Friday, January 22, 2016

PA Identification Testing and PA/TD Schedule Changes

This week begins the identification process for students who are not currently in Project Arrow. Second, third, and fourth grade students who received a letter and permission slip to test will be taking several portions of the Iowa Assessment during the school day. 5th grade testing will begin on February 1st. 

3rd and 4th grade students will be taking the CogAT test from 9:10-10:20 on Monday and Tuesday.

2nd grade students will be taking the Iowa Assessment from 12:15-1:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 

3rd grade students will be taking the Iowa Assessment from 2:00-3:15 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 

Kindergarten TD will meet on Thursday and Friday.  We will be reading picture books and comparing them.

First grade TD will also meet on Thursday and Friday to do a fun, and challenging poetry writing activity using only words that can be made from a larger word.  The kids will be using scrabble tiles to mix up the letters in their big word to pull out all of the smaller words that can be spelled using the letters they have, and then writing a poem using only those words. 

Second Grade TD will be discussing the influence that the Lorax and the Onceler have in the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax. Once we look at these two characters, we will discuss how kids can influence the environment drawing inspiration from the text. 

3PA will meet Wednesday-Friday during testing continuing our work with Ancient Egypt.

4PA will only meet on Friday this week.  The kids will be taking an online personality inventory, The Myers-Briggs, and learning where in the brain our personality lives. 

5PA will meet on Thursday and Friday to work on the Capstone project.  


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