Last week was such a whirlwind! From Career Day, to MAPS, to Three Lakes Park we had so many experiences and made even more fond memories in addition to working hard to prepare for the end of the year tests and 4th grade. Please remember to have your child practice their skills using Study Island to help them review the skills we have learned this year. We will continue to study poetry, practice combinations and probability, and learn more about European explorers. Our last MAPS for the year is on Monday and we will finish off the week with a jam-packed field day! Homework will consist of reading and math practice, spelling (list 17), and reviewing explorers. Field Day will be held this Friday, rain or shine. Please be sure your child is wearing appropriate attire (as if dressed for gym). It would also be a good idea to send in a labeled water bottle. There will be water available at specific locations, but it is much easier when students have their own to carry with them between stations.
We will also be having our Wax Museum on Thursday, May 31st. This is a highlight of 3rd grade every year! Information is coming home today with the basics, more information will follow soon. So even though we are in the “homestretch” we still have a lot to look forward to experiencing this year!
The dates for this year’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAPS) and Standards of Learning Assessments (SOLs) have been determined. Please make a note of these to assure your child will be present and able to take these with the rest of us. Remember, Study Island is a great resource to help prepare for these assessments. The VA Department of Education also offers practice tests and released test questions for the SOLs. We will be practicing with these at school, but highly encourage you to take some time to have some one-on-one practice at home as well!
– Released Tests & Item Sets
MAPS Testing Schedule: Grade 3
– Monday, April 23 – Math
SOL Testing Schedule: Grade 3
– Wednesday, May 9 – Reading Part 1
– Thursday, May 10 – Reading Part 2
– Thursday, May 24 – Math Part 1
– Friday, May 25 – Math Part 2
Our last field trip will be on Tuesday, May 1st. We will be visiting Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello in Charlottesville, VA. If you are interested in chaperoning, you can indicate so on the bottom of the permission slip. Please do not send money for a chaperone ticket until your child’s teacher has contacted you. We know and appreciate that many parents want to join us on this trip, however space is limited. Chaperones have been notified, please send in a check for your spot if you haven’t already done so.
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:
Review Third Grade Skills
Read Along (Because of Winn Dixie)
Review Writing Skills
Review Affixes, Grammar Skills
Spelling List 17 ( /sh/, /ch/, and /wh/ sounds) Test Friday 3/27
Combinations & Probability
Test Thursday 3/26
Students must know their facts (+, -, x, ÷)
1 Field Trip to Monticello
7 Readers’ Theater @ 12:45
9 SOL Reading Part 1
10 SOL Reading Part 2
21 Readers’ Theater @ 12:45
24 SOL Math Part 1
25 SOL Math Part 2
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