This week the kids will take their first of three reading “MAP” tests. These tests are not based on what I will teach the kids in class, but instead are broad, skill based tests to check their overall learning progress to this point. Most kids will take part 1 on Tuesday, and part 2 on Wednesday. Some students will have slightly different testing times, but will likely fall sometime during the week.
In a few weeks, the kids will take round 1 of the math MAP tests. Basically, they will take the reading and math portions in the fall, again in the winter, and lastly in the spring. Again, these tests are not based on what we’re teaching in class. Therefore, there really isn’t anything you can do to study or prepare for them in advance. All the kids can do is give their best effort each test day!
When we’re not testing this week, we will have our regular reading curriculum, including a spelling list. We’ll learn from a variety of realistic fiction stories, practice sequencing, context clues and review visualization.
In Math class, we’ll review multiplying and dividing with 2s and 5s. Then, later in the week we’ll explore 10s, 8s and perhaps 9s. In my math class, I anticipate homework on the following evenings.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!