M-Step will be taking place the week after next. As with many new experiences, this may cause a bit of worry for some of my third grade friends. Please reassure your child that M-Step is no different than anything else in that their only job is to try their best. Beyond that, they can also prepare by getting a good night's rest the night before and eating a healthy breakfast the morning of the test.
April is autism awareness month and we had lots of special activities to raise awareness among our Jeffers community. Thank you for the support, donations, and enthusiasm. In room A210 we celebrate our uniqueness and believe "Normal is boring!"
Thank you as always for your continued support of your child's learning. Baggie books will still come home throughout May. Remember, 90 minutes of reading per day is necessary for kid's to stay on grade level.
Here are some talking points from our week:
April is Autism Awareness month and the Jeffers special education teachers did some cool stuff to help raise everyone's awareness and knowledge of autism. Ask your child about the sensory room experience and other activities we've had lately.
Summer is fast approaching. I am including information on a Barnes & Noble summer reading opportunity. Just click here. Also consider summer tutoring. Let's make it a priority to diminish summer learning loss.
Some talking points from our week:
So much has gone on this week it might be hard to fit it all into one blog post.
Please remind you child to read their baggie books at home EVERY NIGHT. Many have gotten out of this habit since spring break.
On Wednesday we got a visit from the John Ball Zoo. They brought along some of their animals and talked to us about what sorts of thoughts go into creating their habitats in the zoo.
All of the third grade got to spend the entire day Thursday learning about Michigan lumberjacks in the 1800s. Lots of pics are included on the photos page. Check them out!
Students learned a very short unit in math focusing on classifying and describing shapes using precise mathematical terms. This was a tough unit, so we will spend some time reviewing before taking a test.
So far, we are all experts on ONE of the following animals:
Some talking points from this week: