This week feels a lot different due to the two half days for Parent - Teacher Conferences. We will be having conference Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. We are changing some of our routines around this week so that we can get more students using computers during our math and reading time. We will be starting a new math program called Aleks. Please look for passwords in students blue take home folders by Wednesday. This program is like an individual tutor and I strongly recommend students use it as much as possible to support learning in math. This week, we want to thank Kale's family for donating planting pots and seeds to our classroom and adding prizes to our prize box. We also want to thank all the wonderful parents that help provide lunch and dinner to teachers during conferences. The food has been amazing this week. Parents also thank you for taking time to meet with us to discuss goals for this next quarter. We feel very lucky to have such a wonderful group of parents to be working along side this year. Thank you for everything.
Learning this week:
Math - We are continuing to discuss the properties of multiplication and problems where knowing about these properties helps them solve more problems. We are also reviewing place value and rounding again so that we do not forget how to do it.
Reading - Students will be reading poetry this week and looking at different points of view in poetry. We will be looking at figurative language like similes and alliteration. Students will also be creating a limerick poem.
Writing - We will finish writing an opinion piece on kids and their use of social media.
Science - We will conclude our study into sound.
Social Studies - We will brainstorm and discuss different types of structures.
Mon., Tues. and Wednesday this week: Parent Teacher Conferences
Wed, Oct 25: Dine Out at Phoenix Central Kitchen 4-10pm
Thur, Oct 26: Picture Retakes
Fri, Oct 27: Simis Trunk or Treat 4-6pm
Wed, Nov 1: TCT Wednesday 1pm release
Wed, Nov 8: Simis Social at Beckett's Table 6-8pm
Fri, Nov 10: Veterans Day NO SCHOOL
Thurs. Nov. 16: 3rd Grade Musical
Sat. Nov. 18: Turkey Trot and Book Fair
Wed. Nov. 22 - 24: Thanksgiving Break