Fridays with Josh!

Here is our class last Friday. That tall fellow in the middle is Josh Hoekstra, the varsity football player coming in our classroom on Fridays.

Tomorrow evening, if your kids are able to join, will meet me at 6:30 on the north side of the field on the grass. We have talked about the location as a class so they know how to find me. 🙂 Please note the time of 6:30. Yesterday’s email was incorrect.

If you haven’t had a chance to respond whether or not your child might be attending the event, you may now by clicking on this link. Hudsonville Vs. Rockford

Here are a few more fun moments we have shared with Josh!

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Classroom Happenings- Week of 9/24

Miscellaneous-

  • Reading log due on Mondays, weekly goal 100 minutes
  • Keep having your child practice their multiplication facts. Once they master fives have them practice mastering  2’s and review 5’s. Don’t include new facts until these two are mastered. Then introduce facts this same way with the following facts in this order. Remember work for mastery with one fact before moving on and always review previously mastered facts.  This is the order to introduce facts for practice toward fluency. 5, 2, 9, 10, 3, 4, 1, 0
  • Math Homework- MobyMax Mondays through Thursdays for 5 minutes

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 28-Friday is EAGLE PRIDE DAY, wear your maize and blue to show our eagle pride.
  • September 27– Picture Day
  • September 28– Hudsonville Homecoming
  • October 2– Vision Screening
  • October 5-The Walkathon is coming up and is our primary fundraiser for the year. Watch for details as the date approaches.
  • October 12- Early Release, 12:15 dismissal
  • October 23- Turkey Trot @ 5:00
  • October 31-Halloween Party @ 1:15-2:00
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Classroom Happenings- 9/17-9/24

Miscellaneous-

  • September 27– Picture Day
  • September 28– Hudsonville Homecoming
  • October 2– Vision Screening
  • October 5-The Walkathon is coming up and is our primary fundraiser for the year. Watch for details as the date approaches.
  • October 12– Early Release
  • October 23- Turkey Trot @ 5:00
  • October 31-Halloween Party- Details will come as the date approaches.

Writing– True Stories

Reading– Launching Strong Reading Habits.

  • Homework reading logs are due on Mondays. Reading 100 minutes each week is our 3rd-grade goal.

Word Study– We have been assessing frequency words and have also done an assessment for spelling features. Last week Friday we placed in the back of your child’s take-home folder a list of words that 3rd graders are expected to spell correctly in everyday use when entering 3rd grade. Any highlighted words are words that your child should be working on at home to master. Here at school, each student has a personal dictionary along with the list of words posted for them to have for easy access. These tools will be available for them to spell everyday frequency words correctly as they continue to work for mastery.

Math– Multiplication and Division

  • We have introduced 5’s & 2’s so far in this unit and this week we will be working with 10’s, 9’s, and 3’s.
  • Students should be practicing with their flashcards for 5 minutes each night for mastery of the above facts.
  • We have been working fact fluency on MobyMax here at school for 5 minutes each day. Each student must master addition and subtraction fluency before I activate the multiplication and division fluency application. Have your child start this routine at home for an additional 5 minutes.

Growth Mindset

  • Feedback
  • GRIT
  • Mistakes as Opportunities for Learning
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