30th- Class Halloween Parties at 1:45. (Students will be able to change into costumes before the party. When planning out what your child will wear please keep in mind bathroom time will be limited)
October 26th-November 8th - Online Book Fair - Click here to shop
3rd- PTO Fundraiser: Crazy Good Eats 4-8pm- Mention the fundraiser when buying
25th-27th - No School- Thanksgiving Break
30th- PTO Fundraiser: Chipotle on 153rd St. 4-8 pm - Show this flyer
This is the video announcing the September students of the month for each classroom.
Please fill out this form if you would like to get birthday treats for your child and their class.
This is the presentation we went through at back to school night.
Reading- Unit 2 Week 3
Home School Connection: Please use this link to view information about the skills we will be covering in reading this upcoming week including vocabulary words and extra practice on our comprehension skill.
Essential Question: How do people make government work?
Comprehension Strategy: Reread
Comprehension Skill: Author's Point of View
Genre: Expository Text
Vocabulary Strategy: Prefixes
Grammar: Special Nouns
SONDAY (New phonics program): Lessons 36-40. On Fridays we take a spelling check over the skills we have been practicing that week. These are not taken for a grade but are used to check for understanding of the concepts.
We will be starting unit 3 this week. We will be focusing on estimating, in and out tables, picture graphs, different multiplication strategies, and arrays.
Unit 3 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.
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 started with our 0s and 1s, then 2s, 5s, and 10s. Then we will work on our 3s, 4s, and 6s.
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 3 Tutorial Videos
Our third writing project is a personal narrative. Students will get to write a story about and event in their life. We will be focusing on word choice and how to add dialogue to enrich our writing.
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.
We will be finishing our elections project in social studies this week. Students with work in groups to represent a candidate. (A sport) They will get campaign roles, create a slogan, and create a presentation stating why their "candidate" is the best. At the end we will learn about the electoral college and vote for a winning sport.
We will also be starting our animal adaptations project in science. Students will learn about what adaptations are, and then they will research an animal of their choice's adaptations. We will end this project with an animal battle.
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.
+ represents satisfactory
/ represents making progress
– represents a skill where growth is needed