Third Grade News

Room 11 on the Move

A super week with super kids

We had such a busy, fun week! Your students got super into their fairy tale project, and I can't wait to see all their "human books" at the end of this week. We also had a string artist visit us in the library who told memorizing stories as his fingers and simple piece of string made them come alive. Check out the entire third grade class following along. Our caterpillars arrived for our life cycle unit in science. And of course, the whole week was capped with Super Kids Day. Enjoy all the pictures, but be sure to keep scrolling to find the coming week's news below them.

Last Day of School Party

Our wonderful homeroom parents have planned some last day of school fun. Below, you'll find a link to the sign-up genius page where you can sign up to send goodies or help out.

Poster Boards due on Monday

We'll get started creating our giant book covers this week, so if you haven't sent a piece of white poster board with your student, please do so soon. I do have some extra if your family is unable to provide one, though, so no worries if you can't.

Math Test Friday

This week, we'll be finishing up Unit 7, which covers fractions and liquid measures. A practice test will come home with your child on Thursday. If you'll spend a few minutes going over it with him/her, it will make a real difference on test day.

This Week's spelling words

pounce, cents, mice, age, changes, placed, price, office, gyms, message, dice, space, wage, giant, pages, your, road, peace, giraffe, peaceful

End of year DRA tests

I am gradually working my way through our class, giving each of them a final DRA reading test. Please encourage your child to just relax and do his/her best. I'll let you in on their progress so we can celebrate together as soon as I've finished scoring them all.

Summer Reading Clubs

Our amazing reading specialist, Mrs. Raiber, shared the link below with us and asked us to pass it on to you. I can't emphasize enough the importance of your children reading over the summer. It is quite common for students who don't read to drop an entire grade level in comprehension and fluency from May to August. That means they spend the whole next school year struggling to catch up. Summer Reading Clubs are one good way to prevent that.

The Academic Rundown

  • In reading and ELA, we'll explore author's point of view as we continue working on our fairy tales.
  • In ELA, we'll focus on pronouns.
  • In math, we'll finish up our fractions unit and take a test on Friday.
  • In science, we'll keep watching our caterpillars and meal worms as we learn about life cycles.
  • In social studies, we will be studying about the three branches of government.

Our Week at a Glance

Tuesday - Reading/vocabulary test (using the vocabulary words from last week)

Thursday -- multiplication quiz; math practice test goes home

Friday -- math test; spelling test; present our fairy tale "human books" to our pre-k book buddies at 12:45 in the library.

Contact Information

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