Need to Knows

Mrs Sipe



We are  very busy preparing for the SAT 10 Achievement Test. Test taking skills are in the air!  Testing dates are April 29, 30, and May 1. We'll be ready to show what we know!



 Reading Goals Update:  Our reading goals are still 12 books. This should be very doable for all. Students have a choice of taking an AR test or doing a book report.  Students who fail more than 2 AR tests will be allowed to write book reports in order to meet their reading goals. Happy reading!

Have you ever been to China? Do you have something you can share?  Come "show and tell" your knowledge of the world's 4th largest country.  It's our current unit of study in social studies. 
Dr. Potts, our principal, shared her pictures and artifacts from China.  She went with other principals to visit Chinese schools.  We enjoyed her presentation.                                                                                       

MobyMax user names and passwords went home last week. Look for them with a letter explaining the program in their folders. If there is a problem logging on please send me an email and let me know. Briefly, MobyMax is a test prep website that levels children according to ability.

If you do not have a computer at home please take your children to the public library. You can enjoy a book as they practice their vocabulary, and math schools!


Another Great Website:         

For extra math practice, turn off that TV and have your child log into SUMDOG!!  The students  already know their passwords. 


The last week of February was Read Me Week.  If you would like to read to our class, it is not too late; please let us know.  The students always enjoy a new face, and your child would be proud to show you off!


We're back from China now.  Our current unit of study in Social Studies is Tennessee.  We're focusing on the human culture of the 3 grand divisons.  I wish you could have heard us singing Rocky Top  today!  Memphis blues, and country twang are in our future.


As we approach the last grading period, hardwork and high expectations will continue. Encourage your children to keep their eye on the prize which is:  The long term benefit of acquiring a good education.  Remember, knowledge is power!