Mrs. Reynolds' 3rd Grade Newsletter
Week 21 February 2, 2016
Up Coming Events and Reading Stories
February 3 - Wylie Way Day
February 8 & 9 - District check point testing
February 12 - Valentine's Day Party
February 15 - President's Day - School Holiday
Up Coming Stories:
Week 21 - What Do Illustrator's Do? - Texas Treasures
Week 22 - Myths and Fables continue poetry
Week 23 - Stone Soup - Texas Treasures
Week 24 - Titanic - short novel
Reading and Target Reading
The focus skills were: cause and effect, sequence, and context clues.
Target Reading - Our story this week was called The Surprise. Students worked on summary, expanding writing sentences with adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and editing skills.
District Check point testing -
Next week your student will take the math and reading checkpoint assessments. These tests are designed to simulate the STAAR math and reading assessments. Information collected from these tests is vital for our teachers as they plan for classroom instruction, targeted interventions, and lesson extensions for our students. We recommend that your child gets a good night’s sleep and brings a healthy snack for our testing sessions. If your student is absent on either day of the assessments, they will be included in a make-up testing session upon their return to school.
After we score the assessments, we will send home information regarding your student’s progress.
The math assessment is on Monday, February 8th.
The reading assessment is on Tuesday, February 9th.
We know that our students are ready and will do their best. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the assessments. Testing will occur from 8-12 on these two days.
Social Studies and GRIT Day
Grit Day - Students had a follow up on GRIT Day to discuss and write about a time they struggled with something and what they did to handle the situation. They used examples of how they used GRIT to stick with it and determination to never give up even when times are tough.
Spelling and CUPS
CUPS - The focus skill on CUPS was contractions. Students worked on identifying and creating contractions within sentences of their own and also choosing the correct spelling of the contraction too.