- Class Dojo - We started a fun, interactive behavior communication program this week. The kids love Class Dojo! They check regularly during the day to see how they are doing. They continue to amaze me with helpful suggestions and comments to help build a strong, loving community in our classroom. If you haven't had a chance yet, make sure to download the FREE Class Dojo app for your phone. This way you can "check in" on how your kiddo is doing at anytime of day! Feel free to send me or your kiddo messages via Class Dojo style! Also, your child can log into Class Dojo too. The invitation that was sent home on Monday has the Parent and the Student log in codes.
- Spring Scholastic Book Orders - Order forms/new catalogs went home today in Thursday folders. Some of the new Bluebonnet Books are available on Scholastic! This is amazing! Therefore, the books that are on our Classroom Wish List on Scholastic are all Bluebonnet Books! If you are able to, please consider purchasing one of these books. The kids are super excited and have already begun reading next year's books! Help keep the momentum going and purchase a Bluebonnet book for our class today! Scholastic Link Here! Our class code is: NP79X
- 2016 - 2017 Bluebonnet Book List is now posted! Click here for the new list! Bluebonnet List. I have added these new books to my Amazon wish list too at Mrs. Lilleboe's Bluebonnet List. Kids can start reading them now and be ready for next year!
- Home Access Updated: End of the third nine weeks grading period was today. Report cards will be out in the next week or so. Please, check this regularly to stay on top of your kiddos performance in class. I will forewarn you that second semester can be more challenging as we prepare these kiddos for 4th grade. Expectations on graded work will increase. Home Access Link
- STAAR Assessments May 9th and May 10th: They are just around the corner. Want to help prepare your child at home? Suggestions for math: Xtramath, timed quizzes, ixl.com, and khan academy are excellent online resources your child has access to. The links to these sites can be found under the "Math Links" tab. Suggestions for reading: reading comprehension passages with questions. Check out the "Reading Links" tab for tons of great online resources. Check out this link for test questions from 2015, 2014 and 2013. STAAR Test Questions
- Unusual Reading Spot Contest: Does your kiddo love to read in fun and unusual spots? Check into this fun contest! Get contest rules and info by clicking here - The 4th Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest
- Wish Lists: If you are able and wanting to contribute other resources to our learning, go to my other wish list on Amazon. "Mrs. Lilleboe's Wish List". Thank you for your continued support!
*Thank you parents for all your generous donations! We have tons of notebook paper, glue sticks and extra rulers thanks to Sean, Bodie, Lucas, Cole, Chanukya, Dhruv, Heidi and Shlok's parents.
- March 28th - Start of our last nine weeks grading period
- March 29th and 30th - Closed campus for 4th and 5th grade STAAR Tests
- April 15th - Global Service Day!
- April 22nd - 3rd Grade Assembly - Go Wildlife Warriors!
- May 2nd - May 5th - Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 4th - Early Release @ 12:45pm
- May 9th and 10th - Closed campus for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade STAAR Tests
- May 30th - No School - Memorial Day
- June 2nd - Last Day of School
In Reading, we've almost wrapped up our Informational (nonfiction) text unit. We are so close to finishing our endangered animal popplets (graphic organizers). I really hope we can finish these up next week. The reading strategy we worked on this week was: Retelling/Summarizing a story and Sequencing. We practiced these skills in a variety of ways this week. We read picture books (short stories), then retold the story to our reading partner. Finally, each student completed a "Story Map" explaining the setting, characters, problem/solution and beginning/middle/end of the story using their picture book. We also worked as a class on a reading passage then answered a few multiple choice questions that focused on "sequencing events". Next week, we'll focus specifically on Summary (Beginning, Middle and End). We'll write a summary on our own and practice identifying a "complete" summary like what is seen on the STAAR.
In Writing, we took time to reflect on our Spring Break Reading Plan. The kids did a great job being honest about the amount of reading they did and if they actually read books from their Reading Plan. We also spent a day on writing conventions: Subject - Verb Agreement. Lastly, we took a day and discussed some needed conflict resolution skills. We did this by reviewing Kelso's choices and reflecting on our own ability to deal with small conflicts that may arise with fellow classmates from time to time.
In Math, we started our next unit which is a review on Place Value and Financial Literacy. This week we focused on Place Value. Next week we will dive into Financial Literacy (income, expenses, interest, etc).
In Science, we started in on our next unit - Animal Adaptations, Traits and Life Cycles. We also got the opportunity to work with our Kinder Buddies this week on a science project. Lastly, we had a guest speaker from KVUE news, meteorologist, Nathan Gogo.
Read Aloud Time, we started a new Bluebonnet Book called Woof.