I hope that you had a wonderful and relaxing spring vacation! We are coming back to some very busy upcoming weeks. Please see below for some important dates:
Friday, April 14th: Reading Month Photo Contest Photos Due!
Monday, April 17th: Mileage Club Begins!
Wednesday, April 19th: Unit 6 Math Test-Review test will come home tomorrow!)
Monday, April 24th 3:45-4:45: Star Club Session 3 Begins
Friday, April 28th 2:45-3:30: April Birthday Party
Thursday, May 4th 7:00-8:00: Festival of Cultures at East Lansing High School
Tuesday, May 9th: Sarah Tarpoff Writing Contest Submissions Due
Wednesday, May 17th: M-STEP English Language Arts
Thursday, May 18th: M-STEP Mathematics Day 1
Tuesday, May 23rd: M-STEP Mathematics Day 2
April Birthday Party!
Our celebration for April birthdays will take place on Friday, April 28th from 2:45-3:30. The students will be planting seeds for an activity. If you would like to send in some items for the activity or volunteer to help, please sign up on the Sign Up Genius here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9ae2fa6fe3-april
The dates for the M-STEP are listed above. Please let us know as soon as possible if your child will be absent on one of these days. In 3rd grade the students take the English Language Arts and Mathematics M-STEP tests. The tests will be taken on the computer. On these days it is important that your child has had a good night's rest and eats a healthy, hearty breakfast. Your child is also welcome to bring a water bottle to school. Please remind your child that the testing is not a reflection of who they are as a person, but rather the school uses the information to help the teachers make good decisions about their instruction. There is no reason for them to stress! We try to make the testing sessions as relaxed as possible and provide extra recess and treats often! There is a practice test available online: http://eastlansingpd.weebly.com/practice-test.html Just make sure that you are using Google Chrome! More information regarding the M-STEP will be coming home as we get closer to the test dates.
Writing and the Sarah Tarpoff Writing Contest
In writing we are finishing up our persuasive reviews this week and will soon begin writing persuasive essays focused on public issues in the state of Michigan.
The Sarah Tarpoff writing contest entries are due Tuesday, May 9th. I hope that many students choose to participate! All participants will receive a participation ribbon and some may even be awarded with place ribbons! The guidelines include:
-Writing from any genre
-approximately 1,000 words or less (3 pages typed, double-spaced 1 inch margins) You can also neatly hand write your entry.
-Must be turned in 8.5X11" paper
-Students may illustrate their story
Thank you so much!