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March 25, 2013
Spring Is Here!
I cannot believe that spring break is just about here. It seems like just yesterday I was meeting my class for the first time! It's amazing how time flies!
Here are some quick updates about what's going on for the next few weeks.
Spring Break: Starts AFTER school on Friday, 3/29 and we return to school on Monday, 4/8. I hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing spring break. :)
CRCT: Wednesday, 4/10 through Wednesday, 4/17. The schedule for the CRCT is as follows:
Wednesday, 4/10 - Reading
Thursday, 4/11 - English / Language Arts
Friday, 4/12 - Make-up Testing
Monday, 4/15 - Math
Tuesday, 4/16 - Science
Wednesday, 4/17 - Social Studies
Thursday and Friday will be make up testing.
There will be no homework during the week of CRCT, but please make sure that your child gets a good night's rest during all of testing. Also, please reassure your child that they just need to do the best they can during the test. I know that this time can be VERY stressful for everyone, so we need to make sure that we make a warm, welcoming, and encouraging environment with minimal stress for our students to succeed.
I will be sending home a general CRCT review packet for spring break. It is optional to complete it. I have also been posting math games and various CRCT websites to the wiki. Please be sure to visit.
Homework: I have changed my homework policy. Homework is now due the following day unless I have a note from an adult explaining why the homework was not completed.
Blog: We are still blogging! I have reminded all students that they need to be blogging, and I made sure that all students had their username and password for the class blog. The website is www.kidblog.org/msgarris3rdgrade.
Behavior: With this time of year comes Spring Fever, so it is imperative that we work as a team to keep the behavior positive. I will be reviewing my class expectations, rights, and responsibilities daily!
I think that's it for now. Thank you for all that you do to ensure your child's continued learning!
Ms. Garris, Nerfy, and Harry
Sites Worth Visiting
Class Sites We Use Often
Ms. Garris' Wiki
Great Educational Games
CRCT Practice (Printable and Online)