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Monday, September 5, 2011

Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend. This week we will officially begin spelling from Words Their Way. Your child will be given words to sort, words to write a story, and study for weekly tests on Friday. This week your child will be administered the DRA, a diagnostic reading assessment to help plan my instruction. In math we will be incorporating the Model Drawing Approach to solving word problems. I have included the problem solving model adopted by our district below. (Please scroll down)






Please help your child learn their addition and subtraction facts. In third grade your child will be expected to successfully complete 20 addition and subtraction facts in a minute. We will continue to practice this skill in the coming weeks.

In Science, we will begin to discuss the properties of matter.

In Social Studies, we will discuss the importance of our government. Our student council representative will be announced this week on our MDE TV.

In the next few weeks, we will begin inviting you to come read to our class on Fridays. If you are interested , please let me know. Looking forward to our partnership in helping your child succeed. 


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