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Mrs. Renfroe 10/27/19

October 27, 2019 by Janet Renfroe

Happy Halloween week! Students are more than ready for Thursday and the excitement in class is building! I am looking forward to another fun filled week in 3rd grade! We will be having a class Halloween party on Thursday. Please take a look at our sign up genius link!! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44a9aa2ba5fc1-halloween1

We learned about Newton’s 2nd and 3rd laws last week and tested them out by making balloon rockets and ramps with different levels to learn more about force and acceleration.

Our 3rd grade class catch me jar winner is pictured below. This student was recognized for going above and beyond in the classroom. Well done!

This upcoming week, we will be working on the following skills:

Science: We are wrapping up our forces and motion unit with a quiz and will move on to our engineering unit by building rafts out of different materials and testing how well they float while holding marbles.

Writing:  Students will use all the techniques we have discussed to continue writing their personal narrative rough draft. We will then learn how to self edit and then peer edit. In cursive we will be working on the letter K.

3rd Grade ELA: Students will learn how to recognize the climax within a story and understand the difference between singular and plural nouns. Our mentor text this week is Picnic at Mudsock Meadow. Students will also continue completing Must Dos/May Dos for Daily 5.  During Daily 5, students will continue to meet with me in small groups to practice their spelling features and begin their reading strategy groups.

4th Grade ELA: Students will learn how to recognize the climax and falling action within a story and practice changing nouns from singular to plural, including irregulars. Our mentor text this week is Picnic at Mudsock Meadow. Students will also continue completing Must Dos/May Dos for Daily 5. During Daily 5, students will continue to meet with me in small groups to practice their spelling features and begin their novel studies and/or reading strategy groups.

REMINDERS:

Reading homework log needs to be signed every night and homework folders brought back to class everyday. Logs will be checked every Monday.

Please remember to label all of your student’s jackets, hats, and lunchboxes. The Lost and Found table is FULL of unlabeled items as students are frequently forgetting their outerwear outside during recess and PE. Please make sure to send your child with a school approved jacket/sweatshirt. It is getting chilly outside!

Our class Halloween Party will be on Thursday, October 31st from 2:30-3:45pm. If you’d like to volunteer and/or bring an item for the party, please sign up through this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44a9aa2ba5fc1-halloween1

Students are allowed to wear their school appropriate costumes that day. Student Council will also be hosting a costume contest. No reading homework is expected on Halloween night!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Have a wonderful week!

Thank you,

Mrs. Renfroe