Miss Sumpter's Awesome Updates
3rd grade Class
You have probably heard talk at home about this test that is coming up. I do not want to overwhelm or scare the students so I am trying to make conversation about PASS as stress free as possible. I simply tell the students that the purpose of the test is to show a group of people in another state what you know LOL. This seems to work and it keeps all of us from worrying and having test anxiety. We are also working to finish up this nine weeks, even though we are still behind on some things thanks to those snow days.
Last week we started discussing the PASS Writing. We have worked hard on writing all school year long, so I have confidence that the students are prepared for this. Last week we took out time to look at the rubric, take apart prompts, and yesterday we even practiced writing a prompt. I want the students to be confident in writing four paragraphs: one paragraph for their introduction, two paragraphs for the body of their writing, and one paragraph for the conclusion. Please make sure your child is able to do this. I notice that a lot of students struggle with capitalization and writing in complete sentences.
Day 2 of Pass Writing includes multiple choice items. We will begin working on that today, and I will send some items home for homework.
Next week is the BIG day of PASS Writing. The test will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child comes to school on time, gets enough rest, and has a healthy breakfast.
STUDY MULTIPLICATION FACTS!
In SC History we are building up to the Civil War. I am starting to break apart the units, this will allow the students to remember shorter amounts of information. I will be testing on SC Seceding the Union sometime this week (look in agenda.) I will email the PowerPoint with all of the information on it. Next week we will start discussing the Civil War.
- Third Grade Musical is TONIGHT! Students have to be at the school by 6:00 the performance starts at 6:30. Their will be an in school performance on Wednesday at 10 am.
- Bingo Night Pre Registration will be accepted until March 18
- Website of Auction Night Baskets http://dfesbingo.weebly.com/silent-auction.html
- Volunteer Sign Up for Bingo/Auction Night http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A5AA2CA46-dutch1/5879117
- Multiplication Quizzes will be given Weekly
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