NB Elementary News
This week has been a blur...not much time ... end of year tests
Barn Party tickets are
causing Pony Pals books to be in popular demand! With just 2 weeks
to go before our fabulous barn party – which includes horseback
riding -- students are reading faithfully.
We've had to buy more books to keep up with the demand and that
makes us very happy.
Using the link
for books on the Pony Pals website helped us...
Mrs. S from NB Elementary
How are you doing? Tell Acorn I said "hello."
I just finished reading Give Me Back My Pony. I took an RC (Reading
Counts) quiz on it and passed it. That made me feel really good.
That gets me a ticket to go to the Pony Pals barn party at Meredith's.
An RC quiz is when you take a test on the book you just read. You
ask the teacher to take an RC quiz. If she says "yes"
you go to the computer and click on the Reading Counts icon. Next
you enter your user name and your password. Then you type in the
name of your book or the author. Now you're ready to answer some
questions about the story. At our school we get 12 questions. If
you get 9 or more questions right, you pass the quiz.
In Mrs. Shaffer's class if you get a perfect score you get to do
the monkey or the chicken. If you want to know what that means,
write back to us and we'll tell you.
Way to go on the RC quiz! I really know how hard it can be to pass
a test! They still make me scared when I take them. You can read about
that in my letter to your classmate Nick in this newsletter.
Acorn is fine; I gave him a carrot piece this week when I got your
letter and told him it was from you. He had only one question. "Did
Sadie send any more carrot pieces?" ;-)
school doesn't give many tests on computers. I think mainly that is
what your teacher likes or if your school has lots of computers.
We mostly take our tests on paper. One thing my teacher does for me
is to use light blue paper. The tests for everyone are copied onto
that blue paper and that makes it really easier for me to read.
That is one of many tricks to help kids with dyslexia. Write back
if you want to hear more.
Yes, I know how to do the monkey. I never did the chicken. Is it like
the monkey but you make chicken noises?
When I was younger before I got Acorn I used to do the pony, too.
That's really fun, you can walk, trot, canter and with your friends
you can pretend you are running like a herd in a pasture. When you
do it in the house, your mom will probably tell you to go outside,
back and tell me about your barn party. It sounds like way fun and
I wish we could be there. Pam, Lulu and I plan to have a sleepover
at Crandal's ranch that weekend.
roast some marshmallows and think of you all at your sleepover, too!