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Mrs. Renfroe 11/18/19

November 18, 2019 by Janet Renfroe

A huge thank you to everyone that attended parent-teacher conferences!

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

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

Science: Students will be completing a STEM activity tasking them to build a turkey trap after listening to the story How to Catch a Turkey.

Writing:  We will be devoting 3 days this week to finalizing our personal narratives. Most students have begun typing their final draft after taking their piece through peer and self editing. I can’t wait for you to see how hard these kiddos have worked on this piece of writing! When it does get sent home, please keep in mind that do very minimal editing to their piece as I want their writing to be a true reflection of their own writing abilities at that moment in time. I am assessing to see how well they are able to use and apply all the skills we have covered. In cursive we will be working on the letter M.

3rd Grade ELA: Using our mentor text, Turkey Bowl, we will reflect on how the characters change throughout the story and what factors lead to those changes. Additionally, we will practice using commas in a series. This week is reading buddy week so we will get the opportunity to read with them before the break! During Daily 5, students will continue to meet with me in small groups to review skills and work on their reading strategies. I will also be pulling each individual student to review their beginning of the year MAPS data and do a check in to make sure we are on track for our mid-year MAPS test.

4th Grade ELA:  Using our mentor text, Turkey Bowl, we will reflect on how the characters change throughout the story and what factors lead to those changes. Then we will swing back to summarizing, making sure to include all essential information. Additionally, we will practice using commas in a series. During Daily 5, students will continue to meet with me in small groups for their novel studies and book clubs. I will also be pulling each individual student to review their beginning of the year MAPS data and do a check in to make sure we are on track for our mid-year MAPS test.

REMINDERS:

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

  • Mid-years MAPS testing for reading will be the week of December 9th.

  • Thanksgiving Break is the 25th-28th.

  • A quick reminder, please be sure to label items (jackets, water bottles, hats etc.).  The Lost and Found Table is getting very full. Please make sure you are sending your student to school with a jacket. It is getting chilly outside and can be chilly at times inside the classroom.

  • High school and middle school student councils will be participating in the Scholastic Pajama Drive again this year. They will collect new pajamas (Black Friday is great time to pick up P.J.’s at bargain prices.) for children in need in our area. The tags should be on. They need all sizes (infant to teens). The  drive will run from November 12-December 6. Donations can be dropped off in Mrs. O’Flaherty’s room. Their goal for this year is 150 sets of pajamas! Let’s do it! If you have any questions please email Mrs. O’Flaherty. Thank you so much for all of your support! 

  • If your child has a game or extracurricular activity, I would love to come and show them my support. Please let me know when and where so I can try to make it!

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

Thank you,

Mrs. Renfroe