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Monica Hill

We have found a full-time assistant! I am very excited to welcome Monica Hill to 3A! Here is a note from her:

Hello.  My name is Monica Hill and I am thrilled to be the new Teacher’s Assistant for 3A at Archway Arete, starting January 16th.  I  am coming to 3A from helping in 5B as a substitute T.A. since December.  I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and received a B.A. in Communication from U.T. El Paso.  After working ten years as a paralegal, I obtained teacher certification through the alternative certification program from the graduate college of U.T. El Paso.   I have been fortunate to have taught in Texas and Oklahoma in both public and private institutions,  Most recently, I was the English Language Learner teacher in Bixby Oklahoma  supporting over 60 students across K-3rd grades.  My husband Jefferey and I are very happy, after relocating five times in the past 13 years, to return to Arizona where he and I met 18 years ago.  We are the proud parents of two Arete Prep stu…

1/14-1/18

Upcoming Testing
Please be aware that MAP benchmark testing is coming up for third grade on Jan. 15th. Students should just come to school having had a good night's sleep and a nutritious breakfast to fuel their work! Please make every effort for your child to be on time and in attendance on that day so that they do not lose instructional time doing make-up testing!
Homework Thank you for taking the time to complete the latest homework survey.  We looked carefully at the numeric data and anonymous comments and had good conversations as a team.  Every child is unique and homework experiences vary widely, but there are occasional patterns in these surveys that help us to adjust our homework assignments.  With this in mind, we are going to make a few adjustments in the third quarter that will hopefully make the homework experience more joyful without sacrificing good learning.  We will continue to discuss as a team and will send another survey near the end of third quarter. Beginning J…

1/7-1/11

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful and restful break!  Upcoming Testing Please be aware that MAP benchmark testing is coming up for third grade on Jan. 15th. Students should just come to school having had a good night's sleep and a nutritious breakfast to fuel their work! Please make every effort for your child to be on time and in attendance on that day so that they do not lose instructional time doing make-up testing!
Language Arts We will begin The Trumpet of the Swan this week! Please send it in asap. Spelling will be normal, with a test on Friday. Writing and grammar will focus on informational writing. Writing will actually be a big focus this quarter as we learn to formalize our skills. Students will receive their stanza to memorize from The Adventures of Isabel. The recitations will be on Jan. 23rd.
Math We will start off this quarter learning quickly about probability. There will be a small quiz to check for understanding on Wednesday after math groups. Then we will …

12/17-12/19

As a reminder, Tuesday and Wednesday will be half days. Please send a big snack since there will be no lunch!
Language Arts Please be prepared to recite our poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Tuesday. There will be no spelling.
Math This week we will be learning the basics of data analysis. There will be no math groups.
Science There will be no new science content this week.
History There will be a test Monday. A study guide came home over the weekend.

12/10-12/15

Our Archway Arete library has officially launched, and we are looking for volunteers to help students check out books.Sign up here to serve! Our class will visit the library on January 11th and February 15th.
Language Arts Spelling will be normal this week with a test on Friday. In writing, we will continue to craft our Realistic Fiction stories and move into the publishing stage. We are continuing The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and will likely finish Friday.
Math We are reviewing lots this week! First on Monday there will be a money quiz. Then,  there will be a unit test on Thursday covering units 1-4, & 9. Afterwards, we will be learning the order of operations and the basics of data analysis. If you are able to help with math groups this week, please RSVP here:   https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/508084ba4a92da6fa7-math

Science This week, students will test their reflexes by taking part in a reflex lab! We will also be learning how to keep our brains and our Nervous Syste…

12/3-12/7

Don't forget this Monday is the Field Trip. Please send your child in with a sack lunch and a disposable water bottle both labeled with their name.
Language Arts Spelling will be normal this week with a test on Friday. In writing, we will continue to craft our Realistic Fiction stories. We are continuing The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe this week so please send the book in if you haven’t already.
Math We are learning about subtracting money this week! There will be a short quiz on Wednesday this week to check in on understanding. If you are able to help with math groups this week, please RSVP here:   https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/508084ba4a92da6fa7-math

Science This week we will continue learning about the Nervous System! Students will understand how signals are sent throughout the nervous system. They will also be learning about the three main parts of the brain.
History This week we will be doing a reader’s theater on the lives’ of Roman citizens. We will also be learnin…

11/26-11/30

Language Arts Spelling will be normal this week with a test on Friday. In writing we will begin to understand the elements of fiction writing, and begin to create our own fictional narrative. We are continuing The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe this week so please send the book in if you haven’t already.
Math We are learning about money this week! There will be a short quiz on Tuesday and Friday this week to check in on understanding. If you are able to help with math groups this week, please RSVP here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ba4a92da6fa7-math
Science This week we will be learning all about the Nervous System!
History This week we will about some of the buildings, bridges, and aqueducts of ancient Rome. Toward the end of the week, we will learn about gladiators and chariot races!