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Mrs. Renfroe 2/17/20

February 17, 2020 by Janet Renfroe

I hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend! Last week, our class enjoyed going on a Google expedition to the American west as we continue to learn about immigration to America and how that affected westward expansion. The 3rd grade class also earned their class hot chocolate party reward. They decided to share it with their reading buddies during our reading block. Fun was had by all!

Trimester 2 will be ending this Thursday. I sent a sign up email for conferences out to all 3rd grade families last week. If you have not already done so, please be sure to sign up for conferences with me on February 28th.

This week, we will be practicing the following skills:

Social Studies:  We will continue discussing immigration by brainstorming ideas of items we would bring if we had to immigrate to another country and by thinking about the viewpoint of immigrants. Reminder: cereal boxes must be brought in by this Wednesday!!!

Writing: We will begin learning about the different parts of an informative essay.  In cursive we will be working on the letter V.  

3rd Grade ELA:  We will use our mentor text, Last Stop on Market Street, to identify the mood and tone of the story and review compound words.  During Daily 5, students will work on Must Do/May Dos and meet with me for reading groups.

Spelling:

  • Students should continue to practice their spelling words for at least 5 minutes each night as part of their 20 minutes of reading homework.  Spelling test will be on Thursday, February 20th. 

Latin/Greek:

  • Every week, students are given 5 words that introduce either a new prefix or suffix.  They will practice these words throughout the week and have a test every Thursday over the prefix or suffix meaning.  Our prefix this week will be “im”.  

4th Grade ELA:  We will use our mentor text, Last Stop on Market Street, to identify the mood and tone of the story and review compound words.  During Daily 5, students will work on Must Do/May Dos and meet with me for reading groups.

Spelling:

  • Students should continue to practice their spelling words for at least 5 minutes each night as part of their 20 minutes of reading homework.  Spelling test will be on Thursday, February 20th.

Latin/Greek:

  • Every week, students are given 5 words that introduce either a new prefix or suffix.  They will practice these words throughout the week and have a test every Thursday over the prefix or suffix meaning.  Our prefix this week “oct”. 

REMINDERS:

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

  • Parent/Teacher conferences will be February 28th.  A Sign-Up Genius link has been sent to all 3rd grade families. If you did not receive the email please contact me.

  • Scholastic is continuing their bonus points on all orders over $10.00. Each student order will earn double bonus points for our class. Our Scholastic class code for ordering is V8KG9. Please submit your order by February 27th.

  • Please remember that the front parking lot is NOT a drop off zone. Please do NOT drop students off in the front parking lot.

  • 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