Sunday, November 6, 2011

Parent Teacher Conferences

We have had a wonderful week. We started off our week on Halloween! Thank you to all of the families who sent treats for the students in 3R1! I know everyone appreciated them.

In reading this week, we have been discussing Native American traditions and relating them to other stories from the past few weeks. We have been focusing on main idea and details, a reading strategy. As you read with your child at home or as your child reads independently, please encourage him or her to identify the main ideas and details.

In writing, we have been discussing how to make plural nouns. Students know when to add –s, -es, and –ies. We also know that some nouns have to change in order to become plural. For example, man changes to men in order to make it plural.

In math, we have been reviewing perimeter, measuring, interpreting data, estimation, and addition with re-grouping. We have also started working on subtraction-timed tests. The goal for every student is to complete 40 problems in two minutes by the end of the year.

For the past couple of weeks, students have been working on earning a party for being respectful. They are about halfway to their goal. Please keep encouraging your child to be respectful and responsible at school.

I would like to say thank-you to everyone who came for parent-teacher conferences. I enjoyed meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress and look forward to sending updates home about your child's growth in the near future!

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