March 21 & April 21 will be snow make up days. Students will attend school on those days. March 21 will be a day 4 & April 21 will be a day 5 on their specials schedules.
In honor of Read Across America, Mrs. McCann’s third graders invited Mrs. Tande’s second graders to come together and read Dr. Seuss books .The third graders made book marks, hats, and certificates for their special second grade reading partners. Everyone enjoyed this special reading time! It was a great way to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss!
Each year our school sets goals to improve our instruction here at Third Street Elementary. One very important piece of that is parent/guardian input. Below is a link to a survey for parents and guardians to take and share your thoughts. This information is extremely valuable for us to make deliberate goals for improvement in our school.
Of course this is just one opportunity to communicate with us. Our hope is that you always feel there is an open invitation to speak with us about your questions or concerns or simply to connect and get to know one another.
Thank you in advance for your time in taking this survey and sharing with us how we can make our great school even better.
Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tsparentsurvey2014
Third Street Elementary
This is the second installment of what Literacy Collaborative looks like in the School District of Black River Falls. Reader’s Workshop is one of the three blocks in the Literacy Collaborative framework.
The goal of this block for primary students (K-2nd) is for students to gain knowledge of the reading process through guided reading where students in small groups read texts selected to meet their specific needs and through independent reading where they read a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts. Students engage in conversation about literature and activities that support comprehension of texts. Other students at this time, when not receiving direct instruction, are actively engaged in independent reading, writing, and word study centers.
The goal of this block for intermediate students (3rd-5th) is for students to read for extended periods a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts at their instructional levels. They construct meaning through personal and textual connections demonstrated in weekly reading journal letters between students and teachers, regular meetings in guided reading groups, and literature study groups. Students internalize effective comprehension strategies that they apply to fiction and nonfiction texts.
Mr. Cook working with students in guided reading.
2014-15 Teacher Request Form
Here is the form you will need to request a homeroom teacher for the upcoming school year. You will be asked to select three teachers in completing the form. Wednesday, April 4, 2014 at 3:oo PM is the deadline for the form to be turned in to your child’s school.
What is Literacy Collaborative?
Literacy Collaborative is a school structure designed to support teacher instruction to improve reading, writing, and language skills of students from 4K through eighth grade.
How Does Literacy Collaborative Work?
At its heart Literacy Collaborative is a professional development framework for teachers to increase literacy learning. The model helps schools and teachers develop exemplary literacy programs by:
- Implementing proven teaching methods that are student-centered, language-based, and process oriented.
- Establishing in-district and school-based literacy leadership teams and literacy coaches who monitor the framework’s implementation and train classroom teachers in literacy.
- Providing in-depth professional development on-site for every member of a school’s literacy team.
- Assessing student and teacher progress and delivering on-going professional development.
- Providing consistent language and instructional methods 4K-grade 8 that are designed to meet the needs of individual students.
Watch for more exciting literacy information to come!
Third Street students enjoy the snow this week as several inches accumulated on the playground. It’s hard to believe it was just one week ago students were shut in by the sub zero temperatures.