From the desk of Mrs. Sparrow
February 28, 2014
ISAT testing begins next week. We will test Monday-Thursday. It is very
important that your child has good attendance for valuable learning, but I
want to emphasize it is also important that your child be here on testing
days. Please make sure that your child is well rested, eats a good
breakfast, and has your encouragement and support during this testing time.
I know that you do a lot for your children every day so I know you will do
your best to help your child do his/her best on these important tests.
Things to remember:
Students should be using Study Island at home if you have access to
the Internet to help prepare for ISAT testing. ISAT testing will be the week
of March 3.
Please turn in permission slip for Movie next week as soon as
Field trip to Shedd Aquarium on March 19
Third Quarter ends March 14 and report cards go out March 21
Spring Break: March 24-March 28
Third quarter celebration goal is to have more than 80% of the class
complete work on time. Please encourage your child to do their best and get
tasks done on time. In order to participate in the third quarter celebration
the class has to meet their goal.
This week in class:
Reading: We will wrap up our novel Mr. Popper’s Penguins next week.
Math: Next week we will be working on Chapter 7-Long division.
Mastery of multiplication facts will be very important to the doing well on
this new concept.
English: Next week we will begin a new unit on Pronouns.
Social Studies: The Illinois Unit will wrap up next week and the
following week the new unit of study will be the Southwest region. The
states and capitals for this region: Arizona-Phoenix; New Mexico- Santa Fe;
Texas-Austin; Oklahoma-Oklahoma City
Science: We will be starting Unit D next week. Unit D focuses on
magnetism and electricity.
Spelling: Study your words on a regular basis. We will not have a
spelling list next week.
Remember you can find our daily homework and weekly spelling lists on
my teacher web page.
I hope March doesn’t come in like a lion! My oldest turns 16 today-wow, time
goes by so very fast so treasure every moment!
What are some things your family likes to do together?