Mrs. Reynolds' 3rd Grade Newsletter
Week 32 - 34 May 9, 2016
Up Coming Events and Reading Stories
Thanks for the beautifully decorated door, Mrs. Lujan!!!
I was overwhelmed this week with goodies, sweets, and gifts or appreciation. My heart has been filled this year and I truly can say that you guys are a great group of parents and kiddos!!
Up Coming Events:
May 10 - STAAR Reading for Grades 3 & 4
May 19 - STAAR bubble party 2:45-4:15 - invitations will be sent in planners
May 20 - DinoBeat, 3-4 Recognitions
May 25 - Spirit Night at Dickey's in Wylie
Talent Show, Time TBD
May 26 - Field Day
May 27 - Wylie Way: Day of Celebration
May 30 - No School
June 1 - Third Awards, 8:00 AM
Water Day, PTA
June 2 - Regular school day (not an early release)
June 3 - Early release day, last day of school
Week 32 - Seven Spools of Thread - Texas Treasures
Week 33 - Call of The Wild - Texas Treasures
Week 34 - STAAR math and reading testing
Week 35 - Unique Animals - Texas Treasures
Reading and Target Reading
Target Reading - Students read a non fiction story about Henry Ford. They also worked on expanding sentences, summary, main idea and context clues.
Week 33 - Last week week we read a non fiction article from Time for Kids called Call of The Wild. Students worked with the following words: crucial, adjust, survive, source, and unpredictable. We will also work on cause and effect, text features, synonyms, skim and scan reading.
Target Reading - We also read about non fiction story about Martin Luther King and worked on expanding sentences, context clues, text features, and summary.
STAAR CAMP -
In preparation for STAAR testing this week, students created reminder booklets and discussed strategies over things they know about reading. They have worked hard all year and are ready to ROCK the TESTS!!!
STAAR testing - Today students took the math portion of the STAAR test and they will finish up tomorrow with the reading portion. If your child is sick, they will have a make up day to complete the test this week.
Students have worked hard and are ready! Make sure they get a good night sleep and come ready to ROCK the TEST!!
If you missed cheering them on this morning in the halls, you can always come tomorrow at 7:15 am. They looked ready this morning and I know they appreciate your support.
We are moving into our last unit, unit 11 which covers entrepreneurs. Students have their vocabulary page in their Dodd folder. This unit will cover some interesting people such as: Sam Walton, Famous Amos, May Kay Ash, Milton Hershey, and Henry Ford.
During this unit, we will research inventors and entrepreneurs to share facts with our classmates. More to come after STAAR.
Spelling and CUPS
CUPS - Students focused on adverbs and showing when, where, and how with verbs.
Week 33 - The focus is est and er endings.
CUPS - We are taking short sentences and combining them to make one sentence with commas.
Week 34 - STAAR week - no spelling or CUPS
Week 35 - last week of spelling and CUPS!