Welcome to Mrs. Molloy's
Third Grade Class
Our Daily Schedule:
Our reading block will consist of a variety of things. We will have a main selection, a paired selection, phonics and grammar. We will also have novel studies during centers.
We will NOT have a traditional weekly spelling test. Instead, we will work on a specific phonics skill during the week and the class will then need to apply that skill during our weekly assessment. You can access some sample spelling words (that follow the pattern) on Spelling City. Spelling City is located under Links for Learning.
This week in reading, we are still back to normal. We will have vocabulary this week. Our skills this week are fact and opinion, words with -oo, suffixes and capitalizations. We will have our weekly assessment on Thursday this week.
There is a fun website where the students can read challenging sight words words at their own pace. Again the link is located under Links for Learning.
It is super important that students read NIGHTLY! I encourage them to test first thing in the morning instead of waiting for AR time in the afternoon.
I will conference with the students about their pacing/scores daily. I will advise them if they need to read more books, if they need to read lower levels due to some lower test scores, etc..
There is a web site located under Links for Learning where your child could practice AR.
If you have not already signed up for AR Homeconnect, please do so. It is a great way to get updates on your child's progress.
We will continue working on FSA practice skills. We will then start Step Up to 4th Grade.
SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES NEWS: In Science, we will be sharing our science fair projects this week. We will also continue our research project on Ecosystems.
In Social Studies, we will be continuing our research on an explorer.
Specials for week of April 15th:
Monday - PE
Tuesday - PE and Media
Wednesday- PE and SEL
Thursday - Music
Friday - No School
PLEASE have your child bring a water bottle to school as it is very hot outside during PE time.
Plus, I suggest a jacket or sweater to keep at school as the room sometimes gets cool.
Friday, April 19th - No School
Monday, April 22nd - No School
Tuesday, May 7th - FSA Math part 1
Wednesday, May 8th - FSA MAth part 2
Wednesday, May 15th - Legoland Field Trip
Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day - No School
Whisper the answer to this question in my ear for a treat - what is alliteration?