This will be an assessment week in our classroom for both Math and Reading. Students will take the end of the unit Wonders assessment. I have broken the assessment up into five smaller chunks for the students to complete. The unit assessment will check in on their ability to find important details in a story, compare two stories, find the theme while reading, identify key vocabulary, and understand phonics elements. Since we have a week of assessment, there will not be a spelling test or spelling homework this week. As well, math homework will be limited. All of these skills are ones we have been working on for the past few months, and I am sure the students will do quite well!
In Math, we will end our week with the end of the unit assessment as well. This assessment will only take two math blocks, with the remainder of the week focused on math explorations. Students will have the opportunity to further explore geometric shapes and measurement.
We continue our realistic fiction writing this week. We will learn more about using dialogue in our writing, and try to add similes as we write. The student have spent a great amount of time developing their characters and planning their story; they are eager to write!