ANNOUNCEMENT AND ASSESSMENTS
Monday is the last day to bring in food for our food drive. On Monday, students may bring in any item listed for any grade. They do not need to bring in only the item listed for 3rd grade. Have a great day off tomorrow!
** WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS MASTERY OF MULTIPLICATION FACTS. PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD MEMORIZE THE FACTS USING REPETITION. THIS WILL ENSURE YOUR CHILD'S SUCCESS IN 3RD GRADE MATH AND ALL THE YEARS TO COME.
NEXT TEST 11.16.17
*** PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE CHECKING YOUR CHILD'S HOMEWORK FOR ACCURACY. Homework is graded on accuracy and not completion. Homework below a 70% will be sent home to make corrections. It is very important to me that we are working as a team to make sure that your child succeeds. Thank you in advance.
*** Re-Tests will be given for children who score below a 70%. They must take the re-test. The highest score your child can receive is a 70%. Please help your child by using their "Learning Log" to study.
The kids have been doing a fantastic job adjusting the transitions and 3rd grade. I am very proud of them!
This year, we are introducing students to learning logs. These are great tools that students can use to assess their own knowledge. It provides us with feedback on their learning while promoting independence and ownership. Learning logs will be reviewed each morning in class on the previous days topics to check for misconceptions. Ultimately, our goal in third grade is for logs to be used as study guides before a test. Tests count for 65% of your child's total grade in Math. As of last year, Franklin Towne adjusted the scales for grading formative (classwork, homework), and summative (tests) assessments. Please know that tests count for a large portion of your child's grade. It is very important to study for all tests.
Homework is graded on completion and accuracy. This is a perfect time for you to reinforce skills taught in school that day. Students must complete homework, and turn it in the next day. If a student does not turn in their homework, they will receive a demerit and lunch detention. Homework can be turned in the next day for half credit. Please check your child’s homework for silly mistakes or missed problems. Homework and classwork count for 35% of your child's total grade.