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Week 5 Reminders

Week 5 

Parents,

We had another wonderful week in the classroom!

I am eager to share with you all the progress I am seeing you student make next week, on Friday, October 6th 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: Life cycle 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 a Second Piece, Working with New Independence, Revision happens throughout the writing process, and Drafting: Writing from inside a memory

Week of Sep 25th, Book Fair, more information from library, shopping days Tue, Wed, Thu

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

Fri, Oct 6, Walk to School Day

Week 4 Reminders

Here are some things coming in the week 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

Week 4

 Parents,

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 begin to take great risk 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

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

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

Week 3 Reminders

Week 3

Thank you for coming to Curriculum Night last Thursday, we had a great turn out!

A few reminders:
Class DOJO is the fastest way to get a hold of me.  
Homework is attached to this email-- please let me know if the homework is taking too long as it is meant to be a quick review. 

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- Spelling test from class list names

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

Here are some things coming in the week ahead:
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
 Fri, Oct 6: Parent teacher conferences

Don’t forget the PTA website launched and is ready for you to sign up for volunteer options: http://www.armstrongpta.org/

Week 2 Reminders

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!

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

Looking Ahead:

Thursday, Sep 7, Curriculum Night

Mon, Sep 11, Invention Convention Kickoff

Tue, Sep, 19, Picture Day- More info to come