Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wonders Writing Rubric

The students took their first Wonders assessment today and the results are in!  Check your child's Pinpoint account to see how they did on the multiple choice section.  I am working to grade the writing and scores will be entered soon.

This year, writing will be scored on a 4 point rubric scale.  Below is a copy of the rubric that will be used.  A score of 4 will equate to a 100%, a 3 will equate to an 80%, a 2 will equate to a 60%, etc.  We will be working on formulating complete responses this year.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Follow Us to College

Please Join
The Springwood Owls on 
Monday, September 8th, 2014 

 Two convenient sessions to fit your schedule 
6pm-6:45 & 7pm-7:45pm 
*Childcare will be provided *


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT: 
*OUR NEW READING/WRITING CURRICULUM
*OUR NEW STATE STANDARDS 
*HOW STUDENTS WILL BE GRADED 
*HOW WE ALL CAN WORK TOGETHER TO HELP OUR
 STUDENTS SUCCEED THIS YEAR! 

 Good isn't Good Enough: Stepping into Greatness


First Wonders Test

Both classes took their first Wonders test on Tuesday. We did the tests together as a class and they will not be counted for a grade. The tests were sent home with students so they can show you what the test looks like and what they're expected to do. I will also have copies of the test available for you to review at Open House on Monday, September 8th from 6-8! Next Wednesday, we will take our second test. This test I will ask the students to take independently, but the scores will not be entered as a grade. The third test, which should take place in Wednesday, September 17th WILL COUNT for a grade. Please make sure your student is doing their homework daily to practice the skills we are learning in class so they can be prepared for their test. Please let me know if you have any questions!

-Mrs. Rioux

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wonders

As you may know, we have a new reading curriculum this year in Leon County. We will be using the Wonders reading curriculum. It is set up differently from our previous reading curriculum, Imagine It. Students will focus on one specific comprehension skill and vocabulary strategy each week. They will read multiple stories that all reinforce the skills we are working on for that week. Students will then be assessed on their mastery of those skills by reading a new story and answering comprehension and vocabulary questions based on the story. The first 2 weeks' tests will be taken as a class and not counted as a test grade to give students time and practice with the new style of testing. We will not be testing on Fridays, so make sure to check your student's planner for the days that the test will be given. 

Test dates will also be sent out using Remind 101. If you haven't signed up for Remind 101, just text @swes5 to (863) 232-5692.


Each student has a login and password that will allow them to access the kid friendly Wonders website where they can get their vocabulary words for the week, complete practice assignments, and even play games practicing their weekly skills. Students' usernames are LCSB_ and their 9 digit student number they use for Success Maker. Their password is lcs12345. 


Example: 

Username: LCSB_123456789
Password: lcs12345

Here is the website: http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do Please let me know if you have any questions!!


-Mrs. Rioux


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! Mrs. Rioux and I are very excited for a year full of learning, growing and fun activities that will help our Springwood Owls reach their full potential. Mrs. Rioux and I will be updating this Blog to keep you posted on upcoming events, projects and tests. If you would like to subscribe to get an email when the Blog is updated, scroll to the bottom of this page and just enter your email address in the bar. As always, feel free to contact Mrs. Rioux or me if you have any questions or concerns. :)

-Mrs. Cofield