Monday, February 24th
- Assembly: Water Safety @ 10:20am
Tuesday, February 25th
Wednesday, February 26th
Thursday, February 27th
- Assembly: March is Reading Month Kick Off
- Weekly Readworks is DUE- “Out West”
- Weekly M-STEP Homework #1 Sent Home
- Family Fun Night at Chuck E. Cheese, PTA Fundraiser
Friday, February 28th
- PBIS Monthly Reward
- Start New Weekly ReadWorks Online Article-“Whoop It Up!”
- M-STEP #12 Vocabulary Quiz
- Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Quizzes
- Spelling Test
- M-STEP #13 Vocabulary Words Sent Home
English Language Arts
Every week your child will read an anchor text as well as a paired text. The anchor text is used to work on fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills and strategies. The paired text may be similar in theme and or genre. This text will reinforce vocabulary usage. Student understanding of the anchor text and vocabulary will be assessed on Fridays.
Students will also work on grammar and spelling throughout the week. Assigned spelling words will be assessed on Fridays.
The art department is collecting empty egg cartons and empty yogurt containers.
The PTA is collecting empty glass jars of various sizes.
If you have any of the above items, please send them in with your child. Thank You!
Weekly Readworks Assignment
Every Friday a new readworks online assignment is assigned. Students can work on this assignment in class or at home. We have time everyday for students to work on this online work so students do not need to do this at home. The weekly readworks assignment is due the following Thursday. Then, on Monday, we review all of the questions and answers. After we review, any student who received less than 80% must revise their readworks. Students who scored 80% or better, may or may not choose to revise their readworks.
MSTEP Vocabulary Quizzes
On Friday, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. When your child earns 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace. Students will be quizzed on Friday, February 28th.
MSTEP Weekly Homework
On Thursday, third graders will bring home their first MSTEP homework assignment. The homework reading passages and questions will be similar to what students will encounter on the English Language Arts MSTEP. When your child earns 80% or better on the weekly MSTEP homework, the/she will earn a charm for his/her MSTEP charm necklace.
Compliment Chart Reward
Great news! Our class filled up our THIRD compliment chart! Wow-Such amazing kids!! On Friday, we celebrated with a long inside recess where students could bring in games, electronics, or toys.
Mystery Science: How can we predict when it is going to storm?
This week in science we explored the mystery, “How can you predict when it’s going to storm?” We learned about differences between fair weather clouds and storm clouds, and the role of wind direction in determining whether a rain cloud will pass overhead. You can continue to support your child’s curiosity by looking at clouds together and asking, “What kind of clouds do you think those are? I wonder if it will rain…” Ask your child if they’d like to show you their Storm Spotter’s Guide, a small book they made to help them remember how to use the clouds to predict the weather.
Reading Therapy Dogs
Every Friday afternoon, we take turns reading with our Young Fives book buddies to Gunnar or Honey, the reading therapy dogs.
Environmental Interpretive Center
The third grade classes will be taking a field trip to the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center. Due to scheduling, each class will be going on this trip separately. Our class is scheduled to go on Wednesday, March 4th. We will leave Arno at 8:45, and return to Arno around 11:20 to be back in time for technology and lunch. It is very important that you arrive to school on time.
We will be learning how to identify different types of trees, how to tap syrup from maple trees, and activities related to this experience. This field trip does require a hike through the woods, so please send your child to school with winter snow boots, winter coat, hats, gloves, and scarves.
Chaperones: If you are riding the bus, please arrive at Arno by 8:30. If you are driving yourself and meeting us at University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Environmental Interpretive Center, please meet us there at 9:00. Below is a map to help direct you to parking and our final destination.