Sink of Float?

STEM! (Science Technology Engineering & Math)

Does it sink or float?  My kindergarten class had a fun time exploring and working together to see which objects would sink or float.  They were also able to explore with a toy boat and a toy raft to see which one would hold more animals before it sunk to the bottom.  With trial and error, they were able to see that the raft held more animals because of its flat surface.  Science is fun!

Mrs. Molly Harrison, Kindergarten

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21st Century Student Assessment

St. John’s is committed to being a leader in exceptional, faith-filled student learning that is current with today’s curricular standards and infused with technology. St. John’s is partnering with Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) to implement Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) as our school-wide assessment of student learning. MAP is a technology-based, computer-adaptive test that will measure student learning in the areas of English/Language Arts and Math in grades 2-8 this year.

A Parent Guide to MAP Growth, is provided here, as well as, an introductory video about the benefits of the MAP test and how parents can use the information alongside teachers. At St. John’s, we look forward to watching our students grow, as we move from once a year testing to 3 times a year testing, as well as, comprehensive reporting for school and home. Students will appreciate the new testing format as well, since testing time in the past as been 3-5 hours a day for 5 days. This year students will spend just 2 hours, 3 times a year! Be sure to take a look at the MAP Growth introductory video by clicking the image below.

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