- Class Supplies Still Needed: We are still a little low in our glue sticks, erasers, post it notes, expo markers and pencils. If you are stopping at the store this weekend, please consider purchasing one of these. We would greatly appreciate it.
- Thank you to Siri, Sean, Bodie, and Sharvi's parents for bringing in some pencils, markers and Kleenex last week! We were totally out so thank you!!
- STAAR Assessments May 9th and May 10th: Wow! How time has flown on by! The STAAR tests are here! Your child will need extra snacks these 2 days. The kids get very hungry. Plus, eating helps many kids stay focused and on task. Snacks need to be "dry" snacks, meaning they cannot be "wet" or sticky like yogurt, apple sauce, and nutella. We don't want there to be any chance of wet, sticky food getting onto your child's STAAR test. Some suggestions are: goldfish, pretzels, crackers, carrot sticks, cheerios, granola bars, protein bars, yogurt covered raisins, grapes, fruit snacks, cheese stick, trail mix. Also, if you are able to donate a large bag or box of goldfish, pretzels or crackers to the class for any student who may forget his/her snack on these days the kids will really appreciate it.
- Class Dojo - The kids and I are loving Class Dojo. We hope you are enjoying the daily communication too! Download the FREE app for your phone for easy access. Check daily to see how your kiddo is doing in class! Stay connected!
- Spring Scholastic Book Orders - Order forms/new catalogs went home yesterday in Thursday folders. Over half of the new Bluebonnet Books are available on Scholastic! This is amazing! Therefore, the books that are in our Classroom Wish List on Scholastic are all Bluebonnet Books! If you are looking for ways to help contribute to our reading in class, please consider purchasing one of these books. The kids are super excited and we've already begun reading the book, Woof as our class read-aloud book. 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: We are into our last nine week grading period. 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
- 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!
- May 2nd - May 5th - Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 4th - Early Release @ 12:45pm
- May 5th - Spring Choir Concert @ 6:30pm
- May 9th and 10th - Closed campus for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade STAAR Tests
- May 11th - All library books are due back to the England library.
- May 20th - Field Day
- May 27th - Final School Assembly for the year!
- May 30th - No School - Memorial Day
- June 1st - 3rd grade End-of-the-Year Party
- June 2nd - Last Day of School
In Writing, we are deep into our realistic fiction stories. We created a story board for our story. Plus, we discuss and began writing out the setting and conflict (plot) of our story. We are getting close to starting rough drafts in the next week or so.
In Reading, we started book clubs! The kids chose the book they would like to read. We have 6 book clubs with 3 - 4 students in each club. We've read chapters 1 - 3 and each club has discussed and completed 3 reading responses. We also took an additional STAAR ready practice test (3rd grade only did this) to see how we've improved since March. This week we'll focus on the areas of concern based on our results of this practice test this upcoming week.
In Math, we started and finished a very short unit on measurement this week. We learned customary weight measurement (ounces, pounds and tons), customary capacity (fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons), and metric capacity (liters and milliliters). Then, briefly reviewed centimeters, inches, feet and yards. We ended the week with a short quiz.
In Science, we are deep into our next unit - Plant Adaptations, Traits and Life Cycles. We continue to make our lady bug and tadpole life cycle observations. We discussed plant adaptations, plant parts and plants life cycles. We did not get to our test this last week on this unit. My hope is have the test this week.
Read Aloud Time, we are reading a new Bluebonnet Book called Woof.