Read Across America Week
February 27 – March 3
Monday, February 27th – Let’s celebrate “Fox in Socks” with Crazy Sock Day. Wear mismatched or silly socks.
Tuesday, February 28th – Be like Dr. Seuss’s “Cat in the Hat” and wear your favorite hat.
Wednesday, March 1st – Wear PJ’s to school…it’s D.E.A.R. Day “Drop Everything and Read” – Let’s stop and drop everything! Choose a book and read for 15-20 minutes during your day.
Thursday, March 2nd – It’s “Daisy-Head Mayzie” Crazy Hair Day.
Friday, March 3rd – Dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character.
This Friday is Kids Night Out at Addison. Please join me and the other 3rd grade teachers for pizza and a movie!
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Robot Olympics - Thursday, March 16th from 2:30 - 4:00 after school, your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader can participate in Robot Olympics with the ALP teachers! 24 spots available at starting bid of $15.
The Gator Gallop 5K & Fun Run is Saturday, March 25th. Click Here for more info & to register. I'll be there running (slowly).
Here's a look at our learning this week:
In math, we will finish our measurement and data unit. There will be a test on Wednesday. Your child should be able to use a ruler to measure to the nearest, whole, half, and quarter inch. Your child should also be able to create a line plot based on measurement data. There will also be a few questions about how to read and interpret pictographs and bar graphs. There are several review games on our blog that cover all of these concepts.
In reading, we will review what we've previously learned about cause & effect. We will practice answering "why" questions. We will learn that you can't start your answer with the word "because".
For the next few weeks in social studies, we will be learning about the next set of historical figures including Mary McLeod Bethune, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt. We will start with Mary McLeod Bethune this week. Ask you child why she is an important historical figure in the United States.
In writing, we will focus on writing descriptive narratives. Each day, your child will read and respond to a different story starter. We will review the importance & rules for including dialogue in our stories. Here is the rubric we will use to score our writings. It is a kid-friendly version of the rubric used on the Georgia Milestone Assessment. We are working toward earning a 4!
Homework this week will be a little different. There will be no reading log or reading fluency homework for the next several weeks. Instead, your child will bring home a packet of 4 reading passages and corresponding questions on Monday. The packet will be due on Friday each week. I recommend completing 1 passage & questions each night. It should take about 10 minutes to complete 1 set. That leaves about 10 more minutes for free reading time which should continue each night! We will have our usual spelling homework, due on Friday. There will be math homework most nights as well.