This week, our third, fourth, and fifth grade students started the annual state testing- MEAs (Maine Educational Assessment) in Mathematics and English Language Arts. As a way to help the students remember some very important information as they take the tests (and infuse a little fun), our teachers invited some Super Heros in to share helpful strategies the day before we started. Our Super Hero visitors talked about... Mindfulness/Perseverance, Reread the Question, Focus, Checking Over, POEM (Process of Elimination/Move ON), and POTQ/Restate/TTQA/Explain Your Thinking. If your child is in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, you might want to ask them about these strategies to reinforce the concepts before we start our second week of testing next week.
Karen Bubar, Principal