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Announcements for the Week of 4/30/18

Volunteer Breakfast – May 3rd - Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered time at school this year as well as sent in supplies and materials throughout the year. We are so grateful to work with such wonderful parents. We would like to show our appreciation at the volunteer breakfast in the library this Thursday, May 3rd.

Top Secret Parent Homework – Due May 17th

A brown envelope will be sent home this week with directions. Please complete the assignment inside. Please let us know if you have any questions. Return the homework in the brown envelope ASAP. Thanks!

Math – We are finishing up geometry this week and starting to review. If you would like additional EOG practice, there are printable tests on my website if you click on classroom links, and scroll to the PDFs at the bottom of the page. There are also links to online EOG practice. If you would like me to create a packet for your child based on specific skills they need to work on, I will be happy to do that by request. Please e-mail or class dojo message me.

Language Arts –  If your child’s MOCK EOG score did not go home last week, it will come home this week. Please make sure you sign it before returning to school.  I will be focusing on certain skills that were missed on the MOCK to guide small group instruction.   If your child has any extra time, there are great review websites on my webpage under EOG prep. Please make sure your child is still reading for at least 20 minutes every night. Raz is also a great tool to use to review. Please have your child bring an old towel, beach towel from home to sit on outside during read to self.

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

Reviewing all standards

Math

G1, G2 – Geometry – Understand shapes (especially quadrilaterals) in different categories. Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, squares, parallelograms, trapezoids as examples of quadrilaterals. Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction for the whole.

 Shapes Practice - Polygons Name irregular shapesName Regular Shapes
https://join.quizizz.com
Line Plots Code: 069584
Multiplication & Division Code : 744779
More Mult. and Division Code: 499053
EOG Review #1  Code: 801282
EOG Review #2 - Code - 755547
EOG Review #3 - Code - 905737
Perimeter Code: 754272
Area and Perimeter Code: 831864

**codes expire May 7th at 3:30 pm**

Science

Solar System

Planets for Kids

A trip through the solar system

Solar System Game

Solar System Video (This will make you feel very tiny!)

Important Dates-Week of 4/30 – Book Fair – classes will go on their scheduled library day: McIntosh – Tuesday, O’Rourke – Thursday and Friday, 5-3 Volunteer Breakfast, 5-4 Fun Day,  5/28 - No School Memorial Day

5/30 Reading EOG, 5-31 Math EOG

Announcements for the Week of 4/16/18

Thank you to everyone who supported our Fun Run Boosterthon last week. We appreciate your ongoing support of Bradley Creek. We raised over \$11,000 for new technology equipment. J

Math – We are starting our last unit this week on Geometry before we start our spiral EOG review. I am very proud of students using BUCK on homework word problems and showing their work for every problem. If you would like additional EOG practice, there are printable tests on my website if you click on classroom links, and scroll to the PDFs at the bottom of the page. There are also links to online EOG practice. This week we will take a Mock or Practice Math EOG Wednesday and Thursday. This will provide great practice with building stamina and applying test taking strategies, and this is very helpful to determine specific skills that each student needs to work on. You will be given feedback on how your child does on this practice test.

Language Arts –  If your child has any extra time, there are great review websites on my webpage under EOG prep. Please make sure your child is still reading for at least 20 minutes every night. Raz is also a great tool to use to review. Please have your child bring an old towel, beach towel from home to sit on outside during read to self.

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

Reviewing all standards

Math

G1, G2 – Geometry – Understand shapes (especially quadrilaterals) in different categories. Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, squares, parallelograms, trapezoids as examples of quadrilaterals. Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction for the whole.

 Shapes Practice - Polygons Name irregular shapesName Regular Shapes

Science

Solar System

Planets for Kids

A trip through the solar system

Solar System Game

Solar System Video (This will make you feel very tiny!)

Important Dates-

April 18& 19 – Mock Math EOG,    April 25&26 – Mock ELA EOG    April 27 – Picture Day  May 4 – Fun Day

Spring Break Challenge - websites - Please see the orange choice board sent home for details!

1. Reflex Math  (Get the Green Light)

Telling Time

 EOG Preparation
 * Click on "student" and "North Carolina" * Each category (Operations & Algebraic Thinking, etc.)  assignment will only allow you to do 3 problems, so you will need to click on more than one.

Look at the math column, scroll down and select any "proficient test"

 www.multiplication.com

Announcements for the Week of 3/12/18

Math –We will be starting our area and perimeter unit this week. Students need to be fluent in their multiplication facts so that they can apply them to find the area of 2-dimentional shapes. Remember that area is the space inside a shape (A=LxW) and perimeter is the distance around a shape (add up all of the side lengths) Please go on my website for extra links to fun practice games for this topic.

Spring Break Math Challenge – Please look for an orange slip this week in your child’s folder about signing up for the “Spring Break” Math Challenge. We hope you will consider participating if you are able to.

Language Arts –   We are continuing to work on making connections between sentences and paragraphs in a story. We are also starting to review all of the standards that were taught this year. (Where has the time gone?) If your child has any extra time, there are great review websites on my webpage. Please remind them to read every night. We have discussed how this will help with their stamina for taking longer tests.

Learning Targets…

 Language Arts RI.3.8 Connections between sentences and paragraphs     Reviewing all standards Math MD 5 – Recognize Area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement (Are = Length x Width) Finding Area of rectangles 3 Science Solar System Planets for KidsA trip through the solar systemSolar System Game Solar System Video (This will make you feel very tiny!)

Important Dates-

3/13 STEM night                                                March 26 -30 Spring Break J

Announcements for the Week of 3/5/18

Math – We will be learning about equivalent fractions (1/2 = 3/6, etc.)  this week. This will help students who are working on the “Pizza Project” at home this week for homework. There are great pictures and examples on Pinterest if you search “pizza fractions project.” Please refer to the orange directions sheet for the requirements for the top and bottom of the pizza box. Please make sure your child creates a plan or draft on notebook paper first before making his/her pizza. Remember to include a key, 5 different fractions, 2 equivalent fractions for each, 2 word problems with answer keys on the bottom or side of the box, or under a flap. Be creative! We can’t wait to see the finished projects on Friday and share them in class. JFractions Pizza Project – Due Friday, March 9th

Fraction Pizzas from last year's classes

Examples of Pizza Fractions projects

Language Arts –  We are continuing to work on Figurative Language (RL.4) I am teaching a song/chant to the kiddos to help them remember all of the different types of FL. Ask them to sing it to you. We will add to it as we learn more.  Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes Monday-Friday. I can give you a list of questions to practice with your child once they have finished reading.  Remember you can always go to the RTA “livebinder” on my website for great practice activities.

Learning Targets…

 Language Arts RL 3.4 Figurative Language Math NF 3 – Equivalent Fractions; recognize and generate equivalent fractions; compare fractionsIdentifying fractionsWriting FractionsFlocabulary Fractions Song (requires an e-mail address to sign up for a free trial) Science Matter unit (Liquids, gases, solids) Chemical and Physical changes Mass and Volume MatterMass and Volume JeopardyMatter 1Solids and LiquidsGasesElephant Toothpaste - Rachel Ray

Important Dates- 326-3/30 Spring Break J

Announcements for the Week of 2/26/18

Math – We are starting our fractions unit this week. Fractions is a fun and hands-on concept for children. Please keep reviewing liquid volume estimation at home with liquid containers (juice, milk) and mass with solid canned good items (how many grams in each can.) Practice links are available on my website.

Fractions Pizza Project – This is an optional project students can complete next week (week of March 5th)  at home in place of homework that is lots of FUN. Please look for a note about this this week. Pictures of examples will be on my website to give some ideas.

Fraction Pizzas from last year's classes

Examples of Pizza Fractions projects

 Math NF 1 – Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts. Identifying fractions Writing Fractions Flocabulary Fractions Song (requires an e-mail address to sign up for a free trial)

Science

Matter unit (Liquids, gases, solids)

Mass and Volume Matter

Mass and Volume Jeopardy

 Matter 1Solids and LiquidsGasesElephant Toothpaste - Rachel Ray

Announcements for the Week of 2/5/18

Math – We are starting a unit on liquid volume and masses of objects. Students will need lots of practice estimating at home. On any liquid container, you can ask your child they estimate if holds more than 1 liter or less than 1 liter and then try to estimate how many liters or milliliters are in the container. On solids, such as foods or canned goods, have your child estimate if things are more or less than a kilogram or gram. Please feel free to send in empty liquid containers (juice bottles, etc.) of different sizes. We will be able to use these in our liquid volume estimation station. Practice links are available on my website.

Language Arts –  We have finished MOY testing. Your child’s data will go home with his/her report card. We are continuing character traits this week. (RL.3)  Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes Monday-Friday. I can give you a list of questions to practice with your child once they have finished reading.  Remember you can always go to the RTA “livebinder” on my website for great practice activities.

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

RL 3.3 Character traits

Math

MD 2 – Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using grams (g), kilograms (kg), milliliters (mL), and liters (L). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units by using drawings to represent the problem.

 Mass and Volume GamesMass, volume, densitymass and scalesEstimation 180 website

Science

Starting our Matter unit (Liquids, gases, solids)

 Matter 1Solids and LiquidsGases

Important Dates- 2/23 – half day for students, 2/28 – Interim Reports

Announcements for the Week of 1/29/18

Math –We are finishing up telling time to the nearest minute and determining start times, end times, and elapsed times on a number line. We will be reviewing and testing on this standard by the end of the week. When you are in the car, have your child take note of the start time, and then your arrival time and then determine how long the car ride took. Extra practice links are available on my website.

Language Arts –  We have finished MOY testing. Your child’s data will go home with his/her report card. We are continuing character traits this week. (RL.3)  Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes Monday-Friday. I can give you a list of questions to practice with your child once they have finished reading.  Remember you can always go to the RTA “livebinder” on my website for great practice activities.

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

RL 3.3 Character traits

Math

Testing on MD 1 – Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction on time intervals in minutes. Use a number line to represent elapsed time.

Telling Time

Science

Landforms

Important Dates- 2/1 – Report Cards, ELA School Net Testing                2/2 – Math School Net Testing

Announcements for the Week of 1/16/18

Math – This week we will continue elapsed time. It is very important that students can tell time on an analog clock. We will review this in class this week, but in third grade our focus will be on using a number line to show elapsed time intervals.. Extra practice links are available on my website.

3 activities Homework Sheet – Each night this week, record one event such as eating dinner, getting ready for bed, completing homework, etc. on the sheet attached to the yellow HW sheet. Record the start time, end time and determine the elapsed time on a number line. This will help students make connections with real life examples of elapsed time.

Language Arts –  We are continuing to work on sequence of events this week. We are also learning about cause (what made it happen) and effect (what happened). This can be a bit tricky for some kids, so please help us by reviewing real life cause/effect scenarios when you can.  Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes Monday-Friday. I can give you a list of questions to practice with your child once they have finished reading.  Remember you can always go to the RTA “livebinder” on my website for great practice activities.

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

RI.3.3 Sequence of historical events and Cause and Effect

Math

MD 1 – Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction on time intervals in minutes. Use a number line to represent elapsed time.

Telling Time

Science

Landforms

Important Dates-  1/15 – No School, 1/26 – snow make-up day, 1/24 – AIMS web Testing

2/2 – Math School Net Testing

Announcements for the Week of 12/18/17

 Reflex Math  (Get the Green Light) Scootpad - Math

Announcements for the Week of 12/11/17

UNC-W Field TripFriday, January 5thThis is a K-5 school field trip and we will not be able to take parents on this field trip due to limited seating. Please return the permission slip and \$2.00 ASAP.

Math – We are testing on bar graphs and picture graphs and starting the distributive property this week. This is often a very challenging concept for students to understand. I have put some links for extra practice on my website under learning targets. Also, a yellow slip is being sent home this week about a “Winter break challenge” activity. Please consider having your child participate. We have made so much progress this year, it is very important to keep practicing multiplication skills over the break. Please sign and return the yellow slip ASAP for your child to participate.

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

RI.3.3 Sequence of historical events and Cause and Effect

Math

Testing on MD 3 – Graphs and starting OA 5 – Distributive Property

 Associative Property Practice

Social Studies

Landforms

Important Dates-

12/20 – students dismissed at 12:00

12/21-1/1 No School

1/2 First day back at school

1/5 UNC-W Field Trip – Basketball Game

Announcements for the Week of 12/4/17

Wish List – We still need two more 2.5 pound containers of green play dough for an upcoming Landforms project. Thanks to all of you who have already volunteered to provide play dough. If you can help us out with green, please let us know!

Math – We are working on some great graphing projects this week. Each child has selected a survey question and is collecting data from every third grade student. We are creating tally charts, frequency tables, bar graphs, picture graphs and questions to display and interpret our data. Keep playing Salute & Reflex at home and be ready for a multiplication timed test on Friday. Your child should know which facts they are being tested on.

Language Arts –  We are continuing to work on sequence of events this week. We are also learning about cause (what made it happen) and effect (what happened). This can be a bit tricky for some kids, so please help us by reviewing real life cause/effect scenarios when you can.  Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes Monday-Friday. I can give you a list of questions to practice with your child once they have finished reading.  Remember you can always go to the RTA “livebinder” on my website for great practice activities.

Learning Targets…

 Language Arts RI.3.3 Sequence of historical events and Cause and Effect Math MD 3 – Drawing a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set. Solve one and two-step problems using graphs. Matching graphs to data setsInteractive graphs Social Studies Map Skills  latitude and longitude 2

Important Dates-

12/6 Interim Reports           12/11 – Holiday Musical at Roland Grise                12/20 – Half Day of school

12/21- 1-1 – Winter Break

Announcements for the Week of 11/27/17

Math – Thank you to all parents who sent in the pies last week. We used the pies for a fun and tasty graphing activity to kick off our graphing unit. Check out the pictures on Class Dojo J Keep practicing multiplication facts - children can also play salute or practice on Reflex Math. Most often, weekly tests are given on Fridays, so please make sure your child is prepared!

Language Arts –  We are wrapping up main idea this week. We are also reading Molly’s Pilgrim and discussing different traditions we have in our family. Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes Monday-Friday. I can give you a list of questions to practice with your child once they have finished reading.  Remember you can always go to the RTA “livebinder” on my website for great practice activities.

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

RI.3.2 Main Idea

Math

MD 3 – Drawing a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set. Solve one and two-step problems using graphs.

 Matching graphs to data setsInteractive graphs

Social studies

Map Skills

 latitude and longitude 2

Important Dates-

12/1 All AIG nominations from parents due to Mrs. Howe

12/11 – Holiday Musical at Roland Grise

Announcements for the Week of 11/6/17

Tarheels Go Walking Field Trip – Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers who helped keep everyone safe on our field trip last week. We hope you enjoyed the pictures on Class Dojo.

Please Note – Mrs. McIntosh will be attending NCCAT this week (November 6-9) in Ocracoke. (NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching) Her classes will be in great hands with Mrs. Spencer (Mon., Wed., Thurs.) and Mrs. Hillman (Tues.) Please call the office or send a written note to contact the substitutes if needed, as Mrs. Mcintosh will be out of the classroom and away from Class Dojo this week.

Math – Please continue working on multiplication facts and singing skip counting songs nightly. Also, check out www.multiplication.com and click on “Games” for fun activities.

Language Arts –  We are continuing to work on main idea.  This is a pivotal standard and some of the assessments can be tricky, therefore we will spend around three weeks working on this skill. Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes Monday-Friday. I can give you a list of questions to practice with your child once they have finished reading.  Remember you can always go to the RTA “livebinder” on my website for great practice activities.

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

RI.3.2 Main Idea

Math

OA 2 – Division – interpret quotients of whole numbers as the number of objects in each share when partitioning equally

Mult. and Division Practice

Social studies

Maps and Globes (13 min.)

Maps and Globes (5 min.)

Tour the States (4 min.)

 latitude and longitude 2

Important Dates-

11/9 Veterans’ Day Lunch 11/10 Veterans Day, no school

11/22, 11/23, 11/24 – No School

Announcements for the Week of 10/30/17

Thursday, November 2nd – Tarheels Go Walking Field Trip

• Please wear tennis shoes and dress for the weather. This is a walking tour of downtown Wilmington and we will be outside. Wear a raincoat with a hood if there is a chance of rain

Math – Please continue working on multiplication facts and singing skip counting songs nightly. Playing “Salute” with a deck of cards is a great way to practice. Ask your child how to play. We play almost every day in class. Also, check out www.multiplication.com and click on “Games” for fun activities.

Language Arts –  We are continuing to work on main idea. This is a pivotal standard and some of the assessments can be tricky, therefore we will spend around a month working on this skill. Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes Monday-Friday. I can give you a list of questions to practice with your child once they have finished reading. Remember you can always go to the RTA “livebinder” on my website for great practice activities.

Learning Targets…

 Language Arts RI.3.2 Main Idea Math OA 2 – Division – interpret quotients of whole numbers as the number of objects in each share when partitioning equally Social studies Maps

Important Dates-

11/2 – Report Cards                    11/3 – School Net Math Test                       11/10 – Veteran’s Day, No School

Announcements for the Week of 10/16/17

Math – We are kicking off multiplication this week. It is very important that your child practice multiplication facts at home at least 2 nights a week. We will be taking a multiplication quiz each Friday and children can earn rockets on a keychain when they pass. Every child will start with a x2 test, and then move along at his or her own pace each week. You can tell what facts your child is working on by looking at his or her multiplication booklet in the back pocket of HW folders. Each child will color off 2s, 3s, etc. as they pass. Here are ways you can practice at home: Reflex Math App or website, play “1,2,3, Salute!” with playing cards, sing skip counting songs in the car, use the flipcards in your child’s mult. booklet in his or her folder, flashcards.

Language Arts –  We are continuing to focus on text features. The kiddos had a blast pretending to be surgeons last week. They are learning not only what the text feature is called, but also the purpose of each text feature and how to utilize the different text features.

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

RI.3.7 Text Features

Math

3.OA.1 Interpret products of whole numbers (ex. 5x7 means the total number of objects in 5 groups with 7 objects each)

 Multiplication with equal groupsWriting multiplication equationsRepeated addition Self Correcting Multiplication Quizzes Multiplication.com - Games www.flocabulary.comClass Code: M3JC4M

Science

Human Body – Skeletal System

 interactive human body resource

Important Dates –

Oct. 13th – Picture day

Oct. 20th – Fall Festival

Announcements for the Week of 10/6/17

We are looking for parent volunteers to represent on our School Improvement Team (SIT) committee.  We meet the first Wednesday of every month to discuss issues that directly impact school environment and student learning. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are interested.

Math – We are kicking off multiplication this week. It is very important that your child practice multiplication facts at home at least 2 nights a week. We will be taking a multiplication quiz each Friday and children can earn rockets on a keychain when they pass. Every child will start with a x2 test, and then move along at his or her own pace each week. You can tell what facts your child is working on by looking at his or her multiplication booklet in the back pocket of HW folders. Each child will color off 2s, 3s, etc. as they pass. Here are ways you can practice at home: Reflex Math App or website, play “1,2,3, Salute!” with playing cards, sing skip counting songs in the car, use the flipcards in your child’s mult. booklet in his or her folder, flashcards.

Language Arts –  We are continuing to practice answering questions by “flipping” the question. Please have your child practice this while answering homework at night. Students are getting the hang of looking for the:  who, what, when, where, why, and how of a story. Please continue having your child read every night!

Learning Targets…

Language Arts

Math

3.OA.1 Interpret products of whole numbers (ex. 5x7 means the total number of objects in 5 groups with 7 objects each)

Multiplication with equal groups

Writing multiplication equations

Self Correcting Multiplication Quizzes

Multiplication.com - Games

www.flocabulary.com

Class Code: M3JC4M

Science

Human Body – Skeletal System

 interactive human body resource

Important Dates –     Oct. 13th – Picture day         Oct. 20th – Fall Festival     Oct. 17th – Last day to turn in Box Tops sheets to be entered in drawing for fall festival wristband

Announcements for the Week of 9/5/17

We dove right into our first standard (RI.7 text features) last week. I was amazed by how many text features the kids could name while looking through a Scholastic News. We will become surgeons later this week and “dissect” a Scholastic News and label the different parts. Look for pictures of this activity on our class dojo page.

Math:

We have already started learning some skip counting songs to help prepare for multiplication facts. Your child will begin bringing home a small “Multiplication Facts Folder” this week within their homework folder. Please begin working on x0 and x1 facts. We will be completing some beginning of year assessments this week.

Learning Targets…

 Language Arts R.I.7 Text Features Math NBT 1 Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. Science Human body/ Integration of text features interactive human body resource

Reminders

·       Please remember to send a written note in your child’s folder if they are changing their transportation home in the afternoons. Please indicate if the change is just for the day or from now on.

·       Curriculum night – Thursday, September 21st 5:00-6:00. Please plan to attend. The 3rd grade parent meeting is essential as we will discuss Read to Achieve.

Announcements for the Week of 8/28/17

·       Please join your child’s “Class Dojo” account to by following the directions that were sent home in your child’s folder at open house.

·       All paperwork from open house night is due ASAP

·       Please remember to send a written note in your child’s folder if they are changing their transportation home in the afternoons. Please indicate if the change is just for the day or from now on.

Learning Targets…

 Language Arts Daily 5 routines and procedures Math BUILD station routines and procedures Social Studies FINS and getting to know our classmates

Wish list items – colored copy paper

Important Dates- Thursday, September 21st 5:00-6:00 Curriculum Night

* At least 1 parent must attend.
* This is a parent meeting, children do not need to attend.

This will be discussed in depth at curriculum night on Thursday.
Please look at the following website carefully concerning new Read to Achieve Law and become familiar with 3rd grade promotion standards.
** Click on the gray tab that says "NCRtA Parent Guide, Narrated Powerpoint"

Announcements for the Week of 9/19/2016

Thank you to all of the parents who came to curriculum night last Thursday night. If you missed the meeting, click on the link below to watch the “Read to Achieve” narrated powerpoint.

 Curriculum Night - Parent Resources Read to Achieve Narrated Powerpoint for Parents  ** Click on the gray tab that says "NCRtA Parent Guide, Narrated Powerpoint"**Parent friendly explanation of 3rd grade common core standards with examples.Great explanation and visuals of 3rd grade milestones

Another great class singing Roar -  June 2017

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"ROAR" class theme song
Performed by the class of 2014-2015

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