Students' schedules will vary next week due to SBAC testing. Limited homework will be assigned. Also, please try to ensure that students have breakfast and bring a snack- research shows that having eaten prior to testing helps students to stay focused.
Also, when you get a chance, ask students about our raffle ticket program during test. They have the opportunity to win some great experiences for a strong effort during testing.
Core 1 regular
Core 2 ELA CAT 1
Core 3 regular
Memoir Writing Celebration Presentation
Core 1 replaced with core 2 group
Core 2: ELA CAT 2 test
Core 3 regular
Core 1: math CAT 1
Core 2: math CAT 2
Core 3: 5th enrichment activity- colonial activities
Core 1 regular
Core 2 & 3 Math PT
Students will have the opportunity to work on their memoir project tomorrow in class at the end of the day to prepare for our writing celebration. Below is the handout tht was sent home.
I hope that everyone enjoys their April break. We have lots of fun events, and changes to our schedule when we return. I will list a few here, and continue to check back for updates.
Monday, 4/23: SBAC pep rally from 9:15-10, rest of the schedule stays the same
Tuesday, 4/24: Opera field trip 9-12. Writing replaced by Core 1. Core 2 and 3 will be slightly shortened
Wednesday, 4/25: writing replaced by CORE 1, Core 1 replaced with NGSS practice test, CORE 2/3 regular
Thursday, 4/26: Writing class, then ELA SBAC practice and Math SBAC practice. Last period of the day enrichment opportunity to create memoir project.
Friday, 4/27: Regular schedule
Lots of paperwork has been coming home over the last week. Please ask your student about it. The opera permission slip needs to be returned with $4, hopefully before April vacation. The Reading Olympics Celebration movie permission slip needs to be returned by Thursday, April 12th as well. Students will also be taking the mult. and div. facts check on Monday, and that paperwork will need to be returned as well.
The 5th grade teachers were so proud of all the hard work that the students committed to during the month of March. The 5th graders read almost 90,000 minutes during the month. What an amazing accomplishment. Students were celebrated for their successes at the closing ceremonies on Friday, April 6th. Ask to see your students certificates when you have the chance.
SBAC testing for the state will be starting after April vacation. We will be having practice tests the first week, followed by 1.5 weeks of testing. Please make sure your students are getting a good nights sleep, and are eating breakfast and bringing a snack. This year we will have an incentive program for students to do their best. The students are hardworkers, and I know they can put their best foot forward and aim for success.
I have been teaching for twelve years, and eleven years in the town of Willington, CT.