Good evening! Things remain to be great in room 403 as travel further into the school year!
Things are really taking off in math. We started this new unit off doing multiplication and this week, we have been doing division. Here are a few Learn Zillion Videos that you and your child can watch that have to do with what our standards are that we have been covering this week.
Multiplication facts, Multiplication Facts, MULTIPLICATION FACTS! Be sure that your child is practicing these EVERY NIGHT. THIS should be their homework each night. It can be a 15-20 minute practice before bed, while you make dinner, while you drive in the car, etc. They HAVE to practice these at home to be successful with using multiplication. We will not stop and learn set by set (i.e. all of the 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's...etc) like 3rd and 4th graders used to once upon a time (like when I was in 3rd grade!). As mentioned, we have already moved onto division and these standards will be much easier to master if your child knows their facts
Many students have expressed that they would like to be able to do Raz-kids at home and listen to books! It's fun and it's a great way to keep reading! Go to Raz-Kids.com. Our username is Willardeast3b.
We started reading groups this week and our Daily 5 rotation. Be sure to read every night at home. So many kids LOVE reading and do on their own. Be sure to make it a part of your routine.
Our first Tiger Pride is tomorrow. Students will get their t-shirts at school so that we all have them on for a class picture tomorrow. The actual assembly begins at 2:30. Feel free to come and celebrate our accomplishments and being a tiger!
Be sure to send in your child's coupon of "how many items sold". This is how they will get their single penguins. The families (should you sell that much) will be awarded after the fundraisers are collected and passed out with the other prizes. All fundraiser orders and the money for the orders is due NEXT Friday, October 4th.
Open house is Monday evening! Come and see what we have been up to, sign up for parent/teacher conferences, visit the special class teachers, get a hot dog dinner, and visit the Book Fair! Principle Miller will also be giving short informational meetings on standards based grading for our new report cards.
Open house will be from 6:00-7:30. The cost of the hot dog/hamburger, chips and a drink is $5.
Below is a link to the Willard East Website for more information.
I think that is all! Have a wonderful evening!
What a nice weather change we have had overnight. It gives us hope that fall is on the way and will be here soon!
We are on a roll through September! This week has been full of working on using paragraphs, understanding retelling in reading and why we do it, and reviewing our standards from our last math test.
Here is what is coming up:
Math remains to be the biggie right now. We reviewed the skills from the last test and will start multiplication next week. One big thing to do is to keep working on your multiplication facts at home (or start if you haven't yet!) There are also games on Mrs. Uckele's website that support math drill and skills...and are fun to play! You can find those HERE.
We have been giving DRAs this week and will continue that through next week as well.
Don't forget that next Friday is an early release. School will get out at 12:40!!!
I think that is all for now! Enjoy this beautiful weekend!
Your child will be bringing home a sheet tonight to complete as homework. We completed most of it in class and it will be practice for our upcoming test on Friday. On this sheet, you will notice that we are already into multiplication. (The homework deals mainly with multiplying a single digit with a multiple of ten) With the shift of the standards with Common Core coming into place this year, things have done just that...shifted. Third graders will now be expected to know their facts coming into the third grade. This year, we will need your extra help. Since we are already doing multiplication and next week will start a new unit on how multiplication and division are inversely related, we need students to be working on memorizing their facts at home. We still do rocket math, but that is not enough to get them where they need to be to be successful with these two units. You can find multiplication flash cards at Walmart, Target, etc, make your own, and find many "drill'games online for students to use to practice. It is important that they start now and make a habit of learning and practicing these habits.
**This will be considered nightly homework. Thank you for your help and cooperation.
As I mentioned above, we will have our first math test on Friday. This test will measure the students' success in the areas of:
I think that is plenty information for now! Thank you for your help and hard work you do at home. We are having a great year so far and I expect for it to continue to get even better!!!
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!