It's a Mystery!
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be reading mystery stories in the classroom. We will look at the unique elements of a mystery and use our background knowledge to make inferences and predict the solution to the mystery. Inferences are a difficult concept for our 4th graders. You can help at home by having your child solve riddles, watching mystery shows on T.V., or playing board games such as Clue or Headbands.

PSSA Week...coming Soon!

What Parents Can Do to Help!

  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep before a test.
  • Have your child eat a nutritious breakfast to start the day off right!
  • Maintain a pleasant home environment and avoid unnecessary conflicts, don't add to their stress level.
  • Get your child to school on time the day of the test.
  • Wish your child good luck the day of the test.
  • Remind your child the test is important and encourage him/her to do their best.
  • Practice definitions and problems with your child.
  • Encourage your child to stay focused on the test, even if other students finish early.
Information from: http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/students/publications/testtips_elementary.pdf


Mrs. DonnellySylvan Heights Science Charter School915 South 13th StreetHarrisburg, PA 17104edonnelly@shscs.org(717) 232-9220 ext. 121