This newsletter is written for the coming week of August 8th
Reading Workshop: This past week we read a couple of Patricia Polacco's books. We did a little writing about them afterwards. We also had some very deep discussions. We also got logged into Epic and did some reading on the app. Next week we will start our "Building a Reading Life" Unit.
Stamina - Reading stamina is so important. We will be working on getting the kids to read 30 min. at a time. This will help as the students start testing later this year.
Mobymax - Mobymax is a great place for students to get extra practice with phonics patterns, sight words, lang. and reading skills. There is also test prep practice they can do. Mobymax can be accessed through Clever.
Raz Kids - This app is on Clever. It is a great place for students to do some reading at their own level.
Writing workshop: This past week, we did a little writing about our summers. We concentrated on writing neatly and adding some details to our writing. Next week, we will start our personal narrative writing unit.
Word work: Next week we will start our word work unit.
Math: My math class started this past week. We took a test so that I can get a little idea of where your child is with overall math skills. We also did some subtraction.
Addition and Subtraction Facts: The first few months we are going to put a lot of work into making sure we all know our addition and subtraction facts. Moby max "fact fluency" is a good places to practice the facts. There are also websites on my Clever page that students can use to help study their facts. I will be giving an addition and subtraction test every Wed.I Know it Math: This is great website to practice all of our third grade skills. It also has a link to other grade skills. The link is on my Clever page under the category "Math Time Tests and Games."
Important AnnouncementsHomework - The week of August 8thReading Log - Students should read for 20 min. Mon. - Thurs. Parents please sign your child's reading log. If students turn in their reading logs on Friday then they will get to play in our weekly hoopshoot.Math homework Mon. - Thurs.Parent Night - Thursday, August 11th 6:30 - 7:15Water bottles: Students may bring water bottles to class.Library: The students will choose books on Fridays. Students should have last week's books turned in every Friday.Transportation Changes: If you have any change in transportation,(i.e. - your child normally rides the bus and is a car rider one day forwhatever reason). I need you to please send in a note with your child.I will send this note to the office so that they are aware of the change.Clever, Sumdog, Epic, Prodigy and Mobymax: Students have a yellow sheet that they will always keep in their homework folders. This sheet has login cards and passwords on it. Right now logins to Clever, Google Docs, Canvas, Sumdog, Epic and Prodigy are on the sheet. Mobymax is also a great app for students to use to sharpen all skills. The students have an automatic login to Mobymax through Clever.
Specials Schedule - This schedule will change as we have off days throughout the year. I will change the schedule when that happens.
Monday's - Tech
Tuesday's - Music
Wednesday's - Steam
Thursday's - Art
Friday's - Gym
7:50 - 8:10 Community Circle
8:10 - 8:40 Science/Social studies
8:40 - 9:25 Specials9:25 - 10:40 Math
10:40 - 11:10 Hawktime11:10 - 12:00 Writing
12:00 - 1:00 lunch/Recess
1:00 - 2:25 Reading
2:25 - Get ready to dismiss