Happy Monday! Thanks to all the families who attended Open House!

This week, we are:

Reading: consistently and independently reading and comprehending complex literature. We are practicing reading strategies from CAFE (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expand Vocabulary) with Because of Winn Dixie! We are using strategies such as predicting, back up and reread, and cross checking.

Writing: writing and revising our small moment narratives. We are learning how to be exciting story tellers and authors!

Language Arts: using nouns, verbs, and adjectives in complete sentences. Spelling words are long vowel words from Sort  2, which can be found on the back of the Newsletter. Sort 2

Math: using place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest tens and hundreds. This is our last week to master rounding! We are moving onto addition and subtraction next week!

Science: describing the physical attributes of rocks and minerals. Students observed rocks and minerals in the STEM Lab today!

Important information:

Open House: Here is another copy of the Open House PowerPoint. OPEN HOUSE How to ROCK in 3rd Grade Nichols

Addition and Subtraction Fluency: In order to prepare for multiplication in a few weeks, we are making sure students have solid fluency with basic addition and subtraction facts. We will be taking timed fluency tests for the next few weeks. A letter will be sent home this week explaining the fluency tests. Here is a copy of the letter: Parent letter addition and subtraction

Students receiving a 90% by September 18 will receive an award! Please practice facts at home along with the 20 minutes of reading! 🙂

Moby Max: Students will receive their logins later this week to practice math facts!

Class Wish List:  Band Aids, Ticonderoga #2 pencils, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards.

Because of Winn Dixie:  Students need these books in class as soon as possible!!! We are practicing reading skills with the book every day! We began with the first chapter today in Reading Workshop. Here is a link to a paperback copy on Amazon for only $4.25!

http://www.amazon.com/Because-Winn-Dixie-Kate-DiCamillo/dp/0763644323/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439824585&sr=1-1&keywords=because+of+win+dixie

If you would like to donate extra copies of the book, please email one of us! 🙂