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Classroom News & Updates
This year, our students will be taking the PARCC exam. It is a standardized test that aligns to the common core and will help our students prepare for the newest version of the MCAS test that will be released in 2017.
The window for testing for this exam (both for ELA & MATH) will be between April 27th and May 27th. Exact dates for testing will be provided as soon as they are released.
Students have been exposed to sample PARCC passages/questions in their RTI groups and will also continue to work on passages/questions and practice tests to help prepare each of them for the upcoming tests.
This Year So Far At a Glance
~Parts of Speech (Nouns: Proper & Common, Verbs, Adjectives
~Writing detailed paragraphs
~RAFT writing projects
~Responding to text dependent questions (T.T.Q.A)
~Place Value (digits, values, rounding, numbers written in: standard form, word form, & expanded form, comparing numbers with greater than > , less than < , and equal to =, and ordering numbers
~Understanding Multiplication & Multiplication Strategies
~Understanding Division & Division Strategies
~Map Skills (How to Read a map and map features: map key/legend, map scale, compass, and map title)
~Geography of Massachusetts
~Focus on where WE are in the world (Planet- Earth, Continent- North America, Country-USA, State- Massachusetts, Capital City- Boston, Town- Southbridge)
~History of Massachusetts
-The American Revolution (The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, Battles of Lexington & Concord, Battle of Bynker Hill, The Declaration of Independence)
-The Scientific Method
-Experiments, Hypothesis, Prediction, Results, Variables, Observations
Open House 2015
This year, Open House will be held on TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th from 4:00 to 6:00.
Stop by the school to check out both the building and our classroom (Room 121 on the first floor).
I will be available to formally introduce myself to students and their families. Students will have the opportunity to explore their new classroom and I will also briefly go over student expectations for the 2015 school year.
Summer 2015 is coming to end!
I hope everyone is enjoying their last few days of summer before our school year begins! I've been busy putting together plans for the upcoming year to help all of you be the best learners you can be. Third grade is filled with fun and exciting learning experiences that I am sure you will all enjoy. I can't wait to meet all of you! It's going to be a great year!!!
Our Class Schedule
(Subject to Change)
Morning Meeting / Positive Action Program
Snack followed by Math Centers
Lunch / Recess
English Language Arts Centers
RTI / Science / Social Studies
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