McDaniel Memo

Friday, April 8th

The Indianapolis Children's Museum

We had a really great time on Thursday. Thank you to the 6 parents who volunteered their time to join us. There are so many great exhibits that really connect with our third grade curriculum. From fables and story telling, fossils, minerals, biographies, and trains in early Indiana. We are truly blesses to have this amazing museum in our backyard.

Spring Testing...it's time!

NWEA

April 8th- 1:30- Language

April 11th- 10:30- Reading

April 12th- Math- 1:30

ISTEP- Math

April 20th- Section 1- 10:15-11:00

April 21st – Section 2 – 10:30-11:30

April 22nd- Section 3- 10:30-11:30

ISTEP- English/Language Arts

April 25th- 10:15-11:10

April 26th- 10:30-11:30

April 27th- 10:30-11:30

ISTEP Book II- Pilot

May 2nd- 10:30-11:30

Literacy

Reading-

This week we worked on biography books. The groups made a poster to share their findings.


Writing-

The books are finished! We will be shipping them out over the weekend and anxiously await them to arrive.

Next week we will begin persuasive writing.


Words Their Way-

No sort next week due to NWEA testing.

Math

We will be finishing up chapter 9 next Monday. We will review the chapter on Wednesday the 13th and then test on Thursday the 14th. Chapter 10 will revisit units of length and measurement.

Science

We have starting learning about plants. We are monitoring seeds in class to watch them sprout. We will be planting some seeds and monitoring the growth in class. In order to do this I am in need of 1 bag of potting soil and 27 small cups. If you are willing to donate either of these items I would greatly appreciate it. Just send me an email.

Wishlist

  • Candy for our candy jar (peanut free)

Dates to Remember

April

Wednesday the 13th- Family Science Night

Thursday the 14th- Morning with Mom

Thursday the 13th-15th Scholastic Book Fair begins

Friday the 29th- Multiples Day - dress like your friends day

Friday the 29th- Father/Daughter dance