Well, just a reminder that next Tuesday is the beginning of ISAT’s. Monday is a holiday and the testing goes until March 16th, I believe. When I get the schedule I will pass it along to you and your child.
We have been doing some extra work in reading, writing, math and science-especially going over some information that we would not get to in the fourth grade curriculum until after the testing. Your child will be well-prepared!!! Our days will be pretty much the same, just an hour or so each day of extra testing. Extra snacks will be welcomed!!
Language Arts: This week we will not have our usual language arts lesson. We will be reviewing, writing and reading to further help us prepare for the ISAT’s.
Homework: Each night your child will have a worksheet to complete, due the next day. As always, your child should be reading each night.
Math: Monday through Friday we will, again be reviewing for the ISAT-this is fun-the students have been during this for the last week or two. We have been doing this as a group and having fun-they are all feeling very smart!!!
Homework: Monday through Thursday -students will be given a math problem that is an extended-response problem. We have been working on these in the classroom. Your child will have one math extended-response to do each night, due the next day. Please review each of these with your child. They all have been learning and completing these kinds of problems much better with practice!! I will also send home a math rubric with them tonight. Please ask to see it and review with your child.
Social Studies- During our time this week, I am going to have the students go out in the hallway and present their Black History Report to a small group of students. We will try and have all of the students completing their presentations by the end of the week.
Art: Again this week, your child will complete an art/math project. This Friday we will be making three-dimentional objects. Your child will be taking them home, so ask to see them on Friday!! They should also be able to name the shapes. (square pyramid, triangular prism, triangular pyramid, etc.) They should also be able to tell you how many vertices, edges and faces each shape has. (Good ISAT practice!!)
Please remind your child to wear gym shoes Tuesday and Thursday!!