Report cards will be coming home on Thursday! When they arrive, please take some time to reflect on my comments, and then work with your child to set goals for the final trimester of third grade. We tell the kids that they are all different, with various strengths and weaknesses. It's one of the reason why they are instructed to save their report cards for their parents (to whom they're addressed). Please remind your child to use the report card to think about their own areas for growth, and not to focus on the struggles or achievements of friends and siblings. Finally, I encourage you keep your plans very specific and achievable.
This week in RTI we will wrap up the story Seal Surfer, and then move on to an historical selection called Across the Wide Dark Sea. In math, we continue with fractions. Thanks, again, for your support on the math homework. Our in-class writing focus is now 100% Famous American, so be sure to have your child bring any books they have to school to use while taking notes.
I've moved the Smarter Balanced link to the links list on the right side of the blog. Please have your child experiment with this site so that they may become familiar with the testing format.
I'll be sending home another Scholastic book order on Monday, which is due on Tuesday, March 18th. The class code is located on the blog.
Lastly, thanks to all of you who have worked so hard on the Auction/ Dinner Dance Fundraiser. The on-line auction portion of this event is now live, and I encourage you all to take a look at the item from our class, as well as those donated by various members of the community. This fundraiser pays for many things that make our school run smoothly, as well as enhancing educational opportunities for all who attend Rio del Mar.