FROM FORD FOUNDATION:
Let us make it cozy after the snow storm. The theme of our first FuN Friday this year is Pajama/Slippers Day (Friday, January 29). For a donation of $1 students (and teachers/staff) could wear their favorite pajama and/or slippers to school this Friday.
HMath: We are winding down multiplication. We will have our final timed multiplication test this Friday, Jan 29th. Based on how far they have learned their multiplication tables, they have earned different toppings for ice cream sundaes. We will have our Multiplication Celebration on Friday, Feb 12th. Please let our room moms know if you can help by supplying us with ice cream and toppings. Thank you in advance.
Please have your child continue to practice all their multiplication facts. They need to be fluent to 10x10 before the end of the year. We will be using multiplication through out the year, but we will no longer be practicing facts in class.
This week we will begin division. This is an area where quick recall of mult facts is very important.
HW: 261 - 262 from their workbook
Spelling: We are on Sort #18 with -ed endings and -ing endings. Spelling City has all the sorts available for your child to practice their spelling words each week.
Reading: Students have been given homework in RAZ kids for reading. They should be taking a quiz after reading to help with comprehension. If they need to be moved up a level, please let us know. This homework counts towards Homework Club participation.
Our reading in class has been based on Social Studies and Science information. We will also be exploring some winter themed reading as well.
Social Studies: We have begun to study Mary McLeod Bethune. So far we have just introduced her with power points and group discussion. Students will begin to do on-line Pebble Go independent research to learn about how she diligently (vocabulary word) worked for equal rights and freedom for education.
Science: We will have our test over Georgia regions of Coastal Plains and Ocean on Friday. A study guide came home last week. NOTE: We created a Quizlet study guide based on the specifics that they need to know for the test. It can be located by going to the 3rd Grade Resources Tab and clicking on the orange Q at the bottom left. Students can flash card themselves as well as take practice tests. We will be sending home actual flash cards for them to make as well.
Tuesday: Puppet show about the watershed.
Wednesday: Photo Day for students who were not here during original picture day.
Friday: Regions test, spelling test and final mult timed test.
Friday: Ford Foundations Pajama Day
Feb 5th: Jump Rope for Heart (info coming home this week)
Feb 5th: Book Fair preview
Feb 8th: Begin Book Fair week
Feb 12th: Multiplication Ice Cream Celebration
Feb 12th: CATO science comes to school
Feb 15 - 19: Winter Break
Feb 26: Tellus Museum Field Trip (permission forms already sent home - no fee)
Thank you for your patience with regards to report cards. Ms. Hargrove was out Thursday and Friday of last week. Report cards went home today.
Math: We continue learning about area, that it is in square units and how to draw a picture that represents a specific area.
Monday: Page 769
Tuesday: pg 775
Wednesday: pg 781 (?)
Spelling: Sort #16.
Monday: Sort sheet made for them and they are to write their words in the sort.
Tuesday: Multiplication Spelling
Wednesday: Area spelling
Thursday: Sort pg 65 and 66.
Reading: We are learning to find main idea and details in order to summarize. We will be reading about habitats and how scientists study animals and use that information for humans.
Monday: Raz Kids - read and quiz
The following home work will be given to them. They will read and answer questions.
Tuesday: "A Giant in the Library"
Wednesday: "Cow Poems"
Thursday: "From Practice to Performance"
Language Arts: Quotation marks will be learned for dialogue.
Social Studies: We will continue learning about Susan B Anthony. The class did a lot of roll playing last week and we watched the School House Rock video on Suffrage. We also saw the Mary Poppins clip that addresses this issue and looked at Susan B Anthony coins.
This week we will work independently reading and answering questions about Ms. Anthony.
Science: We continue learning about the Georgia regions with Swamp and Marsh. Animal adaptations will also be explored.
Welcome Back! We hope you all had an enjoyable and restful break. We both want to thank you for all the wonderful gifts and wishes you sent to us for the holidays. We appreciate your love and support.
WEAR ORANGE CLASS T-SHIRT ON FRIDAY!! We will be having an in-school field trip with CATO.
With the cold weather, please dress your child in layers. The school temperature sometimes fluctuates. We also take them out for recess in the winter so they need their heavy jackets.
PUBLIX NIGHT IS Thursday, January 15th from 6:30-8pm. Flyer coming home soon.
Math: We are learning how to find the area of different shapes (not just rectangles) by counting the units that make up the shape. This will help in our full understanding of what "area" is.
Tuesday: worksheet on finding areas by counting
Wednesday: finding area by counting, multiplying and adding
Thursday: Word problems involving area in real world
Spelling: Spelling Sort #15 - suffix rules for adding the -ing ending. This concept will continue for the next couple of weeks with a few rules each week. This week is when to double the last consonant if it has a consonant, vowel, consonant and to just add -ing if there is a vowel, consonant, consonant.
Tuesday: Spelling Sort - 4 columns.
Wednesday: Spelling City - specific assignment when they log in.
Thursday: Spelling Sort - both sides of paper
We are studying Susan B Anthony. We began today by looking up the definitions of vocabulary words relating to her life story. We will be reading about her and answering questions for each chapter. The goal is to understand how she fought for other's rights and had determination.
We reviewed briefly about the Piedmont region by looking at the live feed of Berry College's eagle. A link is now available on the 3rd Grade Resources for this site.
This week we will continue other Georgia regions such as the Coastal Plains and Barrier Islands/Sea.