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    Dear Fabulous 3rd Graders and Parents, 

    Happy May!  PARCC testing is completed. If your child was absent during PARCC, he/she will be making them up this and next week.  The next few weeks will be centered around many hands on learning games, centers,  experiments, and read alouds. During independent reading, we will be testing your child 1-1 on their final reading level in 3rd grade.  We will be having a SUMMER SUNDAE SENDOFF on Friday, June 14th 1:15-2:15. All are welcome. You will receive an invitation to our finale to 3rd grade with details. 


       Skills we are learning in May: 

    Math- Fractions 

    Writing-  Opinion Essays and comparing 2 texts and making comnections to poetry.

    Literacy-  We are reading BECAUSE of WINN DIXIE Finding Evidence & understanding why/how a character changes

    Science- Non Fiction Text/Earthquakes (end of May


                                    UPCOMING DATES:

    1 Every Thursday a different child will come with the "Joke Book Bag".  Ask your child about it. 


    MAY 24th  TALENT SHOW ACT (in our class) due today. 

    MAY 30   GAME DAY  12:30-2:30 at CAMP JOY 

    1 June 14th (Friday) 1:15-2:15 SUMMER SUNDAE SENDOFF   ALL ARE WELCOME! 

    June 18th (1/2 day)  CAMP JOY  ALL ARE WELCOME   TIME TBA  June 




      Reminder:  Your child should be going on XTRA MATH 3-4 times a week.  Every Sunday, I receive an email of who has been going on.  This is part of your child's homework. Your child will receive a SHOUT OUT if your child goes on at least 3 days a week for the WHOLE SESSION.  Partial sessions will not be awarded a SHOUTOUT.  Thank you so much for helping your child become a stronger mathematician!


    1 PLEASE NOTE: Lunchboxes are expected to be kept with your child at THEIR side or in front of them.  If your child is seen using his/her lunchbox for anything other than keeping lunch in, he/she will lose the privilege of bringing it to lunch with them.  They will be given a bag which can be thrown out, to be proactive.  I will contact you, so you know, should this be the case for your child. I appreciate your support in helping our students learn responsibility and making safe choices. 

       0 Class President- Caden Miller

                    Vice President -Holden Concord!

                    Speaker of the House- Olivia Dizon

                   Secretary of Education-  Erik Mawker

                  Secretary of State- Nicholas LaCugna

                 Secretary of Treasury- Chinemerem Onyegbosi









     0  Please read each night and log your reading on your calendar. A green circle shows when you started the book and a red circle shows when you completed the book.  Remember to write the title, too. THIS IS DAILY HOMEWORK. 



     MONDAY Computers     

    TUESDAY   Music with Ms. Burnett

    WEDNESDAY  Art with Ms. Murphy

    THURSDAY   World Language with Senora McDonald

    FRIDAY  Gym 

    LUNCH 12:20-12:50      

    0 **We will have a snack at around 10:45ish everyday. If you choose to bring a snack, please make sure it is healthy (fruit, cheese stick, crackers, pretzels, veggies, etc..)  Please do not bring cookies, chips, etc.. 

    0 Also, your child is welcome to keep a WATER  bottle with WATER on his/her desk.  Due to spills, please do not send in anything other than CLEAR WATER.  Thank you.



      Pearsonrealize.com   Directions:    Look at the handout that is in your child's planner      LOG IN :  LUNCH#   PASSWORD: Initials 03   Ex: Sue Miller  SM03    

    XTRA MATH LOGIN is in your child's planner (front page)  They must put my email address:  sralkalay@jacksonsd.org  


    Our classroom is a RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM.   Please go to  responsiveclasssroom.org  to learn more about this wonderful, research based, and effective philosophy!

    1  Please feel free to email me at  sralkalay@jacksonsd.org  with any questions or concerns.  All the best for a wonderful and successful year! 

    1 Mrs. Alkalay