Dear Parents and Guardians,
The is the last week of the first grading period. With that comes more tests. The students have already taken their math benchmark. We are finishing up this quarter’s skills and getting ready to review for the upcoming social studies and science benchmark tests.
Please make sure your child reads TO you every night. They can check out books on Wednesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school or at the end the day. Becoming a better reader is like playing a sport. The more you practice the better you get.
In reading this 9 weeks, we are working on using consonants, blends, and diagraphs to decode and spell words. We also will be working on identifying multi-syllabic words. The students will read fiction and nonfiction texts and answer questions by locating information in the test.
In Math we are working on rounding 2 digit numbers to the nearest 10 and comparing numbers from 0-999 using the signs and words for greater than, less than, and equal to.
This week in science, we will review both magnets and matter. Test over magnets on Tues., 10-28-14. Study guide will be in agenda on Monday, 10-20-14. I will also send home a review booklet for benchmark test on 10-29-14. Please help your student study for the benchmark test.
In Social Studies we will take the benchmark on Monday, 10-27-14. On Tuesday, we will begin our unit on 3 groups of Native Americans starting with the Powhatans from our region.
Thank you for all of your support.
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