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 fourth year in Willard, but her sixth year to teach third grade!