- Reading: The Red Pyramid Ch. 28-30
- Science: Ch. 1 Test
- Social Studies: iStation Reading Test
- Language: Finishing Editing and Finding Pronouns
- Math: iStation Math Test / Proportional Reasoning Lesson 1
- Picture Day - October 1st
First of all, I would like to apologize for not sending an email yesterday. I had a training that lasted longer than anticipated and I never made it back to my computer to finish it.
Today, a lot of tests all landed on today for some reason. We took our science test, which I am happy to report is out of the way because maps tend to be a topic that 6th graders don’t find to be very interesting. We also took what we call “iStation tests”. IStation is a new program that is being used this year to track student progress in reading and math. We have to do these tests at least once per month. They do not affect grades in any way, but they do help the teachers and other staff track student progress.
For reading, I gave the class the entire period to read the book to themselves and get caught up on their summaries. I passed back all graded summaries today, but Chapters 19-27 will be due tomorrow. We will be taking a quiz on Monday as well. It will probably be a take-home quiz like the one that we just had yesterday.
Finally, I just want to remind everyone about the options for the students to work at home. There are many resources on the class website - youngbm.mtnhomesd.org. On that site, there is also a link to the Clever Portal, which has one-click logins for many of the programs we’re using at school. We also just began using a new program called EPIC, which is a way for the kids to read books online. We did a test-run of the program today, and the kids really seemed to like it.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments.
Today’s quote from philosopher, Karl Popper, “Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again.”
Have a fantastic day!