We have made it through the first 5 day week of school. Together. Go Team Ortquist!!!
This week we began keeping diligent track of our daily reading with our reading logs. Please know that this should become a (week)nightly ritual. I will not require logs to be kept over the weekend. These logs are a basis for the reading conferences I have each day with individual students, so they are very important to me. I appreciate your efforts in making sure they get returned to school each day.
We have slowly begun to work with our newest math curriculum. The common core methods of teaching math might seem foreign, I know. Google and YouTube are very helpful when you are struggling to figure out these new ways of understanding 3rd grade math.
You should have received an email from me today requesting you sign up for an app called "Seesaw." This is brand new to me, but I hear great things about this communication tool. Essentially it is a sort of online, digital place for your child to present their learning. We will be learning about this new tool together. I'm excited!!!!