Posted March 6th, 2014 by Mrs. Weiner
Greetings Hale Community!
I hope you are enjoying yet another wintery weekend. March has certainly come in like a lion! Hopefully, you are staying warm. As you know, state testing begins this week for Grades 3-6. We had a “rockin’” assembly on Friday to recognize our students. Students had a great time as they watched staff perform in a skit, participated in a rap, and listened to Mr. Kelly jam on his guitar! Some staff and students even dressed up as rockstars! We are proud of all how hard our students have worked, and we are confident that they will “Rock the ISATs!”
Here is the testing schedule:
Monday, March 3rd: Grades 3, 5, 6, Reading Test 1 and Math Test 1
Tuesday, March 4th: Grades 3, 5, 6, Reading Test 2 and Math Test 2
Wednesday, March 5th: Grades 3, 5, 6, Reading Test 3 and Math Test 3
Thursday, March 6th: Grade 4 Reading Test 1 and Math Test 1
Friday, March 7th: Grade 4 Science Test 1
Monday, March 10th: Grade 4 Reading Test 2 and Math Test 2
Tuesday, March 11th: Grade 4 Reading 3 and Math 3
Wednesday, March 12th: Grade 4 Science Test 2
Thursday, March 13th:Test Make-ups as needed
Friday, March 14th: Test Make-ups as needed
We know students are ready to take the new ISAT, which is 100% aligned to the Common Core State Standards. As we walk through classrooms at all grade levels, we are constantly amazed at how well our students are able to show what they know. They have the knowledge and skills to perform well!
There are a few things you can do at home to help your child:
- Make sure your child gets enough sleep. Research shows that children in elementary school need 9 to 10 hours of sleep every night so they will be well-rested and able to think more clearly.
- Provide a nutritious breakfast for your child each morning, including protein to prolong energy levels. A small snack will be provided for students as something extra.
- Arrive at school every day by 8:30 so your child won’t have a rushed start to the day. Testing will begin at 8:45. If your child is late, he/she will not be able to enter the classroom and will miss taking the first test with his/her classmates.
- Unless your child is ill, please make sure they come to school. Make-ups will be done at a later date most likely in an office or open classroom and will not take place in a child’s own classroom. It may be an unfamiliar environment for your child.
- Maintain a positive and supportive attitude! We believe in your children, so let them know you believe in them, too!
We can’t wait to see students “Rock the ISATs!” Have a great week!