Math- We are reviewing equivalent fractions and fractions on a number line. We will not have math homework unless your child has a specific skill they need to work on.
Social Studies- We are studying Cesar Chavez this week. We have recently covered Thurgood Marshall and Lyndon B. Johnson. We are also reviewing the branches of government and learning about separation of powers. Students will have a test next Tuesday on the three people and will complete a table in Microsoft word for a technology project to demonstrate their knowledge of the branches of government. Look for study resources to come home in agendas Monday or Tuesday.
Reading- Open Mic will take place in reading class on Thursday. Students should be ready to present their poem or short story. Students will be graded on fluency and expression. We are enjoying book clubs this week. Everyone has chosen a book and is in a group with 3-4 other students. They will be reading, reviewing skills, and sharing together.
Spelling- Only student that have not completed their Spelling City checklist have spelling homework.
Gator Gala- Thursday 6:30pm
Field Day- FRIDAY! Wear clothes that can get dirty and wet. Coach is still looking for volunteers. (There is rain in the forecast at this point. If we get rained out, it will be rescheduled)
We are having an Open Mic on Monday, May 11th in the classroom. Each student will present a short poem, story, or passage in front of the class. Students may also present their poem at the 3rd grade Open Mic Night at Gator Gala that evening. Students who want to present in the evening will need to be in the Media Center to line up at 6:20. Presentations will start at 6:30pm.
Students may choose any poem or short passage (100-200 words) to share. I will have options in class from which students may choose or they may bring a selection from home. All selections need to be made by Friday May 5th. Poems/passages about leadership would connect well with Gator Gala (suggestion only).
Poems and passages may be read and do not have to be memorized. They should however be well rehearsed.
Students may dress to portray a character from their reading or in dress clothes to make the day special. Students may also bring visuals or props that go with their readings.
Students will be graded on fluency, expression, and vocal projection in accordance with our 4th quarter 3rd grade standards.
The Georgia Milestone's Test starts on Wednesday! Please be sure your student gets plenty of rest this week and eats a healthy breakfast each morning. Because of Milestone's we are not assigning reading or spelling homework and all classwork other than Social Studies is review.
Math: This quarter students will receive a grade for how well they have memorized their multiplication tables. They will be asked to solve 100 problems in 10 mins. Completing 85 problems or more in the 10 mins will be considered a 3. Students who have not reached that goal yet have two practice tests in their agendas. They should be completed by Friday. (This is the only homework this week).
We will be playing games and doing reviews this week with all of our math standards to prepare for next Monday and Tuesday.
Writing: The students are writing story endings today and tomorrow to practice for the narrative. I am pulling each student to look over their most recent opinion writing. We are comparing it to the Milestone's rubric and deciding together one or two areas they will concentrate on to improve their writing for Wednesday.
Reading: We are reviewing finding and writing the main idea of a text with supporting details. We will also be playing jeopardy type games to review grammar skills.
Social Studies: We are learning the 6 major rivers in the US.
We are learning to locate the Hudson, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, Rio Grande, and Colorado. The students enjoyed the map skills, photos, and song today.
To the tune of Frere Jacques:
Hudson River, Hudson River
Mighty Mississippi, Mi-i-i-i-souri
Rio Grande, Colorado
Wednesday: ELA Reading/Writing (informational or opinion)
Thursday: ELA Reading/Grammar (narrative)
Friday: ELA Reading/Grammar
Gator Gallop March 25th. We are still looking or sign-up to run!
Math- Perimeter and Area. There are great games and activities on Mrs. Kloos's blog. The hardest part is knowing and remembering when to use square units and paying attention to whether a word problem is asking for perimeter or area.
Reading- Context Clues and Figurative Language. These are review skills. As a family think of as many idioms as you can ie. It is raining cats and dogs. Discuss there meaning. Listen for figurative language (idioms, similies, metaphors, hyberbole, or onemonepea) while watching TV.
Writing- We are practicing for Milestones (and life) by reading two articles and combining what we learned into an informational writing piece that answers a question provided to us.
Social Studies- Eleanor Roosevelt. Students will have a test on Monday March 20th covering Mary Mcleod Bethune, FDR, and Eleanor Roosevelt. A study sheet and weekly readers went home today as resources.
Field Trip- We will visit the Georgia State Capital on May 2nd. Permission slips went home today. Please send the permission slip and payment back by March 29th.
Milestones Link- If you would like to see examples of milestones questions or would like to have your child practice at home, visit the Milestones Practice/Study Guide Link to the right. We will also work through some of the practice items at school.
We are Celebrating Dr. Seuss this week!
Monday: Fox in Socks Day- Wear Silly Socks
Tuesday: Cat in the Hat Day- Wear your favorite or silliest hat
Wednesday: D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read)- Wear PJ's and bring a blanket and flashlight- don't forget your favorite book
Thursday: Daisy Head Mayzie Day- Crazy Hair
Friday: Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
Math: We will be working on measuring and line plots. Practice measuring household objects to the 1/2 and 1/4 inch.
Writing: Dialogue- We will be practice writing dialogue with correct commas and quotation marks.
more practice- https://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-3/punctuating-dialogue
We are also practicing narrative writing and continuing a story for milestones.
Reading: Cause and Effect
Social Studies: We will be studying Mary Mcleod Bethune.
Video resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80K_bkKLQaE
Happy Valentine's Week!
This will be my last blog update since Mrs. Warren will be returning on Wednesday. I have had a wonderful time teaching your children and will miss them very much.
Math- We will keep reviewing measuring with a ruler and we will learn about line plots.
Reading- In reading we are going to review what we have previously learned about character traits and describing characters.
Writing- Students are working hard to finish up their habitat writings which they will present at the end of this week.
Science- This week we are wrapping up our habitat unit! Students will learn about pollution and the effects it has on different habitats this week. They will have a test over habitats and pollution on Friday.
-Tomorrow we will be exchanging Valentine's in class. ALP students will be sent back to class to participate in this activity. Please make sure your child has a Valentine for every student if they chose to participate. We have 22 students in our class.
-Tomorrow we will also be celebrating the student's incredible success with their multiplication timed test by having an ice cream party! This is so well deserved by each of the students!
- Publix Math Night is this Thursday Night!
- Permission forms went home today for students who would like to audition for a speaking part in the third grade musical.
Math- We are finishing 6's, 7's, & 8's time tables. There will be a test on Wednesday. After that we'll get started on our measurement unit!
Writing- This week we are going to star writing about a habitat through the viewpoint of an animal that lives there.
Reading- We will be combining reading with our health lesson and learning about the circulatory and respiratory systems.
Science- We are continuing to learn about Georgia's habitats.
-We are having Spring Picture day tomorrow! Every student will have their photo taken for the class picture. If you want your child's individual picture taken please send in the payment form!
-Next week we will be exchanging Valentine's cards on February 14th. This is not required, however we request that students who participate bring a card for every student. I also ask that students have the "to" and "from" filled in before coming to school that day. Students should also bring in a decorated shoe box to hold their Valentine's.
-On February 14th we are also having our Multiplication Ice Cream Party! ALP students will be coming back to join us for both the ice cream and the Valentine's cards!
-Rotisserie Shop Spirit Night is this Thursday (2/9)
-Mrs. Warren will be returning next week! I know how much the students miss her so February 15th should be a very exciting day!
-Publix Math Night is also next week on Thursday, February 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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Math- We are going to work on mastering multiplying and dividing 6's, 7's, 8's, and 9's over the next couple weeks. I've listed two websites with great games for practice!
In addition, we are learning some awesome multiplication songs in class that can all be found on Mr. DeMaio's YouTube channel!
Reading- In reading we will finish up comparing and contrasting texts. Students have done such great work with this so far and are really loving the Patrica Polacco books.
Writing- We will learn about adverbs and how to use them in a sentence along with starting our informative writing. Students will be challenged to use all five senses in their writings.
Science- Time for a shift from social studies! We are learning about Georgia's habitats. This is something that the students have been doing in science lab the past few weeks and can now bring that knowledge back to the classroom.
Please make sure you are signing your student's reading log at the end of each week! Also remind them that they are supposed to do one spelling activity each night.
Georgia Parent Survey
Please note that the school climate surveys for the 2016-2017 school year are officially open, and will remain open through Friday, March 3, 2017. It is critical for all schools to get parents to participate in the surveys.
The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.
Due to excessive issues with Pokemon cards during the school day, I have told the students that they are not allowed to bring Pokemon cards to school for the rest of the week. Next week we can give it another try and see how it goes.
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I have taught for 6 years and joined the Addison family in January of last year. I was so excited to return to the school I attended for 4th and 5th grade.
Wednesday- Math Lab
Practice 4's to the tune of Frere Jacques
Practice 6's to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus