April 2016 Carta en español
Parents of Pinnacle School # 35,
The year is progressing with hard work in reading, writing, and math. Reading and writing across the content areas is a crucial component for our students to excel in their learning. That is why YOU, the parent, the child’s first teacher, is so important. It is your support, helping to foster learning at home, that continues learning throughout the day. The teachers have worked diligently, preparing lessons and the students have worked as hard by engaging in the learning and demonstrating understanding through formative assessments deployed by the teacher. We are all working hard to keep learning fun and casual.
It has been very informative to walk into your child’s classroom and see the various groups of students at work. They are using differentiated strategies to independently practice, as they gain understanding of their work. This practical aspect of learning is what we need to see every day. Students taking chances in a safe and nurturing environment that provides them the opportunity to increase their academic capacity.
We have come to the juncture of State Testing once again. ELA, Math, Science and the NYSESLAT Test. We can all work together to make this time a successful time of learning by helping students in the following:
Reading every day
The NYS ELA & MATH Test is for grades 3-6; Science for 4th grade and NYSESLAT for ESOL students in grades K-6.
We are all looking forward to the awesome work the students will complete as they demonstrate their learning. I leave you with this, Reading is the tool that opens the door of endless possibilities for our students. Partner with us to create and maintain lifelong readers by picking up (book, magazine, poster, grocery list, and/or newspaper) to read to them today.