Sunday, April 30, 2017

May 1-12

Can't believe it's already May! Where has the time gone?

STAAR will be on May 8th and 9th. Students will do the math test first on Monday and then the reading test on Tuesday. We will begin testing promptly at 8:30. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time. It's important for the students to get plenty of rest the night before and eat a good breakfast. They are going to do great!!!

Writing
The kids have done well learning the parts of an essay. Students will make up essays looking for the different parts. This will be done more in small group or with partners. I will move on to reproductions. (Students will get an essay out of order and will have to put the structure back together) I will have the students write an informal essay for a grade.
Third grade will be hosting a publishing party. The students will choose their best SFML they wrote this year. We will display their writing in the rotunda. The date will be May 22 at 1:45. A formal invitation will soon be sent out.

Reading
We are reviewing our last genre, non-fiction, this week to prepare for the test. We will review strategies and question stems.
I have started my DRA testing. I will be testing for the next month to see their end of year reading level. Right now, students need to leave third grade on a level 38. So far, the students have done great.

Social Studies
We are still reviewing the vocabulary that goes along with economy. We will discuss how to run a business and things that effect our economy.
We will have "Market Day" coming up soon. This is where students will come up with their own business idea, advertise their business, and sell their good/or service. Some of the kids have been asking a lot of questions. I promise to go everything after the STAAR test.

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