at the Winter Games Carnival this Friday, February 27th for games, prizes, and a lot of fun!

Upcoming Events

March 2nd-5th: ISTEP+ Applied Skills Testing, 9am each day

March 4th: Early Release Day, 2:55 Dismissal

March 18th: Early Release Day, 2:55 Dismissal

March 18th (Tentatively): 4th Grade Music Program, 7pm

**This is a change from the previous date**

March 24th: Art and Author Night, 4:30pm

April 21st: ISO Discovery Concert Field Trip, 9:30am

Food for Thought