Today, your child will bring home the results from their Spring 2015 M-STEP test. The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) is a 21st Century test given each spring designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college.
This test reflects your child’s results from last spring. M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments, and other tools, offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement.
This linked video walks viewers through how to read the student scores:
M-STEP/MME Parent Report Video
Mrs. Reagan and Mrs. Burdis
Your children have done an amazing job transitioning into 5th grade. I am so impressed with each of them.
We are running behind in sharing our Talents, but that is fine., We will roll that over into next week. It might take us until Wednesday to finish up, but I don’t want to rush our time getting to know one another.
Your children are doing a great job of helping each other, receiving and processing a great deal of new information, and being patient as we come together as a 5th-grade class.
Have a relaxing weekend. Cross your fingers that the humidity passes and the temperatures drop a tad.
What to Expect Next Week?
- A reading log to come home each day. Our class has already been practicing filling out our daily reading logs and I told the kids that they should have 100 minutes read by Monday. If they have their log filled out and their 1OO minutes read they will earn 5 SMILE BUCKS on our first Monday together!!!
- A daily AGENDA to be filled each day with homework for the day highlighted. You can always check our AGENDA from the heading AGENDA at the top of the classroom blog. Reading homework will not be highlighted each day, it is a weekly expectation. We had an opportunity to practice filling out our AGENDA twice this week., if your child shows you their filled out AGENDA and you sign it, they will receive 5 SMILE BUCKS!!
- Math homework will be Monday-Thursday. Watch for this to come home as a paper copy with the word REMEMBERING at the top, or sometimes an assignment requiring internet access will be assigned, such as Moby Max, Study Island, or TenMarks. If internet access is an issue please contact me so I can make arrangement for your child. We will ease into the on-line homework.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Kburdis@hpseagles.net
Open house is Tuesday, August 30th from 6:30-7:30. I look forward to seeing all of you!
Please consider donating to our classroom. You can sign up using Signup.com for our Classroom Wish List.
Also, I would appreciate if you would take a minute to fill out this form. Parent Survey
I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful summer. Personally, I cannot believe how quickly summertime has flown by.
In the time before school begins I will be wrapping up household projects, enjoying my swimming pool, and celebrating family birthdays. In between these last planned summer activities, I will be busy preparing our classroom for a fantastic year.
I am VERY excited to meet all of you and begin our school year together!
~ Mrs. Burdis
Please take a few minutes to fill out the Parent Survey. The information in the survey assists me in providing the BEST start in your child’s 5th- grade school year.
Next, I have entered email addresses I currently have on file to the blog subscription. If you missed confirming the classroom blog subscription sent, please check your email to confirm subscription. Otherwise, please subscribe to our class blog by entering your email address in the subscription box on the top right side of the classroom blog. Thank you so much to all of you who have already subscribed.
If you have last minute school supplies to purchase, here is a link to help you. School Supply List
Also, I’ve put together a Wish List of items we use in our classroom. Any donation is greatly appreciated.
Finally, don’t forget about Georgetown’s Open House on Tuesday, August 30th from 6:30-7:30 PM. I am looking forward to seeing all of you there.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!