Week of September 18

Hello,

Happy homecoming weekend to everyone. Tuesday evening the district will be having their homecoming parade. All are welcome to join. On Friday September 29 we will be having apple day. We will have several stations setup to conduct math and science investigations on apples. I am looking for parent volunteers who would be willing to help out in the afternoon on that day. A letter will be coming home about it this week. For science students will be finishing up their unit on rounding. Next Tuesday they will have a test over the unit. For ELA we have begun our reading groups! Students will be reading books that are at their instructional level with me and their peers. We are also continuing our unit on folktales. Students have a new list of words that they should be practicing at home this week as well. Hopefully everyone brought home their Flat Stanley envelopes on Friday and were able to send them out this weekend. When students do mail out their Flat Stanley’s please have them bring their mailing sheet back to school signed by a parent saying that it has been mailed. In science we have released our ladybugs after they completed their final stage and students were excited to see that their meal worms have advanced to the pupal stage. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Mr. Aurand

Week of September 11

Hello Families,

This week we have several events going on at TES. Our school’s book fair is this week. On Monday third grade families are welcome to come in for breakfast and books from 7:30-8:20. Our class will be going to the book fair on Wednesday during their library time. On Friday night the school will be hosting movie night. Students and their families are welcome to come and watch the movie Trolls on the bus loop. I would like to remind families to make sure they are signing their child’s agenda planners, Friday folders and reading logs. Last week students took their first Math test and those will be coming home this Friday in their Friday folders along with progress reports for the halfway point of the first quarter of the school year. This week we will begin a new unit in math and students will be using their math books that they will write in. The unit will be on addition and rounding. Students will have math homework each night this week. For science we will continue with our life cycle unit and monitor our meal worms and ladybugs. For social studies we begin our flat Stanley project. Information will come home this week about it. In ELA we continue our folktale unit and students will begin being placed into their reading groups. Also for ELA students will be placed into word study groups and will be given a list of words to study for a word study quiz on Friday. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Mr. Aurand

Week of September 5

Hello,

I hope everyone had a relaxing labor day weekend. This week students who are running for student council will be giving their speeches on Thursday. If a child is running for student council then they have to bring their speech in on Wednesday for me to proofread. Students will be participating in bus evacuation drills before school on Thursday morning. In math we will be having our unit one test on place value this Friday. For Social Studies students will be taking their address quiz on Wednesday. Make sure students are taking time each night to study for them. In science students will be continuing to learn about the life cycle. Students will be observing ladybugs and meal worms as they go through the cycle. Finally for ELA students will continue to be learning about folktales. For our word study half the class will be focusing on long and short a words and the other half will be learning how to add ing to the end of a word. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Mr.  Aurand

Week of August 28

Hello,

I was excited to have our first full week of school this past week. It has been great getting to know all the students. As a reminder students should be reading twenty minutes each night and that their Friday folders should come back each Monday signed. On Tuesday of this week students will have a bus evacuation drill before the start of the school day. In math this week we will continue to be working on topic one which focuses on place value. Students will begin preparing for their first math test next week over the topic. In ELA students are working in many different areas. For word study all students are working on silent e words. Our reading focus will be on folktales. We will continue to practice reading and writing in all content areas. In social studies students are learning how to write their home address and about their community. Students will be quizzed over their ability to write their full address next week. Last week we received a shipment of ladybugs at our school. We will be studying the life cycle of these ladybugs along with other species during science. Remember there will be no school this Friday or next Monday. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at anytime. I look forward to another exciting week at TES!

Sincerely,

Mr. Aurand

Week of August 21

Hello Families,

I am excited to begin the first full week of our school year. It was great getting to know the students this past week and seeing so many of you at meet the teacher. This week we have a busy schedule. On Monday I will be showing students live streams of the eclipse that is happening throughout America. On Tuesday we will be having open house starting at 7:00 pm. Students will also have bus evacuation drills before school on Tuesday. On Wednesday we will be having a hand washing demonstration in the third grade pod. In language arts I am getting to know students as readers and writers and will continue to work with students to see where we are in there learning process. Students are expected to read twenty minutes a night and have their reading logs signed each time that they do. For math we will begin our unit on place value. Students should expect math homework each night this week. In science we will begin our unit on life cycles. Finally in social studies we will start our unit on communities. I would like to remind families that students are welcome to bring in a fruit or vegetable as their snack each day. I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday night. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Mr. Aurand