I hope eveyone have a wonderful weekend and enjoyed their Mother's Day. The students work really hard with Miss Yamamoto, the art teacher, on their California Quails. I was pleased with the outcome, the best Mother's Day projects in my years of teaching.
This week we will be taking the CST in Math. I am confident the students know the standards being assessed on this test. It is a good idea to brush up on our basic facts. We will test on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
We will work a lot on our California Era Projects this week. On Monday I am sending home some important information about how much time we have spend in class and how much students should have complete. Please review this sheet and your child's yellow project folder on Monday evening. Each day we have a focus lesson and students then have work time. Many students are doing a terrific job of managing their time, but there are a few that are falling a bit behind. I have talked at length about this in class. I am available for help and questions, or even just time to work on their projects at recess and lunch recess. On Friday students will bring home what they have to assemble their boards. Boards are due on Monday. The goal of the project is to complete everything in class and assemble at home. Students who are serverly behind might be working on some of their required elements if they do not use this week's time wisely.
Open House is next Tuesday, May 21. This is a time for students to show their families all the work they have completed in this year. I know you will see tremendous growth from the beginning of the year. Open House will be from 6:30-8:00. This is a time for celebration, not conferencing. If you wish to conference I would be happy to set up another time. Open House gets a little busy and noisy.