We had a “sweet” end to our week today with an Array Bakery! Kids rotated through five centers practicing multiplication and division through games, array-building, and tasty activities! Here are a couple of pictures of my little bakers:
Please read on to be sure of upcoming dates, a reminder about snacks, and homework needs!
Reading Log due – Monday, October 28th
- No Reading Log due this coming Monday!
Turkey Trot – EVENT Tuesday, October 29
Halloween Party – Thursday, October 31st 1:15 – 2 pm
- Please refer to this earlier blog post for specific information. All volunteer positions have been filled!
- All volunteers must have a current background check on file! Fill one out here.
Early Release – Friday, November 15th
Art Prize 2020
- The K-12 HPS ART DEPARTMENT is excited to submit a collaborative piece for ArtPrize 2020. Hudsonville students will work to create an art piece titled “20/20 Vision.”
GOAL: Achieve 100% student K-12 participation.
WE NEED YOUR PERMISSION to allow your child to participate in the project.
Click here to fill out the permission survey.
Mrs. Chmura is also asking for donated pieces of wood for the 2020 ART PRIZE entry. Read this blog post for more details.
Please be sure to send your child to school everyday with a snack or two (if they want one in the morning and afternoon). I am increasingly having kids come to me asking for a snack because they do not have one, which I am happy to provide when they forgot theirs or aren’t able to bring one from home, but I have a handful of kids who are now asking for snacks daily or even twice a day.
Thank you for your help in cutting down on this expense, and on this logisticial difficulty of passing out snacks to many kids multiple times a day! 🙂
- MATH: 5 minutes of MobyMax Monday through Thursday
- A green, laminated log in card was sent home with the username/password, as well as a QR code for your child to log into this at home.
- MATH: 5 minutes practicing fact cards (in your child’s take-home folder)
- PLEASE help your child’s development as a mathematician by enforcing these areas of math practice!
- It is really starting to become apparent which kids are regularly going over their math facts and which kids are not. PLEASE help your child find success in math class by working on these at home!
- READING: 3rd graders are expected to read 100 minutes EACH week.
- The kids have the option of reading 20 minutes for five days or reading for longer amounts of time for fewer days. READING MORE is always encouraged, but not required. 🙂
This past week we…
Word Study: Started new spelling patterns and word work in our small groups. We will continue using these words/patterns through next Friday.
Writing: We worked on getting some informational reading/responding done, learning how to answer writing prompts completely, using examples from the text in complete sentences. Next week we will begin our new Writing Unit!
Reading: Next week we will begin our new Reading Unit. It will center around mysteries! An emphasis in this unit will be on partner work, communication skills, and close reading of text clues. Please remember to grow your child’s grit and skills as a reader through reading a minimum of 100 minutes per week at home!
Math: We will be continuing Unit #2- Multiplication & Division with 6, 7, & 8 on Monday. Thank you for running these with your child at least once every night!
Book It:THIS IS TOTALLY OPTIONAL and is done through library, not through me. The 100 minutes/week can be “double dipped” with the 100 minutes/week expected for me. Each time your child reads they may mark it on their calendar. At the end of the month please have them return their calendar to school and they will bring home a coupon attached to it for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. This program runs from October through March.
Thanks so much! Have a great weekend,