Kelley's Kids

Mrs. Kelley's 3rd Grade Class Newsletter

March 2015

Hello Families,

It was WONDERFUL to see so many families at Open House on Thursday night! I am proud of our students and all of their hard work! Thank you for taking time to come out and see what your child is doing at school.


Speaking of hard work, your kids had a tough week with two STAAR practices, math and reading. I think it was quite a learning experience for our kids. In our classroom we usually don't spend hours at a time sitting in a desk, unable to ask for help. We move around, we talk, we share, we collaborate. The STAAR atmosphere is different; quiet, focused, and intense. I'm glad they could get a "taste" of what they will experience next month. The scores from these practices give me information on what we need to focus on and where we can improve. The most important thing parents can do to help is to go over homework DAILY and look over checked work together when it comes home on Tuesday afternoons. Clear up confusions, correct mistakes, refresh concepts. Remind your child to use the strategies we practice at school and show their work! Show what you know!


Please remember that Friday is Spring Picture Day as well as Early Release at 12:30. Comb your hair and look cute! Lifetouch pictures can be ordered and paid for online or your child can bring payment on Friday. Click link to pay online.

https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/getStarted/home

Our school ID is: LD924749G0


If your child is buying their lunch on Friday they will serve a sandwich sack lunch. Also, since we will be eating in the classroom, please do not plan to have lunch with your child on Friday. Any other day is great! Thank you!


Thank you to those families that have returned money and permission slips for our Elm Fork Field Trip on April 6th. The deadline to turn in money is this Friday!! Please send slip and money asap. Thank you!


Scholastic book orders are due this Tuesday, March 24th. If you have not yet used your coupon for a free book with $10 purchase, that coupon expires this month. Click link to order online.

https://clubs2.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/LogonForm

Class code: MH9F67


Important Dates:

Friday 3/27 Lifetouch Picture Day

Friday 3/27 Early Release 12:30

Friday 3/27 LAST DAY TO TURN IN FIELD TRIP MONEY FOR ELM FORK


4/2-4/3 NO SCHOOL

4/6 Elm Fork Field Trip (Bring disposable sack lunch, NO LIGHT UP SHOES ALLOWED in the Planetarium so please wear different shoes that are comfortable for walking.)


Tuesday 4/21 Math STAAR Test

Wednesday 4/22 Reading STAAR Test


5/1 Zoo Field Trip (look for permission slips/info sheet March 31st)


Please click the link for information about the STAAR test.

http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/


Here is a rundown of our lessons for the week of March 23rd:


Math: Topic 13 (Test on Tues) Topic 14 Measurement

Spelling: Lesson 18

Science: Soil

Writer's Workshop: Research Project

Reader's Workshop: Young Thomas Edison, 9 for 9 Due Friday

Social Studies: Inventors (Open note test on Thursday)


SPECIALS THIS WEEK:

Mon: Science

Tue: Music

Wed: P.E.

Thur: Art

Fri: Science

Homework March 23rd- March 27th:


Kelley’s Kids Homework

Week of March 23rd


Mon.

__ Read 20 minutes/ 9 for 9 Challenge DUE ON FRIDAY!

__ Young Thomas Edison Voc. (Quiz on Wednesday)

__ Spelling Choice

__ Math Review Topic 13 (Test on Tuesday)

__ STAAR practices (due on Friday)


Tue.

__ Read 20 minutes/ 9 for 9 challenge

__ Young Thomas Edison voc.

__ Math Practice

__ Spelling Choice


Wed.

__ Read 20 minutes/ 9 for 9 challenge

__ Spelling Choice

__ Math Practice


Thu.

__ Read 20 minutes/ 9 for 9 challenge DUE TOMORROW!

__ Math Practice

__ Spelling Choice (test on Friday)


Fri.

NO HOMEWORK

Visit our Kelley's Kids class website!

If you would like to take a look at our schedule you can visit our Class Website. I will add links periodically.


https://sites.google.com/a/staff.lisd.net/kelley-kids/