Happy New Year!

Welcome 2016

West Rusk 3rd Grade Families:

Welcome back to school! Hopefully everyone had a relaxing time with family and friends over the holiday break. Here is a list of upcoming important dates.

January 4 - Classes resume

January 11-15 - CBA Testing

January 15 -Early release/End of 3rd six weeks/AR Reward party

January 18 - MLK Day/No school

AR Party!!!!

On January 15th students with all of their required AR points with an accuracy of 70% will get to attend the AR Reward Party for the 3rd six weeks. Students will receive hot chocolate and watch a movie! It's not too late to get AR points! Please encourage your child to keep reading! Students are allowed to test at home by visiting Renaissance Place. The link can be found here. https://hosted52.renlearn.com/225615/default.aspx

Looking ahead at the 4th six weeks...

As we finish up the 3rd six weeks students will learn how to find the area of squares and rectangles. We have previously been working on fractions and the application of multiplication and division. Next six weeks we will cover all operations and geometry.

Please continue to encourage your child to practice their multiplication facts as often as possible. It is crucial that students have the foundation they need to be successful in mathematics. Please take a moment to read this article about fact fluency. http://www.fastertimestables.com/times-tables-are-really-important/

We will continue to have multiplication drills in class, so keep studying those facts! Check out some tips you can use at home to help with multiplication. I have been successful with making up rhymes or singing the facts that students struggle with. Remember that repetition is the key!


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Please take a look below for helpful math resources!