Friday, September 18, 2015


This morning the entire class participated in the MAP-R.  This is a computerized, self-adjusting, reading assessment that is given 3 times a year beginning in third grade.  The assessment is used as a data point to help with planning and instruction.  The scores are broken down into strands that indicate students reading strengths and ares of challenges.  The assessment took the entire morning.

Based on this data, and my observations during reading groups and from written work, some guided reading groups adjustments will be made.

After enjoying a much needed outdoor recess and lunch, we returned to class and took our first math quiz.  These have been graded and returned to students.  Please look for them in home folders this evening.

Next we visited Mrs. Allaire in the media center to learn about our inquiry project for the first marking period.  We will be researching an organization that helps the common good.

When we returned to class, the students had the chance to share their homework writing journal entries, by reading them out loud to the class.

Finally, we ended the day with our weekly class meeting.  First we shared one thing most people do not know about ourselves, to further build relationships within our class community.  Then we exchanged thank yous and compliments.  Finally, we identified some class jobs and discussed classroom representatives for SGA.  Students who were interested took a form that needs to be returned to school NO LATER THAN Tuesday, September 22.

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