This week in Room 106, we wrapped up our introduction to multiplication and next week we will begin working on multiplication facts for 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10. In literacy, we are focused on main ideas and key details. This can be tricky for some students who want to share every detail of a story, so it would be a great help to check in with your students about the stories they are reading and asking them to summarize what they have read in a sentence or two. We began our first social studies unit, which focuses on geography and maps. And in social-emotional learning, we are beginning our anti-bullying unit to coincide with National Bullying Prevention Month.
There is no homework this weekend, but we will have a spelling test next Friday, so I sent home the word list for any students that want to get an early start on practicing.
- Thank you to everyone who has signed up for November conferences! For those that haven’t there are still excellent slots available! Link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0848A5AD22AAF5C43-44554288-fall
- Would you like to visit the class and be a Mystery Reader? Surprise your student and Read your favorite childhood book or story to the class! I’m very flexible on dates and times, so if you are willing to come in, I’m happy to make it work! Shoot me a message on Seesaw or email (email@example.com) if you are interested.
- Finally, next Friday (10/6) is Picture Retake Day for any students that would like to retake their school picture.
We had an excellent week in Room 106, Students demonstrated great progress in their rounding skills, spelling test scores were excellent, and our morning announcers have done a fantastic job getting our school days off to a great and humorous start.
Next week, we will begin working on our multiplication skills in math, a key focus for this year. For any students looking to practice their math facts at home, all students have XtraMath accounts set up on their iPads so they can practice at any time. We are beginning our first in-depth writing unit, where student will be writing personal narrative essays based on their worst “Ouch” story. We began brainstorming this past week and will begin drafting our essays next week. Finally, we wrapped up our first unit of science, focusing on fossils, and will begin our first unit of social studies, focusing on geography.
NOTES: * There is no homework this weekend, and I hope all that are observing Yom Kippur have an easy fast. * There will be no spelling list this week due to the short week. We will use our spelling time to work on our spelling in our personal narrative writing essays. * Thank you to all families who have signed up for November conferences. For those who have not scheduled a conference yet, there are still plenty of time slots available! Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0848A5AD22AAF5C43-44554288-fall
* Tomorrow we are having our rounding wrap up quiz. If your student is able to complete the worksheet without any help, they are in great shape for tomorrow! If they get stuck on any problems, please circle them so I can go over them tomorrow before we take the quiz.
1. Read for 20 minutes 2. Complete rounding worksheet 3. Finish Story Mountain if you didn’t in class. You need at least 2 details for the beginning section, 2 details for the middle section, and 2 details for the end sectiona
** Please clean out your home folder. Picture proofs and/or picture orders went home today and the graded papers stay at home.
1. Read for 20 minutes 2. Complete subtraction worksheet. You can use any strategy you feel comfortable with. The answers are at the bottom so you can double check your work 3. We will have our Subtraction Wrap Up “Quiz” tomorrow before moving to rounding. If you are able to complete the homework successfully, you will be all set for the wrap up!
We had an excellent week in 3rd grade, including our first drills of the year (bus evacuation and a fire drill). This week in math, we continued working on subtracting 3 digit numbers. Quite a few students had trouble with borrowing and regrouping, so we will continue working on this skill into next week before we begin our rounding lessons. In literacy, we've continued our sequencing work, and the first week's spelling scores were fantastic, so I'm hoping the same will be true of today's test! We also completed our first science lessons which focused on what we can learn from fossils and where they are found.
There is no homework this weekend, and I forgot to pass out next week's spelling list at the end of the day, so the students will receive their lists on Monday morning, but the list is posted in Seesaw for students that would like to start practicing.
1) Students have done an excellent job this week of transporting their iPads back and forth from home and bringing them to school fully charged. If your student is having an issue logging on from home or with their charger, please let me know so I can help troubleshoot.
2) The great slime/putty/fidget experiment has ended, and I will no longer be allowing them in class without parental approval. If you believe a fidget or putty helps your student focus, I'm happy to allow them to use it, just send a note or shoot me an email to let me know.
3) I will not be able to attend Family Fest tonight, but it sounds like there are a lot of great activities lined up, so thank you to everyone who has taken the time to put it together. I hope everyone has fun!
That's all for this week. Please reach out with any questions and have a great weekend!
1. Read for 20 minutes 2. iPads come home today! Set up your iPad charging area 3. Work on iReady Math or Reading for 10 minutes (If you aren't able to connect to internet or log on from home, let me know where you got stuck so I can help troubleshoot the issue)
It was another great week in 3rd grade! This week, we worked on 3 digit addition and took a “practice” quiz to get a feel for what math quizzes will be like this year, and discussed how we can prepare for quizzes to be successful. Next week, we will begin working on 3 digit subtraction with regrouping. In literacy, we finished our first novel read-aloud, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, and began our second novel, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup. Our focus reading skill was on sequencing, which we will continue next week, and we completed our first spelling test without any tears!
There is no homework this weekend, but I did send home next week’s spelling list for students that wanted to start practicing as it will be a shorter week with the holiday on Monday.
OTHER NOTES: * Thank you for turning in all of the iPad contracts! iPads will be coming home next Tuesday.
* A reminder that personal technology (phones and smartwatches) must be used and handled appropriately at school. Phones should be silent and not leave backpacks during the school day.
* Finally, a reminder that it is a school rule that birthday invitations are not allowed to be distributed at school, even if all students in a class are invited. Student contact information can be found through the PTO’s website (the Membership Toolkit I believe)