Parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner and will be held on November 6, 7, 8, and 9. Each day that week will be a minimum day (12:51). The conferences will be student-led and your students must attend the conference. Please sign up for a time slot here.
Instead of regular Tuesday rotations this week, students will be participating in Ability Awareness week. They will go to the library on Friday to return/check out books.
Students received pink slips to bring home that tells you which multiplication tests they have passed and which fact to work on next or continue working on. Many students still need additional practice with their 5s, so we are working on 5s this week again. If your child passed their 5s, I have moved them onto 2s practice. Students know that they can go to our class website for links to multiplication practice under the math section on "Links." There is also a tab titled "multiplication masters" that contains videos and strategies for the different facts. They should be practicing their facts for at least 5 minutes nightly. Students take multiplication tests every Friday. They may ask me to take a test during morning work if they are ready to as well.
Students will begin researching and writing about tornadoes and hurricanes this week as we continue our unit on weather. Our first field trip will be in January to Legoland after we finish our science unit on forces and motion. I will send more information on this as we get closer to January.
Just a reminder, as always during the school year, please check your child weekly for lice so that we can prevent it in from spreading our classroom. I encourage you to have your child keep their headphones in a ziplock bag as well to prevent this.
If apps such as Lexia are not working at home, please follow the instructions on this iPad Home Access Page.
I sent homework in students' green take-home folders for this week. It is a "get to know you" packet with some writing. This packet is due Friday morning. In addition to this, students homework is to read a book of their choice for 20 minutes nightly. There is no reading log this week.
Next week we will begin the regular homework that they will have throughout the year, which includes 20 minutes of reading and 5 math problems per day. In addition to this, it is optional for them to be proactive and use i-Ready reading or math at home for additional practice, reinforcement, or a challenge. Homework should be kept in the "right back to school" side of their green folders.
Also, just a reminder that Back to School Night is this Thursday, August 23 at 6:30-7:00 (room 120) for 3rd-5th.
We have an exciting year of 3rd grade ahead of us. I am looking forward to meeting you all on August 15th!
In addition to the items below, I highly suggest a set of multiplication flashcards for each student.
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Suggested Classroom Supply Donations:
I am very grateful for any donations to our classroom. I can't wait to see you all soon!
Room 120 Calendar
August 15 - First Day of School