The students came back refreshed after spring break. Hope you're feeling the same! I think we are all ready to make that final push towards summer!
This week we saw how illustrations and words add to one another. Noticing this enables us as readers to better understand characters and what they're experiencing in our stories. Likewise, we discussed how authors PURPOSELY put secondary characters in a story and good readers must ask themselves "What role does this secondary character play in the main character's lesson? Are they an adviser? Sidekick? Challenger?"
Our trip to the Tri Cities Historical Museum was fantastic!!! A few pictures can be found on the PHOTOS page. We are so fortunate to have a quality museum right here in our local community. TCHM is a fabulous resource and, if you've never been, I would highly encourage you to visit it some rainy day.
We are moving through our self-guided geometry unit in math. Ask your child how they're feeling about it. Remember they can show you their work at any time.
Coming up on April 27 and 28 we are scheduled to take the state standardized assessment called the M-Step. The M-Step is an important assessment that helps to determine how your child's academic performance compares to that of other students in our state. If at all possible, please avoid scheduling any appointments for your child during the day on those two days. Let me know if you have any questions about the M-Step.
Here are some upcoming dates to mark on your calendars: