Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Classroom Notes

Greetings!

Hard to believe isn’t it? It doesn’t seem that long ago that the school year was just beginning and now it is the middle of April! As I have written all year long, we have come a long way in the last seven months. Each member of Team 20 has much of which to be proud! 

This week, kids continued writing letters for the Write_On Challenge, learned about the Oregon Trail, and explored different energy transfers by making Rube Goldberg machines during Reed Science. During math kids practiced measuring angles and some multiplication strategies. Thank you for your continued practice with multiplication fact fluency at home. Kids even braved a morning-long power outage! A big thank you to the Lewis PTA for having each classroom’s emergency kit stocked with a solar powered lantern that kids could use to light their way through the dark bathroom. (It was sort of like camping!)

Our field trip to the Oregon Historical Society is tomorrow, Thursday, April 13th. A reminder about who ordered a school lunch is included with today’s Classroom Notes. We will wear team t-shirts!

The first of four rounds of state standardized testing will begin next Monday, April 17th. Please have your kid to school well rested and with a good breakfast in them. We have worked through some practice tests as a team so that kids have an idea of how the first tests will be administered and formatted and what sort of questions to expect. If you are planning to opt your child out of state standardized testing, you may get a form from the school office. Opt out forms must be turned in by Monday morning. Kids who have opted out will be working on some alternate activities during our testing time. 

Mark

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