3rd Grade – Seppala

November Newsletter

CLASSROOM UPDATES:
Please continue to send in jackets and coats with your child in the morning as it is getting very nippy out there on the playground.

Book It! has begun!  Please be filling in the days on the calendar and earn a free pizza from Pizza Hut.  Your child should be reading twenty minutes for at least five days of the week to receive the Book It certificate.

We worked hard at the character trait responsibility.  The kids understand things such as homework and making good choices are all part of responsibility.  It is rather hard growing up!  Our next Character Counts is citizenship.

I am looking forward to meeting with all of you at conferences the first full week of November.  Also, as a class, I am looking forward to putting together a feast the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  I hope many of you will be able to join us.  More information will follow.

MATH:
We are skip-counting daily each week, focusing on a certain number each week.  We have skip counted by 2’s, but will be adding:   3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 6’s.  Please continue to practice at home.  We will continue with multi-step problems as well as going more in-depth about multiplication.

READING:
We have started some reading groups in which we are focusing on decoding, fluency, expanding vocabulary, and comprehension.  We are meeting two to three times per week and digging into various books and keeping the individual student’s needs in mind.  Please continue to encourage your child to read each night.  It is astounding to read the statistics of success regarding students that read at home and those who do not.  Also, please read to them; they love it!

PARENT PLACE:
We have been focusing on addition, subtraction, and multiplication.  There are a great many games and activities you can do with your child with a deck of cards, dice, or dominoes.  If you Google games with those items in mind, many great ideas will arise.  Have a fun time!!

A great website you may want to visit if you enjoy the internet is:  www.rif.org

This website offers really neat author interviews along with many other activities.

HOMEWORK:
The kids are doing a great job handing in and completing homework.  My hope is that it is reinforcing the objectives taught in class.