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Updates from Room 205!


Miscellaneous:

  • November 15, Early Release Friday, dismissal @ 12:15
  • November 18 & 20, Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 18-21, Book Fair (you are welcome to shop and purchase anytime this week) Our class will view the Book Fair on November 18 and we have scheduled a time to purchase on Wednesday, 11/20
  • November 26, Field Trip to the Grand Rapid Art Museum. Permission slips are due  TOMORROW, Monday, November 11. Field Trip Permission Slip
  • November 27- December 1, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 12, Holiday Music Program (details coming)
  • December 13, Early Release Friday, dismissal @ 12:1December 16-20, PTC                                      Holiday Store

Homework: Continue to read 100 minutes/week, and 5 minutes of MobyMax fact fluency Monday through Thursday.

Reading- We are in the middle of our second unit, Mysteries: Foundational Skills in Disguise. The kids are LOVING it! 🙂

Math-We will finish up Unit #2: Multiplication with 6, 7, and 8’s and Multiply with Multiples of 10. A test review went home last Thursday and the test will be Tuesday this week. We will begin Unit #3: Measurement, Time & Graphs this week.

Word Study: We are in our 6th week of studying words. I am excited to see the growth the kids have made in this first marking period.

Writing: We are at the beginning of our writing unit of Persuasive Writing. This week the kids will be expanding the planning of their piece of writing.

Social Studies: Geography of Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

Updates from Room 205

Miscellaneous:

Week of September 23: Spirit week

  • Monday-Pajama Day
  • Tuesday- Crazy Sock Day
  • Wednesday- Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday- Picture Day
  • Friday-Blue & Gold Day (Walk-A-Thon)

September 27- Walk-A-Thon: Change in time for third grade we will be walking from 9:45-10:30.  Click HERE for more details.

October 7- Culver’s night beginning at 5:00 pm

October 10- Jet’s Pizza Night

October 18- Early Release Friday, dismissal @ 12:15

October 29- Turkey Trot. Please read this post for registration and details concerning this year’s Turkey Trot. Deadline to Register is October 9, 2019.

Homework: 

    • 5 minutes of MobyMax-Monday through Thursday, & 5 minutes practicing fact cards (in your child’s take-home folder)
    • The first reading log is due tomorrow! Each week 3rd graders are expected to read 100 minutes. Expect a new reading log each Monday for students to keep track of their minutes read at home. They have the option of reading 20 for five days or reading for longer for fewer days. READING MORE is always encouraged, but not required. 🙂

Updates from Room 205

Wow! Your kids are AMAZING! They have embraced the school year and are learning new routines and expectations of 3rd grade! They are SOARING!

Be Safe, Own it, Act Responsibly, Be Respectful

Miscellaneous:

  • September 20- Early Release @ 12:15, Day 3 (Music)
  • Week of September 23: Spirit week
    • Monday-Pajama Day
    • Tuesday- Crazy Sock Day
    • Wednesday- Crazy Hair Day
    • Thursday- Picture Day
    • Friday-Blue & Gold Day (Walk-A-Thon)
  • September 27- Walk-A-Thon: 11:30 a.m.: 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders Walk. Click HERE for more details.

Homework: 

  • 5 minutes of MobyMax-Monday through Thursday, & 5 minutes practicing fact cards (in your child’s take-home folder)
  • Beginning NEXT week 3rd graders are expected to read 100 minutes EACH week. Each Monday a reading log will come home for your child to keep track of their minutes read at home. They have the option of reading 20 for five days or reading for longer for fewer days. READING MORE is always encouraged, but not required. 🙂

Word Study: We are establishing routines for grammar & spelling. This week we are working with the long “a” sound.

Writing: We have begun writing small moment stories

Reading: We launched our first reading unit: Building a Reading Life

Math: Unit #1- Multiplication & Division with 0-5, 9 & 10. (make sure your kids are practicing their flashcards as we introduce each fact. ONLY add a new fact for memorization AFTER they have mastered the previous. They should have the flashcards for 5’s in their Take Home folders. Please make sure these come back to school each day.)

Growth Mindset: We have learned about Growth Mindsets & Fixed Mindsets. With this, we learned that EVERYONE can learn and to do so we need to have a GROWTH mindset. We are also learning about our BRAIN and how each part of our brain has a special function.

 

 

Classroom Happenings!

Brrrrrr! Winter has officially arrived. Please make sure your child is dressed for the frigid temperatures. We do go outside unless the temperature is below zero. Below are reminders about homework and what we’ve been learning in the classroom. Keep warm and enjoy this sunshine!
Homework:
  • Reading-Continue to read 100 minutes each week. Now, only the time on the Book It calendar needs to be filled out and turned in at the end of the month.
  • Math: Five minutes of MobyMax is still expected to maintain fact fluency or to master fact fluency.
  • Study Island: I will assign a Study Island assignment each week. Your child will have Monday-Thursday to finish the 10 question assignment. Typically the assignments will be math, but occasionally they may revolve around ELA. Your child may access Study Island through their CLEVER account in the same way they get to MobyMax. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.  The first assignment, equations with multiplication and division,  is posted and due Friday morning.

Reading: We will begin our Book Clubs in a Series this week. Our focus is for readers see the story in their mind as they read keeping track of characters, problems or issues, events, and resolutions/solutions.

Writing: Your kids have been working hard creating a slide-show to publish their informational writing. They will be using these slideshows to present to the class their expertise on their topic. Our next piece of writing will be Realistic Fiction.

Math: We finished up our unit on measurement last week Wednesday & Thursday. Watch for those tests to come home later in the week. We will start our unit on Multidigit Addition and Subtraction.

Social Studies: A study guide went home last Friday for Wednesday, 1-23 test date. We will be beginning our third unit, Michigan History, this week. 🙂

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