Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 15
Central Primary School Room 204 November 28, 2013
What is Happening?
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So many things have happened over the last 10 days, that I want to just say I am thankful that everyone is safe. I know many, many homes have been destroyed and families displaced, but I am greatful we all have our lives. I know coming back to school will be a challenge for some and confusing for others. I will provide your child with a safe place to share and discuss what has happened. I know it is important to get kids back into a routine that will help them adjust to many changes. Please let me know if there is anything at all you or your family needs. I have several 3rd grade classes from all over that want to assist in any way possible.
Throughout this experience, many things have been put on hold. Winn Dixie is one of those things. I want to spend December finishing this up. We have a few more activities that I would like to complete. I know it has been a long time since we have read, so I will adjust things as best as possible. We will still watch the movie and compare the book to the movie. I will be sending permission slips home.
There will be no spelling this first week back to school.
On to multiplication in Ch. 4 of Everyday Math. We start with story problems and turn them into number sentences using a multiplication/division diagram. Homelink was sent home last week so please work on story problems using multiplication. I realize some students still need to pass addition and subtraction time tests so this is where it gets challenging for those students still working on those skills. I have provided them multiplication flashcards that we are using in the classroom, but those who haven't passed addition and subtraction need to keep practicing at those skills at home everyday.
Congratulations to our Additon/Subtraction masters: Tony, Lydia, Julian, Nick, Hannah, Ainsley, Elijah, and Jacob. We have several more that have mastered addition: Sydney, Sarah, Ethan, Zach A., Olivia, Zach H., Austin, Sam, and Lauren. Keep up the good work. We have 7 that are well on their way to becoming multiplication masters.
I am not sure of plans for Science. I do not want to start a chapter that I will not be able to finish before Christmas break. I will keep you posted on what will happen with Science.
Thanks for having all habitats to school on time. The presentations went well and several lower grades were able to come by and see the habitats. I will have graded and sent home soon.
We didn't get everything completed with our Thanksgiving unit, but I like to incorporate Holiday traditions in December.
Dates to Remember
Study Spelling words
Home Links -- These will be due the following day
If NO Home Link ---Study math facts
IXL - Sections C and D (addition and subtraction)
Study Vocabulary words - use in context not memorize definitions
Read Storytown story on Thursdays prior to test - Tests every other Friday
15 minutes of free reading EVERY night
You will see a study guide 2 days prior to a having a test please go over with your child and sign & return
Projects throughout the year
Phone: 309-444-3580 Ext. 204
Central Web Site: http://www.central51.net/
Third Grade Site: http://www.centralthirdgrade.webs.com/
Our classroom is soy and peanut-free this year. If you plan to send birthday treats, I would like to suggest non-food items. I will have a list of possible food items if you are interested that can be brought safely into the classroom. Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our class safe.