It is the 4th nine weeks already! This month we are working on getting ready for 4th grade by refining students’ time management and problem solving strategies. Be sure to continue to complete homework every night; if there are any changes in homework with testing or as the year comes to a close I will update you via Remind.
Here are some important dates to note:
April 10th -17th Spring Break NO SCHOOL
April 2oth Interim Reports
April 28th Field Day (wear blue)
May 4th & 5th 3rd Grade Reading SOL test
May 11th & 12th 3rd Grade Math SOL test
Also for your listening pleasure… the perimeter song! This catchy tune has been helping us in math over the past week. Ask your student to show you the dance moves!
Everyday in our classroom we use Go Noodle for our “brain breaks”. Research shows that our brains benefit from movement and exercise. Taking 2-5 minutes to excerise throughout the day increases student engagement and learning (not to mention, they’re really fun)! You can use these videos at home too at www.gonoodle.com .
On Thursday during our whole group reading, we did a “Reading Carousel” activity in which students read short stories in groups to find the Main Idea and supporting details. The students loved getting to read along with their peers, rotating around to each book and sharing their findings!
This past week we have been working on rounding. Here is the song we’ve been practicing to remember our rules. Feel free to sing it at home to help out your student!