Sharing: The Piglets will share this week.
This week we will begin end-of-the-year assessments for all Room K children. Some DIBELS assessments have been completed for Kindergarten students to assess reading progress, however, we will be assessing all children on the Kindergarten Common Core Standards. Please remember that Kindergarten students must meet the Common Core Standards. Transitional Kindergarten students are introduced to the CCS, assessed and graded based on progress towards meeting the standards.
There are a few assessments we will give:
1. Paper/Pencil mini-quizes
2. Educational Software for Guided Instruction online assessments
3. Lexia Progress assessments
These assessments will be part of what we use to determine end-of-year grades on our final progress report. ALso, in consideration will be:
1. Classroom participation
2. Homework completion
3. Classwork progress
4. Formal/Informal observation during both work time and free time
You can help your child during this assessment time by:
1. Keeping home routines in place, including an early bedtime, healthy meals (etc.)
2. Arrive to school on time.
3. Avoid leaving school early. Attend school everyday.
4. Remind your child to do his/her best!
This week we will be preparing for Open House! We are very excited to share all of the exciting things we have been doing in Room K-from growing bacteria to building a mural to crocheting "seaweed." We are also excited to share our special Room K authors library! As you know we have been working so hard on completing our Fairy Tale books and we also have our Animal Books to share. Additionally we will share our "tubs" containing all of the work we do each week: Handwriting Without Tears/Kickstart Kindergarten, Writing Journal, Science Journal, Word-Picture Dictionary, Letter People Binders, Rhyming Books, Math Journals, and our Benchmark Unit 10 workbook about Insects and Ecology. You will also get to see the amazing art portfolios containing work from our Art Trek lessons, our ocean mural and of course the much anticipated Crowns.
The children have been working hard to earn jewels on their crowns and are making good progress. Please remind them to practice at home so they will be very aware at school. Many children have earned multiple gems already!
Remember to have your child work on Lexia at least 15 minutes per day. They will progress much more quickly if they have support from home. We complete 10 minutes per day 4 days per week here at school Children are supposed to complete at least 60 minutes per week to stay on target for meeting goals for the year.
Happy Mother's Day!