Room 307 News
IREAD practice at home: I would suggest that you use this website: http://msktodd.weebly.com/iread-3--istep-practice.html (students know how to get to this)
I have been using this in the classroom to prepare them for IREAD. Some of them will tell you the student's percent correct. It's also great because it has the math section too, which is for the ISTEP prep. The language arts section is great!
Here are the links I would click:
- Either common core practice test
- Pearson test prep
- Prep dog Reading (not language)
- Mr. Anker's Reading comprehension
- Mrs. Nussbaum's Reading comprehension.
- Soft schools reading comprehension
Reading: We have been working on a lot this quarter. We continued practicing answering a question in writing using evidence from the text. We also learned about text features in non-fiction writing, text structure and main idea. Lastly, we reviewed vocabulary/word analysis skills (synonyms/antonyms, context clues, sounds, prefixes/suffixes, homophones) that will be on the IREAD test. We are currently using fables and poems to practice comprehension.
Writing: Your child has chosen a topic on which they would like to write an informational piece. We researched these topics using library books and articles. They chose 3 "big ideas" for their topic and wrote their facts on notecards. We are currently working on putting our details in order and adding it to our outline. They are adding topic sentences and then an introduction.
Science: We are working to answer the question: How do scientists successfully complete their job? We just finished completing experiments using the scientific method to gain information about how to be a scientist. Look for that work to come home shortly!
We would love to see you on Friday, March 10th at the 5th Annual Serve It Up Volleyball Tournament! Noblesville High School Gym (Enter Gate #5) Admission: $2.00 Doors Open at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door the evening of the game.
Promise Road Elementary Staff plays at the following times:
- 5:20-5:35 Promise Road … vs… Hinkle Creek
- 6:35-6:50 Hazel Dell … vs… Promise Road
- Final Four Tournament Starts at 7:30 p.m.
- Championship Match starts at 8:15 p.m.
Order your yearbook today! The cost for a standard yearbook is only $16.00. Order now! The deadline is March 13th for paper and online orders. Order your yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Enter the ID Code: 11561617. Get your yearbook before it's too late!
My Website: Remember to use my classroom page on the school website to access resources. It is especially helpful for reading resources as of now.
Glue Sticks: Some students are running low on glue sticks! Please ask your child if they are out and have them bring more in if they are. Donations would be much appreciated! Thank you!
Boxtops: As a class and school we are still collecting boxtops, so if you have been collecting them at home bring them in any time throughout the year!
Moby Max Math Facts: Students are able to complete this at home. We practice our facts in class and with facts sent home, but students can practice them even more with this website!
Dr. Seuss week dress up days and read aloud!
Tuesday: Wear Green! (Green Eggs and Ham) Wednesday:Wear Wacky Clothes! (Wacky Wednesday)
Thursday: Vacation Outfit! (Oh the Places You'll Go)
Friday: School Spirit Day! (Hooray for Diffendoofer Day)
March 6-8th Book Fair
March 8th: Early Release @2:30
March 13th: 17th: IREAD- 3rd grade
March 16th: Learning Showcase 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at NHS
March 21st: PTO meeting in the Cafeteria @ 7:00 p.m.
March 27-7th: Spring Break