News for the week April 15, 2019
- There will be no school Friday, April 19th
- There will be no school Monday, April 22nd.
- Bring $1 to wear sunglasses to school on Thursday.
- Don't forget our field trip on April 30th.
- The Scholastic Book Fair will be on May 1st.
READING: We are reading The New Friend and Symbols of Our Countgry.
FOCUS SKILLS: Understanding characters, narrators, and summarizing
PHONICS: Vowel digraphs /ou/, /ow/
We will now have 10 spelling words every week and 2 sentences on our weekly formative spelling tests.
GRAMMAR: Contractions review WORDS TO KNOW: Your child should be able to read these words without hesitation. buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, seven MATH: Chapter 10 covers graphs and data SCIENCE: Plant parts and survival SOCIAL STUDIES: Our new chapter is called One Nation Many People. We will learn about different cultures in our country. 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.