Dynamic Broncos Weekly Update
January 19th - 23rd
As always, please get in touch with any questions or thoughts that are on your mind.
Writing Workshop/Reading Workshop
Please continue to chat with your children about their opinions at home. Encourage them to give reasons and examples to support their opinion and get others on board.
This week in Reading Workshop we will finish Because of Winn Dixie and wrap up our study of characters. Beginning at the end of January we will be conducting our mid year assessments. This will give us a clearer picture of how your child is progressing as a reader and what areas we will work on throughout the rest of third grade.
Please continue to support your child with the new nightly reading expectations. Kids should be reading for 25-35 minutes, logging their reading and stopping and jotting their thinking on sticky notes 2-3 times over the course of their nightly reading.
This work requires children to be engaged and alert. Please encourage your child to do their nightly reading in the afternoon or early evening, and not right before bed, when they may be tired and less able to focus.
We will begin our new spelling cycle on Thursday. We will be sending an email with links to the spelling videos on Thursday morning. We will have our assessment on Friday, January 30th. Tic Tac Toe Grids will also be due on this day.
This week we will continue our work on subtracting, focusing on three digit subtraction story problems, the new subtraction strategy: constant difference, and estimating differences to approximate solutions and judge the reasonableness of your answers.
For homework this week, the children need to complete 5-7 levels in Dreambox. This assignment will be due on Monday. If your child is having trouble accessing Dreambox or is struggling to understand the assignments, please have them stay after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday for teacher support.
Should you need a refresher on accessing Dreambox, please visit the class website where the instructions are posted.
Friday, Feb. 6th, 7:45am
1112 West 31st Street
Student attire for Grandparents Day is dress clothes; boys are asked to wear a coat and tie, dress shirt, slacks, dress shoes, and socks; girls are asked to wear dress shoes and a dress, nice pants suit, or a skirt with a blouse.