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120 | 3rd Grade | Mrs. Angela Baird

Hello Parents!
The countdown has begun! We will be sending home purple folders one more time next week on Thursday.   At that time ALL PAPERS AND THE FOLDERS CAN REMAIN HOME!
Also remember that Students still need to complete their reading logs and get their agenda books signed EVERYDAY!
Upcoming Important Dates:
The Navy Pier Boat Ride Trip will be this Friday, June 8th (limited amount of chaperones, sorry! BAG LUNCH NEEDED!  Parents have been notified if they were picked to be a chaperone!
Wish List: (We will gladly accept a gift card for these items!) 
  • Cd player/boom box
  • Expo Dry Erase Board Cleaner
  • Prizes for the classroom prize box
  • Window decorations (spring)
Here is our plan for the next two weeks!(the remainder of the year :)
June 4th-June 19th
Reading:  For the next two weeks, we will read a variety of stories the students have picked out from their readers and doing a number of activities with each.
NO MORE READING TESTS!
Science:  This week we will learn about the solar system through books, research and videos.    We will also complete the final stories in our Science magazines!
Math:  This week we will review all our skills and practice with graphing, mixed numbers and geometry.

 IXL SECTIONS that should be attempted this week:  Pick the sections you child needs extra practice with!!

HERE IS A GREAT LINK TO PRACTICE FOR THE NWEA TESTS:
Student warmup tests have been replaced by practice tests. You can try the practice tests at https://practice.mapnwea.org. To practice taking MAP Growth, use 'grow' as the username, and 'grow' as the password.

PREPDOG.org is helpful too!!

Math Small Groups:  We will review all our skills and play games!
Click Here for Math Fact Practice 



(perfect way to master the times tables )


Social Studies: We will be doing another current events magazine about an island of sloths and we will do the next chapter in our book on the rules and laws in a community.

Spelling:    

NO MORE SPELLING TESTS!

 WRITING and GRAMMAR:  

In grammar, we will be reviewing all the different parts of speech and in writing, we will be writing in our journals daily!


WE ALSO HAVE BEGUN OUR CURSIVE WRITING PACKET!!!! STUDENTS WILL KEEP THESE AT THE END OF THE YEAR!!

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 second quarter!
  • Monday - Library
  • Tuesday - ART
  • 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

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



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.  Late assignments will be accepted with 10 points being taken off for each day the assignment is late. Missing assignments will receive a grade of 0.

Quizzes and tests will be given as needed to assess skills practiced in class and at home.  Any students who fails a quiz will have an opportunity to make corrections or do an extra assignment to enhance the test score. NO CORRECTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED ON TESTS IN READING OR MATH.

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 extended responses.

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

Writing process consists of grades obtained from writing drafts, editing pieces, and published works.

Spelling grades come from practice pages and spelling tests.




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Angela Baird,
Jan 18, 2018, 12:33 PM