In third grade you have to take the OCCT test. Which stands for Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test. They are putting a lot of pressure on the third grade. They are saying stuff like the test will not be easy. We all say “duh duh duh”. If you have any suggestions on things I can do please leave a comment. There are diffrences on just passing and getting advanced. For you to get addvanced you can only miss 5 on the reading and 7 on the math. By the way there are 50 math and 50 reading questions.
Alexander and Sarah: If you’re having trouble coming up with an idea for a new blog post, this post she recommends is a great one to use for ideas!
You might also check out the “Families who blog together, learn together” team blog, which involves families from Michigan and Taiwan. Very cool!
There’s reportedly two feet of snow right now in parts of southwest Kansas. here in central Oklahoma, we just received a dusting of snow overnight as the rain turned to snow. This afternoon, it’s lightly snowing and looks just beautiful, making for a perfect Saturday to enjoy coffee by the fire and watch our kids roam out in the neighborhood bundled up like Michelin men and women!
Alexander and Sarah: I have a homework assignment for you. I want you to watch, listen, and think about Oklahoma student Drew’s two book reviews that he has posted on Ustream. Here are the two links you’ll need to use:
After you watch each one, I want you to write a thoughtful and specific comment which gives Drew some feedback about the ideas he’s discussed in each book review.
I’d like you to also copy and paste your comments for Drew here, on this blog post.
Let me know if you have questions. I’d like you to complete this over the weekend. Good luck, and have fun!
This is a letter Alexander wrote to be placed into a time capsule, which will be opened in 10 years by students at his school. I asked him to read and record it in VoiceThread. He selected three photos to use, and recorded his letter this evening.