## Presentation on theme: "Welcome, 3 rd Grade Parents!. Homework  Newsletter  Reading/Writing/Spelling  Math  Upcoming events."— Presentation transcript:

STAAR – April 23 rd & 24 th  Sample Questions - Reading Vaqueros: The Original Cowboys  Which words in paragraph 4 help the reader understand the meaning of stray?  What is the best summary of the article?  Which sentence best supports the idea that horses were helpful in controlling cattle?  The table is included in the section “Getting the Job Done” to help the reader -

STAAR – April 23 rd & 24 th  Sample Questions - Math  Mr. Garza has three kinds of animals on his farm. He has 6 dogs. He has twice as many cows as dogs. He has 3 times as many sheep as cows. How many sheep does Mr. Garza have on his farm?  Luther waited 50 minutes in line to buy tickets to a play. While waiting, Luther played his video game for 12 minutes and read a book for 25 minutes. The rest of the time, Luther talked to his best friend Chuck. How much time did Luther spend talking to Chuck?

Steps teachers will take  Critical thinking lessons  Mini lessons  Sample questions – benchmarks  Formative and summative assessments  Reading and responding critically

Steps parents can take  READ, READ, READ!  Let kids choose books they love  Discuss books (reading handout)  Write about books on newsletter homework and other ways  Build reading stamina by reading for extended periods of time  Make reading fun – not a punishment or a chore

…Steps parents can take  Math websites  www.coolmath.com www.coolmath.com  www.mathsframe.co.uk www.mathsframe.co.uk  Teacher’s website  Flashcard practice  Addition facts to 20, subtraction from 20, multiplication to 9s  Practice counting money  Find math in daily life – Math’s Everywhere!