ISAT TEST Next week! Good luck, Relax, & Do Your Best Work!!!!!!
Week of 2/24/14 to 2/28/14
Math, Science & Social Studies Assignment Sheet
Monday – Math Text p.273 all. African-American History packet pp. 7-8. Reading Extended Response.
Today, in class, we completed a Reading Extended Response based on the story, "Daisy the Dolphin." (Students are bringing this story home.) They highlighted and /or used colored pencils & crayons to show that they restated the prompt (yellow), cited evidence (green), explained that evidence (pink), made their connections (blue), & wrapped everything up with a conclusion (orange). They should use the example that we did in class, in our Reading notebooks, to help them with their Reading Extended Resp. that they have for hw.
Tuesday - Math Text p.278 . You Must Work on ST Math. Study for the ISAT next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is a lot practice on the website. We hope our class makes it to 1st place in ST Math . ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Wednesday- Math text p. 283 All. Do ST Math at home. Reading Test Prep Packet # 3, pp. 108-116
Thursday –Math Test prep. Packet #3; 154-161; Reading Extended Response-"Queen of the Deep"; Prefix/Suffix ISAT Study Sheet sent home today on purple paper
Friday – You must work on ST Math!!!! Students need to at least be at 75% by ISAT!
Math ISAT Test Prep. pp.162-167; Reading Extended Response-"Potbellied Pigs"
Reading ISAT Test Prep. pp.__________________________________________________
Notes for Parents:
Please continue to work on ST Math at home. Students need to be at 75-80% in ST Math by the ISAT in March.
Please continue to study x and ÷ facts, practicing with flashcards at home.
Our ISAT test is next week. Please review the concepts that we have covered in class. Use the extra practice Math & Reading worksheets on the website, the Test Prep. packets, the Math Vocab. booklets, & your child’s Math & Reading textbooks. There are Links for Test Practice on the website. I added a new link for a Mock Math Test last week. Review the Reading & Math Extended Responses. Students will be working on two more Reading Extended Responses this week. They had one for hw on elephants over the weekend and they received a packet of sample Rdg. Extended Responses on Penguins, on Friday. Students will be receiving one more test practice packet this week in Reading and we will be finishing up the packets that the students already have.
Remember for the Math Extended Responses, students MUST explain HOW & WHY when they complete their explanation. How did they get their answer? Why did they add? Why did they choose those numbers? Students MUST give Math Reasons-“I added because I needed to find how many pencils there were in all.” “I got my answer by first deciding how many books each child needed on Monday.” “I chose the numbers 2,4,6 & 8 because they were all even numbers.”
For the Reading Extended Responses, students must remember to answer the question by restating the prompt, cite their evidence from the text, make connections, and give an explanation. We have been working on this in class in our Reading Test Prep. Packets.
Also, this week, students will be taking their Unit 3 Test. The Unit 3 Test is comprehensive and will cover all of the concepts that we have learned thus far.We will be working on it a little at a time this week, because it is a very lengthy test as are all the Unit Tests. Students will not be allowed to bring the actual test home but their scores will be recorded on Gradebook for you to see, within a week of us finishing the test. Since we are at the end of Unit 3, we have also finished our Journeys Book 1. After the ISAT, students will be receiving their Journeys Book 2.
In Math this week, we will be working on Fractions in our Test Prep. Packets & ch. 23 & 24 and Probability-ch. 16.
If your child wears glasses, please be sure he/she has them every day next week. Students will also be allowed to bring water bottles to school next week. PLEASE be sure your child is ON TIME. If he/she arrives too late, your child will not be allowed to enter the classroom for the test and will be held in the office until the next session begins. He/she will have to make up the missed part of the test with Ms. Collazo at a later time.
Please encourage your child to relax and to do his/her personal best. We have all been working very, very hard this year getting ready for the test. Students have completed quite a bit of work and have learned many new concepts & skills. They are definitely well- prepared!