Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Testing (Again)

Brrr! It’s cold!

Today’s big activity was working on the Literacy Periodic Assessment, a district-mandated test. It is a pretty fair measure of how the students are doing in reading and writing, and we will be correcting it tomorrow. Some students finished relatively quickly while others took their time.

It was so long and boring to take the test that I figured they needed something more relaxed and creative after recess, so they started work on a project which combines music and art. More on that when it’s finished in a couple days.

The rest of the day was pretty ordinary – correcting homework, play practice or PE, and math. We’re starting an algebra unit this week, but I feel pretty confident that their work with Hands-on Equations will prepare them well for it.

Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 8-14 five times each in cursive. Also write one sentence for each word in cursive. (2) Do the spelling crossword. (3) Do the Multiplying Decimals 2 practice sheet. (4) Do “Equal or Unequal?” on pages318-319 of the math book and “Connection Detection” on the back of the answer sheet.

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