Classroom News

March News

         I can’t believe it’s already March! Spring is right around the corner, and I'm sure we are all looking forward to warmer weather.   The second marking period will come to an end on March 6th. Report cards will be distributed to the students on March 16, 2018.  Parent Conference Night is on March 19, 2018.  Appointments will be made by the classroom teachers.  If you would like to request a conference, please contact me.

         The third graders will be busy during the month of March. In reading, they will continue to read informational texts.  Our focus is on identifying the main idea(s) and supporting details, synthesizing, summarizing, and questioning the text.  The students are also responding, in writing, to open-ended questions.  Please continue to encourage your child to read at home for 20-30 minutes.  Reading at home truly makes a difference!  Once again, Room 16 students all completed Mrs. Drenzek’s Reading Journey for the month of February!

           In math, we just finished Unit 5 “Understanding Area and Perimeter”.  We are now working on Unit 6 “Reasoning about 2-Dimensional Shapes”. In this unit the students will identify solid figures and describe their attributes.  They will also identify and classify polygons and angles in relation to right angles.

           The students are continuing to work towards mastery of multiplication and division facts from 0-12. Please continue to help your child practice these math facts daily at home. Xtra Math is a great resource to utilize towards achieving multiplication and division fact mastery.
            Our school will be hosting Healthy Habits Night on March 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. There will be different activities in the gym where families can rotate through events to learn about healthy habits, food choices, and exercise. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Spring!