Mrs. Reynolds' 3rd Grade Newsletter
September 12, 2014
Up Coming Events at Dodd
UIL Tryouts: Will be after school on the following days.
Picture Memory -4th grade- Sept. 16th
Creative Writing - 2nd grade - Sept. 16th
Dictionary Skills - 4th grade - Sept. 16th
Maps, Graphs, and Charts - 4th grade - Sept. 16th
Music Memory - 3rd and 4th grade - Sept. 16th
Number Sense - 4th grade Sept. 18th
Oral Reading - 3rd and 4th grade Sept. 17th
Ready Writing - 3rd and 4th grade - Sept. 17th
Spelling - 3rd and 4th Sept. 15th
Mental Math - 3rd Sept. 18th
Reading Day Parade -
Friday, September 26th 8:00am - Students dress up as their favorite book character that they have read, bring their book, and join in a character parade at school. Parents are welcome to come and see the great stories and costume characters on parade!
Friday, October 10th - Recognition's for 2nd-4th
Friday, October 31st - 9 week Recognition's (Honor Rolls, Perfect Attendance, Accelerated Reader)
This week we read a realistic fiction story called A Castle on Viola Street. Our focus was on using context clues to determine unknown words in a story. We also determined theme based on details in the story. Sometimes the theme is stated, but most often it is not. Students worked with words to create sentences using the following words: appliances, owner, construction, equipment, leaky, and project. They also began DRIVE time interventions and extensions in small groups.
Spelling and C.U.P.S.
Students are off to a great start completing spelling journals! I have added a spelling page to Shutterfly under the "more" tab in case your child does not make it home with their list. They do, however, need to know if they are on or above level each week. While spelling tests are taken each week, the grade is averaged into one grade every 3 weeks. You will get the graded tests before you see a grade in the grade book.
Don't forget to check over your child's C.U.P.S. practice page on Thursday night. They will need to complete it each Thursday night and return on Friday mornings. See the attached grammar website for extra fun to practice editing skills!