We have been getting warmed up for our NWEA MAP testing that will start this Thursday, January 10th. We will start with Science. In the next few weeks we’ll also be testing Language, Math, and Reading. Please help your child make wise decisions about eating breakfast and getting a good night’s sleep before the tests. Children are encouraged to practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing at home as well as reading 20-60 minutes daily. For more online practice, check out the “Class Links Students/Parents” tab at the top of this page for many worthwhile sites.
Friday we have our Week 16 spelling test. The words are listed below:
Spelling Week 16: Irregular Plurals
scissors, cacti, oxen, children, fungi, people, geese, sheep, fruit, fish
Content Area Words: Earth, distance, cycle, phases, seasons
Monday, Jan. 14th students will have a regular Social Studies test. They have been given a study guide which will help them know all the information they need to know. If they study it, they should do well. It is NOT an easy test. They really must study!
Please pay special attention to the school calendar, since we have some half days or days off in the coming weeks. Watch for Jan. 18, 21, and 22 for starters. There are also days in February including the 14th, 15th, 18th. Please watch for and check the school calendar for more details.
Report cards will be calculated starting on Friday, January 18th. They will go out the following week. Expect to see them come home with your child the week ending January 25th.
March 19th we have our next field trip to the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra at the Performing Arts Center. If anyone is interested in chaperoning, please make sure you have a current background check, and you let me know right away. I can only take a few parents.
That’s all for now. Happy New Year!!!