This week will be a little odd since we have Friday off as an administration day, making it a 4 day weekend (Monday is Labor Day). We will be taking our first test in Math on Wednesday. I will send home a review sheet that was completed together in class to study at home. This will include Vocabulary, which will be tested. We will also be do a Math Performance Task on Monday. We will be doing these at the end of each chapter before taking the test. These performance tasks will allow students to work with one another to solve real word problems with the skills they have learned. These tasks are not supposed to be easy, the whole point is to work together, persevere, and find multiple strategies to get the answer. It also gives students practice in supporting their thinking and finding the mistakes in other's work.
This week we are also going to the Library and Computer Lab for the first time, so if you have not signed those permission slips, they need to be in by this Thursday for your child to participate. The computer permission slip will also be for our use of Chromebooks in the classroom at least once per week.
This Tuesday is back-to-school night. There are 2 different presentation times to allow those with more than one student at this school to attend, or if you get off of work later. This will be when I will go over the expectations and curriculum for the year, as well as addressing you questions and concerns about me going on maternity leave. I hope to see you there!