We had an awesome week in 3A! Next week is the beginning of Terra Nova testing. We will be starting on Monday and testing every morning for about the next 2 weeks. We try to only do about an hour or so a day so its not so much of a shock to our 3rd graders. Please help them have a good night of sleep each night and also some kind of breakfast. If you want they can bring a snack each day to have in between testing. I told the students that it had to be a snack and not a meal. Something that can be eaten in 5 minutes or so. We are also responsible for the Mass next Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 8:30. All the students in 3A have a part in the Mass. If you can make it we would love to see you there. If your child has a reading part I gave them the reading to practice over the weekend. We will practice as a class on Tuesday.
We had a fantastic week in 3A! We took the Star Math test this week in the computer lab and Mrs. Preston did a lesson on coming up with safe passwords. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Let me know if you have any questions.
Math- Rounding to thousands and problem solving, Chapter 1 Test
Reading- Nate the Great Story and story elements
Social Studies- Continents, oceans, and hemispheres
Religion-Our Father and things holy
Phonics- Short vowel o, e, and u
Cursive- u and w
This week’s challenge activity is to use an encyclopedia, Internet, or other resources to research the nesting habits of turtles. List 10 facts you learn from your research. Then create a display of a sea turtle. You can do a poster, create a picture, diorama, or any other way you can be creative!
Questions to Ask
We had a wonderful week in 3A! This week we had a chance to go to the computer lab and take the Star Reading Assessment. We will take this test 2 more times later on this year. We also had Mrs. Preston do her first Common Sense Media lesson. This is something new this year that SPSL is doing. She will be doing a total of 6 lesson throughout the year that have to do with using media appropriately. I have started to put grades online now. Some subjects like Art, Cursive, and Religion won’t have any grades till the quarter is almost done. Remember if your child would like to redo an assignment that they have not yet already corrected at school they may correct it and send it back to school to get a 80 percent. Next Monday the 3A students will be bringing home a test note for social studies. They will have a review with it to use to study. The test will be on Wednesday, Sept. 12th over 7 continents, oceans, hemispheres, equator, and prime meridian. Please help them study and sign the test note and return it on Tuesday to school. Only the test note needs to come back signed. Please keep the study guide at home to also study on Tuesday night. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Let me know if you have any question.
Reading- Allie’s Basketball Dream and story elements- (We have also started F & P testing students individual for reading groups.)
I have been teaching at SPSL since 2006. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grade at SPSL. I have a Masters in Reading. I have a son named Lucas and a daughter named Marlow.