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120 | 3rd Grade | Mrs. Angela Baird

 
Dear Parents,
Hello, we are all getting used to the routines and procedures of third grade in Room 120.  There have been some problems with homework and getting agenda books signed... but overall, things are going well.
The reading log will be checked every Monday beginning on September 18th. Please check and make sure your child is reading nightly and sign it every day!  Students must read at least five nights a week to receive the full credit for the reading log homework assignment for that week.  Every week students are also required to read the story to an adult, please know that all of our stories can be found on the internet, just google the story name and it should appear on a YouTube link :)
Also, PURPLE PROGRESS FOLDERS will be sent home every Thursday.  Parents are required to go over all the student work, return and sign the unsatisfactory papers (the GROWS),  and sign the reflection sheet on a weekly basis.  The folders are to be returned no later than Monday of the next week.  
Have a great week,

Mrs. Angela Baird


IMPORTANT DATES! 

Friday  9/22- Math Test Chapter One

Track-A-Thon forms due :09/28/17

School Pictures 09/28/17

Track-A-Thon :  10/13/17


SUPPLY WISH LIST 
Labels (size Avery 5160)
Pencil Sharperner (Industrial Size)
Staple Gun
Prizes for games and riddles


Here is our plan for the week on September 18th-22nd!
Reading:  Our next story is called "What About Me ?"(student text pages 64-78).  The genre of this selection is a fable.  The comprehension skills we will be working on are sequence and summarizing. The vocabulary skills we will focus on are identifying compound words and using word structure to determine word meaning.
We will also be reviewing long and short vowel sounds as needed.
VOCABULARY WORDS:  carpenter  carpetmaker  knowledge  marketplace  merchant  plenty  straying  thread

Small Groups:  We will still be NWEA testing this week so we won't be switching classes,  but in small groups we will be learning how to do spelling sorts, vocabulary charts, and how to use our leveled readers.

Science:  We will continue studying states of matter.  This week we sort objects into each type of state of matter and classify the properties of each.

Math: This week we will focus on comparing and ordering numbers, the three forms of a number and we will keep practicing with value of the digit.  Important math vocabulary words this week are:  standard form, word form, expanded form, value of the digit, base ten, place value, greater than, less than and number line.

WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRST MATH ASSESSMENT THIS WEEK ON CHAPTER ONE! (STUDENT TEXT BOOK  pages 33, 34, AND 35 are useful places to go for a review.) 

FAST FACTS TEST ON THURSDAY THIS WEEK:  Subtraction quiz.  (Students will calculate 50 problems in seven minutes.)

Small Groups: We will work on clue words in word problems,  how to take math notes in class,  and introduce rounding!

Click Here for Math Fact Practice 



(perfect way to master the times tables )


Social Studies:  We will just be starting our social studies lessons this week due to NWEA testing but our focus will still be on school and family communities. This week's focus will be "My Community". Students will need to know their own address by heart. 

SPELLING:  Test on Friday  This week's spelling pattern is "spelling plurals"
STUDENTS SHOULD BE PRACTICING THESE WORDS AT HOME!
pennies  inches  plants  families  bodies  glasses  wishes  pockets  lists  copies  parties  bunches  crashes  supplies  pencils    accidents  carpenters  libraries  merchants  mysteries 
(challenge words in italics)


WRITING and GRAMMAR:  

We will work on the basic components of writing sentences and do some journal writing on making goals.

Students will work on identifying sentences and fragments and the new skill will be identifying subject and predicates.

Remember our sentence writing rules!!

    1. Begin with a capital letter. 
    2. Each sentence must have at least five words! 
    3. You cannot begin any sentence with the same word. 
    4. Please underline the spelling word or vocabulary word you are using. 
    5. Read your sentence aloud. Make sure it is a complete thought and makes sense! 
    6. Check the spelling of all your words. 
    7. Make sure all sentences end with a period, question mark or exclamation mark

SCHEDULE


Here are the specials for the first quarter!
  • Monday - Library
  • Tuesday - Art
  • Wednesday - P.E.
  • Thursday - P.E.
  • Friday - Computers

Here is “a picture” of our daily schedule! ( On Thursdays, we will not have languages and our Friday the time of certain classes change.)

7:45-8:00


8:00-9:00

Breakfast and Morning Procedures


                MATH

9:00-10:00

           READING

  • SNACK REMINDER: SNACK IS about 9:15-9:30. IF CHILDREN DO NOT BRING A SNACK, I CANNOT PROVIDE ONE :(

10:00-11:00

Specials

Mon. Library  Tues.-Art  

Wed-Thursday- Friday - Computers

11:00-11:45


Social Studies

11:45-12:30

Lunch

Recess

12:30-1:15

 Science

1:15-2:00

 

Languages/Arabic-French-Chinese

(small group reading or math)

 EXCEPT ON FRIDAY!!

2:00-2:45

 

Languages/Spanish

(small group reading or math) EXCEPT ON THURSDAY.














CPS LINKS

CPS Calendar 
 Calendar
CPS Parent Portal https://parent.cps.k12.il.us/pc/default.aspx



ć
Angela Baird,
Sep 1, 2017, 7:48 AM