Weekly News 11/8

Posted by Emily Parker on 11/8/2019 12:00:00 PM

The last three days have been jam packed! We are all looking forward to seeing many of you on Monday for our Veteran’s Day program at 9am. Because of the magnitude of this program, we will just be having the daytime performance. The students will have their memorials and monuments on display so please plan to spend some time looking before or after the program. We also recommend arriving early as it will be crowded. Please have your child wear as much red, white, and blue as possible for our program on Monday!


Report cards will be live Monday afternoon. You will be able to view them through the parent portal. Please email your child’s teacher if you need a paper copy sent home. All third graders took the NNAT in early October. Scores will be sent home in a sealed envelope on Monday. If you have any questions please reach out to our Search teacher, Shirley Fortenbaugh. Many questions can also be answered on the Search website, access through the school webpage.


Math- This week we have continued working with computation and building our strategy bank for subtraction. Students have learned multiple ways to subtract across zeros. Next week we will focus on estimation and problem solving. Students are learning to visualize a problem to figure out what is happening in the problem. They are also focusing on ways to check their work using inverse operations. The more you can support this learning with real life problems outside of school, the better.


DreamBox- This week all third graders had their DreamBox accounts updated and they began working on assignments tailored to their specific skill needs and level. Does your child ask for screen time in the evenings? Looking for ways for them to use devices for educational purposes? DreamBox or Xtramath are both great programs kids love and can use to extend and enrich their learning.


Reading and Writing Workshop- We are wrapping up the final pieces of our PBL in writing this week. Groups finished their paragraphs explaining the significance of their memorials and have begun writing letters to veterans to thank them for their service. These letters will be passed out at the performance on Monday..


This week we finally reached the climax in our story, the height of our story mountain. Ask your child to share the details of a story mountain and how it applies to Winn-Dixie. Opal has been through a lot in the story and we have seen her inner strength. We are all making predictions about how this will all end! This makes great dinner or car conversation!


Word Study-  New words came home this week and will be assessed on Friday, November 15.


Important Dates:

11/11- Veteran’s Day Assembly and 3rd Grade Performance- 9:00am

Book Fair Begins, Spirit Day (wear red, white, and blue)

NNAT scores sent home, report cards LIVE in ParentVue

11/12- Picture Day Make Up, Last Tuesday ASEP, Family Night at the Book Fair, Family Bowling Night

11/18- Third Grade Chat N Chew