3rd Grade News

Ms. Ballard's Class -- January 10, 2016

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 12 - Ballet Hispanico field trip - Ordway
Friday, January 15 - APEX Fun Run - 1:20 pm
Monday, January 18 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 27 - PUPPET SHOW - 1:30 in Mr. Jones' room - 2232
Friday, January 29 - No School - Professional Development Day
Monday, February 8 - African American Family Involvement Day

What We've Been Up To

Coming Up in the Classroom

Spelling * Word Study * Words Their Way

We will be starting "spelling" this week. Some of the students had exposure to the "Words Their Way" curriculum last year. Words Their Way is not just memorizing the spelling of words. It is actually a 'word study' where children learn letter patterns and irregularities of words, as they learn to spell. It is phonics based. They sort word based on their letter patterns. Their are many hands on activities that help spellers learn about the words. This week we are going to do a practice round of the routines that can be used to practice the words. Next week your child will bring home word lists and cards to study. There will be three different spelling lists each week, based on where individual students are as spellers (we took a pre-test last week). Spelling tests will be on different days for different groups. I will send home a packet of information with different activities and the days of the tests. If you have any questions, please let me know.