Happenings from 701

The kids had a great time at the Art museum!   I even got a very nice compliment about their behavior from the docent who was showing us around. Thank you to those parents that volunteered their time to come and chaperone.

Next week is Red Ribbon week.  The focus is on a healthy lifestyle and the dangers of drug use.  We can all be incredible when we are drug free!  We will also be having a food drive.  Third graders are asked to bring in peanut butter, dry pastas/noodles, pasta sauces, and crackers.   There will be a spirit day for each day of the week.  Monday will be wear red to school day, Tuesday is crazy sock day, Wednesday is backwards day, Thursday is pajama day, and Friday is DDE spirit day. 

The fitness testing for Mrs. Squier’s class( and half of my class) will be October 23rd.  This is a make up day.  Please contact Mrs. Mickles if you can help.  I know that she is looking for volunteers.

Don’t forget that October 31st is now a regular day of school.

Thank you to those parents that have made conference appointments.  I have enjoyed speaking to you about your child.

BOG scores and Mclass scores are coming home in the Friday folder.  Please see the accompanying note in the envelope on the upcoming Read to Achieve meeting.


Academic Happenings:

In science we are continuing our investigation of the skeletal system. We have talked about the importance of the skeleton and the protection and structure it provides us.  We will begin discussing the muscular system shortly, and the importance of our joints.

In math we have been practicing adding and subtracting multi digit numbers.  We will learn several different methods for both and then the children can choose which method they like the best.  Please continue to have your child practice his/her multiplication facts nightly.  We roll back to a multiplication unit shortly.

In reading we are finishing up our unit on learning challenges around the world.  Students continue to focus on reading and summarizing.  We are also working on determining meaning of unknown words. We will then discuss what we see as our learning challenges and best ways to overcome them.  Students have been placed into book clubs and they are currently working on reading material that focuses on different skills.