Walk To Read: Students should be reading 20-30 minutes each night in an Accelerated Reading book on their level, based on their score from the STAR test. All students should have at least 18 points gained by the 9th week of school. Points are earned by passing AR tests from the books read. Students can take AR tests during class time when done with work early and the teacher is not teaching. Also, students can take AR tests on the classroom computers between 7:10 and 7:35 a.m..
Grammar and Roots: Students should be studying each night for quizzes and tests. Grammar quizzes and tests will come from the Grammar sections of the Grammar workbook. Roots quizzes and tests will come from the Green Roots book and will consist of content from 3 lessons at a time.
Science: Study vocabulary and concept notes added to the Science section of the binder. Look for quizzes and tests announced in student agendas. A study guide will be sent home prior to in class tests, but not for take home tests. The students will be allowed to use textbooks to help complete take home tests. There will be an in-class project assigned each quarter. It will be done in groups. We will do these in place of Science Fair.
If there is a concept that your child did not get when doing homework, please feel free to email me. I can spend more time on that concept if I know.
Handwriting: Cursive handwriting will be taught with the use of a Handwriting Book and instructional videos.