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Week 17 Reminders

Parents,

This week, your child is taking their winter MAP test.  Today they took math and Friday they will take reading.  I came up with some incentives to ensure students are giving their best effort so we can have an accurate picture of their growth.  I will be send reports home once all testing is complete.  They really worked hard today and I know they will do the same on Friday. 

On Wednesday, students will be participating in the class spelling bee.  The list went home last week for them to study.  The top 3 students will go on to compete in the school spelling bee. 

This week we will be heading to the Dallas Arboretum on Thursday, make sure you read the reminders below:

Please ensure that your child:

-Has a name labeled sack lunch where EVERYTHING can be thrown away.

-Has a throw away plastic water bottle or another drink for lunch

-Only takes a jacket (with their name written in it)that they will wear or will tie around their waist

Please do NOT send:

-Lunch boxes or Kits

-Reusable water bottles

-Money for gift or souvenir shop...we will not have time on this trip

We will depart Armstrong at 9:30 and will return at 2:00pm. We will have every families contact numbers and anything we will need from Nurses Oliver and Turner. You may contact me on my cell phone for any emergency the day of the trip.

Emily Freeman        

479-719-1638

Week 17

Homework-

*Students should be reading 20 minutes a night and filling in their reading log Monday night-Thursday night every week.

*Reading homework will be due on Friday.

*It would be helpful to start having your child work on memorizing their multiplication facts and related division facts using flashcards.

*Spelling test- Wednesday, Dec. 12th                                                       

Dates to Remember: 

Thursday, December 13 All of 3rd grade goes to Dallas Arboretum 9:30-2

Friday, December 21st Holiday party 9:30-10:00, Early Release at 1

Monday, December 24th-January 8th Christmas Break

Math Workshop—Begin Multiplication and Division Unit

In 3rd grade, students are expected to be able to recall multiplication facts up to 10x10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts. Our focus this week will be on multiples of numbers and different strategies to learn our multiplication and division facts.

I can count multiples of a number. I can learn multiplication strategies to help me recall math facts. 

Reader's Workshop- Mystery Readers Do a Special Kind of Predicating: Suspects, Opportunities, and Motives, When the Going Gets Tough, Readers Need Strategies.

I can make predictions and use reading strategies.  

 Science- In science, we are zooming in and focusing on natural disasters, the damage they cause, and how humans can lessen the impact. 

I can compare/contrast natural disasters and understand how to decrease the impact. 

Words Their Way- Study words! NEW Words are in students Word Work Journal AND student’s Agenda. The next test will be Wednesday, December 12th!

Writer's Workshop-  We are starting a new unit in Writing!! Unit 3–Changing the World: Persuasive Speeches, Petitions, and Editorials. Drawing on a Repertoire of Strategies for Generating Opinion Writing: Writing with Independence, Considering Audience to Say More.

I can use different strategies to generate ideas for my opinion writing.

 

Week 16 Reminders

Parents,

I will be absent a half day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday- Lane Arnold will be my sub.  My husband is a huge Army football fan, so we are off to see the Army/Navy game in Philadelphia and doing a quick stop in NYC for some holiday spirit.  If you should need anything, I will still be checking my dojo messages. 

The holiday party will be Friday, December 21st from 9:30-10.  More information to come soon.

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!

Week 16

Homework:

*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.

*Math Money test Friday- students will come home with their study guide on Wednesday

*It would be helpful to start having your child work on memorizing their multiplication facts and related division facts using flash cards.

*Spelling test- Wednesday, Dec. 12th                                                   

Dates to Remember: 

Thursday, December 6th All of 3rd grade walks to HPMIS for a theatre production at 1

Thursday, December 13 All of 3rd grade goes to Dallas Arboretum 9:30-2

Friday, December 21st Holiday party 9:30-10:00, Early Release at 1

Monday, December 24th-January 8th Christmas Break

 

Math Workshop—  Money Unit Test this Friday!

Students are expected to be able to identify coins and bills from manipulatives and pictorial models according to attributes, classify coins by value, assess the value of a collection of coins by beginning with the coin having the greatest value and counting up, identify symbols for dollars and cents and apply the decimal point to separate dollars from cents.

I can determine the value of a collection of coins and bills and apply this skill to word problems and pictorial models. 

 

Reader's Workshop- Reviewing their Post Assessment from Unit 2 (Nonfiction), Recall All that I know about How a Mystery Book Goes, Try to Solve the Crime before the Mystery Solver Does.

I can recall all I know about mystery books.

Science- In science, we are beginning to explore weather instruments and tools to better understand what forecasts tell us.  

I can identify weather tools and explain their purpose/use.    

Words Their Way- Study words! NEW Words are in students Word Work Journal AND student’s Agenda. The next test will be Wednesday, December 12th!

Writer's Workshop-  We are starting a new unit in Writing!! Unit 3–Changing the World: Persuasive Speeches, Petitions, and Editorials.

Practicing Persuasion, Gathering Brave, Bold Opinions for Persuasive Writing.

I can show what I know about Persuasive/Opinion Essays.

 

Week 15 Reminders

Parents,

Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday with family.  It’s great to reflect on all we have to be thankful for.  I am truly thankful to be at Armstrong and to work with your children daily. 

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!

Week 15

Homework-

*Students should be reading 20 minutes a night and filling in their reading log Monday night-Thursday night every week.

*Reading passage homework will be due on Friday.

*It would be helpful to start having your child work on memorizing their multiplication facts and related division facts using flash cards.

*Spelling test- Wednesday, Nov. 28th.                                            

Dates to Remember: 

Thursday, December 6th All of 3rd grade walks to HPMIS for a theatre production at 1

Thursday, December 13th All of 3rd grade field trip to the Dallas Arboretum

Friday, December 21st Early Release at 1

Monday, December 24th-January 8th Christmas Break

Math Workshop—  Money Unit

Students are expected to be able to identify coins and bills from manipulatives and pictorial models according to attributes, classify coins by value, assess the value of a collection of coins by beginning with the coin having the greatest value and counting up, identify symbols for dollars and cents and apply the decimal point to separate dollars from cents.

I can determine the value of a collection of coins and bills and apply this skill to word problems and pictorial models. 

Reader's Workshop- Reviewing what we know about Non-fiction and assessing on it, MAP Testing (middle of year) and Starting a New Unit of Study.

I can recall how to find a summary and synthesize while reading non-fiction.

Science- In science lab, students are learning about different landforms.

I can identify landforms and explain how they are important for communities.   

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: publishing non-fiction pieces.

I can write a conclusion and publish my writing piece.

Week 13 Reminders

Parents, 

We had another great week of Learning in 3rd grade!  

Last week we read a book called, “The Word Collector.” 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.

Brother Bill’s bags will be going home tomorrow.  Directions for what to fill are included on the bag, but as a reminder- We ask that each student fill a grocery bag with the following 5 items that will comprise an entire meal for a family:

1) 1 can of green beans

2) 1 can of sweet potatoes

3) 1 can of pie filling

4) 1 box of stuffing

5) 1 can of fruit

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!

Week 13

Homework-

*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

Week 12 Reminders

Parents, 

Thank you for sending in the Halloween pictures last week, the kids enjoyed seeing what their friends dressed like. 

We will be having a school assembly to observe Veteran’s Day on Monday.  In support, we’d love to see some red, white, and blue. 

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!

Week 12

Homework-

*Students should be reading 20 minutes a night and filling in their reading log Monday night-Thursday night every week.

*Reading homework will be due on Friday.

*Spelling test- Wednesday, November 7th                                                         

Dates to Remember: 

Wednesday, November 7 Spelling Test!
Monday, November 12- 
Veteran's Day- wear red, white, and blue

Wednesday-Friday, November 21-23- Thanksgiving Break

Math Workshop—Students will be learning how to read a word problem and figure out if they are supposed to add or subtract by using key words and using a strip diagram for support. Once they know what the correct operation is, students will  then pick a strategy to show how they got his/her answer. Students will also be applying their rounding skills and will be estimating addition and subtraction problems.

I can determine when to add or subtract by using strip diagrams and the CUBES strategy.  

 

Reader's Workshop- Cross Text Synthesis, Author's Perspective

I can put  2 nonfiction text together and I can understand the author's perspective and develop my own.

Science- In science, we are assigning dollar values to animals and plants within food webs based on their placement in the food chain.  Students will play games to collect energy using their knowledge of food chains and money.    

I can determine which organism will get energy from another organism within a specific ecosystem.    

Words Their Way- Study words! Words are in students Word Work Journal AND student’s Agenda.  The next test will be this Wednesday, November 7th!

Writer's Workshop-  The Art of Information Writing: Balancing Facts and Ideas From the Start, Researching Facts and Ensuring Text Accuracy, Creating Introductions through Researching Mentor Authors, Topic and Concluding Sentences.

I can balance facts and ideas throughout my information piece.

I can create an introduction by researching mentor authors.

 

Week 11 Reminders

Parents,

Can you believe we are 11 weeks into school! It’s only going to go faster as the holiday season quickly approaches.

If you haven’t signed up for seesaw (an app where your child will post their work and you have the chance to view/comment) please do so by:

Please Sign Up Now

  1. Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/200-519-848
  2. Choose your child from the list
  3. Create your account
  4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child

We are working hard to help students become more independent and responsible.  A few ways you can help include:

~Have your student fill out their own reading log.

~Remind your student to stand up for the right thing even when it’s hard!

-Graded papers come home on Mondays.  See if they will remember to show you all on their own.

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!

Homework-

*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, November 7th                                                      

Dates to Remember: 

October 30 Picture retakes

October 31st- our class has Yoga at 10:30

November 9th- all students and staff wear their Armstrong Auction Shirt                                              

Week 11

Math Workshop—Students are also expected to be able to solve subtraction problems using a variety of strategies. The strategies we will be focusing on this week are how to subtract across zeros, breaking apart by place value using a number line, and how to set up a strip diagram correctly to match a subtraction equation.

I can model and solve subtraction word problems using strategies like number lines and strip diagrams. 

 

Reader's Workshop- Grasping Main Ideas in Nonfiction text, Becoming experts and Teaching Others from Nonfiction text, and Synthesizing with Two Nonfiction text.

I can find main ideas, teach others and compare similar text in nonfiction.

Science- In science, we will be learning more about food webs and environmental changes that can impact a food web.  

I can identify how energy moves through a food web and understand effects caused by environmental changes.  

Words Their Way- Study words! Words are in students Word Work Journal AND student’s Agenda.  The next test will be, November 7th!

Writer's Workshop-  The Art of Information Writing: Organization Matters in Texts Large and Small, Studying Mentor Texts in a Search for Elaboration Strategies, Making Connections Within and Across Chapters.

I can study mentor texts for elaboration strategies. I can make connections within and across chapters.

Week 10 Reminders

We had a long rainy week, but we made it through and still managed to stay focused on learning.   

Please don’t forget that we have early release at 1 on Friday and it is the picnic! Lunch will be at our normal class time and we will message again this week to let you know the location.  

As a Reminder

*Please encourage your students to bring a small healthy snack to school

*This week is Red Ribbon Week

Homework-

*Students should be reading 20 minutes a night and filling in their reading log Monday night-Thursday night every week.

*Reading homework will be due on Friday.

*Spelling test- Wednesday, October 24th                                                    

Dates to Remember:

Monday, October 22-Friday, October 26 Red Ribbon Week 

Friday, October 26 Fall Picnic, Early Release

October 30 Picture retakes                                              

Week 10

Math Workshop

Students are also expected to be able to solve subtraction problems using a variety of strategies. The strategies we will be learning over the next couple of weeks are using pictorial base 10 models, subtracting partial differences by breaking apart by place value, and standard algorithm with regrouping.

I can model and solve subtraction word problems using strategies like base 10 blocks, partial differences, and standard algorithm.

Reader's Workshop- We will be previewing non-fiction, Looking for Structure within a Nonfiction Text and Grasping Main Idea in Nonfiction.

I can find structure and main idea in Nonfiction text.

Science- In science, we will be learning about the life cycle of plants and animals.

I can understand how life cycles and food chains depends on the balance of an ecosystem.

Words Their Way- Study words! Words are in students Word Work Journal AND student’s Agenda.  The test will be this Wednesday, October 24th. 

Writer's Workshop-  Unit 2: The Art of Information Writing.

The Power of Organizing and Reorganizing. New Structures Lead to New Thinking. Laying the Bricks of Information.

I can generate topics for my informational piece. I can organize my ideas.

 

Week 9 Reminders

Parents,

 Tomorrow is the last day to turn in order forms for Fall Picnic lunches.  If you need another order form, there is a link in e-blast.  If you do not want to order one, just be sure to bring or send your child with lunch on that day as we will be eating outside and the cafeteria will be closed.  Also, if you pick up your child in carpool or meet them to walk.  Walkers have started coming out of the side door on Byron.  Car riders still come out the other door that releases to Drexel.  This will alleviate some traffic, making it easier to see your kiddo. 

As a Reminder

*Please encourage your students to bring a small healthy snack to school

Homework-

*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, October 24th                                            

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, October 16th- Last day to turn in Fall Picnic Order Forms

Wednesday, October 17 Invention Convention

Friday, October 19th- Bike Rodeo

Monday, October 22-Friday, October 26 Red Ribbon Week 

Friday, October 26 Fall Picnic, Early Release

October 30 Picture retakes

Week 9

Math Workshop—Students are expected to be able to solve addition problems up to 1,000 using a variety of strategies. The strategies we will be learning over the next couple of weeks are using pictorial base 10 models, adding partial sums by breaking apart by place value, standard algorithm, and number lines. Students will also use strip diagrams to write equations correctly and identify key words to help solve addition word problems.

I can model and solve addition word problems using strategies like number lines and strip diagrams.

Reader's Workshop- We will be assessing Unit 1 in Reading this week and Starting Unit 2-Pre-Assessment and Exploring Non-fiction text features.

I can explain: summary, character traits and author’s purpose.

Science- In science lab, students will be looking at food chains and how energy is transferred in an ecosystem. 

I can identify how energy moves through a food chain.

Words Their Way- Study words! Words are in students Word Work Journal AND student’s Agenda.  The test will be next Wednesday, October 24th. 

Writer's Workshop-  We have officially completed our first Narrative Writing Unit and are on to Unit 2: The Art of Information Writing!

I can show what I know about Informational (Non-Fiction) Writing.

Week 6 Reminders

Parents,

We had another wonderful week of learning this week! Spelling groups start this week.  Your child’s words will be glued in their agenda.  The spelling test will be NEXT Wednesday. 

As a Reminder

*For the Book Fair, Mrs. Riley said we could bring our class at our regular library time next week to shop. 

*Auction envelopes due Friday

*Conference and Parent Reader sign-ups are live through armstrongpta.org

*Send your child with a water bottle 

*Please return Auction envelopes if you are participating

Homework-

*Students should be reading 20 minutes a night and filling in their reading log Monday night-Thursday night every week.

*Reading homework will be due on Friday. 

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, September 25th- 7:50am-6pm ***Family Night

 September 24-28 Book Fair!

Friday, September 28th- Auction Envelopes Due

Friday, October 5th- Parent Teacher Conferences

Week 6

Math Workshop— Place Value Unit—End of Unit Test this Friday!

This week we will represent a number on a number line, describe its location and round numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. We will discuss how rounding and estimating are related, practice rounding numbers to estimate sums and differences, and review all place value skills.

I can round numbers to the nearest 10 or 100 and show all I know about Place Value.

Reader's Workshop- We are raising the level of predictions we make, retelling stories, deciding how to lift the level of thinking during reading and recruit partners to support us while we tackle complex text using grit.

I can make higher level predictions, retell stories with partners and tackle text with GRIT.

Science- In science, we are learning about learned behaviors and inherited traits living things have to help them survive in their environment.   

I can show the difference between inherited traits and learned behaviors.                             

Words Their Way- Spelling groups start this week, Spelling test will be on October 3rd.

Writer's Workshop-  Crafting True Stories: Drawing on a Repertoire of Strategies. Revision Happens Throughout the Writing Process, Balancing Kinds of Details, Revising Endings: Learning from Published Writing.

I can add details and transitions to my narrative draft.

I can revise my ending.

 

Week 5 Reminders

Parents,

We had another great week of learning.  We’ve established routines and are back in the groove of school.  I am looking forward to another great week!

 As a Reminder-

*Please send in headphones ASAP

*Conference and Parent Reader sign-ups are live through armstrongpta.org

*Send your child with a water bottle 

*Please return Auction envelopes if you are participating

Homework-

*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. 

Dates to Remember:

Friday, September 21st, Early Release at 1pm

September 24-28 Book Fair!

Friday, October 6th- Parent Teacher Conferences

Week 5

Math Workshop— Place Value Unit

We are learning to describe the relationship between places in a base 10 system, show multiple ways to represent the same number, determine when a number is even or odd, round numbers to the nearest 10 or 100

I can continue to deepen my understanding of the place value system.

 

Reader's Workshop- We are recognizing  places to stop in our books and check for comprehension, envisioning and assembling facts and making predictions in our books.

I can stop and make sure I understand what’s happening in my book and make predictions.

Science- In science, we are looking at different structures plants and animals have that help them survive in their environment.  

I can identify structures in plants and animals that help them to survive in their habitat.                                                                    

Words Their Way- Spelling groups start next week September 24

Writer's Workshop-  Crafting True Stories: Drawing on a Repertoire of Strategies. Revising by Studying What Other Authors Have Done, Storytellers Develop the Heart of a Story, Paragraphing to Support Sequencing, Dialogue, and Elaboration.

I can develop the heart of my story and add detail.

 

Week 4 Reminders

Parents,

Thank you for a great Curriculum Night.  I enjoyed the opportunity to share information about 3rd grade and getting to share more about myself and my philosophy.  Again, I know it will be a great year of learning and growth!

 As a Reminder-

*Please send in headphones ASAP

*Conference and Parent Reader sign-ups are live through armstrongpta.org

*Send your child with a water bottle  

*Auction Envelopes are going home this week.  Please return ASAP if you are participating. 

Homework-

*Students should be reading 20 minutes a night and filling in their reading log Monday night-Thursday night every week.

*Homework starts this week.  As a reminder, we will rotate weeks between math and reading.  This week is a reading week and homework will be due on Friday.  

*Students have been given their class list and will have a spelling quiz on Friday over this list as we work to create differentiated spelling groups.

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, September 12th, Individual Picture Day

Friday, September 14th, Armstrong Auction Preview Party at 7pm

Friday, September 21st, Early Release at 1pm

September 24-28 Book Fair!

Friday, October 5th- Parent Teacher Conferences

Week 3

Math Workshop— Place Value Unit

We will continue to represent numbers using standard form, written form, expanded form and expanded notation, demonstrate how to represent numbers in more than one way, and compare and order numbers using <, >, or = symbols up to the hundred thousands place.

I can order and compare numbers to the hundred thousands place using >, <, or = symbols.

Reader's Workshop- We are continuing to set up systems in our classroom for building a reading life and officially opening our class library!

I can set reading goals and create a reading partnership.

Science- In science lab, students will be looking at the structure and function of conifer and deciduous trees.

I can show how plants have different structures and functions.  

Social Studies- We are learning about communities, big and small.  In addition, we are focusing on the 3 branches of government to better understand how our system works.

I can identify roles within the 3 branches of government.                                                                       

Words Their Way-We are currently working to create spelling groups.  Spelling will start soon.

 

Writer's Workshop-  Crafting True Stories: Drawing on a Repertoire of Strategies. Editing As We Go: Making Sure Others Can Read Our Writing, Rehearsing Storytelling and Leads, Writing Discovery Drafts.

I can choose a seed idea and write a flash draft, including a strong lead.

Week 3 Reminders

Parents,

 We had another wonderful week of learning! Your student is learning while being challenged in new and exciting ways to try their best in all subjects. I have seen an eagerness and excitement in each of them as they come in each morning. We have been talking in our morning meetings about several character traits. One book we have been reading is, “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids”. Your student has really enjoyed talking through the importance of each habit and applying it to their lives. Please ask your student about the habits and see what they can tell you!

Your student will need headphones from time to time for the computer, please send those in when you can in a bag labeled with your students first and last name on them.

As we gear up for spelling groups, our first spelling test will be over class names.  I am sending home a list tomorrow and the test will be Friday, September 14th

Please make sure you are sending your student with a water bottle each day. You should have also noticed that your student is bringing their orange Take Home Folder Home each night, they should be reading for 20 minutes and logging it on their reading log.

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, September 6th, Curriculum Night- come if you can!

Friday, September 15th, Armstrong Auction Preview Party at 7pm

Tuesday, September 18th, Picture Day

Friday, September 21st, Early Release at 1pm

September 24-28 Book Fair!

Friday, October 5th- Parent Teacher Conferences, Times to be posted on PTA website soon!

Week 3

Math Workshop— Place Value Unit

We will compose, read and write numbers up to the hundred thousands place, write a number to the hundred thousands place using standard form, written form, expanded form and expanded notation, demonstrate how to compose and decompose numbers, demonstrate how to represent numbers in more than one way

I can understand place value up to the hundred thousands place.

 Reader's Workshop- Learning to read books like they are gold and Finding within Reach books and Reading Tons of Them!

I can read a book on my just right level while reading it like it’s gold!

Science- In science lab, students will be looking at the difference between herb and woody stems.

I can see how stems are adapted for their environment.                                                     

Words Their Way-The first spelling task will be to master each other’s names while we wait to get spelling groups set up!

Writer's Workshop-  Crafting True Stories: Drawing on a Repertoire of Strategies: Writing with Independence, Writers Use a Storyteller's Voice: They Tell Stories, Not Summaries, Taking Stock: Pausing to Ask, "How Am I Doing?"

I can use a Storytellers Voice when writing my story. I can write a story, not a summary.

 

 

Week 2 Reminders

Parents,

Last week was so nice getting a few days to establish our routines and procedures, but we are eager to jump in and start teaching our wonderful curriculum. This week we will begin many beginning of the year assessments so we can meet your child where they are academically.

Please make sure you are sending your student with a water bottle each day. You should have also noticed that your student is bringing their orange Take Home Folder Home each night, they should be reading for 20 minutes and logging it on their reading log. A student asked me this week if it was ok if they had a parent fill the log out, and I ask the student to do it themselves. We hope to foster a strong sense of responsibility this year as your student makes the jump to a 3rd grader. Thank you for your continued support. I am excited to partner with you this week!

Reminder- don’t forget to send in headphones or earbuds for your child.

Dates to Remember:

Monday, September 3rd,  No School

Thursday, September 6th Curriculum Night 5-6pm and 6-7pm

Friday, September 15th, Armstrong Auction Preview Party at 7pm

Monday, September 18th- Picture Day

Friday, September 21st, Early Release at 1pm

September 24-28 Book Fair!

October 5th, Conferences- sign-ups will be available soon

Week 2

Math Workshop— Place Value Unit

We will compose, read and write numbers up to the hundred thousands place, write a number to the hundred thousands place using standard form, written form, expanded form and expanded notation, demonstrate how to compose and decompose numbers, demonstrate how to represent numbers in more than one way

I can represent numbers in different forms and represent numbers in more than one way.

Reader's Workshop- Pre Assessment for Unit 1 in Reading, Learning to Build A Powerful Reading Life and Reading Books like they are gold

I can develop great reading habits to become the best reader I can this year.  

Science- In science, students are learning to think like a scientist through problem solving.   

I can problem solve using observation and questioning.                                                 

Words Their Way-We will be giving each student a Spelling Inventory Assessment and starting Spelling Groups in a few weeks.

Writer's Workshop-  Crafting True Stories: Finding Ideas for True Stories and Writing Up a Storm. 

I can use my strategies to generate ideas for true stories.

 

 

 

Parents,

Thank you for making Eagle’s Nest successful! It was a pleasure meeting you and your child last night. I am looking forward to a great year of learning.

Thank you for filling out all the forms in the folder last night. If you did not have a chance to finish, please return the forms on tomorrow.

Also, if you did not grab your student’s carpool tag from the table, please grab that tomorrow morning so you have it for carpool.

Kindergarten: 3:15 at Cornell/St. Johns entrance

1st Grade: 3:15 at St. Johns/Byron entrance

2nd Grade: 3:15 at Cornell/St. Johns entrance

3rd Grade: 3:15 at St. Johns/Byron entrance

4th Grade: 3:15 at St. Johns/Byron entrance


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Thanks again for making last night so wonderful, I look forward to seeing your student on tomorrow!

 

Week 32 Reminders

Students will be completing their Math and Reading MAP this week.  I plan to do math on Thursday and reading on Friday.  Encourage them to do their best so we can see how much progress they’ve made this school year.  I will have reports ready at some point next week so you can see their results.  Have a great week!

 This Week:

Tue, Apr 24th, Alice’s Garden Week B Schedule

Wed, Apr 25th, Administrative Assistants Day

Tue, May 1st, Alice’s Garden Week A Schedule

Fri, May 4th, 8:30am Kindergarten Musical Program

Week 32

Math Workshop— find the area of an irregular figure, represent and determine the time on an analog clock, determine the elapsed time using an analog clock and a number line

I can find the area of an irregular figure. I can tell the time using an analog clock. I can use multiple strategies to determine elapsed time.

Reader's Workshop- Building stamina and gleaning all we can from reading passages. I can build stamina as I read and understand different literature by answering questions.

 Science- This week, we are focusing on force and motion.   

 I can identify balanced and unbalanced forces that cause motion.

Writer's Workshop-  Finishing up our Literary Essay. On to a New Unit: Crafting True Stories! Finding Ideas for True Stories and Writing Up a Storm. Drawing on Strategies and Writing with Independence.

 I can publish my Literary Essay. I can use my strategies to come up with an idea for Narrative Writing.