Mrs. McDaniel's Memo

Friday, August 28th

Words Their Way

Since next week is a short week and also includes our zoo trip, we will not have a word sort. We will spend that time doing some different grammar activities.



We are finally finished with NWEA testing and also almost finished with Sarah, Plain and Tall. I am very ready to get our guided reading groups and stations starting the week of the 14th.


We are working on writing small moments. I also might take a step back and review some paragraph writing with this class for a few weeks.


Today we reviewed chapter 1 with a study guide. We will have our first test on Tuesday. The study guide that students bring home tonight will closely mirror the test. Students have been asked to review the study guide that we went over in class.

We are also going to being an addition station to review and practice our basic facts.

Parent / Teacher Conferences

To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:

At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should
enter KXZ137802

Indianapolis Zoo

Don't' forget our very important parent/student meeting that will kick-off our specialty animal project. This meeting will be held right after we return from our zoo trip. Our hope is to begin right at 2:00. If you have never been through the third grade specialty project, I highly recommend you attend.

For the field trip students will need a sack lunch and comfortable shoes. Please dress for the weather. We are also asking that students wear a green shirt or eagles spirit wear since we don't have our JAT shirts yet.


We have been working hard on learning the different animal groups and habitats to prepare us for our animal selection that will happen next Thursday. Here are some pictures of a few groups using the Chrome books to research their group's habitat.
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Dates to Remember


7th- no school

9th- A.L.I.C.E school safety lesson with Mrs. Largent

10th- Zoo Field Trip at 9:15 and Specialty Kick-Off Meeting at 2:00

15th- Mrs. Cox's Anti-Bully Lesson with the class

Week of the 21st- Box Top Collection Begins

22nd- Lockdown Drill practice

30th- Jog-a-Thon