Please remember the 3rd grade will be walking to HPMS this Tuesday, December 5th around 12:45-2 to enjoy a drama. The weather looks like it might be chilly, please make sure your student dresses accordingly.
You will notice an "Array Homework" page attached to the normal page this week your student will be learning all about arrays this week and should be able to identify them all around. Please remember that your student can draw the arrays they identify if for some reason they can't be printed at home. As always, homework is to support what we are doing in class and should allow the student to recall from the previous week (with the exception of this fun activity this week to aid in learning multiplication) what they have learned. Never should a student labor over homework in tears. Please let me know if your student ever needs extra support on Homework. Your student can also circle or star problems that challenge them to the point of frustration and I will gladly go over this with them in class (as long as they let me know).
This week is Hour of Code, for more information check out the link below:
This week is Inclusive School Week, for more information check out the link below:
Here’s what is coming up:
Week of Dec 4-8, Inclusive Schools Week
Tue, Dec 5, 11:00am Parent program in auditorium, Keeping Your Children Safe in the Real and Virtual World, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, internet safety Tue, Dec 5, 1:00pm 3rd graders field trip to HPMS for drama presentation
Dec 6th – Dec 20th, PAWS collecting socks, tights, and diapers
Fri, Dec 22nd, Class Parties 9:30-10 More info to come!
Fri, Dec 22nd, 1:00pm Student Early Release
Here is what’s happening in our room this week:
Math Workshop- Introduction into multiplication, strategies using equal groups, repeated addition, arrays, and area models
I can make observations about multiplication situations all around me.
Reader's Workshop- Mystery: Foundational Skills in Disguise: When the Going Gets Tough, Readers Need Strategies, Thoughtful Writing and Talking about Reading, Mystery Readers, Like Crime Solvers, Often Collaborate with Partners to Solve Mysteries.
I can use reading strategies to write and talk about my mystery and I can collaborate with my partner to solve a mystery.
Read Aloud- “The Absent Author”
Science- In science lab, we will be looking at the formation of metamorphic and sedimentary rock through weathering and time.
I can identify how sedimentary and metamorphic rock are formed.
Social Studies- I can learn about and create an Inclusive School.
Mentor Sentences- "The Absent Author"
Words Their Way- Test this Thursday!
Writer's Workshop- Changing the World: Persuasive Speeches, Petitions, and Editorials.
Considering the Audience to Say More, Editing as You Go, Taking Stock and Setting Goals, and Gathering All You Know About Your Opinion.
I can directly address my audience and edit as I write.