January News

01/11/2013

 
We started learning multiplication on Monday. We will begin taking a multiplication timed test on next Tuesday. It is very important for your child to begin memorizing multiplication facts for third grade, but also for future grades. We started making flashcards in class to practice and will continue working on those next week. These flashcards could be left in their backpack so they are available each day at home and school. Please take a few minutes each night to practice with your child. You could also purchase flashcards at the Dollar Store, Walmart or Target as well as apps that would all cost around a dollar or two.

Don't forget there is no school on Monday.

A book order is being sent home today. If you'd like to order, please return the order form and a check by Friday, January 25th. If you would like to order online, visit www.scholastic.com/parentordering and our classroom code is GNFLV.

We started a science unit about matter and energy. We will be working on this unit for about 3 weeks.

Grade cards will be coming home today. Please sign the back page and return it to school by next Friday. We are now in third quarter and grades start back over at zero, meaning the previous grades for first and second quarter are not added to their third quarter grades.

Reading minutes are now increasing to 80 minutes a week. This is calculated from Friday afternoon until Friday morning of the next week. Please document reading minutes in your child's agenda. Reading is so important for your child to grow academically. Please make it a priority at home.ot only reading for fluency, but reading to remember.
 


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