Our News-January 8

Mrs. Johnson~3rd Grade~Room 181~Forest Hills Elementary

NWEA Testing

The next round of NWEA testing will take place in May. We will not test this winter, as we've done in previous years. The exact dates have yet to be determined. Once I know the specific dates, I will send them out. If you have further questions regarding NWEA testing, please contact Brett Lobben, our Associate Principal, at 952.975.8216.

Things To Look For...

-Read-A-Thon Kickoff! Information will be going home today with students!

-Emails and information will be coming soon regarding winter conferences (February). As we get closer to scheduling conferences, please let me know if you'd like assistance with the process. I am more than happy to help!

-Students will continue to focus on their music performance songs. The performance is on Thursday, January 14 at 6:30pm. All 3rd graders will meet in the small gym (the gym next to the gym where we meet for Phy. Ed.). The performance lasts approximately 30 minutes. After it is finished, you may pick up your student in the small gym.

Report Cards

Semester 1 ends on February 1. Report cards will be available to view online after 4:00pm on Thursday, February 4th.

iPads Will Be Coming Home!

The last week in January, the third graders at Forest Hills will begin bringing their iPads home once a week. The third grade teachers are currently working on the details and specific guidelines regarding this process. I know our students are very excited to begin bringing them home!

Students will begin using the app SCHOOLOGY in class, to access assignments and math homework. We'll work through the steps together. It's our goal to have students use iPads at home once a week to do their math homework.


Please remind your third grader to:

-return the planner each day signed by parent/guardian

-return library books to read during literacy block

-return math homework

-returning the Family Journal at the beginning of the next week



Apps To Try...

Don't forget that your student has access at home to the following online resources:

-Spelling City (for our prefix lists)

-IXL (math)

-Raz Kids (reading)


-Word Mover-have them use it to create a poem; words to describe a character in the book they're reading

**If you would like another copy of your child's login information, please let me know. I would be more than happy to send it home/email it to you.

Specials For This Week

Monday-Performance Practice

Tuesday-Performance Practice

Wednesday-Performance Practice

Thursday-Performance Practice


Next week, our class will...

-receive a new prefix list (INTER-)

-continue to look at different types of measurement

-focus on visualizing

-discuss digital citizenship with our iPads (we've talked about personal/private information and cyberbullying)

-familiarize ourselves with Schoology app