We are so thankful for all of the support you have given us! Third grade is such a big year on many levels, and the students have already grown so much. Thank you for your help and encouragement as we continue to traverse this journey together! We hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving break and are surrounded by family and friends. It is so important to have some time to take a moment and appreciate all we have.
This week we will be doing third grade rotations, Thanksgiving style! Students will participate in some language arts activities with Mrs. Black, math activities with Mrs. Fosberg, STEM activities with Mrs. Maria, and activities to show our gratitude with Mrs. Bagley. In addition, we will administer alternative assessments for the county, finish up our habitats and animal research, and take our science test on animals and habitats on Tuesday.
Now that we have completed reviewing parts of speech and grammar rules, we will begin a spelling program to help improve student writing. This will include the third grade level skills necessary to understand long vowel blends, ambiguous vowels, consonant blends, double consonants, affixes, homophones, plural nouns, contractions, r-controlled vowels, silent consonants, and multiple syllables. Review words and challenge words will also be included each week. Students will be given their lists on Mondays and tested on Fridays.
The students have been doing a great job with their nightly “stop and jots”. This week students will continue to compare and contrast main characters, settings, plots, etc. These can be in reference to text or real world. For example, students might compare a character to another character or to themselves, a friend, or a family member. In addition, please help them remember to record the title and author of the books once they have finished. These should be written in the front of their readers’ response journal underneath the appropriate genre heading.
Finishing our “Feature Creature” poster
Students must know the 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, and 10s multiplication facts (along with addition and subtraction to 20)
Test on Animal Habitats on Tuesday, November 21st
30 MAP testing – Reading
1 Make-up Picture Day
1 MAP Testing – Math
1 Spelling Test (short and long a)
5 PTA Spirit Night at Longhorn Steakhouse
5 PTA board meeting in KES library @ 6:30 pm
8 Spelling Test (short and long e)
11 Young Scientists: Matter
14 KES Jack Frost Day and class winter parties
15 Spelling Test (short and long i)
18-29 School Closed for Winter Break (students return on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018)
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