card header iconJanuary 14th --January 18th, 2019

Week #20: We are continuing Unit 3 concepts, grammar and spelling for Language Arts this week. "What do we know about Earth and its neighbors?"  will be the weekly theme. In Math we will be building 3rd grade concepts in Division.  We continue with Chapter 7 lessons 4-7  .
Please ensure your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes each day, this should continue throughout the school year. The de-codable stories are a great start, but I would like to see your student develop more challenging reading material, as the school year progresses.

Remember, the way to become a better reader is to read! Please encourage your child to read at home, and remember, third graders still like to be read too!

Vocabulary for the week:
  • amount--the number of something
  • astronomy--the study of the stars, planets, asteroids and universe
  • globe--the round sphere that models our planet
  • solar system--the planets, stars and material that comprise it
  • support--to provide assistance and aid to someone or something
  • surface--the top or crust of something
  • temperature--the measurement of how hot or cold something is
  • warmth--the pleasurable feeling of not being cold or too hot

Spelling for the week:
  1. careful
  2. wear
  3. rear
  4. stared
  5. bear
  6. gear
  7. shared
  8. where
  9. here
  10. pair
  11. there
  12. career
  13. stairs
  14. dear
  15. peer
Please continue to try for perfect attendance this year!!!  The school year is  about half over now with 5 calendar months left.  If your child still has perfect attendance they are heading to the finish line already.
   Happy New Year to all, we are on the down hill slope with half the school year completed.  Please continue to motivate your children at home, I'm lending my best effort here at school

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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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