The third nine weeks is here and upon us, and the third graders are really working hard! This month sure looks to be busy! In ELA, the third graders are working on narrative writing and bridging Louisiana Purchase into fiction with Great American Tales. In Science, we will continue our work on food chains and animal adaptations. Once we’ve completed two weeks of Science, we will begin our unit on government in Social Studies. In Math, we are still working on fractions, specifically fractions on a number line and equivalent fractions.
Parents, we are urging you to encourage your child to complete iReady at home two to three times a week. iReady is extremely important. Your child is working on iReady at school, but the more time your child puts in on iReady, the more growth we will see. iReady correlates very well with the LEAP test, and it is a beneficial tool in their LEAP preparation. Please do not assist them with any iReady lessons. Let your child do their iReady work on their own. The computer levels their work based upon how well they are answering the questions. So, if you are doing it for them, their questions will only get more difficult, and we will not be able to get an accurate amount of growth on your child when he/she takes their next growth check or diagnostic test. They can work on iReady Reading and/or Math in any free time at home! Every minute counts towards our weekly iReady contest!
Please look closely at the February calendar. We have LOTS of important information on it like the date of Interim Reports being issued, C.T. Janet’s Annual Parade, Mardi Gras break, and our upcoming New Orleans themed field trip.
Happy Mardi Gras!