Friday, February 16, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a great day today!  We voted on a whale......

JOY

won by a landslide :)

A few important pieces of information for vacation:

~ A packet of practice work will be sent home today.  It is optional.  I will post the note that is with it.
~ The 2nd grade mass is on March 2 at 10:30 am
~Olympic Current Events due Monday, Feb 26

Have a WONDERFUL vacation :)


                                                                             February 16, 2018
Dear Parents,

Next month our students will be taking the Iowa Assessment.  Let’s work together to make this a positive experience for your child.  In the classroom, I have been teaching a rigorous curriculum.  I have also been doing some test prep.  I will continue to do both of these things in every effort to have all students fully prepared to take the test.
Attached you will find a packet of work that I have put together as a way to help to prepare the students for the test.  The packet is OPTIONAL.  I know that next week is a vacation week and I expect that you will want to spend time with your families, so do not feel as though this must be completed.  I put this together as a review of concepts that have been taught throughout the year. 
 In addition to what is here, I would encourage you to review counting money and computation – both addition and subtraction- in math.  In reading, it is always best to have your child read to you (or independently) and then tell you important details about what has been read.  Children should be able to retell the story and recall important details such characters, main idea, problem, solution and setting.     
I am also including a list of websites that you may wish to use over the vacation as well.

Testingmom.com  (test prep)
timeforkids.com (ss, current events)
missmaggie.org (math and reading games)
funbrain.com  (reading and math)
starfall.com (reading)
abcya.com (reading/math/and more)

          I hope that you all enjoy a restful and healthy vacation.

Mrs. Potter