Thank you for the sweet thoughtful Thanksgiving treats and gifts. It was a very nice surprise these last couple of days to get cards from some of my students and parents. I appreciate it so much!
- Spirit Wear: Last day to order Elsa England Spirit Wear is next Friday, November 25th by Noon. See flier below for information.
- Becoming a Volunteer: Do you want to help out (volunteer) at class holiday parties? Volunteers are parents that are willing to help organize, set up activities in classrooms, monitor and "run" activities/games, and clean up after holiday parties. If you'd like to help out, you will need to complete the district volunteer form. Room parents must complete this form. Once you complete the form and plan on helping with the upcoming winter party, please notify Mrs. Lilleboe.
- Volunteers are welcome and will need to complete the Volunteer Application prior to volunteering on campus. This is an annual requirement. Volunteers need to be pre-arranged with the campus through the office or classroom teacher.
- Math Superstars: Challenge your child to show off their math skills as a Math Superstar! Participants who complete all 20 worksheets will receive a prize packet! This program is supported and run by PTA volunteers. Please visit https://england-pta.memberhub.com/w/programs for more information. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
- Become a PTA Member: Our school needs parents like you to sign up for PTA. Critical learning tools, field trips, and resources are paid for by our wonderful PTA, but that means we need you! Please, become a PTA member today. England PTA website
- Home Access Center: Please, check weekly to stay up to date on your child's academic progress. Link to Home Access Center. Continue to discuss with your child the importance of listening to directions, staying focused on school work and doing his/her personal best on all assignments. Remember, if a student earns below a 70% on any assignment or test, the student can make corrections to earn a possible passing grade (70%) per school district policy.
- Nov 30 - 3rd Grade Author Visit
- Dec 2 - Math Test (Bae/Jones/McKenzie) - Fractions
- Mrs. Lilleboe will have a substitute
- Dec 6 & 7 - District Interim Assessments (Reading/Math)
- Dec 9 - PreK buddy activity for ESLOT (Lilleboe/McCown)
- Dec 14 - Science Unit Test: Space & Sun, Earth and Moon relationship
- Dec 15 - Winter Party (volunteers will be needed for set-up, helping with activities, clean-up). Must be an "approved" volunteer. Please complete the form/application.
- Dec 16 - NO School
- Jan 4 - Students return back to school. 2nd semester begins (3rd Nine week grading period begins).
What's Been Happening In Class?
Writing: Students finished typing up their final drafts of their realistic fiction stories. We then started and finished our Thankful writing activity this week. Both are graded assignments.
Reading: Our current unit is Argumentative (persuasive) Text. Students will be able to:
- I can write responses to texts and use text evidence to support and demonstrate my understanding. (3.7BC)
- I can read argumentative texts and recognize the author’s claim and purpose, set apart facts in the text from the opinions, and identify the author’s intended audience or reader. (3.9Ei,ii,iii, 3.10A)
- I can explore how the author’s language choices influence the meaning of the text. (For example, the learner will explore the author’s use of hyperbole and identify an author’s use of hyperbole as a method of intentionally exaggerating a point.) (3.10FG)
- I can use my understanding of argumentative texts to write responses and compose opinion essays that demonstrate my stance on a topic or issue with effective text support. (3.12C, 3.7BC
- Swyers and Lilleboe Students: We are currently in our Addition, Subtraction, Rounding and Data unit.
- Demonstrate how to round 3 digit and 4 digit numbers to the 10's and 100's.
- Apply multiple strategies to solving 3 digit and 4 digit addition word problems.
- Apply multiple strategies to solving 3 digit and 4 digit subtraction word problems.
- Identify key features in a variety of graphs (bar, pie, dot plot, pictograph)
- Solve problems involving data, charts and graphs
- Bae/Jones/McKenzie students: Math unit - Fractions. Use my "math links" and Splash Learn to help with these concepts. In this unit students will:
- Identify fractional units (half, fourth, eighth, third, sixth)
- Demonstrate their understanding of fractions using various models: area model, fractions in a set, fraction bricks, and on a number line.
- Comparing fractions
- Equivalent fractions
Social Studies: We spend some time on Native Heritage Month, Acts of Kindness and Thanksgiving.