Clint's Class Weekly Update 4-36-18

posted Apr 26, 2018, 12:39 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Room 10’s Weekly Update for Weekly Update for April 23-27


Thank You for Supporting the Ridgeline Project Fair

On behalf of all of us in Room 10, thank you for visiting the Greatest Art Gallery during the Project Fair. In case you missed the chance to enjoy the unique creations on Tuesday, images of the contributors are below.

Practice State Tests Start This Week

Starting this week we have been taking our practice session for the Smarter Balanced tests so students can become familiar with the structure of the test.  The actual state tests begin the week of April 30 and will be conducted in Room 11.

April 30 – May 4

English Language Arts - Computer Adapted Test

May 7 – 11

English Language Arts - Performance Task

May 14 – 18

MATH - Computer Adapted Test

May 21–25

MATH - Performance Task

May 29 – June 1

5th Grade Science and extra time as needed

In the past, students gave each other the following advice for the English Language Arts tests:

  1. Read the directions!

  2. Take your time.

  3. Use the paragraph model that you know works for you: TS CD E1 E2 CS.

  4. Cite your sources.

  5. Revise. Revise. Revise.

  6. Self edit. Seriously... Self edit! Nobody is going to be there to catch the fixies you don't catch.  

Supporting Your Child During Testing

The night before any big test, make sure your child gets plenty of sleep. For optimal school performance, most Upper El-aged kids need about 10 hours of sleep.

On test day,  fuel your child's brain with a healthy breakfast. One study showed that kids who eat a healthy breakfast (about one-quarter of the day's nutritional requirements) make fewer errors on tests.