Mrs. Maranto’s Weekly News March 19, 2018 Homeroom News: This week we will be preparing for the PARCC test which will be administered the week we return from Spring Break. During the week the children will take a practice math and reading test to help them prepare. The school council has planned this week to be Walker Spirit Week to help get everyone excited about the test. Each day has a different theme which the children are encouraged to dress for (see the school website for the complete list of themes). On Friday afternoon our school spirit week will conclude with a school wide pep assembly. Also, on Friday morning the students will attend a social media presentation by the Tinley Park Police Department. Reading/Language: This week we will learn about tone and mood. Our vocabulary skills will focus on using Greek and Latin roots. English: The students will participate in a short unit on adjectives. Spelling: No spelling this week. Math: This week we will finish learning to add and subtract fractions. The chapter 6 test will be on Friday. Science: We will finish our unit on changing states of matter. The summative assessment will be on Wednesday. Social Studies: The children will learn about the Declaration of Independence.