Room 113 News
A glimpse into your child's past week! February 5
What We're Up To:
I am very concerned about the amount of missing work students have currently (we have 4 grades at this point, and many kids are missing all 4 assignments). I am enlisting in your help to log in and check your child's grades WITH them and remind them of the importance (and ramifications) for not completing assigned school work. We have had many conversations about this (I honestly don't grade a whole lot to begin with) so hopefully hearing the same message from you at home will help the importance sink in. The time you invest in helping to establish good work habits at the third grade level will do nothing but HELP your child as they move into the higher grades and the demand increases. In order to make this happen, I need your help.
ALSO, we REALLY are in need of pencils. As soon as I put out a handful they are gone. The kids have cleared me out of 50 pencils in just one day, and I'm now out. I've asked them to bring in their own for their own personal use. I think that if they have to bring in their own they will probably keep better track of them. Thank you!
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If you need an alternate day/time please let me know. If you feel that your conference will require more than the allotted time, please contact me and we will arrange a different time to meet.
In addition to exchanging valentines, we will be enjoying ice cream sundaes to celebrate our mastery of our multiplication facts. Thank you to all of you who have signed up to donate time and/or supplies to make this a great "party" for the kids. (Please sent donations to school by TUESDAY!)
A valentine box will not be necessary for the students, as we will be decorating Valentine bags that morning. Your child can bring their valentines to school on Thursday to pass out to their classmates.
We will now transition to learning about MOTION for the next few weeks.
In Math we completed Topic 8 and students will be taking their Mid-Year Math Assessment on Monday and Tuesday. There will not be a Topic 8 Test, as I feel that these poor kids have been tested WAY TOO MUCH! We will begin Topic 9, a unit on Fractions, mid week. A new Homework Packet will come home then.
The February Reflex Challenge (a pink sheet located in your child's binder) should be returned on February 29, the last day of the month. A surprise treat is included with the return of this packet, ON TIME!!! (22 students out of 26 completed January's multiplication packet!!!)
Students are still asked to read for 20 minutes, 5 times a week. Logs are still due on Wednesday each week.
Students are to choose two topics from the reading menu to complete.
Last two pages
Two sheets of paper are included, one for each of the questions they pick to respond to each week.
RESOURCES to REMEMBER
Link to our Class Schedule
Tuesdays - Library 2:00 - 2:45
Fridays - Computer Lab 9:30 - 10:30
Mon/Wed = Gym, Tues/Thurs = Music, Fri = Movement
UPCOMING DATES TO KNOW:
February 10: Count Day
February 11: Valentine's Day Party 3:00 - 3:30
February 12 & 15: No School - President's Weekend