September 29 Scholastic Orders Due
October 2 All School Meeting and Spirit Day (Crazy Hair)
October 9 No School
Homework Due by Thursday, October 1st
1. If you haven't done so yet, bring in or email a family photo to display in the classroom.
2. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
3. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice.*
*Suggested IXL skills for 3rd grade math practice:
T.4 Tally charts and tables
T.5 Interpret bar graphs
*Suggested IXL skills for 4th grade math practice:
D.1 - D.8 Multiplication
Additional review A.1 - A.9 Number Sense
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This Wednesday, we will take on some garden projects that reflect current work of the 3rd and 4th grade mathematicians - telling time, making arrays, and collecting data! Next week, a story teller will visit the classroom. On October 15, we will go to see Oregon Ballet Theater perform an Italian folk tale, Napoli. We had to reschedule our trip to Tillamook Forest for October 28th.
Scholastic Reading Clubs - Orders Due Tomorrow!
You can view this month's selections and submit your order online at https://orders.scholastic.com/L79X9. When you place your order online, you'll help earn FREE books for our class! Orders are due Tuesday, September 29th. The books typically arrive about 10 days after I submit the class orders.
1. Out & About Chaperones - Chaperones needed October 15 for Oregon Ballet Theater and October 28 for Tillamook Forest.
2. Mystery Readers - Next available dates are October 6 or 8!
4. Library Chaperones - Minimum of 2 chaperones needed for our next library trip on October 12.
In our classroom, we are lucky to have many volunteers and staff working with students! These volunteers and staff help support a variety of classroom activities and may provide individual or small-group support to students during reading, writing and math. They also help lead activities during project work, academic choice and Out & About. Our regular classroom helpers will be: Erin (Out & About Teacher), Jonathan (AmeriCorps Member), Carl, Juliana, and Lulu. We also have Debbie, an instructional assistant, helping in the classroom for the next few weeks.
Last week, we had our first Mystery Readers. Mystery Readers send in 5 clues about themselves and I reveal the clues to the class throughout the day. Students make guesses about the identity of the mystery reader and, as a result, they get to learn about what their families have in common. At the end of the day, the Mystery Reader appears in the Plover Nest and reads a book to the class! We got to hear The Story of Jumping Mouse read by Katherine (Isabella's mom) and The Gardener read by Karen Torry. THANK YOU Mystery Readers! If you would like to share a book with the Plovers, you can sign up to be a Mystery Reader on our VolunteerSpot page.
We had a great visit to the Forest Grove Library last week! Students learned about the organization of the library and checked out books. I am encouraging students to bring their own library cards this year, or you can give me their library card to keep at school. If you would like to get a library card for your family or Plover, please visit the library (you must register in person). I will check out books for students who do not have a library card, but these books must stay in the classroom. We will visit the library approximately every three weeks and our next visit will be on Monday, October 12th.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone or come into the classroom before/after school.