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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Crew News August 30, 2011

Math Test
We had our first math test today. For most of us, this is the first real test that we have ever taken. We had to talk for a long time about what a test is and how you take a test. We talked about things like not working with your partner this time and doing our best. At this point in the year, we do the tests all together and I read every question to the crew. I also project a copy of the test on the screen at the front of the room so the students will know where we are on the test. They fill in the answers on their own. As they become better readers, they will begin to read the test on their own. The tests we take in first grade are not really the kind of thing that the students need to study for - that will come soon enough in their educational career. While it is probably not something that you want to jot in their baby book, your child did pass a huge milestone today. I will send home the tests tomorrow after I have a chance to look at them.


Homework
Reading ~ Read a good book or two.
Math ~ Home Link 1.14 Unit 2 Family Letter

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