Sunday, April 9, 2017

Welcome Back!

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great Spring Break!

Please remember to send in the spring break reading challenge by Wednesday.

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In math, we will learn about measuring capacity and mass. Your child should know the terms liter and milliliter when talking about capacity and gram and kilogram when talking about mass. Your kitchen probably has all kinds of real life examples with these words. Go on a hunt with your child! Check out the games on our blog called "Measuring Capacity and Mass".

In reading, we will learn about different types of texts such as dramas and poems. We will use the words chapter, scene, or stanza when we refer to these different types of texts.

In science we will learn about magnets. We will get out real magnets and do some fun experiments. Important terms to remember are repel and attract.

In writing, we will work on some opinion writing at the beginning of the week and narrative writing at the end of the week.

We will have a visit from our school counselor and visit to the science lab this week!

On Friday, we will have a special review game day as we prepare for the upcoming Georgia Milestone testing beginning a week from Wednesday.

Milestone Testing for Grades 3, 4 and 5

Milestone Testing will take place from April 19th- 27th.
April 19th Grades 3-5 ELA
April 20th Grades 3-5 ELA
April 21st Grades 3-5 ELA
April 24th Grades 3-5 Math
April 25th Grades 3-5 Math
April 26th 5th Grade Science – NOT 3RD GRADE
April 27th 5th Grade Social Studies – NOT 3RD GRADE

It is a long document, but it is full of good information. We have been going through the study guide at school and I’ve made some similar practice questions based on the study guide.

In addition to ensuring daily attendance, you can also have your student practice with the Georgia online testing platform. The site is  This site will allow your student to manipulate the online testing tools and become familiar with the features he or she will encounter during testing. Only certain students will be taking the test online based on his or her testing accommodations. Your child knows if he or she is one of those people. If you’re not sure, feel free to ask!

During the assessment period, please make sure your child gets plenty of rest, has a good breakfast, and is at school on time.

Yes, this test is important, but it is also just one piece of who your child is academically. My goal is to make the testing days as stress-free as possible!

As always, please let me or Mrs. Levi know if you have any questions or concerns!

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