Monday, January 23rd
- Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
- Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
- Warneck Special Class: Music
Tuesday, January 24th
- Social Studies Ch. 4 Test
- Guyot Special Class: Art
- Kalis Special Class: Music
- Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
Wednesday, January 25th
- Readworks article due (Martin Luther King Jr.)
- Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
- Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
- Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
Thursday, January 26th
- Math Ch. 6Test
- Arno Olympics @ 6pm
- MSTEP HW Packet #6 due
- Guyot Special Class: Music
- Kalis Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
- Warneck Special Class: Art
Friday, January 27th
- MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 9) Quiz
- Vocabulary Quiz (Kamishibai Man)
- Comprehension Quiz (Kamishibai Man)
- Guyot Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
- Kalis Special Class: Art
- Warneck Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
English Language Arts
In third grade we will use an anchor text for 2 weeks. In the first week, students will use the text to build vocabulary knowledge as well as utilize comprehension strategies to understand the text. Both vocabulary knowledge and understanding of the text will be assessed on the first Friday. The second week will focus on spelling, grammar, and writing skills. Spelling words and grammar will be assessed on the second Friday of our story. In addition, students will explore phonetic patterns each week. Please note that vocabulary words are listed in the graphic below.
Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.
Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.
Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly.
Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.
Thank you for your continued support at home.
Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.
These students earned a charm for scoring 80% or higher on the Week #8 MSTEP Vocabulary Quiz.
**MSTEP Homework Packet**
This homework assignment was sent home Thursday 19th. Please stress the skills of reading the passages and looking back in the story to answer the questions. Thank you!
These students earned a charm for scoring 80% or higher on Weekly Homework Packet #5.
Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:
Guidelines for Cold Weather Gear
In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, please plan to send your child to school with the following gear based on morning temperatures.
- Students should bring charged chromebooks to school each day.
- Water bottles are helpful to stay hydrated. These should only contain plain water.
- Wear rubber-soled tennis shoes are required on gym days in order to participate.
- Students may bring a small snack to enjoy before recess. The snack should be one portion due to limited eating time. Juice or other sugary drinks are not allowed. Students may bring water bottles for snack time. Please refrain from sending in chocolatey treats.
- If it is supposed to sprinkle or light rain, we will still be going outside. Your child may want to bring an umbrella or wear a raincoat on these days. Please have your child dress appropriately for the weather (see above).