Mrs. Macchiarella's

Third Grade

A peek at the week!

Hello 3M families!

Here are a few announcements for the week and a look at what we will be discussing in class:

      • Our class is quite low on Kleenex. If you have any spare boxes at home or would be willing to send some in, that would be greatly appreciated!
      • Please remember that our school policy is that your child should be fever free and vomit free for 24 hours before coming back to school. With the Flu as rampant as it is this year, please keep your child home if they are not feeling well.
      • This past week, we continued our discussion on being Kind. Every Friday, the students will be nominating someone that they feel has been an exceptional friend throughout the week and giving a reason why.

Please sign up to come in and be a mystery reader. Students love when parents, grandparents or other family/friends come in to read to them. If you are interested please sign up on sign up genius link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44a8ac2ba5f85-mystery

Here is a sneak peek at our week of February 19th

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Student in the Spotlight: Annie

Current Events for Friday, February 23rd

Anchorperson: Yegor

Book Critic: Olivia

Commercial:

Food Critic: Braedy

Movie Critic: Om

Sports Reporter: Tyler

Reporter's Choice: Pragnyaa

Here is a look at our week:

ELA Reading: We are continuing our next unit, Stories Worth Telling Again and Again. Throughout this unit, students will read traditional literature in order to identify similarities and differences across cultures and apply this analysis to a variety of tasks. The students will have an opportunity to use the common themes of traditional literature to better understand themselves. Last week, the students worked in groups to prepare presentations on one genre (Fables, Myths, Legends, Tall Tales or Fairytales). This week, we will begin reading One Grain of Rice by Demi.

ELA Writing: This week we are beginning to work on narrative writing. We will start by reading the story Owl Moon and completing activities to analyze the narrative writing structure present in this story. We will begin talking about narrative memoirs and the students will begin brainstorming their ideas on how to write a memoir using the story that they shared with your family.

ELA Word Study: This week we are finishing our work on Silent e words and then we will move into homophones. Please continue to practice the Word study List 2!

Read Aloud: We are continuing our read aloud Wonder by R.J. Palacia. Students are really enjoying this book! There has been many great discussions in class about compassion and how we should treat others and be Kind.

Social Studies: Students will be continuing to learn about the 3 branches of government and who makes up each branch and what their roles are. We will also take a brief assessment to check their understanding of the American Revolution. Our assessment on the 3 branches will be on Wednesday! After this, we will begin Washington DC, past and present.

Math: This week, we will be beginning our Module 3 lessons which work on the commutative associative and distributive properties as well as finding the unknown number in multiplication and division problems.

Commutative Property: If 6x4=24 then 4x6=24

Associative Property: 3 x 5 x 2 = 3 x 5= 15 then 15 x 2= 30; or by 5x2=10 then 10 x 3=30

Distributive Property: 8x7 can be seen as 8 x (5+2) = (8 x 5) + (8 x 2) = 40 + 16=56

Guided Reading: The students will be working a variety of independent projects while I continue to level the students for reading. Students may be doing Writing activities, Lexia, or working on their Typing skills using Typing Club.

Please have your students continue practicing multiplication and division facts 0-10 on a regular basis. Students can also keep up with our daily lessons by logging into Zearn as well as working on Reflex Math for more fluency practice.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Macchiarella





3M Creates in the Makerspace!

This week, 3M students had a chance to explore in the Makerspace in our LMC. The students had a chance to create original masterpieces using Strawbees, build towers from images or create their own desing using Keva planks, create Snowflakes using a variety of materials and engage in coding using the Dash robots. As the students explore activities in the Makerspace, our goal is to have the students engage in the 4C's of 21st century learning (Collaborating with others, using Creativity, Critically thinking to accomplish a task and using effective Communication skills)

Announcement from our 3M room parents!


Hello 3M Parents,

We are Kara Symon and Beth O'Riordan, and are excited to be Mrs. Macchiarella's Room Parents this year. We will be coordinating volunteers to work both in the classroom and from home. These opportunities include hosting 3 separate parties (Fall, Winter and Valentine's Day), donating supplies, chaperoning field trips, guest reading and contributing in other ways that arise throughout the year.

We will be using a simple scheduling website called www.signupgenius.com. This will allow you to view availability online and plug yourself in to your desired slot. This is a very user-friendly site and an efficient way of planning.

Could you please send us your email address so we can send out to you any specific needs for the 3M classroom. Please include your name as well as your child's name. We would appreciate having all e-mail addresses by Wednesday, September 20th as we need to start the fun and get organized!

Thank you in advance for your help. Looking forward to a great year!

Kara Symon (Janelle's mom) gksymon@gmail.com

Beth O'Riordan (Ellery's mom) bethoriordan@icloud.com

Specials Schedule

Monday: Art (10:20-11:10)

Tuesday: PE (10:20-10:45) ; Music (10:45-11:10)

Wednesday: Music (10:20-10:45) LMC (10:45-11:10)

Thursday: PE (10:45-11:10)

Friday: PE (10:45-11:10)

Class Calendar/Homework

Click on the link in the Calendar to view the day's homework.

Communication

  • Communication between home and school is very important. Please remember to let both the classroom teacher and the office know if your child will be absent from school or if they have an alternate method of transportation home from school. If you need to contact me, I can be reached via e-mail and telephone, however, I do not have access to e-mail or the phone while I am teaching. If you need to get information to me or your student promptly, please call the office and they will convey the message. Office Number 630-428-6700

Please find my contact information below:

Mrs. Emily Macchiarella

Room 209

Phone 630-428-6724

E-mail - emily_macchiarella@ipsd.org


Important Links:

May Watts Website - http://watts.ipsd.org

District Website- http://www.ipsd.org

May Watts PTA - http://wattspta.org