Room 311 News

Week of May 9th

Living History - Thank You!

Our Living History Museum was a huge success and I was so proud of each student in our class! They did an amazing job and I appreciate each family's support in helping them prepare!

The videos came out amazing also and I can't wait for you to see them at Open House and then I will make sure you have a digital copy. We all learned a new skill using the green screen effect to add more details to their project.

Note and Reminders

  • May 13th - Breakfast with Books - Kate DiCamillo
  • May 27th - Flag Salute: AR Awards & Student of the Month
  • June 6th - June 10th - 3rd Grade State Testing - Link to Resources
  • June 10th - Final AR Deadline
  • June 15th - 3rd Grade AR Extra Recess
  • June 16th - Field Trip - San Diego Zoo
  • June 17th - Flag Salute - Soaring Eagle Award, AR Awards
  • June 22nd - Last Day of School: Minimum Day

Please click here to access our full calendar

Order Your Yearbook Now

You can still order a 2015-16 hardbound yearbook online for $25 through May 31. After that, it’s $30 cash on-site available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lexia Update

Currently, we have about 60% of our class who have met or passed third grade level 14 in Lexia and have no official goal minutes in the program. Two of those students have passed all levels in Lexia also. With less access to tech in the next few weeks, we are going to focus on getting the rest of the class to meet and pass Level 14.

Students who have passed level 14 may still work in Lexia at home and when a device is available in class and will earn dojo points for their work, but I won't require the minutes as I do with those who still have goal minutes.

You can check to see if they are meeting their goals by having them log in to check. It is on the home screen each time they log in.

Kid Blog Posts - Please Comment

Please read some of our posts and add comments. Our kids love reading feedback, especially positive, specific feedback.

BYOD Update

We started with our BYOD devices last week and will continue through June 3rd. (The week of June 6th -June 10th is our testing week so we will have our chromebooks back and we won't be needing the extra devices that week.)


It's definitely a learning curve to see which programs work with which devices and what we need. Currently, to access our files in classroom, we need to have Google Classroom, Drive, Docs, and Slides installed. To do Lexia we need the Lexia app.


Thanks for your help with that.


3rd Grade State Testing - Week of June 6th-10th

In class, we will continue to learn and practice the standards required for 3rd grade.

If you have some time, please go to the testing Practice site. Click Here

Click on "Go to the Tests". There is no login needed for the practice tests, just leave it a Guest in all blanks. Try a few problems to see what they are like and have your child try some too. Discuss what they could do to help solve the problem.

I have the scoring guides for the practice tests so you can check student's practice work. Go to http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/resources/#scoring.

Class Donations Wish List

Ongoing needs and wishes