Hello third grade families. These last couple weeks we have had a lot of challenging concepts. I am really trying to help the students become more independent before passing them off to fourth grade. You will notice on their work, I am marking them wrong if they aren't reading the instructions and following every step. I am confident they will grow from these mistakes and learn how to work more independently. I can't even believe we are getting closer to the end of the third quarter. This one flew by. The end of the quarter is on May 7th, just four school weeks away.
In class we have been working very diligently on paragraph writing. I know writing isn't their favorite, but I am very proud of them all. We also had our pen pal "Trucker Buddy" come for a visit last week and this week we sent off his letters. So we have a lot of writing practice going on. Towards the end of the year I am hopeful that the class will be confident writers.
"Read to Ride" (Silverwood pass) logs are due March 26th. If you do not turn one in, you will not be receiving a free ticket. If you are wanting that, remember to log it down and turn them in THIS FRIDAY or before. Also easter eggs and candy is needed for our hunts this Friday. If you can bring any, that would be a huge help.
In math a few students could really benefit from practicing their math factors. We are currently focused on the factors of 8 and 9. So any help at home will benefit them.
This last spelling test was very challenging for the whole class. Any help at home makes a huge difference on test day, even if its just reviewing them together before dinner. The future spelling lists will continue to be more challenging. The rules state, "When the letter c is followed by an e, i, or y the letter c will say the s sound. If c is followed by any other letter, it will say the k sound. Here is the list below, also don't forget to look at our class flyer in the "files" below to see our testing schedules.
21. decision- the act of making up one's mind
22. continually- always; without stopping
23. influence- power over others
24. confidence- a firm belief or trust
25. justice- fairness