Maher's Minutes

April 22, 2016

MAP Testing

PARCC is over, but now it's time for spring MAP testing. We will be testing in the classroom this year, on our Chromebooks, so it is imperative that the students have fully charged devices each morning. Our testing dates/times are:

Friday 4/29 @ 8:45 - 10 Reading

Monday 5/2 @ 10:45-12.

A good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast also plays a role in students being prepared to do their best!

Midterm Reports

Midterm reports are coming home today. Please note that while the science and social studies portion of the report card is pass/fail, a science letter grade is on the midterm to give you an idea of what your student earned during out unit on matter. The end project was a storybook written for K-2 students. The class and I developed a rubric together to outline criteria for the book and students were given work sessions throughout the unit to add new learning to their books along the way. Science grades included a quiz, the group project, and participation/contribution to the group.

Please sign and return the bottom portion of the midterm sometime next week.

CoGat Scores

Recently we took the CoGat ability testing. Scores have been reported and are being sent home today. A letter explaining how to read the reports accompanies the scores. Please take a moment to review your child's report.

Upcoming Dates:

4/25 & 4/26 Leggee Art Show "Leo & The Chocolate Factory"

*Book Fair open during this time

5/4 Midway Village Field Trip

5/7 PTA Mother/Daughter Event

5/16 5th Grade Concert

Please contact me at anytime with questions, comments, compliments or concerns