Fifth Grade – Webb

April Newsletter

M-Step and NWEA Testing
Starting after spring break, we will begin the M-Step and NWEA tests. These tests are very important and should be taken seriously. We will be discussing some strategies to help the students during the tests, in class. Here are some ways you can help prepare your child for the tests: make sure they have a good night’s rest, a good nutritious breakfast, they arrive to school on time, and encouragement that they can do it.

National Poetry Month
We will be investigating a variety of poetry during the month of April.  Please keep your eyes open for an invitation to our fifth annual Evergreen Poetry Slam on the evening on Friday, April 27th.  PTO will be hosting a silent auction that evening as well.  More details coming soon!

Ideas for helping at home
It’s very important that students take their time and read directions, passages and questions very carefully on the NWEA and M-Step. You can help at home by making sure your child slows down and reads everything very carefully when they are doing their homework.

Keep on reviewing study guides at home all week long and not waiting until Thursday night, encouraging your child to always give his/her best effort and complete homework on time.

Warmer Weather
As the warmer weather slowly moves in we will be outside for recess. Please remember to send boots or another pair of shoes to school for your child to wear outside. The playground will become a mud zone when the snow melts away. We want to keep our school and students as clean as possible. Thank you!

Character Counts
The winner for the month of March is going to be announced at the Character Counts Assembly on April 27th. The Character Count for March that we will be focusing on is cooperation.

Think Spring,
Mr. WEBB