Week of May 21st

We’re almost there! This is the last official week of SOLs, please continue to practice math facts and skills at home. In school, we will review testing strategies, including showing work and solving all problems in various ways. In addition, we will focus whole group reading strategies, reviewing 3rd grade math skills, and transferring our speech outlines into speeches. Young Scientists will be here on the 23rd to review energy. Homework will consist of reading and math practice, spelling (list 22), and reviewing science journals nightly. The poetry packet that came home a few weeks ago is due June 1st.

Image result for wax museum clipart

Students are working to transfer their research information to their speech outlines. These will then be used as the “framework” for your final speech. Students are welcome to bring their papers home, but it is each child’s responsibility to bring everything back to school EVERYDAY.

At home, please start gathering things for your costume and/or prop(s) if you haven’t already done so. You do not need to purchase something fancy! Some great places to look are Good Will, the back of your closets, old costumes, check with neighbors and friends. If you can’t think of what to do, please ask me for some suggestions! As students start completing their outlines and writing speeches, these will come home to “polish and practice”. Speeches should be no longer than 1 minute, and they should contain all the required information.

The Wax Museum will be held on Thursday, May 31st. This is a highlight of 3rd grade every year and we look forward to experiencing it with you all. Please plan on being at KES anytime  between 9am-10am to view the Wax Exhibit.Don’t forget to check under the “Homework” tab to see what our focus is in school and what is expected at home. This is updated weekly along with the blog in order to keep you connected. As always, let me know if you have any questions!

This Week’s Curriculum Objectives:
Read Along: The One and Only Ivan
3rd Grade Comprehension Skills

Transfering Speech Outlines to Speeches
Spelling List 22 Test Friday 5/24

Review 3rd Grade Skills
SOLs this Thursday and Friday
Students must know their facts (+, -, x, ÷)

Energy (Fossil Fuels vs “Clean” Energy)

23       Young Scientists: Energy
24       SOL Math Part 1
25       SOL Math Part 2
28       No School
31       Wax Museum

7         End of Year School Celebration and Book Fair in library 4:00-7:00 PM
15       ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM

If you have not already checked the Coyote Courier, please click on the coyote below. There is a great deal of information that will help you stay on top of things here at Kaechele Elementary!