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120 | 3rd Grade | Mrs. Angela Baird

Hello Parents!
Welcome to another full week of school.  Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and we can keep on a schedule. Thanks to Shannon Tully and Michelle Morrocco for coming in last week to do some cool Valentine Art Projects!  Thanks to Mrs. Rudich with all her help for our yearbook page.   The second quarter report cards and NWEA mid year reports will be sent home on Monday, February 11th.  Please sign the form acknowledging you have received these important documents, no later than Thursday, February 14th!
WE HAVE 13 GIRLS AND 16 BOYS IF YOUR CHILD IS BRINGING VALENTINES!  PLEASE SIGN ONLY THE "FROM SECTION" OF EACH VALENTINE.  NO CANDY TREATS CAN BE GIVEN!!

IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES

Monday, February 11th - Report Cards and NWEA mid-year reports will come home!
Thursday, February 14th - 1:45pm Classroom Valentine Activity (more details to follow)
Monday, February 18th - NO SCHOOL PRESIDENTS DAY

*Here is our plan for the week of February 11th-15th
Reading:  This week we will have a new story called "A Symphony of Whales". It is fiction and the skills we will focus on are making generalizations and story structure.  We will have a reading test on Friday, February 15th.  
Our new vocabulary words are: surrounded   channel   bay   blizzards   supplies   anxiously   chipped   melody   symphony   
Students should be getting on READ THEORY this week.  Students just need to go to readtheory.org.  They have their sign-in names taped inside of their agenda books.  EVERYONE'S PASSWORD is baird120.
Science:  We are complete our unit on Force and Motion and are doing cool stories in our Super Science Magazine about spacecrafts and rabbits in the cold.
Important Science Vocabulary are:  pull    push    inertia    movement   motion    force    gravity   observation    investigation    friction

Math:  This week we are focusing on finding equivalent fractions, comparing fractions and ordering fractions. We will have our first fraction test on Monday to do a quick check of mastery.  
Important vocabulary this week fraction   numerator   denominator   equal   whole   equivalent   compare   order   fraction bar    proper fraction   improper fraction
We will have their last  FAST FACTS QUIZ 0-6 division facts on Friday, February 15th.  Students will have seven minutes. 
 IXL SECTIONS that should be attempted this week: 

Understand fractions

  1. W.1Identify equal parts
  2. W.2Understand fractions: fraction bars
  3. W.3Understand fractions: area models
  4. W.4Show fractions: fraction bars
  5. W.5Show fractions: area models
  6. W.6Match fractions to models: halves, thirds, and fourths
  7. W.7Match unit fractions to models
  8. W.8Match fractions to models
  9. W.9Fractions of number lines: unit fractions
  10. W.10Fractions of number lines
  11. W.11Identify unit fractions on number lines
  12. W.12Identify fractions on number lines
  13. W.13Graph unit fractions on number lines
  14. W.14Graph fractions on number lines
  15. W.15Graph smaller or larger fractions on a number line
  16. W.16Unit fractions: modeling word problems
  17. W.17Unit fractions: word problems
  18. W.18Fractions of a whole: modeling word problems
  19. W.19Fractions of a whole: word problems
  20. W.20Fractions of a group: word problems
  21. W.21Match mixed numbers to models
  22. W.22Word names for mixed numbers



    (perfect way to master the times tables )







Social Studies: This week we will do research for our black history projects.     We will be talking about wants and needs in our community workbooks.
 
Spelling: 

This week we will be working with words that have the suffixes - ly, ful, ness, and less

Here are the words.  The test is on Friday! 

Now that it is third quarter, students must learn all the words.  There will be no more extra credit points for the challenge words.

beautiful   safely   kindness   finally    spotless   worthless   illness   helpful   daily   suddenly   wireless   quietly   fairness   cheerful   painful   anxiously   thoughtfully  

 cautiously   tardiness   breathless

Writing and Grammar:

In grammar, we are learning about helping verbs and subject-verb argreement.

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


Wish List: (We will gladly accept a gift card for these items!) 
  • Colored Pens (for Correcting Work)   
  • Prizes for the classroom prize box
  • Printer Ink for our large classroom printer:  Brand Name: Brother  Item Number TN 660   Printer Model Number: HL-L23400W   
  • Printer Ink for our small printer (classroom kid printer): HP #63 *we only need black* 

* Other Important Reminders*


ABSENT NOTES:  
Children must bring in a written reason for their absence from now on.  There is a blank one on the LaSalle 2 website to copy and fill in, or you can just do your own note.  Also, please try to call in the absence by 8:15am!

LATE WORK POLICY  Students will be informed of missing assignments by Thursday of every week. They will have time during the afternoon on Thursday and during Fun Friday to complete these missing assignments. Beginning the second quarter, assignments will lose ten points every day the assignment is late from the time the assignment is entered in the portal. After 10 days late, from the assigned date, assignments will not be given any credit and will be entered as a zero.
ATTENDANCE POLICY
Teachers cannot, and will not, provide work in advance of a planned absence. Daily classroom plans are responsive to student needs and choices. In the event of an absence, teachers will provide some independent work to try to catch up the student when the child returns; however, lost instruction and hands-on classroom experiences can never be fully replaced. 

SY18-19 Office Phone Calls
The main office is a very busy place and with Ms. Pineda's retirement we will have limited staffing. Therefore, we have put some structures in place to limit disruptions to our classrooms. Students will not be allowed to miss instructional time to make non-emergency phone calls home for missing homework, supplies, lunch, pick-up arrangements, field-trip money/permission slip etc. We will also be unable to call students down from class to accept phone calls or interrupt instruction to relay messages to students

SCHEDULE


Here are the specials for the second quarter!
  • Monday - ART
  • Tuesday - LIBRARY
  • Wednesday - P.E.
  • Thursday - P.E.
  • Friday - P.E.

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 (First Quarter)

Mon. ART  Tues.-Library

Wed-Thursday- P.E.

Friday - P.E.

11:00-11:45


Language Arts or Social Studies

11:45-12:30

Lunch

Recess

12:30-1:15

 Science or Social Studies

1:15-2:00

 

Languages/Spanish

(small group reading or math)

 EXCEPT ON THURSDAY

2:00-2:45

 

Languages/Arabic, Chinese and French

(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



Grading Policy and Explanations – Third Grade_

For the subjects of READING, MATH, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND SCIENCE, here are the categories and weighted values.

Assignments 30%

Quizzes 15% 

Tests/Projects 35%

Participation 10%

Homework 10%

Assignments will all be based on a 100 point scale and come from a variety of resources such as skill practice pages, exit slips, reflection journals, and independent practice activities.  

Quizzes and tests will be given as needed to assess skills practiced in class and at home.  

Projects will be performance based and rubrics will be provided for guidance.

Participation will be assessed in each subject area twice during each quarter using a participation tracker system.

Homework is assigned to reinforce skills taught, help develop responsibility, and provide an opportunity for work to be completed if not completed during class. It will be given Monday through Thursday.   Most homework will be reviewed in class and not all assignments will be taken for a grade. There will be no late homework accepted without parent notification.

Here are the guidelines for the subject of WRITING.

Assignments 30%

Grammar 20%

Writing Process 40%

Spelling 10%

Assignments will be based on writing skills such as detailed sentences, paragraphs, letters and practice pages that utilize spelling and reading skills together.

Grammar will be based on the grades received from grammar practice pages, quizzes and exit slips.

Writing process consists of grades obtained from journal writing, writing drafts, editing pieces, written responses to reading, and  published works.

Spelling grades come from practice pages and spelling tests.




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Angela Baird,
Nov 26, 2018, 8:17 AM