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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.

 

 

 

 

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. 

What’s Coming Up-Week of Oct. 30

Miscellaneous-

  • Keep practicing those multiplication facts!!
  • October 31, Halloween Party @ 2:30-3:15. Please send your child’s costume to school in a bag. Due to parking limitations, parties are open to parents that are volunteering to support the party. If you were unable to help out this time, don’t worry we have a very large Polar Express Christmas party that can accommodate more parents.  This party will be held on Thursday, December 21 from 9:00-10:30am. 
  • P.E. Cares from November 1-November 16. For more information go to this link:  P.E. Blog 
  • Early Release Friday, November 3. Dismissal @12:15
  • Book Fair November 6 – 11. The PTC is still in need of volunteers for the Book Fair! Follow this link to see the schedule and sign up on this link: BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEER
  • Monday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 8.-Parent Teacher Conferences  

Writing- Persuasive Essay

Reading- Following Characters into Meaning

Spelling– Week #10- This week’s study feature is short /O/ and long /O/ using the patterns VCe (vowel-consonant-e) and OA

Math– Unit #2- Multiplication and Division with 6s, 7s, & 8s

Social Studies- The Economy of Michigan