Arcadia & Chaisongkram
Many parents have concerns regarding Social Studies and Science scores; we appreciate your involvement, and we would like to generally share our view as we stated at Back to School Night.
1. All tests are open book. 4th Grade students typically start off struggling with this type of assessment, but it is a skill that they will master.
2. Please don’t look at letter grade, but look at the percentage correct. Remember, we use a 1-4 grading scale on the Report Card. Please refer to GRADING document at the BTSN tab on my blog. If your student is performing at a 1 – Far Below Grade Level, then there is reason for concern. However, if your student is performing at a 2 – Approaching Grade Level Standard, then don’t be alarmed.
On an annual basis, Mr. Arcadia and I have over 75% of our students struggle in this area of test taking, but eventually master it by the end of the year.
Fall Break Assignments
SuccessMaker Reading 6-8 Sessions OR 20 minutes of reading
Science Mini Project- Invent an Animal or Plant
STUDENTS RETURN ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8