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November 13th, 2017 – A Normal Week!

Good Morning Families,

Thankfully your child has completed the latest round of testing in third grade.  The MAP Tests are over, Unit Two tests in Math and Reading are over, and we have a normal week ahead of us.  Thank goodness!  🙂  However, please be on the lookout for a spelling list today, as we’ll resume spelling this week.

Starting with Unit Three in reading, your child will be bringing home a new Literacy Homework assignment.  This assignment will come home on Mondays, and won’t be due until Friday.  Of course, it can be returned early, but the idea is you have the entire week to work on it and bring it back by Friday.

The assignment will require an adult to read with the child for five, 1 minute reads to check fluency.  There are also a few comprehension questions, which require the child to answer each in complete sentences.  Lastly, the back side has a number of skill questions that will repeat from week to week.  This assignment is great practice for the big NeSA exams in the spring.  Thanks so much for your help getting your child into the routine of this new assignment!

In Math, we’ll tackle rounding numbers this week.  This can be a tricky concept, so any extra help at home is appreciated.  We’ll also keep exploring place value, and eventually move to addition and subtraction practice.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter

November 6th, 2017 – Canned Food Drive Week

Good Morning Families!

This week is “Canned Food Drive Week” at Arnold.  If you can spare a can to two, or any non-perishable food items, please send them to school with your child.  The food items will be used to compile holiday baskets for families in need.

Testing will continue this week with the MAP Test for Math.  That exam will take place Tuesday afternoon.  Unit 2 in Literacy has come to a close, so the kids will also take their Unit 2 Test this week.  We will spread that test out over a few days to lessen the stress of one big exam.  There will be no spelling this week due to the unit test.

Hopefully you had a chance to visit with your child about his/her report card.  I am so pleased with the progress of the class, and I hope you feel the same way about your child.  If you have any questions or concerns with their grades, please give me a call or shoot me an email.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter