I hope you enjoyed your spring break and were able to have some quality time with your families. We are ready to hit the ground running this last quarter of school. We have many activities and tests coming up so please read the entire blog post. This week we will introduce figurative language to support our reading and writing, continue our Government Unit in social studies with the test this Thursday, Probability in math with a test next Tuesday (this is a change) and introduce our first vocabulary unit in reading. We will also be introducing Conjunctions in English and taking our Spring Reading MAPS test Friday. Homework will consist of Reading and Math Boxes, as well as reviewing current content in our study journals.
Please make a note of these to assure your child will be present and able to take the MAPS and SOLs with the rest of us. Remember, Study Island is a great resource to help prepare for these assessments. The VA Department of Education also offers practice tests and released test questions for the SOLs. We will be practicing with these at school, but highly encourage you to take some time to have some one-on-one practice at home as well!
MAPS TESTING SCHEDULE:
- Friday, April 12th: MAPS Reading
- Wednesday, April 17th: MAPS Math
SOL TESTING SCHEDULE:
- Tuesday, May 7 Reading Part 1 (Grades 3-5)
- Wednesday, May 8 Reading Part 2 (Grades 3-5)
- Tuesday, May 21 Math Part 1 (Grade 3)
- Wednesday, May 22 Math Part 2 (Grade 3)
Please mark April 19th on your calendar for the KES Career Festival, sponsored by Karen Shaia, School Counselor. Any available workers would be welcomed to share their vast expertise from the World of Work!
DATE: Friday, 4/19 TIME: 8:00-10:45 AM
PLACES: KES Student Classrooms,
Presentations in the Gym,
Work Vehicles in the Bus Loop
This year presenters will speak with students for 15 minutes during rotations and share materials and equipment they use on their jobs. Your role would be to help students understand the importance education plays in determining your career choice. Please consider being part of our Kaechele Career Day Festival. If interested, then please sign up using this link Career Day 2019; http://goo.gl/forms/nQfxcMyFjA. If you have any questions, then email Mrs. Shaia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to check under the “Homework” tab to see what our focus is in school and what is expected at home. This is updated weekly along with the blog in order to keep you connected. As always, let me know if you have any questions!
This Week’s Curriculum Objectives:
Vocabulary Unit 1 Biggie Test, Friday 4/12
Probability Test Tuesday, 4/16
Government/Civics (rules, laws, purpose of government) Test Thursday, 4/11
9 PTA Board Meeting in library 6:30-7:30 PM
11 Kindergarten Registration
17 PTA Spirit Night- Marco’s Pizza delivery
19 Career Day (½ day of school for students)
22 Student Holiday
26 Field Day
1 3rd grade Richmond Walks Field Trip
7 PTA Board Meeting in library 6:30-7:30 PM
6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week
30 PTA Spirit Night at Gelati Celesti
5 End of the year KG Program; 8:30 AM
6 End of Year School Celebration (rescheduled Fall Festival activities)
13 5th Grade Completion Ceremony/Celebration; 9:30-11:00 AM
14 ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM