Thompson's ELA Newsletter
March 19th, 2015
Wow, this year is flying by! Just a few more days, and DMS will be relaxing during Spring Break. Spring Break is March 30th - April 3rd. Students will be encouraged to relax... and maybe do a little reading!
Increase in Writing
For the next month, students will spend more time writing in the classroom. We are focusing on language and conventions before Spring Break. After Spring Break, we will start a short Argumentative Unit.
MAP Testing 2015
This year's MAP Testing will be at the end of April; Dr. Moore will sent out additional information soon.
Scholastic Book Orders
Students can pick up a Scholastic Catalogue from Mrs. Thompson. Scholastic has great book prices and free shipping. You can order online: scholastic.com/readingclub--- Our class code is NWH3Y.
You may have noticed your child has brought home some ELA homework lately. I never want homework to be a burden or busy work, rather an extension of the ELA classroom. I try to limit homework to just once a week. If a student feels as if they need additional time to work on their homework, they can let me know at anytime.