## Important Dates

April 3 - School Safety Town Hall at 6:00 pm. in the library

April 10 and April 11- CLOSED Campus for STAAR Testing (4th and 5th grade testing)

April 14 - WatchDOGS “Daddy-Daughter Dance” will be at JES

April 17- Family Learning Night for Math

April 19- Future Ready Day – Wear college/military/career shirts on Report Card day!

April 20- Earth Day Assembly in the Garden – everyone invited!

April 27- Northwest READS – Friday at 9:00 am. We need ONE reader per classroom. Talk to our librarian if you can help!

April 30- Legacy Walk – Seniors from NISD high schools that attended JES will walk the halls in their caps/gowns on Monday at 8:30 am.

May 14 and May 15- CLOSED Campus for STAAR Testing

May 14- 3rd Grade Math STAAR Testing

## Homework

Math Sheet (Due Thursday)

## Math

• How can I use a number line to represent fractions?
• How can I compare fractions with similar denominators?
• How can I compare fractions with similar numerators?

Below is the multiplication song for students to learn their skip counting! This is a great song to listen to at night or in the car. Open it and save it for easy access!

Texts for this week: excerpt from Judy Moody - The Doctor's In, "Stuck by Luck" from Highlights Magazine

**New Book Clubs starting in class this week.**

• What is plot?
• How do you analyze the plot of a fiction text?
• What is the best way to summarize a fiction text?
• How do you figure cause and effect in a fiction text?
• Why is determining cause and effect important in a fiction text?
• Why is the FIRE strategy important when taking a reading test?

## Writing

• How can you improve your narrative writing?
• What is an elaborative detail and why is it important?
• How do you write an elaborative segment?
• In a narrative, what is the critical character, setting, and object?

## Grammar/Vocabulary

• Review sheet sent home Monday
• Grammar focus for this week is on spelling homophones correctly.
• Vocabulary words come from articles and the test-taking genre.

## Science

• What are habitats?
• How are humans changing habitats?
• How can we live with the animals and try to keep everyone safe?

Next week we are starting a project on rapid expansion and how that changes habitats.

## Social Studies

• How have people in the past made changes to their community?
• What would it be like to spend the day with that person?
• What would you want to ask? Where would you want that person to take you? What would you want to do?

## Office News

Parents as Teachers Friday, April 13

If you have a child birth to age 5 and want to meet new people with children of that age group, then join us at playgroup!

There are two options for playtimes at 9:30 am. or 1:00 pm. at the Special Programs Center, 1800 State Highway 114.

Want to know more? Go to www.facebook.com/groups/NISDFamily/

## SAVE THE DATE – Family Math Night

April 17th, come and go from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.