Mrs. Denney's Leaders

1st Quarter

Upcoming Events & Dates at Schofield

Thursday, September 28th - Grandparent's Night (5:00 - 6:30PM)

Friday, September 29th - Grades emailed for Progress 1

Friday, October 6th - School Improvement Day (NO SCHOOL!)

Wednesday, October 25th - Picture Retakes

Wednesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 26th - Parent Teacher Conferences

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Friday, October 27th - Fall Break (NO SCHOOL!)

Monday, October 30th - Fall Break (NO SCHOOL!)

Tuesday, October 31st - Halloween!

Sunday, November 5th - Daylight Savings (Fall BACK one hour)

Tuesday, November 21st - Field Trip to Discovery Center (more details to come!)

Partnering with You Through Class Dojo!

As a district, we adhere to the policy of communication taking place between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday - Thursday, and 8:00am - 4:00pm on Fridays. Please keep in mind, if you email or send a message through our communication portal, Class Dojo on Friday after 4:00 pm, you will receive a response on Monday or the upcoming school day. Thank you for partnering with me to ensure your child has the best experience in third grade!

Specials Schedule

Monday - Library

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - P.E. (WEAR Tennis Shoes)

Thursday - Art

Friday - Computers

Reading Objectives

  • Students will identify text evidence to support the definition of unknown words.
  • Students will be able to use guide words in a dictionary to find, define, and give an example of a word.
  • Students will use sentence level context to determine the relevant meaning of unfamiliar words.

Writing Objectives

  • Students will draft a narrative and work each day to add details, revise, edit, and make corrections to improve the narrative.
  • Students will publish their narrative.

Math Objectives

  • Students will use the expanded method subtraction method to subtract.

  • Students will check subtraction using addition.

  • Students will analyze errors in subtraction.

  • Students will use place value and subtraction to find patterns in a variety of ways.

  • Students will use subtraction to find patterns in input/output tables.

What did you do today/this week at school?

Questions to ask your kiddo during September to stay involved in their learning this month:

  • How do you know when to estimate or when to find an exact answer?
  • What are the addition properties? (commutative, identity, and associative)
  • What is Close Reading? (Reading a text multiple times for different questions/purposes)
  • What is a test-taking strategy you use when testing?
  • What is WIN time?
  • What is your math goal in class?
  • What is an inference? Tell me about The Blue Umbrella!
  • You have read about The Alien in the Laundry Room, in close reading, tell me about this story?
  • What have you talked about during morning meeting at the carpet?
  • What is something outside of school that you're MOST proud of?

Counselor's Corner

The School Counselor (Cindy Fenske) visited the classroom this week We read the book "The Choices I Make". We discussed what happens to our bodies when we get mad/upset. We also talked about the consequences of those actions. The class practiced two strategies that could calm us down prior to making poor decisions. Ask your student what those are and share what you use.

7 Habits

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw