Third Grade News

Room 11 on the Move

Thank you for rallying behind us

This has been a difficult two weeks, and my colleagues and I cannot thank you enough for your support through it all. Parents brought coffee and bagels, lunches and snacks, encouraging words and affirming signs, kind e-mails and verbal support. I am beyond blessed to work in a community that has such great families. Thank you.

Back to class at last!

I am thrilled that school will resume on Monday. I've missed your children, and I can't wait to be back in the classroom with them again. We'll take a couple of days to transition back into school routines before we begin state testing. Our first few days will be full of review of vital skills, so please make sure your child is present every day possible and on time so that he/she can be prepared to do their best on the tests.

Revised Testing Schedule

We've shifted our mandated Oklahoma state testing schedule. Children will take the English/Language Arts portion on Wednesday and Thursday this week, April 18th and 19th. The math portion will be given next week, on April 24th and 25th. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest, enjoys a nutritious breakfast, and comes to school right on time those days. Children who are absent on those days or who arrive at school after the tests have begun will have to make up the tests the next week. Please encourage your child to relax and do his/her best work on these important assessments.

Way back when

Two weeks ago, your children brought in their guided inquiry projects, and I was so impressed with the hard work they put into exploring Oklahoma's history. The next few weeks, we will weave their presentations around test prep so that they can each have a chance to explain their topics to their classmates. If your child has not turned in his/her final project, there is still time. We managed to get three presentations in before the walk out. Enjoy the pictures!

Our academics this week

Because the children will be transitioning back into the classroom after a long break and taking a couple of heavy-duty state tests, we will not have a spelling or vocabulary tests this week. I will offer the multiplication quiz on Thursday, as I know several of your students have been working hard to master those facts and would be disappointed not to earn the next Ice cream part.

The Academic Rundown

  • In reading and ELA, we'll focus on finding text evidence to answer questions and review test taking skills. We'll play several games to remind ourselves of topics we've already mastered.
  • In math, we'll continue studying fractions on a a number line, and lots of test review.
  • In social studies, we'll enjoy listening to each other's guided inquiry reports.

Our Week at a Glance

Monday - Popsicles in the park at 6 pm.

Wednesday -- Oklahoma state ELA test

Thursday -- Oklahoma state ELA test; multiplication quiz

Contact Information

I welcome e-mails at any time. I'll do my best to get back to you within a day during the week. You are my partner in your child's education.