WE WERE AT SCHOOL FOR FIVE WHOLE DAYS LAST WEEK! Can you hardly believe it? Yesterday I worked hard on your child’s report cards, which will be coming home on Monday, February 12th. That means we have officially hit the mid-year point of third grade. We are half-way through, with so much more to do! I’m ready to keep working hard if you all are! I think (knock on wood) we are one of the only third grade classes that hasn’t been hit with all the sicknesses, so let’s keep it that way. We are religiously washing our hands as we come in to the class, and lovingly making each other wash our hands if we catch each other with our hands anywhere near our mouths during the day. Kudos to you all for putting forth that effort to all this grossness this time of year! A clean room 36, is a happy room 36!
-This is your child’s Tuesday Folder, which should come back to school on Wednesday, with the back sheet signed. (Take it out and flip it over for more places to sign!) If there are ever tests or assignments for you to sign and return, they will be on one side of the folder, stamped so you know what to do! Remember that from now on, and school wide, yellow folders will be coming home with graded papers on Tuesdays! Don’t look for them on Mondays anymore!
-Our “I can” statements for this week are as follows:
Reading – I can draw conclusions/infer what the author has left out of a fiction passage using clues from the text and my own background knowledge.
Writing – I can write a friendly letter. I can use personal pronouns in my writing.
Math – I can multiply two digit by one digit numbers.
Science – I can describe the events and significance of natural event cycles.
-I hope to see many of you tonight for our Parent SOL night! This is the night where the third grade teachers get a chance to meet one evening with just the parents of third grade parents to talk about all the ins and outs of SOLs. If you can’t make it, we will be sending home any papers in your child’s folder next Tuesday, so be on the lookout for that packet!
–Field Trip permission forms (Va Rep Theatre) and money ($15) are due this Friday, February 2nd, so if you need another form, please let me know so I can send one home with your Baby Duck tomorrow!
–This Friday is Sports Day. Your child may dress up in their favorite sports team attire (appropriate for school) to support their favorite football or any type of athletic team!
–Mid-year benchmarks are nothing your child needs to study for; however, I do want you all to have them on your calendar so that you can send in some extra love with your child on those days! Both reading and math will be over two days, and the scores will only be to help me direct my instruction more intensively! These tests give me a ton of good information, but they are NOT to stress your child out! Reading – Wednesday, February 7th & Thursday, February 8th; Math – Monday, February 19th & Tuesday, February 20th.