Welcome To Ms. Sanchez's 3rd Grade Class.
Welcome back to a new year from a long and enjoyable winter break. I hope that all of you had a happy, wonderful and healthy winter break.
This new year will be filled with our constant practicing of the Multiplication Facts and learning about Fractions, a new book for out Literature Circles - Charlott's Web, a play "Pirates from Grammar Island", our writing - Expository, Literary Response, and Narratives, with History we will continue with Native Americans, our Science is with Matter.
As we start the new year I would like to remind all of you of the importance of typing. I know that I sound like a broken record I want to remind everyone that this year's state testing will be taken on an i-pad or in the computer lab. Hence, your children need to continue to practice typing - remember to use "Cougar Paws" in order to keep their hands in the "home key position". All typing homework MUST be done by your child - no exceptions. For those of you whose printer might be out of ink or broken - have your child put the homework on a Flash drive and they can print it during computer class on Tuesday.
Starting Tuesday, January 20, 2015 we will be starting a new Math Unit on Fractions. We will be using a new Work book - that is paper- and easily torn, so I have given each child a File Jacket for their math work. Work will be carried to home and back to school in this jacket in order to protect the new book. Also, there will be a Multipliication Packet in the folder from which your child can study, however, your child can not write on or do any portion of the problems - as they will be utilized and timed in the classroom. You can make copies of this packet for your child's use. If a student uses the school copy (writes on it) they will receive a ZERO. These practice tests need to be passed in order to receive a 3 in math. Multiplication is a 3rd grade standard - and as hard as it is - the Multiplication Facts MUST be memorized. Practice is the name of the game. At the same time in Math we will be reviewing Division and introducing Geometric Shapes.
A reminder - that homework is done on a daily basis. Any homework not handed in the following day is considered not done and will receive a zero. If handed in the next day the student will receive a half credit.
Project Due Dates: Express Yourself - Due:2/27/15
Assessments / Tests
Treasures Unit Assessment - Weekly
(Date to be determine by our progress)
Science Quarterly Assessment -