Weekly Update

Dear Third Grade Community,

I hope everyone’s Tuesday has been a great one thus far. Just a few updates:

No library this week. Library will happen on Mondays. If we don’t have a school on a Monday, we will try and fit in a time to go, but due to tight schedules, that may not always happen. Rule of thumb: Have your child bring his/her book to school just in case we can go.

Short week, but expectations still high:

Family Times, reading log, and math homework are all still due on Friday, even with the shortened week. Students should be expected to complete homework independently. 🙂

Reading Groups Assigned:

Students were assigned in reading groups: Green, Yellow, Blue. Each student should know his/her group color. Also, differentiated spelling expectations were aligned today.

Reading Skills this Week:

Summarizing a text–We use a “Fab Five” summary technique. “Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then…” This technique allows students to thoughtfully analyze text and choose what’s important.

Sequence of Events: Students will practice retelling story in the order of events using transition words: First, next, then, last, finally. Practice this with your child by having them tell sequence of events in their independent nightly reading.

Math:

We began reviewing subtracting today using the regrouping method (borrowing). Please take time to practice this skill. I did not give homework in regrouping multi-digit subtraction because we are still defining the skill in class.

I plan to give our first math test next Tuesday, September, 15th. If I feel students are not ready for the test, or if a change in schedule should cause a big interruption, I will inform you if test will be postponed.

As always, please contact me if you have questions. Please remember that your child is cared about.

~Mrs. Best

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