Reminder 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.
The 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!
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.
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!
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
STAAR Writing Test Dates: Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and March 31st.
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
it’s= it is
don’t= do not
Spring Break March -9th through the 12th!
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.
you’re = you are
you’ve = you have
Spelling for this week includes words using the VCCV patterns from our Journey’s story, The Ever-Living Tree.
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.