Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week!
Math tests from Tuesday (or Wednesday if you have a Pioneers Student) went home today. If your child received below a C, please sign and send it back to school on Tuesday.
Next week in writing, we will finish up learning the Writing Process and continue working on our community pop up book assignment.
Reading is going very well. We have finished launching all of the activities for Daily 5. Next week, students will do the regular Daily 5 routine and continue to take their DRA's. Reading groups will start after all DRA's are given.
Social Studies- We will be borrowing some writing time to allow us enough time to write the reports that go with the pop up books. We will have a test on Wednesday that will wrap up our community and geography unit.
** If your child is interested in Student Council, this section is important!** We had a crazy afternoon and after walking down the hall after dismissal with a colleague, I realized that I didn't send home information about Student Council reps. I have scanned the sheets and have attached them HERE. The information sheet is a little hard to read. I scanned it twice but it didn't help. Send student applications back to school on Tuesday if interested!
Next week is the last week to send in Write a Check Fundraiser money! Send it with your student to school next week or stop by the office and use your debit/credit card. My parents rarely let us participate in the school fundraisers because of the headaches they can cause (and they were both teachers!) This is a great way to cut out all of the extra work that you have to do to earn money for your school using fundraisers. Remember, you can also collect money from other supporters as well!
Have a great weekend! Remember , Students are out on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th.
Happy Friday! We are finally in the routine of things here in third grade and it feels like the weeks are just flying by.
Here's what we have up on deck for next week:
Writing- We will still be working with organization in our writing. We will focus on beginnings, middles, and good endings.
Reading- We will keep working on building stamina for our Daily 5 components. We have built up stamina reading to ourselves and can read for 20 min. Work on Writing we are up to 8 minutes. Next week we will work on Read to someone, as well as introduce Word Work and Listen to Reading.
Math- Believe it or not, we are finally through our first unit of math. Today, we wrapped up some loose ends and we will review Monday. The unit test will be Tuesday, September 18th.
Social Studies-This week, we have been learning about the types of communities and our community. The letter introducing our Community Pop-Up Book Project went home last week. Today, students got their business assignment and research sheets. Research can be done online, over the phone, or in person. Research is due back at school Tuesday, September 18th to start the construction of our project.
We will wrap up our community and geography unit next week and test tentatively at the end of the week.
Don't forget to send in your money for the Write a Check Campaign. This hopefully be the only fundraiser we do and it cuts out having to sell, collect money, and deliver "goodies". Send your check or money in with your student. If you would like to pay by credit or debit card, just stop by the office and they can get that done for you!
We have a homeroom parent!!!! Thank you to Pam Conti for being so willing to step into this position this year and help. If you are interested in helping her, let me know and I will help get
Have a great weekend! Enjoy the cooler temps!
I was so kindly reminded of the small detail that we don't have an official homeroom parent for this year. Do I have any volunteers?! As homeroom parent, you help plan and coordinate all of the classroom parties (fall, Christmas, and Valentine) and help with the spring carnival. If this sounds like something you would like to do and are interested, send me a quick email ASAP so we can get this all in line for the year!
I hope everyone had a very enjoyable Labor Day Weekend! Those weekends never seem to last long enough!
This week, we covered long vowels for our 3rd spelling unit. Our test will be tomorrow, Friday, September 7th.
This was kind of a transistion week in writing. We had been working on "Ideas" and collecting as many ideas as we had time for that we could add to our "tool book". This week we moved away from ideas and have covered letters and gave the students a chance to just write. The class also took their district writing prompt on Tuesday. Those will be scored Monday during professional development and the scores will be used as data to record growth throughout the year, as well as help me know what I need to teach them when we work on writing this year.
Reading is off to a great start. We have not started groups and will not until after we give the DRA at the end of the month. Currently, we have been working on launching Daily 5. We have worked on Reading to Self and Work on Writing. We are building up our stamina in both of these areas this week!
This week in Math, we covered a big subject... Rounding! This is one of those lessons that can take some time to understand. Today was our 3rd day to work on rounding and I think it has started to click with many of the students!
Things to remember about Rounding:
- If your rounding to the ten's place, look at the one's place.
- If the number in the one's place is a 5 or higher, round up. Meaning the digit in the ten's place increases by 1.
- If the number in the one's place is lower than a 5, you round down. The digit in the ten's place stays the same.
-A "0" always goes in the one's place when rounding.
I think that is all for now! If you have not already, please send in the green slip from Mrs. Miller in the library indicating if your child will have a grandparent or grandparents coming to eat and shop with them at the book fair next week! These MUST be turned in to attend and have an accurate lunch count for the cafeteria!
Also, money for the "Write a Check" fundraiser is being collected all month! Send it in with your student. Or, if you need to use a debit/credit card, stop by the office! This cuts down on having to sell, collect and distribute fundraiser items!
Have a great weekend!
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!