Third Grade Newsletter

Keep up with the action in third grade at Winskill!

Welcome back!

We are so excited to have you all--students, parents, siblings, teachers, assistants, and more-- here in third grade this year! Not only will we be learning together, but we will be discovering, authoring, calculating, and evaluating more than ever before!

Upcoming and Important Dates

Sept. 8th: First Friends of Winskill meeting of the school year!

Sept. 9th: Picture Re-takes

Sept. 23rd: Aluminum Can Collection

Oct. 3rd: No school

(This was formerly an early release day, but was changed to a full day off)

Oct. 16th: Third Grade Field Trip to the Planetarium and Symphony Orchestra

(More details to follow in the coming weeks!)

Spelling, Math Facts, Homework, Oh My!!

Each week (beginning Sept. 15th), third graders will be responsible for 18 spelling words. A pretest will take place on Mondays and a post test will take place on Fridays. Students with a 100% on the pretest will be tested on an alternative set of words.

The third graders will begin multiplication on Monday, September 8th! Please practice these facts with your child nightly to assist in fluency! We are using a new math series called Expressions. Some of the concepts and procedures will be taught differently than you have seen before. The third grade teachers are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible. If you or your child have any questions or concerns, please contact us right away!

It is expected that all third graders read for 15 to 30 minutes nightly. This can be done as a family read aloud, reading with a sibling or parent, or silent reading before bed.

Daily 5 and CAFE

For the first nine days of school, the third graders will be learning about how our Literacy (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar) Block will be structured. We will be learning how to do things like Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing, do Work Work. We will spend a lot of time practicing each of these tasks to ensure that our time is used to the best of our ability!

PBIS Updates

Our school year started off with much excitement! We began with a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention System and Support) kick-off assembly, which helped us learn more about what is expected in the hallway, cafeteria, and bathroom. When we follow the rules, teachers will reward us with blue tickets for individuals and golden tickets for our class. We have set many goals and can't wait to see where our good behavior takes us!