The change of seasons always excites me! Something new is in store for us whether it be weather, holidays, or whatever! Although, I am sad for the nice warm weather and sunny days to leave, I do enjoy these mild temperatures and sunny days.
Here is what is coming up next week!
Students have finished their 1st narrative. They were on their desks at Open House. These were our first pieces to publish and I am really impressed with them!!! This class already uses such great detail in their writing. We finished this week up talking about using dialogue in our stories and how to punctuate it. A lesson that will be revisited MANY times throughout the year...along with paragraphs, sentences, writing complete sentences... ;)
Next week, students will write another story all on their own for our district writing prompt to finish up our narrative unit for this quarter.
The students have been working independently on Daily 5 and I have been giving our DRA's the last 2 weeks and will finish up today. Then, we will get to start reading groups (yay!)
BE SURE your child is reading at home NIGHTLY. Even they are reading on grade level, READ! This is the most important, nightly homework your child can do!
We finished up our first unit on addition and subtraction. This week we have been working on collecting data and using graphs to show data. Next week, we will continue working with bar graphs and begin to look at line plots as well.
We have started a unit on the scientific process. This week really has been introduction to the process and why we have this process (method). Next week, we will question things we are curious about, decide if we can test this to answer our question, and form a hypothesis.
*Picture retakes are Wednesday, Oct 7. If your child wasn't here the day pictures were taken, they will have their picture taken on Wednesday. Forms are available if you need one to order!
If you are unhappy with your child's photos, they cannot be retaken/replaced unless the entire package is returned.
* Fall parties are NEXT Friday. (October 9th) Our party will be from 10:15-11:00. HERE is a sign up sheet for supplies.
*Friday October, 9th is ALSO a 1/2 day for students and the end of our first quarter of school! School will dismiss at 12:35.
*Parent/ Teacher Conferences are October 26-30. If you were unable to come to Open House last week, give me a call or shoot me an email and we will get you signed up for a time!
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!