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Mrs. Pitts' Third Grade Class


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Week 29

Thank you for making Open House wonderful last week, your students’ have worked 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 are taking a PRACTICE STAAR test in 3rd grade this Monday and Tuesday. This is a great way to help the kids realize how this day will go in May. The students will still be on regular schedule.

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.

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.

 

 

Week 28:

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.

Week 27:

It’s a busy short week!

Dates to Make Note of:

March 10th:  No School

March 13-17 Spring Break

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.

Week 26: 

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! The play was wonderful! 

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

Hello everyone! Friday will be the last day to bring each student's change box. A bin will be placed in the front hall and students can pour their change into the bin. Thanks for participating! 

Mark your calendar! Mrs. Pitts and Miss Underwood will be hosting Parents Night Out, Friday, March 24th! We would love to have your child join us. Be on the look out for PNO sign up forms before Spring Break.
Attention Dads
 

The week of February 27th will be our Dr. Seuss and Dad reading week at Armstrong.  I will have time for two dads to read each day, and have the following time slots available.  This does not allow time for all dads to fit in during week, but I would love to still have you read during another week as a parent reader. Please look at the PTA website to sign up for a reading time! 

Week 25:

3rd Grade Parents...IMPORTANT Musical Info!  We need all students to drop off every piece of their costume (shoes, tops, bottoms, etc) TOMORROW, 2/22 in the Music Room. Each student has a bag with their name on it, organized by class so please have your student put their items in their bag. All 3 performances (on Thursday, Friday & Monday) will be in full costume. Thank you!

Dates to make note of:

Wednesday, February 22nd, 3rd and 4th Grade author visit, Chris Barton (This is during students specials time 8:15-9:15)

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

Monday, Feb. 27- March 3rd- Dr. Seuss Week- Sign up on the PTA website http://www.armstrongpta.org/

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, 3D shape attributes, sorting shapes and finding perimeter.

Social Studies: Celebrating important figures during Black History Month.  

Science: Exploring the States of Matter

 

Week 24

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

Week 23

Dates to make note of:

Friday, February 10th- Author Chris Barton order forms are due FRIDAY

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

Wednesday, February 22nd- Chris Barton visiting Armstrong

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.