I hope you all enjoyed the concert last night from our 3rd and 4th graders. Mrs. Kaufman does a spectacular job putting all of this together. Your presence was the icing on the cake. What an amazing community this is!
Halloween pictures are now on the "Photos" page.
This will be my last blog post until after Thanksgiving. If you are traveling, please be safe.
"It's not happy people who are thankful. It's thankful people who are happy." Please know that when I consider all of the things in this life I'm thankful for, your children are right at the top of my list!
Some talking points from this week:
If you see our wonderful Mrs. Theune around town this weekend, be sure to wish her a happy, happy 40th birthday!!!
I have added new pics to the photos page.
One of the many important transformations that happens in third grade is that students are no longer "learning to read," but now they are "reading to learn." That means formal teaching no longer focuses on decoding words, but focuses on how to glean information from texts. We have begun this important work by practicing finding the main idea and details in our non-fiction reading.
Students should begin memorizing their multiplication facts ASAP. Our next chapter begins the study of dividing. We will start it next week.
The third and fourth grade concert is this coming Thursday at 7:00. You will want to get there early. Seats fill up quickly.
Some talking points from our week include:
Lots of special events took place this week. We got to visit with some US Marines. We went to listen to the SLHS marching band. Then of course there was Halloween (Mrs. Ortquist's favorite day of the year). When Thursday came and it was a normal day, it was actually a relief!!!!
Some parents have been asking about weekly spelling words. The program we use here is not one that has a weekly list of spelling words that come home. Your child will be learning spelling patters throughout the week and then will be tested on example words of those patterns on Fridays.
Our third math unit is coming to a close. Look for an end of unit assessment sometime next week. Keep practicing those multiplication facts!
Some talking points from this past week: