Newsletter November 15

Ms. Hahn’s Newsletter 

November 15, 2020

 

Zoom and Schedule

 

I have adjusted the schedule slightly for 2nd trimester. These changes reflect the breaks we were already taking, and I have added a few subjects. All students are expected to be with a teacher at 2:30. Hahn Schedule 2nd Trimester

 

Zoom Expectations

 

As we head into the second trimester, I want to review Zoom expectations. Students are expected to keep the camera on during zoom lessons. If there is a connection issue, please have your child send me a message in chat. The students should be visible during the lesson. We take breaks throughout the day, so there is no eating during lessons. Unless an adult tells them to leave Zoom, the children should stay until the end of class. If your child needs to leave a lesson early, please use the chat feature to let us know.

 

Spelling

We will be doing sort 20. There is a picture of this sort on Google Classroom. Please remind your child to study for the test on Friday. I do recommend that you have your child study the words beyond the daily lessons.

 

Reading

The students are now in reading groups. The groups are reading nonfiction passages and books. Last week the students worked on a printed copy of a reading passage. Next week most students will be reading books at https://my.guidedreaders.com/students/login/teacher/lhahn15

 

Writing

 

The student should have finished their narrative writing piece last week and put in the bag to return to school. The students have started planning an informational writing piece. The students choose their own topics and details. Next week, the students will be writing the first draft, making a table of contents, and adding details.

 

Math

 

The students are doing well with Unit 3 is about rounding, addition, and subtraction. We rounded numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. Students solved addition problems and next week we will do more subtraction problems. If your child does not know addition facts or subtraction facts quickly, please consider getting a set of flashcards or making flashcards to help them learn the facts.

 

Science and Social Studies

The students spent time learning about Illinois by studying glaciers, nonrenewable resources, renewable resources, and crops in Illinois. Next week the students will learn about the Early people of Illinois. We will study the foods they ate, the homes they lived in, and the tools they used. 

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

In third grade, parent-teacher conferences are student attended. When you sign up for a time please choose a time that you and your child are available. I will be doing conferences via Zoom. Many of you already signed up for conferences, but the link is below if you still need to sign up.

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4EABA92FA4F49-fall3 

 

3rd Grade Report Cards

In third grade, the grades are all developmental. It is very common for students at the beginning of third grade to have many skills/standards that are still developing. This year is especially true with skills missed in the spring and e-learning. Below is the grading scale you will see on the report card.

 

Upcoming Dates

 

  • Friday, November 20, 2020 Materials Pick-up
    • Food Drive for Avon Township
  • Natural Leader Assembly: Thursday, November 19th at 8:05 am
  • Materials Pick-Ups: Friday, November 20th and Friday, December 11th
  • Conferences: Monday, November 23,  2 – 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27, 2020 – Thanksgiving Break 

 

Important Links

 

Hahn Schedule 2nd Trimester

 

Zoom Links