Room 7 is becoming a very busy place as we are off and running with many of our programs. This week students will be completing their first CASI reading assessment for the year. They are quite familiar with this assessment tool which is used board wide from Grade 4 to Grade 8. The students will be asked to independently read grade level materials and then answer 8 questions based on the text. No worries at home, as there is not really any way for students to prepare ahead of time.
On Friday, I will be giving a short quiz to the class on number patterns, to see how they are mastering the skills expected in our patterning unit. They will also be asked to complete 2-3 mad minute pages as homework this week. Check the agenda for assigned pages.
Our first week of Working With Words went well with most students completing their activities on time. A new list will be going home in agendas today. The hilighted words are words your child had difficulty with today and they should use these words as often as possible when completing their 5 activities. Ample time is given in class to do the activities, but some students will have to do some of this for homework. Activities are due Friday.
We are also beginning our moon log assignment this week as part of our science unit on Space. Please check the agenda for an outline of the moon log expectations. I have included a sample rubric. Please sign the sheet once read and have your child bring it in to show me. I will then give the sheet back so you have it on hand to revisit over the next 4 weeks.
It was nice meeting or getting reaquainted with several families at the barbeque last week. Hopefully I get a chance for a face to face "hello" with those of you I have not chatted with yet, in the near future.