Mr. Bennett's Classroom Update
April 20th - May 1st
Next week, in writing, we will be continuing our study of the personal narrative. We will be working through another personal narrative prompt. The prompt we will be using is, "A time when you felt happy." So if you have a few minutes you may want to visit with your Third Grader about some different ideas they may be able to write about.
Here is a breakdown of skills and strategies we will be covering over the next two weeks.
Week of April 20th:
Comprehension Skill: Problem/Solution
Comprehension Strategy: Rereading
Vocabulary Skill: Greek/Latin Roots
Spelling Focus: Prefixes - Vowel Team Syllables
Spelling Posttest: THURSDAY, April 23th
Week of April 27th:
Genre: Expository Text
Comprehension Skill: Compare/Contrast
Comprehension Strategy: Reread
Vocabulary Skill: Context Clues
Grammar: Adverbs that compare
Spelling Focus: r-controlled vowel syllables
Spelling Posttest: Friday, May 1st
Home Reading Sheets (green sheet) will be due on:
- Thursday, April 23rd
- Friday, May 1st
If you are looking for ideas to check your student's reading comprehension at home here are some questions you might ask:
- Have your child identify a problem taking place in a book they are reading. Once they have identified the problem, have your Third Grader write down the steps the characters take to solve the problem along with the solution to the problem.
- Ask your student to compare and contrast two characters in the story they are reading (compare - how are the characters the same, contrast - how are the characters different).
Once your child has finished learning about fractions we will turn our attention to decimals. We will be learning about comparing and ordering fractions and decimals, comparing and ordering decimals, decimals greater than "1", and exploring tenths and hundredths.
Next week, we will begin preparing for the Downtown Walking Tour. Your Third Grader will begin to learn about the history of some of the important buildings and landmarks in Downtown Lincoln. Your child will also be working on a presentation card, they will be using to present a building or landmark to our class on the walking tour. I will be providing your student with the information they need to complete this card and we will be finishing the card in class. The walking tour will take place on Friday, May 8th.
Odds and Ends
Library check-out dates:
Wednesday, April 22nd
Friday, May 1st
Remember next Tuesday, April 28th, is a PLC Day. Cavett will be dismissing at 1:33 pm.
We noticed an error on the April lunch menu for next week. The menu is correct, the error is with the numbering of Specials Days on for 2nd - 5th grade. April 21th should be a Day 5 and April 22nd should be a Day 6.
In an effort to promote family togetherness and a healthy lifestyle, the Cavett Wellness Team invites you to come to Cavett to Walk During Lunch the Week of April 27th-May 1st.
Please come join your child during their lunch recess and walk the Cavett track. Check the Cavett website for grade lunch/recess times. Tuesday, April 26th is a PLC day so lunch/recess times are adjusted slightly. If lunch time doesn't work for parents to come, we encourage you to walk the track in the evening with your child. You may choose to
eat lunch with your child. Be sure to reserve your school lunch a day early. If you bring a lunch to school to share with your child, we encourage no fast food meals and no soda's.
Are your children interested in a summer camp? Check out the 2015 Summer Clinic Brochure! Stop by the office to pick one up or go to http://home.lps.org/athletics/ to view it on the LPS website.