Spelling, Flashcards, Homework, and Library!

Today we started a new spelling unit. Each Monday, we take a spelling pre-test and this determines if the regular list or the challenge list will go home. We have discussed that we each have different lists because we are different learners and that’s ok! You should see a spelling list come home tonight. This can stay at home and should be practiced throughout the week. We will have our spelling test on Friday.

Please practice the math facts at home with your third grader and then make sure the green folder goes back in the blue daily folder to come back to school.
During math today, students practiced the 5s facts with a partner. They quizzed their friend and placed the flashcards in two piles: if they didn’t know the product ‘in a snap’ then it went in the NOT YET pile. If they said the answer right away it went in the GOT IT pile. Then, just to be sure, they quizzed the GOT IT pile again.
Try this strategy at home when practicing with your third grader.  

Today we talked about our own personal reading life and what makes reading work for us. We talked about needing a quiet, comfortable space without distractions as well as making sure we choose a good-fit book that we are interested in. To prepare for our lesson tomorrow, each student should bring in a favorite book. 

We went to the library today. Your child should come home with a few books. We will talk about reading counts in class. When a student is done reading their book, they sign up to take a test and then during reading time, we do our best to make our way through the list of students who signed up. Please check in with your third grader about what books they have chosen. 

We are off to another great week in 3rd grade!!  🙂