Monday 9/10- PTA Meeting 7:00
Wednesday 9/12- MAP Reading Assessment 9:00-10:30
Wednesday 9/12- Picture Day! Picture Time 10:40
Thursday 9/13- MAP Math Assessment 9:00-10:30
Thursday 9/13- Character Council Speeches
Friday 9/14- Spelling Test Day!
Friday 9/14- PTA Walk-A-Thon- 3rd Grade Walk @1-1:50
Tuesday 9/18- All Pro Dad's Breakfast
Wednesday 9/26- Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15-8:15
Thursday 9/27- Parent Teacher Conferences ALL DAY- NO SCHOOL
Friday 9/28- NO SCHOOL FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS
**Character Council Information**
2 students from each room will be "voted" on by the class to represent us in Character Council. Students wanting to join Character Council will need to write a short speech (1-3 min) telling the class why they would make a good representative. Please remember only 2 students will be chosen from our classroom, so we might have some hurt feelings and upset kids this day.
"The Daily 5 is a reading philosophy and management system that helps students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy." ~The Daily 5 Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
Rigby Reading Program- Our reading program has many elements to helping students be successful in vocabulary, word study, listening, comprehension and writing. All themes have modeled reading, shared reading and independent reading. Each day we have a whole group comprehension focus and story and then we transition to small groups to focus on comprehension strategies and fluency.
Our reading program has many elements to helping students be successful in vocabulary, word study, listening, comprehension and writing. All themes have modeled reading, shared reading and independent reading. Each day we have a whole group comprehension focus and story and then we transition to small groups to focus on comprehension strategies and fluency.
Theme 1: People and Places
Comprehension Strategy: Making Connections
Tested Indicator:Character Traits and Retelling
develope, celebrate, decision, protect, comfort
This week we are studying Unit-2; Number Sense/ Addition and Subtraction. We will be completing a lesson a day with review, teach, and then practice of the concepts.
This week and next the students will be learning and reviewing:
Tuesday: Review Day
Wednesday: Unit 1 Math Test
Friday: State Assessment Prep Day
The estimation jar will be regularly included in our Friday schedule. The class will gain valuable information regarding mode, median, and range. Please review the following definitions with your child on a regular basis.
Median - w hen arranged from least to greatest, the middle number in a set of data: In the set 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8,the median is 4.
Maximum - the largest number in the data
Minimum - the smallest number in the data
Mode - in a set of numbers, the mode is the number that occurs the most:
Range - the difference between the greatest number and the least number in a set of data: In the set 1, 2, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, the range is 7 - 1 = 6. "If it's the range you want to know, take the high subtract the low"
Our writing block will be closely related with our reading instruction. The students will continue to follow the writing process: pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. The six traits of writing will continue to improve the students writing: ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions. We will also work on grammar rules throughout the year.
We will begin our "Writing From the Heart" activity. This project will help us to tap into the thinkg the kids are most passionate about, and give us ideas for the entire year to work with.
We will be spending this month in our own classroom learning about Geography. We will study Maps, the 7 Continents and 4 major Oceans, as well as the different landforms in the United States (desert, mountains, and grasslands).