Third Grade News

Room 11 on the Move

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Thank you for a beautiful birthday

I was overwhelmed with all the sweet gifts, cards, and treats you and your students showered on me this week. I truly am beyond blessed to have such a supportive group of parents, grandparents, and families behind me. Thank you so much.

Dragon Dancers take the stage

Several of our students got to wow the crowd at Good Morning Monroe with their beautiful dragon dance. Our whole class worked with Ms. Wu to create the dragon. Isn't is amazing? Happy Chinese New Year.

Stand-out reader

Cole won reading recognition at Good Morning Monroe for being a daily top reader in Achieve 3000. As our Oklahoma state standardized tests approach, Achieve 3000 is a great way for you to help your student prepare.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will be help this Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, we feature student-led conferences. You can stop by any time between 5:00-8:00 p.m. with your student. If you'd like a private conference with me, I'll be available on Friday morning. Please contact me to schedule a time. If you did not send back the yellow parent-teacher conference form yet, please do so on Monday.

Spelling Bee Tuesday

Come join us in Mrs. Young's room on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. to watch several of our student compete in the annual Pee Wee Spelling Bee.

Ice Pop Sales this week

Student Council will be selling ice pops for 50 cents this week. By far, the easiest way to do this is to send $2.00 on Monday, which will buy your child an ice pop every day of this four-day week. Thank you!

Book Fair

Our whole class will visit the Book Fair on Monday for a preview. Students will not buy books Monday -- just look and decide what they'd like. And then on Wednesday, those who bring money will be allowed to go back to the book fair and make their purchases. If your child brings money on Wednesday, please remind him/her to give it to me upon entering the classroom. Money should not be left in backpacks or desks.

Oklahoma State Test Prep

Our Oklahoma State Tests are scheduled to be held April 4, 5, 10, and 11 for third grade. In the coming days, we will be doing tons of test preparation in our class, so it is more important than ever that your student be in class every day possible. Thank you for getting your children to school on time every day so that they can be prepared to do their very best!

Volunteer Test Proctors Needed

Here's a a message from Ms. Kirk:

Greetings Monroe Families! It is that time again... testing time! I am beginning the process of looking for Test Monitors. It is not a hard job and does not have to be a big time commitment at all! All you have to do is attend test monitor training and pick which days you would like to be a monitor.

Tests Monitor Slots (can pick one or more!):


  • Monday, April 2nd 8:00-10:00
  • Tuesday, April 3rd 8:00-10:00
  • Wednesday, April 4th 8:00-11:00**
  • Thursday, April 5th 8:00-11:00**
  • Friday, April 6th 8:00-11:00
  • Tuesday, April 10th 8:00-11:00**
  • Wednesday, April 11th 8:00-11:00**
  • Thursday, April 12th 8:00-10:00
  • Thursday, April 12th 12:30-2:30


**We need significantly more volunteers on these days. All times are approximate because it is not a timed test-- will likely be much shorter!


Test Monitor Training is offered at the following days and times (you only have to attend one). Your children arewelcome to attend. It should not take longer than 30 minutes.


  • Monday, March 26th at 8:00
  • Tuesday, March 27th at 3:00
  • Thursday, March 29th at 12:30


If you would like to volunteer your time or have any questions at all, please email me at skirk2@norman.k12.ok.us or give me a call at the school 366-5927. Thank you so much for all you do for your students and our school!


With gratitude, Sarah Kirk

Tests this week

Because this is a four-day week, and because we will be doing so much test preparation for our Oklahoma State Tests, we will not have a spelling test. We will, however, still have our reading and vocabulary test on Wednesday. The vocabulary words remain the same from last week.

The Academic Rundown

  • In reading, we'll enjoy a couple of versions of the folktale Stone Soup.
  • In ELA, we'll be working on contractions and adverbs
  • In math, we'll study 3-D shapes and order of operations.
  • In social studies, we'll continue our guided inquiry into Native Americans, cowboys, and outlaws and the impact each of them had on our state.

Our Week at a Glance

Monday -- visit the book fair

Tuesday -- 9:45 Spelling Bee

Wednesday -- those who bring money revisit the book fair

Thursday -- multiplication quiz; student-led conferences 5-8 p.m.

Friday -- no school; parent-teacher conferences by appointment from 8:00-12:00

Contact Information

I welcome e-mails at any time. I'll do my best to get back to you within a day during the week. You are my partner in your child's education.