Thank you for your thoughtfulness with your children’s snow gear. Recess is quite cold, and those snow pants help keep the students warm outside. We try to get the kiddos out for as many recess periods that are safe- those bodies need to move!
Next week will be a different type of week for us. We will be busy with assessments and will spread our Wonders work over a two week period. For this reason, the students will not have a spelling list next week. Instead the list will come home the following week. I will send home supplemental homework in it's place.
Over the next two weeks in our Wonders reading program our learning question is, “What can we see in the sky?” We will focus on long /i/ spellings, present tense verbs, and commas in a series. As well, we will review what the plot of a story is (beginning, middle, and end).
In Math, we will take our Unit 4 assessment and our cumulative assessment. This will be completed in smaller chunks of time spread throughout the week. I will pull small groups for reteaching and enrichment throughout the week.
During writing this week, we will polish our lead sentences and complete our paragraph that goes with it. Students are formally taught (and expected to write in) paragraph form during third grade. This serves as only an introduction.
On a final note, some students will be taking the winter NWEA assessment. This is the computer-based assessment that the students took for the first time in the Fall of Second Grade. I have selected only some students to check on during this benchmark, as I am either monitoring their growth more closely, or feel that their Fall score was not an accurate representation of their ability. Not all students will be tested. Some will test for reading, some for Math, and some for both subjects. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.