Classroom Update

Posted by Adam Clavey on 4/5/2019

Classroom Update

April 1st - 12th


Reading: This week we practiced for the IAR test that students will be taking next week.  We practiced test-taking strategies. We used an old PARCC test and read two passages, answering comprehension questions and writing a response essay.  In our final reading unit, we will be focusing on information and opinion pieces. Please make sure your student is reading twenty minutes every night!

Writing: Students were revising, editing, and publishing their magazines this week.  We will then move on to opinion writing to coincide with our reading unit.

Math: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we took the IAR test.  Next week we will be starting Unit 8. We will be focusing on expressions and patterns.  Spring MAP testing is right around the corner. If you would like your student to have extra practice, Khan Mappers can be accessed at home.

S.S./Sci: Students created a brochure, advertising a colonial region of their choice.  We learned about slavery in the colonies and created in an informational acrostic poem.  We are beginning to learn about the laws and taxes that led to the American Revolution.


  • Saver’s fundraiser is tomorrow from 9-11.
  • Expedition to Encores is April 11 from 6:30 to 8:00
  • The District 47 Student Art Show open house reception will be held Friday, May 3 at the Dole Mansion

Yearbook orders are due today.  You can order at South’s code is 101507821946978. The cost is $18.49.