Things are getting busy around here! We are to the part of the school where you blink and poof! It's over!
This quarter, we are going back and reviewing narrative writing. We will review skills we learned 1st quarter and throughout the year. Their last writing prompt for 3rd grade will be a personal narrative.
Groups and Daily 5 will look a little different for a couple of weeks as we work on some MAP prep. This also gives students a break from doing what we have been doing all year.
This week we will wrap up the 2nd part of our multiplication/ division. There are still many students who do not know their facts by memory. PLEASE be working on memorizing facts at home. This makes their work from here on out (And in grades to come) SO much easier and your child will be able to work more efficiently if they know their facts by heart.
I have sets of fact cards if you want to check out a set for your child to practice. Please remember to return them after a week or so (or just check-in and see if there is anyone waiting to check them out) I currently only have 6 sets to loan to students. My most recent sets are from Mardel and were 2.99. I have seen them at Walmart in the book/ education aisle in the Toy Section if you are looking to purchase your own set.
One major thing that we are preparing for is the 3rd grade portion of the MAP (Missouri Assessment Program). In 3rd grade, we will only take the math and ELA (English and Language Arts) portions. We will take the math portion Friday, April 15th and the ELA portion Thursday, April 21st and Friday, April 22.
Attendance is extremely important these 3 days as well as being at school on time. We will start the test on these days at 9:00 am.
How can you help prepare your child?
Mrs. Letterman is a third grade teacher at Willard East. This is her 8th year in Willard, but her 10th year to teach third grade!