March 21st, 2016
Thank you for your support last week! Our students worked hard during our IREAD3 testing, showing their skills in test-taking! :) After we take the pilot test for the Department of Education this Tuesday, we are looking forward to a break before ISTEP+ resumes in April.
Upcoming Third Grade Testing Calendar:
- ISTEP+ computer testing: late April/early May - schedule to be determined
- NWEA Spring Testing (computer): May - schedule to be determined
Thank you to Mrs. Cook's class who let us come and see their wax museum presentations! We enjoyed getting to see what our projects will look like.
We watched the live-feed of the Bald Eagle nest camera in Washington D.C. We even got to see the eagle feed the already-hatched chick, while waiting on the last egg to hatch.
Our Focus this Week
What We are Learning This Week
· Writing and Reading Workshops: This week we will focus on completing our speeches from the research we have done, editing our speeches, and preparing to read them with fluency and expression.
WAX MUSEUM: The end goal of our biography research will be to hold a wax museum. During our wax museum, each student will share about his/her research through dressing up and giving a speech, pretending to be the person he/she studied. Our TENTATIVE date for the museum will be March 29th (Tuesday).
· Spelling: We will look at the prefixes im and in.
· Math Workshop: We will continue our three week unit on measurement. We will look at mass/weight, line plot graphs, measuring to the nearest 1/4 inch, as well as adding and subtracting units of measurement this week... If you would like to follow our learning in your Envision math books at home, we will be covering these lessons... Monday (15-3 & 15-4), Tuesday (ISTEP Pilot), Wednesday (16-1), Thursday (16-2), and Friday (15-5). Lesson 13-5 is a great lesson to review throughout the rest of the year as it covers higher-level problem solving.
· Social Studies: We will hold our business simulation on Monday, wrapping up the economics unit. Then, we will review some of the things we learned about government (3 branches, citizenship, etc.).
Reading: As you read together this week, please ask your child to practice reading with expression. His/her voice should not only be easy to understand, but should match the emotion of the text.
Math:Measuring to the nearest 1/4 inch has been tough for our class, so extra practice at home would be very helpful!
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Volunteering in our Classroom
-Reading with Students
-Helping with a Clerical Task
-Talking to Students about your Work Skills or Hobbies
-Being an Expert who Teaches us a Lesson during a Science or Social Studies Unit
then please contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will work to find an available date for you to come in. We love learning from our volunteers!
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What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?
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