Mrs. Clark's 3rd Grade Classroom
We begin each day promptly at 8am! It is critical that your child arrives at school in plenty of time to eat breakfast (if applicable) and arrive in the classroom before 8am. The cafeteria begins serving breakfast at 7:20am each morning. Children are allowed to enter the classroom at 7:45am (school-wide policy).
Week Ending September 19th
Weekly Log: Our Weekly Logs will begin this week. Logs will be assigned on Mondays and are due at 8am on Fridays. Logs will contain reading and math assignments (three math problems per night) that should be completed at home each evening. Late Logs will NOT be excepted unless the student is absent from school on the day the Log is due - no exceptions.
Language Arts: We will begin our core reading this week. I have placed the students in small groups for the first part of the year. I am anxious to further access students' reading abilities through these small group readings as I begin to plan for novel study units in the near future!
Spelling Tests will continue every Thursday.
The school's Media Center is now open as well as my classroom library. Students are NOT allowed to take my classroom library books home but may take the books checked out from the Media Center home each evening. Students are required to take AR tests on the books they check out from the Media Center beginning this week. Due to beginning of year testing I am only requiring the students to take and pass four AR tests this first nine-weeks. However; the students must pass each test at 80% or higher for the test to be counted as one of the required four tests. I do allow (and insist) the students to use their books while taking AR tests. Please read with your child each evening - and reread books as this increases a child's fluency and reading comprehension!!!!!
Math: We will continue looking at Place Value this week as we investigate greater than, less than, equal to, then comparing and ordering whole numbers. Last week we learned how to visualize numbers using imagery number lines - one shoulder is the beginning of our number line; the other shoulder is the ending number on our number line; and, our nose is the halfway point on our number line. Ask your child to demonstrate his/her imagery number line!
Social Studies: We will continue our unit on Community this week. Wednesday we will discuss "Constitution Day".
REMINDER: 'Excuse Notes' for absences, as well as bus/car rider changes, need to have handwritten notes in ink containing the following information: my name, date(s) of absence; full name of student; reason; and, parent signature.
Updated 09-14-14 9:17 pm