Mrs. Hunter's Weekly News
Week of October 3, 2016 (Winfield RIV, Grade 4)
Winfield is #1 on MAP Test in Lincoln County!!! (Revised)
In case you have not already heard, last year's MAP test scores have been released by the state. The two most impressive statistics about these beautiful children of ours are:
1. We had more children score proficient / advanced than any other school district in Lincoln County.
2. We scored ABOVE the state average overall.
I am so proud to be a part of the Winfield team and a part of this amazing accomplishment. But, I have only been privileged enough to be here last year and this year. To those teachers, students, and especially parents who have supported this district and your children over the last several years... THANK YOU. You have done something amazing.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Reader's and Writer's Workshop
The kids really enjoyed writing a class story last week. We will be revising, editing and illustrating it this week so that each child can bring a copy home. On Wednesday, the children will begin the work of planning to write their very own realistic fiction stories.
We will finish up our unit on addition and subtraction this week. Wednesday is a review day, and Thursday is a test. You will find some review work on the back of the Parent Communication sheet in your child's white take-home binder. Feel free to use this to help your child study for the test.
The only big issue that I see among many children in class is when we have to borrow across several zeros while subtracting. This is still causing some mistakes. Otherwise, I am pleased with what the children can do.
We have a test on Friday. I know that marking up words can be confusing for parents if it is new to you. It is a fairly sophisticated way of addressing upper level phonics instruction. You can still help your child, however, by helping them to hear the number of syllables in the word and by helping them identify the vowel in each syllable as long or short.
Our spelling words are:
On the calendar this week:
Monday: Please fill out and send back to school the Parent/Teacher conference sheet that is in the Smoke Signal.
Wear a blue shirt every Monday in October to support anti-bullying efforts everywhere.
Wednesday: ELA Evaluate test. (Catapultevaluate.com testing is one tool we use to monitor each child's progression toward mastery of 4th grade skills. I will be happy to show this to you at conferences this month if you are interested.)
Thursday: Math test / addition and subtraction.
Friday: Math Evaluate test.