Room 113 News

A glimpse into your child's past week! October 9th

This week I feel confident in saying that students are becoming more comfortable and confident in the routines of third grade! I understand that 3rd grade is a big transitional year. This is why it is so important that we model and reinforce the importance of responsibility NOW! This sets a positive, long-lasting tone for their future educational years.


PROGRESS REPORTS - Each child has a Progress Report that came home in their Friday Folder. The progress report focuses more on behavior/responsibility than it does on grades. You are able to view your child's grades at any time by visiting the ParentVUE link below. (Kids also know how to do this!!)


FRIDAY FOLDERS - If your child is coming home with work that is earning an 80% or less, please encourage them to correct it and return it (with your signature) for an improved grade.


READING LOGS - I would love some feedback from you on how I can make Reading Logs more of a success for you and your child. This past week 8 out of 25 students turned theirs in. This is obviously an issue on my side of things, so I would love to hear some suggestions! I've always toyed with the idea of doing away with reading logs, but feedback from parents in the past expressed that it is the way they can get their child to read. ????


MATH HOMEWORK - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE carve out the 10-15 minutes necessary to complete the nightly Math homework. A new Topic 2 Homework Packet will come home on Monday night.


PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fa5a729ab9-parentteacher Please sign up if you haven't already. Thanks! I have 8 people who need a time!!!

WE ARE IN NEED OF:

- dry erase markers

- sharpened pencils

- 15 little pumpkins and/or gourds

WALK-A-THON

Below are some videos from the events at today's Walk-a-Thon. We owe a huge thanks to our PTO and all of you for helping with donations and planning to make this possible.
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SCIENCE

We did not get to a whole lot of Science this week. What we did cover was the different types of Resources - renewable, reusable, non-renewable. Anything you can share with your child regarding these different types in your daily life is not going to hurt!
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We also began Science Court. Here are some pictures from our first day of court! :)

Encourage your child to talk to you about the trial.

SOCIAL STUDIES

In Social Studies we've had a lot of fun learning about elevation maps and resource maps. Students have begun creating their own Michigan maps of these two types. We are wrapping up our unit of study and students will soon be taking their first District Social Studies test of the year (there are 4 in total).


I will send home a Review and an online game (via email) for extra fun once the test is closer.

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MATH

We concluded our study of Topic 1: Numeration this week. We reviewed in class on Friday morning and students have been given the review to take home. Any of the videos on Pearson are also excellent to rewatch, and there are worksheets available there if necessary. Quite honestly, the majority of the class is VERY ready and will be successful on the Topic 1 Test on Monday.

READING

Students took their AR quizzes in the Computer Lab this week and are well on their way to meeting their goal. Your child's progress report that came home Friday (10/8) will show you their progress. There was also a letter in your Parent Night Purple Folder that showed you how you can sign up for "Home Connect" to be able to view your child's progress at any time, if you wish.


The AR goal sheet shown in the picture below should be kept in your child's binder at all times. AR quizzes can only be taken at school, but many of the books your child is reading at home are more than likely AR books! Your child can use the AR book find link below to check.

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WRITING

Writing has also taken a back burner this week as students have been busy with the other subjects. Stay tuned for more information.

RESOURCES to REMEMBER

Link to our Class Schedule

Coming Soon!

For now:

Tuesdays - Library 2:00 - 2:45

Fridays - Computer Lab 9:30 - 10:30

Mon/Wed = Gym, Tues/Thurs = Music, Fri = Movement

UPCOMING DATES TO KNOW:

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Socktober runs all of this month! Socktober is an opportunity, sponsored by the Kindergarten class, to donate socks to homeless families. They are also accepted non-perishable food and household items, as well as blankets. There is a box where your child can donate their goods if they wish to participate.

Community Service Projects

Calder donated his time to pick up trash at Groveland Oaks Campground!
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