School CLOSED Today (Thursday, August 30th)

Greetings Parents,

Please check your email for Khan Academy & Kids A-Z login information.  Stay safe, stay dry and have a great day! Please email me if you have any questions


Complete one or more quiz after a story on Kids A-Z

Today is a great day for students to enjoy a good book!  Please encourage your child to enjoy both paper books and digital books using their new library books & Kids A-Z (I often refer to this as RAZ Kids). – Computer Login – Mobile Apps


Complete one or more assignment after login


Complete our Today I Statements & Free Write

Today I Statements

1.)  Today I will… because…

2.) Today I need… because…

3.) Today I want… because…

4.) Today I think… because…

5.) Today I feel… because…

6.) Today I learned… because…

7.) Today I wonder… because…

8.) Today I’m changing the world for the better by… because…

9.)  Free Write / Creative Writing 

Learning Update

Greetings Parents,

We had a great first week of getting to know each other and setting expectations to make our classroom community an enjoyable place for all. We have started our reading, writing and math workshops and begun our math talks.  Next week we will be assessing our students knowledge to guide our instruction.

MAP testing begins this week and 3A’s schedule is as follows:

Math – Tuesday, August 28th 1-2:30

Reading- Thursday, August 30th 8-9:30

Language- Tuesday, September 4th 8-9:00

Both the Parent Toolkit & Parent Resource guide below are helpful resources in understanding the MAP test & its purpose.


Students will be introduced to multiplication with the concept of repeated addition, and they will be introduced to division. They will see multiplication as a way to find the total and division as a way to find out how many groups or the size of each group.


I will begin assessing students DRA levels this week. All about DRAs.

As readers we will continue building our reading community while celebrating and practicing strategies of strong readers. We will work in partnerships to discuss and share ideas that makes reading meaningful and exciting.

As writers we will begin the week with a writing assessment then we will launch our writing workshop by experimenting with a few different genres that give students the flexibility to choose and write about what matters to them.

We will begin our spelling inventory to prepare for our spelling & grammar instruction

Unit of Inquiry

We will begin our first unit of inquiry this week. The central idea is People can collaborate to organize society. Our focus this week will be on rights and responsibilities of people within society. As we begin each unit our focus will be on getting the students excited through different provocations.

Math Tips for Parents

Greetings Parents.  Take a look at our upcoming math unit which picks up where second grade left off.  Common Core Standards will drive our mathematical instruction and Eureka Math (Engage NY) is closely aligned to our standards.  As we progress throughout the year we will supplement with other standards based learning resources to keep learning diverse and fun.