Kelley's Kids

Mrs. Kelley's 3rd Grade Class Newsletter

April 2014

Hello Families,

We have a very short week! Kids will have regular school days on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday we have our field trip to Elm Fork at UNT. Please check your child's Take Home folder on Monday for information on how to dress for the field trip. Please send a disposable sack lunch. No school on Thursday and Friday. There is no new spelling lesson this week. Also, homework is very light this week. Kids have worked so hard preparing for state tests that I wanted to give them a bit of a break. However, I encourage you to help your child practice skills taught by going onto our class website to play online games. Think Through Math, Envision, and facts practice can't hurt!!

We will celebrate learning our multiplication facts with an Ice Cream Sundae party on April 25th. What a great way to end a busy week of testing! Please see Tuesday folder for a flier about this fun class event.

Finally, all 3rd-5th grade LISD students will participate in an online technology survey to collect data on how technology is used within the district. If you have time this weekend, please have your child take this online survey. (It should take no more than 10 minutes.) We only found out about this required survey on Friday and the results are due by April 17th. Click below for the link to the survey. Students can also access the link to this survey on our class website. I am offering a bonus tally mark to all students that have completed the survey by Monday morning! (I'm hoping not to spend much instruction time to have kids do this survey...shhhh)


http://survey.brightbytes.net/s3/fb16689854f6




We have many important dates in April. Please make a note of the following:

April 14: Math vocabulary due

April 15: Plants and Soil Test (open notes) Topic 20 Test (graphs)

April 16: Elm Fork Field Trip (bring sack lunch)

April 17-18: No School

April 22: Math STAAR

April 23: Reading STAAR

April 25: Ice Cream Sundae party for Multiplication Facts


I have created a new website for our class. The links are the same as on our schoolweb page but this Google site is a little easier to navigate. Please bookmark this page for your child to work on activities at home, such as Think Through Math, Envision, and other links that support our curriculum.


Click below for Kelley's Kids Website.


https://sites.google.com/a/staff.lisd.net/kelley-kids/



Here is a rundown of our lessons for the week of April 14th:


Math: Topic 20 Graphs, Topic 20 Test

Spelling: No Spelling Lesson

Science: Plants and Soil Test; Elm Fork Field Trip

Writer's Workshop: Poetry

Reader's Workshop: Frindle, Poetry

Social Studies: Local Government, Goods/Services, Maps


SPECIALS THIS WEEK:

Mon: Library (Return books on Monday)

Tue: Music

Wed: Field Trip no specials

Thur: NO SCHOOL

Fri: NO SCHOOL

Homework April 14th-April 18th:


My Third Grade Homework Kelley’s Kids

Week of April 14, 2014


Mon.

__Math practice

__Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge


Tue.

__Practice cursive

__ Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge


Wed.

Elm Fork Field Trip (bring a sack lunch)


Thu.

No School


Fri.

No School

Visit our Kelley's Kids class website!

If you would like to take a look at our schedule you can visit our Class Website. I will add links periodically.


https://sites.google.com/a/staff.lisd.net/kelley-kids/