Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Busy Week!

The next few weeks will be very busy as we wind down the school year.  Please check the web site often, as I will post updates on the upcoming events.

Monday-Permission slips for Reading Celebration (movies & lunch at park) sent home
             Dress rehearsal for the Talent Show after school

Tuesday-Science Test alert and study guide home-remember to sign and return for 5 extra points

             Talent Show at 7:00 in the gym
             Last day for Major Savers

Friday-Book reports due for Reading Circle Certificate/Reading Celebration
           Permission slips due for Reading Celebration
           Backpack Buddies Walk-a-thon during PE
           Scholastic book orders due
           Science Benchmark Test
           Math Test Alert/study packet sent home

Sunday, April 24, 2011

We have been working on our multiplication facts.  The students have "fortune tellers" that help with the skill.  I am encouraging them to get flash card to aid in the memorization of the multiplication facts.  The Dollar Tree has great cards, or I have even found some on-line that can be printed at home.  This is a life time skill!  Thanks for your help and support.

The cut-off for earning the Reading Circle Certificate is Friday, May 6th.  I will send another note home this Friday if your child still needs book reports.  In order to attend the end of year Reading Celebration, book reports must be turned in by this date.  More information will be sent home soon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Math Practice

I have added a new web site that has some great Math practice.  Under RECOMMENDED SITES, click on 3rd Grade Math practice, click on "BEGIN FREE MATH", then click on GRADE 3.  There are some great practice activities, worksheets, games, etc.  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Our Week at a Glance

I am not sending home a formal "Our Week at a Glance" since this is a short week.

Here's what you need to know :)

Progress reports were sent home Friday.  Please sign and return to school with your child. 

There are only 23 more days of school left!  I am encouraging the students to give 100% effort until the very end.  We still have a Science benchmark test and Math benchmark test in the next few weeks.

Notes came home on Friday about the number of book reports your child needs to earn the Missouri Reading Circle Certificate.  The deadline for turning in those book reports is Friday, May 6th.  We will have our Reading Celebration for those who have earned their RCC on Friday, May 13th.  More information and permission slips will be coming home soon.

Early dismissal on Wednesday at 1:30 for Spring Break.
No School April 21st, 22nd, and 25th
Book reports for the month are due on Friday, April 29th.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

MAP celebration

We finished the MAP test on Thursday.  The students did such an awesome job, so we thought we should celebrate. 

We had 6 different kinds of candy that we wanted to figure out how many pieces were in each bag or box.  We knew the serving size and the servings per container so we multiplied to find the total.  Next we had to decide how many pieces each student in the class would get, so we divided the total pieces of candy by 24.  Then we had our new serving size.  

Friday afternoon we enjoyed our candy, popcorn, and a movie.


Sunday, April 3, 2011


One week of MAP testing under our belts-one week to go.  The students worked really hard last week on their Math MAP tests.  This week we will take the Communication Arts portion of the test.  A good nights sleep and breakfast are very important for the students to do their best on the test. 

They're Here!

The baby eagles are here!  Well, at least 2 of them.  The first egg hatched on Saturday, with the second egg hatching on Sunday.  The final egg should hatch within the next few days.

We have really enjoyed watching the Decorah eagles.  If you haven't checked them out, go to the Eagle Cam link on the class web page.