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April 12th, 2021 – Weather Week

Hello Families!

I hope you had a nice weekend and are ready for a new week!  Thanks so much to those of you that sent headphones and water bottles with your kids last week.  That is really helpful!

Reading

This week in reading (Unit 6, Week 2), the kids will again practice making and revising predictions and understanding the theme of a story as we read a variety of weather related stories.  We’ll also keep exploring adjectives and review idioms.  You can expect a spelling list to come home Tuesday evening.

Math

In math class, we’ll continue our work with story problems.  The lessons this week are one day lessons, so I anticipate homework every night of the week, except Friday.

Monday-Homework 6-6

Tuesday-Homework 6-7

Wednesday-Homework 6-8

Thursday-Homework 6-9

Friday-No Homework

Writing

In writing, the kids will take their notes and organizers and begin writing the rough draft to their personal narratives.  The topic/prompt is “A Special Experience.”  I’ve seen a lot of good work thus far, and I’m excited to see what the kids can produce!

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Eric Wachter

April 6th, 2021 – State Math Test Week

Hello Families!

I hope you had a great weekend and got a chance to enjoy the nice weather.  So glad Spring has finally arrived!

Math

Testing season rolls on in 3rd grade this week, as the kids will take the Nebraska State Math Test on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.  

In math class, we’ll continue our work with story problems.  Due to the state test, I only anticipate a single homework assignment on Wednesday.  

Reading

This week in reading (Unit 6, Week 1), the kids will practice making and revising predictions, understanding the theme of a story, root words and adjectives as we read a variety of mythical stories.   You can expect a spelling list to come home Tuesday evening.

Writing

In writing, we have begun the process of writing a Personal Narrative story.  We’ll choose a topic for the prompt, “A Memorable Experience,” and begin the process.  This project usually creates some good stories, so I’m looking forward to what the kids produce!

Headphones and Water Bottles

Just a reminder that kids are welcome to bring headphones from home to use with their Chromebooks.  My supply has run out, so if you have an old pair at home you can send with your child, that would be great.

Also, we still can’t use the drinking fountains due to COVID, so a water bottle from home comes in pretty handy.  With the temperatures creeping up, it would be helpful to bring one from home.  

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter