Here is a preview of the week:
Map Testing- Tests will be Monday and Wednesday morning for the 3rd grade. Please have your child eat a protein rich breakfast on those days. Expect tired minds and bodies on those days. Also, homework will be cut back to accommodate for a testing week.
Math- Students are rounding to the nearest ten and hundred while recalling the imporatnce of place value. Please review addition and subtraction facts from 1 to 20 until these facts are known “by heart”. The Students will need these skills for the next few chapters.
Religion- Have you heard about Growth and Fixed Mindsets? I bet your child has said, “But Mom, when you said that you couldn’t do that, you were using a fixed mindset!” Simply put, growth means positive and fixed means negative. Here are a few examples you might hear from your 8 or 9 year old:
I can’t do this. Becomes This is challenging but I’ll keep trying.
This is too hard. Becomes I can always practice and try again.
I’m not smart. Becomes My brain is growing and I’m getting better.
I hate mistakes. Becomes I know when I make mistakes I am making new connections and learning.
Writing- The students are reading Native American legends and soon will write their own. They are investigating the parts of a legend and thinking about what problem they will solve with a legend. Such as, how the Navajo’s got horses for their people or how the rainbow was created.
Social Studies– Students are reading about North American native groups. Soon an assignment will be given to study one tribe and create a poster or report that tells all about these important people.
Reading– The students are choosing good fit books to read each day. On Friday they have the chance to check out books from the school library. We are taking a break from reading Achieve 3000 stories becasue the computers are being used for Map testing. Students may still log in at home to read and complete activities on Achieve. Each student is in a reading group and reads with a teacher 3 times a week. The books being read are Stuart Little, The Bad Beginning, The Chocolate Touch and Sleepy Hollow Sleepover.
Please continue to initial the homework planner and check that daily homework is complete and in the homework folder.