Team Ramsay News

Posted by Amy Ramsay on 3/29/2019 3:00:00 PM

March 29, 2019

What a busy week. The 5th graders had an amazing performance at the concert. Both Ms. Lelake and I are extremely proud of how hard they practiced and worked together.

In math, we started on our last module of the year:  Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane. We have also been enjoying math centers on Fridays. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer to help Fridays from 9-10. Lots of fun games of battleship are happening.

In writing, we are starting our research and informational writing unit about the American Revolution. Students will be choosing a character or specific event to research and write a essay on.

 

In addition, we are beginning to prepare for our Walk Through American Revolution day on May 8. Students will be choosing a character, memorizing lines, building props, rehearsing a skit in teams, etc.  The preparations will take place at school, but check in with your child about their character or part. It will an exciting day and you are welcome to attend. More information to come later.

 

CAASPP Testing Starts on Monday, April 22. 5th grade will test on Mondays and Tuesdays in the mornings.  Please have your child at school on time and schedule appointments for later in the week to avoid having to do makeup testing.

To learn more about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.

You also can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

Thanks

Mrs. Ramsay

 

Upcoming Dates:

April 8th-12th- Spring Break (No School)

April 15th: Pancakes and PJ's Reading Day

               @ 11:45-12:45: 5th grade visits CT English Middle School

May 8th- Walk Thru American Revolution

May 15th: Volunteer Tea

May 23rd: Open House (Loma and CTE)

May 30th: Beach Day with 2nd grade buddies