As you know, this upcoming week, we will be releasing early for conferences. Due to the limited amount of class time available, we will NOT HAVE A NEW SPELLING LIST OR STORY this week. I will be doing DRA testing to insure accurate reading levels. These are routine diagnostic tests and have NO BEARING ON YOUR CHILD'S READING GRADES! There is no preparation necessary.
We will be ready for our first novel beginning on Oct. 27. (Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.) There is a class set available for use at school, but there are not enough to check out for home study and review. It's my hope that by letting you know a few weeks in advance, you might have the opportunity to purchase or order this book from area bookstores. (Second and Charles on Barrett Parkway has some ridiculously good deals, IF they have any copies of the book!) Sign of the Beaver is also available electronically, if you have access or allow your student to use e-readers. Mystery word is: prepare.
We will be shopping at the BOOK FAIR on Monday morning!
Fewer than a dozen children - out of 135 - logged in to Moby Max Language Skills in the last week. This is very disappointing. With extra time available in the upcoming week, I am hoping for more participation. It's free, it's fun, and it really works!