Third Grade Sticks Together

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 20- Progress Reports Emailed (See information below)

Sept. 25- PLC Day

Sept. 27- Student of the Month Assembly, 8:05 in orange pod (You will be contacted by Mr. Hogan, Mrs. Bubb or classroom teacher if your child has earned an award)

Sept. 30- Firefighters Visit Third Grade

Oct. 2- PLC Day (Custodian Appreciation Day)

Oct. 7-8- Interim Test (State Assessment Practice Test)

Oct. 9- PLC Day

Oct. 10- Field Trip to LEGO Land! (Students will need to take a lunch- we will leave PCES at 10:15 and arrive back at 2:45)

Oct. 16- Early Dismissal (P/T Conferences- You will be able to schedule Monday, September 30- Friday, October 11 through Skyward)

Oct. 17- No Students (P/T Conferences- You will be able to schedule Monday, September 30- Friday, October 11 through Skyward)

Oct. 22- Picture Retakes

Oct. 23- PLC Day

Oct. 25- Student of the Month Assembly, 8:05 in orange pod (You will be contacted by Mr. Hogan, Mrs. Bubb or classroom teacher if your child has earned an award)

Oct. 25- Report Cards Go Home

Oct. 25- PTO Skate Party @ Skate City, 5-7 p.m.

Oct. 28-31- Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 30- PLC Day

Oct. 31- PTO Parties

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be emailed to parents on Friday, September 20th. We have chosen to email rather than print in an effort to save paper. Please remember that you can login to Skyward at anytime to view your child's grades.

Grade Expectations

A few things to know about your child's grades:

  • Reading: Our current reading grade is made up of our weekly assessment scores and grammar quiz scores.
  • Math: Our math grade will consist of unit assessments and Quick Checks.
  • Science/Social Studies: We rotate between subjects. Scores are given for participation, labs, assignments and projects.
  • Writing: Each writing project will now be listed in the skill "Ideas and Content" as an overall grade for the assignment rather than 6 skills.
  • Work Habits and Social Skills- The following scale represents the grading marks on each social skill listed. For "Returns Homework" your child's returned Home Links are used to determine that grade mark.

+ represents satisfactory

/ represents making progress

– represents a skill where growth is needed

Upcoming Field Trip- LegoLand on October 10th!

We will be going to LEGO Land on Thursday, October 10th. A permission slip went home on Monday, September 16th. Please have them returned by Friday, September 27th.

We are also able to take three parents from each class with us. The parents will be chosen based on a random drawing. If you would like to be included in the drawing please let us know by Friday, September 27th at 8 am. You can let us know by either emailing your child's teacher or noting it on the permission slip. We will be doing our drawing on that Friday after school, so you will know if you have been chosen by Friday night. We would love to have anyone interested go, so if you are not one of the three parents you are welcome to meet us at LEGO Land and pay your way in. Extra adult tickets are $10.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the field trip or joining us!

Thank you,

Third grade team

Permission Slip

Fire Safety Program Resources

In case you have lost or forgotten the Fire Booklet or Lessons- here is a digital copy of each. Reminder that these homework assignments are optional but your child will be given rewards for each completed assignment. Awards will also be given based on quality or work turned in.

Fire Safety Program Letter

Red Booklet- This has ALL the information that was covered in class and will help your child answer questions on the homework pages.

Lesson 1 Homework Assignment- Given out on August 30th

Lesson 2 Homework Assignment- Given out on September 13th

Lesson 3 Howework Assignment- Coming soon on September 20th (Last One)

Reading

Home School Connection: Please use this link to view information about the skills we will be covering in reading this upcoming week including spelling words, vocabulary words, and extra practice on our comprehension skill.

Essential Question: How do landmarks help us understand our country's history?

Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions

Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Key Details

Genre: Expository Text

Vocabulary Strategy: Multiple-Meaning Words

Grammar: Simple and Compound Sentences

Spelling: Long o (List went home on Friday)

Spelling List

Math

We will continue unit 2 over number stories and arrays. We will focus on using diagrams or pictures to help solve number stories. Students will also begin solving two-step number stories.

Please help your child with memorizing multiplication facts. Your child is expected to know ALL basic math facts at the end of 3rd grade. You can use flashcards, fact triangles, games, or even apps to help your child practice at home. We will start with 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s.

Unit 2 Family Letter- This will give more information about the vocabulary and skills we will be working on throughout the unit. It also includes an answer key to all of our home links.

Power Drill Resource Page- This is a helpful resource for when your child is completing the word problems on the back of Power Drills. It explains the process and provides the tables or graphs to solve the problem. Students will still be responsible for a weekly Power Drill that will be started in class on Friday and due the following Thursday. We will be allowing class time to complete this activity.

Unit 1 Tutorial Videos to help your child

Page_18_Choose_Tools_to_Solve_Problems_Elapsed_Time.mp4

Writing

We will continue our Friendly Letters next week. We will be starting our rough drafts using our graphic organizers where we have been collecting all of our thoughts and ideas.

Each writing project will take 2-3 weeks to fully complete as we go through each part of the writing process. In class, we will first work together on a class example modeling to students what this process looks like while breaking it down into sections. As each section is modeled students will then have the opportunity to create their writing. This "I do, we do, you do" helps students by providing extra reinforcement of expectations.

Science/Social Studies

Students will finish their circle book to describe and show the life cycle of a housefly, moth, mosquito, lady beetle, or ant. We will then begin our study of butterflies.