The Jog-a-thon was such fun and very successful. Thank you for all of the support from parents as you cheered on the class, filled water, marked off laps and helped in every way possible. We couldn’t achieve these goals without your support.
Map testing will be in the morning on 9/19, 9/21 and 9/27. Please try to not schedule appointments at that time. A protein filled breakfast works well on these days.
Please check the curriculum update below for what’s happening in the classroom. Questions? Email me at the new address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Religion- Students created posters to show their knowledge of Growth and Fixed mindset, parts of the brain and what they do, how to not interrupt and affirmations.
Math- Students are reviewing place value, comparing numbers, ordering numbers and addition/subtraction. Mathletics after homework is a great idea if your 3rd grader wants to do extra work.
Reading– Students are reading Achieve articles and completing activities to earn points and raise their Lexile scores. Letters came home to set goals for points and Lexile levels. A good goal for the first trimester is 250 points and a rise of 25 in the Lexile level. The best way to earn points and raise the Lexile reading level is to complete the Achieve articles and activities at the 75% or higher level 2 to 3 times a week.
Students are also beginning novels in small groups. Mrs. Manley and I are meeting, reading, discussing and assigning work for the small groups.
Social Studies- Students will begin the Native American unit after the Map testing is complete. Stay tuned for more information soon.
Writing- Students are beginning to use the writing process to explore their opinions. Should students wear uniforms or not? Students are learning to explain and persuade.
Thank you parents!
Mrs. Lisa Castillo