As you may have read in my blog post last week, end of the year testing started this week. Today (Wednesday), we took the aReading test. This is a reading test that gives 30 questions based on how a student performs on each question. This is the exact same test that students are given in the fall and winter. Students take this test on the computer.
When we took the test in the winter, I made the deal that I didn't want anyone's score to include a "hand." Getting a red or yellow hand meant the student clicked quickly and most likely did not read each question carefully. No students received a hand in the winter and so everyone was rewarded with a free ice cream cone, small fry, or cookies from McDonalds. Those same certificates were donated to us again and I made the same deal! ALL STUDENTS WILL BE BRINGING HOME ANOTHER CERTIFICATE ON THURSDAY!!!!! NO HANDS!!!!
As I have looked at everyone's scores, and compared where we all started in the fall, YOU have lots to be proud of. Your kids have made some great progress and are VERY ready for 3rd grade. They have each worked hard and their hard work has paid off! I am proud of every single student in my room, and I know you will be proud also! We aren't quite done with the end of the year testing, but we sure are off to a great start!
With just three weeks left of school, we have lots of special events/activities beginning next week. Wednesday we will be visiting Lincoln, meeting the third grade teachers and other staff members, and getting a tour of the building. Friday is our Track and Field Day. Those of you that are chaperoning, Mrs Conrad is working on group assignments and making sure you are with your child all day long! I will send another email next week with more specifics about that day!