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Ms. Underwood's Third Grade Class

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Happy Monday!

 

Thank you for making Open House wonderful last week!   Your students are working hard and continue to amaze me with the efforts they put forward!

 

Grandfriends day was a huge success as well! I am always amazed by the level of support here. The kids were so excited to show their grandfriends all around their classroom!

 

We took a STAAR Simulation Math Test today.  We will be doing the same for Reading tomorrow.  This is to allow the kids to experience what the testing day is going to feel like and be able to ask questions.

 

Elka Carroll, Meredith Mabus, and Allison Sumner are co-chairing the Armstrong Carnival this year and are currently looking for corporate and family sponsorships.  Please contact them if you are interested.

 

Please make note of the upcoming events!

 

Mon, Mar 27th, Armstrong Reads readathon begins.  Brochures and information will be

                         distributed for students to take home.  More information coming.

Tue, Mar 28th, 4th Grade STAAR Writing- No visitors on campus please.

APRIL 7           WALK TO SCHOOL

APRIL 17         PRINCIPALS BOOK TALK 6:00 PM 

APRIL 21         ARMSTRONG CARNIVAL

 

 

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Applying reading comprehension strategies to different text to understand deeper meanings.

 

Writing: Publishing a written piece using mentor text and sharing with others.

 

Math: Solving problems using time and telling what hour/minute came/will come before or after.

 

Science: Measuring volume or mass of objects.

Happy Monday!

 

I hope all of you had a fun and restful spring break.  Please make note of the upcoming events!

 

Tue, Mar 21st, Crazy Sock Day

Tue, Mar 21st, Alice’s Garden Week B Schedule

Thu, Mar 23rd, 5:00-6:30pm Open House

Fri, Mar 24th, 9:00-10:30am Grandfriends Day

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Identifying figurative language in poetry. Naming a poems mood, rhyme, rhythm, and find unfamiliar words.  

 

Writing: Using imagery, similes, and metaphors to write poetry.

 

Math: Understand and use customary units of capacity and units of weight and mass.

 

Science: Using thermometers and making a graph based on findings.

 

Dates to Make Note of:

 

March 10th:  No School

 

March 13-17 Spring Break

 

Tue, Mar 21st, Alice’s Garden Week B Schedule

Thu, Mar 23rd, 5:00-6:30pm Open House

Fri, Mar 24th, 9:00-10:30am Grandfriends Day

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Reviewing and understanding character study from Character Assessment. Reading like a poet, understanding the structure of a poem and identifying the form.

 

Writing: Focusing on line breaks in poetry and mirroring them. Using strong word choice when writing poems. Producing a final draft poem.

  

Math: Finding the area of an irregular shape. Reviewing and Testing on Geometry, Perimeter and area,

 

Science: I can make inferences and classify using properties of matter.

 

Happy Monday!

I am so proud of my third graders!  They have been working so hard and did a fabulous job showing off all of their musical ability today.  Thank you to Mrs. Morgan and all of the parents that spent many hours creating and organizing to make this happen!

 

 

Dates to Make Note of:

 

This week is Dr. Seuss week, Please remember if you signed up to read to our class!

 

March 10th:  No School

 

March 13-17 Spring Break

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Engaging in text-based mini arguments about characters. Comparing and contrasting the lesson characters learn.

 

Writing: Sparking ideas from well written poems and modeling those using techniques such as webs, territories and more.

  

Math: Finding perimeter and area of shapes. Using the distributive property.

 

Science: Investigating the States of Matter

 

Dates to make note of:

Wednesday, February 22nd, 3rd and 4th Grade author visit, Chris Barton

 

 

Thursday, February 23 at 1:05 3rd grade Music Program for (first and fourth grade)

 

Friday, February 24 at 8:15 (for Kindergarten & second grade)

Parents are welcome to come to either Thursday or Friday performance if they can’t make it on the 27th.

 

Friday, February 24th, Change for Children’s service project, collection boxes due

 

Monday, February 27 -3dr grade Music Program at 8:30, right after PTA meeting

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Analyzing the author’s craft, comparing and contrasting characters and their problems.

 

Writing: Recalling what we know about poetry, finding places poems live and writing long about them.

 

Math: Continuing our Geometry Unit: Congruency, Line of Symmetry, sorting shapes and finding perimeter.

 

Social Studies: Celebrating important figures during Black History Month.  

 

Science: Exploring the States of Matter

Dates to make note of:

Tuesday, February 14th-3rd grade Class Valentine Parties 9:30-10ish

Monday, February 20th- Student Holiday

Thursday, February 23 at 1:05 3rd grade Music Program for (first and fourth grade)

Friday, February 24 at 8:15 (for Kindergarten & second grade)

Parents are welcome to come to either Thursday or Friday performance if they can’t make it on the 27th.

Monday, February 27 -3dr grade Music Program at 8:30, right after PTA meeting

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Noticing the roles illustrators play in a story. Recognizing the climate of the story and identifying the lesson the character is learning.

 

Writing: Using what I know to write in past, present and future tense.

 

Math:  Proving mathematical thinking with fractions in word problems. Classifying and identifying attributes of 2 dimensional shapes.

 

Social Studies: Celebrating important figures during Black History Month.  

 

Science: Describe and use a radiometer.

Dates to make note of:

Tuesday, February 14th-3rd grade Class Valentine Parties 9:30-10ish

Thursday, February 23 at 1:05 3rd grade Music Program for (first and fourth grade)

Friday, February 24 at 8:15 (for Kindergarten & second grade)

Parents are welcome to come to either Thursday or Friday performance if they can’t make it on the 27th.

Monday, February 27 -3dr grade Music Program at 8:30, right after PTA meeting

Monday, February 20th- Student Holiday

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Identifying the story mountain and seeing the character on it. Noticing how the character reacts to trouble.

 

Writing: Using what I know to write in past, present and future tense.

 

Math:  Using models to compare fractions and making real world application.

 

Social Studies: Investigating changes in geography and how humans adapt to physical environment.

 

Science: Describe and use instruments for identifying the sun’s effects on the earth.  

This week, we’re studying the ultraviolet rays of the sun.  A protection piece is sunglasses with uv protection.  If students could bring these, they will add a lot to the lesson.  Thank you!

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Jayci Underwood
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Third Grade Teacher
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