card header iconMarch 25th --March 29th, 2019

Week #30: We are beginning Unit 5 concepts, grammar and spelling for Language Arts this week. "How Can We Reuse What We Already Have?"  will be the weekly theme. In Math we will be continuing our study of Geometry.  We complete Chapter 12 lessons 7, 8, 9 ,& 10. Please support your child by inspecting their homework before they submit it.
Please also ensure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes each day, this should continue throughout the school year. The de-codable stories were a great start, but I would like to see your student develop more challenging reading material, as the school year progresses. I also encourage you to visit our local library on Merkley Ave and request a library borrowing card for your child if you have not already done so.
Remember, the way to become a better reader is to read! Please encourage your child to read at home, and remember third graders still have lots of curiosity!

Vocabulary for the week:
  • conservation--any effort to maximize the usefulness or maintain the availability of something 
  • jubilant--when you are showing and expressing your joy or happiness
  • discouraged--when you feel defeated or lack hope, feeling you can't  do something
  • frustration--the anger or annoyance you feel when not being able to accomplish a goal
  • recycle--to take something and use it again, to collect items for re-use
  • remained--anything that is still present after parts of it are taken away
  • gazing--staring or a prolonged observation of something
  • tinkering--when someone examines or attempts to work on something

Spelling for the week:
  1. names
  2. named
  3. naming
  4. hopes
  5. hoped
  6. hoping
  7. dances
  8. danced
  9. dancing
  10. drops
  11. dropped
  12. dropping
  13. wraps
  14. wrapped
  15. wrapping
   Thank you all for your efforts to get your children to school on time.  We get busy right away every day, I don't want them to miss anything.  Regular attendance without absence helps the children immensely.  A lot goes on here everyday.
Please continue to try for perfect attendance this year!!!  The school year is  about over now with 2 calendar months left.  If your child still has perfect attendance they are heading to the finish line already.
I  want to thank all the students for participating in the classroom spelling bee, and congratulate Brandon Cooke and Ryan Same Wambar as our representatives in the 3rd-5th grade spelling Bee which will be held Thursday April 11th in our School cafeteria.  I encourage you to attend.

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card header iconBuilding a Reader at Home

Pick Good Fit Books
A book that is a good match for your child should meet the following requirements:
  • Purpose for reading
  • Interest
  • Can they understand what they are reading?  Can they retell the story?
  • Do they know most of the words?
Ask Questions
  • Predictions
  • Characters
  • Main Idea
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Retell Story
  • Genre
  • Moral or Lesson
Make it Fun
Reading shouldn't be a chore.
  • Intentionally read with your child.
    Together, research topics that interest your child.
  • Do book activities together.
Be an Example
Children learn by example, so let your child see you read, whether it be a book, newspaper, magazine, cookbook, etc.

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