Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Classroom Notes


The first of the English language arts portions of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test consumed much of our Monday morning. I have no way of knowing how kids scored; results won’t be available for months, but I do know how they approached the task. They were serious. They were focused. They used the strategies we had talked about in the week preceding the test.  Testing will continue during most mornings this month. Kids who have opted out will continue working on some independent activities during our testing time. 

This past week, we had a wonderful field trip to the Oregon Historical Society. There is plenty more to see there, and you can do so for free as a Multnomah county resident. The Write_On Challenge to write 30 letters in 30 days of April continues. During math, kids practiced measuring angles and more multiplication strategies. Here’s the link to the multiplication strategies we have been using. Thank you for your continued practice with multiplication fact fluency at home. 

Looking ahead, Lewis Art Night is on May 4th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please complete this form to sign up to be a docent in charge of explaining one of our pieces of art during Art Night. A flyer about sign-up went home last Monday. Please sign up by Wednesday, April 26th.

Lastly, please remember to bring a cereal box for Reed Science tomorrow. (And any extras for other kids, if you have ‘em.)


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