Amy Robinson 3rd Grade

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    Hello!  My name is Amy Robinson. I teach third grade at Lowell School.  You can reach me at 406-728-2400 ext. 4420 or atarrobinson@mcpsmt.org  

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    The Trimester One Learning Intentions & Success Criteria can be accessed here: Learning Intentions & Success Criteria Document
     
     3/1 Class Announcements:
    • For the time being we will continue to have remote Mondays. Please make sure your child is doing the Remote Monday work.   
    • We our continuing Operation Level Up to encourage all Lowell Bobcats to move up to the next reading level. The IRLA skills cards provide reading tips to help families support their child at home. 
    • We are also continuing with the 100 Book Challenge. Please encourage your child to read every night. When they finish a book, please fill this out on the reading log, or simply drop me a note. We have tallies in the hallway to showcase their hard work.
     Specials Schedule:
    • We have are in the midst of P.E. lessons. We will switch to library next week.   

     

     

    Read It Again! Benefits of Reading to Young Children

    When you read with children, they are connecting the words you say to the pictures on the page and to the things in their world. All of those connections are brain connections!

    What Does Research Say?

    • Books provide a great opportunity for back-and-forth interactions with older children. This supports word learning and preliteracy skills
    • The quantity of words that children hear is important for language development, but so is the quality of language they hear. Quality of language can refer to word diversity and to the speech signal. 
    • It is important to use new and different words for children to expand their vocabulary. Books often include words that adults would not otherwise use, like names of plants or animals. 

    Try This!

    • Make reading several times a day part of your routine. Children thrive in predictable environments. Daily reading time creates the consistency and sense of stability that children need. Reading the same books over and over also allows children to predict elements of the story and learn through repitition. 
    • Reading is not the only way to use books to engage with children. Use the pictures in a book to tell your own story. Or encourage children to be the storyteller!
    • Enjoy story time! Reading is a great time to interact with children. As you read together, make funny sounds or sing songs that go along with the story. Adjust your interactions to match children's age, ability, and interests. This is how children learn best. 

    Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for February:

    Foundational Skills:

    • Our learning intention is I will read and use words with prefixes and suffixes
    • Our success criteria is I can read and use words with prefixes and suffixes. 

    Reading:

    • Our learning intention is I will determine the central message using key details from the text. 
    • Our success criteria is I can determine the central message using key details from the text. 

    Writing: 

    • Our learning intention is I will write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.   
    • Our success criteria is I can write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

    Math:

    • Our learning intention is I will fluently divide and multiply within 100.  
    • Our success criteria is I can fluently divide and multiply within 100.