Third Grade News
For the Week of December 28th, Vol. 32.2
Harvest Ridge Elementary, Mrs. Scheffer
Classroom phone: (636) 851-5345
Happy New Year!!!
I'm also thrilled to spend some time with my twin nieces who are home from college until mid-January. Lynn is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Rachel is a freshman at Tulane University in New Orleans. Their brother Ben is a junior in high school and plays varsity basketball. So I will be getting to watch a few games during our time off as well. (I'm just a little proud of them!)
Below I have a few updates and news for our 2nd half of third grade. I'm especially excited about the computer news I have to share. So be sure to read on!
DID YOU KNOW???
This would be a good time to sign-up for our class reminders through Remind.com. With less paper notes, this may help keep you aware of things coming up in class. (For example, "Tomorrow is Library Day.") I will do my best to keep you in the loop with these short, quick reminders. You can sign up to receive either a text message or an email.
To receive messages via text, text 64e22 to 81010 or try 484-577-2373.
To receive messages via email, send an email to email@example.com (You may leave the subject blank.)
Reading over Christmas Break
Our weekly reading log is one way to keep track of their reading and has a goal of 11 minutes or more per day / 55 or more minutes in a week. But that is just a minimum. Remember... The more they read, the better they read!
We have lots of resources to help you. Your child should be bringing home two library books each week to read. These can be read independently or can be a book a parent or older sibling reads to them if it is a harder book.
We also have a great public library system with a branch located just off McClay Road, close to Howell North High School. Another branch, the Katheryn Linneman Library, is in St. Charles at the corner of Elm Street and Duchesne. This one has a huge children's section!
Finally, we have our RAZ-Kids online reading program. And Yes... You can list the name of these books read at home on your child's weekly reading log.
I assign your child a set of books to read at a level they should be able to complete independently. They should not need help with these books or the quizzes. We have access at school to read these books. But your child may also work on them at home. Now that we will have more computer access (see below), your child will have assigned books to listen to, read to themselves, and take a quiz about the book. The goal is to receive 80% and a green check mark under each part. No mark or a red tab means you need to redo or complete that task.
Weekly assignments will be about 5 books a week, or one per school day.
If you have not already, here is how to get to the website. www.Raz-Kids.com.
Raz-Kids is also available as an app to download onto tablets or smart phones.
The Teacher name is: mscheffera Then find your child's name to click on.
Your child's password is: first initial, last initial, and their student number.
FYI... There is a Winter Break assignment of books to read between now and January 8th. Please start working on that habit of working on one book each day. Happy Reading!
January 12th - PTO meeting, 6:30 pm. Baby sitting provided
January 14th - Pappa John's Night
January 18th - No School, M.L. King Jr. Day
January 25th - Student Council Meeting after school, pick-up at 5:00 pm
January 29th - PTO Trivia Night, more info to come