card header iconSeptember 17th --September 21st , 2018

Week #5: We are In Unit One lesson 4 for Language Arts this week. "How Can Problem Solving Lead to New Ideas ?"  will be the weekly theme. In Math we will be finishing 3rd grade concepts in Addition & Subtraction and starting our chapters on Perimeter and Area.  We start with Chapter 1 lesson 12, take a chapter test and begin Chap 11 Perimeter/Area.
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:
  • design--to create something
  • encouraged--to be influenced/inspired to do something
  • examine--to observe closely, to inspect 
  • investigation--to review facts and find evidence
  • quality--the condition or traits of something, worth or value
  • simple--basic, plain, essential, not fancy
  • solution--an answer or method of correction
  • substitutes--a replacement or alternative to the original
Spelling words for the week:
  1. plain
  2. braid
  3. fail
  4. grain
  5. snail
  6. pain
  7. tray
  8. gray
  9. stay
  10. paint
  11. sway
  12. state
  13. fake
  14. same
  15. weigh
Please continue to try for perfect attendance this year!!!
Let's work collaboratively to make this a fantastic learning year for the wonderful students we are blessed to guide.
School is just beginning for the year, please strive for perfect attendance this year. 
Only two more weeks of our Annual "Fundraiser", please try to participate.  Thanks.

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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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