Here is what is going on in room 305 this week! Time is flying and spring is right around the corner! We are BUSY, BUSY!
We are finishing up our second opinion pieces. Students have been a little more independent this time and seem to be doing a great job! We have used this second piece to review A LOT. We have talked about paragraphs, capitalization, punctuation, revising, editing, etc, etc. We have done a lot of review on some of these skills that have become a little...relaxed in their writing.;) We will start our 3rd quarter writing prompt by the end of next week!
We are finishing up book clubs and will start working on non-fiction passages again over the next couple of weeks as their group finishes their book.
We are continuing to work on multiplication and division. This week we have talked about fact families and how finding the missing factor of a multiplication problem is the same as solving an division problem. BE SURE to keep working on facts at home!
Science/ Social Studies-
We are wrapping up talking about the 3 branches of government. Many students have become "Preamble Pros" and have done a great job at reciting the Preamble by heart! This week, we will shift gears and start talking about the sun!
Other Announcements/ Upcoming dates:
*Tomorrow night is Willard night at Skateland off of South Campbell. Willard North and East will hold a joint skate night! You can purchase tickets at the door. An adult must attend with children.
*End of quarter is March 4th. Friday March 4th will also be a 1/2 day for students.
*Spring Break= March 7th-11th.
A week from today we will have our Valentine's Party! We will party from 10:30-11:15 in our classroom! Students will be passing out their valentines at the beginning and can enjoy looking through them as the eat their snacks! And what is a party without a game or two?!
HERE is the sign up for items that we could use for this party. (The spreadsheet is often easier to view on a computer rather than a phone)
If your child would like to make a box they are more than welcome to make one at home and bring it in Thursday, Feb. 11th or Friday the 12th. I just ask that it not be HUGE and it is nice if it can sit on the corner of their desk while they still have room to eat and look through their valentines. This can be as creative or simple as they would like. I will have some plain paper bags if they don't wish to decorate a box at home. (And that is just fine!)
Students are not required to pass out valentines to their friends. However, we do ask that if they bring any , they bring one for everyone. I will be sending home a list of names of the students in our class.
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!