Room 113 News

A glimpse into your child's past week! April 15

What We're Up To:

THANK GOODNESS the weather is turning to SPRING! The kids needed this, and I know I did too! Fresh air does a third grader good. :)


We are entering the last couple of months of third grade. Some days it probably felt like the day would never come, and other days it seems like we've finally got it together... why does it have to end?! 9 Weeks. Please make sure that your involvement in your child's education holds strong, as I know warmer weather makes us ALL a little more carefree.


Each student is bringing home their Third Marking Period Report card today in their Friday Folder. These grades are not much different from when we met at Conferences so there shouldn't be any real surprises.


If you are able to donate, we REALLY are in need of:

- Sharpened Pencils

- Card stock (thick paper)


Also, at the beginning of next month students will need a glass jar, something between the size of a small salsa jar to a spaghetti jar, washed, cleaned and dried with their name on the bottom (sharpie or tape with name labeled). If you have extras, please send them in for students who will need some help with this. THANKS!!!

Interested in joining us at the Zoo?

Third Graders will be taking a trip to Potter Park Zoo in Lansing on June 8th. We will leave right when school starts and return by 1:15ish. Chaperones are needed to be in charge of small groups of kids If you are interested in fulfilling this role, please let me know ASAP.


You must have an up-to-date background check form housed in the office. To confirm that you are "okayed" for the trip, call the office 591-7121. The turnaround time for the processing of background check papers can be a lengthy one, so you must plan ahead!

SCIENCE

In Science we have just begun our last unit - all about LIFE! This week students dove into the student of PLANTS. Plant parts and the function of those parts.


We will be learning about plants and animals and our study will culminate with a Field Trip to Potter Park on June 8th. If you are interested in chaperoning the trip, please be proactive and make sure you have had your background check completed through the school. If you are unsure, please call the office at 591-7121.


So far I have Mrs. Inman and Mrs. Bader attending our Zoo trip. I'm not sure how many parents our trip can accommodate at the moment, but we will fill spots on a first come ,first serve basis. Please let me know if you want to go!

SOCIAL STUDIES

We began a "craftivity" this week which is allowing students to demonstrate their basic understanding of the three branches of Government and the difference between Federal, State and Local Government.

MATH

This week we concluded Topic 10, our study on Fractions. Students completed a Review in class on Friday and have brought it home to study over the weekend. The Topic 10 Test will take place on TUESDAY next week.


I have done everything I can possibly think of to help prepare students for this Test. Many seem to have a firm grasp and I anticipate they will do very well. Unfortunately, I still have quite a few that I'm struggling to get to FOCUS to what I'm saying in order to learn the material. We're completed Centers, done small group and partner activities, etc. Students have a couple of different reviews that we completed as a class. They have them in their binder for weekend practice. Just 10 minutes each night will help them have confidence for Tuesday's test.

READING

Our Reading strategy focus has been on MAKING INFERENCES for the past couple of weeks. Students are learning to take their Evidence + Schema (Life Experience) = Inference. You may have heard about the teacher's purse we looked through to practice making inferences the week before Spring Break! :) We will continue to explore this strategy for a bit more.

WRITING

Students have brainstormed a list of possible topics for their upcoming Procedural Text writing. Next week we will begin drafting.

Weekly Planner Sheet - Homework and Reminders

MATH FRACTION PRACTICE

REFLEX - MAth fact fluency practice

Link for practicing Spelling Words

NIGHTLY MATH Homework LOGIN

CHECK GRADES and MISSING WORK

Is this book an AR book?

Link to our Class Schedule


Tuesdays - Library 2:00 - 2:45

Fridays - Computer Lab 9:30 - 10:30

Mon/Wed = Gym, Tues/Thurs = Music, Fri = Movement

UPCOMING DATES TO KNOW:

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April 19: Topic 10 Math Test & Market Day at 10:30 AM

April 21: 3rd Grade Concert at 7:00 PM

April 28: NO SCHOOL

MAy 2: EMPTY glass Jar needed in class

Community Service Projects