Third Grade News
Room 11 on the Move
Parent Appreciation Week
I am so grateful for each of you. I am thankful for the way you support your third graders and me. I am thankful for your patience with me and the encouragement you give me. On behalf of all the teachers at Monroe -- thank you. Thank you for the sodas in the lounge and the yummy lunches. Thank you for the gifts and signs and smoothies and Sonic drinks and flowers. Thank you for making this Teacher Appreciation Week beautiful.
A magical library
We welcomed our book buddies to the library on Friday to see the magic! Your students had been transformed into human books. Each pre-k student went to our "book shelves" to "check out" a book by touching it on the spine. The book then stepped out from the shelf and told the fairy tale to the little one. Your human books were animated, patient, and very sweet with the pre-K students as they showed off their summarizing and artistic skills. Enjoy the pictures of our human books lined up on "shelves" and telling their stories.
Math benchmarks this week
We will complete our end-of-year math benchmark tests on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that your children are present and well rested so that they can dazzle us all with the progress they've made this year.
Last Day of School
It's amazing to me that I am writing to you about the last day of third grade, May 31. We will be enjoying a field trip to Star Skate that morning, so please send your child wearing (or bringing) socks. We'll leave the school to walk there before 8:00 a.m. and return to the school sometime around 10:30, so please make sure your children are on time that last day. There is no cost for your students. And yes, you are welcome to come if you'd like. If not, we hope to see you at our end-of-the-day party at 2:45 hosted by our wonderful homeroom parents. Below is a link to sign up for party treats.
Sailing into the last weeks
It's tradition at Monroe that the last two weeks of school are Pirate Weeks in third grade! We'll arrange our desks in "ships," take on pirate names, do pirate spelling and pirate math and pirate reading, lots of pirate crafts, and say "Argh" a lot. On Wednesday, May 30th, the day before the last day of school, we will dress up as pirates. This is your heads up to start pulling together a costume. It certainly doesn't have to be fancy. A big shirt with a belt and a home-made eye patch or boots would be great. As always, please don't send props like swords to school. I can't wait to see my scurvy-dog crew!
The Academic Rundown
- In reading and ELA, we'll be working on summarizing as we enjoy some realistic fiction about recycling.
- In ELA, we'll keep our focus on pronouns.
- In math, we'll take the math benchmark and start measuring to the nearest 1/4 inch.
- In science, we'll keep watching our caterpillars and meal worms as we learn about life cycles.
- In social studies, we will be studying about the three branches of government.
Our Week at a Glance
Monday -- DRA testing for many
Tuesday - Math benchmark review
Wednesday - Math benchmark; senior day
Thursday -- multiplication quiz
Friday -- spelling test; hat day