Here you will find all the information you need to keep you up to date on the material we are learning in class.

We are starting our new unit on Place Value and Rounding!!When rounding we are trying to determine which set of ten or hundred a number is closer to. 

Rounding Rules:

0,1,2,3,4,-The place value remains the same and a zero falls in place behind.
5,6,7,8,9- The place values moves up by 1 and a zero falls in place behind.
Example: 56 rounded to the nearest ten is 60. 
To round 56 to the nearest 10, we look at the ones place and determine what rule the 6 falls under. The 6 tells the 5 that it needs to move up by 1 place and then a zero falls in place. 
This means that 56 is rounded to 60
We are learning about IDIOMS! Idioms are  a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.
The students love this fun and entertaining unit! Ask your children to point out any idioms they hear! 

We are learning about Ancient Rome. The unit on Ancient Rome  began on Nov 2nd. Students will be exploring an ancient civilization whose contributions can be seen in many areas of our lives today. Students will learn about the culture of ancient Rome, including religion, food, education, legends, social class structure, and entertainment. They will also learn about Roman geography and history, government, major leaders, monumental battles, and the rise and decline of the Roman Empire. Students will also learn about Ancient Rome’s influence and contributions to our society today. The content students learn in this grade will serve as the basis for more in-depth study in the later grades of the Roman Republic, the Punic Wars, Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Christianity under the Roman Empire, and the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.


We are taking a break from science right now.
We are learning about all the different parts of a written piece. 



Math Workbooks: Your child will have a couple pages to complete from the math lesson covered that day. Some of the problems will be completed during the math lesson with me.
  • Multiplication: Your child will make multiplication flash cards every Monday. They will study them every night during the week. Multiplication quizzes are on Fridays.
  • Spelling: They will receive a list on Monday and practice/study the words throughout the week. Spelling quizzes will be on Fridays.
  • Reading: They will receive a packet of reading passages  and questions on Monday. They will need to read the passages and answer the questions by Friday.
  • Reflex Math-Students will be required to get three green lights each week. Students will start out practicing their addition and subtractions facts and then move to multiplication and addition.
  • Also, one crucial part of being in 3rd grade increasing stamina. We need to increase their stamina throughout the year so they are able to stay focused and fresh throughout the EOG testing time.
  • **If you do not have access to internet, let me know. When the kids start doing online homework I can make time for them to do it at school.


Please use the link to access the Roman Prezi that we explored in class. This prezi provided students with lots of awesome information about Rome.






Make sure students are working towards their green light. Students should have 3 green lights per week. The more they practice their multiplication facts, the better they will be and the faster they will get their green light!





Band aids
recess equipment
Clorox anywhere spray

Please use the following link to access my amazon wish list! This list will be updated throughout the school year.

Wish List For My Classroom
Link: http://a.co/ehF0pPm


Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards are also welcome




Welcome to our class's Book Club page. Find great books that your child will love to read and help our class earn FREE books with every purchase!

https://orders.scholastic.com/MQBBF





Remind 101 is a website that provides a safe way for teachers to text message or email students and parents. Throughout the school year I will send out reminders and updates. These will go straight to your phone. 

 Please follow the directions below to join.
  •  If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.
    On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link:
    rmd.at/6d4aeg
    Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

  • If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.Text the message @6d4aeg to the number 81010.If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @6d4aeg to (828) 348-1855.



Please check your email regularly. I will send out copies of newsletters, updates and reminders weekly. If you have not received an email from me please send one to me so that I can check and make sure I have your email address and it is listed correctly.
My email address is jkaylor@pinnacleclassicalacademy.com





If you have any questions at any point during the school year, please make sure you reach out. I will be glad to schedule a conference over the phone or in person. 










Please use the following link to access a wonderful song that can help your child learn their multiplication facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgjCLhoI9Mk&disable_polymer=true



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