Welcome to Mrs. Ames' Third Grade Class
Thank you for your support at home with your child's academic and behavioral progress! Our students are making progress because you are involved.
Please continue to read with your child at home.
On student work, you may have noticed (or heard your child mention) "UNRAAVEL". This is Larry Bell's process used to prepare students for end-of-grade testing in Spring. Here are steps used to tackle a reading selection, improving student connection with reading:
Underline the title
Now predict the passage
Run through and number paragraphs
Are you reading the questions?
Are the important words circled?
Venture (read) through the passage
Eliminate obviously wrong choices
Let the questions be answered
We also use Math UNRAAVEL, a similar tool, when approaching multiple step math problems! Preparation now helps minimize test anxiety later in Spring...
CONGRATULATIONS to all third graders for meeting our Pizza Hut chapter book reading goal for first nine weeks! WELL DONE!!!
We will be working on transitioning from D'Nealian manuscript (print) to D'Nealian cursive in third grade. Please let Mrs. Ames know if your child needs supplemental help at home for any subject!