The students showed grit and persistence this week during our 2nd trimester MAP testing. I look forward to sharing their growth with you over the coming weeks through the MAP results and the 2nd trimester progress reports. You will be pleased to see how hard they are working and how much their skills have developed this year.
In addition to MAP testing, this week our young meteorologists were busy recording weather data, collecting rain fall measurements from the rain gauges they made, and learning about weather around the world for their weather books. Next week they will begin to learn about severe weather disasters and begin to think like engineers- planning and designing solutions to protect us from weather disasters.
In math the children were hard at work learning and utilizing the properties of multiplication. We will continue to use these skills as we dive into division in the coming weeks.
Continue practicing those math facts! Your children can attest to how much easier 3rd grade math is when they have those basic facts memorized!
In our combined Reading/Social Studies/Religion block the children learned about Martin Luther King JR and the Civil Rights Movement. They completed non-fiction reading texts, took notes, answered questions, and used what they learned to complete an acrostic poem and reflection paper about how they too can spread peace in the classroom, neighborhood, and world. They look forward to sharing this writing with you at the Catholic Schools open house on January 29th.
Auction News- Jeff and Adrey Ocampo have stepped up to lead our classroom Art Auction project- Thanks!! they are asking that you send in any buttons ( various colors, shapes, and sizes) with your child this next week- these buttons will be used for our art project- I saw an example of the project and you will have to out-bid me for this one. 🙂
Monday is our first accreditation visit- it is a DRESS UNIFORM day and children will be dismissed at 2:00
Thursday Progress Reports will be sent home with your student. Please look this over with them and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions about how your child is performing in the classroom.
Week of January 29- February 3rd is Catholic Schools Week– I will send out the full schedule next week, but be sure and join us on Sunday the 29th for our school Mass, followed by the 8th grade cultural fair and open house!