Clint's Weekly Update 5-1-15

posted May 1, 2015, 11:18 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Dear Families,


Registration and permission slips were due on Friday for our class’ June 2-June 4 End-of-the-Year Trip to Cascadia State Park.  If you have not completed the paperwork and returned it yet, please do so.  Pre-planning and budgeting takes time and requires that we know how many students and chaperones will be attending.  (Attached is an electronic copy of the overnight trip packet.)


WALAMA Restoration Project

Tuesday’s field trip to Alton Baker Park was our last meeting with Nicole and and the WALAMA Restoration Project.  I want to thank all of the parent drivers that made this fieldtrip the success that it was!


Three Island Project

As the class continues to read about the lead-up to the American Revolution, many students are continuing to make meaningful connections to the 3 Islands Project.  This week, one student was able to triple-verify a connection and received the “Most Supreme Verifier” congratulations from me.  It is very rewarding to be a part of a group of students that are so excited about doing research and finding evidence for their thinking.


Smarter Balanced State Test

This week students experienced their first Performance Task.  The English Language Arts Performance Task was divided into two sections, with most of the students finishing the first section on the first day.  The second section involved more elaborate responses in essay form so many students will be completing this section next week.  Since each student has up to 10 days, from the day they began, to complete the entire ELA Performance Task, some may choose to continue this test before beginning the Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) next week.


Below is our testing schedule for the next two weeks:


May 4—May 8

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

May 4

May 5

May 6

May 7

May 8

8:50-10:10

Clint

Math CAT

or ELA Performance Task Make-Up

LE Make-Up

Emily/Cheri

ELA Performance Task

Eric/Emily

ELA Performance Task

Cheri/Eric

ELA Performance Task

10:15-11:35

Sarah

Math CAT

or ELA Performance Task Make-Up

Sarah

Math CAT

Sarah

Math CAT

Sarah

Math CAT

LE Make-Up

until 1 pm

12:00-1:20

Dana

Math CAT

or ELA Performance Task Make-Up

Dana

Math CAT

Dana

Math CAT

Dana

Math CAT

1:25-2:45

LE Make-UP

Clint

Math CAT

Clint

Math CAT

Clint

Math CAT


May 11—May 15

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

May 11

May 12

May 13

May 14

May 15

8:50-10:10

Upper El and Lower El

Classroom Activity for Math

All

Teachers!

Eric/Emily

Math Performance Task

Cheri/Eric

Math Performance Task

Emily/

Cheri

Math Performance Task

Cheri/

Emily

10:15-11:35

Sarah

Math CAT

Sarah

Math Performance Task

Sarah

Math Performance Task

Eric

12:00-1:20

Dana

Math CAT

Dana

Math Performance Task

Dana

Math Performance Task

1:25-2:45

Clint

Math CAT

Clint

Math Performance Task

Clint

Math Performance Task



Upcoming Events

May 6          Bike & Walk to School Day

May 15        Jogathon


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