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February 13, 2012

posted Feb 12, 2012, 9:53 AM by Sandy Skinner   [ updated Feb 12, 2012, 10:54 AM ]
TCAP week is here!

Third grade will be taking the TCAP reading test on Wednesday morning, February 15th.  The first session will begin promptly at 8:15.  Please make every effort to have your student in the classroom by 8:00 that morning.  The children will feel less stressed if they are not rushing and can prepare with the group.  It is important that we begin on time.  We have two sessions to take that morning and if we are not on schedule it will affect the lunch schedule for the entire school.  

If your child is not in the classroom at the time we begin, they will not be able to test that day and will need to do make-up testing the next day.  The state has very specific rules about the administration of these tests.

There will be no spelling homework this week due to the testing.  

Your child's homework for Tuesday night will be to get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. They need to come to class ready to concentrate and do their best work.  Being the day after the Valentine party I would like to ask that you limit your child's sugar intake the night before and the morning of the test.  Eating candy before school that day will not help your child do well on the test when their sugar level drops.  Eating a hearty breakfast and bringing a healthy snack to eat between tests will help ensure their success.

Morning Announcements!

On another note, our class is responsible for the morning announcements this week.  Since it is a four day week, I divided the class into four groups and assigned each group with a specific day and a portion of Alice in Wonderland to incorporate into the announcements.  They came up with their own plan and created the content.  I am very happy with the results, this is a very creative class and they had a lot of fun doing it.  I have attached the link to the Monday morning announcements.  I will attach the others as they are posted and ready to go.  They will also be on the Legacy Website on the day they 
are viewed. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Have a wonderful week.