Island News 4/7-4/11

Mrs. Benoit - River Place Elementary - 3rd grade

Important Information

The diorama for the Animal Research book report is due Monday, April 14th. Disregard the April 11th due date that the instructions on the website says. I decided to extend the due date for our class. Your child has seen an example in class.

http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?RiverPlaceThirdGrade/BookReports


The following link has the STAAR powerpoint slide the 3rd grade teachers went over a few week ago. You will also find some helpful information on how to prepare/practice.

http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?RiverPlaceThirdGrade/STAARInformation


· We are doing a Math Fact Challenge in 3rd grade! Your child’s math teacher will explain the expectations so that their name can be on the big chart paper in the hallway saying they have them mastered! Please be working nightly on them to ensure mastery!


Thursday is our Library/Book Exchange day. Please make sure your child is bringing their library books to school on this day.


· Spring is Here! Please be sure to check the lost and found for any missing clothing items.


LUNCH CHANGES: Starting Monday, April 7th, once a child has a balance of more than $10, he or she will be given an alternative meal. Anne does a wonderful job of communicating with families, and we would ask for your help to include this information in your newsletters. Please ask families to check their child’s lunch account to determine a need to deposit funds. As always, if you think there is a mistake or special circumstances, please contact the cafeteria staff!

Important Dates

April 11th- Spring/class pictures

April 14th Diorama for the Animal Research book report is due (disregard the April 11th due date on the attachment)

Friday, April 18th - no school

Tuesday, April 22nd - STAAR Math

Wednesday, April 23rd- STAAR Reading

April 28th - full day of instruction (this is our bad weather make-up day)

Friday, May 2nd, 3rd grade field trip

May 26th - staff and student holiday

Mrs. Benoit's News!

class website: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?Lori%20Benoit


third grade homework link: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?River%20Place%20Third%20Grade/Homework

  • · Please make sure your child is practicing those math facts. Our goal is to have 50 multiplication problems completed in 4 minutes!


    ·The rubric and instructions for the animal research project are on the 3rd grade website and I've also attached it here. You child has been doing research in class about their animal, but will need to do the diorama at home. It is due Monday, April 14th and NOT the Friday, April 11th as the instructions say.


    http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?RiverPlaceThirdGrade/BookReports


Week At A Glance

Reading/Writing: poetry/ animal research

Spelling: Unit 26

Science/Social Studies: review

Math: overall review

Pace Math: overall review

Spelling Specifics:

WOW: obsolete- no longer produced or used; out of date

Core words: true, half, red, fish, plants

Concepts: words with silent letters