Saturday, January 7, 2012

Welcome to 2012!

What a wonderful first week back to school! The students quickly remembered our routines. Both classes earned quite a few Cardinal Cards this week--great job boys and girls!

In math, we are having fun with nonstandard units of measurement. Don't be surprised if your child tries to measure the width of your door with shoes or the length of the table with pretzels! Both classes enjoyed measuring objects in our classroom and comparing lengths.

Next week the students will be taking the mid-year DIBELS benchmark assessments. They will be assessed on their ability to name letters, identify the sounds in words, and sound out words. "A" students will be assessed on Wednesday and "B" students will be assessed on Thursday. This is a significan portion of their report cards, therefore additional practice at home will be helpful.

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures!