October 28 Scholastic Orders Due
October 30 Pumpkin Book Project Presentation 2:30 - 3:00
November 3 Library Visit
November 7 Fund Run and Spirit Day (Favorite Team)
November 11 No School
Homework Due Thursday, October 30th
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete Reading Response Letter OR Opinion Paragraph Packet
3. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice*
*Suggested IXL skills for 3rd grade math practice:
D.1 and D.3 Subtraction
P.4 Tally charts
*Suggested IXL skills for 4th grade math practice:
Student's Choice! (Practice any 4th grade skills)
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will work on our Pumpkin Book Project display. Families are invited to view our pumpkins and read a sample of the students' literary essays on Thursday, October 30th from 2:30 - 3:00. Next week, we will host an educator from Metro and learn more about natural resources.
We are in need of breakfast donations for Friday community breakfast and chaperones for our library visit on Monday, November 3rd. Please sign up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/drMimF
Scholastic Book Orders
October reading club orders are due tomorrow, Tuesday, October 28th (I will submit the order Wednesday morning). You can view this month's selections and submit your order online at https://orders.scholastic.com/L79X9.
Pumpkin Book Project
Level 2 students have been learning to write literary essays! Each student has selected a special book or character to write about and they have been developing their opinions about these stories during reading and writing workshop. Another fun aspect of this project is that they will be able to represent their beloved character on a pumpkin! Students have been busy designing and decorating the pumpkins in Art. Parents are invited to see our pumpkin display on Thursday, October 30th at 2:30. After the presentation, pumpkins will be sent home with students.
Last week was a very short week due to goal setting conferences. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend! I enjoyed meeting with Plover families on Thursday and Friday, and I hope you enjoyed hearing your child's goals and hopes for the year. I will send home copies of the students' goal setting sheets for reading, writing, math and scholarship by the end of the week. An extra special THANK YOU to the FGCS Parent Group and all the volunteers who supplied teacher refreshments for the extra long conference days! The treats were delicious and very much appreciated!
We completed a practice Reading Response Letter last week so students would understand the expected format and content when they complete their first homework assignment this week (to see an example of the alternative opinion writing homework assignment, please check your student's Opinion Writing Binder or the Homework page). The letter we wrote together is about a book I'm reading aloud to the class called The Magical Ms. Plum. Students' homework letters should be about a book they are reading at home. Please refer to the example letter below to support your child with their reading and writing homework.
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This week I read some chapters from The Magical Ms. Plum by Bonny Becker. This is a hilarious story about a 3rd grade teacher who might have magical powers. She uses her powers to teach students a lesson. I like it so far because it is so funny, like when a mini horse went to the bathroom in a desk! What kind of magical powers do you want? Have a great day!
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at email@example.com. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone, come into the classroom before or after school, or call me before 8PM at home.