September 16th: Picture Day
September 20th: Salmon Hatchery Field Trip
September 25th: Curriculum Night
Mrs. Otley in the Commons 6:45-7:00
Our Classroom Wish List
If you would like to contribute to our classroom, we are in need of:
1. Unwanted, school appropriate, magazines we can cut up and use.
(Email is the best way to contact me.)
I will do my best to get back to you the same day, but I have a policy that I will get back to you within 48 work hours.
If you have an emergency, call the office and they will contact our classroom. 425-837-6300.
Music - Mr. Morrow - Mondays and Fridays
P.E. - Mrs. Jackson - Tuesdays and Thursday
Here is a link to Mrs. Jackson's Blog/Newsletter:
Library - Mrs. Guillen - Thursdays
All content and skills covered are based on the Common Core State Standards and the district's scope and sequence.
Social Studies: This year in social studies we will learn about geography, cultures, and notable Americans.
Math: This week we continue our work in Module 1: Properties of Multiplication and Division and Solving Problems with Units 2-5 and 10. We will focus on dividing when the unknown represents the number of groups,using an array to find the unknown in division, and skip counting objects in an array and showing the commutative property (2x3 is the same as 3x2)..
Reading: This week we continue to focus on building our reading stamina and expectations of read-to-self. Students will take a pre-assessment on Monday. I will continue F&P tests with students. Once all tests are completed, I will communicate reading levels with families.
Writing: This week in writing students will take the pre-assessment for personal narrative writing to show me what they know. Then we will spend the week immersing ourselves in good narrative writing to find the traits we will use in our own writing.
Science: We will continue our salmon unit this week by beginning our study of the salmon life cycle. We will focus on the egg and alevin stage by learning how to take notes and sketch the description, habitat, and threats to salmon at each stage. We will end the week by taking a walking field trip to the salmon hatchery!
Second Step Curriculum:
SSP3 FAMI LY73 = Third Grade
Brain Pop: http://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=brainpop&safe=active
Brain Pop Jr.: http://www.brainpopjr.com/
Tumble Books: http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
http://clever.com/in/issaquah - Clever
Use your child's Clever Login to access Zearn to practice math skills.
Issaquah School District Webpage:
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
9 :10am Students are let in
9:15am School Begins
9:10am Students are let in
Now that picture day has come and gone, please see the flier below in case you still want to order your child's portrait.
September 20th ~ Salmon Hatchery Field Trip
Coffee with Christy
Tuesday September 17 | 9:30 am
Join Principal, Christy Otley, to talk about all things Clark Elementary over a cup of coffee.
Volunteer On-line Clearance
In order to volunteer or join in a classroom event, chaperone a field trip, Dads at Recess, etc., you must fill out the volunteer application on-line. This application needs to be done every school year. Please go to: http://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/. Our parent volunteers are very important to us and we love to see you here!
A work in progress...
I am currently working on updating our page to share what is going on in our classroom and to provide helpful information as the year goes on. Keep checking in for more updates.
Each month your child will have a math and reading homework log/calendar where he/she will record the number of minutes read. The logs support the work we are doing in class and are due at the end of each month. Aim for your child to do about 30 minutes of homework per night. However, I do understand that some days are busier than others and may be tougher to complete work. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Clever is on place you can go to login to your child's Zearn (math) and Quaver (music) accounts. You will only need to remember your child's Clever username and login. Once you are in Clever you will automatically be logged into both Zearn and Quaver.
Look for your child to bring home his/her username and password Monday, September 18th, inside his/her homework folder. If you forget your child's username and password, you can access this information in Family Access.
Homework logs are due at the end of each month. The homework log is a place for you to initial to verify that your child has completed their reading and math homework.
My goal is to make homework meaningful and an extension of what we are learning in class.
Reading - Each night your child is to read at least 20 minutes to practice and enhance the skills we are working on in class. This can include independent reading and/or reading with an adult. Remember, when your child reads independently, reading good-fit books that are not too hard or too easy is very important to help your child grow in reading.