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Carrington’s Class Calendar

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March 30-April 3

imgresReminder that all fourth graders will be taking the writing STAAR test on Monday and Tuesday of this week.  We have worked hard all year, and I know that they can do this!  Ask your child to share their STAAR Bootcamp Book with you to help them review one last time.  These kids know their stuff! I am so proud of the hard work they have done to prepare.  Also, make sure they get plenty of sleep each night before the test, bring an unopened bottle of room temperature water, and mint flavored gum for during the test.  Please, no bubble gum!

Breakfast will be provided on Monday and Tuesday by Mrs. Rock and our fabulous cafeteria.  No outside food deliveries will be allowed for lunch on those days.

imgres-1The Easter party will be held on Friday, April 3, from 9:00- 10:00.  Students will need to bring their $1 for the ice cream sundae by Wednesday, April 1.  We will play games on the playground. This is our make-up day from the bad weather.  It is also an early release.  Parents may sign their child out after the party.  Dismissal time is 11:30.  

Have a great weekend!

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March 23-27

It’s the last 9 weeks of this school year.  Where did the time go? Many busy days are ahead of us with STAAR testing and Easter quickly approaching.

This week our spelling words include root (base) words changed by adding the suffixes ed or ing.  For words with a short vowel sound, the phonetic rule is to double the consonant before adding ed or ing.  These words go along with our reading story, The Earth Dragon Awakens.  

rising

traced

stripped

bragging

handled

dripped

slammed

dancing

striped

begged

dared

skipped

hitting

spotted

raced

escaped

dimmed

spinning

STAAR Writing tests will be Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st.  Please make sure that your child gets plenty of rest on Sunday and Monday evening.  The students are allowed to bring sugar-free, mint flavored gum and an unopened bottle of water each day.  The tests will be four hours each day.  Also, parents are asked not to come to lunch on those two days since secured testing procedures will be in place.  Thanks for your understanding!

 

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March Events

spring break

I hope everyone enjoys the week off!  See you back on March 16th.

Spelling Words for March 16-20: The Screech Owl Who Liked Television

somebody

fireplace

nearby

toothbrush

homesick

make-believe

anything

all right

goodbye

forehead

classmate

flashlight

haircut

twenty-two

driveway

alarm clock

baby-sit

airport

forever

mailbox

STAAR Writing Test Dates: Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and March 31st.

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Week at a Glance-March 2-6, 2015

Tuesday and Wednesday will be benchmark testing days for STAAR Reading and Math.  Students may bring a mint flavored gum and fresh water bottle each day.  Two pieces of gum each day is sufficient.

Spelling Words-Sitton Unit 26-No Excuse Words

another

its

it’s= it is

miss

family

matter

fact

there

rains

nothing

certainly

weather

example

wild

size

don’t= do not

because

person

sixes

enough

lay

Spring Break March -9th through the 12th!

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Upcoming Events for February

It is hard to believe that the month of February has flown by so quickly!  Spring break will be here before we know it.  With that in mind, I wanted to share with you some upcoming dates to be aware of.   Writing Benchmark Testing will be on Tuesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 26.  This practice will be a model of how the STAAR test days will be in late March.  It is a long two days for these boys and girls, and we want to give our students as much of an understanding of how to use their time wisely on these days so that they will feel confident in their abilities when the real test arrives.  Writing is a lifetime skill, so please encourage your child to write often and talk to them about what they are writing at school and independently.

February 25th will be an early release day for our students.  Teachers will be in training that afternoon.

Spelling Words for February 17-20: Test on Friday the 20th.

suddenly

your

summer

everyone

begins

you’re = you are

possible

leaves

before

system

most

because

snow

rain

heard

such

you’ve = you have

there

among

carefully

easy

understand

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February 9-13, 2015

Spelling for this week includes words using the VCCV patterns from our Journey’s story, The Ever-Living Tree.

poster

secret

whether

author

rocket

bushel

agree

bucket

ticket

declare

chicken

clothing

apron

whiskers

degree

gather

achieve

rather

bracket

machine

 

Friday, February 13, the students will celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Each class will have special activities and then the students will exchange cards that afternoon.  Please remember to send your child’s box and cards by Thursday.  Also, each child is to bring their favorite soft drink or juice to enjoy while opening their cards and eating their treats.  download

 

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