How are we already approaching the end of October?! Every year, I am floored that the year goes by so fast and every year seems to go by a little faster!
Red Ribbon Week- All Week
Friday, Oct. 27- Tiger Pride @ 2:30
Oct. 30- Nov. 2- Parent/ Teacher Conferences
Nov.3rd- 7th- Fall Break. No School
Our fall party was last Friday! We had SO much fun! Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, efforts to plan, and for sending in $5 for the supplies. The kids had a great time and it wouldn't be possible without you!
Parent/ Teacher Conference-
Here is the sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences. If you have not signed up, please sign up for a time to meet with me to discuss your child's progress. Thanks!
Veteran's Day Assembly-
In a couple of weeks we will be honoring anyone who has served or is currently serving our country by celebrating Veterans Day here at school. If you would please let me know if someone in your family has served, it would be greatly appreciated! We want to make sure everyone is honored on this day. Thank you in advance!
What we are learning this week...
Leader in Me: Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Writing- Introduce non-fiction writing and begin learning how to research and write a non-fiction piece of writing.
Math- Using patterns to solve multiplication equations
Reading- Introduce non-fiction and learn about the features of a non- fiction text.
Science- States of Matter
October 18th: Mrs. Letterman out for an appointment
October 20th: Fall Parties @ 11:30-12:15. Students get out at 12:30.
October 27th: October Tiger Pride
October 30th- Nov. 2nd: Parent/ Teacher Conferences
Nov 3rd-6th: No School/ Fall Break
Fall Parties are THIS Friday! Notes went home last week. Instead of signing up to bring items, students were asked to bring $5 to cover the cost of snacks, crafts/games, and goody bags.You can send that in anytime this week!
We will party from 11:45-12:30. Friday the 20th is also a 1/2 Day. Students will dismiss at 12:30.
Parent/ Teacher Conferences-
If you were unable to come to Open House a couple of weeks ago, I will be sending a note through email to schedule a conference time. I will send home reminders next week before conferences start.
Here is what we are learning this week:
Leader In Me- Habit 4. Think Win-Win. There is a better option than one person getting what they want, and one person not getting anything.
Reading- We completed the first quarter reading assessment today. We will review strategies and skills we learned first quarter and talk about reading engagement this week.
Writing-We are working on finishing our first quarter writing prompt this week. Then, we will begin our next unit of writing about non-fiction!
Math- We are still working on multiplication and applying multiplication to solve division.
Science- We will begin talking about the water cycle.
Have a great week!!!
Here are some updates for the upcoming week!
October 10th: Picture Day! Class and Individual pictures will be taken. Order forms and reminders were sent home last week.
October 11th: Mrs. Letterman (and all 3rd grade teachers) out for a science training.
October 16th: Hayride to the AG Building
October 20th: Fall Parties/ Half Day
October 30th-Nov 2nd: Parent/ Teacher Conferences
Hayride to the AG Building-
We have been invited on a hayride to go see the High School Agriculture Department's pumpkin patch. We will just be gone a short time and will be on the school property the entire time, so no permission slip is needed. There isn't enough room for parents this time, so this will be a student only hayride.
What we are learning this week:
Leader in Me: We will continue to talk about putting first things first. Taking care of the important things first and then do the things I want to do.
Writing- This week, we will finish up talking about adding descriptive words (like replacing boring words) and adding detail. We will begin writing our 1st quarter writing prompt by the beginning of next week.
Math- We will finish up Topic 4 on Thursday. Topic 4 focused on using multiplication to solve division equations. We will take the Topic 4 assessment this Friday.
Reading- We are back in the swing of meeting in reading groups after a short break to give the 1st quarter DRA. As a class we will work on using context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.
Have a great week!!!
* Tuesday, Oct. 3rd- Open House 6:00-7:00.
* Book Fair October 2nd-6th
* October 10th- Picture Day!
* October 11th- Mrs. Letterman gone for a curriculum day
* October 20th- Fall Parties
Be sure to stop by Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd! Come pop in our room and see a few of the things we have been working on so far this year, order a yearbook, visit the Book Fair, and pick up your fundraiser items!
If you can't make it, fundraiser items need to be picked up tomorrow! You can stop by school as early as 3:30 to get your items.
The Book Fair is going on all this week and there are some GREAT books! Students may visit the Book Fair before school after they have checked in with their teacher and before 8:30. The Book Fair is also open after school for students to shop with parents. We also have our library day to shop on Friday! If you send money, please send it in an envelope with your child's name and amount marked on the outside.
What We Are Learning This Week:
The Leader in Me- Habit 3. Put First Things First. Students will learn they can put the important things first, then do the fun things. :)
Writing- We will practice writing using paragraphs, using transition words, and showing what is happening in our story by using good "juicy" (or descriptive words).
Math- We will begin Topic 4 this week! This topic will focus on relating multiplication to division and using known multiplication facts to solve a division equation (all small numbers).
Over the last six weeks we have been learning the foundations of multiplication and division. Memorization alone leads to some "holes" in having a true understanding of math and can lead to some struggles later on as students learn higher level of math. We have been working with multiplication long enough at this point, many students are getting the hang of "why" and starting to remember some facts on their own. In place of nightly math homework, please start working with your child on multiplication facts. This doesn't have to be a nightly drill and practice. Reviewing a few in the car on the way to practice, school, or while dinner is cooking are some easy times to squeeze in a few facts so students begin to remember them. :)
Reading; This week, we will begin working on author's purpose. Students will begin to learn the different reasons and author writes or publishes.
Have a wonderful 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!