A huge thank you to all the chaperones and adult volunteers that joined us for our Lansing and Charlton Park trips. Those "being there" trips are lots of fun and great learning experiences for the kids.
Language Arts: This week we will be reading Trapped by the Ice. During Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1916 Antarctic expedition, his ship was trapped and crushed in the frozen Weddell Sea. Shackleton and his men made a long and perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land. Not one man was lost. The strategy focus is monitor/clarify and text organization. Grammar skills include possessive pronouns and dates & times. Spelling words cover the VCCV pattern. We continue preparing for the M-STEP. Students will finish typing their Michigan Research Report. During RTI students are reading fictional stories. The students will also be working on RAZ Kids.
Math: We will review Unit 7 on fractions. Watch for a study guide coming home. The test will be Tuesday. Our next unit covers story problems. 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 Students begin their study of fossils.
Social Studies : We continue to learn about Michigan Government. This week we will learn about leaders, why we have a government, representative government, and how the government is organized.
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.
M-STEP INFORMATION - CLICK HERE
5/7 1:55-2:35 LA 1
5/8 1:00-1:40 LA 2
5/11 9:35-10:15 Rdg 1
5/12 9:35-10:15 Rdg 2
5/13 9:35-10:15 Math 1
5/14 9:35-10:15 Math 2
5/19 8:45 (45 min) ELA; 1:00 (45 min) ELA
5/20 8:45 (30 min) ELA; 9:15 (60 min)
5/21 8:45 (60 min) ELA
5/27 9:30 (45 min); 2:00 (45 min) MATH
5/28 8:45 (30 min); 9:15 (60 min) MATH
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!
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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