Champion News

Week of September 15

Review Week

This week is a review week. The spelling words are a review of the last five weeks. The vocabulary words are coming from our new unit in Science which is on Plants. Those words are: spore, nutrient, pollinate photosynthesis, germinate

Graded Papers/skills for the week

I am sending home graded papers. You do not need to return those to school.

This week we are working on Author's purpose, summarizing, sequencing, plural nouns, suffixes, and prefixes, and SENTENCE WRITING.


Student's homework is the same this week, and please make sure your child is writing sentences with ADJECTIVES. In third grade, students should not be writing simple 3-4 word sentences any more.


Math: We will begin working on adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers. You may see homework coming home if your child is struggling in class. I will try to email you if you can expect extra work to come home.

ScootPad

I am sending home sign in connections for Scootpad today. Scootpad is a little different than IXL because I assign students practice and grades are RECORDED for skills we are working on in class. Doing the practices at home are NOT mandatory, but some parents have asked ways they can help at home. It also generates reports, so you may see how well the students are doing.

Projects!

Projects are a great way for students to earn 4s. Look in your child's stack of graded papers to see if they earned a 4. Several went home this week.

PTA Forms

If you have not signed up for PTA, please do! I understand there were some problems in the past, but I understand we are headed in the right direction this year! I have heard some amazing plans and I know first hand how important a good working PTA can be for the education of our children. It takes a village!

Contact Me

I have gotten a little behind calling parents! The demands of the school year are beginning to take away from my communication time. I am going to begin scheduling conferences soon. Please contact me if there is anything I can do for you or your child. I try to return calls and texts in a timely manner. I apologize if I have neglected anybody.