We are ALMOST done with testing! Just a few students have not finished up, but as a whole I am very proud of some of our scores.
It looks like the weather is staying in the 30s next week. We will try to go outside for recess, as long as it’s above 20 and not wet or gross out. Please make sure your child has adequate outer layers.
Snacks should be healthy! Yes, cookies and chips are delicious, but if we’re not getting time to burn that energy off running outside, students are just getting antsy during class.
I love long weekends, don’t you? We just had some pancakes and eggs. Mmmm.
Half day on Tuesday
We will be continuing our iReady, NWEA, and DRA tests. So far I am impressed with their improvements.
The FLU hit our classroom! In the past 2 weeks we have had many students out sick! Please make sure your child has had no fever or symptoms for 24 hours before sending them back to school. Students were preemptively coming and just passing the virus back and forth. We disinfected the room and have run out of Clorax wipes. Please if you can, send us some Clorax wipes and tissues.
I hope everyone is enjoying their break and spending time with family! I know I am having a blast. The weather – though not really Christmas weather – is great to go out and soak up the sunlight with Bin. Besides that, I have spent some time playing video games with my husband and enjoying the free time.
As soon as we get back, testing season starts. We will begin with our DRAs. Students will be retested, most at a higher level than they started in August. Students are to be at a level 60 by May/June.
I will put out a reminder when NWEA, iReady diagnostic, WIDA, and M-STEP are closer to their start dates. However, iReady diagnostic will be open by January 13th.