Mrs. Metras' Newsletter


READING

GRAMMAR/WRITING

 Essential Question:  What makes different animals unique?

 

Comprehension Skills: visualize, problem and solution, synonyms

 

Genre:  Folktale

 

Test: Thursday, February 19th

Action Verbs: shows action in the predicate part of a sentence and tells what the subject does

      

       An earthquake shook the ground beneath us.

 

Quotation Marks – to indicate speaking

Colons – between the hours and minutes when writing time

 

Sentence Fluency: varying sentence types and lengths in writing a passage

 

HANDWRITING: All Reading, Language Arts, and Science assignments should be completed in cursive.

SPELLING

MATH

 

whirl       third       girls        firm       fern      herds

 

stern      serve     hurt        nurse     turns     learn     

 

pearl      word      world      stretch   thick      whales

 

perfect     Thursday

 

Test Thursday, February 19th

Math Facts:  1 minute (25 problems daily)    

                     4 minutes (100 problems on Friday)                  

                 *85% or higher to advance to next level

 

Skills:  equivalent fractions

 

Vocabulary: numerator, denominator, fraction, unit fraction

 

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

Unit B Chapter 3: Effect of Earth & Moon Motions

 

Questions:  What causes seasons?

 

Vocabulary:  equator, seasons

 

Chapter 7:  Working in Communities

 

Lesson 1: Life in a Farming Community

 

Questions: What is life like in a farming community?

 

Vocabulary: harvest, agriculture, fertilizer, combine, Internet, supply, demand, scarcity

 

 

TEACHER NOTES

PBIS

Remember to read for the Joe’s Place Incentive due March 2nd, 2015.

 

Poetry Book Report is due THURSDAY!

 

FARM DAY: On Friday, 2/20 we will be going to a pig farm.  Please make sure your child wears/brings boots to school that day.

 

PARCC Practice: Students have been learning how to navigate the practice tests.  Please encourage your child to show you how to highlight and eliminate answers within the test.  You can do this at home by visiting the following website: http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/  Select Math or ELA, click Grade 3, then Computer Based Practice Test

 

 

QUESTIONS: email tmetras@marengo165.org or call 815-568-7632

 

Please review school wide expectation with your child

       I WILL control my hands and feet

       I WILL use a soft voice

       I WILL be a friend

       I WILL be a learner

       I WILL take care of myself

 Remember to sign the quarterly form in your child’s Take Home Folder each week.

 

FEBRUARY’S REWARD: Sports Day




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