Think Tank in Third

Weekly Update- November 11, 2016

Week at a Glance

Reading- Today was a little off when it comes to reading because we had 3rd grade State Testing and we also had to finish BAS testing. Next week we will get back to our normal routine.


Math- We've continued our e4tech lessons and students are doing awesome. This week we created a game called tic-tac-compute. Students filled a tic-tac-toe board with numbers and had to write a math equation or words to show how they got the numbers. Students did a great job of showing their thinking.



Social Studies- You will see on this week's homework menu that we will be starting a family traditions project to learn about different cultures, holidays, and family traditions. If you have any questions about this topic, please contact us.


Genius Hour- Most students are finished with research and we will start looking ahead for a date to haev presentations.


Learner's Profiles went home today, so check your child's red folder for this


Click here to view the homework menu for the week.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The dates we will hold conferences will be Tues. Nov 15th and Weds. Nov 16th.

Due to the number of conferences, we are going to keep conference times to 15 minutes per student.


Click here to sign up for your conference:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4daaa82ea3fd0-fall1


A pre-conference survey went home last week. Please fill this out and return so that we are prepared to address all of your questions/concerns. We want to be mindful of everyone's time.


If you would rather complete the pre-conference form digitally, click here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSF3EL8FuWLD2uhHzXAzIQuHdzsow5ga2bjUCJaaZZqWiG1A/viewform

Cold Weather Reminder

We will continue to go outside until the windchill becomes to cold not to. Please send a jacket or coat to school with your child.

Think Tank Tip of the Week

We've been slacking on the tip of the week! Ooops!!


Here is a great article, written by Jo Boaler, Stanford professor and math expert, on how to help your child with math at home.

http://yano.co.uk/2012/05/dont-let-maths-muddle-you-2/


We are really working to make math fun and exciting for your child! We truly believe that developing a love of math in students will increase their achievement level.

We are so thankful for our Veterans!

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