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
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