Happenings from 701

Happenings from 701.

Interims are in the Friday folders.  They will look different from what you have seen in the past because there is now a grade for every standard that we teach.  Please remember that many of these skills are emerging and we will continue to work on them throughout the year.  Hopefully this will give you a better snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas where continued support is needed.  Please sign the envelope and return it in the Friday folder.

We are beginning the second week of our third grade service project.  Our students are collecting new and gently used books for Read and Feed, a local charity. Please consider cleaning out your child’s bookshelf and donating to this wonderful cause.  The collection runs through October 11th. 

Students will be taking their Cogat test on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning.  This test will last about an hour each day.  Please make sure that your child arrives promptly on these days.

If you would like a conference, I have attached the conference schedule sign up below.

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Academic happenings

In math we have completed our unit on graphing and we will now begin our unit on adding and subtracting multi digit numbers.  I teach this skill using several different methods and I do encourage students to try using them all.  It is important for children to understand what is happening when we regroup and ungroup, therefore the standard algorithm will be taught later in the unit.  Please continue to work with your child on their multiplication facts nightly.  We will spiral back to multiplication shortly.

In reading we are working on finding the main idea, supporting details and using context clues to help us figure out unknown words.  Students began using digital literacy this week.  I will continue to add assignments to Big Universe as we go along.  We will also be moving to a digital spelling program and I hope to get that implemented this week. Students continue to write summaries that include a topic sentence, supporting details and a concluding sentence.

In science we began our unit on the human body.  Our focus for this unit will be on the skeletal and muscular systems.