Sweeny Third Grade
Quarterly Newsletter - 4th Quarter
80% of students will be Met or Advanced on writing standards. Students ended the year with a research piece, focusing on using various resources to answer guiding questions. They also categorized their research into subtopics. Despite their hard work and engagement the lessons, we did not meet our Quarter 4 goal on the various traits of writing.
80% of students will be Met or Advanced on math standards. Although we didn't meet our Quarter 4 goal, students worked very hard to learn a lot of new information and mathematical concepts. We are proud of the hard work that they put in, not only on their lessons, but on their MAP testing, as well.
Students at Sweeny will have a 96.25% or greater attendance rate. This is a personal, class, and building-wide goal. Our grade level has an average of 96% attendance. The girls are rocking it out at 97%. Boys have an attendance average of 95%!
Upcoming Important Dates
Lunch times are: K-10:45, 1-10:55, 2-11:05, 3-11:15, 4-11:25, 5-11:45
School dismisses at 1:00 pm
Mrs. Stevens' Celebrations
- This year, during buddy reading, Mrs. Gilliland and I guided our students through the scientific method. Each buddy created their own Science Fair experiment by thinking about a problem and then designing an experiment to test their hypothesis. Our Science Fair was on May 5th. Great job guys!
- We finished our kites this week! During this activity, we learned about measurement and geometry.
- We won 2nd place for our attendance this month!
- We went to the Missouri Natural Institute of Science and searched for fossils!
Mrs. Papen's Celebrations
- 83% of my students are reading at the advanced level.
- We had the highest attendance in the building for April.
- Our year to date attendance is 96.28% so we were above the building goal of 96%. That is amazing!!!!
- We successfully completed all sessions of the MAP test and 100% attendance on all 4 days.
- Students have worked on cursive handwriting and are pretty confident when they form letters and can connect to make words and write sentences!
Miss Hufford's Celebrations
- The Heroes worked SO hard to get ready for their very first MAP test and put in a great effort on each of their test days.
- 84% of students scored Met or Advanced on Reading Standard RI.3.8, which is about identifying and using a variety of text structures.
- More than 89% of Heroes scored Met or Advanced on 4 of our 5 Fraction Standards. The remaining standard (identifying fractions on a number line), 78% of Heroes scored Met or Advanced so we are very close to our goal!
Mrs. Thorne's Celebrations
- We worked extremely hard to prepare for the MAP test and do our BEST on each question.
- We have 82% that is met or advanced on recognizing fractions on a number line.
- We worked on researching and presenting (or teaching) a Science topic to the rest of the class.
- We enjoyed hunting for fossils on our trip to the Missouri Institute of Natural Science.
Extra Summer Practice
Here are some things that parents can do over the summer. WE have to include a section about this:
- Practice multiplication facts-5 minutes a day, this will help as they learn long division
- Playing Prodigy-students already have established accounts, I am sending home their login information as well. This is a fun way for them to solidify their math skills and be challenged in math.
- Reading 20 minutes everyday: this builds vocabulary, imagination, creativity, and confidence in the classroom. Greene County Library has a great system for reading rewards/prizes.
International Literacy Association Children's Choices 2017 Reading List
International Literacy Association Teachers' Choices 2017 Reading List
International Literacy Association Young Adults' Choices 2017 Reading List
- Talk everyday: take turns telling a story about what happened that day.