There is nothing more exciting than having a normal day at school and then the power flickers off...and stays off. What excitement we had as our morning went on without any power! Fortunately, it was a nice, sunny day and our room stayed warm and light enough to continue working! But there was some curiosity about school with no lights. ("How DO we go to the bathroom?!") Everything went very smooth and the lights were on before we headed to lunch!
Here are some OTHER things that are going on in our classroom this week! :)
We have started to talk about cause and effect. Reading groups will be put on hold next week as I give DRA's to students before the end of the quarter.
We working on our district writing prompt this week and students wrapped up today! What will we do with the remaining week and a half until Spring Break!?! POETRY! It is such a fun unit but unfortunately, it isn't a 3rd grade standard anymore. (So we have to find somewhere to squeeze it in!)
We started a new unit on fractions. This week we have reviewed numerators, denominators, how to write a fraction that represents a whole number. We have some pretty fun and hands on activities to do with fractions! I am excited for this unit!
We had a very short week last week so we had to wrap up talking about the sun and revolution and rotation. This week, we will start to talk about the moon and patterns we see with the moon.
Tiger Pride is this Friday in the Gym at 2:30! Come join us and celebrate being a tiger!
Next week will be a big week at Willard East! We will have the Book Fair and Family Reading Night. Book Fair fliers with the hours of the book fair went home yesterday.Students will have the chance to shop at the Book Fair before and after school, Family Reading Night, and during their Friday library time! IF you wish to send money with your child to shop, please send it in an envelope with the amount and their name on it!
Family Reading Night-
Be sure to mark your calendars for our Willard East Family Reading Night on Thursday, March 5th!!! We will be celebrating literacy Willy Wonka style! There will be a couple of food trucks on hand for your convenience but feel free to eat before / after or even bring your own dinner! Each grade level will be hosting a school-wide activity. Third Grade will be making candy necklaces. If you can help, we need various candies sent in. The candies must have holes! :) Please send these anytime between now and Wednesday, March 4th.
(ex Life Savers, Gummy Savers, Peach Rings, Sour Rings, Rainbow Twizzlers (needs the hollow center)
You will also be able to sign up for a spring conference at Family Reading Night! I would love to see each family and update you on your child’s progress! Spring conference will be held the last week in March. This will be a much more casual setting than our fall conferences, but I will be offering some additional times if you prefer a more traditional conference.
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!