Today the students had another packed day. We had the Boy and Girl Scouts of America come visit our classroom today. The troop leaders explained what opportunities are available to them if they join a scout troop. Please look for information in your child's backpack for parent information sessions.
Please note that we were not able to get to science or spelling practice in class as we had the SRI, a reading assessment, we needed to get done today. I informed the students that they did not have any written homework tonight; however, they did need to read 20 minutes, practice their spelling, and finish their math assignment if they did not finish the assignment in class.
As mentioned, the students took the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI). The SRI "is a reading assessment program which provides immediate, actionable data on students' reading levels and growth over time" (http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/sri_reading_assessment/index.htm). I use this data point along with the STAR reading assessment and the Lead21 Placement assessment as a way to make the most accurate decisions on what differentiation I need to consider for each individual student. We will be taking the Lead21 Placement assessment tomorrow so that I can begin our Lead21 reading series next week. I am so very proud of all students as they are doing their very best for each reading assessment.
We began our reading journey today discussing does it mean to really read and to fake read. I introduced the concept of our schema by using a reading salad. The code tonight if for your student to explain the real reading salad and convey their understanding of schema. Each student should bring up that schema is our backgroun
I am a fourth grade teacher going on my seventh year of teaching. I have truly loved every year that I have taught and I look forward to sharing classroom activities we take part in during this upcoming school year!