Third Grade News
Distance Learning Week 4
Weekly Updates 4/6 - 4/9
- 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 assignment or do every other question.
- Check out this link for information on how to check out e-books from Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Wilson https://www.smore.com/bd4nj
- Remember we do not have school on 4/10 or 4/13. Please take that time to rest and recharge.
The following are items needed by 4/10. I will send a message to you on remind if your child is missing any of the following. No news is good news :)
:::USATestprep Benchmark Assessments:::
Students will be logging onto USATestprep this week and taking an ELA and Math Benchmark Assessment. These assessments are given district wide to ensure students are meeting the required standards. Please do not help your child. It is okay if these assessments are challenging. Please encourage your child to try his or her best. They may use paper and pencil to help them. The assessments close at the end of the week. Please try your best to have your child do them the day they are assigned on the lesson plans.
This week I am going to hold group conferences. Conferences will be Monday-Thursday from 11:30-12:00 (no school Friday). 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.
***Mrs. Wilson will be joining us this Monday for a special lesson. Be sure to join us!
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.
Month of the Military Child
- Share an interesting fact about your life as a military child
- Create a world map and pinpoint where you have lived because of their military lifestyle
- “Share Your Story” Project: Whether a military dependent yourself, classmate, friend, or neighbor of a military student, we are all impacted by the military community in Missouri. Share your military-connection story through the visual arts, creative writing, musical composition, poetry, etc.
- Show-n-Tell – Share about something military related. Examples: memorabilia from an installation or service branch, favorite airplane, book, military character, items or pictures from prior living locations, pictures or anything related to being a military kid
- Story time using books about military kids’ experience, the military lifestyle, being the new kid in school, or appreciating differences in one another.a
*Please let me know if I am NOT permitted to share your video. The school may be posting some of the videos online.
What are we learning this week?
Language Arts: Types of Sentences
Writing: Opinion Writing
Social Studies: Our Government
Science: Earth and Human Interactions
Friday: No School
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