The Ritenour Review

2016 - 2017 Third Grade Weekly News

Parent's Night and Picture Day




As we finish our third week of school, we are getting closer to understanding all of the third grade expectations. The class is well versed in our rules, expectations and procedures. I can usually tell any given child a scenario and they know exactly the proper way to respond/react. I am a very proud teacher! I love walking through the hallways, because I know our class is setting the bar high for other classes. We have a class of leaders and they are a shining light for others to follow.


As we wrap the week up, I reflect upon the greatness of our last five days. We have developed meaningful conversations about out books and how we grow as readers. We are defining the tools we will use for math and how these help in our every day lives. Furthermore, the class is creating their own expectations for behaviors in writer's workshop. I have seen their funny and witty sides. I have also seen their personal sides and where they have boundaries. Each day we are all learning about each other and we are creating a well-rounded classroom of individuals.


Next week we will pick up the speed even more. Here is a look at our topics:

  • Language Arts: We will continue our work on complete sentences and paragraphs.
  • Math: We will look at different strategies for multiplication and division. I will also be finalizing Math Interviews. These interviews allow me to work one-on-one with each child and learn how they navigate the math world. I get to witness their personal strategies and hear how they see numbers and manipulate them in different ways. This is a large part to building fluency with the different tiers of mathematics.
  • Reading: We will continue work on retelling stories and identifying the plot and main idea.
  • Word Study: Next week will be our first official Word Sort Test. They will receive a new sort on Monday and I will administer our first Word Sort test on Friday.

Curriculum Night

Thank you to all of the parent's able to join us last night for our Curriculum Night discussion. I wish I could share the details to our everyday life in school, how each piece of the curriculum is intricately weaved into a day with the overview of the year's concepts in mind, or how we work on personal growths and leadership skills daily. If questions were left unanswered, send me a quick e-mail and I will get you an answer

Celebrating Miss Zoe's Birthday

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Weekly Work Folders

Keep an eye out for your child's weekly work folder. These will be sent home on Tuesday and should be returned by Friday. This folder will hold assessments taken throughout the previous week. If anything needs to be returned to school, it will have a note to sign and return. Thank you for working with me on this new system. Let me know if you have suggestions to make this a smoother process.
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Special's Schedule

  • Monday: Art
  • Tuesday: Wellness **bring/wear tennis shoes
  • Wednesday: STEM
  • Thursday: Music
  • Friday: Library

Upcoming Dates!

  • Friday, August 26th: Eagle Fest
Scholastic Book Orders

If you would like to order books for your child through scholastic's website, please click on the link above. Checks can still be sent to the classroom and I will mail the orders.