Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Weekly Update

Dear Families of Room 23,

Yesterday’s green folder included a flyer about our upcoming Economics Market Day on Friday, June 7. Please read the flyer and be sure to discuss your child’s proposed business plan with him or her. There are many great ideas in the works and students are very excited! This, along with the reading log, will constitute homework for the next three weeks.

Here some important reminders for upcoming events.

1. The Chorus Concert is Tuesday, May 28, at 7:00 at MVMS.

2. 12:30 Dismissal on Wednesday, May 29 for District Staff Recognition (students will eat lunch at school).

3. Open House is Thursday, June 6 from 6:00-7:00. The third graders are excited to show you all the hard work they’ve done this year!

4. Third Grade Field Day is Tuesday, June 11. We'll depart for Hauke Park at 12:00 and return to campus around 2:30. More details will follow. 

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.


Teresa Shern

What We’re Working On:
  • Math: multiplication and division within 100, representing and interpreting data, and geometric shapes and their attributes.
  • Biography: Famous Scientists and Inventors – research and writing
  • Economy: Completing our economy pamphlets, writing our business plans, and preparing for Economy Day!
  • Science: Forces and Motion – Building, racing, and re-designing our Rubber Band Racers.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Weekly Update

Dear Families of Room 23,

Starting this week, we won’t be assigning nightly homework in third grade due to CAASPP testing. Our goal is for students to be rested and relaxed as they come to school so they can do their personal best on the tasks.

The homework folder will come home today as I’m still asking my students to read for 30 minutes every night and record their reading on the reading log. Reading logs are due on Friday of this week. Several students will also be correcting incomplete homework packets or homework packets with several errors from last week. These should be turned back in for credit tomorrow. Thank you for helping your child learn through this process.

Additionally, the Economy Project will be coming home soon. Please be on the lookout for details – I will certainly give you a heads-up.

One more reminder…

We begin CAASPP testing today. Times vary depending on the day. Testing blocks are 60-75 minutes depending on the test. Here are the scheduled dates. I will let you know of any changes.
·       Monday, May 13
·       Tuesday, May 14
·       Wednesday, May 15 (changed from Thursday, May 16)
·       Monday, May 20
·       Tuesday, May 21
·       Wednesday, May 22

Please remember that the keys to success with these tests are for students to stay relaxed, come to school rested and well-fed (including bringing healthy snacks and lunches), and use test-taking strategies as we’re practicing in class. They already know the content…now they get to show their stuff!

Thank you!

Teresa Shern