We have finished (for the most part) the new SBAC testing that has replaced the NECAPs. This was a learning period for both student and teacher. The SBACs have proven to be difficult for students as well as for test administrators, but almost all of our fourth graders have finished. That being said, we are beginning a new week of testing, this time for the fourth grade science NECAPs. This is similar to the old NECAP tests, except that on the third and final day the students will conduct an in-class experiment and then they do a write-up/analysis of their data. I've always found the science NECAPs to be interesting and engaging for the students. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and lots of healthy food this week. We will be testing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
We are also planning a field trip hike along the Appalachian Trail for the Friday, 5/29. We would love to have some parent volunteers join us. Look for a letter home in the next few days with more information.
And on the topic of field trips, we have our yearly trip to Montpelier scheduled for June 9th. This is an all day trip and includes a tour of the State House, a trip through the Historical Society and a mock trial in the Supreme Court! This is always a great trip and we would love parents to accompany us. This year also marks a special event on our trip, as 4M won the Secretary of State's Vermont History contest. Jim Condos, the Secretary of State, is going to try and meet with us and present us with some sort of award! Should be a fun and educational trip. Look for more information about the trip to come along in the next week or two.
Homework Assignments due On:
Students should be studying their multiplication facts everyday. Fact quizzes that aren't passed are due back the next day, with fact worksheet completed. Multiplication facts are a 3rd grade standard, so every day and week that goes by of your student not knowing them sets them further and further behind.
Homework is due on these days:
Tuesday (6/2): Any unfinished in-class work
Wednesday (6/3): Any unfinished in-class work
Thursday (6/4): Any unfinished in-class work
Friday (6/5): Any unfinished in-class work
Monday (6/8): Nothing