SOL TESTING DATES
Reading Part 1: May 15
Reading Part 2: May 16
Math: May 22
One way that third grade is reviewing for SOL exams is by creating “brain dump” t-shirts. These t-shirts will be designed by students. Students will recall previous information that was taught throughout the year and write and illustrate it on their t-shirt as a way to review strategies and standards. Therefore, we are asking that each student bring in one new (washed) plain white t-shirt. Please put your child’s name on the tag.
We will also need fabric markers donated for this project. These markers can be found at any craft store or Wal-Mart in the craft section. Amazon.com also offers a wide variety of fabric marker options.
Please send in a white t-shirt by Friday, April 28
- Many students are still in need of a new Social Studies notebook - wire or composition notebook will fill the need. Ask your child if they are in need of a new notebook.
Crayons for "Table" Supply Buckets (Twelve 24-Count Boxes)
SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS:
Order Due Date - 05/19/17
This month’s Scholastic Reading Club flyers are now available! Please take a few moments to explore the selection together and let your child help choose books he or she is excited to read.
You can order online at scholastic.com/readingclub, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests. Or return your paper order form to me with a check made out to “Scholastic Reading Club.”
Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!
PS: Please let me know if your order includes a gift for your child, and I will contact you when it arrives!
First Time Ordering Online?
Class Code - P8NR3
Go to scholastic.com/readingclub
Enter our one-time Class Activation Code.
Shop and submit your child's book order.
Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.
SOL Review/Test Taking Strategies
Ways to help at home: Read every night for 20 minutes and log your reading. Respond to your reading - ask your child to summarize what they read, discuss the main idea of the chapter, make connections, what the author's purpose is, and if there was a moral message the author wanted you to learn, discuss genre, new vocabulary
Narrative Writing (Hook, First, Next, Then, Last, Clever Conclusion)
Ways to help at home: Review the writing rubric that comes home with the final draft paper. Review missing capital letters, punctuation, indents, use of transition words and reread the paper together to check for clarity
SCARCITY: Not being able to meet all wants because resources are limited
CONSUMER: A person who uses goods and services
PRODUCER: A person who uses resources to make goods and/or provide services
GOODS: Things that people make or use to satisfy wants and needs
SERVICES: Activities that satisfy people's needs and wants
NEEDS: Things that people MUST have in order to survive
WANTS: Things people can live without or would like to have
NATURAL: Materials that come directly from nature
CAPITAL: Goods made be people and used to produce other goods and services
HUMAN: People working to produce goods and services
ECONOMIC CHOICE: The choice among other choices
OPPORTUNITY COST: The choice that is given up when an economic choice is made
SPECIALIZATION: When people focus on the production of selected goods and services
BARTER: Exchanging goods/services without money
MONEY: Coins, paper bills, and checks used in exchange for goods and services
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Type to Learn
Is now web-based and does not need to be downloaded to your computers. Student logins are their student # and the password tmes.
The link is on our webpage under student resources.
*The only difference is that when the students login they need to click on "launch type to learn" in the center of the screen.
If you are asked for an account code, our new code is 2A7XN2