NECAP testing is here!  These are state required tests that assess the student's grade level abilities at the beginning of the year.  Then they will be given again at the end of the year to show progress, etc.  Most of the students seeing me are not on grade level and that's okay.  I've tried to ease any anxieties that students may have about these tests.

The next week and a half will be a little crazy because of NECAPS but then we will move into the swing of things.  Math homework will not start going home until the testing is done. I will send homework packets on October 15th (Remember there is no school on the 14th). 

Reading homework continues to be 30 min of nightly reading.  I can't emphasize enough how crucial this time is to helping your child's progress.
This month we are writing "scary stories" which we will read each Friday to one another in the dark with flashlights.  I'm hoping the kids love it!  If the stories turn out well then I will try to put together a book of stories that they can each bring home.  

I'm excited to have fun with the kids this month!  I LOVE Fall!

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    Ms. Combs

    I'm new to the state of Maine this year.  I was a Social Worker in the state of Utah for several years until recently getting a Master's Degree in Special Education.  This is my 2nd year teaching and I love it!


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