March 13th, 2016
The IREAD3 test is a standardized reading test given to all 3rd grade students in the state of Indiana. The test has three sections covering phonics, reading comprehension, and other reading skills.
We will take one test section each day on Tuesday (15th), Wednesday (16th), and Thursday (17th).
It is very important that each student gets ample sleep as well as a healthy breakfast on the testing days.
If your child received small group testing during ISTEP+, they will receive the same support during our IREAD3 testing.
Upcoming Third Grade Testing Calendar:
- IREAD3 testing (computer): week of March 14th - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
- ISTEP+ computer testing: late April/early May - schedule to be determined
- NWEA Spring Testing (computer): May - schedule to be determined
Writer's and Reader's Workshop: Biographies: We are continuing our study of Malala. We will also expand our understanding of Biographies by exploring a plethora of biographies I've checked out from the Library. Within the next few weeks we will also spend some time in the netbook lab searching a few websites that Mrs. Hicks has compiled for us that have good information about biographies. We will also interview each other and write a brief "biography" of our classmates focusing on the elements that would be included in a biography.
Math Workshop: We took our fractions assessment and our next big unit of study is geometry. We will be looking at 2 dimensional shapes with a special focus on their attributes.
Science: We will begin our unit on Plants. We will be growing plants in the classroom. Students will learn the parts of a plant and their functions. Plant growth and development is also a topic we will be learning about and discussing as we watch our plants grow. We will investigate plant growth over time and as we record and graph our data we will examine factors that might influence growth.
From the YMCA
There are now Volunteer Spots up for 2016. Thanks so much to the Volunteers, you help is very much appreciated. The kids love it when you come in, too!
Here's how to volunteer in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link below to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Upcoming CRES Events and Deadlines
March 14th - Flex Day - No school
March 15th - 25th - YMCA Jar Wars
March 24th - CRES Family Engineering Night (Forms went home Friday)
March 29th - Spring Picture Day (Forms went home Friday)
April 1st - 8th - Spring Break
**Get this Special Event on Your Calendar**
April 22nd: CRES Fest (Our Class Basket is Indy 500 themed)
If there is ever a transportation change for your child please send your child into school with a note, or contact the office by 2:00 pm. I must have a note from you or the office stating a transpiration change. If I do not receive a note I will send your child home the usual way.
Snacks and Lunch
Snack: Students will be allowed to bring a snack in the morning since our lunch time is later in the day. Snacks need to be healthy and nutritious. Please refrain from bringing items with tree nuts due to allergies. Students can also bring a bottle of water to school each day.
Lunch: We will eat lunch each day from 1:05-1:35 in the cafeteria. Your child may eat school lunch or bring his or her lunch from home. Lunch options this year are hot lunch, turkey sandwich, peanut butter & jelly, chef salad, or pizza pack.
Lunch Visits and Background Checks
For more information on background checks and the anti-bullying webinar, please visit: