WINTER PROGRAM TICKETS GO HOME TODAY
News for the week of Decenmber 10, 2018 NewsletterNow that the weather is turning cooler please remember that children go out to recess every day that it is not raining or that it is above 20 degrees. They should have appropriate outerwear to keep warm. IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE The Indian Trail Wintern Program is scheduled for December 14th. You will receive 4 tickets per student to enter the program (young children do not need a ticket). Your tickets will go home on December 10th. There are two shows: 10:00am show for families with the last name beginning with A-L and a 1:30pm show for families with the last names beginning with M-Z. Doors 12 and 13 will open approximately 30 minutes before show times. READING: Our stories this week are a folktale, How the Leopard Got His Spots and and informational text called The Rain Forest. FOCUS SKILLS: Story lessons, sequencing events, and questioning as we read PHONICS: Digraphs ch and tch Possessives with 's Phonogram -atch SPELLING: Digraphs ch, tch chin chop much chip rich chick GRAMMAR: Commands WORDS TO KNOW: been, never, own, brown, off, very, know, out MATH: Unit 4 will cover subtraction. We will pratice the following strategies; counting back using 1, 2 or 3, using addition to subtract, and breaking apart to subtract. SOCIAL STUDIES: Holidays around the world SCIENCE: Light Assessments and Grading Guidelines Formative assessments make up 25% of the quarterly grade. They are to guide the next steps in the learning process. Weekly spelling tests, weekly Words to Know, weekly Comprehension and Phonics tests and mid-chapter math tests are all Formative Assessments. Formative assessments can take many forms and are not limited to the above. Summative Assessmen make up 75% of the quarterly report card grades and they provide evidence of the mastery of skills. These are given at the end of a unit or chapter. A summative grade of a D or F requires a reassessment after reteaching. The most recent score will be recorded. A/B/C grades for Summative can be reassessed, but only one per subject per quarter, and again the most recent score will be recorded.