Because we have the IOWA tests Monday through Thursday, and they take up a large portion of the morning, I will not be assigning any homework this week…other than math and maybe some relaxing handwriting. 🙂
Third grade teachers will also be sending home information about our upcoming Folktale Festival which will be held October 30th. Look for information on the blog Tuesday.
“Let Your Imagination Fly!” is this year’s PTSA Reflections contest theme. Students can enter in one or more of the following six categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition, Literature, Visual Arts and Photography. Deadline for entries is October 8. Printed forms are placed outside the media center. For additional information, including category rules and online entry forms, please check the Kincaid PTA website under ‘Forms’. Questions? Email: Reflections@kincaidpta.org. If your entry is ready, please place it in the Reflections box outside the media center.
Conference letters will go home on Wednesday. Let me know if there is a particular date or time that will or will not work for you. I am always available before the school day starts as early as 6:30. Kincaid teachers have already coordinated conferences for families with siblings, and in need of interpreters.
A few parents are having trouble with the home AR link. Until I get a solution to the problem, know that your child can take AR tests as soon as he or she arrives each morning and during our independent reading time.
Here’s what we’re going to squeeze in this week:
- Math ~ Division concepts, problem solving
- Reading ~ Traditional literature, Time for Kids
- Writing ~ Imaginary narrative writing
- Language Arts ~ Writing dialogue with quotation marks and commas
- Science ~ Fossils
We have a yearly subscription to Time for Kids. It is a terrific learning tool. The children are able to stay informed, and practice critical reading skills in a meaningful context. I hope you find time to sit together and discuss the articles and features. Third graders find the world very fascinating!
Emily brought in a poster this last week highlighting Colombia, South America. The children enjoyed learning about the country, and decided they’d like to take a field trip there!
Have a great week!
P.S. We’re becoming eagle watchers!