Halloween Writing Halloween is coming and so are the wonderful sights, sounds, smells and tastes. In class we have been working on using adjectives and adverbs in our writing. Your child recently did an in-class writing assessment on Halloween. Please read it with them and help them edit and rewrite it focusing on using adjectives and adverbs. Of course, also check punctuation, capitalization and adding details to help the reader better understand and engage with their writing.

 Library time is every Tuesday. Please have your child bring their books back on Tuesday, if they wish to check out new books.

 Digital Storytelling: Students are continuing to utilize the digital cameras to create stories about the school and gardens. I also encourage them to write about their lives outside of school and to bring in pictures or artifacts to use in class. We’re always looking for those writing opportunities that happen every day.

 Homework: We are focusing on algebraic expressions and missing number problems. We are writing stories to match the equations and writing equations that math stories. We are also continuing with multi-step math problems involving both addition and subtraction. We use grocery shopping as an example a lot in class. Defining what a total and running total is has become essential in solving story problems involving money. Discuss these concepts while shopping.

Book Reports: We have been reading the book reports in class as they come in. The students have been using a pre-writing organizer using the same story elements that were used in their book reports. These organizers now help them plan when they go to create their digital stories.

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Randy Cueto is a third grade teacher at Cordata Elementary.
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