Kelley's Kids

Mrs. Kelley's 3rd Grade Class Newsletter

March 2014

Hello Families,

Please check your student's folders on Monday for several important handouts. I usually send all important fliers in the Tuesday folder but this week we have a few things that need to go home Monday. There will be a field trip flier as well as the results from the practice STAAR tests that our students took last week. I was very proud of our 3rd graders! These tests can be scary...and so different from how we usually spend our day. Please let your child know that you are very proud of them for working so hard and encourage them not to worry but to show what they know and do their best. One thing that I did notice was that very few of the students were using the test taking strategies they have learned in class; circling important numbers, underlining important words and phrases, and eliminating unnecessary information or obvious wrong answers. We have practiced these skills extensively!! During the test, I am not able to remind kids to use these tips. Also, many children finished the test VERY quickly and were not double checking answers, showing their work, or willing to look back over their test. But I have faith in my little ones! They will get there...I will help them and encourage them!

This week, 4th and 5th grade will take their STAAR tests so please do not plan to have lunch with your child on Tuesday or Wednesday.

This Thursday we will have our 9 for 9 Popsicle party!! Our class has the most participants from third grade this nine weeks! We had 16 out of 19 complete the challenge! WOO HOO!! That is awesome! I hope to have 100% participation this last nine weeks.

Here is a rundown of our lessons for the week of March 31st:

Math: Topic 18 Capacity, Mass; Topic 19 Time/Temperature

Spelling: Lesson 23

Science: Natural Resources, Conservation, Plants

Writer's Workshop: Poetry

Reader's Workshop: Summarizing, Poetry

Social Studies: Local Government, Goods/Services, Maps


Mon: Library (Return books on Monday)

Tue: Music

Wed: P.E.

Thur: Art

Fri: Science

Homework March 31-April 4:

My Third Grade Homework Kelley’s Kids

Week of March 31, 2014


__Study spelling words and activity

__ STAAR practices (due Fri)

__Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge


__Study spelling words and activity

__Math practice

__ Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge


__ Study spelling words and activity

__Math practice

__ Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge


__ Study spelling words and activity

(Test on Friday)

__ Practice Cursive

__Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge


STAAR practices due

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