We survived our first full week of school! The students were busy this week! They jumped into our regular routine with both feet. We started our math lessons which included homework. Remember, if your student is getting frustrated with their math homework please send it in with a note. There are no consequences for needing a little extra help!
We also started our reading program. This ended with a practice quiz that we completed together today. Our benchmarks were done on the computer this week and are all finished up. These benchmark tests help me make small groups for reading and give me a general idea for math strengths.
Next week we will be starting spelling. Your student will come home with a pre-test on Monday night. Please study those words over the week to prepare for their first spelling test on Friday. We will also start using our assignment books. Look in their assignment books to see what is due each day. There will be a stamp each day to show that a teacher checked their assignment book.
October 18th - Michaelmas
November 22nd - Native American Museum field trip
May 28th - Giant Whale in school field trip
June 5th - Whale Watch
Our first week as a third grade class has come to an end! Mitchell Updates will be a weekly sneak peak at what your student has been up to. I also try to give a reminder for important upcoming events!
Our first week was filled with lots of information! The students learned about their classroom by completing a scavenger hunt and learned about each other by playing a board game. We were even able to get almost everyone on the computers to play math games today! One of the most popular spots in the classroom is our classroom library. We have lots of books to excited hopefully every reader in the classroom.
Next week, on Monday, your student will start their math lesson which means they will start getting homework. Over the weekend they are tasked with finding a spot they will be able to focus for homework. I will stock their binders with items that will ensure they can do homework anywhere. Some of the tools include pencils, spelling sheets, a number grid, and other items.
I will hopefully see many of you next week for back to school night! This is for me to give information to parents about our school year. I will have lots of dates for you, such as the Whale Watch and Michaelmas, so bring a sticky note!
Have a lovely weekend.
Back to School Night - Tuesday, September 10th @ 6:00
Magazine Drive - Thursday, September 19th