Mr. Bennett's Classroom Update
December 8 - December 19
My hope is to have your third grader's research report in their Friday Folder on Friday, December 19.
Due to the Unit Assessment we will only be covering new skills this upcoming week, December 8 - 11. Next week, we will be completing the Unit 3 Assessment.
Here is a break down of the skills we will be focusing on over the next week (Please take note of spelling):
Genre: Expository Text
Comprehension Strategy: Summarization
Comprehension Skill: Sequence of Events
Vocabulary Strategy: Suffixes
Grammar: Combining sentences with verbs
Spelling: Prefixes - pre-, dis-, and mis-
(We will only have a spelling test the week of December 8. There will not be a spelling test the week December 15.)
Home Reading Sheets (green sheet) will be due on:
- Friday, December 12
- Friday, December 19
We will not have a green reading sheet sent home over the Holiday Break.
If you are looking for ways to work with your Third Grader on their reading comprehension here are some questions/ideas you might use. These questions will reinforce the skills we are working with the week of December 8.
- Have your student read a chapter or a few pages in an independent reading book and then have them identify 3 - 5 important events in order. (Sequencing)
- Have your student read a chapter or a few pages in an independent reading book and then have them write a summary of what they read. Have your student write the summary in 2 to 4 sentences. (Summarization)
Be sure to keep working on those addition and subtraction basic facts. If your child has mastered both addition and subtraction, feel free to get started on multiplication and division basic facts (0-10).
Thank you so much for all of your help with the Heritage Dolls! It has been interesting to learn about the ancestry of our students. The kids have enjoyed learning about some of the different customs of other cultures. We are looking forward to hearing and learning more about each other in the coming week!
Odds and Ends
We will be having a Cavett School Spirit Day this Friday, December 12. The theme for this spirit day is "Pajama Day". So if your child wants to roll out of bed and straight to school in their pjs this Friday they certain can!
Our Library check-out dates for the next two weeks:
- Tuesday, December 9
- Wednesday, December 17
Remember next Tuesday is a PLC Day and school will dismiss at 1:33.
May you and your family have the happiest of holiday seasons!