Monday, September 23, 2013

News for September 23rd

Can you believe it's already fall?  Time goes by so quickly!  Our third graders will take their first Acuity test this week. Math Acuity will occur for only 3rd graders on Thursday, September 26th from 1:00-2:00.  Language Arts Acuity is scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd from 9:00-10:00.  Our 2nd graders will work with a parent during this time.  We receive immediate feedback on this testing and students will then be assigned problems for them to practice on based on what they missed.  I will send home more detailed information about Acuity practice on Friday.

The Charlotte's Web script is being sent home tonight.  Please talk with your child about what type of part he/she would like, fill out the form, and return it to school tomorrow.  I will be drawing names out of a hat to select parts and all parts will be assigned Tuesday, September 24th.  Students are expected to memorize their parts by Wednesday, October 2nd.  Remember that our play is scheduled for Friday, October 4th at 2:45 in the White Lick Cafeteria. 

Our week at a glance:

Reading:  We will be studying about synonyms, inferences, and theme as we wrap up Charlotte's Web.   Also, remember reading logs are due on Monday, September 30th!!

Science:  Today we wrapped up our health and nutrition unit with a visit from the high school athletic trainer!  We will start animals tomorrow!

Math 2:  We will begin Unit 2 tomorrow.  This unit focuses on measurement so we'll be doing lots of measuring to the 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch, centimeter, 1/2 centimeter, and millimeter.  Some of us are really struggling with telling time to the minute.  Encourage lots of work with that at home along with practicing those addition and subtraction facts.

Math 3:  Students will be hard at work learning those multiplication and division facts and measuring length and using a map scale!  Our mutliplication time test will be every Thursday!  Practice those multiplication facts!!

Writing:  Our focus will be abbreviations along with writing friendly letters this week! 

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