MCO CLAN Sechedule

Monday: Music [8]                                                    

Tuesday: PE 

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Music                              

Friday: PE                        

October is here!

With the chill in the air and more rainy days it is obvious that it's October. Thank you for helping your kids wear rain jackets when they need them and clothing that keeps them warm on colder days, we appreciate it! We have been working hard in class. In reading we just finished learning about Figurative Language and are working on story elements now. In writing students just published their first narratives and will begin their second later this week. Kids discovered typing is really important in our writing work as they typed up their final drafts. 

We started Science today. Our focus for unit 1 is on size and distance of the sun, earth, and moon. Unit 2 will be on gravity and unit 3 is on what causes day and night. 

Nightly homework is still 20 minutes (at least) of reading

15 minutes a week of Zearn

15 minutes a week of typing

Smarter Balanced Assessment

The ISD is encouraging all families to set aside just one hour to help your child become familiar with the new online Smarter Balanced state test. Training tests in both Math and English/Language Arts are available online and will allow your child to experience what the Smarter Balanced test is like and be introduced to all the tools needed to take the test online. Click on the green button (shown here) and login as a guest. Be sure to select the appropriate grade level on the login form. The Smarter Balanced website has lots of information on the new tests including a helpful FAQ.