Monday, January 13, 2014

Interactive Writing~ Elements of a Story~ Explore, Play and Learn

Explore and practice the different elements that go into writing stories to make them engaging and fun to read. 

Click on the link below to play:
Click Here to Play an Interactive Story Writing Game







Saturday, January 11, 2014

Team 16 Important Dates

Important Dates for Team 16
  • Week of January 6th and 13th: GRADE Test (reading test) 
  • Week of January 6th: Close Reading Pre-assessment
  • Week of January 13th: Please send in second half of field trip money if you only paid half. 
  • Week of January 13th - Narrative Pre-assessment and Fluency assessments (Practice reading aloud with your child.)
  • January 16th: Just Like Me Program  
  • Monday, January 20th, MLK Holiday - no school
  • January 30th: Happy Hollow Chorus Concert, 6:30 p.m.
  • Report Cards - January 31st
  • Week of February 3rd: GMADE Math Tests for fourth grade (3 sessions), 
  • February 3rd: Author, Elizabeth Suneby, visits. 
  • February 7th Middle School Band/Orchestra visits
  • Week of February 10th - Assessment of Personal Narrative/Reading Response
  • February 14th - Start of School Vacation
  • March 18th - MCAS Long Composition Test for Fourth Graders (A day of writing including a draft, edit, final copy)
  • March 21st and 25th- MCAS ELA Reading Tests
  • March 27th: Make-up Date for MCAS Long Composition Test
  • April 1st: Start of our Endangered Species Study 
  • April 16th: Wheelock Theater Field Trip, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  • April 17th - Start of April Vacation 
  • May 6th and 8th:  MCAS Math tests
  • May 21st: Plate Tectonics Study starts close to this date. 
  • May 26th - Memorial Day
  • May 27th - Franklin Park Zoo Field Trip (Date to be confirmed)
  • June 6th - Wolf Hollow Trip (Date to be confirmed) 
  • June 19th - Last Day for Students (If no Snow Days, Wednesday schedule?)

*Happy Hollow has been chosen to pilot the PARCC math assessment.  PARCC is an online assessment that may replace the MCAS.  Ms. Rogers class and ours will participate in this pilot for the fourth grade.  To read more about PARCC, please click on the link below:

PARCC Dates: 4/1, 4/3, 5/15, 5/20
(Our classes will be taking these assessments offline.)