~Spelling tests are given every Day 5. Students will get their new spelling lists on Day 5. This will allow them an entire week or more, to study for the next test.
~Reading tests are typically given on Day 4 and Day 5. The tests consist of two cold reads and then students are to use their application skills to answer the questions following the reading passages. Students will complete weekly literacy boards as well in their notebooks to reinforce their reading skills.
~Language Arts will consist of a grammar quiz each week (Day 4) to test the concept that corresponds with the unit reading story. There are also weekly writing experiences for the students, ranging from narratives, free writes, short stories, essays, debates, interviews, poems, and journal entries.
~In math class, there is always a mid-chapter review and practice test given prior to the chapter test.
~Health will consist of body systems(light and sound).
~Science will consist of many hands-on classroom experiences and interactive labs.
~Social studies will explore the regions of the United States and the three branches of government. Students will be responsible for a monthly current event to share with the class.