On Thursday, students will take the MAP Test for math. This test is a little different from the reading test in that there may be questions about math topics we haven't covered in class yet. ScootPad works much in the same way, which is why it is the best way to help your student prepare for the MAP test. Please encourage your student to use scratch paper to work the problems out on ScootPad just like they will be expected to do for the MAP test. Also, I am asking students to complete 3 reading and 3 math practices on ScootPad starting this week. During Morning Meeting last week, most of the students said that this will help them remember to visit ScootPad more than once a week. Finally, don't forget about Xtra Math. Students can visit this site, as needed, to practice their math facts!
P.S. Students will have Art this week, and music next week. We also have an Early Release Day on Wed., Jan. 30, 2012.