Monday, March 11, 2019

A Sneak Peek into Our Week....

I hope you had a great weekend.  Below you will find an overview of our week ahead.

Progress Reports went home Friday. Please sign and return. If you have a question about your child's progress report, please check on Parent Portal and ask your child first, then feel free to email me.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness Parent Letter -  As mentioned in the Skinner North March newsletter, third grade students will take the IAR, a state-wide assessment in the areas of Math and English Language Arts.  Third grade will test April 1st-4th. This test is replacing the PARCC test.

Literacy Night & Character Parade - Literacy Night is Thursday, March 21 from 3:45-5:15.  We will also have a character parade that day, similar to our vocabulary parade.

Literacy: We'll begin our Perspectives unit in reading this week. Students will learn to differentiate between 1st and 3rd person perspectives. They will study how the perspective of the book affects the plot development. During the writing block, students will continue working on a passion project we started earlier in the year. Additionally, students will record their digital rock stories.

Math: Today (Monday), we'll review for our unit 5 assessment. Tuesday students will take the assessment and then we'll jump right into unit 6 on Wednesday. Unit 6 will focus on division strategies and more in-depth study of angles.

Science/Social Studies: We've condensed our final science investigation in order to save some time. Last week we studied natural resources and renewable vs. non-renewable resources. Students will take a final extra credit quiz today in science. The points received on the quiz will be applied as extra credit to a previous science test. Our next social studies unit, Chicago Today, focuses on how communities work together to meet the needs of citizens. Students will study Chicago neighborhoods and what makes each neighborhood unique.