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Upcoming Events

May

24th- End of year awards: Peterson 1:30, Rockers 1:45, and Dechant 2:00

25th- Field Day (During Specials)

26th- Last Day of School- Class Parties 8:30


Reading-

We have officially finished our reading curriculum for the year. We will be working on Greek and Latin Roots as well as reviewing different skills from this school year.

SONDAY (New phonics program): Lessons 148-152. Every 5 lessons (Lessons ending in 5 or 0) we take a spelling check over the skills we have been practicing that week. These are not taken for a grade but are used to check for understanding of the concepts.

Math

Our district has adopted a new math curriculum for next year, Ready Math. We will be doing some lessons from the new curriculum next week to review fractions.

Family Letter- You can use this to learn more information about the skills we will be working on with this lesson.

Please help your child with memorizing multiplication facts. Your child is expected to know ALL basic math facts at the end of 3rd grade. You can use flashcards, fact triangles, games, or even apps to help your child practice at home. We started with our 0s and 1s, then 2s, 5s, and 10s. Now we are working on our 3s, 4s, and 6s. After that is 7s, 8s, 9s, 11s, and 12s.


Power Drill Resource Page- This is a helpful resource for when your child is completing the word problems on the back of Power Drills. It explains the process and provides the tables or graphs to solve the problem. Students will still be responsible for a weekly Power Drill that will be started in class on Friday and due the following Thursday. We will be allowing class time to complete this activity.



Multiplication Videos

Writing

We started our last writing project of the year, a fiction book report. As a class we will be reading a fiction chapter book together. After we finish the book students will create their own "Bloom Ball" book report.

This writing project will last us through the end of the year. It'll take us a couple of weeks to read through our novels and take notes. Then we will model for students how to take their notes to create their book report.

Science/Social Studies

We will be continuing Social Studies next week (Geography) while also tying in our previous science unit (Weather). We will be creating a travel brochure about a destination of their choice. They will learn about the climate, weather, landforms, and other fun/interesting things about their location.

Grade Expectations

A few things to know about your child's grades:

  • Reading: Our current reading grade is made up of our weekly assessment scores and grammar quiz scores.

  • Math: Our math grade will consist of unit assessments and Quick Checks.

  • Science/Social Studies: We rotate between subjects. Scores are given for participation, labs, assignments and projects.

  • Writing: Each writing project will now be listed in the skill "Ideas and Content" as an overall grade for the assignment rather than 6 skills.

  • Work Habits and Social Skills- The following scale represents the grading marks on each social skill listed.

+ represents satisfactory

/ represents making progress

– represents a skill where growth is needed