You should be so proud of your students! They have done a wonderful job at taking the Big Bad MAP this week! They have been cheered on by the entire school, visited by the Great Miller-ini, and relieved test anxiety on test mornings by busting a move in the gym.
Next week, we will tackle the math portion. You can review by doing practice with telling time on an analog clock, subtraction and addition practice, multiplication facts, and problems involving money. Still try to practice the healthy habits that have been mentioned over and over.
I am asking for one person to donate a case of water for the students to have for Wednesday and Thursday. I brought a case this week, but we will need a case for next week. We have 20 students and can/will use the bottles for both days. Please email or call if you are interested so we don't accidentally get more than needed!
Be sure to return any Lifetouch pictures or picture money. THESE ARE NOT FREE. But, you may purchase what you wish to keep and send the rest back with your child to school.
Last week, a letter was sent home from our homeroom mom to sign up to volunteer for the carnival. If you could, please fill those out and send them back to school as well.
I think that is all for now. Like this week, there will be NO NEW SPELLING WORDS for this week. We are on break for the weeks we test! Have a great weekend!
The MAP is finally upon us. We have been preparing all year and recently, have been working on practice tests, stratagies, and stamina. They seem very ready and I have no doubt that they will rock this test.
Next week, be sure your child arrives ON TIME. The Great Miller-ini will be coming around to classrooms to pass out supplies starting at 8:20. This is a fun little tradition that Principal Miller does. I am new to this and I am excited to see her grace us with her wizard skills each testing day and I'm sure this is something your child won't want to miss! (A perk of taking the MAP test!)
As a class, we have talked about making good habits this week to prepare. getting enough sleep (8-10 hours) and starting to practice this BEFORE Tuesday night. Make sure your child is getting enough sleep on a good sleep schedule, up in time to have a good, healthy breakfast, and leaving the house with a positive attitude! Children often play off of other emotions around them so keeping up beat and conveying the message of "Doing your best!" will be great motivators for the next couple of weeks.
We will test in the mornings (April 11-12th and 18th-19th), so if appointments are absolutely neccesary in the next two weeks, please schedule them for the afternoon hours.
I think that is it for today! Have a wonderful Easter Weekend! Play, rest, and start practicing those good habits! REMEMBER: NO SCHOOL TOMORROW (Friday, April 6th or Monday, April 9th)
Mrs. Letterman is a third grade teacher at Willard East. This is her 8th year in Willard, but her 10th year to teach third grade!