“The Flock” Vista Charter Academy Grand Rapids, MI Octo ber 10 , 2 01 4 Volu me 2, Iss ue 2 Ms. Cohan’s Classroom Newsletter Reading: Writing: Personal narratives! Next week, your scholar will finish their personal narratives using descriptive details. By the end of the week, Scholars will have written a 3 paragraph story telling us about a time when they had to work hard to earn something they wanted! Social Studies/ Science: Amphibians, Mammals, Insects...Oh MY! Next week, we will dig deeper into our animal classifications unit. Scholars will be learning all about classifying certain animals In reading next week, your scholar will be focusing their studies around the Unit 1 Test! Each day, your Scholar will be taking part of the test (comprehension, phonics, and writing). We will also be working to dig deeper into some more phonics and grammar practice as well! Book It: Remember, Scholars can earn a FREE pizza from Pizza Hut by reading at least 20 min. each night! When all pumpkins are Math: colored in, I will hand them their coupon! Next week in math, scholars will be learning how to multiply and divide by 6s. We will also be learning how to use length and width to find the area of different shapes! Finally, we will be reviewing all content learned thus far and taking our Unit 1 Test! Scholars have started to take weekly timed tests on multiplications 1-11. To help your Scholar reach their ice cream party goal, please practice quick facts with them. Dollar Tree This Week’s has a ton of these flash cards for Featured $1!! Website: Mscohans3rdgrade [email protected] Ms. Cohan’s Classroom Newsletter Page 2 After School Tutoring Every other Friday, I will be holding After School Tutoring for any/ every Scholar to attend. This is NOT mandatory; however, if you feel that your child could use a little more one on one time learning/ review content, this is the perfect opportunity! Sessions will be held from 4:00pm-5:00pm. You would need to pick your child up from school no later than 5:00pm! IF you are interested, please contact me at: [email protected] Important Dates: Friday Tutor Dates: 8/24 9/7 9/21 ** Scholars are participating in Book It again! For every 20 min. read, your child may color in 1 pumpkin on his/her sheet. Once they reach 20 pumpkins, they will receive a coupon for free pizza at Pizza Hut! They received these on Thursday! :) I-Ready: www.Login.i-ready.com Your Scholar can access IReady at home! Their username and passwords are written in their agendas! Reminders to Parents 1. Please make sure you’re signing your Scholar’s reading log each night! They should be ready a minimum of 15min. a night! For every 15 min., your Scholars should be recording 1 step on their log! Your children know it is their responsibility to complete the reading. Please help to encourage this as reading each night boosts literacy scores and everyday language! Thank You Students! Special thanks are due the following students: Kelvin- for working so hard this week! I can really tell that you have been following our social contract by putting 100% effort in! Patrick- for moving his colors up this week! Yay! Jacquelin- for working hard during math rotations! You are a great role model for others in class!