Home-Based Learning Week 3


Special Request: Have your kiddo email us with their two favorite colors and one thing they liked best about this year!


  1. RELAX and do what works best for your family.  We are here to help.

  2. Try to stick to a scheduled learning time. ROUTINE helps keep us from being overwhelmed.

  3. Create a SCHOOL SPACE away from distractions to keep the focus.



Check out these links!

                        

WYES Weekly Announcements Video                          WYES Virtual Art Show 2020


                   

What are you up to?  

Check out some of the pictures that have been sent to us from your classmates here:  

What have my classmates been up to? 

If you have a picture and a write-up to add, email one of us and we’ll get it on this page so your classmates can view it.

(This is not  a public page but be aware anyone with the link above can access it so please keep that in mind.)


If at ANY time you have questions or concerns about assignments or instructions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! 


Mrs. Allamon’s office hours and contact information:


Hours: 8am-1pm and 3pm-5pm weekdays


Email (anytime): aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Phone: 585-727-9976

Mail: 11012 Stegara Rd. Barboursville, VA 22923


Math and Social Studies Calendar

Mrs. Bader’s office hours and contact information:


Hours 7:00am-12:00am  7:00-8:00pm weekdays


Email (anytime): rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Phone: (540)923-4041

Mail: 1434 Quaker Run Rd. Banco, Va 22711


Reader’s Choice Calendar

Phonics Stories Homebound Pack

Read and Respond: Continued as last week.

Write: Continued as last week.

Power Test Friday: For those who have Power Test assigned on their calendar for this Friday, here is a copy of  Cold Read #9 and here is last week’s Cold Read #8 Answer Key

Internet Based Learners: I have opened the PowerTest session so you can take it at any time this week. Here is how you get to the power test site: Click on the 6th link down (PowerSchool Assessment & Analytics) on the student page of the website. It will prompt you to put in your lunch number. The download password is read and the submit password is pass.  It will provide a grade and a chance to review your test to see what kinds of errors you made.  

This week in Math: This week we are reviewing previously taught SOLs. The math teachers have chosen skills that are frequently forgotten over the summer or have been a struggle for many throughout the year. Please choose one activity a day (you can choose more if you want)


Looking for a challenge? I will be posting higher level math activities in my advanced math google classroom. If you were in Advanced Math Club, you are already a part of the class. If you would like to join and try it out, the class code is xoqmvkm


This week in Social Studies: Economics is the study of the exchange of goods and services. This week you will be watching videos or imagining yourself in different economic situations. 


Home-Based Learning Week 2


Special Request: Have your kiddo email us with their two favorite colors and one thing they liked best about this year!


  1. RELAX and do what works best for your family.  We are here to help.

  2. Try to stick to a scheduled learning time. ROUTINE helps keep us from being overwhelmed.

  3. Create a SCHOOL SPACE away from distractions to keep the focus.


Are you having trouble staying motivated or feeling a little down in the dumps?  

💗Schedule a chat with your teachers.💗

We’ve been enjoying talking to many of you on the phone and through Google Classroom. 

We know this is a different time for all of us and that can cause stress.

🥰We want to help.🥰


If at ANY time you have questions or concerns about assignments or instructions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! 


Mrs. Allamon’s office hours and contact information:


Hours: 8am-1pm and 3pm-5pm weekdays


Email (anytime): aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Phone: 585-727-9976

Mail: 11012 Stegara Rd. Barboursville, VA 22923


Math and Social Studies Calendar

Mrs. Bader’s office hours and contact information:


Hours 7:00am-12:00am  7:00-8:00pm weekdays


Email (anytime): rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Phone: (540)923-4041

Mail: 1434 Quaker Run Rd. Banco, Va 22711


Reader’s Choice Calendar

Phonics Stories Homebound Pack

Read and Respond: Continued as last week.

Write: Continued as last week.

Power Test Friday: For those who have Power Test assigned on their calendar for this Friday, here is a copy of  COLD READ #8 and here is last week’s  COLD READ #7 ANSWER KEY

Internet Based Learners: I have opened the PowerTest session so you can take it at any time this week. Here is how you get to the power test site: Click on the 6th link down (PowerSchool Assessment & Analytics) on the student page of the website. It will prompt you to put in your lunch number. The download password is read and the submit password is pass.  It will provide a grade and a chance to review your test to see what kinds of errors you made.  

This week in Math: More 2 by 1 practice followed by evaluating equations. Evaluating equations is all about balance. You have to decide whether the two sides of the equations are the same. Sometimes you will have to find what is missing to make both sides equal.


Looking for a challenge? I will be posting higher level math activities in my advanced math google classroom. If you were in Advanced Math Club, you are already a part of the class. If you would like to join and try it out, the class code is xoqmvkm


This week in Social Studies: We are a community and world of diverse people with different likes, skills, and backgrounds. This week you will be exploring diversity through one of two projects. You may choose to interview someone you know and learn about how their life is the same and different from yours or you may choose to learn about another country and some of its characteristics.

Looking for more? Here are some extension ideas that can be used during this week or throughout the 4 weeks of instruction! NONE of these are required!


STEM projects (make sure to clean up afterwards!)-

-using objects at home try building the tallest tower possible, experiment with the size and shape of the base, Is your design sturdy? How can you make it stronger?

-build a bridge that can support weight. How can you make it stronger?

-construct a blanket fort that will not fall

-what is the longest chain you can make from a single sheet of paper?

-make a column out of paper and see how many books it can support, try different shapes and widths!

-paper airplane race, try folding an airplane in different ways to see which will travel the farthest

-tape paper, straws or toothpicks to a paper plate to create a maze for a marble

-using aluminum foil try to engineer a boat that will continue to float with coins inside. How many coins will it hold before it sinks?


Science-

-take a nature walk (remaining socially distant) or look in your backyard for examples of producers, consumers, and decomposer

-build a “fairy house” out of nature items

-make a birdfeeder and observe how many types of birds visit it

-look for and draw and example of a food chain you see

-create a walking rainbow: fill 4 or 5 cups or jars with water, add a few drops of food color to each, rollup a paper towel and bend it between two jars, repeat until the jars are connected like a chain, observe what happens over the next few minutes/hours/days

-make a water cycle in a bag: fill a ziplock baggie with an inch or two of water and tape in a sunny window, observe the bag each day

-cook a recipe together as a family!



Reading-

-design a new cover for a book

-write a book review recommending (or not) to a friend

-pretend to interview a character from a book

-write a poem about things you see outside

-create a trivia game about your favorite book


Social Studies-

-make a family tree

-make a timeline of important moments in your life

-research a different ancient civilization we didn’t talk about in class (atzec, mayan, mesopotamia, india, incan)

Home-Based Learning Week 1


Instruction starts Monday! (April 13th) Here’s what you need to know:


Paper-based Instruction-

  • You should have received a packet in the mail. If you do not receive it by Wednesday, please let us know.

  • In the packet is a calendar schedule for each of three subjects: reading, math, and social studies; as well as a pack of worksheets, instructions, and class notes.

  • Every day has an activity, but not every day has a worksheet. Some activities require plain lined paper or whatever paper you have available.

  • At the end of the 4 weeks work does NOT have to be mailed back in. We will call that week to verify that it was completed.


Internet-based Instruction-

  • Work calendars were mailed with third quarter report cards. There should be a schedule for reading, math, and social studies. A copy of the schedule is also attached below and can be found on the school website.

  • Activities for the first week of instruction have been uploaded to Google Classroom. We will check progress on these activities throughout the week and make comments as needed.

  • Some activities are to be completed on paper at home. You do not need to upload these, they are to set up the learning assignments that are on the computer.

If at ANY time you have questions or concerns about assignments or instructions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! 

Mrs. Allamon’s office hours and contact information:


Hours: 8am-1pm and 3pm-5pm weekdays


Email (anytime): aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Phone: 585-727-9976

Mail: 11012 Stegara Rd. Barboursville, VA 22923


Math and Social Studies Calendar

Mrs. Bader’s office hours and contact information:


Hours 7:00am-12:00am  7:00-8:00pm weekdays


Email (anytime): rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Phone: (540)923-4041

Mail: 1434 Quaker Run Rd. Banco, Va 22711


Reader’s Choice Calendar

Phonics Stories Homebound Pack

Home-based Learning tips:


  1. Relax! We know that this is going to look a little different for everyone. Do what works best for you and your family! We are here to help if you need it. At the end of the day, as long as the kiddos are reading and learning, we are happy!💗


  1. Try to stick to a scheduled learning time each day. Having a routine can help the work feel less overwhelming.


  1. Create a designated “school” space. Find a place that is away from distractions and make sure materials are available.


Read and Respond: Read for 20 minutes or more each day and respond with 3-5 sentences using reflection questions mailed to you and in the calendar attached above. (If you were sent the Phonics Stories Homebound pack, this includes specific questions to answer.) 

Write: 15 minutes each day. Suggestions and prompts were mailed and are in the calendar attached above.

This week in Math: You will be working on reading a thermometer. This is a skill that you started working on in second grade. Make sure when you look at the thermometer you pay attention to what it is counting by. The lines may be 1s, 2s, or 5s. At the end of the week you will apply what we already know about multiplication to bigger multiplication problems. 


Looking for a challenge? I will be posting higher level math activities in my advanced math google classroom. If you were in advanced math club you are already a part of the class. If you would like to join and try it out, the class code is xoqmvkm


(If you are a paper-based learner and you were in advanced math club, I included an enrichment pack in your packet with similar activities.)

This week in Social Studies: You will be exploring the role of government and the idea of citizenship. 

❤Click here for Story-Time with Mrs. Rees!❤

Click here for video announcements!

Looking for more? Here are some extension ideas that can be used during this week or throughout the 4 weeks of instruction! NONE of these are required!


STEM projects (make sure to clean up afterwards!)-

-using objects at home try building the tallest tower possible, experiment with the size and shape of the base, Is your design sturdy? How can you make it stronger?

-build a bridge that can support weight. How can you make it stronger?

-construct a blanket fort that will not fall

-what is the longest chain you can make from a single sheet of paper?

-make a column out of paper and see how many books it can support, try different shapes and widths!

-paper airplane race, try folding an airplane in different ways to see which will travel the farthest

-tape paper, straws or toothpicks to a paper plate to create a maze for a marble

-using aluminum foil try to engineer a boat that will continue to float with coins inside. How many coins will it hold before it sinks?


Science-

-take a nature walk (remaining socially distant) or look in your backyard for examples of producers, consumers, and decomposer

-build a “fairy house” out of nature items

-make a birdfeeder and observe how many types of birds visit it

-look for and draw and example of a food chain you see

-create a walking rainbow: fill 4 or 5 cups or jars with water, add a few drops of food color to each, rollup a paper towel and bend it between two jars, repeat until the jars are connected like a chain, observe what happens over the next few minutes/hours/days

-make a water cycle in a bag: fill a ziplock baggie with an inch or two of water and tape in a sunny window, observe the bag each day

-cook a recipe together as a family!



Reading-

-design a new cover for a book

-write a book review recommending (or not) to a friend

-pretend to interview a character from a book

-write a poem about things you see outside

-create a trivia game about your favorite book


Social Studies-

-make a family tree

-make a timeline of important moments in your life

-research a different ancient civilization we didn’t talk about in class (atzec, mayan, mesopotamia, india, incan)





We are thinking of you and wishing your family a blessed and Happy Easter this week!

💗🐇💗🐇💗🐇💗


Instruction starts NEXT Monday! (April 13th) Here’s what you need to know:


Paper-based Instruction-

  • There will be NO work pick-up. Everyone will receive their work packet by mail along with third quarter report cards. They will be mailed at the end of this week.

  • In the packet is a calendar schedule for each of three subjects: reading, math, and social studies; as well as a pack of worksheets, instructions, and class notes.

  • Every day has an activity, but not every day has a worksheet. Some activities require plain lined paper or whatever paper you have available. If you are in need of paper please let us know and we will include some.

  • At the end of the 4 weeks work does NOT have to be mailed back in. We will call that week to verify that it was completed.


Internet-based Instruction-

  • Work calendars will be mailed with third quarter report cards. There will be a schedule for reading, math, and social studies. They will be mailed at the end of this week.

  • Activities will be uploaded one week at a time to Google Classroom so they remain easy to find. We will check progress on these activities throughout the week and make comments as needed.

  • Some activities are to be completed on paper at home. You do not need to upload these, they are to set up the learning assignments that are on the computer. Let us know if you need paper.

If at ANY time you have questions or concerns about assignments or instructions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! 

Mrs. Allamon’s office hours and contact information:


Hours: 8am-1pm and 3pm-5pm weekdays


Email (anytime): aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Phone: 585-727-9976

Mail: 11012 Stegara Rd. Barboursville, VA 22923

Mrs. Bader’s office hours and contact information:


Hours 7:00am-12:00am  7:00-8:00pm weekdays


Email (anytime): rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Phone: (540)923-4041

Mail: 1434 Quaker Run Rd. Banco, Va 22711

Home-based Learning tips:


  1. Relax! We know that this is going to look a little different for everyone. Do what works best for you and your family! We are here to help if you need it. At the end of the day, as long as the kiddos are reading and learning, we are happy!💗


  1. Try to stick to a scheduled learning time each day. Having a routine can help the work feel less overwhelming.


  1. Create a designated “school” space. Find a place that is away from distractions and make sure materials are available.


There is no formal instruction this week

Reading: Read! If you have internet access and would like to start communicating with Mrs. Bader about reading and writing go to Google Classroom by clicking on the Google apps link on the student page of the website. Students will be prompted to enter account information. If you have a Gmail account, you may have to click on your account icon at the upper right corner and add an account. If you still need help, email her at  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us and she’ll give you your child’s account information directly.  Once students have signed in, the computer will save the account and it will only prompt them for their password (lunch number twice).

Writing: If students have completed all Mrs. Bader’s work that was sent home and need something to keep them focused, you can also start doing some writing. Students can either write a story picking from prompts found here https://www.journalbuddies.com/journal_prompts or write a daily journal. It could even become a family activity that your child records. 

    Journal Suggestions:

What did you do today? What are you grateful for today? What goals do you set for tomorrow? Did you accomplish your goals from yesterday?


Looking for more? Here are some extension ideas that can be used during this week or throughout the 4 weeks of instruction! NONE of these are required!


STEM projects (make sure to clean up afterwards!)-

-using objects at home try building the tallest tower possible, experiment with the size and shape of the base, Is your design sturdy? How can you make it stronger?

-build a bridge that can support weight. How can you make it stronger?

-construct a blanket fort that will not fall

-what is the longest chain you can make from a single sheet of paper?

-make a column out of paper and see how many books it can support, try different shapes and widths!

-paper airplane race, try folding an airplane in different ways to see which will travel the farthest

-tape paper, straws or toothpicks to a paper plate to create a maze for a marble

-using aluminum foil try to engineer a boat that will continue to float with coins inside. How many coins will it hold before it sinks?


Science-

-take a nature walk (remaining socially distant) or look in your backyard for examples of producers, consumers, and decomposer

-build a “fairy house” out of nature items

-make a birdfeeder and observe how many types of birds visit it

-look for and draw and example of a food chain you see

-create a walking rainbow: fill 4 or 5 cups or jars with water, add a few drops of food color to each, rollup a paper towel and bend it between two jars, repeat until the jars are connected like a chain, observe what happens over the next few minutes/hours/days

-make a water cycle in a bag: fill a ziplock baggie with an inch or two of water and tape in a sunny window, observe the bag each day

-cook a recipe together as a family!



Reading-

-design a new cover for a book

-write a book review recommending (or not) to a friend

-pretend to interview a character from a book

-write a poem about things you see outside

-create a trivia game about your favorite book


Social Studies-

-make a family tree

-make a timeline of important moments in your life

-research a different ancient civilization we didn’t talk about in class (atzec, mayan, mesopotamia, india, incan)


Dear Students and Parents,


       We miss you greatly and hope that you have been able to spend some quality time with your family. Please stay healthy and safe. Don’t hesitate to email us at any time. We are all in this together.


                                       Love,

                                       Mrs. Allamon and Mrs. Bader


P.S. Should our closer be further extended, we will keep you updated on our plans to assist you at home.  


Students: We would love to hear from you if you are able to email us. Let us know what you’ve been up to and how you are doing. We will be sure to write you back!


Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us  and Mrs. Bader: rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us 

(Both of our home online access is limited so it may take a day to respond.)

Reading

Keep up the daily reading!

You can use the game below to guide your discussions about the text.

Read, Roll, and Discuss Game Here

Math

Keep working on your daily spiral review packet!

 If you are looking for more math practice, there is an assignment called “The Island” on Google Classroom. These are optional!

Online student resources if you are able:


EPIC! During school hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), getepic.com is a great resource for students to have a plethora of online books. Students can read books, have books read aloud to them, and even take online quizzes. Please let us know if you have any questions about this.Log on to EPIC here.  Our code is KNR 8266.


For students with Reading Plus accounts, log on to Reading Plus here.The school site code is rpwaver. 

Congratulations to Kayden Lewis for passing 10 stories last week!



For students with Lexia accounts, log on to Lexia here.Teacher’s email: rbader@madisonschools.k21.va.us 


For students with ReadingA-Z accounts, log on to Razkids here. Teacher’s name jkubricki.


Please email us if you have any questions about any login information (Prodigy, IXL, Epic, Reflex, Reading Plus, Reading to A-Z, or Lexia).


education.com is offering free at-home packs if you are wanting a structured workbook approach. They also have some of their online activities available. Check out education.com resources here.


Audible.com is now offering free story streaming to kids whose schools are closed. Check out the Audible service here.

 

GoNoodle! Need a BRAIN BREAK? Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best. Check out Gonoodle here.


Brainpop is also offering free access to closed schools. Check out Brainpop here.



Other fun learning resources are on the Reading, Math S.S., and Science pages here.



For parents:

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/  

https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf 

Please view the following article about talking to children about Covid 19: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource



A letter from your school counselor:


Hi everyone, I miss you all so much!  I hope you are staying well and using this time to explore some of your special interests and discover or develop your personal strengths. 

 

I contacted Autumn Care in Madison and they said they are eager to accept mail (letters/drawings) from students since their residents are not able to have visitors. If families are interested you can mail your letters and drawings directly to:  

 

Autumn Care of Madison

1 Autumn Court

Madison, VA 22727

 

This a great way to practice writing a formal letter and addressing an envelope. 

 

This is also a great time to practice and teach your family about mindful breathing. Here are the steps we learned:

 

1. Get in your mindful breathing position. (Sit up straight, feet on the floor, hands in your lap however it feels comfortable, eyes closed or looking down). 

2. Take a deep breath in through your nose, hold it, now breathe out through your mouth. 

3. Mindful breathing is when we try and only think about our breathing (and not other distracting thoughts). 

 

Students please know we are all thinking of you and your families. This is not a normal situation so it’s okay to have a lot of emotions. Instead of holding those emotions in you can talk to your family about it, write about it (create a song or story) or draw a picture of the emotion. 

 

Parents if you would like for me to send resources to help with your child’s emotional functioning please email me directly and I’d be happy to help. 

 

nkeys@madisonschools.k12.va.us

 

Be well and talk soon, Mrs. Keys



Stay healthy and safe!
I hope that you are able to set aside time each day for 
reading and math review.

This review can be through the packets we sent home (attached here) or, if you are able to, your online reading (Epic, Reading Plus, Lexia) and math (prodigy, ixl, reflex) accounts.  If there are any specific questions about login info or settings that we can adjust for your child PLEASE let us know. Mrs. Allamon and I are happy to help and will be available.

Work for those not here on Friday:

*Below I have attached a reading question guide to go along with The Toothpaste Millionaire  (every student received this book as part of our one book one school program 2 weeks ago) and a copy of the Reading SOL Review Pack. Both of these went home on Friday and are in the office for pick-up tomorrow should you want a hard copy.

TOOTHPASTE MILLIONAIRE GUIDE    READING SOL REVIEW PACK


*Mrs. Allamon will be posting the math spiral review that was sent home on Friday on her website here.



Again, let us know if there is anything we can do to help. I miss you and hope that you are staying safe.


 Below is important information regarding meals and work pick up if you missed the all-call:

Updates can be found on our county website here:  https://www2.madisonschools.k12.va.us/


  • Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Five days of meals to include breakfast and lunch will be given out each week. If you would like these meals for your children, please RSVP to Laura Burbridge, 540-948-3780, by noon tomorrow. The first round of meals will be available for pick up on Wednesday, March 18, from 5:30-6:30pm at Madison County High School. Staff will meet you at your car at the loading dock between the high school cafeteria and Wetsel gym. Families unable to pick up, please call Laura Burbridge, for an alternative plan.


    As for work pick up, If your child was absent on Friday and you need to pick up work, work will be available for pick up tomorrow, Tuesday, at Madison Primary School, Waverly Yowell, and the middle school between 8:00am-3:00pm. Work will be able to pick up from drop boxes in front of the high school beginning on Wednesday. High School assignments will also be sent out electronically.  If you are unable to pick up your child’s work, please call your child’s school so arrangements can be made to deliver the work to you.


    Again, we thank you for your continued patience and support.

Governor Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to the continued spread of COVID-19.

Madison County Public Schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, at a minimum.  We will provide updates as needed.


STAY INFORMED – For the most recent information from MCPS about COVID-19 Coronavirus, please visit the FAQ page.  

As you know, all Virginia schools are closed until March 27th at the earliest.


Please review these good habits at home:

  1. Sing Happy Birthday as you wash your hands (20 seconds)

  2. Use a tissue or elbow for coughing and sneezing.

  3. Try not to touch your face with unwashed hands.


We have sent home review material in packets. 

If your child was not at school, their work is waiting for them in the office with their names on them. 

These review materials will allow students to practice material that has already been taught. This material will not be graded but is highly encouraged and completed work will be rewarded. 


  Don't hesitate to email us with any questions.
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Online resources if you are able:

During school hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), getepic.com is a great resource for students to have a plethora of online books. Students can read books, have books read aloud to them, and even take online quizzes. For Mrs. Allamon/Bader, the code is KNR 8266. Please let us know if you have any questions about this.


For students with Reading Plus accounts, the school site code is rpwaver


If you have any questions about any login information (Prodigy, IXL, Epic, Reflex, Reading Plus, Reading to A-Z, or Lexia) please email your child’s teacher. 

For parents:

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/  

https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf 

**Brainpop is offering free access to closed schools:  

https://go.brainpop.com/accessrequest?utm_source=bp-com&utm_medium=internal&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=coronavirus  

Lesson for students to complete on Brainpop:

https://sharemylesson.com/todays-news-tomorrows-lesson/coronavirus-student-guide 

https://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/stress/ 

https://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/personalhygiene/ 


Please view the following article about talking to children about Covid 19: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource


Other fun educational resources are on this website under reading and math links.


 

Week 29 in Third Grade

Important Dates Ahead

  • March 16th: Report Cards come home

  • March 20th: Kid’s’ Marketplace (volunteers needed)

  • March 24th: Math Student Growth Assessment

  • March 27th: Reading Student Growth Assessment

  • Spring Break: April 6th-10th

  • Reading Virginia State SOL Test: May 1st

  • Math Virginia State SOL Test:  May 7th 

  • Agricultural Field Trip Planned: May 18th (tentative)

  • LAST DAY (½ day): May 22nd

Reading


ABC order and using Guide Words in a dictionary (Final Test Wednesday 3/11)

Word Wizard Words

Words taken from I Dissent (Quiz 3/16)

adore  aroma excluded  persisted  independent  occupations  disagreements  shouldn’t

Math:

We are going to finish up our graphing unit. Our unit test will be Tuesday, March 10th. Next up,  thermometers! We will be reading temperature to the nearest degree. Students will practice with standard and round thermometers with scales of 1, 2, 5, or 10. Weather permitting, we will do an outside temperature scavenger hunt. There will be a short temperature quiz on Friday, March 13th.


After-school Math Club: Mrs. Allamon will be staying after on Monday’s and Tuesday’s for extra math practice. We will look at old SOL questions and practice problem solving strategies.  Invitations came home inTuesday Communicators. If you are interested in extra math practice and did not receive one let me know and I will get one to you.


Science:


There will be a short test identifying the layers of soil and how it can be conserved on Monday, March 9th. Our last Science topic for the year is matter and energy. We are going to look at physical and chemical changes in matter and talk about when energy is used. Students will investigate different types of renewable energy sources. 


Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Spanish

Wednesday: P.E. and Music

Thursday:Art

Friday: P.E.

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Spanish

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: P.E. and Art

Thursday: P.E.

Friday: Bible


Week 28 in Third Grade

This Coming Week

Read Across America Spirit Week Help us celebrate our love of reading and all things Seuss!

MONDAY- Many Colors Monday Wear as many colors as you can!

TUESDAY- Terrific Hat Tuesday Wear your favorite hat!

WEDNESDAY- Wacky Wear Wednesday Dress mismatched and silly!

THURSDAY- Theodore Thursday  Dress as your favorite Seuss character!


March 4th- Reading Measures of Academic Progress Test 

March 5th- 12:00 Dismissal and Parent/ Teacher Conferences We still have several spots available. If you have not signed up for a conference and would like one, please let us know. If you do not feel we need to meet at this time, that is okay too!

March 6th- No School For Students

Coming Soon

March 16th Report Cards Coming Home

Reading

ABC order and using Guide Words in a dictionary (Test Tues. 3/3)

Reading MAP Test Wednesday 3/4

We can’t wait to see how much everyone has grown in their reading skills so far this year! Students have set personal goals of how much higher they think they can get this time around. Please help your student be ready by getting a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy breakfast either at home or at school, and bringing a sweatshirt to keep at their desk if they get chilly. Testing is usually finished before lunch, but students have as much time as they need to show off their hard work.


Math:

I am so proud of how hard everyone worked on their math MAP test! It was wonderful to see how much everyone has grown this year! This week in math we will continue our graphing unit by looking at what a survey is and how they are used, as well as when graphs are used to investigate a question. We will even get to do a fun census activity in class!

Science:


This week in science we will finish up our soil unit. Students will be investigating soil conservation and  writing a persuasive article on how and why people can help protect the soil.


        

 

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and Computer

Bader’s Specials

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Guidance

Wednesday: P.E. and Library




Week 27 in Third Grade

This Coming Week

Tuesday Feb 25 Bader’s Homeroom visits the bookfair 

Fliers went home last week. To avoid sending cash with your child to school, use ewallet. Sign up at scholastic.com/fair


Thursday Feb 27 Spring Pictures

  • One Flyer for Spring Pictures - All students will take an individual picture.  No money is due for the Spring package when they take them next Thursday, February 27th.  When Spring pictures come in, we will send the packages home with your children and you will have the (3) options ~ 

    • A. Purchase the entire package 

    • B. Purchase only the sheets they want

    • C. Don't Purchase at all

  • One small money envelope for the Classroom picture.  The classroom picture is $10.00 and that is due on picture day.

  • If you purchase online, send the picture envelope in on picture day with the payment code.  www.strawbridge.net   Our school code: FM330381

Friday Feb 28th- Math Measures of Academic Progress Tests

Coming Soon

March 4th- Reading Measures of Academic Progress

March 5th- 12:00 Dismissal and Parent/ Teacher Conferences We still have several spots available. If you have not signed up for a conference and would like one, please let us know. If you do not feel we need to meet at this time, that is okay too!

March 6th- No School For Students

March 16th Report Cards Coming Home



Reading

ABC order and using Guide Words in a dictionary (Test Tues. 3/3)

Guide Words are words on the top of a dictionary page. We will be using a strategy called “word sandwich” to determine if the word is on the page. See the back of the Reading Log for an explanation and example.

Word Wizard Words

Words taken from Dogzilla (Quiz 2/27)

positive, horrifying, colossal, commanding, annual, irresistible, we’ve*, hear*, here*

Math:

We will have a test on time Monday, February 24th. We will begin our graphing unit this week by looking at some basketball statistics. Students will also work in groups to analyze and develop questions about pictographs and bar graphs. 


MAP TEST FRIDAY! We can’t wait to see how much everyone has grown in their math skills so far this year! Students have set personal goals of how much higher they think they can get this time around. Please help your student be ready by getting a good night’s sleep Thursday, eating a healthy filling breakfast either at home or at school Friday morning, and bringing a sweatshirt to keep at their desk if they get chilly. Testing is usually finished before lunch, but students have as much time as they need to show off their hard work.

***We will continue having vocabulary quizzes. Our next vocabulary quiz will be Thursday, February 27th. It will be on fraction terms.***

Science:


Have you ever thought about what’s under our feet? This week students will dig deep into our soil unit. We will investigate the different layers, types, and components of soil as well as why it is so important. Students will conduct a soil lab and participate in a variety of hands on activities.

        

 

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: P.E. and Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Guidance

Tuesday: Library Book Fair

Wednesday: P.E. and Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art



Week 26 in Third Grade

We hope that you had a wonderful long weekend with your family!

This Coming Week

*Fundraisers Due Tuesday

*Scholastic Book Fair and STEM Night

We will have a Scholastic Book Fair in the Library these next two weeks. 

There will also be a Library night on with STEM activities and book fair shopping for parents that want to shop with their kids.Fliers went home this past week. To avoid sending cash with your child to school, use ewallet. Sign up at scholastic.com/fair

Tuesday Feb 18 is Allamon’s Homeroom 

Thursday Feb. 20th 5-7 Library night with STEM activities and book fair shopping 

Tuesday Feb 25 is Bader’s Homeroom


Coming Soon

Feb 27th- Spring Pictures

Your student will be coming home with the paperwork next week.

  • One Flyer for Spring Pictures - All students will take an individual picture.  No money is due for the Spring package when they take them next Thursday, February 27th.  When Spring pictures come in, we will send the packages home with your children and you will have the (3) options ~ 

    • A. Purchase the entire package 

    • B. Purchase only the sheets they want

    • C. Don't Purchase at all

  • One small money envelope for the Classroom picture.  The classroom picture is $10.00 and that is due on picture day.

  • If you purchase online, send the picture envelope in on picture day with the payment code.  www.strawbridge.net   Our school code: FM330381

Feb 28th- Math Measures of Academic Progress Tests

March 4th- Reading Measures of Academic Progress

March 5th- 12:00 Dismissal and Parent/ Teacher Conferences

March 6th- No School For Students

March 16th Report Cards Coming Home



Reading

Sequencing and Cause and Effect

Word Wizards (Use the back of the reading log to study)

Students should be able to use the words correctly in a sentence, identify synonyms and antonyms, and recognize the correct spelling of the starred words. 

From Pinduli Quiz Wednesday Feb 19th

exquisite scoffed amused unpleasant disorderly hideous meager let’s*


Math:


Students will continue working with elapsed time and also look at converting units of time. We will be answering questions like “how many days are in 4 weeks?” or “how many days is 72 hours?”. Students will be applying their knowledge of multiplication and division as well as patterns. 


***We will continue having vocabulary quizzes. Our next vocabulary quiz will be Thursday, February 27th. It will be on fraction terms. A study guide will come home in Tuesday Communicators.***

Science:


This week we will look at how cycles in nature effect the world around us. Students will learn the difference between rotation and revolution and find out what causes the moon phases and the tides. There will be a test Friday on the different cycles we have learned this unit.

        

 

Allamon’s Specials

Tuesday: Library Book Fair

Wednesday: P.E. and Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

Bader’s Specials

Tuesday: Spanish

Wednesday: P.E. and Music

Thursday: Art

Friday: P.E.

Week 25 in Third Grade

Progress Reports came home this last week. 

Please sign and return them. Once we’ve seen that you’ve signed it, it will be sent back home.


Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb. 10-14th

Mon.We love animals! (Dress like your favorite animal or bring a stuffed animal)

Tues. Don’t Worry Be Happy (Hawain Shirt, Tie Dye, sunglasses)

Wed. Friendship Day (Dress like a friend or group of friends)

Thurs. Shine Your Light Day (Show strength by dressing up as what you want to be when you grow up.)

Fri. Pink and Red

Friendship Day Breakfast Party Feb 14th

Half Day Feb 14th

No School Feb 17th (President’s Day)



Changes in our office location:

Waverly Yowell recently received a grant to construct a security vestibule in our main entrance foyer. We are excited that we are gaining an extra level of safety and security for our students and staff. While not all areas of the building will be affected, some areas will be directly impacted. 

The following changes will be necessary: 

  • The main entrance will be inaccessible. All students, staff, and visitors will enter and exit the building using the lower loop entrances.

  • Visitors should enter the building using the lower entrance located at the side of the building.  Signs will indicate appropriate doors to use during this time. 

  • Secretaries and our school nurse will be relocated to the lower suite, as you enter the building. 


  • Bus dismissal and drop off procedures will remain unchanged during this construction.   

  • If students/parents arrive after 8:20 am and before 3:00 pm, all entrances should be made via the lower loop entrance.

The projected timeline for this project is seven to eight weeks. Construction will begin Monday, February 10th, 2020, as well as the changes listed above. While this work will cause adjustments to our daily routine, we are looking forward to the improvements in our building.


Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading

Identifying Theme in Fictional Text  Quiz Thursday Feb 13

Word Wizards (Use the back of the reading log to study)

Students should be able to use the words correctly in a sentence, identify synonyms and antonyms, and recognize the correct spelling of the starred words. 

From The Sneetches Quiz Monday Feb 10th

equality, peculiar, sly, guarantee, distinguish, moping, we’ll,* cent,* sent*


From Pinduli Quiz Tuesday Feb 18th

exquisite scoffed amused unpleasant disorderly hideous meager let’s 


Math:


Students will be working on telling time, using analog and digital clocks. Students will tell time to the nearest minute. At the end of the week we will begin talking about elapsed time. Students will have to determine how much time has passed, or the start or end time given the amount of time that has passed.


***We will continue having vocabulary quizzes. Our next vocabulary quiz will be Thursday, February 13th. It will be on money terms. Make sure your student can identify the coins front and back and tell you how much they are worth***

Science:


Life cycles of plants and animals are up next in science. We will be reviewing the stages of life in a butterfly and frog and how plants grow over time. There will be a quiz on life cycles Thursday, February 13th.


       

 

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E. and P.E.

Thursday: Bible

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and Bible

Thursday: Library

Week 24 in Third Grade


WE HAD A GREAT TRIP ON THURSDAY! 

A Wonderful Trip! Next time it is clear evening, ask your child to point out Orion’s belt in the South and the North star in the North using the Big Dipper. 


JUMP ROPE FOR HEART: Our class will be jumping on Wednesday

A word from Coach Schmaltz: 

We kicked off our Jump Rope for Heart event last week and sent home packets.  The event does not have an instant gift coupon this year on the packet, but students can qualify for one by registering online and making a donation there.  The event will run until Feb 7 when final packets are due from traditional fundraising, online donations will be accepted until Feb 14. Students should receive all gifts before spring break.   Thank you all for your help and support with this event. Below you will find the link to my website where parents can go and access the WYES JR4H page.  

https://sites.google.com/a/madisonschools.k12.va.us/wyes-physical-education/morning-pe  

 

Coming Soon

Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb. 10-14th

Friendship Day Breakfast Party Feb 14th

Half Day Feb 14th

No School Feb 17th (President’s Day)


Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading

Identifying Theme in Fictional Text

Word Wizards 

Students should be able to use the words correctly in a sentence, identify synonyms and antonyms, and recognize the correct spelling of the starred words. 

From The Story of Ruby Bridges  Quiz Monday Feb 3rd

approached, threatening, anxious, irritable, gradually, defeat, I’d*, through*, threw*

From The Sneetches Quiz Monday Feb 10th

equality, peculiar, sly, guarantee, distinguish, moping, we’ll,* cent,* sent*

Math:


Students have learned the customary and metric units for measuring length and capacity. Our test will be Monday, February 3rd. Our next unit is area and perimeter. Students will apply their measurement skills to measure, estimate, and count area and perimeter. There will be a quiz Friday, February 7th.


***We will continue having vocabulary quizzes. Our next vocabulary quiz will be Thursday, February 13th. It will be on money terms. A new study guide will come home in Tuesday Communicators.***

Science:


This week we will be reviewing students knowledge of the water cycle and building on that knowledge to develop new ideas about conservation and limited resources. Students will identify the phases of the water cycle, write an ad about water conservation, and create a water cycle model.


 

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Assembly

Wednesday: P.E. and Computer

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish

Bader’s Specials

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Assembly

Wednesday: P.E. and  Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music


Week 23 in Third Grade


TRIP ON THURSDAY! 

     The bus will be leaving at 9:00 so it is super important that students get to school on time. We will be eating lunch around noon. If your child wants to bring a snack to eat on the bus, they may. 

     Again, we want to thank you again for the outpouring of generous volunteers for our planetarium field trip! We have contacted parents who were randomly selected to be chaperones. If you were not contacted for this trip, there will be more volunteer opportunities in the future that we hope you can take advantage of. We will have another field trip in May to celebrate what we have learned in agriculture class this year, and we will also host our annual field day the last week of school. 


JUMP ROPE FOR HEART:

A word from Coach Schmaltz: 

We kicked off our Jump Rope for Heart event last week and sent home packets.  The event does not have an instant gift coupon this year on the packet, but students can qualify for one by registering online and making a donation there.  The event will run until Feb 7 when final packets are due from traditional fundraising, online donations will be accepted until Feb 14. Students should receive all gifts before spring break.   Thank you all for your help and support with this event. Below you will find the link to my website where parents can go and access the WYES JR4H page.  

https://sites.google.com/a/madisonschools.k12.va.us/wyes-physical-education/morning-pe  


Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading

Nonfiction:Summarizing and Identifying Author’s Purpose Continued

What was the main idea of the text and why did the author write it? To persuade (convince you to share the author’s opinion), inform (teach), or to explain (giving directions on how to make or do something). Test Wednesday Jan. 29th

Word Wizards 

Students should be able to use the words correctly in a sentence, identify synonyms and antonyms, and recognize the correct spelling of the starred words. 

From The Story of Ruby Bridges. Quiz Monday Feb 3rd

approached, threatening, anxious, irritable, gradually, defeat, I’d*, through*, threw*

Math:


Empty containers? If you have some we would love to use them for our capacity lessons! Please send in any empty, rinsed containers by Wednesday. Thanks!


Our next unit is measurement. Students will learn the customary and metric units for measuring length and capacity. Students will get hands on practice measuring real world items as well as predicting the appropriate unit for measuring certain objects.

***We will continue having vocabulary quizzes. Our next vocabulary quiz will be Friday, January 31st. It will be on problem solving terms. A new study guide came home in Tuesday Communicators.***

Science:


We will finish studying the six different simple machines and look at how they can be combined to form complex machines. Students will have a special STEM lesson with Mrs. Gigliotti where they get to build and test a complex machine. There will be a test on simple machines this Friday, January 31st.



 

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: P.E. and Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Computer

Tuesday:Library

Wednesday: P.E. and Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

Week 22 in Third Grade

We hope you have a nice long weekend with your family!

Trip Next Thursday, Jan 30th  

     Our classes will be taking a field trip to the James Madison University Planetarium in Harrisonburg. After visiting the planetarium, we will stop for lunch at Cici's in Harrisonburg. We are excited to learn more about reading, science, and social studies while we learn about the night sky!

     We want to thank you again for the outpouring of generous volunteers for our planetarium field trip! We have contacted parents who were randomly selected to be chaperones. If you were not contacted for this trip, there will be more volunteer opportunities in the future that we hope you can take advantage of. We will have another field trip in May to celebrate what we have learned in agriculture class this year, and we will also host our annual field day the last week of school. 


Counselor's Corner:  12 Tips for Raising Confident Kids

Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading

Nonfiction:Summarizing and Identifying Author’s Purpose

What was the main idea of the text and why did the author write it? To inform (teach), persuade (convince you to share the author’s opinion), or to explain (giving directions on how to make or do something).

Word Wizards 

Students should be able to use the words correctly in a sentence, identify synonyms and antonyms, and recognize the correct spelling of the starred words. 

(These words were taken from Let the Children March Quiz Friday.)

This is an account of the 1963 Children’s Crusades led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

protesters, burden, release, reassured, fierce, received, couldn’t*, there*/their*

Math:

We will finish up our fractions unit. Students have gotten more comfortable with representing fractions and mixed numbers using a variety of models. We will practice adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. Our fractions unit test is Friday, January 24th.


***We will continue having vocabulary quizzes. Our next vocabulary quiz will be Friday, January 31st. It will be on problem solving terms. A new study guide will come home in Tuesday Communicators.***

Science:


Students will investigate and explore the six simple machines through a variety of activities and experiments. Practice at home by finding examples of the different machines around your home!



 

Allamon’s Specials

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: P.E. and Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

Bader’s Specials

Tuesday:Spanish

Wednesday: P.E. and Music

Thursday: Art

Friday: P.E.

Week 21 in Third Grade

Report Cards came out on Friday! Please sign and return.

We are now collecting field trip permission forms and money. They are due by Friday.


Coming Soon: 

Jan 16th WYES Family Night Out! 

Waverly Yowell is hosting a Family Night Out on Thursday, January 16.  This event will include a free dinner for Waverly students and their families.  Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:00. Educational sessions for parents/guardians will start at 6:15 and run until 7:15.  Childcare for Waverly students and their siblings will be available from 6:15-7:15. Students will have access to educational stations including Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Plow and Hearth, therapy dogs and Little Quarry Run Alpacas.

 

*Parents who attend four 15 minute sessions, two 30 minute sessions or one 30 minute and two 15 minute sessions will be entered in the drawing for a prize at 7:15-return your prize card to the cafeteria.  The drawing will happen at 7:15 in the cafeteria-families must be present to win.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!  In the event of inclement weather families will be notified and a makeup date is scheduled for January 23. 

 

Jan 30th FIELD TRIP!

On January 28th, 29th, and 30th, each of our 3rd grade classes will be taking a field trip to the James Madison University Planetarium in Harrisonburg. After visiting the planetarium, we will stop for lunch at Cici's in Harrisonburg. The cost of admission is 1$. If your child would like to buy pizza at Cici’s, include an additional 5$. Please return the permission slip and money by Friday, January 17th at the latest. We are excited to learn more about reading, science, and social studies while we learn about the night sky!


Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading

This week will be finish reviewing the mid-year reading assessment and identifying skills that were challenging for us. 


Word Wizard Words Quiz CHANGED to Wednesday 1/15 

(These words were taken from The Greedy Triangle)

greedy, supporting, dissatisfied, avoid, colliding, syllable

Math:

We will continue our fraction unit. Students will compare fractions with like numerators and like denominators. We will apply our fraction knowledge to mixed numbers and improper fractions. We will be practicing with many different models. There will be a short quiz on comparing fractions this Tuesday and a short quiz on mixed numbers Friday.


***Looking at the benchmark, many students are still struggling with geometric terms. We will continue to review these in class, but we will also begin having vocabulary quizzes. Our first vocabulary quiz will be Friday Jan 17th. It will be on names of polygons 3-10 sides. A new study guide will came home in Tuesday Communicators.***

Science:


We will continue investigating the scientific method and practicing the steps through a series of lab experiments. Students will work in teams and independently to investigate properties of water and other liquids through different hands-on activities. There will be a quiz on the steps of the scientific method on Wednesday. At the end of the week we will begin our simple machines unit. Students will identify, use, and build different simple machines and test how they work.


The Scientific Method Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzGeKJzY5_w

 

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Spanish

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E. and Music

Thursday: P.E.

Friday: Bible/Computer

Bader’s Specials

Monday:Music

Tuesday:Art

Wednesday: P.E. and P.E.

Thursday: Bible/Computer

Friday: Library

Week 20 in Third Grade

Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed their break!

It’s 2020 with 95 new days of third grade. That’s 95 new chances. Let’s make it a fabulous year!


Coming Soon: 

Jan 8th Report Cards are coming home. Please sign and return and we will send it back once we see it.

Jan 16th WYES Family Night Out! 

Waverly Yowell is hosting a Family Night Out on Thursday, January 16.  This event will include a free dinner for Waverly students and their families.  Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:00. Educational sessions for parents/guardians will start at 6:15 and run until 7:15.  Childcare for Waverly students and their siblings will be available from 6:15-7:15. Students will have access to educational stations including Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Plow and Hearth, therapy dogs and Little Quarry Run Alpacas.

 

*Parents who attend four 15 minute sessions, two 30 minute sessions or one 30 minute and two 15 minute sessions will be entered in the drawing for a prize at 7:15-return your prize card to the cafeteria.  The drawing will happen at 7:15 in the cafeteria-families must be present to win.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!  In the event of inclement weather families will be notified and a makeup date is scheduled for January 23. 

 

Jan 30th FIELD TRIP!

On January 28th, 29th, and 30th, each of our 3rd grade classes will be taking a field trip to the James Madison University Planetarium in Harrisonburg. After visiting the planetarium, we will stop for lunch at Cici's in Harrisonburg. A permission form will come home this week in your child's Tuesday Communicator. Please return the permission slip by Friday, January 17th at the latest. We are excited to learn more about reading, science, and social studies while we learn about the night sky!


Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading

This week will be reviewing the mid-year reading assessment and identifying skills that were challenging for us. We will also be setting our reading goals for this new semester.


Word Wizard Words Quiz Monday 1/6. (These words were taken from The Greedy Triangle)

greedy, supporting, dissatisfied, avoid, colliding, syllable

Math:

This week in math we will begin our fractions unit. Students will need to identify and name fractions of a whole, of a set, and on a numberline. Students will also compare fractions with like numerators and like denominators. We will be practicing with many different models. There will be a short quiz naming fractions on Tuesday (this is review) and a quiz on comparing fractions this Friday.


***Looking at the benchmark, many students are still struggling with geometric terms. We will continue to review these in class, but we will also begin having vocabulary quizzes. Our first vocabulary quiz will be next Friday Jan 17th. It will be on names of polygons 3-10 sides. A new study guide will come home in Tuesday Communicators.***

Science:


This week we will switch back to our science study. We will begin the new quarter by investigating the scientific method and practicing the steps through a series of lab experiments. Students will work in teams and independently to investigate properties of water and other liquids through different hands-on activities. There will be a quiz on the steps of the scientific method on Friday.


The Scientific Method Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzGeKJzY5_w

 

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Guidance

Wednesday: P.E. and Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music

Bader’s Specials

Monday:Guidance

Tuesday:Library

Wednesday: P.E. and Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

Week 19 in Third Grade

Canned Food Drive Totals So Far!

Thanks for the many generous donations! 

We have until the 19th to collect nonperishable items for our local food bank. 

Bader’s class~94

Allamon’s class~ 55

Mrs. Blincoe’s  class~104

We have two big end-of-semester tests on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

  1. Get a good nights’ sleep

  2. Eat a good breakfast

  3. Come to school on time


THIS WEEK IN THIRD GRADE


*Monday-Toga Day  for Greece and Rome Day

Wear a Toga (sheet) over clothes to be part of our annual third grade toga picture.


*Tuesday-Dress like a Christmas tree  or candy cane

Reading Benchmark Test show what you know Quick Word Wizards Quiz too.


*Wednesday- Crazy Hat or Hair Day 

Math Benchmark Test show what you know


* Thursday-Pajama Day 

 Holiday Breakfast * Santa’s Workshop * Clean Up 2019


* Friday- Tacky Christmas Sweater Day

½ day! Activity Day 

**********************************************************

Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading:

Word Wizard Words:  anxious, garments, commotion, descended,  preparations, worthy

Quiz Tuesday 12/17 These words were taken from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters


Keep that reading brain strong over the winter break By entering the Third Grade Holiday Read-A-Thon. 

Logs are coming home Monday!

The Third Grade Holiday Read-A-Thon is not required but strongly encouraged and will be celebrated!

Math:


Our math benchmark is Wednesday. It will cover everything we have learned so far this year. We will be reviewing previously taught topics.


There is NO math homework this week. Have a wonderful holiday!

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Spanish

Wednesday: P.E. and Music

Thursday: Art

Bader’s Specials

Monday:Spanish

Tuesday:Music

Wednesday: P.E. and Art

Thursday: P.E.


Week 18 in Third Grade

‘Tis the Season Of Giving!

Thanks for the many generous donations so far! We have one more week to collect nonperishable items for our local food bank. So far Bader’s class has 34 and Allamon’s has 55. Mrs. Blincoe’s class has collected the most with a total of 100 cans!

Coats and sweatshirts: Please make sure your child’s name is in their coat or sweatshirt. With temperatures getting cooler, please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We go out for recess, as long as the temperature is above freezing and there is no precipitation. 

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

Geometry is our next unit. It is sometimes a struggle for students because it requires memorization. Study Guides will be coming home Monday.We will be covering 3-10 sided shapes. Students need to know their names and numbers of sides. We will combine and divide shapes to create new shapes. Quiz Friday, December 13th.


Reading:

Character Traits:

Students will continue to describe a character’s traits, feelings, and motivation using evidence from the text.

Word Wizard Words:

Quiz Tuesday 12/17 These words were taken from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

 anxious, garments, commotion, descended,  preparations, worthy

Social Studies


Ancient Civilizations! Each week we will look at a different civilization and its impact on the world. There will be a quiz each Friday.

Ancient Rome is the last ancient civilization we will be studying. We will look at Roman arches and how they used them to create the Colosseum and aqueducts. Students will create their own aqueduct models to investigate how water was moved from reservoirs to cities. We will compare the ideas of direct democracy and representative democracy.



Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E. and P.E.

Thursday: Bible/Computer

Friday: Library

Bader’s Specials

Monday:Art

Tuesday:P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and Bible/Computer

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish


Week 17 in Third Grade‘Tis the Season Of Giving!

The annual WYES Canned Food Drive will begin on Dec. 2nd!  We will be collecting non perishable food items to benefit our local MESA.  If you are able to help with this, please have your child bring the donation to their homeroom class where it will be counted and placed in the library.  We appreciate your help with this important community event!


Coats and sweatshirts: Please make sure your child’s name is in their coat or sweatshirt. With temperatures getting cooler, please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We go out for recess, as long as the temperature is above freezing and there is no precipitation. 


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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

We will be working with repeating and growing patterns. Students will be identifying the rule or repeating section of a pattern, filling in missing pieces, and extending the pattern farther. There will be a quiz Friday.

Reading:

Character Traits:

Students will describe characters traits, feelings, and motivation using evidence from the text.

Word Wizard Words:

(Quiz Monday 12/9 These words were taken from Pandora’s Box)

creations, unbearable, cunning, curiosity, journeyed, myth

Social Studies


Ancient Civilizations! Each week we will look at a different civilization and its impact on the world. There will be a quiz each Friday.

Ancient Greece is our next civilization study. Students will learn about direct democracy, the original Olympic games, and columns and Greek architecture. 



Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and Guidance

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish

Bader’s Specials

Monday:P.E.

Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: P.E. and Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music



Week 16 in Third Grade

School will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. We hope that you have a wonderful time with family and friends.

‘Tis the Season Of Giving!

The annual WYES Canned Food Drive will begin on Dec. 2nd!  We will be collecting non perishable food items to benefit our local MESA.  If you are able to help with this, please have your child bring the donation to their homeroom class where it will be counted and placed in the library.  We appreciate your help with this important community event!


Coats and sweatshirts: Please make sure your child’s name is in their coat or sweatshirt. With temperatures getting cooler, please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We go out for recess, as long as the temperature is above freezing and there is no precipitation. 


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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

We will be planting patterns to start our next math unit!


Math/Science/Literacy: We will be making our delicious mystery dessert! Students will be measuring ingredients, sequencing steps, and using their best direction following skills!


NO MATH HOMEWORK. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Reading

Last Week’s Reading Log due Tuesday

Word Wizard Words: Quiz Tuesday Use the back of your reading log to study! 

(These words were taken from Miss Alaineus A Vocabulary Disaster)

unrelated, various, pronounce, prehistoric, humbled, devastated

Social Studies

Monday is our ANCIENT CIVILIZATION DAY! Students will participate in fun activities celebrating the civilizations we have learned about. There will be crafts, writing, challenges, and a movie with a special snack.

On Tuesday, students will have the opportunity to share their griot stories. 

They will practice and perform with a small group. 

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Spanish

Tuesday: Music

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art


Week 15 in Third Grade

Progress Reports: Will be coming home in WEDNESDAY COMMUNICATORS. Please sign and return.


Tuesday-School Picture Retake

If you would like to have it retaken, please return the complete packet with a note and students will be able to retake it on November 19th.


Free Books Coming Home  As we make room for 2nd grade to join us next year, we are cleaning out our storage. We are offering slightly used reading textbooks to our students to keep. I will put their names in them. They offer a nice selection of stories and articles. 

Coats and sweatshirts: Please make sure your child’s name is in their coat or sweatshirt. With temperatures getting cooler, please make sure your child is dessed for the weather. We go out for recess, as long as the temperature is above freezing and there is no precipitation. 


Nov. 27, 28, 29- No School Happy Thanksgiving!

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

We will continue working on division facts and models. Students will divide objects into equal groups, be the teacher and divide a class into teams, and look at how division is modelled on a numberline. Students will continue to build fluency for 1s 2s 5s and 10s. There will be a test on division Friday, November 22nd. There is NO MATH HOMEWORK THIS WEEK.*


***INSTEAD OF MATH HOMEWORK WE ARE HAVING STUDENTS LEARN A GRIOT STORY***


Reading

Context Clues! Using meaning clues to figure out unfamiliar words.

Word Wizard Words: Quiz next Tuesday Use the back of your reading log to study! 

(These words were taken from Miss Alaineus A Vocabulary Disaster)

unrelated, various, pronounce, prehistoric, humbled, devastated

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations! Each week we will look at a different civilization and its impact on the world. There will be a quiz each Friday.


Mali is our last ancient civilization before Thanksgiving break. We will learn about the “land of gold and glory”. We will find out what was so special about Timbuktu and what part camels played in this important empire.


Monday, November 25th will be Ancient Civilization Day! Students will participate in activities centered around Ancient Egypt, China, and Mali.


***INSTEAD OF MATH HOMEWORK WE ARE HAVING STUDENTS LEARN A GRIOT STORY:

Students should ask a family member or other trusted adult to tell them a story about when they were 8 or 9. Students should write the story down IN THEIR OWN WORDS on the “A griot once told me” paper. Stories are due by Friday, November 22nd.***



Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E. and P.E.

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Library

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and Computer

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish

Week 14 in Third Grade

School Pictures

 If you ordered a set of pictures, they will be coming home in the Tuesday Communicator. If you would like to have it retaken, please return the complete packet with a note and students will be able to retake it on November 19th.


Art To Remember

Art to Remember orders are due this Monday. We will be accepting them until Friday.

Online ordering is available, just click HERE and put in your child's online order code. 

Coats and sweatshirts: With temperatures getting cooler, please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We go out for recess, as long as the temperature is above freezing and there is no precipitation. Also, please make sure your child’s name is in their coat or sweatshirt. We have a rather large pile growing at lost and found. Thank you!!


Coming Soon:

Nov. 19- Picture Retake Day

Nov. 27, 28, 29- No School Happy Thanksgiving!

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

The students have blown me away with their multiplication! We are increasing our accuracy and speed with facts, especially 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. Students are able to show their facts in many different ways and made great strides solving multiplication word problems. We will review all of our multiplication knowledge on Monday. Our multiplication test is Tuesday, November 12th. Starting Wednesday we will begin looking at division. We will look at models for division and practice using our multiplication facts to find related division facts. 


Reading

*Word Relationships and Their Parts Test Friday: Use the back of the reading log to study. 

homophones   synonyms antonyms   dictionary thesaurus   prefixes suffixes


*Word Wizards! Quiz next Monday: Use the back of the reading log to study. 

Words from A Bad Case of Stripes

relieved  extraordinary  uncontrollable distraction  bizzare vanish 

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations! Each week we will look at a different civilization and its impact on the world. There will be a quiz each Friday.


Next up is Ancient China! What is the only man-made structure that can be seen from space? What do fireworks and kites have to do with war? We are about to find out! Students will learn about life in Ancient China and important inventions that changed the world.


Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and Bible/Computer

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish

Bader’s Specials

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Bible/Computer

Wednesday: P.E. and Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music

Week 13 in Third Grade

Coming Soon:

Nov. 19- Picture Retake Day

Nov. 27, 28, 29- No School Happy Thanksgiving!

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

Students will build fact fluency for 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. We will work on our beat the clock challenge to increase our speed and accuracy with facts. We will create a multiplication chart to show the relationships between the facts and begin building fluency for other facts.


Reading

*Word Wizards! Quiz Friday: Use the back to study. 

Suffixes-letters at the end of a word that change the base/root word’s meaning

Students should be able to identify the prefix, base/root word, and understand the meaning

 -ing  -ed -s/es -ful  -less -y -ly -ness -er (two meanings) -est

Quiz Friday November 8th! Use the back of your reading log to study.

PREFIX AND SUFFIX SONG

Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations! Each week we will look at a different civilization and its impact on the world. There will be a quiz each Friday.


First up is Ancient Egypt! Students will study how the Ancient Egyptians adapted to their environment, important contributions from the civilization and how the empire changed over time. A study guide will come home with students Monday. 


Allamon’s Specials

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: P.E. and  Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Computer

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: P.E. and Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

Week 12 in Third Grade

This Week’s Kindness Challenge: Use your personal strength to help in some way


RED RIBBON WEEK

Monday- wear RED for Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday- PJ day (Reach for your dreams)

Wednesday-Hero day (camo or superhero attire)

Thursday-Dress as a Celebrity/Talent Show (Costumes are welcome but please no weapons, masks, or face covered in paint.)

Friday- Mountaineer Pride! Wear your blue and white!


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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Social Studies: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

Multiplication is our next unit in math. In third grade our focus is understanding multiplication models. Students will look at different ways each fact can be shown and identify real world situations where multiplication is used. Students will build fact fluency for 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. We will also start our beat the clock challenge to increase our speed and accuracy with facts. 


Reading

Prefixes-letters at the beginning of a word that change the base/root word’s meaning

Quiz Friday November 1st! Use the back of your reading log to study.

Students should be able to identify the prefix, base/root word, and understand the meaning.

pre-   re- multi-  un- non- dis-   mis-

PREFIX AND SUFFIX SONG

Social Studies

We will look at the geographical features the students will need to know for each continent. We will be exploring the continents of South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Students will learn about the longest mountains, the longest river, and the largest hot desert. The continents test (which will cover the continents location and the specific landforms) will be on Friday, November 1st. Keep using that study guide!!

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Computer

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: P.E. and  Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Spanish

Wednesday: P.E. and Music 

Thursday: Art

Friday: P.E.

Week 11 in Third Grade

This Week’s Kindness Challenge: Do something kind for someone else without being asked.


Tuesday Report Cards Coming Home


Wednesday is Unity Day: Let’s stand together against bullying. Wear orange for inclusiveness, kindness, and acceptance.

Author Visit! Steven Smith who wrote 

   Summer of the Woods: The Virginia Mysteries Book 1 


Thursday: Endangered Species Showcase in room 109 3:30-5:00


Friday: Oct 25th Half day for students


Looking Ahead:

Oct. 28th- wear RED for Red Ribbon Week

Oct 29th- PJ day (Reach for your dreams)

Oct 30th-Hero day (camo or superhero attire)

Oct. 31st-Dress as a Celebrity/Talent Show 10:00 WYES We will be having a variety/talent show where staff and other community members will be performing for our students.  If you have a special talent you would like to share with our students in a whole school assembly please contact our School Counselor, Mrs. Keys, at nkeys@madisonschools.k12.va.us.  Costumes are welcome but please no weapons, masks, or face covered in paint.

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

We will finish up our money unit by making change. Students will practice by ordering off menus, shopping at the class store, and solving word problems. Our Unit Test will be Thursday October 24th.


Practice at home

  1. Have your student identify coins from a handful of change

  2. Have your student count a handful of change

  3. Pretend to buy items from $5.00

Reading

We will be discussing Word Relationships:

Students should be able to read, explain, and give examples of:

homophone   synonym antonym   dictionary thesaurus   alphabetical

Next week’s words

Use the back of week 11 Reading Log to study. Words from Salt in His Shoes

apologize    patient dashed    stern confident

Social Studies

We have begun our geography unit by looking at a world map and labeling the continents and oceans. Geography can be difficult and is mostly memorization. Because of that, students brought home a study guide TODAY in their homework folders so they have the chance to study over the weekend. On one side there is a blank map for students to practice identifying continents and oceans. There will be a quiz on identifying Tuesday October 22nd. The other side of the study guide has the geographical features the students will need to know for each continent. On Thursday, we will begin looking at each continent and its features. The continents test (which will cover the continents location and the specific landforms) will be on Friday, November 1st.


Continents and Oceans Video

Continents and Oceans Interactive Quiz

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Spanish

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: P.E. and  Art

Thursday: P.E.

Friday: none (early dismissal)

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E. and P.E. 

Thursday: Rotation

Friday: none (early dismissal)



Week 10 in Third Grade

This Week’s Kindness Challenge: Stand up for someone who needs help.


Wednesday in National Dictionary Day! Students will each receive their very own dictionary from the Mickelberry family and learn about using them. We will keep them in the classroom until the end of the semester.



Looking Ahead:

Oct 22nd- Report Cards come home

Oct. 23rd-UNITY DAY! Wear ORANGE!

Author Visit! Steven Smith who wrote 

   Summer of the Woods: The Virginia Mysteries Book 1 

Oct 25th Half day for students

Oct. 28th- wear RED for Red Ribbon Week

Oct 29th- PJ day (Reach for your dreams)

Oct 30th-Hero day 

Oct. 31st-Dress as a Celebrity Talent Show 10:00 WYES We will be having a variety/talent show where staff and other community members will be performing for our students.  If you have a special talent you would like to share with our students in a whole school assembly please contact our School Counselor, Mrs. Keys, at nkeys@madisonschools.k12.va.us.  Costumes are welcome but please no weapons, masks, or face covered in paint.

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

We will continue working with money. Students will be counting, comparing, and making change. This Friday, October 18th, we will take our first quarter benchmark test. This test will cover all taught material so far. 


Practice at home

  1. Have your student identify coins from a handful of change

  2. Have your student count a handful of change

  3. Practice adding and subtraction facts

Reading

Next week’s words

Use the back of Week 10 Reading Log to study. Words from Poems by Shel Silvertein

wrenched, scour, carelessly, exaggeration, contraption

Science:

Students will keep working on their endangered species project. They have plenty of class time to work on their projects, so nothing NEEDS to be completed at home. If you would like to work with your child on their project you may. An invitation to our endangered species showcase on Thursday, October 24th will be coming home in Tuesday communicators. 


At the showcase, all projects will be set up for parents and students to look at. There will be cookies and punch for visitors to enjoy. You are welcome to come and peruse the projects anytime between 3:30 and 5:00. You do not have to be here the entire time and students do not have to be here to speak. Think of it more like an art gallery and celebration of their hard work! 


**Next week we will be switching to social studies and our study of the world and ancient civilizations.**


Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E. and  P.E. 

Thursday: Guidance

Friday: Library

Bader’s Specials

Monday: ART

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and Guidance 

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish



Week 9 in Third Grade

***This Week’s Kindness Challenge:

Make friends or talk with someone that 

you don’t already know or are friends with.


***Oct. 10th-Picture Day Order forms went home in the Tuesday Communicator Some parents prefer to pay online.  Parents can pay for pictures online by going to strawbridge.net and entering our school code: IQ330377


***Oct. 11th- PTO Family Movie Night! 

    Come and enjoy a movie under the stars! Toy Story 4.

Looking Ahead:

Oct 22nd- Report Cards come home

Oct. 23rd-Author Visit! Steven Smith who wrote 

   Summer of the Woods: The Virginia Mysteries Book 1 

Attached is an order form if you would like to purchase more boos in the series.

Oct. 28th- Nov. 1st- Red Ribbon Week at WYES

Oct. 31st-Talent Show 10:00 WYES We will be having a variety/talent show where staff and other community members will be performing for our students.  If you have a special talent you would like to share with our students in a whole school assembly please contact our School Counselor, Mrs. Keys, at nkeys@madisonschools.k12.va.us.   

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

Our unit 3 test is this Monday, October 7th. It will cover subtraction with and without borrowing and estimation. On Tuesday and Wednesday we will complete a variety of activities working with multi-step word problems. Students will apply what they already know about color problems and break down equations with 2 or 3 steps. Our next unit will be money. Students will be counting, comparing, and making change.


               


                       Addition problems                                                          Subtraction problems


Have your child explain what each color problem means!

Reading

 Test FRIDAY 10/11 

Story Elements in Fiction and Writing a Summary using SWBST (Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then-)

                                     students should be able to identify and discuss the following:

setting  character   conflict resolution  theme plot narrator

Word Wizards!  Quiz Monday

Use the back of Week 8 Reading Log to study. Words from The Lorax

nuisance, grim, intend, glorious, hack

Next week’s words

Use the back of Week 9 Reading Log to study. Words from Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

amused, uncooperative, creatively, responded, disturb

SWBST SONG

Science:

We are starting our final projects for science. Students will use all of the research and knowledge to teach others about their endangered species. They will be given 7 days of class time to work on their projects, so nothing NEEDS to be completed at home. If you would like to work with your child on their project you may. Be looking for an invitation to our endangered species showcase coming home in the next couple weeks, once we have all completed our projects.


Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and  Bible/Computer 

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish

Bader’s Specials

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Bible/Computer

Wednesday: P.E. and Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music


Week 7 in Third Grade

Last chance to help us build our baskets for the auction! 

               Mrs. Allamon’s Basket is SPA themed

                     You could send in things like scented candles, bath bombs, or soothing lotions

               Mrs. Bader’s Basket is OUTDOOR/CAMPING themed

                     You could send in things like flashlights, trail snacks, or s’more fixings 


Our PTO helps fund special activities and trips for each grade level. 

You can help support our PTO by:

  • Giving to the coin drive! Each class is collecting change this next week to go towards our PTO. The class that collects the most coins will get a prize.

Mrs. Llyod’s Class is in first place, Mrs. Bader’s class is in second, and Mrs. Allamon’s Class is in third

  • Sending in items for our class basket 

  • Silent Basket Auction 1:00-6:30 Sept. 26th WYES Library

Looking Ahead:

Sep. 26th-Parent Teacher Conferences/Scholastic Book Fair/Silent Auction 1:30-6:30

Oct. 10th-Picture Day

Oct. 11th- PTO Family Movie Night

Oct. 23rd-Author Visit! Steven Smith who wrote Summer of the Woods: The Virginia Mysteries Book 1 

Oct. 28th- Nov. 1st- Red Ribbon Week at WYES

Oct. 31st-Talent Show 10:00 WYES We will be having a variety/talent show where staff and other community members will be performing for our students.  If you have a special talent you would like to share with our students in a whole school assembly please contact our School Counselor, Mrs. Keys, at nkeys@madisonschools.k12.va.us.   

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

We will work on our subtraction. We will be solving traditional equations, word problems, and missing addends. On Wednesday, we will complete an exciting problem solving quest! The Mathemagicians have struck again! Students will use taught skills and problem solving strategies to decipher the code left by Minus Summation. Will they catch the culprit in time???

Reading

One more week focusing on Main idea and supporting details in nonfiction text 

       What is the main idea of this section?

       What details support the main idea?

       What would be a good title/heading for this section?

Word Wizards!  Quiz Monday

Use the back of Week 6 Reading Log to study. Words from Emmauel’s Dream

powerful, useless, disabilities, arrived, refused, +ful, +less

Next week’s words

Use the back of Week 7 Reading Log to study. Words from The Great Kapok Tree

 murmur, ancestor, fragrant, hesitated, ruined

Main Idea Song

Science:

Students will write about their endangered species’ ecosystem. We will add to our portfolios and tie our learning together. We will talk about symbiosis and how animals and plants are interconnected in an ecosystem.


Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Spanish

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: P.E. and Art

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E. and P.E.

Week 6 in Third Grade

Field Trips! Assemblies! And more! Oh My!

Our PTO helps fund special activities and trips for each grade level. 

There are three ways that you can help support our PTO:

  • Coin drive for PTO! Each class is collecting change this next week to go towards our PTO. 

  • Silent Basket Auction 1:00-6:30 Sept. 26th WYES Library

  • Help us build our baskets for the auction: 

               Mrs. Allamon’s Basket is SPA themed

                     You could send in things like scented candles, bath bombs, or soothing lotions

               Mrs. Bader’s Basket is OUTDOOR/CAMPING themed

                     You could send in things like flashlights, trail snacks, or s’more fixings 


Looking Ahead:

Sep. 26th-Parent Teacher Conferences/Scholastic Book Fair/Silent Auction 1:30-6:30

Oct. 10th-Picture Day

Oct. 11th- PTO Family Movie Night

Oct. 28th- Nov. 1st- Red Ribbon Week at WYES

Oct. 31st-Talent Show 10:00 WYES We will be having a variety/talent show where staff and other community members will be performing for our students.  If you have a special talent you would like to share with our students in a whole school assembly please contact our School Counselor, Mrs. Keys, at nkeys@madisonschools.k12.va.us.   

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

Our Topic 2 test, which includes adding, rounding, and estimation has been moved to Thursday, September 19th.  We spent a few extra days on rounding to ensure everyone was ready to move on to estimation. We will look at estimation this week. On Friday we will begin looking at subtraction. 


Rounding Rap

Reading

Continuing Main idea and supporting details in nonfiction text 

       What is the main idea of this section?

       What details support the main idea?

       What would be a good title/heading for this section?

Word Wizards!  Quiz Monday

Use the back of the Week 5 Reading Log to study. Words from The Girl Who Thought in Pictures 

unique, unusual, ashamed, taunted, solutions, synonyms

Next week’s words

Use the back of Week 6 Reading Log to study. Words from Emmauel’s Dream

powerful, useless, disabilities, arrived, refused, +ful, +less

Main Idea Song

Science:

Our class will investigate different types of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems this week. We will talk about populations, communities, and distinguishing characteristics for each ecosystem. Mrs. Bader’s and Mrs. Allamon’s homerooms will be working together to create an ecosystem mural. Be sure to stop by and check it out if you are coming to parent-teacher conferences!


Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E. and P.E.

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Library

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and Computer/Bible

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish

Week 5 in Third Grade

Progress reports are coming home on Friday. Please sign and return. Once we’ve seen your signature, It will come back in the Tuesday Communicator.


Looking Ahead:

Sep. 26th-Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 10th-Picture Day

Oct. 11th- PTO Family Movie Night

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

Rounding and estimation is next up in math. Students will be looking at numbers and justifying which ten, hundred, or thousand it is closest to. We will also combine our knowledge of rounding and addition to estimate sums. Rounding is often an area of trouble for students, so a step by step study guide will be coming home in Tuesday Communicators. There will be a rounding quiz on Wednesday

Looking ahead: Our Topic 2 test, which includes adding, rounding, and estimation will be Tuesday September 17th. 


Rounding Rap

Reading

Main idea and supporting details in nonfiction text 

What is the main idea of this section?

What details support the main idea?

What would be a good title/heading for this section?

Word Wizards! Use the back of the reading log to study. Words from The Girl Who Thought in Pictures 

unique, unusual, ashamed, taunted, solutions, synonyms

Main Idea Song

Science:

Our food chain focus this week is consumers. Students will look at what different animals eat and how that classifies them in the food chain. We will look at how different eaters fit together into a food web. At the end of the week we will look at decomposers and why they are important parts of any ecosystem.

Producer, Consumer, Decomposer Song

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E. and Computer/Bible

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish

Bader’s Specials

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Guidance/Bible

Wednesday: P.E. and Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music

Week 4 in Third Grade

We are now in the groove and know the routine. We are going to have a fantastic year!


D.A.R.E. comes to third grade. This week, Deputy Tash will visit each classroom to start our weekly safety talks.  This week’s lesson is “When should you call 9-1-1.”


Looking Ahead:

Sep.13th-Progress Reports Coming Home

Sep. 26th-Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 10th-Picture Day

Oct. 11th- PTO Family Movie Night

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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

Addition is our next unit in math. Students will add 4 digit numbers with and without regrouping. We will be looking at higher level questioning, pre-algebraic thinking (missing addends) and discussing matching equations to word problems. There will be an addition quiz Thursday

Reading

Nonfiction Text Features:  QUIZ FRIDAY 9/6 Study Guide will be in homework folder Tuesday


Word Wizards! QUIZ MONDAY 9/9: Each week we will be pulling vocabulary words from a shared reading in class. We will be focusing on their meanings, synonyms, antonyms, and word parts. We will have a quiz on these words the following week. See the back of the Reading Log to study for the quiz.

Our words this week are taken from the book Big Words for Little People

superb, irate, inconsiderate, persevere, siblings

Photographs wanted: For our end of the unit project in reading, we need a photograph of each student. We can take these in class but if your child has one they prefer to use, please send it in (or email) Mrs. Bader one by Tuesday 9/10.

Science:

Students will wrap up our adaptations unit by applying their learned skills to an endangered species of their choice. Each student will research the adaptations that allow their animal to survive in its habitat and create a write-up on Google Classroom. The rest of the week we will investigate the components of a food chain, specifically producers. Students will look at why producers are an important part of their respective food chains and habitats.

Producer, Consumer, Decomposer Song

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Computer

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: P.E. and Spanish

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Spanish

Wednesday: P.E.  and Music

Thursday: Art

Friday: P.E.


Week 3 in Third Grade

*Our MATH Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test is Wednesday! 

**Get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, and come to school on time!**

*Reminder: 12:00 dismissal on Friday and no school on Monday. Happy Labor Day!


Book orders due Wednesday the 28th. Flyers went home last week. 

Choose books with your child from the paper flyers or online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs

To order online, connect to our class using our Class Code:  FTNG3

Every order you place earns FREE Books for our class to share.

Thank you for supporting our class and happy reading!


WYES supports our youngest learners by wearing our kindergarten colors.

Let’s see how many of us can wear the color on the day scheduled:

August 26- Purple

August 27- Brown

August 28- Pink

August 29- Gray/Black

August 30- White


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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

We will be working on comparing numbers. Students will compare and order three and four digit numbers using words and symbols. Our unit test on place value and comparing will be this Friday.

Reading

Text Features: Be able to read, give examples of, and explain the purpose of the following terms.

Use the back of the reading log to study! Test next Friday 9/6

Table of Contents, index, glossary, bold, italic, highlight, underline, tables, maps, photographs, diagrams, graphs, timelines, captions


Enjoy our song this week: TEXT FEATURES!

Science:

We will be investigating types of behavioral adaptations. We will look at how animals adapt and survive in places where the weather changes. 


Camel Song


Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Spanish

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Art 

Thursday: P.E.

Friday: none

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E. 

Thursday: Computer

Friday: none

Week 2 in Third Grade


Two homework sheets will be coming home this week. Look for a Math Sheet and a Reading Log. They are due the following Monday. These count as homework grades in each class.


Reading Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test is Thursday. Get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and come to school on time to do your best on this test.


Your first Scholastic Book Order forms come home in the Tuesday Communicators and will be due Wednesday the 28th. Ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs is an easy way to find the best books that are just right for your child’s grade and interests. Here’s how:

Choose books with your child from the paper flyers or online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs

To order online, connect to our class using our Class Code:  FTNG3

Every order you place earns FREE Books for our class to share.

Thank you for supporting our class and happy reading!


Color Days WYES supports our youngest learners by wearing our kindergarten colors.

Let’s see how many of us can wear the color on the day scheduled:

August 19- Red

August 20- Orange

August 21- Yellow

August 22- Green

August 23- Blue

August 26- Purple

August 27- Brown

August 28- Pink

August 29- Gray/Black

August 30- White


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Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

Place Value: We will be looking at both the location of a digit and its value. We will look at TEIs (technology enhanced items) and talk about SOL type questioning. Students will also compare and order sets of numbers. Our math journals will be used to extend our thinking and give us a deeper understanding. There will be a place value quiz on Friday. A study guide will come home in Tuesday Communicators.

Reading

What is the difference between Fiction and Nonfiction? Which entertains and which informs?

How do we use our Reader’s Notebook?

Enjoy our song this week: FICTION/NONFICTION SONG

Science:

We will be looking at the difference between physical and behavioral adaptations. Students will investigate different physical adaptations and apply their learning to their selected endangered species. Camel Song

Allamon’s Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: P.E and P.E. 

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Library

Bader’s Specials

Monday: Art

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E and Computer

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish

Week 1 in Third Grade


This week we will be getting to know each other and 

the expectations and procedures at W.Y.E.S. 


What does it mean to be a STAR?

  • Show determination

  • Take responsibility

  • Act safe

  • Respect everyone


Reminder: These are the important forms due by Friday!

  • Signature Page (found in Student Handbook)

  • Medical Form (blue)                                            

  • Emergency Care Information  

  • Free/Reduced Lunch Form (if needed)

  • Parent Homework


Any questions or concerns? 

Shoot us an email or send in a note. We’ll get back to you ASAP. 

Math and Science: Mrs. Allamon aallamon@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Reading: Mrs. Bader:  rbader@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Math

What do Math Centers look like?

How do we use STEM Bins?

Basic Addition and Subtraction Review

Reading

What is a “Good Fit” book?

What is the difference between Fiction and Nonfiction?

Science

Adaptations: How do animals live where they live?


Allamon’s Specials

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: P.E and Guidance

Thursday: Library

Friday: Spanish

Bader’s Specials

Tuesday: Guidance

Wednesday: P.E and Library

Thursday: Spanish

Friday: Music


In case you missed our Open House, what we discussed is attached here.