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Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

November 5-9

Weekly Skills

Math: word problems and missing quantities with all four operations; multiplying multiples of 10 (4 x 70); patterns; rounding ***check your child’s take home folder for completed classwork!

Reading Skills/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction; use nonfiction text features (graphs, charts, bold words, headings, subheadings, photographs, captions) to help understand nonfiction text; nonfiction text structures (description, sequence, problem/solution, cause/effect, compare/contrast), continuing to review figurative language & text structures

Writing: responding to an expository nonfiction text

Language: possessive nouns; review verbs (action, linking, and helping) and explore verb tenses; continuing working on


Reminders

·        Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 (visit the school website to pay ONLINE)

·        The following dates lunch visitors will not be allowed due to various school activities: 11/8, 12/5, 12/10-14, and 12/18

·        Be sure to sign up to get REMIND texts from your child’s temporary teacher!

·        Wednesday will be my LAST day if Aaron isn’t here before then!

·        Thanksgiving Break is November 19-23; enjoy the time with your families!


Weekly Homework Checklist

·         Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

·         Study vocabulary & vocabulary words

·         Read for 20 minutes with your student

·         Practice listed IXL skills to get ready for the next math test!

·         Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, and 10s multiplication facts

·         4s and 8s facts will be added to fact fluency quizzes in JANUARY… feel free to begin learning them now! 


IXL Skills

FRACTIONS: W.1-W.13 Y.1   Y.2   X.1   X.2 (not taught and tested until January…)

Review Skills: C.9 C.10 C.11   D.1   D.3  D.7 M.8   M.9   M.12        M.11 L.3   L.4 L.5     H.7   T.7 T.8  O.1-O.5   F.4 F.7

P.1   P.2   P.6   P.7   P.10 (rounding)

FF.6-FF.9 (AREA ---I’m teaching it before I leave; they’ll be tested in the next few weeks)


Spelling Words

This week is a review week of the past several weeks…

dishes, planned, sitting, missing, grass, brings, lost, sent, wrong, cross, edge, math, sticks, bridge, scratch, felt, plenty, quickly, happy, fifty, empty, body, judge, funny, gave, phone, page, nine, inside, live, strange, change, sixty, cent, fancy, city, pencil, strong, thin, rocks, die, dead, field, tie, would, head, school, push, gold, break, floor, chief, pretty, shoes, clothes, sign, chance, few, since


Vocabulary Words

 

New words:

Lively –active; someone who is lively is energetic and full of life

Memorable –worth remembering; something that is memorable is not easy to forget

Throw yourself into something –do something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm

Intense –very great or strong

Exhilarated –very happy and excited

Astounding –amazing or very surprising

Review words:

Flimsy –thin and weak; if something is flimsy, it is not sturdy or strong

Long –want something very much; it also means more than the average length; not short

Gruff –unpleasant or rude; if someone is gruff, he or she may seem unfriendly or mean

Persist –keep doing something, even though it is difficult; if you persist, you refuse to give up

Strain –pull or push hard

Adjust –move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fit more comfortably

Obstinate –stubborn; if you are obstinate, you are unwilling to change your mind about something

Immature –childish or silly; an immature person acts like someone much younger

Mature –grown up or adult; a mature person is sensible and reasonable; he or she is not being immature or childish

Fantasize –thinking about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

Barricade –block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

Reconsider –think again about a decision; sometimes when you reconsider a decision, you change your mind

Reluctant –if you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it

“Have eyes in the back of your head” –if you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you –even things you cannot see

Cluttered –if a place is cluttered, it is messy; there are things scattered here, there, and everywhere

Handy –useful or easy to use

Whoosh –move very fast; when something whooshes, it makes a rushing or hissing sound

“Have a change of heart” –if you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something

 


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

October 29- November 2

 

Weekly Skills

 

Math: multiplication and division word problems; missing quantities with multiplication and division *I started introducing FRACTIONS last week; they will NOT be TESTED on this skill for quite some time, but we’re going to continue to learn about it.

 

Reading Skills/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction; use nonfiction text features (graphs, charts, bold words, headings, subheadings, photographs, captions) to help understand nonfiction text; nonfiction text structures (description, sequence, problem/solution, cause/effect, compare/contrast), continuing to review figurative language & text structures

 

Writing: responding to an expository nonfiction text

 

Language: possessive nouns; review verbs (action, linking, and helping) and explore verb tenses; continuing working on punctuating dialogue (language test next week)


 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

·         Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

 

·         Study vocabulary & vocabulary words

 

·         Read for 20 minutes with your student (students started a chapter book reading challenge -encourage them to bring their books from class home to read!)

 

·         Practice listed IXL skills

 

·         Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, and 10s multiplication facts

 

·         4s and 8s facts will be added to fact fluency quizzes in JANUARY… feel free to begin learning them now! 


 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 (visit the school website to pay ONLINE)

 

·         Send in $1 for pizza for our Halloween lunch

 

·         Our annual Book Character Parade is 10/31; students may dress as a book character…not a movie character! Have your student bring the book that his/her character is from!!!!

 

·         The following dates lunch visitors will not be allowed due to various school activities: 11/8, 12/5, 12/10-14, and 12/18


IXL Skills

FRACTIONS: W.1-W.13 Y.1   Y.2   X.1   X.2

Review Skills: C.9 C.10 C.11   D.1   D.3  D.7 M.8   M.9   M.12      M.11 L.3   L.4 L.5     H.7   T.7 T.8  O.1-O.5   F.4 F.7

P.1   P.2   P.6   P.7   P.10 (rounding)

FF.6-FF.9 (AREA ---I’m teaching it before I leave; they’ll be tested in the next few weeks)


Test Dates

10/31 –comprehension test

11/1 –fact fluency quiz

11/2 –spelling test & math review test


 

 

 

 

 

Spelling Words

 

feet, mean, read, need, near, fifteen, three, sea, country, half, health, breath, cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thing, pencil, chance, sign, since, few

 

Skill: /e/ sound said, spelled /ee/ /ea/


Vocabulary Words

 

New words:

Flimsy –thin and weak; if something is flimsy, it is not sturdy or strong

Long –want something very much; it also means more than the average length; not short

Gruff –unpleasant or rude; if someone is gruff, he or she may seem unfriendly or mean

Persist –keep doing something, even though it is difficult; if you persist, you refuse to give up

Strain –pull or push hard

Adjust –move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fit more comfortably

Review words:

Obstinate –stubborn; if you are obstinate, you are unwilling to change your mind about something

Immature –childish or silly; an immature person acts like someone much younger

Mature –grown up or adult; a mature person is sensible and reasonable; he or she is not being immature or childish

Fantasize –thinking about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

Barricade –block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

Reconsider –think again about a decision; sometimes when you reconsider a decision, you change your mind

Reluctant –if you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it

“Have eyes in the back of your head” –if you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you –even things you cannot see

Cluttered –if a place is cluttered, it is messy; there are things scattered here, there, and everywhere

Handy –useful or easy to use

Whoosh –move very fast; when something whooshes, it makes a rushing or hissing sound

“Have a change of heart” –if you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something


Halloween Reminders

·         Because our class will not be together as a group for Christmas, Mrs. Gilder has given us permission to have an actual Halloween Party! We’re going to have pizza, Witches Brew snack mix, Spooky Punch, and a sweet treat for lunch. I’ve got a Halloween scavenger hunt planned and a few games. You’re welcome to join us! We’ll be partying from 12:00-1:00.

·         If you haven’t sent your child’s treats for his/her classmates, please do so ASAP. J


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

October 22-26

 

 

Weekly Skills

 

Math: multiplication and division word problems; missing quantities with multiplication and division *I’m going to begin teaching FRACTIONS before I go on maternity leave, but they will NOT be TESTED on this skill for quite some time!!!

 

Reading Skills/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction; use nonfiction text features (graphs, charts, bold words, headings, subheadings, photographs, captions) to help understand nonfiction text; nonfiction text structures (description, sequence, problem/solution, cause/effect, compare/contrast), figurative language

 

Writing: responding to an expository nonfiction text

 

Language: possessive nouns; review verbs and explore verb tenses; continuing working on punctuating dialogue (language test next week)


 

Reminders

 

·        Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 (visit the school website to pay ONLINE)

 

·        Have your student wear ORANGE on 10/24 to represent Uniting Against Bullying

 

·        Each student needs to bring a small/medium sized pumpkin by Friday, October 26th (we’ll be painting/decorating them that day)

 

·        Send in $1 for pizza for our Halloween lunch

 

·        Our annual Book Character Parade is 10/31; students may dress as a book character…not a movie character!


Weekly Homework Checklist

·         Review the figurative language handout; try to find examples on TV shows and books

·         Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

·         Study vocabulary words

·         Read for 20 minutes with your student (students started a chapter book reading challenge -encourage them to bring their books from class home to read!)

·         Practice listed IXL skills

·         Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, and 10s multiplication facts

·         Study spelling words

·         4s and 8s facts will be added to fact fluency quizzes in JANUARY… feel free to begin learning them now! 


 

IXL Skills

 

W.1-W.13 (fractions)

 

C.9 C.10 C.11   D.1   D.3  D.7 M.8   M.9   M.12   M.11 L.3   L.4 L.5     H.7   T.7 T.8  O.1-O.5   F.4 F.7

 

P.1   P.2   P.6   P.7   P.10 (rounding)


Spelling Words

cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thing, pencil, chance, sign, since, few, plenty, quickly, happy, fifty, empty, body, judge, funny, push, gold, break, floor

Skill: /s/ sound said, spelled /c/


Test Dates

10/25 –fact fluency quiz (with 3s and 6s added and 50 problems in 5 minutes)

10/26 –spelling test


 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

 

 

New words:

 

Obstinate –stubborn; if you are obstinate, you are unwilling to change your mind about something

 

Immature –childish or silly; an immature person acts like someone much younger

 

Mature –grown up or adult; a mature person is sensible and reasonable; he or she is not being immature or childish

 

Fantasize –thinking about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

 

Barricade –block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

 

Reconsider –think again about a decision; sometimes when you reconsider a decision, you change your mind

 

Review words:

 

Reluctant –if you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it

 

“Have eyes in the back of your head” –if you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you –even things you cannot see

 

Cluttered –if a place is cluttered, it is messy; there are things scattered here, there, and everywhere

 

Handy –useful or easy to use

 

Whoosh –move very fast; when something whooshes, it makes a rushing or hissing sound

 

“Have a change of heart” –if you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something


Halloween Reminders

·         Because our class will not be together as a group for Christmas, Mrs. Gilder has given us permission to have an actual Halloween Party! We’re going to have pizza, Witches Brew snack mix, Spooky Punch, and a sweet treat for lunch. I’ve got a Halloween scavenger hunt planned and a few games. You’re welcome to join us! We’ll be partying from 12:00-1:00.

 

·         Treat Bags: Please send in small Halloween themed stickers, pencils, or knick-knacks for the students’ treat bags. You may also send individually wrapped pieces of candy. Please don’t send in any candy that your student wouldn’t eat! There are 22 students in the class. Please have your candy and anything else you’d like to donate in by Friday, October 26h.  

 

·         In honor of fall, your child may choose decorate a pumpkin to look like a character from a book or movie. I only have two rules: your child must be able to carry the pumpkin by him/herself and it cannot be carved. You may use any material you wish to: fabric, paint, glitter, etc. You may send them in as you complete your pumpkin, but no later than October 26th. Be creative and have FUN!

 

·         We’re going to paint and decorate pumpkins on Friday, October 26th. Each student needs to bring a small to medium sized pumpkin. If you’d like to donate any extra pumpkins, please let me know. Also, if you have anything you’d like to donate to help decorating, please send it in: jewels, stickers, paint, etc. J

 


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

October 15-19

 

Weekly Skills

 

Math: 2 and 3 digit addition/subtraction; multiplication and division word problems; missing quantities; rounding, metric mass and volume (grams, kilograms, milliliters and liters) one step word problems using mass and volume; ALL of these skills are REVIEW at this point. I’ve taught everything listed, but I’ll be re-teaching each skill like it’s brand new! There will be a test covering all of these skills on Friday!

 

Reading Skills/Comprehension: make inferences to understand character change, discuss the lesson in a story, discuss main idea/details of fiction & nonfiction texts, nonfiction text structures (description, sequence, problem/solution, cause/effect, compare/contrast), figurative language

 

Language: plural nouns (regular and irregular); punctuating dialogue; homophones (words that sound alike but have different meanings and spellings: blue/blew write/right     knew/new)


 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 (visit the school website to pay ONLINE) *We’ve only had ONE student order so far…

 

·         Have your student wear ORANGE on 10/24 to represent Uniting Against Bullying

 

·         Each student needs to bring a small/medium sized pumpkin by October 26th (we’ll be painting/decorating them that day)

 

·         Feel free to send in any items for Halloween treat bags as you get them!

 

·         Send in $1 for pizza for our Halloween lunch


 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

·         Read over the Figurative Language handout I sent home last week

 

·         Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

 

·         Check student’s folder to see if extra practice has been sent home

 

·         Study vocabulary words (there will be a test on Wednesday)

 

·         Read for 20 minutes with your student

 

·         Practice listed IXL skills

 

·         The fact fluency quizzes now have 3s and 6s facts added in addition to 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. There are now 50 problems that have to be completed in 5 minutes. Please continue to study these facts DAILY.

 

·         Study spelling words


 

Spelling Words

 

gave, nine, page, phone, live, inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes, plenty, quickly, happy, fifty, empty, body, judge, funny, push, gold, break, floor


IXL Skills

C.1 C.2   C.4   D.1   D.3   M.8   M.9   M.12    L.8     H.6    O.1-O.5  

BB.14 BB.15 (mass & volume measurement)

P.1   P.2   P.6   P.7   P.10 (rounding)

F.4   F.7 (3s and 6s facts)


Test Dates

10/17 –vocabulary quiz

10/18 –fact fluency quiz (with 3s and 6s added and 50 problems in 5 minutes) and Comprehension test

10/19 –math test and spelling test

 

 

 


 

Vocabulary Words

 

These NEW words will NOT be tested on Wednesday

 

New words:

 

Reluctant –if you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it

 

“Have eyes in the back of your head” –if you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you –even things you cannot see

 

Cluttered –if a place is cluttered, it is messy; there are things scattered here, there, and everywhere

 

Handy –useful or easy to use

 

Whoosh –move very fast; when something whooshes, it makes a rushing or hissing sound

 

“Have a change of heart” –if you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

October 9-12

 

Weekly Skills

 

Math: rounding (which I introduced weeks ago and have been reinforcing almost daily in class; the kids have done really well understanding this skill J; metric mass and volume (grams, kilograms, milliliters and liters) *one step word problems using mass and volume

 

Reading Skills/Comprehension: make inferences to understand character change, discuss the lesson in a story, discuss main idea/details of fiction & nonfiction texts, nonfiction text structures (description, sequence, problem/solution, cause/effect, compare/contrast), figurative language (see the tan sheet I sent home today; KEEP IT AS A REFERENCE AND STUDY GUIDE)

 

Language: common/proper nouns; punctuating dialogue; homophones (words that sound alike but have different meanings and spellings: blue/blew write/right


 

Reminders

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 (visit the school website to pay ONLINE)

 

·         Money for schoolpictures is due Friday, October 12th

 

·         There are NO spelling words this week

 

·         Have your student wear ORANGE on 10/24 to represent Uniting Against Bullying

 

·         Each student needs to bring a small/medium sized pumpkin by October 26th (we’ll be painting/decorating them that day)

 

·         Feel free to send in any items for Halloween treat bags as you get them!

 

·         Send in $1 for pizza for our Halloween lunch

 

·         This week is SPIRIT WEEK:

 

o   Wednesday (Color War: wear ORANGE)

 

o   Thursday (Career Day)

 

o   Friday (Black and Gold day)


 

 

 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

·         Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

 

·         Check student’s folder to see if extra practice has been sent home

 

·         Study vocabulary words (there will be a test next week)

 

·         Read for 20 minutes with your student

 

·         Practice listed IXL skills

 

·        This week’s fact fluency will have 3s and 6s facts added in addition to 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. The quiz will increase from 25 problems to 50 problems. They will still only have 5 minutes to complete the quiz.


 

 

 

IXL Skills

 

C.1 C.2   C.4   D.1   D.3   M.8   M.9   M.12   L.8     H.6    O.1-O.5  

 

BB.14 BB.15 (mass & volume measurement)

 

P.1   P.2 P.6 P.7  P.10 (rounding)

 

F.4   F.7 (3s and 6s facts)


Vocabulary Words

There will be a test on these words NEXT week.

New words:

Particularly –especially or mainly

Speechless –unable to speak because you are shocked, surprised, or very angry

Reunite –come together again after being separated

Cross –annoyed and angry; it also means to go from one side of something to another

Savory –pleasant to smell or taste

Realize –become aware of something or understand something that you did not understand before

Review words:

Doubtful –uncertain or unsure; when you are doubtful, you are full of doubt

Nifty –very good, clever, or useful

Ghastly –horrible

Dazzle –amaze or impress

Quiver –tremble or shake

Command –order someone to do something

Unfortunate –unlucky

Fortunate –lucky

Immense –huge or very large

Fierce –dangerous or violent

Fiercest –MOST dangerous or violent

Magnificent –if something is magnificent you admire it because of its great beauty or size

Ungrateful –not thankful or grateful; you do not thank someone who has done something for you or show your appreciation

Floppy –soft and hanging down loosely

Recall –remember

Clatter –when things clatter, they bang together or rattle noisily

Disaster –an event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

Celebration –a happy event held to honor a special occasion

Retrieve –bring or get something back

 


 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

October 1-5

 

Weekly Skills

 

Math: elapsed time (quiz on Wednesday);metric mass and volume (grams, kilograms, milliliters and liters) *one step word problems using mass and volume

 

Reading Skills/Comprehension: make inferences to understand character change, compare/contrast books by the same author about the same character, discuss the lesson in a story, discuss main idea/details of fiction & nonfiction texts, nonfiction text structures (description, sequence, problem/solution, cause/effect, compare/contrast), dictionary skills

 

Language: punctuating dialogue

 

Writing: respond to a text through narrative writing

 

Science: We’ve been exploring magnets and force (push/pull) for the past 3 weeks; there will be a test on Thursday on the material we’ve covered. Hopefully you’ve seen some of the articles we’ve read on these subjects! *I sent them home*


 

Reminders

 

·         Send in any Box Tops that you’ve collected; there’s a competition for the class who collects the most.

 

·         Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 (visit the school website to pay ONLINE)

 

·         There’s NO SCHOOL on October 8th

 

·         Money for schoolpictures is due Friday, October 12th

 

·         There are NO spelling words for this week and NO spelling test on Friday


 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

·         Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

 

·         Check student’s folder to see if extra practice has been sent home

 

·         Read for 20 minutes with your student

 

·         Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts (they’ve got their first TIMED quiz on Thursday) They’ll have 5 minutes to complete 25 problems

 

·         Practice listed IXL skills (I’ve included LOTS of skills for word problems!!!! This is a MAJOR 3rd grade standard so continue to practice this skill)

 

·         The fact fluency quiz on October 11th will have 3s and 6s facts added in addition to 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. The quiz will increase from 25 problems to 50 problems during the 2nd 9 weeks. They will still only have 5 minutes to complete the quiz. Go ahead and start learning 3s and 6s facts now!!!


 

IXL Skills

 

C.1 C.2   C.4   D.1   D.3   M.8   M.9   M.12     L.8     H.6   F.1   F.2 F.3 F.6 F.11   P.1   P.13   O.1-O.5   T.6   T.7 (elapsed time)

 

BB.14 BB.15 (mass & volume measurement)


Test Dates

10/3 –elapsed time quiz

10/4 –fact fluency quiz; students will begin working on a writing prompt for a grade; science test (the study guide came home last Friday)

10/5 –elapsed time TEST


 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

New words:

 

There are no new words this week; continue to study the ones below. J

 

Review words:

 

Doubtful –uncertain or unsure; when you are doubtful, you are full of doubt

 

Nifty –very good, clever, or useful

 

Ghastly –horrible

 

Dazzle –amaze or impress

 

Quiver –tremble or shake

 

Command –order someone to do something

 

Unfortunate –unlucky

 

Fortunate –lucky

 

Immense –huge or very large

 

Fierce –dangerous or violent

 

Fiercest –MOST dangerous or violent

 

Magnificent –if something is magnificent you admire it because of its great beauty or size

 

Ungrateful –not thankful or grateful; you do not thank someone who has done something for you or show your appreciation

 

Floppy –soft and hanging down loosely

 

Recall –remember

 

Clatter –when things clatter, they bang together or rattle noisily

 

Disaster –an event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

 

Celebration –a happy event held to honor a special occasion

 

Retrieve –bring or get something back


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

September 24-28

 

Weekly Skills

 

Math: telling time to the nearest minute (quiz on Wednesday); elapsed time (possible quiz on Friday); REVIEW solving TWO-STEP word problems with ALL FOUR OPERATIONS

 

Reading Skills/Comprehension: make inferences to understand character change, compare/contrast books by the same author about the same character, discuss the lesson in a story, discuss main idea/details of fiction & nonfiction texts, nonfiction text structures (description, sequence, problem/solution, cause/effect, compare/contrast), dictionary skills, suffixes (-ful and –less), prefix (un-)

 

Language: review of complete/incomplete sentences, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns; we’ll start discussing how to punctuate dialogue on Thursday

 

Writing: respond to a text through narrative writing


 

 

 

Test Dates

 

9/26 –language test (covers complete/incomplete sentences, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns) AND telling time quiz

 

9/27 –fact fluency quiz

 

9/28 –spelling test & comprehension test; POSSIBLE elapsed time quiz


Reminders

·        Send in any Box Tops that you’ve collected; there’s a competition for the class who collects the most.

·        Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 (visit the school website to pay ONLINE)

·        Friday is a PAJAMA DAY

·        There’s NO SCHOOL on October 8th


Weekly Homework Checklist

·        Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

·        Check student’s folder to see if extra practice has been sent home

·        Read for 20 minutes with your student

·        Study spelling & vocabulary words

·        Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts (they’ve got their first TIMED quiz on Thursday) They’ll have 5 minutes to complete 25 problems

·        Practice listed IXL skills (I’ve included LOTS of skills for word problems!!!! This is a MAJOR 3rd grade standard so continue to practice this skill)

·        The fact fluency quiz on October 11th will have 3s and 6s facts added in addition to 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. The quiz will increase from 25 problems to 50 problems during the 2nd 9 weeks. They will still only have 5 minutes to complete the quiz. Go ahead and start learning 3s and 6s facts now!!!


Spelling Words

fifty, plenty, happy, quickly, body, empty, funny, judge, gold, push, floor, break, match, edge, wrong, cross, bridge, sticks, felt, scratch, head, would, should, school


IXL Skills

C.1 C.2   C.4   D.1   D.3   M.8   M.9   M.12 L.8     H.6   F.1   F.2 F.3 F.6 F.11   P.1   P.13   O.1-O.5

T.1-T.3   T.6   T.7 (telling time and elapsed time)


Vocabulary Words

New words:

Doubtful –uncertain or unsure; when you are doubtful, you are full of doubt

Nifty –very good, clever, or useful

Ghastly –horrible

Dazzle –amaze or impress

Quiver –tremble or shake

Command –order someone to do something

Review words:

Unfortunate –unlucky

Fortunate –lucky

Immense –huge or very large

Fierce –dangerous or violent

Fiercest –MOST dangerous or violent

Magnificent –if something is magnificent you admire it because of its great beauty or size

Ungrateful –not thankful or grateful; you do not thank someone who has done something for you or show your appreciation

Floppy –soft and hanging down loosely

Recall –remember

Clatter –when things clatter, they bang together or rattle noisily

Disaster –an event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

Celebration –a happy event held to honor a special occasion

Retrieve –bring or get something back


 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

September 17-21

 

Weekly Skills

 

Math: using multiplication and division to solve TWO-STEP word problems; telling time to the nearest minute; elapsed time (there will be a telling time quiz next week…and possibly an elapsed time quiz depending on how well they master the skill)

 

Reading Skills/Comprehension: make inferences as they read, discuss main idea/details of fiction & nonfiction texts, nonfiction text structures (sequence and problem/solution), dictionary skills, suffixes –er/-est synonyms/antonyms

 

Language: verbs & adverbs (describe verbs, adjectives and other adverbs) *I covered adverbs last week and verbs 3 weeks ago, so both parts of speech should be a review; we’ll also discuss pronouns (they take the places of nouns) there will be a language test next week

 

Writing: respond to a text through narrative writing


 

 

 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

·        Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

 

·        Check student’s folder to see if extra practice has been sent home

 

·        Read for 20 minutes with your student

 

·        Study spelling & vocabulary words

 

·        Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts (they’ve got their first TIMED quiz on Thursday) They’ll have 5 minutes to complete 25 problems

 

·        Practice listed IXL skills (I’ve included LOTS of skills for word problems!!!! This is a MAJOR 3rd grade standard so continue to practice this skill)

 

·        The fact fluency quiz on October 11th will have 3s and 6s facts added in additions to 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. The quiz will increase from 25 problems to 50 problems during the 2nd 9 weeks. They will still only have 5 minutes to complete the quiz. Go ahead and start learning 3s and 6s facts now!!!


IXL Skills

C.1 C.2   C.4   D.1   D.3   M.8   M.9   M.12    L.8     H.6   F.1 F.2 F.3 F.6 F.11   P.1   P.13   O.1-O.5

T.1-T.3   T.6   T.7 (telling time and elapsed time)


Spelling Words

match, edge, wrong, cross, bridge, sticks, felt, scratch, head, would, should, school, dishes, planned, sitting, missing, grass, brings, lost, sent, die, dead, field, tie


Test Dates

9/20 –fact fluency quiz (timed multiplication quiz)

9/21 –spelling test

*language test and telling time quiz NEXT week


Reminders

·        School Pictures for the yearbook are on Wednesday!!!

·        Send in any Box Tops that you’ve collected

·        Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 (visit the school website to pay ONLINE)


 

Vocabulary Words

New words:

Unfortunate –unlucky

Fortunate –lucky

Immense –huge or very large

Fierce –dangerous or violent

Fiercest –MOST dangerous or violent

Magnificent –if something is magnificent you admire it because of its great beauty or size

Ungrateful –not thankful or grateful; you do not thank someone who has done something for you or show your appreciation

Review words:

Floppy –soft and hanging down loosely

Recall –remember

Clatter –when things clatter, they bang together or rattle noisily

Disaster –an event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

Celebration –a happy event held to honor a special occasion

Retrieve –bring or get something back


 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

August 27-31

Weekly Skills

Math: use various multiplication/division strategies (arrays, equal groups, tape diagrams, repeated addition); use arrays and tape diagrams to understand the distributive property; multiply single digits with multiples of 10; apply strategies to solve word problems; solve equations with missing quantities

Reading Skills/Comprehension: visualize to make sense of text, use schema & make inferences as they visualize, consider a character’s point of view & distinguish it from their own; discuss main idea/details of fiction & nonfiction texts, describe characters traits & give evidence of those traits, synonyms/antonyms

Language: nouns and capitalization/punctuation rules

Writing: explore narrative writing; respond to a text


Reminders

·        Send in any Box Tops that you’ve collected.

·        Fundraiser money is due September 5th

·        Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35

·        To join REMIND send the message @63c932 to 81010.

·        Wear tennis shoes on Friday for PE

·        Please initial your student’s behavior calendar if he/she was not on green

·        If you haven’t paid your student’s fees yet, please do so ASAP. J They total to $13.40. Make checks payable to Hernando Hills and include a phone number. Cash is also welcome.

Students may keep water bottles at their desks with WATER ONLY


 

Spelling Words

 

passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward, plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held, won’t, mind, wind (both pronunciations), group


Test Dates

8/29 –multiplication & division test

8/31 –comprehension test & spelling test


Weekly Homework Checklist

The following tasks are suggested ways to help your student excel in 3rd grade. You can choose to complete each item nightly or 2-3 times as needed.

·        Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

·        Read for 20 minutes with your student

·        Study spelling words

·        Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts

·        Study vocabulary words

·        Practice listed IXL skills


 

IXL Skills

 

E.1-E.7

 

F.1 F.2 F.3 F.6 F.11

 

I.1-I.5


Vocabulary Words

New Words:

Swerve –change directions quickly, usually to avoid something

Flick –move or make something move, with a quick, sudden motion

Speedy –fast

Utter –say something or make some sort of sound

Whoop –shout from excitement

Plop – sit down heavily or put something down heavily

Review words:

Bustle –rush or hurry in an excited, noisy, or busy way

Volunteer –offer to do something or help someone by choice; when you volunteer, you do something because you want to do it. You do not expect pay or a reward

Debris –scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

Devastate –destroy or badly damage

Ruckus –noisy confusion or excitement; something unexpected or fighting can cause a ruckus

Lounge –sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

Whiz –move very fast; some things that white make a buzzing or hissing sound

Squirm –wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

Rap –tap or hit something sharply (forcefully) and quickly; rap is also a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

Snap –speak sharply or angrily

Likely –when something is likely, it probably will happen or is probably true

Unlikely –not likely; when something is unlikely, it probably will not happen or is probably not true

 

 


 

 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

August 20-24

Weekly Skills

Math: multiplication/division strategies (refer to the green sheet I sent home last week), apply strategies to solve word problems vocabulary words: product, factor, dividend, divisor, and quotient

Reading Skills/Comprehension: visualize to make sense of text, use schema & make inferences as they visualize, consider a character’s point of view & distinguish it from their own; discuss main idea/details of fiction & nonfiction texts, describe characters on their traits & give evidence of those traits, synonyms/antonyms

Language: nouns and capitalization/punctuation rules

Writing: explore narrative writing


Reminders

·        If you haven’t sign-uped with Remind, please do so soon. To join send the message @63c932 to 81010.

·        Wear tennis shoes on Friday for PE

·        Each student needs to bring a bar of WHITE Ivory soap by the 24th for a project in ART

·        Please initial your student’s behavior calendar if he/she was not on green

·        If you haven’t paid your student’s fees yet, please do so ASAP. J They total to $13.40. Make checks payable to Hernando Hills and include a phone number. Cash is also welcome.

·        Students may keep water bottles at their desks with WATER ONLY. A reusable bottle is preferred.

·        Our classroom can get really chilly …a light jacket will be helpful.


Test Dates

8/21 –comprehension test

8/22 –multiplication & division quiz

8/24 –spelling test


Wish List

individual bags of popcorn, pixie sticks, bag of mixed chocolates, bubble gum, mini Dr. Pepper, Sprite and Root Beer, fun sized M&Ms and Skittles

*these items are used for monthly student rewards


Spelling Words

plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held, won’t, mind, wind (both pronunciations), group, box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh


Weekly Homework Checklist

The following tasks are suggested ways to help your student excel in 3rd grade. You can choose to complete each item nightly or 2-3 times as needed.

·        Look over completed classwork to see examples of student work!

·        Read for 20 minutes with your student

·        Study spelling words (see yellow sheet in your student’s take home folder for fun ways to study)

·        Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts (see the page protectors in your student’s take home folder for facts and fun ways to study them.)

·        Study vocabulary words (see the back for words and definitions)


Vocabulary Words

New Words:

Bustle –rush or hurry in an excited, noisy, or busy way

Volunteer –offer to do something or help someone by choice; when you volunteer, you do something because you want to do it. You do not expect pay or a reward

Debris –scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

Devastate –destroy or badly damage

Ruckus –noisy confusion or excitement; something unexpected or fighting can cause a ruckus

Lounge –sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

Review words:

Whiz –move very fast; some things that white make a buzzing or hissing sound

Squirm –wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

Rap –tap or hit something sharply (forcefully) and quickly; rap is also a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

Snap –speak sharply or angrily

Likely –when something is likely, it probably will happen or is probably true

Unlikely –not likely; when something is unlikely, it probably will not happen or is probably not true


 

 

Mrs. Pounders’ Weekly Update

August 13-17

Weekly Skills

Math: multiplication/division strategies (see the back for examples): vocabulary words: product, factor, dividend, divisor, quotient

Reading/Comprehension: explore illustrations to make inferences about stories, compare/contrast two stories by the same author, explore words with the prefixes un- and pre-

Language: complete/incomplete sentences and capitalization/punctuation rules


 

REMIND

 

PLEASE signup to receive these texts; you are not charged to receive them! To join send the message @63c932 to 81010.


Reminders

·         Wear tennis shoes on Friday for PE

·         Each student needs to bring a bar of WHITE Ivory soap by the 24th for a project in ART

·         Please initial your student’s behavior calendar if he/she was not on green

·         Parent Night is Thursday, August 16th with a PTA meeting at 6:00 in the Cafeteria followed by policies and procedures in the classroom at 6:30.

·         Please pay your student’s fees as soon as possible. They total to $13.40. Make checks payable to Hernando Hills and include a phone number. Cash is also welcome.

·         Students will need a small, easy to eat snack every day. Please try to send in something on the healthy side; no candy!

·         Students may keep water bottles at their desks with WATER ONLY. A reusable bottle is preferred.

·         Our classroom can get really chilly …a light jacket will be helpful.


 

Weekly Homework Checklist

 

The following tasks are suggested ways to help your student excel in 3rd grade. You can choose to complete each item nightly or 2-3 times as needed.

 

·         Read for 20 minutes with your student

 

·         Study spelling words (see yellow sheet in your student’s take home folder for fun ways to study)

 

·         Study 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s multiplication facts (see the page protectors in your student’s take home folder for facts and fun ways to study them.)

 

·         Study vocabulary words (see the back for words and definitions)


Spelling Words

box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh, led, rich, add, with, which, fresh, check, thick, hold, cold, full, pull


Wish List

individual bags of popcorn, pixie sticks, bag of mixed chocolates, bubble gum, mini Dr. Pepper, Sprite and Root Beer, fun sized M&Ms and Skittles


 

 

 

Vocabulary Words

*These are words from a book we read last week; please review these words with your student on a frequent basis. Students need to know the definitions of the words as well as to be able to use them in context.

Whiz –move very fast; some things that white make a buzzing or hissing sound

Squirm –wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

Rap –tap or hit something sharply (forcefully) and quickly; rap is also a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

Snap –speak sharply or angrily

Likely –when something is likely, it probably will happen or is probably true

Unlikely –not likely; when something is unlikely, it probably will not happen or is probably not true