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Weekly Skills for the Week of Dec. 11-15, 2017

NO HOMEWORK PACKETS WERE ASSIGNED THIS WEEK. STUDENTS SHOULD REVIEW NOTES AND/OR HANDOUTS SENT HOME IN BINDERS FOR ASSESSMENTS.

IXLMATH: U.4-U.7 BAR GRAPHS; U.10-U.11 PICTOGRAPHS

Reading: Mentor Text-Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Runner

  • Students identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction text.
  • Students use wondering & questioning to make sense of nonfiction.
  • Students read independently.

Vocabulary, Week 15 Mentor Text: Brave Harriet

**Vocabulary words & definitions will be sent home this week in binders. Quiz will be given when we return from Christmas break.

1. flimsy (adj) something that is thin and weak

2. long (verb) to want something very much

3. gruff (adj) unpleasant or rude

4. persist (verb) if you persist, you refuse to give up; keep doing something even though it is difficult

5. strain (verb) push or pull hard

6. adjust (verb) to move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fit more comfortably

Spelling: No spelling test this week.

Writing: Continue to practice "Unpack the Prompt". Students will complete one writing response for a grade.

Language: Review types of sentences. (simple, compound, & complex) Quiz on Thursday.

Math: Continue to solve 2 step word problems using addition & subtraction. Quiz on Wednesday. Students will review bar & pictographs. Collect data and display on a vertical or horizontal bar graph and a pictograph. Students will label graphs & complete a key for pictographs.

Multiplication: No fact fluency test this week. Students have completed 7 fact fluency quizzes for the 2nd 9 weeks. These will be averaged together as 1 assessment grade. 4's and 8's will be added to the timed tests for the 3rd nine weeks. If you have not already started drilling these facts, please do so over the holiday break.

Important Dates to Remember

Spotlight class will be from 8-10 on Monday. Rescheduled.

Secret Santa bags only due on Friday, 12/8

*Refer to note that was sent home last week about the Christmas party and "Secret Santa" items.

3rd Grade Christmas Party will be on 12/15 from 1:00-1:45. Please let me know if your child will be absent on that day so Christmas crafts can be sent home early.