November News

Week of November 12, 2018

- Math - We will continue working on Chapter 5, Bar Modeling with a focus on two step work problems.

- Reading - This week we will finish working with the story "Earthquake! The 1906 San Francisco Nightmare".

- Food Drive - Please continue to send in canned goods. We will be collecting items through November 26th.

- Parent-Teacher conferences will be on Tuesday, November 13. Reminders were stapled into agenda book last week. Please be on time as conferences are only 15 minutes.

- Picture Retakes are November 14, 2018.

- Homework - There will be 3C Homework this week. It will go home on Wednesday, November 14 and should be returned signed on Tuesday, November 20th. The signature is important as it lets me know that parents are involved with the homework.

- STEM Project Materials - We will start working on our Landform project this week. We will need your help!! Please send in: shoe boxes, lids, cardboard, crayola model magic clay (any color - It will be painted).

- No School - Monday, November 12th - Veteran's Day Observed.

Week of November 5th - Updates

- Reading - This week we will be working with the story "Earthquake! The 1906 San Francisco Nightmare". We will focus on the following skills: affixes, fact & opinion, author's purpose, and text features.

- Writing - This week students will continue wth their argument writing. Students have read and taken notes on football and soccer. Now they will have to pick one of these sports and convince me it is the better sport.

- Math - We will begin chapter 5. In this chapter, we will be solving one-step and two-step word problems using addition and subtraction. Students will be encouraged to draw bar models to represent the problem. Bar modeling is a STRATEGY, not a standard that needs to be mastered. However, solving two-step word problems is a third grade Common Core Standard.

- Book It - We had many students complete their October Book-It. I handed out their Pizza Hut rewards on Thursday. The new November Book-It was handed out. Please contact me with any questions.

- Homework - There will be 3C Homework this week. It will go home on Monday and should be returned signed on Friday. The signature is important as it lets me know that parents are involved with the homework. ** Please note I added Glogster for writing. Mrs. Beaudoin will introduce students to this new site on Tuesday. Then I will send home username and passwords for students to try at home this week. Also for Khan Academy, I have kept the assignment for students the same, to work on the Adding and Subtraction lessons. Those students who take this challenge are helping to earn our class extra recess.

- Veteran's Day Assembly - Please make sure you send in pictures of veterans with the student's name, veteran's name, rank, teacher's name, etc. The pictures will be send back to you.

- Food Drive - Please continue to send in canned goods. We will be collecting items from November 1st to November 26th. Please look for the flyer in your child's folder.

100 Squares Party 11-2

Students had a lot of fun at the Device Party on Friday. It was so much fun watching students teach each other new games.

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Rube Goldberg Projects

Thank you to Mrs. Ruest & Mrs. Trembley for putting together this wonderful experience. Students were given the same materials and had to create 3 cause and effect sequences.

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Fun Halloween Science Experiment

Students worked with skittles and warm water put in a plate. They became scientist and had to give a hypothesis, find evidence, and check their work. So much fun! Thank you Mrs. McLain for letting us join your fun!

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Fire Fighter Day

The Hooksett Fire Department came to HMS on Tuesday. We were able to do a tour of the fire truck & listen to a presentation by the fire fighters. Thank you for your visit Hooksett Fire Department!

STEM bins

Mrs. Ruest & Mrs. Trembley have brought STEM bins into the classroom. When we have indoor recess, students are allowed to sign up for a bin. Here are some videos of students exploring our bin.

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Ben & Kaitlin STEM Bin