Last Friday’s Grandparents and Special Person Day was joyful! Thanks to all who joined us and participated in hearing Dr. Seuss stories and creating torn paper collages. The collages are displayed outside our classroom door. Our Monday morning class meeting began with a discussion about state testing because next week children will be taking the reading test. Lewis School does not put a lot of emphasis on testing, but focuses on making sure children do their best work. To prepare, children took a practice test on the computer to learn how to navigate a computer-based test. We will be discussing test-taking strategies throughout the week, such as how to eliminate answers and use context clues to figure out unknown words. After experiencing the practice test, Jacob said, “Oh, it’s like taking a test on Raz Kids.” This put many kids at ease because reading and answering comprehension questions is something that we practice on a weekly basis. Our class’s testing time is next Monday morning. Please make sure your child is well rested and has a hearty breakfast. In math, the multiplication and division unit is winding down. Next, we’ll be studying fractions. Our school is participating in Project Wind, a food drive for families in need. Cans of food are being collected each day by the 4th grade classes. If you have cans to donate, please send them to school with your child. Thank you for your ongoing support.