Mr. H's Class
In science we have been making models of our solar system to understand how the sun and planets work together in a system that supports life on Earth. Have your child explain which planet is their favorite and why.
In math we have been learning multiple ways to solve 3-digit addition and subtraction problems. Have your child share how many ways they can solve a problem.
In Language Arts we have been reading non-fiction books to learn new information. We have also been doing research on topics that we're interested in and are currently writing our own non-fiction books.
Mark your calendars: HOLIDAY BREAK Dec. 20th - Jan. 5th
Benchmark Assessments FAQ
Should I or my student freak out?
Good. What is a benchmark assessment anyway?
Leander ISD administers two district-created benchmark assessments in third grade: One in December and the other in May. They are based on curriculum that has been taught in the corresponding semesters and look similar to the state's STAAR assessment.
You said STAAR! Is this the STAAR test?
No, but it is meant to look and feel similar to the STAAR to prepare students for the peculiar nature of standardized tests. We spend most of our time drawing, talking, doing, questioning, and experimenting, so it is necessary for us to practice being still and quiet while answering multiple-choice questions.
Is this for a grade?
The district benchmark is one piece of data we look at to determine if a student has mastered a particular skill. We look at the whole child and not solely at one test on one day.
When will I find out how my child did?
Results will likely be sent home with their 2nd nine-weeks report card.
What can I do to help my child prepare?
Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep, eats a good breakfast, and arrives at school on time. You already do those things, so you have nothing to worry about.