Third Grade News
Mrs. Adams: Week of March 30, 2020
Week Three of Distance Learning
- The following is a very important letter from Dr. Brian Henry, Superintendent:
Distance education will continue until further notice
At a glance:
- Unfortunately, our school building closure will continue; therefore, distance learning will continue. The exact date of the end of the closure will coincide with extensions issued by the governor, which are anticipated to be released later this week.
- Students will receive grades and they will continue to count during this time.
- Free meals will continue to be delivered on buses and to be available at special stops.
We will continue to educate students and keep them engaged in learning through distance education. This is not a break. School is in session online and students are expected to complete and turn in their homework assignments. Our goal continues to be to prepare students for the next grade and/or the next phase of their lives.
On Tuesday, March 31, the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education discussed guidelines for student accountability and grades during this time of distance education.
Students must remain engaged in learning so that they can prepare to be successful at the next grade. We recognize that this is in a new educational model and that’s why we are placing a high priority on effort and engagement. Students need to try; they need to go online and participate in the lessons or complete their packets at home and do their best.
To help students review the materials, ask additional questions and catch up, the district’s on-line lessons on Friday focus on reviewing materials and helping students. No new assignments are given on Fridays and no assignments are due on Saturdays and Sundays.
The district’s mission is to “empower and prepare individual students for future opportunities as citizens and leaders.” Students will need to develop the skills to be successful in a virtual environment. In addition, we must remember that students will return to school and work in the future; therefore, they need to continue learning to be successful in return. I encourage all parents to emphasize the need to stay engaged during the closure.
Last week, we provided more than 25,000 meals to children. The district will continue to prepare and deliver free meals for children age 18 and under on the special food distribution bus routes, along with having the stops for the meals at:
- Wood Elementary on Fort Leonard Wood
- Partridge Elementary on Fort Leonard Wood
- Freedom Elementary in St. Robert
- Waynesville High School in Waynesville
We want to stay connected with you. Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teachers and principal and ask for help. We are in this uncharted territory together.
Dr. Brian Henry
- Friday's are our official "catch up" day. Please use this time to complete our weekly assignments.
- This Fridays *must do* is to submit a picture of workbook pages 707 and 733 for activity grades. Please send to me through remind.
- Please understand that lessons are not "one size fits all". If you are noticing an assignment is too long or too difficult, feel free to split up the assignments or do every other question.
- Please note the following are items we put in the grade book: pre-tests, activity grades, and post tests. If you see your child working on an item labeled this, please do not help them. I would like to get an accurate result for their grades.
- Check out this link for information on how to check out e-books from Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Wilson https://www.smore.com/bd4nj
- ::UPDATE FROM MRS. CAFFEY:: We are having a live chat Tues. @ 11:30 3/31. For more information, please visit our google classroom (code is : szsztpf)
This week I am going to hold group conferences. Conferences will be Monday-Friday from 11:30-12:00. Please be sure your child has everything out that they have been working on during their video conference as I will be asking them to show me.
I will be posting our Zoom link in our Google Classroom and also send it out through Remind. Students will need to meet with me at least once a week. However, they are welcomed to come to as many group conferences as they would like. After students share their current work, I may do a read aloud or students can have a few minutes to say hello to their friends. This will be a great time to ask clarifying questions as well.
If you cannot meet during this time frame, please let me know and I will try to schedule a time that works for the both of us after those hours.
What are we learning this week?
Language Arts: Point of View
Writing: Opinion Writing
Social Studies: Our Government
Science: Earth and Human Interactions
Distance Learning Lesson Plans
"Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask To Be in This Book)" Read Aloud
Tell a family member how the text tells the narrator’s perspective. Give examples from the story to illustrate the different points of view.