Mrs. Miller's Monday Message

April 4-8

Upcoming Dates

April 5, 6, 7 - ELA State Assessments - CANCELLED

April 19, 20, 21 - Math State Assessments

April 22 - No School

April 26, 27, 28 - End of 3rd Grade MAP Assessments

PTO Basket Raffle

Parents! It’s time for the kids’ favorite fundraiser! 3rd Grade is assigned two themes (girls sleepover and sports), you are invited to purchase items based on one or both themes. Items purchased will go in a theme basket that will be displayed in the office starting on Wednesday, April 27th.

*Students will receive ticket order forms in their April 18th Monday Folders

*Tickets may be purchased starting on Friday, April 22nd for $1 each ($20 for $25 Tickets)

No time to shop? WE CAN DO THE SHOPPING FOR YOU! Send in your Monetary Donation to your child’s teacher. Please put PTO Basket Raffle on the memo of the check.

Donations DUE by Wednesday, April 20th

Proceeds will be used to sponsor Back to School Night, Student Field Trips and Teacher Grants.

Questions? Email Brandi:

Curriculum Peek

Spelling/ Vocabulary: This week's pattern is homonyms. Our new vocab is over different weather words. Both spelling and vocab tests will be sent home tomorrow.

Math: We are continuing with Topic 14: Area. Please take a couple minutes per night to practice these skills with your child. Perimeter and area are lifelong skills that students need to know how to do!

Science and Reading: Due to circumstances beyond our control, all state assessments have been cancelled for the week. I will update you as soon as I get an update. We will beginning our unit over weather this week. We will start with learning the difference between climate and weather.

Khan Academy

Last week, we began working on a math website called Khan Academy. Students complete different missions that test them on the math skills we have practiced this year. It is really fun to watch because they each get to work on the skills that they need extra help with! Your child is welcome to work on Khan Academy at home. If they can't remember their username and password, please email me.

Spelling City and Quizlet

The link below will take you to our 3rd Grade Spelling City website. All three lists are up to date.

The link below will take you to a vocab study website. All vocab words are updated for the next two weeks.

4th Quarter Reward System

For the remainder of the year, I am implementing a new reward system called Miller Moolah. The kids can earn fake money for various things throughout the day such as returning homework on time, completing the enrichment side of their homework, getting their agenda filled out on time in the morning or setting a good example for others. At the end of the quarter, we will be having an auction. Students will be able to use their money to bid on the items that they want. This is where I need your help! :) If you have any trinkets, toys, games, etc. laying around the house that you are tired of looking at and would like to donate, I would love it! In the past when I have done this, food and drink have always been a big hit as well but those types of donations can wait until closer to the auction. It will be each student's responsibility to keep track of their money. If they lose it, they just start over the next day. I will not be replacing any "lost" money. I think that this is going to be a fun and motivating way to finish the year strong with great behavior!