Updates from room 205!

Miscellaneous:

  • October 10- Jet’s Pizza Night
  • October 18- Early Release Friday, dismissal @ 12:15
  • October 29- Turkey Trot. Please read this post for registration and details                   concerning this year’s Turkey Trot. Deadline to Register is October 9, 2019.
  • October 29- Picture Retakes
  • October 31- Halloween part from 1:15-2:00. Click here for details.
  • Mrs. Chmura, Georgetown’s Art teacher, is hoping to get some donations to help her along with the schoolwide art project. Click here for details.

Homework: 

Reading- The kids are doing a good job of returning their reading logs on Mondays! Remember, have your child read for a total of 100 minutes each week. 🙂

Math-Five minutes of MobyMax each day Monday-Friday. After unit #2 I will open up MobyMax to Multiplication & Division for all students. Also, keep working on memorizing those facts one fact at a time.

Word Study: The kids are doing well establishing routines for grammar & spelling. This week we are working with patterns that make the long “i” sound.

Writing: We are wrapping up writing our small moment stories and will be editing and publishing later this week.

Reading: The kids are building routines, setting goals, doing comprehension checks, making predictions and partnering together to build  G.R.I.T. for building their reading lives.

Math: Today we reviewed for our Unit #1 Math test. A test review came home that you can review with your child. Tomorrow we will do small group work and math games before our test on Thursday.

Beginning Friday, we will take our first multiplication quiz on 5s.  Our curriculum teaches them in this order:  5s, 2s, 10s, 9s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 7s, 8s.

As your child passes each quiz, they will move to the next multiplication fact.  For example, if they pass the 5s quiz on Friday, next Friday they will take the 2s quiz.  If they don’t pass the 5s, they will take it again the following week. As they pass their quizzes they will be rewarded, Smile Bucks.

Another great tool is an app called, Flash to Pass.  It’s free and can be downloaded on most devices.  On this app, students can practice one specific grouping of facts.  This is different from Moby Max because they are all mixed together.

Growth Mindset: We continue to read books and talk about how our brain works and how we can have a positive growth mindset.

 

 

 

 

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Football Friday Makes the News!

As a part of the “Football Friday” volunteer program each Friday we welcome, Josh, a varsity football player into our classroom. He have enjoys the time with the class and looks forward to each week. Below is a link talking about the program and highlights a glimpse of Josh reading to our class and well as him being interviewed. 🙂

Players pay tribute to classroom coaches of Hudsonville

 

In addition to the volunteerism from the players each week, the Varsity Football coaching staff and players would like to honor the teachers they visit each week and their students at the last home game of the year against West Ottawa on Oct. 25.

As more details are available I will pass them along.  We do know that each of the students in our class will be able to get in the game for free and will be able to wish their players good luck before the game starts.

Go Eagles!!!!

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Halloween Party News

The 3rd grade Halloween parties will be on Thursday, October 31 from 1:15-2:00.  That morning,  send your child’s costume in a bag with their name written on it.  We will keep it in a safe place until students get dressed prior to the party.  Please, no bloody outfits or weapons.

Each class can have 6-8 volunteers at the party.  Because of parking and other safety issues, we can only have parents that are volunteering in our classroom here for the parties. 

Lily’s mom graciously volunteered to plan this year’s party. She has the sign-up sheet from Open House and will be contacting parents to volunteer their time or donate items. 

One of our district security officers will assist with checking volunteers into school on the day of the party.   The teachers will provide a list of parent names for those volunteering for the party.  Please make sure you have your background check completed so that we can make sure that all volunteers are on the approved list with a cleared background check. 

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Updates from Room 205

Today a Book-It Calendar from Pizza Hut is coming home. This is OPTIONAL for your kids to fill out and return. However, if they are doing their weekly homework log they have met the requirement to earn a free 9-inch pizza from Pizza Hut.  The only extra work would be to record it on the Book-it Calendar too. Yummmm! Pizza!

Homework:

  • Reading-Each Monday a reading log will come home and needs to be returned the following Monday. Have your child read for a total of 100 minutes each week. 🙂
  • Math-
    • Five minutes of MobyMax each day Monday-Friday. After unit #2 I will open up MobyMax to Multiplication & Division.
    • Keep working on memorizing those facts one fact at a time.

 

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