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Update: Week of March 4

Hi Parents,

March is here and we are getting closer to SPRING!!               

This Friday, March 8 is an early release day. Dismissal is at 12:15.

 

I look forward to seeing you at parent/teacher conferences next week. Your appointment time went home on a bright yellow slip of paper on February 22. If you are not sure of your time, please let me know. Thank you!

Math Test: We will have our math test on Thursday. We will review in class on Wednesday and that will come home. Please help your child to continue practicing math facts.

Reading: We begin our Biography unit. We look forward to reading about famous people in history. Later, your child will be writing a biography report about a person.

Writing: We begin our literary essay unit. We will use a mentor text and form big ideas about a character. We will work together to put our ideas into an essay.

Social Studies: We begin learning about Pioneer life.

MARCH IS READING MONTH:        
You will see a note coming home about ‘catching your child reading’. I can’t wait to fill our classroom wall with photos of our readers.

Fun Fridays:
In celebration of Reading Month, our class will celebrate on Fridays.

Friday, March 8: Get comfy and read: All school PJ day! Bring your favorite book to read.

Friday, March 15: Wear a SHIRT that others can read.

Friday, March 22: Wear a HAT that others can read.

THURSDAY, March 28: Read with a treat. We will read and have a snack.

 

Update: Week of February 25

Parents,
Here is an update for the week:

Writing: We will be practicing some constructed response writing before moving on to Literary Essays. We will be learning to answer a question about a text with complete sentences and detail.

Math: We are learning to use different strategies for 3 digit addition and subtraction. We are practicing with word problems too. We are also working hard with rounding to the nearest ten and hundred.
Please continue helping your child with multiplication practice with flashcards and MobyMax.

Social Studies: We begin learning about the French in Michigan and about the fur trade.

Reading: We will be practicing reading a selection and responding with a written response. We will move on to Biography reading next week. Please continue to support your child as a reader and encourage them to be reading 20 minutes at least 5 days a week. Keep track of this on the monthly homework reading calendar.

Other Announcements:

**Conference appointment slips went home last week. Make sure you found the bright yellow paper in your child’s folder. I look forward to sharing the progress your child has made.

**We have an Early Release on Friday, March 8. Dismissal is at 12:15.

**If you haven’t registered for the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE, please do so as soon as possible.  If we can get 50% of our school to register, we receive $500 in PE equipment.  No cost to register! More information can be found HERE.

Thank you!

 

Update: Week of February 18

Hi Parents,

Here are a few things to know this week:

Social Studies Homework: We have been studying the people of The Three Fires. We have studied the Ojibway and Potawatomi in class. Tonight’s homework assignment requires your child to read about The Odawa and complete the chart. They have done this two times in class so they should be aware of the procedures for completing this. This assignment is due tomorrow, Tuesday 2/19.

Conference Appointment Slips: These will be coming home on Friday. Look for the bright yellow paper in your child’s folder.

Multiplication Practice Page: Please check in with your third grader on what facts they should be practicing for Wednesday.

Thursday, February 21: Jet’s Pizza Night- make sure you mention our class! We could win a pizza party!

Friday, February 22: Popcorn Friday.

Week of November 5

Here’s an update for our week:

I look forward to meeting with you at conferences this week! I will see you on Monday evening or Wednesday evening.

We will preview the book fair on Tuesday. If you would like your child to make a purchase, please send money in an envelope labeled with your child’s name by Thursday. 

WRITING: We are working on opinion writing. Each student has chosen their opinion statement and is now working on writing their reasons with supporting details. We are learning to write this into a paragraph.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We continue to study the geography of Michigan. We started learning about natural resources.

READING: We are finishing up our unit on characters. We are studying the characters in the book Because of Winn-Dixie. We have been able to identify character traits and the way the main character changes throughout the story.

MATH: We continue working on multiplication and division. We have been practicing the facts by working on a lot of word problems.

THURSDAY NOV. 8: Jet’s Pizza Night- mention our class when you order!
MONDAY NOV. 19:  Culver’s Night  5-8pm

 

Update: Week of Oct. 29

Parents,
Here is an update for the week:

Reading Calendars are due Thursday. A new one for November will be sent home on Thursday. This is used to keep track of reading homework. It is recommended that third graders be reading for at least 20 minutes/at least 5 days a week.

We will complete our next practice page on Wednesday. Your child is keeping track of their progress at school and should know what multiplication facts they are working on. You should have seen the practice page come home last week with a “Got It” or a “Not Yet” note attached to it.

We have an early release day on Friday. Dismissal is at 12:15.

I look forward to meeting you next week at conferences! Conference appointment times were sent home on Friday.

Our class will visit the Book Fair next week.  We will look on Tuesday and purchase on Thursday. If you plan to have your child make a purchase, please send money in an envelope with your child’s name by Thursday. Thanks!

 

 

Update: Week of March 12

  • I look forward to meeting with you this week for conferences. We have been working hard in third grade and it is exciting for me to share your child’s progress!
  • Homework this week is Homework 4-7 and Homework 4-8. This is  due next Monday March 19.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: A practice page will come home today. This was completed on Friday. Attached to this practice page will be a note saying NOT YET or GOT IT! This lets you and your third grader know what facts should be practiced for this Friday. Your third grader keeps track of their progress here at school so they know exactly what facts to practice. Please help your third grader practice their facts this week.
  • MobyMax should be practiced regularly at home. You will need to log onto Clever to access MobyMax. Let me know if you have forgotten how to do this. There is a link on the right side of the blog under AT HOME links.  I will also continue to have all kids practice fluency here at school.
  • We will be previewing at the book fair on Tuesday. Our purchase day is on Wednesday. If your child plan’s to make a purchase, please send the money in an envelope labeled with your child’s name. Thanks!
  • We will have our Government test on Friday. We have been learning about the three branches of Government and we have been reviewing in class. A review page will be coming home this week.
  • AS A REMINDER:
    Grades 3-5 have been preparing for the state test (M-STEP).  This is a required test and it will take place in the weeks immediately following spring break.
    Please make sure you look ahead on your family calendar (Gr 3,4,5) to make sure that your child is at school on the days listed.   Please change any appointments so they do not occur the mornings of testing.
    Also, provide extra nutritional snacks on the testing days, along with a water bottle — and adequate sleep during the testing period.
    Testing takes place between 9-12 on these dates:
    • Grade 5  April 10, 11, 12, 17
    • Grade 4  May 8, 9, 10
    • Grade 3  April  24, 25, 26

 

Update: Week of February 26!

  • Conference appointment slips will be coming home today. Please look for this in your child’s folder. Thanks!!
  • Homework this week is a Study Island assignment. Please help your child log on to complete this assignment by Friday, March 2. Let me know if you have questions.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: A practice page will come home today. This was completed on Friday. Attached to this practice page will be a note saying NOT YET or GOT IT! This lets you and your third grader know what facts should be practiced for this Friday. Your third grader keeps track of their progress here at school so they know exactly what facts to practice. Please help your third grader practice their facts this week.
  • MobyMax should be practiced regularly at home. Students will need to log onto Clever to access MobyMax. Let me know if you have forgotten how to do this. There is a link on the right side of the blog under AT HOME links.  I will also continue to have all kids practice fluency here at school
  • We have library on Friday. Help your child remember to bring their books back before Friday. Thanks!

 

Third Grade Update!

Parents,
Here are a few things to know for this week:

  • A new homework packet will be coming home today. It is due next Monday, November 6. A spelling pre-test with a new spelling word list should come home as well. These words should be practiced for the spelling test on Friday.
  • We have library on Wednesday. Please remind  your third grader to return their books so they will be able to check out new ones.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: You will see a practice page come home today. This was completed on Friday. Attached to this practice page will be a note saying NOT YET or GOT IT! This let’s you and your third grader know what facts will need to be practiced for this Friday. Your third grader keeps track of their own progress on a graph here at school so they will know exactly what facts they should be working on.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conference appointment slips were sent home on Oct. 23. I look forward to meeting with you next week!
  • This Friday, November 3 is an early release day. Dismissal is 12:15. Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days. Children can order a lunch with their teacher in the morning and they will have it to take home.   The cost will be $2.50.  Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

Third Grade News….

Parents,
Here are a few things to know for this week:

  • A new homework packet will be coming home today. It is due next Monday, Oct. 30. A spelling pre-test with a new spelling word list should come home as well. These words should be practiced for the spelling test on Friday.
  • We will have our Geography test on Wednesday. We have been reviewing in class and a review page will come home on Tuesday.
  • We have library on Wednesday. Please remind  your third grader to return their books so they will be able to check out new ones.
  • We have PE on Wednesday this week. Please check with your child to make sure they have gym shoes at school. Changing into clean shoes helps keep our gym floor clean and safe. Thank you!
  • Picture Retakes are this Thursday, October 26.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: You will see a practice page come home today. This was completed on Friday. Attached to this practice page will be a note saying NOT YET or GOT IT! This let’s you and your third grader know what facts will need to be practiced for this Friday. Your third grader keeps track of their own progress on a graph here at school so they will know exactly what facts they should be working on.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conference appointment slips (bright orange paper) should be coming home today. Please look for that in your child’s folder! I look forward to sharing all of your child’s hard work with you!

Conferences and Book Fair this week!

Parents,

I look forward to sharing your students progress this week! Conferences will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.

Our preview day for the book fair is Tuesday. Your child will bring home a wish list. If you decide to make a purchase, please send money in an envelope labeled with your child’s name. Our purchase day is on Thursday.