Individual spring pictures (if you pay) and Class pictures will be on Tuesday, March 22.
Science: We will learn about Heat. They received a study guide on Monday and there is a Quizlet for the Heat test. It is located on the 3rd Grade Resources tab in the orange square labeled Hargrove/Hess Quizlet. Their homework for reading each night is to read and study using the Quizlet and/or study guide.
Spelling: Spelling sort #25 - Compound Words
Monday HW: 3 columns: Sort each word into each part and then put together.
Tuesday HW: Spelling Skills page
Wednesday HW: Spelling City
Thursday HW: Pages 101 & 102 from their workbook.
Math: Geometry. We start with angles and learn a right angle. We will then go into different shapes and categories.
Their homework and lessons will be from the workbook.
Monday HW: pg 837 & 838
Tuesday HW: pgs 843 & 844
Wednesday HW: pgs 849 & 850
Reading: We will be working in groups and reading different Time For Kids magazine articles. They will be taking assessments on one each day.
Ford Elementary School Foundation offers the chance to leave your mark on Ford! You can purchase a 4x8 or 8x8 personalized, engraved brick to install in the pathway from our gardens to the playground area. All net proceeds will help fund enhanced educational opportunities that otherwise would not be a part of the Ford Elementary School instructional program.
Print the attached form or stop by the Parent Information Center outside the front office to pick up an order form. Please turn in your forms and payment in an envelope marked “Legacy Bricks” by Friday, March 11th to ensure your Legacy Brick will be installed by our school’s Evening in the Garden in May.
Ms. Hargrove & Ms. Hess will be out on Wed afternoon for school in-service.
Ms. Hess will be out on Thursday and Friday to attend a STEM conference in Atlanta.
Friday: Foundation Friday - crazy hair, hat and socks
Friday Night: PTSA Bingo night from 6:30 -8:00
Social Studies: We will be finishing up our study on FDR and begin his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt. Ask your child about the activity we did to help them understand the struggle FDR had and about WWII.
Reading: We will finish the story Stone Fox on Monday.
Spelling: Spelling sort #22. Reminder that these words are on Spelling City and they can work on them at any time to study.
Monday HW: Sort on their own paper
Science: We will begin rotating through stations to learn more about magnets. They got an introduction at the Tellus Museum on Friday.
Math: We will be learning more about Fractions on a number line- how they relate to one another.
See below for details on Ford Bing Night.
Also see week of Feb 22nd for update to homework assignments.
FIELD TRIP ON FRIDAY!!!
Wear orange class shirts.
Bring disposable lunch.
Dress for outside eating, but inside activities (layer).
Can bring money for gift shop purchases.
Ford P.T.S.A. is hosting Bingo Night
Friday, March 4th
from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in our cafeteria
Relay for Life will be offering $15 pizza meal deals. This includes either cheese or pepperoni pizza and four drinks
(soda or water choices).
Meals MUST be preordered no later than
Wednesday, March 2nd
Pre-order by emailing Mrs. Soto at Amy.Soto@cobbk12.org
Be sure to specify either cheese or pepperoni
You can pay for your meal deal when you arrive!
FIELD TRIP to TELLUS MUSEUM ON FRIDAY. WEAR YOUR ORANGE CLASS SHIRT.
-Bring a disposable sack lunch. They can bring a canned drink.
-They can bring money for the gift shop.
BOX TOPS: We are still in the lead for 3rd grade. Continue to send in the box tops through this week.
Math: We will be identifying, naming, plotting and problem solving with fractions.
Monday HW: Fraction of a set
Tuesday HW: In class they cut out cards that had fractions represented in different ways. For homework they are to match the groups together and glue on the orange construction paper they were given.
Spelling: Spelling sort #21.
Monday HW: Sort based on -f or -fe changes to -v with adding -es OR change the spelling OR no change. Some students have written this on their own paper and some have a printed sheet.
Tuesday HW: Back side of a dictionary page worksheet. They are to put them in alphabetical order and also write sentences.
Reading: We are reading Stone Fox in groups and answering questions for each chapter.
Science: We will begin magnets within the next two weeks.
Social Studies: FDR will continue to be studied.
This week is Gimme 5 spirit week. See previous blog entry for specific spirit days.
Ms. Hess will be out on Thursday for a scheduled absence.
Friday is our Multiplication Ice Cream celebration.
Friday CATO will visit with a lesson.
Friday students may distribute Valentines.
Spelling: Sort #20 Singular and plural with -es ending
Monday HW: Spelling sort on their own paper with -sh, -ch, -ss, -x, and -e endings
Tuesday HW: Rainbow worksheet (backside of "Little Words" done in class)
Wednesday HW: Grab Bag worksheet (backside of "How Many" done in class)
Thursday HW: Both sides of Spelling Sort page from their book
Math: We will finish our assessment on word problems with division and multiplication.
We started to learn about fractions beginning with a unit fraction. This means that you have 1 piece of whatever was broken up - ie: 1/4 1/7 1/10 1/2 1/29. Students worked in class out of their workbooks.
Tuesday: Math Facts ****this is different than what is in their agenda.
Wednesday: HW pg 579
Thursday: HW pg 585
Social Studies: We will begin studying FDR - Franklin D. Roosevelt. Students can access his book via the Resources tab and the Houghton link. Their passwords are in their tracker. Other sites will be added to the Social Studies page later.
Ms. Hargrove talked to the students about what they can do for Valentines. Here are the points:
1) They can bring a box or other container from home for their valentines. They do not have to do this, but it will not be done in class. If necessary, they can take their received valentines home in whatever they brought them in(plastic bag, box, etc).
2) A class list was given to all students. Look for it in their binder.
3) We encouraged them to make their own if they wanted.
4) They will distribute them in the morning or earlier in the day on Friday.
Gimme 5 Campaign starts. Envelopes were sent home.
Dance tonight - Friday from 6:30 - 8:00
Box tops still being collected.
Yearbook orders are due soon.
Spirit days next week for students and staff
Monday 2/8- Hat day
Tuesday 2/9- Dress like your favorite teacher day
Wednesday 2/10- Twin day
Thursday 2/11- Silly sock day
Friday 2/12- Sports team day
Ms. Hargrove was out on Monday, however things continued as usual. One change however was that we have taken out the tables and have moved to desks. This allows for students to have some individual space, but still lets us group them together for paired or group activities.
We are running low on tissues/Kleenex. If you have any to send in, we would appreciate it. Thank you.
Spelling: We are on spelling sort #19. These are past tense words that do no use an -ed ending. Example: sweep - swept.
Monday HW: spelling sort into present and past tense
Tuesday HW: Spelling City assignments
Wednesday: Spelling Skills page for Sort #19
Thursday: Spelling sort page from book and the back page.
Today we worked together to analyze a passage and find answers to the questions. They then completed one independently for a grade.
We will continue reading in our Science and Social Studies units.
Students received their Regions/Habitats grades from their test on Friday. They did very well. We will finish our rotation stations this week on animal adaptations.
Mary McLeod Bethune continues to be our focus. There are extra links on the blog for students who want to learn more about her.
Monday: Watched a video of an actor's portrayal of Ms. Bethune.
This week: We will be reading and answering questions about Mary Bethune.
We are continuing to learn about division, but within word problems. We also reinforced that it is an inverse operation of multiplication and that their are "fact families." Example: 2,3,6 because 2x3 = 6 , 3x2 = 6, 6\3 = 2 and 6\2 = 3 (I don't have access to a division sign - students are not taught it with the "\" sign).
On Tuesday we took an assessment on our division understanding.
Wednesday we will work in class with partners to do mixed word problems (mult and division) with extra information. Students are learning to break apart a problem to determine a method of solving it. Students sometimes assume that when you are learning a skills, like division, they don't read the word problems but just take the numbers and divide without reading. We are teaching them critical thinking.
Monday HW: page 275 & 276
Tuesday HW: page 281 & 282
Wednesday HW: Fact Family A
Thursday HW: Fact Family B
- Box Top for Education contest has begun. Please send in your Box Tops.
-Jump Rope for heart money can be sent in now, or on Friday.
-Book Fair preview is this Friday, Feb 5
-Writing Fair Entries due Feb 10
-Book Fair is Feb 8 - 12
-Councilor Appreciation Week Feb 8-12
-CATO in school Feb 12
-Multiplication Ice Cream Party Feb 12