So far, In the year we have celebrated the moon festival, have done MAP testing, celebrated Birthdays, celebrated our learning, Me – bags, all about me T – shirts, hopes and dreams for the year, gymnastics, and have been building community. – From Evie 3C
Things to discuss with your child
- What is the Moon Festival about and how did UNIS celebrate it
- Wasting food in the cafeteria
- How they felt about MAP testing.
- What they’re writing about – We are writing reports about our UOI endangered animal. – Anesu
- What cooperative math games they have been learning to practice math skills and practice explaining and justifying their strategies
- What have they blogged about lately
We’ve just completed our first round of MAP testing for the year. The results of the three tests; reading, language use and maths, will be used to guide my practice and give me a better picture of areas for attention for each child in the class. There were 3 MAP tests. One was Language, Math and Reading. I felt excited and challenged because it was kind of hard. – Hjalte.
Guided Reading and RAZ Kids
This week, we began guided sessions. In Grade 3 we believe that guided reading is making meaning by differentiating, role modeling, targeting specific skills, improving comprehension, and supporting multilingualism. Students will receive attention based on their individual needs as a reader and will engage in fun and meaningful activities to build their expression and fluency. Plenty of time will be allocated to developing their comprehension skills to help develop as a strong reader.
Also, on Wednesday I introduced the whole class to RAZ-Kids. The students were so excited to see the books in their personalized “Level Up” room. They all have their login information but you also have the opportunity to receive activity and progress reports for your child and send him or her messages. A fantastic way to keep them motivated.
After your child logs in, click on the green parent button at the top right of the screen and enter your email address.
We revisited the poster we made about why it is important to read and how we can we become better at reading.
UOI Presentation Rubric
We spent some time creating a rubric together for their Sharing the Planet Unit presentations. It was hard work but helpful so the students know what is expected of them. The students have been given plenty of time to research their respective endangered animals and biomes. Now they have two weeks to organize it into a presentation. Students can access a copy of this rubric in their UOI Folder in their Google Drive.
We dedicate one period a week to build upon our blogging skills. Every Thursday, we learn about ways to blog about what we are learning during the week. Last week, we used the Explain Everything app to help justify why an image is, or is not symmetrical. This week, we made a list of things we can blog about:
What did your child blog about?