Room 10 News

Mrs. Yeagle's Class

Hello Parents!

Third graders have been very busy the last two weeks. Here's what we've been working on:


Reading:

In Reading we have continued to build our comprehension strategies in visualizing, context clues, identifying text features, and monitoring our thinking while we read with Jot Thoughts. We have also been developing our reading community conversations about books and literary elements.

Today we took the Launch Unit Summative Assessment. This unit reviewed the skills students learned in second grade and the assessment will help me plan instruction for future units.


Writing:

Students have been writing fast and furious on their second Narrative. We have been focusing on revision and editing strategies and using dialogue properly in our writing. Next week, students will write their Final Piece which will be used as their Writing Assessment and scored with the narrative rubric. I will share their writing with you at Parent Teacher Conferences so we can go through the rubric together.


Math: This week we focused on re-teaching word problems with estimation. I will be sharing the Unit 1 Assessment with you at Parent Teacher Conferences.


D.E.B.:

During our differentiated instruction block we have been working on vowel and letter patterns using Words Their Way. Here students focus on a specific vowel or letter pattern to help with phonics and language skills.


Others:

This week we had an amazing presentation from Amy Logan, the author of The Girl with the Cape. She really energized the class and got them motivated about random acts of kindness and being everyday superheroes! What's so cool, is she lives in Joliet and is a local author! I've added the link to her website below.


Reminders:

No School Monday, October 12

Book Order due Thursday, October 15


This and That:

I am working on ways to communicate individual progress with our standards based reporting system. I have linked the Common Core website if you are interested in browsing the 3rd Grade standards. I have also added some websites with games, videos, and useful resources for parents.


I encourage all studnets to practice math facts every night. Whether it is flashcards, IXL.com, a fact game, or worksheet - daily practive is best practice!


Here is how to get to IXL

go to https://www.ixl.com/signin/wsd68

Students sign in using the same user name and password as their Chorme account.

* Be sure to go to the Woodridge School District IXL sign in page, not just IXL.com.


As always, please let me know if you have any questions and concerns.


Thank you for your time and support!

Mrs. Yeagle