Wiley Weekly 4/29

Mrs. Wiley's Crew

Dear UMAC Parents,

Next week our team will take their final MAP reading and math test of the school year! I am confident that we will have much to celebrate during these final MAP tests! I love meeting with the students at the end of the year to conference about their progress made during the school year. You will receive a copy of your child’s MAP scores, as well as goal sheets at the end of the school year.

Our team will now test on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am - 10:00am. The MAP tests are first thing on Tuesday and Wednesday morning so please be sure your child gets a good night’s rest and eats a healthybreakfast!

Thanks so much for your continued support as we finish up our spring testing.

Abby Wiley

Thank You Parent Volunteers

I loved seeing some of your this morning at the Volunteer Breakfast. If you weren't able to make it this morning, please know that your support for our classroom is truly appreciated. I'm beyond thankful for each and every one of you.

Shared Reading

Students read the historical fiction story, The Hatmaker’s Sign, this week in shared reading. In this story, Benjamin Franklin helps his sad friend, Thomas Jefferson, whose draft of the Declaration of Independence was being picked apart by the quibbling Continental Congress. In this tale within a tale, a hatmaker drafts copy for a sign for his shop. On his way to the sign maker, he encounters a string of opinionated people who offer suggestions until the sign is literally- nothing! Students were asked to answer the following essential question: What lesson does Benjamin Franklin teach Thomas Jefferson when he shares the story of the hatmaker’s sign?


Old Friends: This week our old friends learned two new formulas to find the circumference and area of circles. Ask your child about the relationship between diameter and the circumference of a circle! Unit 10 assessments will come home on Monday for your review. Next week, after all the MAP testing, we will begin unit 11 which focuses on volume of cylinders and cones.

New Friends: This week new friends did a hands-on graphing activity. Our project included collecting, analyzing, interpreting data, and probability. We learned that graphs are not only valuable instruments for communicating data, they can also be tools for stimulating discussion in promoting mathematical thinking.

Mark your Calendars!

Tuesday, May 3 – Math MAP test in LAB 9-10am

Wednesday, May 4 – Reading MAP test in LAB 9-10am, MAC informational parent meeting @ 6:30pmfor Kindy and 3rd grade parents

Friday,May 6 - School Spirit day

Sunday, May 8 – Happy Mother’s Day to our fabulous UMAC Moms!

Tuesday, May 10 – 5th grade band concert at Lundahl 7pm

Thursday, May 12 – Academic Night 6:30-8:00pm

Wednesday, May 18 – Early Release @ 2pm

Friday, May 20 - American History Walk @ 2pm
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Feet Meet Class Champs (again)! I loved watching everyone run last weekend!