MAP scores will be sent home next week. Please remember that the MAP testing is simply one form of assessment among many forms of assessment we use to support your child’s learning. Kids learn best when we focus on their strengths and encourage attainable action steps for future growth.
Here are two ways you can continue your child’s development:
- Encourage children to solve problems. Provide assistance, but let them figure it out themselves. Problem solving is a lifetime skill.
- Read aloud to your child, even when your child can read independently. Research shows that this is the most important activity parents can do to increase their child’s chance of reading success.
As readers this week, we will continue with our mystery reading as we lookout for red herrings or fake clues. Readers will also make connections with the stories we are reading, and they will pay attention for signals of when we read fast or and when we slow down our reading to absorb more detail.
As inquirers this week, we continuing to explore our interests through the inquiry process:
-Tuning in (getting excited)
-Finding Out (planing & learning)
-Sorting Out (organizing our learning)
-Going Further (learning more)
-Reflecting & Acting (Action)
The steps can be taken in any order and it is natural for learners to bounce around within the process.
Mathematicians will explore their mathematical journey though 3rd grade with through review, reteach and enrichment activities.
As writers continue working on our collaborative writing unit they will collaborate to answer the question of how do authors use detail across genres. Writers will also continue drafting and revising using a checklist.