Thanks to all the chaperones that came with us to Heidi's Farmstand. We had a fabulous time while learning about Michigan history.
A huge thank you to all the parents that helped complete the many tasks for the teachers on the work day. It was such a tremendous help for so many of us. We so appreciate all your time and effort!!! Central's parents ROCK!!
Language Arts: This week we will be reading Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope. Nine-year old Anthony Reynoso mixes his love of traditional Mexican rodeo-style roping with his modern life of school, basketball, and friends. We will cover predicting outcomes and making inferences with this story. Grammar skills include proper nouns & run-on sentences. Spelling words are long o words. During RTI we will be reading narratives. The students will also be working on RAZ Kids.
Math: We have completed Unit 1. Your child's test results will be coming home on Monday. The two standards that were tested in Unit 1 were:
3.OA.3 - Using Multiplication & Division to Solve Word Problems http://www.commoncoresheets.com/Properties.php
3.OA.5 - Apply Properties of Operations as Strategies to Multiply & Divide http://www.commoncoresheets.com/Properties.php
If your child scored below 80%, concepts will be reviewed, and your child will be retested. Please use the links to review with your child at home. Thank you for helping your child review for the test from home. We will begin Unit 2 next week. We will multiply & divide 6's, 7's, & 8's, and multiply with multiples of 10. Your child can work on Math Magician at home. Each time a student completes a level in the given time, they will earn money on their account sheets. Please print and sign any certificates that your child earns 100% on and return them to school. Third graders will be working hard to get into the Multiplication Club. Your child will get tested on their multiplication facts several times each week. Please practice multiplication & division flash cards at home. Your support from home makes a difference!
Science: Rocks & Minerals
Social Studies : In third grade we study Michigan. We will start off the year covering Michigan geography. Students will work on map skills, and create their own Michigan map books.
Geography Genius is a weekly activity sheet that challenges students to foster their geography skills while earning points for their Caravan team as they travel around the world collecting lost artifacts from different countries. We will begin this simulation in a few weeks.
Classroom Wish List
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS SENT IN ITEMS FOR OUR CLASSROOM!!
Any donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated!
*small sticky notepads
AFTERNOON PICK-UP PROCEDURES:
8:25 - Start
11:55 - 1/2 Day
3:35 - End
The students will be working hard on their multiplication facts to earn an ice cream treat at the end of the year. Students earn parts to an ice cream sundae as they memorize their facts. Please help to reinforce these skills at home so that your child can be successful.
Please be aware that we have a student with a severe chocolate allergy in our classroom this year. It is important that you send a chocolate-free healthy snack to school with your child. We will not be able to allow chocolate products in the classroom. Thank you for your cooperation.
Because safety is a top priority here at Central, we are working to improve our building security. We have a new buzzer system when you enter the building through the main doors. We ask that you please check in at the office to receive a visitor tag anytime you are volunteering or entering the building. Remember that all volunteers need a new background check each year. Thank you for helping to keep our school a safe place.
Reading and Math Support
Central Elementary has three intervention specialists that support qualifying students in math and reading. Assessment takes place multiple times during the school year to monitor student growth to determine whether continued support by a specialist is necessary. The start of the school year necessitates the need to assess students so that we are servicing the students with the greatest need. This may mean that students that received support last year may not qualify for support this year. If your child qualifies for support in math or reading, you will be receiving a letter home.
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