3rd Grade News

Ridgeview Elementary

Week of March 30 - April 3, 2015

What We Are Learning

Math:

-Summarizing data in tables and graphs with scaled intervals


Reading Comprehension

-Poetry


Phonics

-Closed Syllables


Writing:

-Persuasive Writing


Science:

-Ecosystems and Food Chains


Social Studies

-Economics

STAAR Testing

Our 4th graders will be participating in the writing portion of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) on March 30 and 31st. 3rd and 4th grades will be taking the Math and Reading on April 21st and 22nd. Both teachers and students have been working hard this year, and now it is their opportunity to shine! There are a few things to keep in mind during testing weeks:


Our campus will be closed to all visitors the entire week of March 30 – April 3 and April 20- April 24. Parents or other visitors will not be allowed beyond the front office. Parents will not be allowed to walk their students to classrooms during these two week periods or have lunch in the cafeteria. If you would like to have lunch with your child, please come join us the week before or after.


For our students who are testing please……


*Send a water bottle and a healthy snack for each day of testing – pretzels, goldfish, trail mix, cheese cracker, protein bar, etc…(no fruit or chips)


*Do something fun the night before to help alleviate stress


*Have students get a good night’s sleep


*Leave all electronic devices and backpacks home


*Eat a healthy breakfast rich in protein: eggs, bacon, ham, peanut butter, etc…


Testing starts promptly at 8:00; therefore, please ensure you arrive early. Students who are testing will go directly to their classrooms upon arrival. Our doors are open at 7:30! This is a perfect opportunity for them to decompress and visit with friends before the day starts.


Thank you for all the support you give our students at Ridgeview!

Open House and Fine Arts Night

We have rescheduled our Open House for May 7 from 5:30 – 7:00. It will be held in conjunction with RES Fine Arts Night giving you the opportunity to not only come to see all of the hard work your student has done this year, but also to experience some of the wonderful programs our Fine Arts team creates. We will have a stage production by the Ridgeview Theatre Troupe, a musical performance by the RES Rockin’ Rattlers, and a student art will be displayed throughout the building. We hope you can join us for this fun evening!

Spelling Words for the Week

On Level List

basket

rabbit

napkin

letter

invite

bedtime

mammal

number

fellow

chapter

follow

problem

chicken

butter

Sunday

tried

studies

drying

splendid

complete


Challenge List

pigment

manner

basket

suspect

prodded

bonnet

sandwich

pretzel

crimson

blister

subject

poster

sadden

captive

tractor

saucepan

saltshaker

callback

witness

culprit

Important Dates

March 30-April 3

-Fourth grade STAAR writing testing

-Campus closed to visitors.


April 6

-Bad weather make up day


April 20-24

-Third and Fourth grade STAAR testing

-Campus closed to visitors.

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