As we get ready to welcome February, we have a few things to take note of this week!
Tomorrow (Tuesday 31st) will be our math test. Study guides went home Friday, and we went over them today. Remember, they can be signed and returned for 5pts extra credit.
Wednesday, we will have our "class store" for our token economy. This was originally supposed to happen tomorrow, but due to our class counseling time, it seems that it will work best to have this Wednesday afternoon. We could still use some donations if you have anything laying around the house. (Can definitely be gently used!) The store will sell both needs and wants, so anything from wrapped candy to green spiral notebooks or pencils. We will take it!
Friday, we will have our economics test. We will still be covering a few things on Thursday, but you can expect the study guide to come home Wednesday.
And for some upcoming things that are school-wide:
*PTO is tomorrow night at 6:00
*Valentine Gram sales will begin Feb. 6th and continue through that week.
*The Valentines Dance will be on Friday, Feb. 10th 6:30-8:00.
I think that is all for this week! Enjoy this wonderful weather we keep having! Although I think a long cold spell would help kill some of these viruses that keep getting passed around! Stay well!
Hello again from 3rd grade!
Here are a few things going on this week (and a few weeks after)that you might want to take note of.
_Tiger Pride is this Friday at 2:30! Have your child wear their school shirt and show some Tiger spirit!
Valentines parties will be on Valentines Day. They will begin at 2:30. Watch for more information concerning boxes, help, etc.
That following Friday, it is Willard East Night at the boys basketball game! Wear your Willard shirts and come cheer on our boys and East’s very own Coach J!
This week in:
Reading: We will continue working on MAP practice packets that we started last Friday. We took a few days to discuss how we would answer the questions, strategies, and correct our work. We also have looked at main idea this week and will continue to work with that for the remainder of the week.
Writing: Today, we did a writing prompt about hero’s. Students did the prompts in one setting (like district assessments or a state assessment is given). This week we will start a new poetry unit! I’m really excited for students to dig into reading and becoming poets!
Math: Today we begin…division. Yes, I think I saw fear on a few faces, but division is like a fun multiplication puzzle and they will learn this week to find the missing factor. Of course, you need to know the other factor to be able to use it. We will also continue to work on and review facts and our strategies and tricks we have learned. We are looking at having the summative test for this unit next Tuesday. (**THIS IS TENTATIVE AND COULD CHANGE**) We will begin our next unit the following day.
Social Studies: Our economy is booming! Fines are collected, today I will collect their first tax and they will have the choice to pay for insurance. If they pay and a “natural disaster” occurs, it may be covered or partially covered. If they don’t pay for the insurance, of course it will all be out of “pocket”. Students also have the chance to play the desk lottery. The desk lottery is $2 to play and is optional. If they play, they’re name will be entered into the lottery for a chance to win a tiger cash prize.
We are still collecting items for our store next week. You can find what we need HERE in a previous post.
I think that is all for now! Have a great week!
I hope everyone who had yesterday off enjoyed the wonderful weather we were given! We got home last night around 6:00 and it was still 60ish degrees out. When we woke up, it was a very crisp 31. BRRRRRRRRRRR!
Here is what we are doing this week:
Writing: We will continue to look at writing and using voice. Today we read a book called, " Voices in the Park". This book told the same story from 4 different points of view and helped show how each "voice" was different. The story was a little bit different from each character. We will continue to look at other works that have good use of voice and practice writing with our own voice.
Reading: This week, we will look at new strategies to help us during reading. Currently, we are working on using punctuation during reading to improve fluency.The students have a challenge to be aware of how they use punctuation during reading and not just reading through it.
Math: We continue on with multiplication this week! Our goal is for students to be able to make a quick recall of multiplication facts. However, as we learn, our class has also learned other strategies to help them solve a multiplication problem they don't know. (It just won't be as quick!)
Social Studies: We press on with our economics unit. Students are really enjoying the "Tiger Economy" we are doing. Some have already had to pay for missing work or talking in line or class.
Our class store will be open on January 31. We will have some “needs” (crayons, pencils, multiplication flash cards, etc.) and some “wants” (cans of soda, candy, small toys, etc.). Donations will be accepted and appreciated! More ideas…gently used children’s books, play dough, bubbles, individually wrapped snacks, bouncy balls, children’s magazines…there will be more information about this in the near future.
I think this wraps up the information for now! I know it's a lot! I was trying something new with how I wrote my blog and it got a little lengthy this week!
Have a great week!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! The students all sounded like they had a nice break and we are now getting into the swing of things again!
Last Wednesday, we began our multiplication unit in math. We do our "Rocket Math" series to help learn the facts that the students will need to learn for 3rd grade. You can also work with your student at home by quizing them while you are driving, cooking dinner, etc. Just a few minutes you have to spare to learn a new fact or two and recall some that they already know will help them out!
We also began a new social studies unit. We will be talkng about economics for the next few weeks. With this we will have a "Tiger Economy" going on in the third grade. Students can "earn" money for being in class, getting compliments from adults, having a clean desk, getting 100% on a test, having their agenda signed every day for the week, or earning a purple Tiger Token at lunch. Students can also have to pay a "fine" for things such as: sharpening a pencil after the bell, having missing work, needing to leave the classroom after a designated restroom break, flipping a card, not having their agenda signed, being off task in class or a line, and for not checking in. Students have made their own wallets and are responsible for keeping track of their money for an upcoming store activity that we will have at the end of the unit. I will keep you posted on some help I might need with that activity.
I think that is all for this week. (Or right now.) We have been talking A LOT about washing hands and keeping our hands off of our faces. There have been a lot germs making their way around town lately! STAY HEALTHY!
Be sure to send back the back page of your child's grade card signed!
Have a great week!
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!