It's hard to believe that we are beginning to wrap up October and soon it will be November! The last couple of weeks have been very busy, but very fun! Thank you to all of the parents who went with us to Frontier Theatre! We had such a great time, as always! I am putting together a few pictures and will hopefully have those up on the website next week.
Coming up next week in our classroom:
Writing: We will be starting a new descriptive writing project that is very fun and just in time for Halloween. Be sure to ask your student what this new writing project is all about!
Reading: Groups have taken off and are going strong! We have been talking about strategies that we can use as a reader to help us understand what we are reading and how to check for if we do understand what we are reading.
Math: We wrapped up our unit on collecting, reading, and using data today. That test will be Monday. I don't particularly like to test after a long weekend, but we need to get in and going on our next unit which will be about measurment. Your child may have brought home 3 worksheets to practice. These ARE NOT homework and aren't exactly like the test, but will give practice with reading graphs and making graphs like they will on Monday.
Social Studies: We are starting a new government unit this coming week. We will begin by talking about being a good citizen and also talk about the Decleration of Independence and the purpose of the Constitution.
Our fall party will be Wednesday, October 31st at 2:30. Also, be sure to send in order forms and money if you would like to purchase a Pumpkin Gram! I think that is all for this week. Have a good 3 day weekend (or your students at least!) since there is NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, Friday, October 2
This week is already blowing by! I spent yesterday in a math CAP meeting looking at the new Common Core standards that Missouri will start using in 2014!
Today, students got to experience a magic show from a guest speaker to kick off Red Ribbon Week next week.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 17), will be picture re-takes. If you were unhappy with your child's school pictures and HAVE NOT cut them or passed them out, have your student bring them back to school and they can have their pictures retaken tomorrow.
Thursday is our field trip to Frontier Theater!!! Remember to send a sack lunch with your child (unless they are getting a school lunch). Thursday is looking to be a nice, but cool, fall day. Please dress your child in tennis shoes and send a jacket. We will be leaving the school as close to 8:45 as possible and will return by 2:00 pm. The handbook states, students must ride the bus to the field trip, but if you would like to sign your child out, they may ride home with you from Marshfield. PLEASE do not take your child until you have signed out with the teacher. Students will be counted absent from the time you sign them out.
If you do not have a conference time set up, please email or call me at your earliest convenience. Grade cards will be distributed at the conferences on the 23rd and 25th.
Some upcoming dates to remember:
Conferences - Oct. 23rd and 25th
No School- Oct 26th
Fall Parties- Oct. 31st
Today is the last day to sign up for our Willard University class, Life with Laura! Mrs. Hillenburg and I will be teaching this class and it will be exploring life how Laura Ingalls Wilder lived. We will have a lot of great activities such as cooking, exploring items from the pioneer days, and much, much more.
The cost is $25.00 and that is for 8 weeks of classes. Classes will start Monday, October 15th and be from 5:30-6:30 in my room and Mrs. Hillenburg's room!
You can sign up through tonight and pay Monday. Just click on Willard University on the districts homepage or click HERE.
Hope to see you there!
Parents and Guardians:
I made a mistake with our field trip money. I didn't realize that the money needed to be in cash, as our office can no longer accept checks and write us one for the amount collected to pay the bus and the theatre. I will need to return your checks to you and ask that $12.00 cash be sent in. Please forgive my misunderstanding and mistake.
If you can, please have the money returned no later than this Thursday. Once again, I'm very sorry for the innconvience I caused.
On a different note, if you were unable to attend Parent Orientation night, I am sending home a letter to sign up for parent/teacher conferences today. Please mark your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices and send the sheet back to school I will try my best to get you in one of your top choices!
Thank you! I hope you all have a wonderful day. Please let me know
Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Third grade has sure been busy and I am SO proud of your students. Yesterday (Thursday), they took a math test and there was not a grade below a C. They worked hard and I am very proud of them! Here is a glance about what is up for next week:
*Field Trip permission slips are due Monday along with $12. Don't forget to mark if your child will be buying a lunch or bringing a lunch on the 18th. (We need to let the cafeteria know ASAP). If you plan on attending, don't forget to mark that and send in the $5.00 for your admission. Remember, if you plan to attend, you will have to drive due to an already full bus. You can follow us from school or meet us at the Frontier Theatre.
Reading- We will start reading groups on Monday. DRAs are complete and Daily 5 is running smoothly. We are ready!
Writing- Last week, we read a book called, "The Best Part of Me" and the students have been working on a similar piece of writing. We also wrapped up our community pop up books (informational writing) and have talked about good beginnings and good endings. Next week, we will tackle details!
Spelling will be unit 8. For this unit we will focus on th ow/ ou sound.
Math- Today (Friday) we started a new unit. This unit will focus on collecting, organizing, and reading data. Students will have homework on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Science- We wrapped up social studies last week and have started a new unit that will focus on the water cycle. We are currently working on a trip through the water cycle in the eyes of a drop of water.
Don't forget that Friday is a half day for students. We will dismiss at 12:40
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!