May 14 Make Up PE 2:15 - 3:15
May 14 Last Day of Tree House and After School Math (with Kari or Rick)
May 15 Wear Your Tie Dye For Teresa
May 18 Last Library Visit
May 25 No School
May 27 Level 2 Beach Day
June 3 Celebrations of Learning
June 5 Talent Show
Homework Due Thursday, May 14th
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:
Review any 3rd grade skills
*Suggested IXL skills for 4th grade math practice:
Review any 4th grade skills
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week and next week, we will take time to work on our habitat models and other migration animal projects. On Wednesday, May 27th, Level 2 will head to the coast for a fun all-day O&A! More info and chaperone sign ups in next week's news letter!
Volunteer Opportunities - http://vols.pt/drMimF
I would like to have some extra snacks available on SBAC testing days, so if you are able to donate a healthy snack (fruit, cheese sticks, granola bars, or something else easy to distribute and eat) for the class, sign up on the breakfast donation page for any of the following testing days: Tuesday 5/12, Wednesday, 5/13 or Thursday 5/14.
Last week in Third Grade Math, we talked some more about test-taking strategies and reviewed our major concepts from this year - addition and subtraction with re-grouping, telling time, geometry, perimeter, multiplication story problems and representing fractions. Students had opportunities to practice independently and with a partner at 8 different math centers. Third graders will start the math test this week with their homeroom teachers.
Last week, Plovers worked on the Smarter Balanced ELA (reading/writing) Performance Task. This activity asks students to read 2-3 short articles (about heat waves for 3rd graders and deserts for 4th graders) and respond to a narrative, opinion or informational prompt using evidence from the texts. This task is expected to take 1-2 weeks. Please help support your Plover by: encouraging them to do their best, making sure they eat breakfast and bring a snack, and helping them get plenty of sleep.
Testing is administered in the computer lab in short sessions, and students have the opportunity to work on the same test over multiple sessions so they can work at their own pace.
Our Oregon habitat model is really growing and changing shape! Students also turned in their first rough drafts for their informational books. Their next rough drafts are due Friday, May 15th and final drafts will be due Friday, May 29th. This week, groups will begin creating their animal's second habitat, as well as a larger-than-life 3D diagram of their animal and its unique adaptations. In art, groups have also been making a stop motion movie about their animal, and groups worked with Erin to create a game or obstacle course that represents the challenges their animal faces. All of this hard work will be on display at Celebrations of Learning, June 3rd, 5:00 - 6:30pm!
We are in need of a few additional items for our models. If you have any of these materials at home or would be willing to purchase one of the items, please send it in with your student as soon as possible. Thank you!
- Masking Tape
- Clear packaging tape
- Hot glue sticks for mini-sized glue guns
- Green, brown and blue tissue paper
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, come into the classroom before or after school, or call me before 8PM at home.