October is going to bring in some cooler weather this week! But I am holding on to hope that we will still have some warm days throughout the month.
Word Work Practice
Each Monday spelling words will come home to practice. We will be doing activities throughout the week to have kids understand the patterns in the words. On Friday there will be a sentence dictation. I take grades on capitals, punctuation, spelling words, and neatness.
This. Is. HARD for many 3rd graders! If your child is voicing that they are struggling, please reinforce the “growth mindset” we are working on in class:
My brain is capable of hard things.
It’s not that I don’t get it, it’s that I don’t get it…YET!
I will NOT give up!
While equal groups in multiplication is clicking more and more, tying that concept to division can be so tricky for some kids. Please trust that it will come with time, and that we are going to be able to start working in small group settings to reinforce these tricky concepts this week.
I promise, it will come! We are all different, and all learn in our own time…if only the curriculum pacing guide allowed for greater differentiation of time spent on these concepts, BUT we will all get the hang of it in the end!
Please send home the September reading logs by Friday. I will get a new October one out this week. Remember if students average 100 minutes/week and return their completed log by Friday, they will earn a coupon for free choice during one reading time in the month of October.
- Thursday, October 1: Picture Day (Forms were sent home last week for you to order.)
- Friday, October 23: Early Release (12:15 pm dismissal)
- Monday, October 26: No School