Mrs. Jayne M. Rose-Vallee, author of Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!, came to visit the 2nd graders at Gearing. She began her visit by sharing her journey to becoming an author and getting her first book published as well as on what students could do to make their writing come to life! She spent time encouraging the students to use their imaginations and "think outside the box". Second graders got a sneak peak of her next book due out this Spring. It was an enjoyable afternoon for all.
Gearing students are thinking all things chocolate and participating in a variety of activities as we kick-off our month long reading of THE CHOCOLATE TOUCH. First graders recently engaged in a STEM activity to determine which projectile traveled the furthest - chocolate chips, a Hershey kiss, or a marshmallow. The best part, of course, was eating the chocolate!!
Michigan's Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments are short, online assessments that are fully aligned to Michigan's academic standards, and may be used by teachers as one measure of student growth.
These Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments (also referred to as the K-2’s) were developed in cooperation with Michigan educators beginning with item writing and continuing through field-test data review. The benchmark assessments currently offered by Michigan are for students in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade, in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. These will subsequently be given to ECSD K-2 students within the month of May, 2017.
If there are any questions regarding these K-2 Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmarks, please contact your child’s Principal. Thank you for all you do to support the East China School District, our students and our community.