This newsletter is written for the week of March 9th.
Reading Workshop: This past week students were learning how to bring their own thinking to new facts that they learned in nonfiction books. A couple sentence starters they are taught to use are ...
This makes me think...
Now I realize...
Writing workshop: The students are learning the different elements of a persuasive essay. The students have picked a topic and are writing their essays. They learned how to write strong leads and give many examples with their reasons. They have also been talking to their audience and making strong endings among other strategies. We worked on adding little stories to our reasons to help make them stronger. We also practiced thinking about what the opposition to our change would say to us and writing that in our essays.
Word work: Spelling words this week are hard c and soft c.
Hawk Time: We are still switching for "Hawktime." Our new focus on Hawktime is IRead practice. This will be done with a variety of texts. Your child might have a different teacher working with them at this time.Math: This week we practiced some more multiplication strategies along with mult. and div. number stories. The students also received their last 6 mult. facts. They have all of them now. They are working on fact power.Multiplication Fact Triangles: Students should know the 2's, 5's, 10's and square facts. The rest of the 3's and 9's facts should start to be memorized.Addition and Subtraction Facts: Students have been given addition and subtraction fact triangles to study at home. They should have fact triangles at home. Moby max "fact fluency" is another good place to practice the facts.Free Apps: Math cards and math fact master: speed math are free apps that can help students study addition, subtraction, mult., and division facts.Science: We have started our economics unit. We will be continuing this for the next few weeks. Students are learning about supply and demand and producers and consumers.
Important AnnouncementsHomework - The week of March 9thReading: Students are asked to read 20 min. each night M - Th and turn in a signed reading log on Friday. Students will receive the reading log on Mon. each week.Math: A homelink or a homework sheet will be sent home Mon. - Thurs.
Library: MondayEconomics Project - Posters are due Wednesday, March 18th. All products are due Thursday, March 19th.Field Trip to the Children's Museum: March 10th - 8:45 - 2:00 -Thank you for having all permission slips and money in.Hawk-A-Mania: Our theme basket for this year is Colts/Pacers. Please send in items to fill our basket.Hawk-A-Mania Bracelelts: These order sheets have been sent home.Hawk-A-Mania Volunteers - If you can volunteer for Hawkamania the link the signup sheet link is below.https://www.signupgenius.com/
go/20f0e44afa622a57- hawkamania2Testing Date Windows -
Mar 23- 27 iRead, gr 3 - A sheet explaining Iread has been sent home.
Apr 20- May 15 iLearn, gr 3-5Gym Class: Please make sure students are wearing tennis shoes on P.E. day. P.E. is every Wednesday until Thanksgiving.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, Freckle, Espark and Mobymax: Students have a blue sheet that they will always keep in their homework folders. This sheet has login cards and passwords on it. Right now logins to Clever and Freckle are on the sheet. Freckle is a great place for students to go to and do extra math, word work, and reading skill practice. Mobymax is also a great app for students to use. It is just like Freckle. The students have an automatic login to Mobymax through Clever.Background Check - Parents if you want to come to parties and field trips and be around the kids please make sure that you have level 2 and level 3 background checks.Just a reminder that students can access any website weuse in class on my webpage by going to educational websites.Lesson friend is a great website for students to use for a varietyof subjects.
Here is our specials schedule for the 2019 - 2020
school year. Please make sure students have
tennis shoes for PE class.
Week of 3/9 3/16 3/23
Monday 5 5 5
Tuesday 1 1 1
Wednesday 2 2 2
Thursday 3 3 3
Friday 4 4 4
1 Day = Music
2 Day = Technology
3 Day = Innovations
4 Day = Gym
5 Day = Art
7:50 - 8:10 Community Circle
8:10 - 9:25 Math
9:30 - 9:50 Unit Studies9:55 - 10:20 Hawk Time
10:25 - 11:10 Specials11:15 - 11:55 Writing
12:00 - 12:55 recess and lunch
1:00 - 2:25 Reading