E-Blast April 29

Notes and Important Information

  • Our 3rd grade performance will take place tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you all there. Students should meet in their classrooms at 5:45 as parents and family go down to find a seat in the cafeteria. There will be a very brief PTA meeting at 6:00pm and the performance will immediately follow.
  • The End of Grade (EOG) tests are coming up. These tests have been scheduled for May 21 (reading EOG) and May 22 (math EOG). Please make every effort possible to have your child at school on time these days.

 

Important Dates

Our Character trait for May is HOPE.

April 30– 3rd grade performance at 6:00pm

May 7- Progress reports come home, parent input forms due

May 21- Reading EOG

May 22- Math EOG

May 25- Memorial Day Holiday, No School!

 

Curriculum Updates:

Reading:

We are reviewing the reading skills we have learned this year in preparation for the EOGs. We have broken this review down into the different genres we studied and will be tested on.

This Week: Non-Fiction EOG Prep

Week of May 4: Fictional EOG Prep

Week of May 11: Poetry EOG Prep

Each week students are working to:

  • Identify the important elements of the genre we are reviewing.
  • Understand the types of questions we may be asked about each genre.
  • Reference the text to support our answers.

Writing:

Students are wrapping up our poetry unit and will move into an imaginative narrative unit.

  • We will analyze illustrations in the Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg to guide our imagination and writing.

Math:

We are reviewing the skills we have learned this year in math by working in our EOG practice and mastery book. Students are working to:

  • Identify the skill needed to tackle each problem.
  • Analyze and understand single step and multi-step word problems.
  • Prove their answer by carefully showing their work.
  • **Please continue to practice multiplication and division facts at home: It is crucial students master their multiplication facts to prepare for success in 4th grade. We will continue assessing their mastery of these facts each week, so please practice these with your student at home. By the end of 3rd grade, it is expected that students will have quick and accurate recall and use multiplication combinations from 0x0 to 12 x 12.

Science:

Students have begun a liquid volume and mass unit.

  • Students will measure and estimate liquid volume and masses of objects using standard units of grams, kilograms, and liters.
  • Students will add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units.
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