We had a busy day! We started a new unit of study in reading. We will be reading fairy tales. Today we read an Alaskan version of Cinderella. Ask me to tell you how it was different, and how it was the same as the traditional Cinderella story.
In math, we worked with writing number equations to go with number bonds we created from pictures. We know it's important to pay attention to the signs when we are writing these equations. We also practiced mixed addition and subtraction problems.
The big event of the day was to take the MAP RF test. This year, we took this test twice, but starting next year it will be given three times a year. This is a way to look at the progress, strengths and areas needing additional support in reading. The children use headphones that have a speaker, so basically the room looks like a call center for QVC. We do the testing in two groups so the microphones don't pick up 21 readers. While students were waiting their turn, they got to visit with Mrs. Goodhand's class. In return, Mrs. Goodhand's class will come visit us later this week. It was really stress-free, and the kids enjoy this test.
Just a reminder, this is the last week of school for our kinders. Next Monday and Tuesday is Kindergarten Orientation for next year's students, so your children WILL NOT come to school.
Have a nice evening!