Mrs. Knoper's Class Blog

19 pretty creative kiddos…making third grade an awesome adventure!

On the health front…

Below please see the guidelines for school and illness.  We have been pretty lucky in our classroom so far and I am hoping to stay that way!  Please do what is best for your child when making a decision about school or home for the day.  We always want every child at school when they are feeling up to be here.

Student Illness

It is important that we minimize the exposure to viruses or symptoms of illness. Students should not come to school if they are ill. Your child will be more comfortable and will recuperate faster if he/she can stay home when he/she is ill. Please do NOT send your child to school if your child displays symptoms of illness.

To minimize the amount of illness, all teachers have been encouraged to build in additional opportunities for hand washing, especially before lunch, after recess, and after activities where students are using their hands (Unified Arts classes).

Symptoms of illness are defined as follows:

*Fever of 100 degrees or more
*Earache
*Sore Throat
*Red, Runny eyes, Sneezing, or green and or runny discharge from the nose
*Persistent Cough
*Swelling and/or tenderness of glands
*Nausea, Vomiting
*Abdominal Cramps and/or Diahrrea
*Rash (any skin erruption, particularly if red, swollen and or draining)
 

If a student develops any of the above symptoms while at school, parents will be called to pick up the student from school.

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Week 8

We have a great week ahead!    I had been told that the tech issues have been worked out and I am crossing my fingers… but, I am hearing that other staff are still struggling with email! If ever you don’t receive an email reply from me with in 1 school day… please let me know.  I do make mistakes, however, I try to keep to one school day (24 hours ish) as my return time.

 

Here is our Week…

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: Powerless (finishing Monday) and then on to a new title that is related not only to our reading!
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night. Keep checking in on those reading logs.  We record books when we finish them rather then every night.
  • We have been working on powerful adjectives and verbs. Ask your kiddo about their synonym roll!
  • We are reading and responding to what we have read along with responding to what others have read.

Math:

  • All of our math groups are working on multiplication.  Check in your child’s assignment book for more information and for upcoming ASSESSMENTS.

Science/Social Studies

  • We have been working on more Michigan geographic features. Our specific work this last week has included the Great Lakes.
  • Matter and Energy are in full swing!  We are working through many fun experiments.

Spelling (Word Study):

  • Another Week!
  • We took a spelling test on Friday.  They will come home on Monday.
  • VOCABULARY tests and retake spelling tests on Friday!
  • Packets are also due on Friday!
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Spelling City

Today we tried out a new resource.  Spelling City is a different and fun way to practice spelling words and vocabulary.  Because we all have different learning style, this may be a fun way to practice.  This is not a required program!

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Week 7…Lucky #7!

We have a great week ahead!  Thanks for all of your patience last week.  I have been told that the tech issues have been worked out and I am crossing my fingers.  If ever you don’t receive an email reply from me with in 1 school day… please let me know.  I do make mistakes, however, I try to keep to one school day (24 hours ish) as my return time.

Our community really appreciated all of the patience and understanding you shared last week.  I am so fortunate to work and be part of such a caring community!

Here is our Week…

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: Powerless
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night. Keep checking in on those reading logs.  We record books when we finish them rather then every night.
  • We are continuing through our unit on Personal Narratives.
  • We are reading and responding to what we have read along with responding to what others have read.

Math:

  • All of our math groups are working on place value.  Check in your child’s assignment book for more information and for upcoming ASSESSMENTS.

Science/Social Studies

  • We have been working on more Michigan geographic features.
  • Matter and Energy are in full swing!  We are working through many fun experiments.

Spelling (Word Study):

  • Another Week!
  • We took a spelling test on Friday and they should have come home on Friday.  This was the retake.
  • VOCABULARY tests will come home on Monday!!
  • New packets were chosen Friday and will be due on October 10/24!

 

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Busy Week

This has become a crazy week.  I am so lucky to serve on a few committees in the district that help to make important decisions that directly impact your sweet kiddos.  I promise that I did not run away or join the circus this week.  While I try to avoid being out of my classroom as much as possible, this week didn’t work out quite perfect. Tuesday was our English Language Arts Curriculum Action Team meeting, today I was attending the funeral of Mr. Pardington in the morning and tomorrow I am at both a Social Studies meeting and the eye specialist for my own child.  Of course our week began with “debris” and multiple scratches on my own kid’s eye.  Thank goodness it is never dull around here… I would never know what to do with myself!  Excluding any other craziness, I will return Friday and don’t have plans to be out again soon!

This morning, I received an influx of emails.  I am working to return those as soon as possible.  If you do not receive a reply from me by tonight (possibly late) please send a note or call me.  I don’t want to miss anyone!

Thanks!

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