The Lightbulb Lab Update

Week of October 17th

Important Dates

October 24-29 Red Ribbon Week!

Monday-Neon Day

Tuesday-Mixed Up Day

Wednesday- Animal Print Day

Thursday-Pajama Day

Friday-Party Day! 12:00-1:00

This Week Of Learning!

Test Taking Strategies

This week, we focused on test taking strategies. We worked through sample reading passages and questions about Ants. We also worked on an extended response about Animal Senses! You may see some of these materials coming home after we have used them. Here are some ideas of questions to ask your children about what they are bringing home:


-What is a passage?

-What do you notice about the directions?

-Why do you think the words are in BOLD?

-Why are there numbers on the side of the reading passage?

-How might we use the numbers on the side of the reading passage?

Writing Rubrics

You will see a sample coming home this week of a writing rubric we are using in class. This rubric is intended to help students think about their writing and begin to use the editing and revising student rubric to help them look for mistakes and add to their writing. Students have completed an "on demand" writing assessment showing their writing skills on their own. This is a reflection of what they shared on their own when asked to write about one moment in time in their lives.


We walked through this rubric together and will be using it in writing conferences in the coming week. It has been exciting to see them identify areas of strength and weakness! Through a series of writing lessons and individual instruction/conferences we are coming up with current writing goals together. We will collect writing samples in many ways throughout the year but writing happens daily! Your child's reading response notebook is a great reflection of writing as well. Up next, we will focus on informational writing and students will be using their Genius Hour Topics to create an informational piece for us to rubric together.

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Parent Teacher Conference Information

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