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Mrs. Draughn's 3rd Grade Class

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Welcome to Mrs. Draughn's class website! Be sure to click 'subscribe' (on the right of the screen) to receive updates on the learning in our classroom and class news. I am looking forward to a fabulous year with you all! 
 

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We had another wonderful week in the classroom!

I am eager to share with you all the progress I am seeing your student make next week, on Wednesday, October 4th for parent/teacher conferences. Here is a link in case you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet: Conference Sign Up

 

We will be buzzing into our third-grade curriculum and will be focusing on the following topics this week:

Math Workshop- Using Mental math to Subtract, Properties of Addition: Associative, Commutative, Identity- Check out this YouTube video to refresh your memory! Properties of Addition       

Number Talks- Addition: Making 10's and Adding up in Chunks

Reader's Workshop- "Building a Reading Life"~ Readers Decide How to Lift the Level of Their Reading and Recruit Partners to Support Them, Tackling Complex Texts Takes Grit Figuring Out Hard Words, Using Textual Clues to Figure Out the Meaning of Unfamiliar Words, and Making Sense of Figurative Language

Read Aloud- “Stone Fox”

Science- Lab: Isopods-pill bugs/invertebrates/metamorphosis: Lifecycle Class: Environment explorations, Comparing Life Cycles, and Inherited Traits

Social Studies- Being a productive citizen

Mentor Sentences- “Stellaluna”- Quoting Dialogue and sensory language specifically  

Words Their Way- New word sort- Test Next Thursday 10-5-17

Writer's Workshop- Launching the Writing Workshop: Crafting True Stories. Starting the Second Piece, Working with New Independence, Revision happens throughout the writing process, and Drafting: Writing from inside a memory.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Week of Sep 25th, Book Fair, shopping days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tue, Sep 26, Alice’s Garden Week A

Fri, Sep 29, 7:15am Dads Club Breakfast with Students in Cafeteria

Sat, Sep 30, 7:00pm Armstrong Auction Preview Party

Wed, Oct 4, Parent Teacher Conference Day (Draughn)

Fri, Oct 6, Walk to School Day

Week 3 came and went quickly! We are finishing up our assessments this week and getting into routines, thank you for sending your child to school ready to learn. There has been an eagerness to learn felt in the classroom as your children were to take great risks reading new books, writing with stamina, understanding numbers, using mental math to compute and much more!

This week will be another busy one. We will be buzzing into our third-grade curriculum and will be focusing on the following topics this week:

Math Workshop- Place Value Review (Test Friday), Even and Odd Number Using Mental Math to add and subtract

Number Talks- Breaking Numbers apart, Making Landmark Numbers or Friendly Numbers

Reader's Workshop- "Building a Reading Life"- Predictions, Making higher level predictions, retelling stories, deciding how to lift the level of their reading and recruit partners, Tackling complex text with grit

Read Aloud- “Stone Fox”

Science- New plant discovery/Photosynthesis Explain the process of photosynthesis and why it's important to plants and animals. Environment Exploration: Animals structures and functions for movement, protection, and food based on habitat


Social Studies- Constitution Day


Words Their Way- Class sort this week- Student’s will be in Spelling Groups next week.


Writer's Workshop- Launching the Writing Workshop: Crafting True Stories. Rehearsing Storytelling and Leads, Writing Discovery Drafts, Revising by studying what other authors have done, storytellers develop the heart of their story, Paragraphing to support Sequencing, Dialogue, and Elaboration.


Mentor Sentences- “Come on Rain” Common Vs. Proper Nouns

 

Important Dates this week:

Tue, Sep 19, Picture Day

Tue, Sep 19, 11:30am Principal’s Brown Bag Lunch, “They Don’t Teach the Way I Learned Anymore: How to Help Your Kids with Schoolwork”

Fri, Sep 22, 1:00pm Student Early Release, Teacher Professional Development



Another great week in Science Lab... and Armstrong sure is thankful for our Parent Readers, who volunteer time to share new books with our students! We are grateful! 

Time is flying, can you believe it is Week 3 already?!

We will be buzzing into our Third Grade curriculum and will be focusing on the following topics this week:

Math Workshop-  Continuing Place value, Counting money, Rounding on a Number Line, and Problem Solving-writing to explain.

 Number Talks- Making Landmark Numbers or Friendly Numbers. Doubles/Near Doubles.

Reader's Workshop- "Building a Reading Life"-

~Setting Up Systems to Find and Share Book, Reading in the Company of Partners, Readers Check for Comprehension,

Read Aloud- “Stone Fox”

Science- Leaf Collection/Leaf Facts/ Cones and Needles

~Compare and Contrast structures and functions of parts of a conifer and deciduous tree.

Social Studies- Branches and Levels of Government

Mentor Sentences- “Stone Fox”- Focus- Proper Nouns

Words Their Way- No Spelling this week

Writer's Workshop- Launching the Writing Workshop: Crafting True Stories

Writers Use a Storyteller’s Voice. They Tell Stories, Not Summaries, Taking Stock and Asking, “How am I doing?”, Editing as We Go: Making Sure Others Can Read Our Writing

 

THIS WEEK dates to note:

Mon, Sep 11, 7:15am Cub Scouts Community Heroes Ceremony at Armstrong Flagpole

Mon, Sep 11, Invention Convention kickoff

Tue, Sep 12, Alice’s Garden Week A

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Tue, Sep 19, Picture Day

Tue, Sep 19, Alice’s Garden Week B

Tue, Sep 19, 11:30am Principal’s Brown Bag Lunch, “They Don’t Teach the Way I Learned Anymore: How to Help Your Kids with Schoolwork”

Fri, Sep 22, 1:00pm Student Early Release, Teacher Professional Development

 

Don’t forget the PTA website launched and is ready for you to sign up for volunteer options: Click Here

My Parent Teacher conference day is October 4th.

Each student filled their "ALL ABOUT ME" bag with 3 items that were extremely special to him/her and could be topics in upcoming writing pieces! What a special time it was listening to our classmates share their items and growing closer together... as a family!
Week 2
 
We are off to a GREAT start in 3rd grade, and we are working diligently to create a community of learners in our classroom! This week will be jam packed with fun and learning! Please join us for Curriculum Night this Thursday from 5-5:50 or 6-6:50 in our classroom- Room 205!
 
We will be buzzing into our Third Grade curriculum and will be focusing on the following topics this week:
 
Math Workshop- Understanding and Applying Place Value:
Number Talks- Breaking numbers into place Value, using friendly numbers to add/subtract, Fluency with Addition and subtraction facts up to 20.
Numeration-
~Representing numbers, different ways to name numbers, greater numbers, place value relationships, comparing numbers, and ordering numbers
~Describing the relationship found in the base-10 place value system through the hundred thousand place, Composing and decomposing numbers up to 100,000,
 
Reader's Workshop- "Building a Reading Life"-
~Finding Within-Reach Books, setting goals and tracking progress, setting up systems to find and share books, & Reading in the company of partners
 
Science- Shady Characters/Herb and Woody Stems- Comparing and contrasting structures and functions
 
Social Studies- Basic Structure and Functions of City and State Government
 
Mentor Sentences- “Saturday’s and Tea Cakes” Focus- Proper Nouns
 
Spelling (Words Their Way)- This week students will be bringing home a class list and testing on First names of their classmates this Friday. We have begun Spelling Assessments and will be passing out “sorts” or list in a few weeks.
 
Writer's Workshop- Launching the Writing Workshop: Crafting True Stories
~Writing Process, finding ideas and writing up a storm, drawing a repertoire of strategies- writing with independence, using a story tellers voice- telling stories
 
Homework due Friday (9/8): Homework Packet, Spelling Test (and of course reading every night for 20 minutes and logging it)
  
Looking Ahead:
Thursday, Sep 7, Curriculum Night
Mon, Sep 11, Invention Convention Kickoff
Tue, Sep, 19, Picture Day- More info to come