Mrs. McInnis’s Monday Memo!! Here’s what’s happening in our class the week of April 18, 2016: Reading-Students will start their independent Newbery Book Reports and guided reading groups will practice making inferences in fiction readers and supporting their opinions with text evidence. Language-Students are working on writing poetry and then will start writing stories. Social Studies- In social studies will start our unit on the Civil War. Math-We are working on measurement by learning metric and standard units for weight, mass, and capacity. We will have a Weight/Mass Quiz on Friday. There will be a computation quiz this week, too. Reminders and important dates: 1. We are looking forward to visiting Mount Vernon on Wednesday! We will be boarding the buses at 8:00, so please be on time that day. Parent chaperons should be here by 7:45. Everyone should wear comfortable shoes and bring a lunch (no glass). 2. Here are the REVISED dates of our SOL tests: All tests begin at 8:20: Wednesday, May 18th- Virginia Studies SOL test Tuesday, May 24th- Reading SOL test Wednesday, June 1st- Math SOL test 3. Please check over the homework your child does each night and all returned papers in the Monday Folder. Review missed questions with your child. Quiz corrections for DLR and computation quizzes should be finished, if necessary, as indicated on the quizzes in the Monday Folder. 4. SOL prep is beginning! This week students should study pages 1 and 2 in their blue Social Studies Review Packet for their weekly pop quiz. Students can also access SOL Pass from the school’s website to review our SOLs in Virginia History (password is LIES). Students should always return their blue packets in their homework folders after studying each night, because they will also be given time to study in class before the weekly quizzes. 5. New Word Study homework choices begin this week. See the new sheet that is glued into their word study notebooks. 6. I hope lots of students can join us on Friday, May 6th for our Walk-a-thon! 7. Report cards will come home on Wednesday, April 27th. 8. It’s going to be a busy quarter! I hope you will continue to encourage your child’s best behavior and work habits as we finish up content and start to review for our testing. Thank you for your continued support!!