Good Morning Families!
We had an awesome first week of school in room 702! I really enjoyed getting to know the kids, and I’m looking forward to strengthening our bond in the weeks to come.
This week, we’ll begin our structured curriculum in reading, and your child will bring home his/her first spelling list. Our lists come home on Mondays, and our tests will be on Friday mornings. We’ll practice during the week, but any extra practice at home is always beneficial.
Our reading theme this week is “Storytime,” and we’ll learn from some fun fantasy and folktale books. I absolutely love reading stories to the kids, and I’m so eager to officially start this week.
In Math, we’ll continue exploring multiplication, and will introduce division. Last week, we spent a lot of time mastering our 5s, and this week will explore division with 5s, as well as introduce 2s. We have several more two day lesson this week, so our tentative homework schedule will look like the following.
Monday – Homework 1-3
Tuesday – No Homework
Wednesday – Homework 1-4
Thursday – No Homework
Friday – Homework 1-5
This week we will also take our fall MAP Tests for reading (Tuesday at 10:35) and math (Thursday at 1:25). These tests give us a baseline of information about your children, and help guide our instruction throughout the year. The kids will also take a mid-year version of this test in January, and then will end the year with the state reading and math tests (NSCAS) in the spring. There is nothing your child needs to do to prepare for these tests, as they are not directly based on any curriculum they have been taught, but rather a general overview of their academic abilities.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!