Hello Third Grade Families,
I hope everyone had a relaxing Fall Break! I definitely did!
We have a busy week ahead of us in 3rd grade:
First and third grade will take part in COGAT testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please make sure your child is well-rested and eats a good breakfast. Also, please make sure your child arrives by 7:45. Earlier than that is even better! The testing is short each morning, only about 30 minutes, so our days will be pretty normal.
If your child returned the permission form to participate in the Student Lighthouse Team (SLT) election, he or she may bring a poster to put up in our classroom this week. He or she can also prepare a speech to present to the class this week and then we will be voting for our class representative on Friday.
A lot of learning will be going on this week too! In social studies, we will be learning all about our government. We will learn about the 3 branches (legislative, executive, judicial) as well as the 3 levels (local, state, national) of government. These are tricky topics (for adults too!) so I encourage you to ask your child about what we learn each day to keep the ideas fresh in their minds. In writing, we will continue creating narrative stories. In math we will continue with understanding the concept of division as it relates to multiplication. And in reading, we will be working on understanding cause and effect.
COGAT Assessment – Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1
IOWA Assessment – Oct. 5,6,7,8
Garden Work Day – Oct. 10
Fall Festival – Oct. 16
Conference Week – Oct. 19 - 23
As always, please email me with any questions or concerns you may have.