Quinn's Q&A

05.02.2016

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Important Dates and Reminders!

May 2nd- May 5th, 2016- MAP Testing

Wednesday May 5th, 2016- Progress Reports go home

Monday May 16 2016-Friday May 20, 2016- EOG Spirit Week

Thursday May 19, 2016- Potluck of Learning & Community Drum Circle from 5:30-8:00

Friday May 20, 2016- Spring Book Fair begins

Wednesday May 25th, 2016- Math EOG

Thursday May 26th, 2016- Reading EOG

Friday June 3rd, 2016- Field Day

Wednesday June 8th, 2016- Last day of school

EOG Countdown!

Our EOG tests will be May 25 (Math) and May 26 (Reading). The countdown is 17 school days! These tests are very important, and it is necessary for the kids to know that, but we do not want them to stress out for the remainder of the year because of it. We will be working hard in class to continue to prepare them for these tests, but additional support at home would be very helpful! You can support your child by helping them with their homework, specifically with math processes and justifications and the comprehension questions and justifications with reading. Also, by helping them keep a positive and growth mindset. If the students stay positive, try their best, and work towards growth, then they will do an awesome job! I have included a video below that is a great motivator for students to begin gaining more confidence in themselves! Please let me know if you would like any other tips to help your child prepare for these tests!
3 tips to boost your confidence - TED-Ed

Classroom Needs

Snack for the class

Dry Erase markers

Pencils

Band-aids

Pencil Sharpener

Clorox Wipes

Volunteer Sign Up

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Thank you for your support!

Peek at the Week

Math: In math this week, we will be MAP testing and beginning our short units on measurement, data, and geometry.


Language Arts: We will continue accountability in daily five this week! Each day, the students will track their choices and what they accomplished during each round. Students will have the option to listen to reading, read to self, work on words, and work on writing.

-We will be focusing on academic and unknown vocabulary. In preparation for the EOGs, we are going to hit vocabulary strategy lessons hard so that the kids are more than prepared! We will also be MAP testing this week.


In writing, we will be focusing on writing an opinion essay. We will have a strong focus on the structure and technical aspects of this writing piece.


Science: In science, we will be continuing a very fun unit on rocks and minerals!

"You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!"