Field Trip tomorrow. Wear clothing for wet, cold weather, comfortable shoes and their orange class t-shirts. Bring a disposable lunch. We leave around 9:15 and return around 1:30. It is at 5286 Austell Rd in Austell. Parents can drive their own car to join us if you want. It will be a great time!
We are glad to have Ms. Hargrove return fully recovered from her illness last week.
Ms. Hess however will be out on Wed, Thurs and Friday of this week.
We will have a busy week ahead.
Monday: Big Head fundraiser kick off. Can food drive kick off.
Wednesday: FIELD TRIP - Wear your Orange Shirts. We are going to CATO.
BRING OR BUY A SACK LUNCH. It all has to be disposable.
Friday: $2 donation to foundation to wear their costume to school.
Spelling Sort this week #Sort 8 - Homophones.
HW: On a piece of paper they will put two columns and match the two words that are homophones.
Homophones can be difficult for them to distinguish. Spelling City can help them because it will use them in a sentence.
Later this week their homework will be to make a puzzle. The tab for this is on the 3rd Grade Resources tab, but it is also listed below.
Math: Continue with 3's and 2's. Different worksheets will be given for each day. See their agenda for more details.
3rd Grade Resources Tab: Students were given updated passwords for Spelling City, Splash Math and Sum Dog. Please have them use these, along with Raz Kids for their homework. They have separate worksheets/assignments to do for homework, but these resources will help them even more. There are also several multiplication sites that can quiz them on each
It was great to see everyone at the Fall Festival on Friday. Professor Hess was able to make an appearance.
Thank you for your patience this week. As we have conferences right after school, we have not had extra time for communication (the blog was not updated). Also, Ms. Hargrove was out sick on Tuesday, and still is not feeling well. Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to learn in our class and for those who had to reschedule conferences.
Reading: We are reading together "The Box Car Children" the first of the series. The teacher is reading and they are following along. After each chapter they do a different type of activity on a foldable. We just finished chapter 4. This will be continued all week.
Spelling: We are repeating last week's spelling list as it is more complicated and we did not have as much time in class last week to practice.
HW Tuesday is "student choice." They may choose which ever method they would like to practice the words (rainbow, spelling stairs, spelling sort, etc).
Math: We are working on our 3's this week. They made flash cards on Monday and on Tuesday they used their egg cartons to get random numbers to practice multiplying by 3. They took these home and may continue to use these for practice. As they learn more facts, they can use both place markers (two color counters) to find two factors to multiply together. It's a great way to keep them engaged with their multiplication.
HW Tuesday: Textbook worksheet that continues with determining groups of as multiplication.
LA: Yesterday they did a worksheet on possessive and plural. We will continue this concept this week. It is difficult for them to determine the difference in 's and s'. This will be an ongoing learning concept.
Science: Today they used molds they created previously and modeled real life fossil creation. The animal dies and over time the actual bones, etc decay. There is a mold left by the decayed remains and this hole fills with sediment and minerals. Over time these harden and become the same shape as the bones, but they are not the bones. These are called Cast fossils. Students brought home their molds today.
Touchtone testing is on Monday and Tuesday morning for math and reading. These assess what students should have learned this last nine weeks.
We are getting back on routine.
Spelling: We reviewed the words for Spelling Sort #7. They have "aw" sounds. We will continue to practice these words in class and for homework.
Math: We began multiplication. They made flash cards for their 2's. They are to practice these and become fluent this week. They will have practice assessments each day with a graded mult test on Friday. When they show mastery, they will move onto the next set of facts. The green tab to the right marked "3rd Grade Resources" has several websites to help practice with multiplication. The standard for 3rd grade is to be fluent with their facts.
Social Studies: We continued our unit on Greece. We reviewed vocabulary words for this unit and discussed Greece's impact on the United States architecture and government. This week our guided reading centers will reinforce their impact.
Grammar: We continued learning about parts of speech. Nouns were previously reviewed with proper and improper. This week we are learning the difference between concrete (person, place or thing) and abstract nouns (idea, thought).
STEM Night on TUESDAY, Oct 12
Fall Festival on FRIDAY, Oct 16
CONFERENCE WEEK NEXT WEEK - Early Release Days
Friday, October 9th, smencils will be for sale from 7:15-7:55 in Ms. Harrison's room for $1 each. A flyer went home last week.
Last Friday, Oct 2nd, was a science day. We went to the STEAM lab and observed and handled different minerals, fossils and rocks. We finished making our own rocks using crayon shavings and compared them with creating real rocks. We created our own mold fossil of a dinosaur which we will continue using this week. Our vermiculture unit was continued as we checked on our worms and wrote down our data and information.
Today we took our Reading portion of the IOWA. Students also did their mile run in PE.
We worked on math word problems.
HW: NONE - They get the day off because we had reading today.
Monday - Reading
Tuesday - LA
Wednesday - Math
Thursday - Science/Social Studies
Please have your child well rested and full of breakfast for a productive testing day!