Watch this video to see Mrs. Jensen's class showing how to do a spelling sort. Please have your student cut out the words in their homework packet and have them get them out and sort them every night. Ideas for sorts are attached to the packet. We have them store the words in a zip lock baggie. That may work well at home, too!
It was a pleasure meeting your lovely students today. We are so excited about the adventures this year will bring!
This letter went home today in your student's Monday folder. Please make sure that this is completed by THIS Thursday, August 28.
~The Third Grade Team
August 25, 2014
One of our first writing projects is to decorate our
Writer’s Notebook. The notebook is a
very important part of our writing time together. In the notebook, students will practice the
many skills learned during Writer’s Workshop.
The notebook serves as an ongoing resource as your child becomes a
During this first week of school, students are asked to
decorate the cover of their Writer’s Notebook in the form of a collage, and
return them to school no later than Thursday,
August 28. The notebook
decorations should reflect your child’s interest. The goal is to provide them daily inspiration
for their writing. Here is a list of
possible items you might include on the notebook:
·Shapes and letters
·Illustrations and drawings
Please do not limit the items to these above, they are just
provided to get you started. We want this to be a creative representation of
your child. Remember, these ideas should
reflect your child’s interests, hobbies, family, favorites, etc. Take the next step! Share stories and memories and record a list
of writing ideas to give your child a jump start.
After you have decorated this cover, please cover with clear contact paper or packing tape. This
will ensure the notebook to last through the entire school year.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns
about the notebook project.
We are excited for a new year! Please watch this space for 3rd grade news and updates! Also, please click on the homework link for homework policies for our team. There will be a Monday folder going home on the first day of school with a few things to watch out for.
There will be NO SCHOOL this Friday, August 29 and on Monday, September 1. So we will see you again on September 2.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL is THIS Monday, August 25.
The only homework for your student for this first week is to cover their composition notebook. Information is in your student's Monday folder.
Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions!
The Third Grade Team