Aug. 27 - 31, 2018
This week, we will be doing mini-lessons to help us better understand what it means to be a fluent reader. Monday, we will break apart fluency into 4 areas: phrasing, expression, accuracy, & rate. Tuesday, we will create a problem/solution chart to help us improve our accuracy. Wednesday, the students will be taking the I-Ready Diagnostic Test in Reading to give us a baseline of where they are currently performing. Thursday, we will discuss various strategies to help us improve our accuracy. Friday, we'll learn ideas to help with our phrasing.
Writing & Spelling
Our first unit in Writing is "Personal Narratives". We'll begin by going over our "3rd Grade Writer's Checklist". As we discuss this rubric, students will see all of the things that will be included in their final narrative piece. We'll also take a look at some sample student work and critique things they did well & things that they could continue to work on. Thursday & Friday, we'll focus on where writers find ideas. The students will jot down some seed ideas of their own to later turn into stories.
During our second Spelling unit, we will focus on consonant blends, short o & e words, dictionary skills, analogies, and synonyms.
PLTW - Project Lead The Way
- Thurs., Aug. 30 & Fri., Aug. 31 - Healthe Kids screenings
- Thurs., Aug. 30 - P.I.E. Night (Parent Info. Evening) 6:00-6:30p.m. or 6:35-7:05p.m.
- Fri., Aug. 31 - Dental Screenings 1:00-1:15p.m.
- Fri., Aug. 31 - Chromebooks may go home with those who have insurance.
- Mon. Sept. 3 - NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)