Week 17 Reminders
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.
*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.