Mrs. McDaniel's Memo

February 12th


There will not be a reading packet or spelling sort for next week.


This week we worked on finding evidence in our reading and proving it in our answers.

Next week we will do several activities to prepare our thinking for ISTEP.

Writing- We continue to work on our animal stories that we will get published in a hardback book. This week we focused on adding figurative language to our stories.

We also worked on a few practice writing prompts to prepare us for ISTEP.


Chapter 8 will cover fractions. We will also work on a few practice problems to get students comfortable with showing their work on ISTEP.

Don't forget to continue to practice on math facts each night and record the minutes o the monthly multiplication calendar.

Dates to Remember


Monday the 15th- No school for President's Day

Tuesday the 16th- No school for students- Staff Development Day

Saturday the 20th- Hobbs Sisters Kindness Concert at ZWMS @ 6:30

Thursday the 25th- Zionsville History


Monday/Tuesday the 14th and 15th - IREAD

Wednesday the 23rd- Drama Club performance

Thursday the 24th- Zionsville History

Country Kindness Concert

Your child should have an order form for the “It’s Cool to Be Kind” Stonegate t-shirt in his/her backpack on Friday 1/22. Please return the completed form with payment in an envelope to your teacher by January 29th. Your t-shirts will be delivered February 17th.

A Little Bit of Country Concert : Celebrating the Power of KINDNESS!

We all have a story. We all Belong. We are exactly the way we are supposed to be...

6:30 - 7:00 pm MEET/GREET/Autographs with Hobbs sisters

7:00 - 9:00 pm CONCERT

Video messages ~Our Stonegate students express what they have learned about kindness

Special Performance ~A Zionsville Community School leader will surprise you with their hidden talents!

CONCERT ~The Hobbs Sisters

The Hobbs Sisters bring a killer combination of big voices, twin sister harmonies and high energy performance to the stage. From their harmony-driven original songs to their unique interpretations of popular country covers, The Hobbs Sisters have created a sound that is all their own. Please visit:

STONEGATE students, staff & their families are invited to attend this FREE concert!

Please WEAR your "Cool to be KIND" t shirts to the event! T shirt order forms ($10) will be sent home with students before event.

REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for this FREE CONCERT: Copy and paste this LINK into your browser.

Questions: Lisa Cox, Guidance Counselor, Stonegate Elementary 317.873.8050 X19992

Wish List

Our classroom is in need of glue sticks, and pencils. If you could donate I would much appreciate it.

Spring State Wide Testing Dates

Below are date windows for our spring state wide testing. Please know that we will not be testing on all of these days, but these are the ranges for when testing may be occurring. I will let you know more specific dates/times when I get them. I ask that you do your best to refrain from scheduling appointments for you children during these times. If you absolutely must, please schedule an afternoon appointment as testing usually (but not always) occurs in the morning.

Indiana Statewide Testing of Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+ ) Grades 3

ISTEP+ Part 1 – Paper/pencil* and Online

(Applied Skills)

Window Begins -Window Ends

February 29 - March 11

ISTEP+ Part 2 – Online

(Multiple-Choice & Technology-Enhanced Items)

Window Begins- Window Ends

April 18- May 6

Indiana Reading And Evaluation Determination-3 (IREAD-3)

Window Begins -Window Ends

March 14- March 18