Last week we read a book called, The Word Collector ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmqTgDoWOC8 ) this book is a unique story about a young man who collects words and them "gifts" them away.
What a great opportunity to speak with our kiddos about the power of our words and how they can be our greatest gift!
Each student was given a jar and a word from me, then asked to add other words that are powerful to them to their jar.
This has already been a great activity and the students are exploring words and their meaning.
Some of the words I have seen are: graceful, kind, smile, laughter, creative, wonder, young, active, blossom, magic and spark. Many wrote love and family so take a bow, parents! :)
Please ask your student about their jar and what words they have put in so far! Feel free to talk about other words and have your student add them to their jar.
As a Reminder
*Please encourage your students to bring a small healthy snack to school
*As the weather cools down please have your student bring a jacket to school with the NAME written inside it so we can return it to them if for some reason they misplace it!
*Students should be reading 20 minutes a night and filling in their reading log Monday night-Thursday night every week.
*Math homework will be due on Friday.
*Spelling test- Wednesday, Nov. 28th.
Dates to Remember:
Monday, Nov 12 Armstrong’s Veteran’s Day celebration (wear red, white, and blue)
Monday, Nov 12- Friday Nov 15, Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
**Students are asked to bring completed meal bags to their classroom during this week.
Friday, November 16—Brother Bill’s Service Project
Wed-Fri, Nov 21-23 Thanksgiving Break
Math Workshop— End of Unit Test is this Friday, November 16th
Students will be learning how to solve multi-step problems, by reading each problem carefully and applying multiple strategies. Students will also be reviewing everything they have learned in this unit.
I can represent and solve one and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction using a variety of strategies and models.
Reader's Workshop- Grasping Main Idea and Text Structure- Introducing Biographies, Reading Biographies through Different Lenses, Reviewing Synthesis and Summary.
I can understand the text features of a Biography, explain summaries and synthesis.
Science- In science lab, students are learning about the different types of resources the Earth already has and how these resources are used.
I can classify renewable, nonrenewable, and inexhaustible resources.
Words Their Way- Study words! Words are in students Word Work Journal AND student’s Agenda. The next test will be Wednesday, November 28th!
Writer's Workshop- The Art of Information Writing: Taking Stock and Setting Goals, Putting Oneself in Readers' Shoes to Clear up Confusion, Using Text Features Makes It Easier for Readers to Learn, Conclusions.
I can include a text feature in my writing.
I can write a strong conclusion.
3rd Grade Teacher
Class web page: http://armstrong.hpisd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=442915&type=u&pREC_ID=622769
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin