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Weekly Skills for April 9-13, 2018
Due Date: 4/9/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for April 9-13, 2018

*Homework packets and reading log were assigned on Friday of last week. They are due on Thursday but can still  be turned in on Friday. Incomplete homework will be completed ar recess.

Reading: Students will review reading strategies, text structures, and central message. They will also practice using test taking strategies to help them be successful on MAPP Reading Assessment. (eliminating answer choices, finding evidence in the text to prove their answers) *Comprehension Test on Tuesday.

Vocabulary-Review words in binder for quiz on Tuesday.

Language: Review handouts in binder on synonyms, antonyms, & homophones. Quiz will be given on Thursday of this week. 

Writing: Students will be writing reading passages and responding to text. This is practice for the writing portion of state test.

Spelling-Week 27-Test on Thursday

Math: Review finding the area and the length of an unknown side to determine the perimeter of a shape. Complete Area & Perimeter Quiz on Tuesday. Review skills the remainder of the week for Review Assessment 1. This will be given next week.

*Review math skills on IXLMath.com

Perimeter: FF.1-FF.5     Area: FF.6-FF.11   Complete Geometry: DD.3-DD.8

Fact Fluency Test #3 will be given on Friday. *Practice using flashcards, IXLMath website, or multiplication.com website.

 

 Important 

Wednesday, April 11th-3rd Grade Field Trip to the Botanic Gardens. Students need to bring a sack lunch & drink unless they ordered a lunch from the cafeteria. Please check the weather & dress appropriately. (Tennis shoes & lightweight jacket) Students will change in to their field trip t-shirts when they arrive at school. Parents are welcome to attend the field trip. If you are following the buses, they will load at 8:30. Please wait outside due to several meetings scheduled inside the building this week. If you are meeting us at the Botanic Gardens, we will be starting our activities at 9:30 so you may want to arrive a little early to purchase your $5 ticket. If you will be checking your child out early, please allow students to unload from the buses before entering the building. Students are to be checked out from the classroom before 2:00. 

State Testing Schedule

Tuesday, 4/17-ELA at 11:45 (Lunch at 10:30)

Thursday, 4/19-Writing at 8:15 (Lunch at 12:20)

Monday, 4/30-Math-Part 1 at 8:15 (Lunch at 10:30)

Math-Part 2 at 12:00

**Students with accommodated testing will test at a different time. Notes were sent home last week in binders to inform parents of their child's testing times.

**It is important that students come to school rested and ready to do their very best job on their end of the year assessments. The Reading Assessment is the 3rd grade gateway test (MAPP) that determines whether or not your child will be promoted to 4th grade.



Weekly Skills for April 3-6, 2018
Due Date: 4/1/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for April 3-6, 2018

*Due to Easter holiday, homework will be assigned on Tuesday. This week it will just consist of spelling words and a short math review. No reading logs will be assigned.

*Last week we finished our study of artists. Check out pictures and information on the "Class of the Week" link on the Hernando Hills webpage. 

Reading: Students will review reading strategies, text structures, and central message. They will also practice using test taking strategies to help them be successful on MAPP Reading Assessment. (elimination answer choices, finding evidence in the text to prove their answers)

Vocabulary-Week 24

1. struggle (verb) to try very hard to do something

2. skill (noun) the ability to do something well

3. skillful (adjective) good at doing something

4. opportunity (noun) a chance to do something

5. generally (adverb) usually or almost always

6. decline (verb) to get smaller or worse

**This is the last week of vocabulary words for this unit. Quiz will be given next  Tuesday. Students should be familiar with the definitions & be able to use each word in an example sentence.

Language: Review synonyms, antonyms, & homophones 

Writing: Students will be writing an informational essay about urban graffiti.

Spelling-Week 26-Test on Thursday

Math: Review finding the area of a regular & irregular shape by using the formula width x length or counting square units if given. Determine the perimeter of a shape by adding the length of its sides. Area & Perimeter Quiz will be given on Thursday.

*Review math skills on IXLMath.com

Perimeter: FF.1-FF.5     Area: FF.6-FF.11   Complete Geometry: DD.3-DD.8

Fact Fluency Test #2 will be given on Friday. *Practice using flashcards, IXLMath website, or multiplication.com website.

 

 Important Dates

Tuesday, April 3rd-Autism Awareness-Wear Blue

Thursday, April 5th-"Art at the Hills" fundraiser from 6-8. 2nd and 3rd grade art pieces will be for sale with prices beginning at $5. Donations accepted.

Friday, April 6th-3rd Grade Honor Roll Party. Our class will go from 8-9.

Friday is also "Hat Day" Bring $1 and wear your favorite hat all day.

Monday, April 9th-Last day to order Spring pictures.

Wednesday, April 11th-3rd Grade Field Trip to the Botanic Gardens.

State Testing Schedule

Tuesday, 4/17-ELA at 11:45 (Lunch at 10:30)

Thursday, 4/19-Writing at 8:15 (Lunch at 12:20)

Monday, 4/30-Math-Part 1 at 8:15 (Lunch at 10:30)

Math-Part 2 at 12:00

**Students with accommodated testing will test at a different time.



Weekly Skills for March 26-29, 2018
Due Date: 3/26/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for March 26-29, 2018

*We will be making bunny cups for Easter. Students may bring a small bag of individually wrapped candy for bunny cups.

*Homework packets and reading logs were assigned last Friday. Due to the holiday this Friday, packets are definitely due on Thursday. Book Club will be on Thursday after recess. Remember to bring your drink & snack.

Students need new markers and/or crayons for Art Study. 

Reading & Art Study

Monday: Students will read about Vincent Van Gogh and view his most popular pieces of art. We will begin using oil pastels to paint sunflowers. A coloring sheet of his painting "Starry Nights"  will be colored with markers. *Students will complete MAPP Practice Assessment for ELA to help them become familiar with test format and computer tools.

Tuesday: In Reading, students will learn 1st 3 vocabulary words from the read aloud, Desert. View a short video about Leonardo da Vinci and complete a trifold on his life & works. Finish drawing Van Gogh's sunflowers from previous day. *Students will complete the MAPP Practice Assessment for Math from 8:30-10:30.

*Fact Fluency Test #1 and Geometry Quiz. (Review notes and handouts in Math pocket of binder.)

Wednesday: In Reading, students will learn the next 3 vocabulary words from the read aloud, Deserts. Complete a comprehension handout on Henri Mattise and trifold. Create a piece of art modeled after Matisse using scissors.

*Comprehension Test 4-1 will be given on Wednesday.

Thursday: Spelling Test. Students will complete comprehension sheet on Picasso and draw a Picasso Bunny. Book Club after recess and decorate Easter bunny cups. Easter treats after lunch at 1:00.

Vocabulary-Week 23

1. adapt (verb) change to fit new situations or conditions

2. depend (verb) rely on or need someone or something for help or support

3. scan (verb) examine something carefully and closely; read something quickly, without looking closely for details

4. disrupt (verb) disturb or interrupt something that is happening

5. trample (verb) damage or crush by walking or stepping on something heavily

6. forbid (verb) to order someone not to do something

Spelling-Week 25

cries, flying, house, meant, now, ready, town, puppies, bread, hour, sense, brown, about, listen, hurrying, south, weather, sound, flour, mountains

 

Math:

Review geometry terms and definitions. 

Identify shapes according to their attributes (sides & angles).

Geometry Quiz will be given on Tuesday. Review handouts and notes placed in Math pocket of binders.

**Review geometry using IXLMath website. 

Two Dimensional Shapes: CC.1-CC.7

Triangles and Quadrilaterals: DD. 1, DD. 3-DD. 8

 

Important Dates

Thursday, March 29th-Last day to order "Art at the Hills" t-shirt (See note in Graded Paper Folder)

March 30-April 2-No School-Easter holidays

Tuesday, April 3rd-Autism Awareness-Wear Blue

Thursday, April 5th-"Art at the Hills" fundraiser from 6-8. 2nd and 3rd grade art pieces will be for sale with prices beginning at $5. Donations accepted.

Friday, April 6th-3rd Grade Honor Roll Party. Our class will go from 8-9.

Friday is also "Hat Day" Bring $1 and wear your favorite hat all day.

Monday, April 9th-Last day to order Spring pictures.

Wednesday, April 11th-3rd Grade Field Trip to the Botanic Gardens.



Weekly Skills for March 19-23, 2018
Due Date: 3/19/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for March 19-23, 2018

*No homework packets or reading logs were assigned for this week due to Spring Break. They will be assigned on Friday.

Students need new markers and/or crayons for Art Study over the next 2 weeks. 

Art Study this week

Monday: Students will view a short power point as an introduction to the various artists we will study throughout the week. Research artists on ipads at www.ducksters.com/history/art. Complete a piece of abstract art.

Guest Artist from 1-2.

Tuesday: Students will watch a video on the artist, Claude Monet and view some of his artwork. Complete a piece of art modeled after Monet's waterlillies.

*Students may want to bring an old t-shirt to wear while they paint over the next 2 weeks.

Wednesday: Students will listen to the book , My Name is Georgia, on You Tube. View paintings by Georgia O'Keefe. Choose a type of flower and use watercolors to create their own piece of art.

Thursday: Students will study the artist, Henri Matisse. Use construction paper to complete a piece of abstract art similar to that of Matisse. Watch Mati & Dada video  about Matisse on You Tube.  

Friday: Students will use ipads to research the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci.  Study his greatist works the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Students will complete a collaborative classroom portrait of the Mona Lisa.

Math:

Review geometry terms and definitions. 

Identify shapes according to their attributes (sides & angles).

Geometry Skill check will be given on Friday. 1st fact fluency test of the 4th 9 weeks will also be given on Friday. This test will include 25 division problems. We will practice strategies to solve these throughout the week.

**Review geometry using IXLMath website. 

Two Dimensional Shapes: CC.1-CC.7

Triangles and Quadrilaterals: DD. 1, DD. 3-DD. 8

 

Important Dates

March 22nd-Report Cards are sent home.

March 23rd-Deadline for field trip money

April 11th-Field Trip to the Botanic Gardens



Weekly Skills for March 5-9, 2018
Due Date: 3/4/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for March 5-9, 2018

Homework packets were assigned on Friday. Reading logs are attached. Those students that turn in completed log by Friday may participate in book club. Logs are not complete without a response to reading & parent signature. They may bring a snack & drink of their choice to enjoy while they discuss their book.

3rd grade students will be going on a field trip to the Botanic Gardens on April 11th. Students will be going on a jungle journey where they will learn about plants and animals of the rainforest. Chaperones are welcome. Look for a note coming home in Graded Paper Folder this week. Permission slip and money is due no later than March 23rd. Please send me a note if your child will not be attending.

Reading: 

Complete Making Meaning Lesson 7-2 and begin 7-3

Mentor Text: Polar Bears

  • Students use questioning & wondering to make sense of expository nonfiction text.
  • Use schema to articulate what they think they know about a topic of an expository text prior to reading.
  • Students identify what they learn from an expository nonfiction text.
  • Students compare & contrast two expository texts on the same topic. (polar bears)
  • Read independently. 

Students will continue to summarize passages and review fact and opinion.

Vocabulary:

  • recognize words with multiple meanings
  • learn and use 6 words from or about the book

1. flashy (adj)-very big, bright, or expensive

2. fantastic (adj)-strange, unusual, or unbelievable

3. diverse (adj)-different from one another

4. avoid (verb) to keep away from

5. deadly (adj) dangerous or likely to cause death

6. threatened (adj) in danger to be harmed or detroyed

Spelling: Week 24 Test on Thursday

playing, showed, key, boat, guard, white, stood, Tuesday, grew, night, quite, states, guide, board, suit, knew, carry, heated, minute, describe

Writing: Opinion Writing: Complete informative writing about Jackie Robinson. This is a graded assignment.

Math: Measurement & Line Plots

  • Students will continue to measure length of an item to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch.
  • They will collect data or information and add it to a chart. Display data on a line plot.
  • Students will draw lines of various lengths using a ruler.
  • Continue to solve 2 step word problems. (addition, subtraction, and multiplication)

Line Plot Assessment will be given on Tuesday. This is the last graded math assessment. Students need to show their work to prove their answers and recheck answers when they are finished. 

IXLMath Skills to practice: BB.3   U.8    U.9

Timed Multiplication Test will be given on Thursday. Remember to study 4's and 8's. 75 problems-5 minutes                          

                                 Important Dates

  • Tuesday, March 6th-Case 21 Writing Assessment at 12:00-Lunch at 11:00 
  • 3/12-3/16-Spring Break
  • 3/19-Guest Artist Visit
  • 3/22-Report Cards will be sent home
  • 3/30-4/2-Easter Holidays
  • 4/5-Art at the Hills-6-8 pm
  • 4/11-3rd grade field trip to the Botanic Gardens


Weekly Skills for Feb. 26-March 2, 2018
Due Date: 2/25/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for Feb. 26-March 2, 2018

Starting this week, spotlight students will have class on Friday instead of Monday.

Homework packets were assigned on Friday. Reading logs are attached. Those students that turn in completed log by Friday may participate in book club. Logs are not complete without a response to reading. They may bring a snack & drink of their choice to enjoy while they discuss their book.

3rd grade students will be going on a field trip to the Botanic Gardens on April 11th. Students will be going on a jungle journey where they will learn about plants and animals of the rainforest. Chaperones are welcome. Look for a note coming home in Graded Paper Folder this week. Permission slip and money is due no later than March 23rd. Please send me a note if your child will not be attending.

Reading: 

Making Meaning Lesson 7-2

Mentor Text: Explore the Desert-Readers learn about the desert habitat and the plants, animals, and people that live there. 

  • Students use questioning & wondering to make sense of expository nonfiction text.
  • Use schema to articulate what they think they know about a topic of an expository text prior to reading.
  • Students identify what they learn from an expository nonfiction text.
  • Read independently. Increase stamina.

Students will summarize passages and review fact and opinion.

Vocabulary:

  • using the suffix -ful to determine word meaning
  • use context clues to determine word meaning

1. require-need

2. serve-to give someone food or drink

3. prefer-to like one thing better than something else

4. vertical-something that is positioned up and down instead of side to side

5. horizontal-something that is positioned side to side instead of up and down

6. tip-a piece of advice or useful information

Review vocabulary words & definitions for quiz on Tuesday. This will count as a comprehension grade. Students must be able to use words in a sentence.

Spelling: Week 23 Test on Thursday

shy, blowing, money, light, fries, often, puppies, ready, cried, flying, hurrying, become, speed, listen, week, English, speak, sight, system, position

Language: Correctly punctuate dialogue and addresses. Quiz on Wednesday.

Writing: Opinion Writing: Determine the difference between fact and opinion. Students will write opinions and give reasons and examples to support their opinions. Add adjectives, adverbs, and transitional words to writing.

Math: Measurement & Line Plots

  • Students will continue to measure length of an item to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch.
  • They will collect data or information and add it to a chart. Display data on a line plot.
  • Students will draw lines of various lengths using a ruler.
  • Continue to solve 2 step word problems. (addition, subtraction, and multiplication)

Complete Check My Progress on Wednesday. Assessment will be given next week.

IXLMath Skills to practice: BB.3   U.8    U.9

Timed Multiplication Test will be given on Friday. Remember to study 4's and 8's. 75 problems-5 minutes                          

                                 Important Dates

  • Monday, 2/26-Case 21 ELA Assessment at 8:15
  • Thursday, 3/1-Spring Pictures & Case 21 Math Assessment at 12:00 (Lunch at 11:00 on this day only.)
  • 3/12-3/16-Spring Break
  • 3/22-Report Cards will be sent home
  • 3/30-4/2-Easter Holidays
  • 4/11-3rd grade field trip to the Botanic Gardens


Weekly Skills for Feb. 20-23, 2018
Due Date: 2/19/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for Feb. 20-23, 2018

Homework packets were assigned on Friday. Reading logs are attached. Those students that turn in completed log by Friday may participate in book club. Logs are not complete without a response to reading. They may bring a snack & drink of their choice to enjoy while they discuss their book.

Reading: Comprehension Test 3-3 will be given on Wednesday, 2/21

Making Meaning Lesson 7-1

Mentor Text: Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs 

  • Students use questioning & wondering to make sense of expository nonfiction text.
  • Use schema to articulate what they think they know about a topic of an expository text prior to reading.
  • Students identify what they learn from an expository nonfiction text.
  • Read independently. Increase stamina.

(Students will continue to identify text features in nonfiction texts. Explain the author's purpose for including the text feature. Think about how it helps the reader better understand the passage.)

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Origami: The Art of Japanese Paper Folding

  • using the suffix -ful to determine word meaning
  • use context clues to determine word meaning

1. graceful (adjective)-moving in a smooth and beautiful way

2. spectacular (adjective)-amazing to look at

3. original (adjective)-completely new and different

4. achieve (verb)-to do something successfully, especially something that requires a lot of effort

5. challenge (noun)-something that is hard to do or requires a lot of work or effort

6. determination (noun)-deciding you will do something and then doing it, even if it is difficult

Vocabulary Quiz will be given next Tuesday.

Spelling: Week 22-Test on Thursday

hood, pony, key, guess, white, money, night, fry, woods, light, fine, early, English, sight, carry, quite, thirteen, sky, practice, already

Language: Correctly punctuate dialogue. Quiz next week. Review handouts in Language pocket of binder.

Writing: Opinion Writing: Students will read a piece of text each day and write a response. State their opinion and back it up with at least 2 reasons.

Math: Measurement & line plots

  • Students will measure length of an item to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch.
  • They will collect data or information and add it to a chart. Display data on a line plot.
  • Students will draw lines of various lengths using a ruler.
  • Continue to solve 2 step word problems. (addition, subtraction, and multiplication)

Measurment quiz will be given on Friday.

IXLMath Skills to practice: BB.3   U.8    U.9

Timed Multiplication Test will be given on Friday. Remember to study 4's and 8's. 75 problems-5 minutes                          

                                 Important Dates

  • Friday, March 30th-Good Friday- (student & teacher holiday)
  • Monday, April 2nd-Easter holiday
  • Case 21 Testing-Feb. 26th-March 9th


Weekly Skills for Feb. 12-16, 2018
Due Date: 2/11/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for Feb. 12-16, 2018

Homework packets were assigned on Friday. Reading logs are attached. Those students that turn in completed log by Friday may participate in book club. They may bring a snack & drink of their choice to enjoy while they discuss their book.

Reading: 

Making Meaning Lesson 6-3 & 6.4

Mentor Texts: "Hop to It: Fancy Footwork", "Origami: The Art of Japanese Paper Folding", "Jump Rope: Then and Now"

  • Students use text features to better understand nonfiction. (summary on back cover, table of contents, index, fun facts, glossary, diagram, captions, photographs, heading, subheading)
  • Identify what they learn from a nonfiction book.
  • Students will make self to text connections.
  • Read independently. Increase stamina.

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Homes

  • using a glossary to determine word meaning
  • recognize synonyms and antonyms

1. secure-safe and protected

2. durable-tough; can last a long time even if it is used alot

3. texture-how a material feels-for example, rough or smooth

4. hazardous-dangerous

5. convenient-useful because it makes our lives easier or more comfortable 

6. detect-discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel

Spelling: Week 21-Test on Thursday

trays, crows, soon, foot, guard, book, woods, guess, stood, fruit, fire, guide, heated, whose, early, thirteen, choose, street, develop, difficult

Language: Correctly punctuate dialogue.

Writing: Opinion Writing: Students will read a piece of text each day and write a response. State their opinion and back it up with at least 2 reasons.

Math: 

  • Review identifying fractional parts of shapes, sets, and number lines. Partition shapes into equal parts and name the shaded and unshaded parts as a fraction.
  • Compare fractions. Determine whether they are equivalent, greater than, or less than. 
  • Label number lines past one whole.
  • Review two step word problems. (addition, subtraction, multiplication)
  • Fraction Assessment will be given on Wednesday.  

Review Understand Fractions: W.1-W.14; Equivalent Fractions: X.1-X.9; Compare Fractions: Y.1-Y.6 

Timed Multiplication Test will be given on Friday. Remember to study 4's and 8's. 75 problems-5 minutes                          

                                 Important Dates

  • Friday, Feb. 16th-make-up school day for students
  • Monday, Feb. 19th-student holiday (teacher work day)
  • Friday, Feb. 23rd-Art Day
  • Friday, March 30th-Good Friday- (student & teacher holiday)
  • Monday, April 2nd-Easter holiday
  • Case 21 Testing-Feb. 26th-March 9th


Weekly Skills for Feb. 5-9, 2018
Due Date: 2/4/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for Feb. 5-9, 2018

Honor Roll Party-Friday, 2/9 from 8-8:40

No Spotlight classes this week.

Homework packets were assigned on Friday. Reading logs are attached. Those students that turn in completed log by Friday may participate in book club. They may bring a snack & drink of their choice to enjoy while they discuss their book.

Reading: 

Making Meaning Lesson 6-2

  • Students use text features to better understand nonfiction. (summary on back cover, table of contents, index, fun facts, glossary, diagram, captions, photographs, heading, subheading)
  • Identify what they learn from a nonfiction book.
  • Students will make self to text connections.
  • Read independently. Increase stamina.

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Morning Meals Around the World

  • using the prefix un- and re- to determine word meaning
  • recognize words with multiple meanings
  • recognize synonyms and antonyms

1. customary-usual or normal or happening regularly

2. energize-give energy or strength

3. appetizing-tasty or good to eat

4. plain-without anything added or without decoration; a large area of flat land

5. differ-means is different

6. refreshing-if something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh (lively or not tired) and strong again

Spelling: Week 20-Test on Thursday

glow, snowing, soon, closing, June, Tuesday, Sunday, instead, fruit, grew, knew, suit, moon, fold, team, whose, raised, choose, human, history

Language: Correctly punctuate addresses and dialogue

Writing: Students will complete writing on Fossil Fuels for a grade. Read short pieces of text and write a response to reading (opinion piece).

Math: 

  • Review identifying fractional parts of shapes, sets, and number lines. Partition shapes into equal parts and name the shaded and unshaded parts as a fraction.
  • Compare fractions. Determine whether they are equivalent, greater than, or less than. 

Quiz over comparing fractions will be given on Wednesday.   

Review Understand Fractions: W.1-W.14 Equivalent Fractions: X.1-X.9                            

                                 Important Dates

  • Friday, Feb. 16th-make-up school day for students
  • Monday, Feb. 19th-student holiday (teacher work day)
  • Friday, Feb. 23rd-Art Day
  • Friday, March 30th-Good Friday- (student & teacher holiday)
  • Monday, April 2nd-Easter holiday
  • Case 21 Testing-Feb. 26th-March 9th


Weekly Skills for Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018
Due Date: 1/27/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

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Weekly Skills for Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2018

Homework packets were assigned on Friday. Reading logs are attached. Those students that turn in completed log by Friday may participate in book club. They may bring a snack & drink of their choice to enjoy while they discuss their book.

Reading: Mentor Text-Making Meals Around the World

Making Meaning Lesson 6-1

  • Students use text features to better understand nonfiction. (summary on back cover, table of contents, index, fun facts, glossary, diagram, captions, photographs, heading, subheading)
  • Identify what they learn from a nonfiction book.
  • Students will make self to text connections.
  • Read independently. Increase stamina.

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Sonia Sotomayor

  • using the prefix un- to determine word meaning
  • using the suffix -ful to determine word meaning
  • recognize synonyms and antonyms

1. unexpected-not expected; it is a surprise or you did not think it was going to happen

2. abandon-leave and not return

3. industrious-hardworking

4. comfy-comfortable

5. successful-if you are successful, you do what you set out to do or do something well

6. unsuccessful-not successful; you are not successful if you do not accomplish what you set out to do

Spelling: Week 19-Test on Thursday

throw, spray, closing, instead, Friday, stayed, grow, sold, starring, truth, marked, throat, states, along, worth, tail, fold, raised, either, present

Language: Continue to correctly capitalize and punctuate titles and review contractions. Quiz on Friday. Review rules on homework sheet.

Writing: Students will complete writing on Fossil Fuels for a grade.

Math: 

  • Review identifying fractional parts of shapes, sets, and number lines. Partition shapes into equal parts and name the shaded and unshaded parts as a fraction. 
  • Review word problems & the distributive property.
  • Introduce equivalent fractions using circles, fraction bars, and number lines.

Assessment: Understanding Fractions will be administered on Tuesday/Wednesday. **Use "Check My Progress" as a review for test. Also work practice skills on IXLMath. 

Review Understand Fractions: W.1-W.14

New Skills-Equivalent Fractions: X.1-X.9 



Weekly Skills for January 22-26, 2018
Due Date: 1/20/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

                                                                                             

Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Website

Weekly Skills for the Week of January 22-26, 2018

*Due to snow days, no homework packet was assigned for this week. Students should study spelling words and multiplications facts.

LETTER TO PARENTS WILL BE SENT HOME WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MAKE UP DAYS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. 

Reading: Students will continue to read and analyze poetry. Review types of figurative language. (Comprehension Test on Friday)

Making Meaning: Mentor Text-Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx

  • Students identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.
  • Students use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.
  • Students read independently for 25 minutes.

**No vocabulary words this week.

Grammar: Students correctly capitalize and punctuate titles.

Rules to Remember:

  • Underline titles of books, newspapers, movies, CDs, and magazines.
  • Use quotation marks around titles of articles, songs, poems, and book chapters.
  • In titles, capitalize the first and last word. Capitalize every word in between except a, an, the, by, for, with, in, of, and, or, and but. 

Writing: Read nonfiction texts on fossil fuels and write a response. This will be graded. 

Spelling: Week 18: cared, needed, chased, climb, wait, mean, loose, none, third, store, main, shared, eighteen, during, search, before, across, forty, doctor, modern (Test on Thursday)

Math: Fractions

  • identify parts of a whole and a set
  • match unit fractions to models
  • identify and label fractions on a number line

Students should know that anytime the numerator and denominator are the same, the fraction is equal to 1 whole. Examples: 2/2, 4/4, 12/12

Anytime the numerator is half of the denominator, the fraction is equal to one half. Examples: 2/4, 5/10, 6/12

Students need to also be able to spell fractions. Examples: 1/2 is written one half, 2/4 is written two fourths

Review all of the above. Use fraction bars to identify fractions on a numberline. Check My Progress will be completed by Thursday. Use as a review for assessment. (Fraction Assessment will be given next Tuesday)

**IXLMath review: W.1-W.8    F.5   F.9   G.1-G.4

Starting this Friday, fact fluency quizzes will include 4's and 8's. Quizzes will also increase from 50 to 75 problems. 

Science: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

  • Students will watch a video and power point on weathering, erosion, and deposition.
  • Complete an activity with gobstopper candy to understand weathering, erosion, and deposition.
  • Complete cut and paste activity; put together a flap book to use as a study guide.

Important Dates

1/25 - Class Pictures

1/30 - PTA Meeting - 6pm

2/6 - Progress Reports

2/14 - Valentine's Day (No party-just treats & card exchange)

3/1 - Spring Pictures

3/5-9 - Case 21 Testing

3/12-16 - Spring Break



Weekly Skills for January 16-19, 2018
Due Date: 1/14/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

                                                                                             

Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Website

Weekly Skills for the Week of January 16-19, 2018

 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday-No school, Monday, Jan. 15th

Due to Snow Day on Friday, no homework packets will be assigned. Spelling sheet will be sent home on Tuesday. Students will write spelling words 2 times each and study for test on Thursday. Reading logs will be assigned next Friday.

Reading: Students will continue to read and analyze poetry. Review types of figurative language. (Comprehension Test on Friday)

Making Meaning: Mentor Text-Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx

  • Students identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.
  • Students use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.
  • Students read independently for 25 minutes.

**No vocabulary words this week.

Grammar: Students correctly capitalize and punctuate titles.

Rules to Remember:

  • Underline titles of books, newspapers, movies, CDs, and magazines.
  • Use quotation marks around titles of articles, songs, poems, and book chapters.
  • In titles, capitalize the first and last word. Capitalize every word in between except a, an, the, by, for, with, in, of, and, or, and but. 

Writing: Read nonfiction texts on fossil fuels and write a response. This will be graded. 

Spelling: Week 18: cared, needed, chased, climb, wait, mean, loose, none, third, store, main, shared, eighteen, during, search, before, across, forty, doctor, modern (Test on Thursday)

Math: Fractions

  • identify parts of a whole and a set
  • match unit fractions to models
  • identify and label fractions on a number line

Students should know that anytime the numerator and denominator are the same, the fraction is equal to 1 whole. Examples: 2/2, 4/4, 12/12

Anytime the numerator is half of the denominator, the fraction is equal to one half. Examples: 2/4, 5/10, 6/12

Students need to also be able to spell fractions. Examples: 1/2 is written one half, 2/4 is written two fourths

Review all of the above. Use fraction bars to identify fractions on a numberline. Check My Progress will be completed by Thursday. Use as a review for assessment. (Fraction Assessment will be given next Tuesday)

**IXLMath review: W.1-W.8    F.5   F.9   G.1-G.4

Starting this Friday, fact fluency quizzes will include 4's and 8's. Quizzes will also increase from 50 to 75 problems. 

Science: weathering, erosion, and deposition



Weekly Skills for January 8-12, 2018
Due Date: 1/7/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

                                                                                             

Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Website

Weekly Skills for the Week of January 8-12, 2018 

Homework Packets were sent home on Friday of last week. They are due on Thursday, but they can still be turned in on Friday. Reading logs will be assigned next week.

Reading: Students will read and analyze poetry; use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words in a variety of poems; identify figurative language in poetry and determine it's meaning

**Review unit vocabulary words and definitions attached to homework packet. Students need to be able to use words in a sentence. We will review words in class on Monday & Tuesday. Vocabulary quiz will be given on  Wednesday of this week.

Grammar: contractions and capitalizing and punctuating titles

Writing: Read nonfiction texts on fossil fuels and write a response. This will be graded. 

Spelling: Study the following words for test on Thursday: gray, army, grow, truth, November, Monday, low, Thursday, due, boat, board, throat, toe, note, snow, along, over, straight, machine, below

Math: Fractions

  • identify parts of a whole and a set
  • match unit fractions to models
  • identify and label fractions on a number line

Students should know that anytime the numerator and denominator are the same, the fraction is equal to 1 whole. Examples: 2/2, 4/4, 12/12

Anytime the numerator is half of the denominator, the fraction is equal to one half. Examples: 2/4, 5/10, 6/12

Students need to also be able to spell fractions. Examples: 1/2 is written one half, 2/4 is written two fourths **Homework packet has extra practice writing word form.

**IXLMath review: W.1-W.8    F.5   F.9   G.1-G.4

Starting this Friday, fact fluency quizzes will include 4's and 8's. Quizzes will also increase from 50 to 75 problems. 

Science Fair will be held on January 10th. Only Spotlight students are required to complete a project. Projects can be turned in on January 8th or set up on January 9th from 3-6. We will not be accepting visitors for lunch on this day. Students will be eating sack lunches in the classroom. **See Mrs. Stigler's website for more information.

 

   No School, Monday, January 15th-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday



Weekly Skills for December 11-15, 2017
Due Date: 12/11/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

 

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.



Weekly Skills for Dec. 4-8, 2017
Due Date: 12/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

 

Weekly Skills for the Week of Dec. 4-8, 2017

Reading: Making Meaning, Unit 5, Week 2

*Review text structures for test on Thursday. Study handouts in binders.

Vocabulary, Week 15 Mentor Text: Brave Harriet

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: Week 16 (This will be our last test before Christmas break.)

Study the following words for test on Thursday: sparks, yard, large, Saturday, wait, Monday, May, fourteen, Thursday, none, main, those, eighteen, hair, prove, over, straight, before, explain, afraid

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

Language: Types of sentences.

Math: Review finding area using the distributive property. Also finding the area of irregular shapes by splitting the shape into 2 regular shapes. Complete assessment Tuesday morning. Begin 2 step word problems. 2 step word problem quiz will be given on Friday.

*Please note, we will cover graphs next week. This should be a review from last year. This will be our last math grade for the 2nd nine weeks.

Multiplication: 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

Case 21 Math Assessment-Tuesday, 12/5 at 12:00

Accommodated Test on Thursday

Case 21 Writing Assessment-Monday, 12/11 at 8:15

Accommodated Test on Thursday

Holidays at the Hills, Tuesday, 12/5 from 6pm-8pm

(Pictures with Santa, family photo booth, crafts, movie, cookies, and book fair in the activity room)

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.

                                                                                                      



Weekly Skills for Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017
Due Date: 11/26/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Website

Weekly Skills for November 27th-Dec. 1st, 2017

*Homework packets were not assigned due to Thanksgiving holidays. No spelling or vocabulary words this week. 

Reminders:

Due to Case 21 testing our class will go to lunch from 11:00-11:25 on Tuesday of this week.

We only have 3 weeks left in the 2nd nine weeks. Please try to have your child at school each day unless he/she is truly sick. 

Case 21 Assessments will be given on the following dates:

  • 11/27 at 8:15: ELA, Part 1
  • 11/28 at 12:00: ELA, Part 2
  • 12/5 at 12:00: Math
  • 12/11 at 8:15: Writing

These assessments will be completed online this year and will be used to guide instruction. If your child has special accommodations, he/she may test on a different day. If a student is absent on a testing day, he/she will be required to make up the test.

Third grade Christmas parties are scheduled for December 15th from 1:00-1:45. Our class will be playing "Secret Santa". Look for a note coming home in graded paper folders on Tuesday of this week.

 

ELA:

Reading:

  • Review text structures.
  • Review figurative language.
  • Read and analyze poetry. 

Comprehension Test 2-3 will be given on Thursday, Nov. 30th. *Review types figurative language.

 Vocabulary: No new vocabulary words this week.

Language-Types of sentences: simple, compound, & complex

Writing- Students will read short passages and write responses. "Unpack the Prompt" This is practice for writing responses on Case 21 and end of the year test.

Spelling- No spelling this week.

Math

Area-Students will continue to find the area of regular and irregular shapes using tiling and the formula length x width.

Use the distributive property of multiplication to find the area of a rectangle.

Complete "Check My Progress" as a review for assessment to be given next week.

Begin 2-step word problems.

**Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's, 6's, and 10's in multiplication. (4's and 8's will be added to fact fluency tests during the 3rd nine weeks.) Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. or IXLMath.com. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of each nine week period. Timed Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday, Dec. 1st.

Science: Layers of the Earth

Students continue to read about the three types of rocks: sedimentary, metamorphic, & igneous. Complete activities on the rock cycle. Review vocabulary words & complete study guide.

Social Studies:

  • Integrated into ELA lessons.     


Weekly Skills for November 13-17, 2017
Due Date: 11/12/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Website

Weekly Skills for November 13-17, 2017

*Homework packets were assigned on Friday of last week. Packets are due on Thursday of this week. If not completed by Thursday, they may be turned in on Friday. 

Reminders:

Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 

November 16th-Third Grade Musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" 6:00 Show #3: Azar, Brodie, Moses, Ratliff, & Scarberry

  • Students should arrive at school at 5:15 the night of their performance and report to their holding rooms wearing their costumes. Featured performers will need to wear their base pieces and add additional costumes pieces that have been provided for them at school. Students need to wear a light t-shirt or tank top so they can easily put their costume shirt over it. 
  • Dress rehearsal for show#3 will be on Thursday from 8:30-10:30. Students will need to bring their costume to school for rehearsal.
  • Show #3 will have additional practices throughout the week. Please make sure your child is at school each day, especially if he/she has a special part.
  • Please let Mrs. Weiss know immediately if your child will not be able to perform on Thursday due to illness or any other emergency.
  • HHES Music/alayna.weiss@dcsms.org

Nov. 17th-3rd Grade Field Trip-Classes attending this day: Azar, Brodie, Moses, Ratliff, Scarberry, Germany, & Arton (Students need to wear socks with their skates. Parents may check students out when we return to school. Buses should arrive back at school around 1:30.)

Thanksgiving Holiday-November 20-24th-Have a safe & restful holiday!

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-Brave Harriet

  • Use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.
  • Students identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.
  • Read independently. 

Review theme and discuss point of view by reading Two Bad Ants.

 Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Brave Irene

  • Recognize synonyms. (review)
  • Recognizing shades of meaning. (review)
  • Recognizing words with multiple meanings. (review)

Week 14 Vocabulary Words

1. coax (verb) to persuade someone to do something by talking to the person gently and kindly

2. snug (adjective) comfortable, warm, and cozy

3. advise (verb) to tell someone what you think he or she should do

4. delirious (adjective) very happy and excited

5. fret (verb) to worry or get upset about something

6. cherish (verb) to care for something deeply

Language-Types of sentences: simple, compound, & complex

Writing- Students will read short passages and write responses. "Unpack the Prompt" This is practice for writing responses on Case 21 and end of the year test.

Spelling- Week 15: Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thurs., Nov. 16th: changing, bridges, March, store, climb, third, wear, large, fourteen, horse, forty, prove, October, worst, before, first, fourth, north, information, dollar

Math

Area-Students will use the formula (length X width) and count square units to determine the area of plane figures.

Area Skill Check will be given on Thursday, Nov. 16th.

Extra Practice on IXL website:

  •  FF.6-FF.14

**Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's, 6's, and 10's in multiplication. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. or IXLMath.com. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of each nine week period. Timed Fact Fluency Test will be given on Wednesday, Nov. 15th.

Science: Layers of the Earth

Students continue to read about the three types of rocks: sedimentary, metamorphic, & igneous. Complete activities on the rock cycle. Review vocabulary words & complete study guide.



Weekly Skills for November 6-10, 2017
Due Date: 11/5/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Website

*Homework packets were assigned on Friday of last week. Packets are due on Thursday of this week. If not completed by Thursday, they may be turned in on Friday. 

Reminders:

Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35 

November 16th-Third Grade Musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" 6:00 Show: Azar, Brodie, Moses, Ratliff, & Scarberry

Nov. 17th-3rd Grade Field Trip-Classes attending this day: Azar, Brodie, Moses, Ratliff, Scarberry, Germany, & Arton (Permission slip and money is due Nov. 8th.) If your child will not be attending the field trip, please let me know.

Thanksgiving Holiday-November 20-24th

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-Brave Irene Written & Illustrated by William Steig

  • Use wondering/questioning to understand a story.
  • Students think about whether their questions were answered in the story.
  • Students make inferences about the main character in the story.
  • Read independently. 

Review theme and discuss point of view by reading Two Bad Ants.

 

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Mailing May Written by Michael Tunnell

  • Recognize synonyms. (review)
  • Recognizing shades of meaning. (review)
  • Recognizing antonyms. (review)

**Review vocabulary words & definitions in binders for quiz on Tuesday of this week.

Week 13 Vocabulary Words (These words will not be tested on Tuesday.)

1. slog (verb) to walk slowly and heavily, as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

2. commence (verb) to begin or start

3. flabbergasted (verb) very surprised, or shocked or astonished

4. permissible (adj) if something is permissible, it is allowed or permitted

5. impermissible (adj) something that is not allowed or permitted

6. adventuresome (adj) if you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for adventure

Language-Continue to identify and chart adverbs. Also comparative and superlative adverbs (adding -er and -est to compare) Complete flap book. Use flap book and handouts to review for quiz on Wednesday, 11/8.

Writing-Complete narrative writing about safari trip on the Serengeti Plains. Begin practice writing on how to respond to a writing prompt. "Unpack the Prompt"

Spelling- Week 14: Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Nov. 9th: pages, phoning, lose, third, under, writing, burn, wear, bird, worse, feel, shared, first, search, during, living, worst, eat, surface, interest

Math: 

Continue to use a number line or T-chart to solve word problems on elapsed time.

Students will measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams, kilograms, and liters. Assessment over elapsed time and volume and mass will be given on Thursday and/or Friday.

Extra Practice on IXL website:

  •  Review telling time: T.1-T.5; Elapsed time: T.6-T.7
  • Mass & Volume-Metric Units: BB.13; BB. 14
  • Multiplication facts F.4 and F.7 (Next 9 weeks 4's and 8's will be added to fact fluency tests.)
  • Review adverbs: F.4, F.5, F.6, F.7, F.10
  • Text structures; V.5

**Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's, 6's, and 10's in multiplication. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. or IXLMath.com. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of each nine week period. 

Science: Layers of the Earth

Students continue to read about the three types of rocks: sedimentary, metamorphic, & igneous. Complete activities on the rock cycle. Review vocabulary words & complete study guide

Social Studies:

  • Integrated into ELA lessons.                       

 

 

                  



Weekly Skills for October 30-November 4, 2017
Due Date: 10/29/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for October 30-Nov. 3, 2017

Students will be decorating treat bags for Halloween. Students may bring a bag of individually wrapped candy or small treats such as erasers, stickers, pencils, etc. This is optional.

*Homework packets were assigned on Friday of last week. Packets are due on Thursday of this week. If not completed by Thursday, they may be turned in on Friday. 

Reminders:

Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35

October 31st-Students will celebrate mastering multiplication facts by having a Monster Bash. Purple hall students will celebrate by listening to spooky Halloween stories. They will enjoy ice cream sundaes and a drink after lunch. This will also be "Book Character Day". Students may dress up as their favorite book character (not movie character). 

November 16th-Third Grade Musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" 6:00 Show: Azar, Brodie, Moses, Ratliff, & Scarberry

Nov. 17th-3rd Grade Field Trip                                                          Classes attending this day: Azar, Brodie, Moses, Ratliff, Scarberry, Germany, & Arton (Permission slip and money is due Nov. 8th.) If your child will not be attending the field trip, please let me know.

Thnaksgiving Holiday-November 20-24th

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell

(Comprehension Test will be given on Thursday)

  • Ask questions and make inferences to understand a story.
  • Students think about whether their questions were answered in the story.
  • Students will visualize parts of a story.
  • Read independently. 

Review theme and discuss point of view.

Continue to identify and chart the different types of figurative language. Students will have to know these definitions. Review handouts in binder.

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-A Day's Work by Eve Bunting

  • Review recognizing words with multiple meanings.
  • Review recognizing idioms.
  • Using prefix re- to determine word meaning.

Week 12 Vocabulary (Quiz next Tuesday)

1. shuffle (verb) to slide your feet along the ground or floor while walking; mix playing cards to change their order

2. swarm (noun) a large group of people or insects that gather or move together

3. urgent (adjective) very important; it needs to be taken care of immediately

4. motion (verb) to tell someone something through a movement of the hand, head, or other part of the body

5. prowl (verb) to move quietly or secretly, trying not to be seen or heard

6. blow your top (idiom) to get very angry

Language-Continue to identify and chart adverbs. Complete flap book. Introduce comparative and superlative adverbs. Quiz next Wednesday.

Writing-Students will continue to work on their rough drafts about a safari to the Serengeti Plains in Africa. This assignment will be completed independently and graded.

Spelling- Week 13: Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Nov. 2nd: rusty, dropped, writing, mean, loose, chased, lose, September, shapes, country, used, cares, near, breath, racing, across, shared, living, common, written

Math: 

Telling Time: Students will review using clocks, a number line, and T-chart to find elapsed time. Skill Practice Test will be given on Tuesday.

Students will measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams, kilograms, and liters. (Assessment over elapsed time and volume and mass will be given next Thursday or Friday.)

 Extra Practive on IXLMath.com: Review telling time: T.1-T.5 Elapsed time: T.6 & T.7  Also BB.14, BB.15, and M.9

 **Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's, 6's, and 10's in multiplication. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. or IXLMath.com. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of each nine week period. 

Science: Layers of the Earth



Weekly Skills for October 23-27, 2018
Due Date: 10/22/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for October 23-27th, 2017

*Homework packets were assigned on Friday of last week. Packets are due on Thursday of this week. If not completed by Thursday, they may be turned in on Friday. 

Reminders:

Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35

Halloween candy grams are still on sale this week.  Last day to order is Oct. 20th. Candy grams will be delivered on October 31st

October 25th-Wear orange for "National Bullying Prevention Day"

October 31st-Students will celebrate mastering multiplication facts by having a Monster Bash. Purple hall students will celebrate by listening to music and Halloween stories. They will enjoy ice cream sundaes and a drink. This will also be "Book Character Day". Mrs. Womble will be sending home information about this at a later date.

Nov. 16th-3rd Grade Musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"        6:00 Show: Azar, Brodie, Moses, Ratliff, & Scarberry

Nov. 17th-3rd Grade Field Trip                                                          Classes attending this day: Azar, Brodie, Moses, Ratliff, Scarberry, Germany, & Arton

Thnaksgiving Holiday-November 20-24th

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-A Day's Work by Eve Bunting

  • Use wondering/questioning to understand a story.
  • Students will make predictions about a story.
  • Students think about whether their questions were answered in the story.
  • Make inferences about a character in the story.
  • Discuss the lesson of the story.
  • Read independently. 

Continue to review text structures by completing handouts and U.1-U.5 in Language section of IXLMATH. 

Continue to identify and chart the different types of figurative language. Students will have to know these definitions. Review handouts in binder.

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-The Girl Who Loved Horses

  • Review antonyms.
  • Review the suffix -ful.
  • Build speaking and listening skills.

Week 11 Vocabulary 

1. roam (verb) to wander or move about without any particular purpose or place to go

2. joyful (adjective) full of joy or very happy

3. sorrowful (adjective) full of sorrow or very sad

4. belongings (noun) things that someone owns or things that belong to someone

5. faint (adjective) not clear or strong; (verb) to become dizzy and lose consciousness

6. cling (verb) to hold onto something or someone very tightly

Language-Define and identify adverbs. Complete adverb flap book. Use flap book, handouts, and section in IXL Language F.4-F.10 to review.

Writing-Students will continue to work on their rough drafts about a safari to the Serengeti Plains in Africa. This assignment will be completed independently and graded.

Spelling- Week 12: Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Oct. 26th: slipped, swinging, missing, chance, phone, pretty, match, fancy, die, quickly, change, brings, since, judge, shoes, strong, scratch, break, except, angry

Math: 

Telling Time: Students will use clocks, a number line, and T-chart to find elapsed time.

 Extra Practive on IXLMath.com: Review telling time: T.1-T.5 Elapsed time: T.6 & T.7

 **Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Begin studying 3's and 6's. These facts will be on the second timed test on Friday. Tests will have 50 problems instead of 25. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. or IXLMath.com. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of each nine week period. 

Science: Layers of the Earth

Social Studies:

  • Integrated into ELA lessons.       


Weekly Skills for October 16-20, 2018
Due Date: 10/15/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for October 16-20, 2017

*Homework packets were assigned on Friday of last week. Packets are due on Thursday of this week. If not completed by Thursday, they may be turned in on Friday. 

Reminders:

Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35

Thursday, October 12th-Report Cards were sent home. Please sign and return to school. After I have checked for a parent signature, I will return the report card to you. Thnak you!

Halloween candy grams are still on sale this week.  Last day to order is Oct. 20th. Candy grams will be delivered on October 31st.

School Spirit Week-October 16-20th

  • Movie Character Monday- Dress like your favorite movie character
  • Tacky Tourist Tuesday
  • Color War Wednesday-Wear purple (color of our hall)
  • Team Thursday-Wear your favorite team clothing
  • Spirit Day-Wear your Tiger colors (black & gold)

October 25th-Wear orange for "National Bullying Prevention Day"

October 31st-Students will celebrate mastering multiplication facts by having a Monster Bash. Purple hall students will celebrate by listening to music and Halloween stories. They will enjoy ice cream sundaes and a drink. This will also be "Book Character Day". Mrs. Womble will be sending home information about this at a later date.

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses & The Emperor and the Kite

  • Use wondering/questioning to understand a story.
  • Students think about whether their questions were answered in the story.
  • Refer to the text to support their thinking.
  • Read independently. 

Continue to review text structures by completing handouts and U.1-U.5 in Language section of IXLMATH. 

Comprehension Test 2-1 will be given of Thursday. This text will have some text structure questions. Students will also have to place events from the story in sequential order.

Introduce figurative language. As students complete handouts, they will placed in binders to use as a review.

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move by Judith Viorst

  • Recognize synonyms and antonyms.
  • Use the prefix re- to determine word meaning.

Week 10 Vocabulary 

1. obstinate (adjective) stubborn

2. immature (adjective) childish or silly

3. mature (adjective) grown up or adult

4. fantasize (verb) think about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

5. barricade (verb) to block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

6. reconsider (verb) to think again about a decision

Language-Continue to review adjectives as words that describe nouns or pronouns. They answer the following questions: Which one? What kind? How many? Discuss comparative (add -er to compare 2 things) and superlative (add -est to compare more than 2 things)

Adjective Quiz will be given on Friday, Oct. 20th. Review adjectives under the Language section of IXLMath. F.1-F.3 Also F.8

Writing-Students will begin performance task on the Serengeti.

Spelling- Week 10: Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Oct. 19th:   quacks, pitch, city, read, country, feet, chance, need, half, mean, three, near, brreath, fifteen, health, sea, pencil, since, between, easily

Math: 

Telling Time: Students will practice writing time to the nearest minute, five minutes, quarter hour, and hour. Skill Check will be given on Tuesday, Oct. 17th. We will begin elapsed time on Wednesday.

 Extra Practive on IXLMath.com: T.1-T.5

 **Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Begin studying 3's and 6's. These facts will be on the second timed test on Friday. Tests will have 50 problems instead of 25. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. or IXLMath.com. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of each nine week period. 

Science: Layers of the Earth



Weekly Skills for October 10-13, 2017
Due Date: 10/9/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for October 10-13, 2017

**No homework packets were assigned for this week. Students will need to study spelling words and multiplications facts each night.

Reminders:

Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35

Thursday, October 12th-Report Cards will be sent home. (If your child is failing any subject, please schedule an appointment for a conference.)

Make-up pictures will be taken on Thursday, Oct. 11th.

Halloween candy grams go on sale this week. Forms were sent home in binders on Friday. Last day to order is Oct. 20th. Candy grams will be delivered on October 31st.

School Spirit Week-October 16-20th

  • Movie Character Monday- Dress like your favorite movie character
  • Tacky Tourist Tuesday
  • Color War Wednesday-Wear purple (color of our hall)
  • Team Thursday-Wear your favorite team clothing
  • Spirit Day-Wear your Tiger colors (black & gold)

October 25th-Wear orange for "National Bullying Prevention Day"

October 31st-Students will celebrate mastering multiplication facts by having a Monster Bash. Purple hall students will celebrate by listening to music and Halloween stories. They will enjoy ice cream sundaes and a drink. This will also be "Book Character Day". Mrs. Womble will be sending home information about this at a later date.

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move

  • Make inferences about characters.
  • Explore character change.
  • Explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and problems they face.
  • Read independently. 

Text Structure: Continue to identify and model writing the following text structures: problem/solution, cause & effect, chronological (sequential) order, descriptive, compare & contrast. Text Structure Assessment will be given on Thursday.

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-The Raft

  • Chart types of figurative language. Focus on idioms this week.
  • Use context clues to determine word meaning.
  • Recognize shades of meaning.

Week 9 Vocabulary (These words will be not be on Vocabulary Quiz #2. They will be introduced after quiz on Wednesday. 

1. reluctant (adjective) if you are reluctant, you do not want to do something

2. have eyes in the back of your head (idiom) means you seem to be aware of everything thatis happening around you-even things you cannot see

3. cluttered (adjective) if a place is cluttered, it is messy. There are things scattered here, there, and everywhere

4. handy (adjective) useful or easy to use

5. whoosh (verb) to move very fast

6. have a change of heart (idiom) to change your opinion or the way you feel about something

**Review vocabulary in binder. Test will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 11th. These words have been discussed in class, and students have written example sentences. We will review words on Tuesday in class.

Language-Review adjectives as words that describe nouns or pronouns. They answer the following questions: Which one? What kind? How many? Discuss comparative (add -er to compare 2 things) and superlative (add -est to compare more than 2 things)

Writing-Students will continue to hear and discuss personal narratives and generate ideas from their lives to write about.

Spelling- Week 9: Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Oct. 12th  lifting, benches, sixty, cent, phone, sign, city, pretty, fancy, chance, change, strong, since, thin, shoes, pencil, rocks, few, century, science

Math: 

Telling Time: Students will practice writing time to the nearest minute, five minutes, quarter hour, and hour. Skill Check will be given on Friday. We will begin elapsed time next week.

 Extra Practive on IXLMath.com: T.1-T.5

 **Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Begin studying 3's and 6's. These facts will be on the first timed test for the 2nd nine weeks to be given on Friday, October 13th. Tests will consist of 50 problems instead of 25. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. or IXLMath.com. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of each nine week period. 

Science: Layers of the Earth



Weekly Skills for October 2-6, 2017
Due Date: 10/2/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for October 2-6, 2017

Reminders:

Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35.

October 2-6: Pick of the Patch Fundraiser

Monday, October 2nd-Wear blue to "Stomp Out Bullying"

Thursday, October 5th-Wear pink for "Breast Cancer Awareness"

Fall picture money is due Friday, October 6th. 

Monday, October 9th-Columbus Day Holiday

Thursday, October 12th-Report Cards will be sent home. (If your child is failing any subject, please schedule an appointment for a conference.

School Spirit Week

  • Movie Character Monday- Dress like your favorite movie character
  • Tacky Tourist Tuesday
  • Color War Wednesday-Wear purple (color of our hall)
  • Team Thursday-Wear your favorite team clothing
  • Spirit Day-Wear your Tiger colors (black & gold)

October 25th-Wear orange for "National Bullying Prevention Day"

October 31st-Students will celebrate mastering multiplication facts by having a Monster Bash. Purple hall students will celebrate by listening to music and Halloween stories. They will enjoy ice cream sundaes and a drink. This will also be "Book Character Day". Mrs. Womble will be sending home information about this at a later date.

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-The Raft

  • Make inferences to understand characters.
  • Explore character change.
  • Explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and problems they face.
  • Read independently. 

Text Structure: Continue to identify and model writing the following text structures: problem/solution, cause & effect, chronological (sequential) order, descriptive, compare & contrast

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Boundless Grace

  • Use the prefix re- to determine word meanings.
  • Recognize words with multiple meanings.
  • Review synonyms and antonyms.

Week 8 Vocabulary 

1. particularly (adverb)-especially or mainly

2. reunite (verb) come together again after being separated

3. speechless (adjective) unable to speak because you are shocked, surprised, or very angry

4. cross (verb) annoyed and angry or to go from one side of something to another

5. savory (adjective) pleasant to smell or taste

6. realize (verb) become aware of something or understand something that you did not understand before

**Review vocabulary in binder. Test will be given in about 2 weeks.

Language-Review nouns as either concrete or abstract. Brainstorm adjectives that describe concrete nouns that relate to Fall. Create a shape poem. 

Writing-Continue to read personal narratives. Collect ideas for personal narratives and write daily.

Spelling- Week 9: Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Oct. 5th  duty, patch, page, chief, phone, quickly, gave, push, pretty, nine, live, empty, inside, strange, clothes, break, change, shoes, paragraph, special 

Math:

  • Use manipulatives and pictures to model arrays and groups of in multiplication & division to solve word problems. Practice using CUBES. (Remember the last step-Does my answer make sense?)

 Review using IXLMath: H.6, O.2, O.3, F.4, F.7, L.5, L.6, C.7, C.11, D.3

 **Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Timed Fact Fluency Test #5 will be given on Thursday, 10/5. Begin studying 3's and 6's. These facts will be on timed tests for the 2nd Nine Weeks. Multiplication facts were assigned at the beginning of the school year. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. or IXLMath.com. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of the nine week period. 

Science: 

Animal Adaptations-Students will finish animal/habitiat project this  week. Science grades will be recorded as S (80-100), N (79-65) U (64 and below)

Social Studies:

  • Integrated into ELA lessons.                       

 



Weekly Skills for September 25-29, 2017
Due Date: 9/24/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for Sept. 25-29, 2017

Reminders:

Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35.

Send in any Box Tops you have saved.

Field Trip T-shirt money is due Sept. 25th

Check out books from Scholastic. Order from flyer or place your order online-scholastic.com/bookclubs

Fall picture money is due October 9th. 

Homework packets were sent home on Friday. They are to be returned to school on Thursday, Sept. 28th.  Incomplete homework will be completed during recess. 

Parents, if you must check your child out early, please do so before 2:00. No checkouts are allowed after 2:00. Thank you!

Please send a note to school, text me, or call the office if your child has a change in transportation. 

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Texts-Boundless Grace; Amazing Grace

  • Make inferences to understand characters.
  • Explore character change.
  • Explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and problems they face.
  • Compare and contrast 2 books by the same author.
  • Read independently. 

Text Structure: Watch power point on text structures. Complete text structure booklet.

Reading Comprehension Test 4 will be given on Thursday of this week.

Vocabulary: Julius, the Baby of the World

  • Review synonyms.
  • Use the suffix -est and -ful to determine word meanings.

Week 7 Vocabulary 

1. doubtful-uncertain or unsure

2. nifty-very good, clever, or useful

3. ghastly-horrible

4. dazzle-amaze or impress

5. quiver-tremble or shake

6. command-to order someone to do something

**Review vocabulary words in binder.

Language-Review action, linking, & helping verbs; verb tenses; subject verb agreement for Verb Quiz to be given on Wednesday, 9/27. 

Writing-Continue to work on writing piece about humpback whales. Since we will be completing this first task together, it is important that students are present each day. This writing piece will be graded.

Spelling- Week 8: Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Sept. 28th   catch, badge, fifty, match, plenty, cap, quickly, happy, gold, push, bridge, body, floor, empty, break, judge, should, funny, industry, hungry

Math:

  • Use manipulatives and pictures to model arrays and groups of in multiplication & division.
  • Input/Output tables.
  • Multiplying by multiples of ten.
  • Word Problems
  • Multiplication & Division Strategy Assessment will be given on Tuesday, 9/26.
  • Word Problem Quiz-Friday, 9/29

 Review using IXLMath: E.1-E.8  H.1-H.5   I.1-I.5   N.5   N.10

 **Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Timed Fact Fluency Test #4 will be given on Friday, Sept. 29th. Multiplication facts were assigned at the beginning of the school year. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. First nine weeks fact fluency tests consist of 25 problems and are to be completed in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of the nine week period. 

Science: 

Animal Adaptations-Vocabulary words and definitions were placed in binders on Friday. Review vocabulary and study guide for test next week. Students will finish animal/habitiat project next week. Science grades will be recorded as S (80-100), N (79-65) U (64 and below)



Weekly Skills for August 18-22, 2017
Due Date: 9/17/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for Sept. 18-22, 2017

Reminders:

Buy a Tiger Times Yearbook for $35.

Send in any Box Tops you have saved.

Field Trip T-shirt money is due Sept. 25th

Check out books from Scholastic. Order from flyer or place your order online-scholastic.com/bookclubs

Homework packets were sent home on Friday. They are to be returned to school on Thursday, Sept. 14th.  Incomplete homework will be completed during recess. 

Parents, if you must check your child out early, please do so before 2:00. No checkouts are allowed after 2:00. Thank you!

Please send a note to school, text me, or call the office if your child has a change in transportation. 

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-Julius, the Baby of the World

  • Make inferences to understand characters.
  • Explore character change.
  • Explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and problems they face.
  • Read independently. 

Text Structure: Compare & Contrast / Main Idea

No Reading Assessments this week.

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Paper Bag Princess

  • Review antonyms and synonyms.
  • Use the prefix un- to determine word meanings.
  • Use the suffix -est to determine word meanings.
  • Recognize shades of meaning.

Week 6 Vocabulary 

1. unfortunate (adj) unlucky

2. fortunate (adj) lucky

3. immense (adj) huge or very large

4. fierce/fiercest (adj) dangerous or violent Fiercest means most dangerous or violent

5. magnificent (adj) something a person admires because of its great beauty or size

6. ungrateful (adj) not thankful or not grateful

Language-Review action, linking, and helping verbs; verb tenses. Introduce subject verb agreement. 

Writing-Continue to work on writing piece about humpback whales. Since we will be completing this first task together, it is important that students are present each day. This writing piece will be graded.

Spelling- Week 7: Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Sept. 21st: shopping, slammed, head, match, missing, wrong, edge, would, dead, cross, felt, bridge, school, sticks, brings, scratch, should, field, corner, kitchen

Math:

  • Use manipulatives and pictures to model arrays and groups of in multiplication & division.
  • Input/Output tables.
  • Multiplying by multiples of ten.
  • "Check My Progress" will be completed on Friday. Use as a review for assessment. 
  • Multiplication & Division Strategy Assessment will be given next Wednesday.

 Review using IXLMath: E.1-E.8  H.1-H.5   I.1-I.5   N.5   N.10

 **Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Timed Fact Fluency Test #3 will be given on Friday, Sept. 22nd. Multiplication facts were assigned at the beginning of the school year. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. First nine weeks fact fluency tests consist of 25 problems and are to be completed in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of the nine week period. 

Science: 

Animal Adaptations-Continue to explore animal adaptations by reading texts and watching videos.  Students will begin work on animal adaptation project in class.  Vocabulary words and definitions will be placed in new student binders. Review for Science test to be given before the end of the Nine Weeks. 

Science grades will be recorded as S (80-100), N (79-65) U (64 and below)

Social Studies:

  • Integrated into ELA lessons.


Weekly Skills for September 11-15, 2017
Due Date: 9/10/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for Sept. 11-15, 2017

Fall pictures will be taken for the yearbook on Sept. 13th.

Music auditions are complete, and permission forms were sent home in Daily Folders on Friday. If your child received a special part, please return the form on Monday, Sept. 11th.

Homework packets were sent home on Friday. They are to be returned to school on Thursday, Sept. 14th.  Incomplete homework will be completed during recess. 

Parents, if you must check your child out early, please do so before 2:00. No checkouts are allowed after 2:00. Thank you!

Please send a note to school, text me, or call the office if your child has a change in transportation. 

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-The Paper Bag Princess

  • Make inferences to understand characters.
  • Students explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.
  • Read independently. 

Discuss story elements (characters, setting, problem, & solution) and the plot of a narrative. Events in a narrative are usually in sequential order. Begin discussing and identifying text structure of fiction & nonfiction.

Comprehension Test 3 will be given on Friday, Sept. 15th.

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Aunt Flossie's Hat (and Crab Cakes Later)

  • Review antonyms and synonyms.
  • Use a print dictionary to determine a word's meaning.

Vocabulary Assessment will be given on Wednesday of this week. Definitions and example sentences were sent home attached to homework packet. 

Week 5 Vocabulary (These words will be on next assessment.)

1. floppy (adj) soft and hanging down loosely

2. recall (verb) remember

3. clatter (verb) when things clatter they bang together or rattle noisily

4. disaster (noun) an event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

5. celebration (noun) a happy event held to honor a special occasion

6. retrieve (verb) bring or get something back

Language-Introduce action verbs. Discuss verb tenses.

Writing-Continue to work on writing piece about humpback whales. Since we will be completing this first task together, it is important that students are present each day. This writing piece will be graded.

Spelling- Week 6Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Sept. 14th: click, plums, facts, glasses, mind, sand, kings, cold, bought, add, wind, which, spent, kept, song, month, father, length, hundred, travel

Math:

  • Continue to practice addition and subtraction within 1,000-borrowing across zeros and regrouping.
  • Review Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 & Missing Quantities.
  • Solve one step word problems (addition & subtraction).
  • Introduce the strategies of multiplication & division.

**Addition & Subtraction Assessment will be given on Tuesday, Sept. 12th. *Review "Check My Progress" completed in class for the test.

 Review using IXLMath: P.1  P.2  P.5  C.1  C.4  D.1  D.4  F.1  F.2  F.3  F.6  F.11

 

**Continue studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Timed Fact Fluency Test #2 will be given on Friday, Sept. 15th. Multiplication facts were assigned at the beginning of the school year. Students should be drilling facts nightly using flashcards or games on multiplication.com. First nine weeks fact fluency tests consist of 25 problems and are to be completed in 5 minutes. These grades will be averaged as one grade at the end of the nine week period. 

Science: 

Animal Adaptations-Continue to explore animal adaptations by reading texts and watching videos.  Science grades will be recorded as S (80-100), N (79-65) U (64 and below)

Social Studies:

  • Integrated into ELA lessons.


Weekly Skills for Sept. 5-8, 2017
Due Date: 9/4/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for Sept. 5-8, 2017

Labor Day, Sept. 4th-No School

Reminder: PTA fundraiser packets are due Wednesday, Sept. 6th.

Fall pictures will be taken for the yearbook on Sept. 13th.

Homework packets were sent home on Friday. They are to be returned to school on Thursday, August 17th. Incomplete homework will be completed during recess. 

Parents, you may want to join remind for daily classroom updates. Just text our class code (@kf64ke) to the phone number 810-10. Download the app http://rmd.me

Parents, if you must check your child out early, please do so before 2:00. No checkouts are allowed after 2:00. Thank you!

Please send a note to school or call the office if your child has a change in transportation. 

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

  • Visualize to make sense of the text.
  • Informally use schema and make inferences as they visualize.
  • Discuss characters' feelings.
  • Read independently for 15-20 minutes. 

Vocabulary: Mentor Text-Prewitt the Peacock

  • Recognize synonyms (review)
  • Use context clues to determine word meaning
  • Recognizing shades of meaning (review)

Words to Study:

1. flutter (verb) wave or flap rapidly

2. clutch (verb) grab or hold onto something tightly

3. dodge (verb) move quickly to avoid someone or something

4. heartbreaking (adjective) very sad or upsetting

5. fury (noun) great anger

6. bewildered (verb) confused or puzzled

*Students must be able to use words in a sentence at the end of the unit. Some test questions may be matching words to a definition, reading a paragraph and filling blanks with correct word, or writing their own sentence using the vocabulary word.  Vocabulary Test will be given Tuesday, Sept. 12th.

Language-Review common, proper, singular, plural, and irregular nouns. Introduce action verbs.

Writing-Continue to work on writing piece about humpback whales. Since we will be completing this first task together, it is important that students are present each day.

Spelling-Students will continue to practice procedures for Guided Spelling. Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, Sept. 7th. 

Math:

  • Continue to practice addition and subtraction within 1,000-borrowing across zeros and regrouping.
  • Review Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 & Missing Quantities.
  • Solve one step word problems (addition & subtraction).
  • Introduce the strategies of multiplication & division.

**Addition & Subtraction Assessment will be given next Wednesday. *Review "Check My Progress" completed in class for the test.

 

Review using IXLMath: P.1  P.2  P.5  C.1  C.4  D.1  D.4  F.1  F.2  F.3  F.6  F.11

 

**Begin studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Timed tests will begin after Labor Day. Use flashcards or multiplication.com games to drill facts. **See multiplication chart in Daily Folder.

Science: 

Animal Adaptations-Continue to explore animal adaptations by reading texts and watching videos. Complete writing activity on blubber & add to booklet. Science grades will be recorded as S (80-100), N (79-65) U (64 and below)



Weekly Skills for August 28, 2017
Due Date: 8/27/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2017

Labor Day, Sept. 4th-No School

Choir Practice will begin this week. Choir members need to report to the music room at 7:10 on Tuesday and Thursday.

Homework packets were sent home on Friday. They are to be returned to school on Thursday, August 17th. Incomplete homework will be completed during recess. 

Parents, you may want to join remind for daily classroom updates. Just text our class code (@kf64ke) to the phone number 810-10. Download the app http://rmd.me

Parents, if you must check your child out early, please do so before 2:00. No checkouts are allowed after 2:00. Thank you!

Please send a note to school or call the office if your child has a change in transportation. 

ELA:

Reading-Mentor Texts: The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock

  • Visualize to make sense of the text.
  • Informally use schema and make inferences as they visualize.
  • Discuss characters' feelings.
  • Read independently for 15-20 minutes. 

*Students will use context clues, make inferences, and cite evidence to comprehend pieces of text. Comprehension Test 2 will be given of Friday.

Vocabulary-"Seal"

  • Recognize synonyms
  • Use context clues to determine word meaning
  • Explore onomatopoeia

Words to Study:

1. swerve (verb) change directions quickly, usually to avoid something

2. flick (verb) move, or make something move, with a quick, sudden motion

3. speedy (adjective) fast

4. utter (verb) to say something or make some kind of sound

5. whoop (verb) shout from excitement

6. plop (verb) sit down heavily or put something down heavily

*Students must be able to use words in a sentence at the end of the unit. Some test questions may be matching words to a definition, reading a paragraph and filling blanks with correct word, or writing their own sentence using the vocabulary word.  Vocabulary Test will be given Friday, Sept. 8th.

Language-Review common, proper, singular, plural, and irregular nouns. Introduce possessive nouns and pronouns. Skill Test over nouns will be given on Thursday of this week.

Writing-Begin writing performance task on Tuesday. Students will read articles on humpback whales, take notes on articles, watch video clips on whales, and complete a writing piece for a grade. This will be completed over a 2 week period. Since we will be completing this first task together, it is important that students are present each day.

Spelling-Students will continue to practice procedures for Guided Spelling. Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, August 31st:  drums, splits, also, passes, mind, hands, bought, glasses, stands, facts, eggs, length, wind, spent, toward, send, father, kept, bottom, ocean

Math:

  • Review Addition Properties & Patterns
  • Addition and Subtraction within 1,000-borrowing across zeros and regrouping
  • Missing Quantities

Skill Test over addition and subtraction with regrouping and missing quantities will be given on Wednesday of this week.

Review using IXLMath: P.1  P.2  P.5  C.1  C.4  D.1  D.4  F.1  F.2  F.3  F.6  F.11



Weekly Skills for August 21-25, 2017
Due Date: 8/20/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Information about Monday:

  • Our class will be viewing the eclipse outside the purple hall. If you are coming to school to view the eclipse with your child, meet us there, do not go to the office.
  • Glasses were purchased for students only. Parents who attend must provide their own glasses. These may be purchased at The Commerce Market or The Pink Coconut in Olive Branch.
  • Students will exit the building at 1:15. 
  • Students must keep glasses on at all times when we are outside.
  • If you are checking your child out after the eclipse, I will have a sign out sheet. Please make sure you have a photo ID. It is the beginning of the year and I am still getting to know students & parents.

Weekly Skills for August 21-25, 2017

Fundraiser Packets were sent home in Daily Folders on Friday.

Homework packets were sent home on Friday. They are to be returned to school on Thursday, August 17th. Incomplete homework will be completed during recess. 

Parents, you may want to join remind for daily classroom updates. Just text our class code (@kf64ke) to the phone number 810-10. Download the app http://rmd.me

Parents, if you must check your child out early, please do so before 2:00. No checkouts are allowed after 2:00. Thank you!

Please send a note to school or call the office if your child has a change in transportation. 

ELA:

Reading-Mentor Texts: Cherries and Cherry Pits; "Seal"

  • Visualize to make sense of the text.
  • Informally use schema and make inferences as they visualize.
  • Consider the character's point of view and distinguish it from their own.
  • Read independently for 15-20 minutes. 

*Students will use context clues, make inferences, and cite evidence to comprehend pieces of text. No Comprehension Test this week.

Vocabulary-Mentor Text-Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival

  • Recognize synonyms
  • Use context clues to determine word meaning

Words to Study:

1. bustle (verb) rush or hurry in an excited, noisy, or busy way

2. volunteer (verb) offer to do something or help someone by choice

3. debris (noun) scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

4. devastate (verb) destroy or badly damage

5. ruckus (noun) noisy confusion or excitement

6. lounge (verb) sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

*Students must be able to use words in a sentence at the end of the unit. Some test questions may be matching words to a definition, reading a paragraph and filling blanks with correct word, or writing their own sentence using the vocabulary word.  

Language-Review common, proper, singular, plural, and irregular nouns. Introduce possessive nouns and pronouns. Skill Test over nouns will be given next Wednesday.

Spelling-Students will continue to practice procedures for Guided Spelling. Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, August 24th: strung, pond, kings, glad, plants, milk, won't, other, stands, mind, land, wind, flat, still, month, kept, held, group, family, person

Math:

  • Review Addition Properties & Patterns
  • Addition and Subtraction within 1,000-borrowing across zeros and regrouping
  • Missing Quantities

Test on Friday, August 25th

Review using IXLMath: P.1  P.2  P.5  C.1  C.4  D.1  D.4  F.1  F.2  F.3  F.6  F.11

 

**Begin studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Timed tests will begin after Labor Day. Use flashcards or multiplication.com games to drill facts. **See multiplication chart in Daily Folder.

Science: 

Animal Adaptations-Complete activity on blubber. Science grades will be recorded as S (80-100), N (79-65) U (64 and below)

**Please note: In order to complete these activities, it is important for students to be at school.

Social Studies:

  • Integrated into ELA lessons.


Weekly Skills for August 14-18, 2017
Due Date: 8/13/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for August 14-18, 2017

Parent Night is this Tuesday at 7:00. Come visit the classroom and learn about your child's schedule, procedures, assessments, etc.  Power Point Presentation will begin promptly at 7:00. Reminder: PTO meeting will be before classroom visit at 6:30.

Homework packets were sent home on Friday. They are to be returned to school on Thursday, August 17th. Incomplete homework will be completed during recess. 

Parents, if you must check your child out early, please do so before 2:00. No checkouts are allowed after 2:00. Thank you!

Please send a note to school or call the office if your child has a change in transportion. 

ELA:

Reading-Mentor Texts: Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival

  • Make text to self connections.
  • Explore using illustrations to make inferences about stories.
  • Discuss the lesson of a story (theme).
  • Read independently for 15-20 minutes. 

*Review character traits and main idea & details. Students will chose a character from the book they are reading and identify a trait the character possesses. Next, use information from the text as evidence of the trait. Students will be required to do this on the comprehension test that will be given on Friday, August 18th.

Vocabulary-Mentor Text-Miss Nelson Is Missing

  • Recognize words with multiple meanings.
  • Use prefix -un to determine word meanings.
  • Recognize antonyms.

Words to Study:

1. whiz (verb) to move very fast.

2. squirm (verb) wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

3. rap (verb) tap or hit something sharply and quickly; (noun) a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

4. snap (verb) to speak sharply and quickly

5. likely (adverb) something is probably true or probably will happen

6. unlikely (adverb) opposite or antonym of '"likely"

*Students must be able to use words in a sentence at the end of the unit. Some test questions may be matching words to a definition, reading a paragraph and filling blanks with correct word, or writing their own sentence using the vocabulary word.  

Language-Review common, proper, singular, plural, and irregular nouns. Introduce possessive nouns.

Spelling-Students will continue to practice procedures for Guided Spelling. Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, August 17th: wet, chip, glad, other, box, hold, must, mother, sand, add, song, soft, which, still, laugh, trip, pull, month, begin, until

Math:

  • Review rounding to the nearest ten or hundred using a number line and/or the balloon method. Skills Test will be given on Tuesday of this week.
  • Addition Properties & Patterns
  • Fluently add and subtract numbers 2-3 digit numbers with and without regrouping.

**Begin studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Timed tests will begin after Labor Day. Use flashcards or multiplication.com games to drill facts. **See multiplication chart in Daily Folder.

Science: 

Animal Adaptations-Students will watch a video on adaptations. Review the 2 types of adaptations: structural and behavioral. Watch a short video clip on the different types of bird beaks and complete an activity for booklet. Science grades will be recorded as S (80-100), N (79-65) U (64 and below)

**Please note: In order to complete these activities, it is important for students to be at school.

Social Studies:

  • Integrated into ELA lessons.

 _____________________________________________________________________________

Just a Few Reminders:

  • Students may bring a small snack each day. Please do not send anything that needs to be eaten with a spoon or fork. 
  • Students may bring bottled water. No juices, flavored water, or soda for snack. These may be brought for lunch only.
  • Students may want to bring a lightweight jacket to school each day. The temperature in the classroom fluctuates and can be chilly at times.
  • Wear tennis shoes on Thursday for PE.
  • Reading logs will not be assigned until the beginning of September. Students are still encouraged to read nightly.
  • Please return 3rd grade fees as soon as possible. The total is $15.65 to cover the cost of IXLMath, a Scholastic Magazine, and a Spelling Workbook. Make checks payable to Hernando Hills and please include your phone number. 

     

    Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

    Weekly Skills for August 14-18, 2017

    Parent Night is this Tuesday at 7:00. Come visit the classroom and learn about your child's schedule, procedures, assessments, etc.  Power Point Presentation will begin promptly at 7:00. Reminder: PTO meeting will be before classroom visit at 6:30.

    Homework packets were sent home on Friday. They are to be returned to school on Thursday, August 17th. Incomplete homework will be completed during recess. 

    Parents, if you must check your child out early, please do so before 2:00. No checkouts are allowed after 2:00. Thank you!

    Please send a note to school or call the office if your child has a change in transportion. 

    ELA:

    Reading-Mentor Texts: Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival

    • Make text to self connections.
    • Explore using illustrations to make inferences about stories.
    • Discuss the lesson of a story (theme).
    • Read independently for 15-20 minutes. 

    *Review character traits and main idea & details. Students will chose a character from the book they are reading and identify a trait the character possesses. Next, use information from the text as evidence of the trait. Students will be required to do this on the comprehension test that will be given on Friday, August 18th.

    Vocabulary-Mentor Text-Miss Nelson Is Missing

    • Recognize words with multiple meanings.
    • Use prefix -un to determine word meanings.
    • Recognize antonyms.

    Words to Study:

    1. whiz (verb) to move very fast.

    2. squirm (verb) wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

    3. rap (verb) tap or hit something sharply and quickly; (noun) a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

    4. snap (verb) to speak sharply and quickly

    5. likely (adverb) something is probably true or probably will happen

    6. unlikely (adverb) opposite or antonym of '"likely"

    *Students must be able to use words in a sentence at the end of the unit. Some test questions may be matching words to a definition, reading a paragraph and filling blanks with correct word, or writing their own sentence using the vocabulary word.  

    Language-Review common, proper, singular, plural, and irregular nouns. Introduce possessive nouns.

    Spelling-Students will continue to practice procedures for Guided Spelling. Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, August 17th: wet, chip, glad, other, box, hold, must, mother, sand, add, song, soft, which, still, laugh, trip, pull, month, begin, until

    Math:

    • Review rounding to the nearest ten or hundred using a number line and/or the balloon method. Skills Test will be given on Tuesday of this week.
    • Addition Properties & Patterns
    • Fluently add and subtract numbers 2-3 digit numbers with and without regrouping.

    **Begin studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Timed tests will begin after Labor Day. Use flashcards or multiplication.com games to drill facts. **See multiplication chart in Daily Folder.

    Science: 

    Animal Adaptations-Students will watch a video on adaptations. Review the 2 types of adaptations: structural and behavioral. Watch a short video clip on the different types of bird beaks and complete an activity for booklet. Science grades will be recorded as S (80-100), N (79-65) U (64 and below)

    **Please note: In order to complete these activities, it is important for students to be at school.

    Social Studies:

    • Integrated into ELA lessons.

     _____________________________________________________________________________

    Just a Few Reminders:

    • Students may bring a small snack each day. Please do not send anything that needs to be eaten with a spoon or fork. 
    • Students may bring bottled water. No juices, flavored water, or soda for snack. These may be brought for lunch only.
    • Students may want to bring a lightweight jacket to school each day. The temperature in the classroom fluctuates and can be chilly at times.
    • Wear tennis shoes on Thursday for PE.
    • Reading logs will not be assigned until the beginning of September. Students are still encouraged to read nightly.
    • Please return 3rd grade fees as soon as possible. The total is $15.65 to cover the cost of IXLMath, a Scholastic Magazine, and a Spelling Workbook. Make checks payable to Hernando Hills and please include your phone number. 

       

      Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

      Weekly Skills for August 14-18, 2017

      Parent Night is this Tuesday at 7:00. Come visit the classroom and learn about your child's schedule, procedures, assessments, etc.  Power Point Presentation will begin promptly at 7:00. Reminder: PTO meeting will be before classroom visit at 6:30.

      Homework packets were sent home on Friday. They are to be returned to school on Thursday, August 17th. Incomplete homework will be completed during recess. 

      Parents, if you must check your child out early, please do so before 2:00. No checkouts are allowed after 2:00. Thank you!

      Please send a note to school or call the office if your child has a change in transportion. 

      ELA:

      Reading-Mentor Texts: Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival

      • Make text to self connections.
      • Explore using illustrations to make inferences about stories.
      • Discuss the lesson of a story (theme).
      • Read independently for 15-20 minutes. 

      *Review character traits and main idea & details. Students will chose a character from the book they are reading and identify a trait the character possesses. Next, use information from the text as evidence of the trait. Students will be required to do this on the comprehension test that will be given on Friday, August 18th.

      Vocabulary-Mentor Text-Miss Nelson Is Missing

      • Recognize words with multiple meanings.
      • Use prefix -un to determine word meanings.
      • Recognize antonyms.

      Words to Study:

      1. whiz (verb) to move very fast.

      2. squirm (verb) wiggle or twist your body from side to side, usually because you are bored or uncomfortable

      3. rap (verb) tap or hit something sharply and quickly; (noun) a type of music in which words are spoken in time to music with a steady beat

      4. snap (verb) to speak sharply and quickly

      5. likely (adverb) something is probably true or probably will happen

      6. unlikely (adverb) opposite or antonym of '"likely"

      *Students must be able to use words in a sentence at the end of the unit. Some test questions may be matching words to a definition, reading a paragraph and filling blanks with correct word, or writing their own sentence using the vocabulary word.  

      Language-Review common, proper, singular, plural, and irregular nouns. Introduce possessive nouns.

      Spelling-Students will continue to practice procedures for Guided Spelling. Words to study for Spelling Test to be given on Thursday, August 17th: wet, chip, glad, other, box, hold, must, mother, sand, add, song, soft, which, still, laugh, trip, pull, month, begin, until

      Math:

      • Review rounding to the nearest ten or hundred using a number line and/or the balloon method. Skills Test will be given on Tuesday of this week.
      • Addition Properties & Patterns
      • Fluently add and subtract numbers 2-3 digit numbers with and without regrouping.

      **Begin studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. Timed tests will begin after Labor Day. Use flashcards or multiplication.com games to drill facts. **See multiplication chart in Daily Folder.

      Science: 

      Animal Adaptations-Students will watch a video on adaptations. Review the 2 types of adaptations: structural and behavioral. Watch a short video clip on the different types of bird beaks and complete an activity for booklet. Science grades will be recorded as S (80-100), N (79-65) U (64 and below)

      **Please note: In order to complete these activities, it is important for students to be at school.

      Social Studies:

      • Integrated into ELA lessons.

       _____________________________________________________________________________

      Just a Few Reminders:

      • Students may bring a small snack each day. Please do not send anything that needs to be eaten with a spoon or fork. 
      • Students may bring bottled water. No juices, flavored water, or soda for snack. These may be brought for lunch only.
      • Students may want to bring a lightweight jacket to school each day. The temperature in the classroom fluctuates and can be chilly at times.
      • Wear tennis shoes on Thursday for PE.
      • Reading logs will not be assigned until the beginning of September. Students are still encouraged to read nightly.
      • Please return 3rd grade fees as soon as possible. The total is $15.65 to cover the cost of IXLMath, a Scholastic Magazine, and a Spelling Workbook. Make checks payable to Hernando Hills and please include your phone number. 

         

      •  


Weekly Skills for August 7-11
Due Date: 8/6/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for August 7-11, 2017

ELA:

Reading- Mentor Texts: Miss Nelson Is Missing & Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

  • explore illustrations to make inferences about stories
  • compare & contrast two stories by the same author
  • read independently

Language-Review nouns (common & proper)

Spelling-Students will learn procedures for Guided Spelling & review spelling sound chart 

add, led, with, rich, fresh, which, thick, check, cold, hold, pull, full

Math:

  • Review place value
  • Round whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred

**Begin studying 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's in multiplication. *See multiplication chart in Daily Folder.

Science:

  • Animal adaptations

_______________________________________________________________________________

                               Just a Few Reminders:

  • Students may bring a small snack each day. Please don't send anything that needs to be eaten with a fork or spoon. Students may also bring bottled water. (No juices, flavored water, or sodas for snack.)
  • Students may want to bring a lightweight jacket to wear throughout the day. The classroom temperature does tend to fluctuate.
  • Wear tennis shoes on Thursday for PE.
  • Homework packets will be assigned on Friday and will be due the following Thursday.
  • Reading Logs will not be assigned until the beginning of September. Those students that turn in a completed log will be able to participate in Book Club on Friday.

______________________________________________________________________________

                                   Class Schedule

                       7:45-8:00                 Social Studies

                       8:00-8:30                 ELA Intervention

                       8:30-10:00               ELA

                      10:00-10:20             Recess

                      10:20-11:20             Math

                      11:20-11:25             Read Aloud

                      11:25-12:05             Activity

                      12:05-12:20             Math

                      12:20-12:45             Lunch

                      12:45-1:50               Writing

                      1:50-2:00                 Health lesson

                      2:00-2:40                 Science

 

                               Activity Schedule

                Monday-Computer         Tuesday-Library

                Wednesday-Music          Thursday-PE

                                        Friday-Art



Weekly Skills for August 3-4, 2017
Due Date: 8/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

A big thank you to all the parents & students that were present for "Meet the Teacher Night". I enjoyed meeting each and every one of you. I am excited about the new year and look forward to being your teacher.

Important Information

  • Make sure you return completed student information form by Thursday of this week.
  • Breakfast will not be served until August 14th so make sure your child eats before he/she comes to school.
  • Please make sure your child has lunch money or money in his/her mealpay account for Thursday. Return any free and reduced lunch forms as soon as possible. Lunch menu for Thursday: turkey & cheese croissant, assorted pizza, corn, seasoned ranch broccoli, rosey applesause, mandarin orange slices, chocolate chip cookie Lunch for Friday: grilled chicken sandwich, hamburger, french fries, green beans, fruit freeze cups, pineapple tidbits
  • Students may bring a small snack & bottled water.
  • If you did not bring supplies on Tuesday, please make sure your child has crayons, markers, and glue sticks for the first day of school. We will be completing act activities on Thursday & Friday.
  • _______________________________________________________________________
  •                              Class Schedule

                       7:45-8:00                 Social Studies

                       8:00-8:30                 ELA Intervention

                       8:30-10:00               ELA

                      10:00-10:20             Recess

                      10:20-11:20             Math

                      11:20-11:25             Read Aloud

                      11:25-12:05             Activity

                      12:05-12:20             Math

                      12:20-12:45             Lunch

                      12:45-1:50               Writing

                      1:50-2:00                 Health lesson

                      2:00-2:40                 Science

 

                               Activity Schedule

                Monday-Computer         Tuesday-Library

                Wednesday-Music          Thursday-PE

                                        Friday-Art



Weekly Skills for May 15-19, 2017
Due Date: 5/14/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

               

 Look What's Happening This Week!

                       May 15-19, 2016

**Students may bring yearbooks to sign on Tuesday & Wednesday.

  • Monday, May 15th-Students will read about the planets and complete activity for the Gods & Goddesses. This week I will continue reading The Lightning Thief. Students may bring a drink and snack to eat during the read aloud.
  • Tuesday, May 16th-Students will continue to drill multiplication facts. Ice Creme Sundae Party will be at 1:30. This is a reward for students who have studied their multiplication facts.
  • Wednesday, May 17th-Popcorn & movie for students who completed the MyOn challenge. The Hernando Library will also be presenting information about the summer reading program at 1:30.
  • Thursday, May 18th-Classroom Awards at 12:00. 3rd grade Color Run will begin at 12:45. Adults are welcome to walk with students.
  • Friday, May 19th and Monday, May 22nd are 60% days. Breakfast will be served. No lunch will be served due to dismissal at 11:15. Students may bring a snack. 

**Final report cards will be sent home on Friday. 

Thank you for a fantastic year and enjoy your summer vacation!!!

            



Weekly Skills for May 8-12, 2017
Due Date: 5/8/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                   Weekly Skills for May 8-12, 2017

Students will no longer be able to charge lunches. Please make sure your child has money in his/her lunch account. 

JUST A REMINDER: IF YOU MUST CHECK YOUR CHILD OUT EARLY, PLEASE DO SO BEFORE 2:00 OR AFTER 2:30. THANK YOU!!

Dates to Remember

  • May 18th-Color Run & Awards Day
  • May 19th & 22nd-60% day for students-dismissal at 11:15
  • May 8th-Lights out in the Library-Students may bring a blanket, pillow, and/or stuffed animal to library. They will use flashlights to read great summer books & discover new books that everyone will want to check out over summer break. All books & fines must be returned and reconciled in order for your child to participate.

 Reading:                                                                                                                   

  • Students will finish reading about Greek Gods & Goddesses of Olympus.
  • Students will complete activities on the solar system.

*Last comprehension test will be given on Tuesday.

 

Writing

Review text structure and signal words to identify different types of texts.

Math

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts. Students must pass 0-10's to attend Ice Cream Sundae party at the end of the year.


Weekly Skills for May 1-5, 2017
Due Date: 5/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

  Weekly Skills for May 1-5, 2017

State Writing Test will be given Thursday, May 4th at 8:15.

Students will no longer be able to charge lunches. Please make sure your child has money in his/her lunch account. 

JUST A REMINDER: IF YOU MUST CHECK YOUR CHILD OUT EARLY, PLEASE DO SO BEFORE 2:00 OR AFTER 2:30. THANK YOU!!

Dates to Remember:

  • May 18th-Color Run & Awards Day
  • May 19th & 22nd-60% day for students

 Reading:                                                                                                                   

  • Students will read about Greek Gods & Goddesses of Olympus.

Spelling

Week 30 words: joy, ponies, hour, woman, real, meant, cried, simple, boys', often, trouble, speed, December, south, heavy, please, become, leave, suppose, energy

*Test will be given on Thursday, May 4th.

Vocabulary for Week 28

*Review vocabulary words in binder for vocabulary test to be given on Tuesday of this week.

Writing

Genre: Opinion Writing 

  • Complete opinion piece for a grade. Publish writing.

Math

  • Students will continue to solve two step word problems using all 4 operations. Assessment over 2 step word problems will be given on Wednesday of this week.

Multiplication & Division Facts

  • Students will continue to drill multiplication facts 0-10. Students who have mastered multiplication facts will enjoy an ice cream sundae celebration.


Weekly Skills for April 24-28, 2017
Due Date: 4/23/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                   Weekly Skills for April 24-28, 2017

State Math Test (MCT3) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th and Thursday, April 27th at 8:15. The test will be given as 2 sessions. Please make sure your child arrives at school on time and is prepared to do his/her very best job on the test. We will be reviewing skills on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Dates to Remember:

  • April 25th-Progress Reports will be sent home in graded paper folders.
  • May 18th-Color Run & Awards Day
  • May 19th & 22nd-60% day for students

 Reading:                                                                                                                   

  • Students hear, discuss, and write poems.
  • Explore sensory details and sounds in poetry. 
  • Identify figurative language. Examples: simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, and idioms.

Figurative language assessment will be given next week.

Spelling

*No spelling this week.

Vocabulary for Week 28

*Review vocabulary words in binder for Vocabulary Test to be given on Tuesday of this week.

Grammar

  • Correctly capitalize and punctuate titles of books.
  • Define contractions and use them correctly in sentences.
  • Commas in Addresses
  • Correctly punctuate dialogue

Review handouts completed in class as a study guide for skills test to be given on Thursday of this week.

Writing

Genre: Opinion Writing (3 week unit)

  • Complete Performance Task for a grade. Students will read informational texts on two presidents and write an opinion piece. Students will decide which president they would like to meet and give reasons why. 

Math

  • Students will continue to solve two step word problems using all 4 operations. Assessment over 2 step word problems will not be given until next week.
  • Review skills for state test to be given this week.
  • Review Assessment #2 will be given on Friday of this week.

Multiplication & Division Facts

  • Students will use the inverse operation to solve division.
  • If 4 x 6 = 24 then 24 divided by 6 equals 4; 24 divided by 4 equals 6.

 THE REMAINDER OF THE NINE WEEKS, FACT FLUENCY TESTS WILL CONSIST OF 100 PROBLEMS TO BE COMPLETED IN 5 MINUTES. PLEASE CONTINUE TO DRILL THE FACTS NIGHTLY. THESE TESTS ARE AVERAGED AT THE END OF THE NINE WEEKS AND COUNT AS A MAJOR TEST GRADE.

Students will be rewarded for mastery of multiplication facts at the end of the year. We will have a Sundae Party!! Our goal is for all students to be able to participate.

Timed Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday.

 



Weekly Skills for April 18-21, 2017
Due Date: 4/16/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                   Weekly Skills for April 18-21, 2017

State Reading Test (MCT3) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th, at 8:15. Please make sure your child arrives at school on time and is prepared to do his/her very best job on the test. Tentative test dates for Math are April 26 & 27 at 8:15. 

Dates to Remember:

  • April 20th-Oak Grove Open House from 3:30-4:30
  • April 25th-Progress Reports will be sent home
  • May 18th-Color Run & Awards Day
  • May 19th & 22nd-60% day for students

 

 Reading: Mentor Text-Possum's Tail by Joseph Bruchac                                                                                                                   

  • Students explore the difference between drama and prose.
  • Students use wondering and questioning to make sense of a play.
  • Students think about elements of narrative text structure in a play, including character, setting, and theme.
  • Students make inference to understand characters.
  • Continue to read poetry and find examples of figurative language. Examples: simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, and idioms.

Spelling

*No spelling this week.

Vocabulary for Week 28

*Review vocabulary words in binder for Vocabulary Test to be given next week.

1. well-organized-planned or arrange in a neat or orderly way

2. disorganized-not planned or arranged in a neat or orderly way; messy or confusing

3. boast-to brag 

4. silky-soft or smooth like silk

5. improvise-make up or perform something without any preparation

6. brainstorm-a sudden idea

Grammar

  • Correctly capitalize and punctuate titles of books.
  • Define contractions and use them correctly in sentences.
  • Commas in Addresses
  • Correctly punctuate dialogue

Skills Tests 4-1 will be given May 5th. Test will cover bulleted items above.

Writing

Genre: Opinion Writing (3 week unit)

  • Complete Performance Task for a grade. Students will read informational texts on two presidents and write an opinion piece. Students will decide which president they would like to meet and give reasons why. 

Math

Two Step Word Problems

  • Students will continue to solve two step word problems using all 4 operations. 
  • Review skills for MCT3 state assessments next week. 
  • Review Assessment #1 will be given on Thursday or Friday of this week.

Multiplication & Division Facts

  • Students will use the inverse operation to solve division.
  • If 4 x 6 = 24 then 24 divided by 6 equals 4; 24 divided by 4 equals 6.

 THE REMAINDER OF THE NINE WEEKS, FACT FLUENCY TESTS WILL CONSIST OF 100 PROBLEMS TO BE COMPLETED IN 5 MINUTES. PLEASE CONTINUE TO DRILL THE FACTS NIGHTLY. THESE TESTS ARE AVERAGED AT THE END OF THE NINE WEEKS AND COUNT AS A MAJOR TEST GRADE.

Timed Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday.



Weekly Skills for April 10-13, 2017
Due Date: 4/9/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                   Weekly Skills for April 10-13, 2017

*No reading logs will be assigned for the 4th Nine Weeks. Students are still encouraged to read library books and/or on MyOn. 

April 6-13: Happy Camper Book Fair/Family Night will be April 11th from 6-7:30. Our class will visit the book fair again on Wednesday of this week.

April 11th: Sip N' See from 6-7:30 Parents may view and purchase their child's art. Visitors are welcome to view additional student artwork in the yellow hall.

April 14-17: Easter Holidays

April 20th: Oak Grove Open House from 3:30-4:30

 

Reading: Mentor Text-Possum's Tail by Joseph Bruchac                                                                                                                   

  • Students explore the difference between drama and prose.
  • Students use wondering and questioning to make sense of a play.
  • Students think about elements of narrative text structure in a play, including character, setting, and theme.
  • Students make inference to understand characters.
  • Continue to read poetry and find examples of figurative language. Examples: simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, and idioms.

Spelling

*No spelling this week.

Vocabulary for Week 27

*Review vocabulary words in binder.

1. diligent-hardworking

2. frank-to say what you think, openly and homestly

3. self-confident-to be sure of yourself

4. headstrong-determined to do what you want no matter what anyone else says

5. overwhelmed-to feel very strongly-so strongly that you forget everything else

6. contentment-a feeling of satisfaction or happiness

Grammar

  • Correctly capitalize and punctuate titles of books.
  • Define contractions and use them correctly in sentences.
  • Commas in Addresses

Writing

Genre: Opinion Writing (3 week unit)

  • Complete Performance Task for a grade. Students will read informational texts on two Presidents and write an opinion piece. Students will decide which President they would like to meet and give reasons why. 

Math

Two Step Word Problems

  • Students will solve two step word problems using all 4 operations. 

*Check My Progress will be given on Wednesday. Two Step Word Problem Assessment will be given after Easter Break.

Multiplication & Division Facts

  • Students will use the inverse operation to solve division.
  • If 4 x 6 = 24 then 24 divided by 6 equals 4; 24 divided by 4 equals 6.

 THE REMAINDER OF THE NINE WEEKS, FACT FLUENCY TESTS WILL CONSIST OF 100 PROBLEMS TO BE COMPLETED IN 5 MINUTES. PLEASE CONTINUE TO DRILL THE FACTS NIGHTLY. THESE TESTS ARE AVERAGED AT THE END OF THE NINE WEEKS AND COUNT AS A MAJOR TEST GRADE.

**Timed Fact Fluency Test will be given on THURSDAY.



Weekly Skills for April 3-7, 2017
Due Date: 4/2/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                   Weekly Skills for April 3-7, 2017

*No reading logs will be assigned for the 4th Nine Weeks. Students are still encouraged to read library books and/or on MyOn. 

April 6-13: Happy Camper Book Fair/Family Night will be April 11th from 6-7:30

April 6th: Honor Roll Party

April 7th: Lunch on the Lawn (No visitors on this day) ; Spring Picture Order Due

April 11th: Sip N' See from 6-7:30 Parents may view and purchase their child's art.

April 14-17: Easter Holidays

April 20th: Oak Grove Open House from 3:30-4:30

 

Reading: Mentor Text-Fables by Arnold Lobel                                                                                                                   

  • Students visualize to understand and enjoy stories.
  • Students think about themes in stories.
  • Students make text to text and text to self connections.
  • Comprehension Test on Thursday.

Spelling

*No spelling this week.

Vocabulary for Week 26

1. collaborate-work with others to make or do something

2. aggressive-threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

3. evacuate-to leave a place and go somewhere safer

4. distress-feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain

5. unaggressive-not aggressive or not threatening or ready or eager to fight

6. considerate-thoughtful of the feelings and needs of others

Grammar

Continue to correctly capitalize titles of books, articles, and movies. 

Writing

Genre: Opinion Writing (3 week unit)

  • Students hear and discuss persuasive essays.
  • Students choose a topic and write an opinion about it.
  • Students state opinions and use reasons to support them.
  • Students explore and use transitional words & phrases.
  • Students explore clear, direct openings, and conclusions for essays.

**Review format of opinion essays read last week. Continue to work on individual persuasive essay by editing & revising.

Math

Geometry

  • Review "Check My Progress" that was given last week as a review for the Area & Perimeter Assessment to be given on Tuesday.
  • Solve 2 step words problems using all 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). 

IXL REVIEW: K.1-K.7, G.1-G.9, CC.1-CC.4, M.10, M.12

Area & Perimeter Asssessment will be given on Tuesday.

Check My Progress on 2 step words problems will be given on Friday.

Multiplication & Division Facts

  • Students will use the inverse operation to solve division.
  • If 4 x 6 = 24 then 24 divided by 6 equals 4; 24 divided by 4 equals 6.

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK STUDENTS WILL HAVE 75 PROBLEMS ON THE FACT FLUENCY TEST. THE REMAINDER OF THE NINE WEEKS, TESTS WILL CONSIST OF 100 PROBLEMS TO BE COMPLETED IN 5 MINUTES. PLEASE CONTINUE TO DRILL THE FACTS NIGHTLY. THESE TESTS ARE AVERAGED AT THE END OF THE NINE WEEKS AND COUNT AS A MAJOR TEST GRADE.

**Timed Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday.



Weekly Skills for March 27, 2017
Due Date: 3/27/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                   Weekly Skills for March 27-31, 2017

*No reading logs will be assigned for the 4th Nine Weeks. Students are still encouraged to read library books and/or on MyOn. We will begin our Easter Challenge next week.

3rd grade field trip to Graceland is this Friday. Spelling and fact fluency tests will be given on Thursday. No written homework will be assigned. Students who did not score proficient on ELA or Math Case 21 were assigned a review packet on Friday. These will be due on Thursday.

3rd grade musical is Thursday, March 30th at 7:30. Students will be practicing everyday this week in the activity room. Unless your child is sick, please make sure they are at school each day.

Reading: Mentor Text-Lifetimes                                                                                                                    

  • Students determine important ideas in expository nonfiction articles
  • Students identify what they learned from expository nonfiction articles.
  • Students make inferences to understand expository nonfiction.
  • Students make self to text connections.

Spelling

Words for Week 26:

**Test on Thursday this week due to field trip on Friday.

Grammar

Lesson 29: 

Writing

Genre: Opinion Writing (3 week unit)

  • Students hear and discuss persuasive essays.
  • Students choose a topic and write an opinion about it.
  • Students state opinions and use reasons to support them.
  • Students explore and use transitional words & phrases.
  • Students explore clear, direct openings, and conclusions for essays.

**Students read persuasive text: "Computers in Our Classrooms"

Math

Geometry

  • Review attributes of a polygon. 
  • Identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.
  • Measure side lengths to determine the perimeter of polygons.
  • Use formula length x width to determine area of regular & irregular shapes. 

IXL REVIEW: K.1-K.7, G.1-G.9, CC.1-CC.4, M.10, M.12

**Check My Progress will be given Tuesday.

Multiplication & Division Facts

  • Students will use the inverse operation to solve division.
  • If 4 x 6 = 24 then 24 divided by 6 equals 4; 24 divided by 4 equals 6.

STARTING THIS WEEK FACT FLUENCY TESTS WILL CONSIST OF 25 DIVISION PROBLEMS AND 50 MULTIPLICATION PROBLEMS. AFTER 3 WEEKS, TESTS WILL HAVE 25 DIVISION PROBLEMS AND 75 MULTIPLICATION. 

**Timed Fact Fluency Test will be given on Thursday due to field trip on Friday.

** During the 4th Nine Weeks, students will orally be drilled on their multiplication facts. They will not be able to count on fingers or use strategies. After successfully completing a fact, students will be able to color a section of a sundae picture. Students earn additional scoops of ice cream and toppings for each fact learned. At the end of the nine weeks, our class will have a sundae party to celebrate!!!

                                                                      



Weekly Skills for March 20-24, 2017
Due Date: 3/17/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                   Weekly Skills for March 20-24, 2017 

   

Reading                                                                                                                     

  • Students determine important ideas in expository nonfiction articles
  • Students identify what they learned from expository nonfiction articles.
  • Students compare and contrast two opinion articles on the same topic.
  • Students distinguish their own opinions from those of authors of two opinion articles.

Articles: "Banning Tag", "Smile, You've Got Homework", and "Homework-Who Needs It"

**Comprehension Test on Thursday.

Spelling

Words for Week 25: cries, flying, house, meant, now, ready, town, puppies, bread, hour, sense, brown, about, listen, hurrying, south, south, weather, sound, flour, mountains

**Test on Friday.

Grammar

Lesson 27: Contractions

  • Students define a contraction as two words joined together to make a shorter word using an apostrophe ('). Writers use contractions in their writing to make the language sound more like the way people usually talk. 

Common Examples: did not-didn't, you will-you'll, he is-he's, she has-she's, I have-I've

Writing

Genre: Opinion Writing (3 week unit)

  • Students hear and discuss persuasive essays.
  • Students identify the purpose and audience for persuasive essays.
  • Students generate opinions they feel strongly about for persuasive essays.

**Students read persuasive texts: "School Should Start Later in the Morning", "Don't Change Our Start Time", "Rats Are the Coolest Pets", and "Why You Should Get a Dog"

Math

Geometry

  • Review attributes of a polygon. 
  • Identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.
  • Measure side lengths to determine the perimeter of polygons. 

IXL REVIEW: K.1-K.7, G.1-G.9, CC.1-CC.4, M.10, M.12

**Check My Progress will be given next Wednesday.

Multiplication & Division Facts

  • Students will use the inverse operation to solve division.
  • If 4 x 6 = 24 then 24 divided by 6 equals 4; 24 divided by 4 equals 6.

STARTING THIS WEEK FACT FLUENCY TESTS WILL CONSIST OF 25 DIVISION PROBLEMS AND 50 MULTIPLICATION PROBLEMS. AFTER 3 WEEKS, TESTS WILL HAVE 25 DIVISION PROBLEMS AND 75 MULTIPLICATION. 

**Timed Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday.

** During the 4th Nine Weeks, students will orally be drilled on their multiplication facts. They will not be able to count on fingers or use strategies. After successfully completing a fact, students will be able to color a section of a sundae picture. Students earn additional scoops of ice cream and toppings for each fact learned. At the end of the nine weeks, our class will have a sundae party to celebrate!!!

                                                                      



March 6-10, 2017
Due Date: 3/5/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

  Weekly Skills for March 6-10, 2016

Please send cereal boxes to school for project to be completed in Art.

No Reading Logs will be assigned this week due to testing & Art.

Our class has been particpating in a reading challenge with Mrs. Arton's class. After reading a book, students complete a response on a paper ice cube. The ice cubes are placed on the hallway wall to build a class igloo. This challenge ends this week so students are encouraged to read either a paperback book or a book on MyOn each night & on the weekend.

Third grade classes will be taking their last field trip on Friday, March 31st to Graceland. All students have turned in permission slips & fees. I will be contacting parent chaperones with information about the field trip after Spring Break.

Friday, March 10th-PJ Day

March 13-17, 2017-SPRING BREAK

Thursday, March 23rd-Report Cards will be sent home.

Thursday, March 30th-"Rock the Jukebox" 

3rd Grade Musical at 7:30

ELA:

Reading

  • Review for Case 21 Tests. Tuesday-Reading, Wednesday-Math
  • Students are encouraged to be at school and on time each day. Classes will begin testing at 8:30. Those students at school both days will receive extra recess on Wednesday.
  • Students will continue reading about various artists. Art work students have completed: Faces by Picasso, Watercolor Flowers by Georgia O'Keefe, Cut Outs by Matisse, and Water Lilies by Monet.

Art Days-March 9th and 10th

Thursday-Our class will learn about Van Gogh and create an art project in the classroom.

Friday-Our class will complete an art piece in the cafeteria with visiting artisits, Sheri Reith and Carey Hathaway. 8:00-8:50

**Art pieces will be sold at our "Sip and See" on April 11th from 6-7:30. All proceeds from art benefitting St. Jude. Notes will be sent home with more information after Spring Break.

Due to Case 21 testing and Art Days, students will not take a spelling or fact fluency test.

 Writing- Expository Nonfiction

  • Students will complete informative writing on renewable & nonrenewable energy. This is the last grade for the 3rd Nine Weeks.

Math: Geometry

  • Students continue to identify polygons by their attributes.

Multiplication

  • After Spring Break, fact fluency quizzes will be changed to 25 division and 50 multiplication problems for 3 weeks. The remainder of quizzes will have 75 multiplication and 25 division problems. 
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. No fact fluency timed test this week.


Weekly Skills for Feb. 27th-March 3rd
Due Date: 2/26/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

  Weekly Skills for Feb. 27th-March 3rd, 2017

Please send cereal boxes to school for project to be completed in Art.

**Reading logs are due on Friday. Reading log is not complete without parent/guardian's signature and response. Students may bring a snack & drink for book club. 

Our class has been particpating in a reading challenge with Mrs. Arton's class. After reading a book, students complete a response on a paper ice cube. The ice cubes are placed in the hallway wall to build a class igloo. This challenge ends next week so students are encouraged to read either a paperback book or a book on MyOn each night & on the weekend.

Third grade classes will be taking their last field trip on Friday, March 31st to Graceland. Permission slips and payment are due by March 3rd. No money will be taken after this date. If your child will not be attending, please sent me a note. Thank you!

*Please note. Chaperones were chosen on a first come, first serve basis as stated in the letter that was sent home. Students were made aware of this. Five parents returned their money & permission slips the very next day. I also have three parents on a waiting list in case any of the five cannot attend.

Wed., March 1st-Spring Pictures

Friday, March 10th-PJ Day

March 13-17, 2017-SPRING BREAK

Thursday, March 23rd-Report Cards will be sent home.

Thursday, March 30th-"Rock the Jukebox" 

3rd Grade Musical at 7:30

ELA:

Reading

  • Art Study this week. Students will read about artists such as Picasso, Monet, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O'Keefe.
  • Students will use scissors and construction paper to create abstract art similar to Matisse's artwork.
  • Review for Case 21 Assessment to be given next week.

Grammar Skill: Adverbs

  • Students did not take the Adverb Skill Check last week. We will review & it will be administered on Friday.

New Vocabulary Words

*No vocabulary this week due to Art Study. 

Spelling- Week 24

playing, showed, key, boat, guard, white, stood, Tuesday, grew, night, quite, states, guide, board, suit, knew, carry, heated, minute, describe

Test will be given on Friday, Feb. 24th. Students will print words and write each word in cursive. I will not grade the cursive. It is just practice.

Writing- Expository Nonfiction

  • Students will complete animal report.
  • Students will complete informative nonfiction performance task for a grade. **Please note: Writing is difficult to make up. It is important for students to be at school to successfully complete this assignment.

Math: Geometry

  • Students completed a Polygon booklet last week. This week, we will continue to identify and classify polygons according to their attributes or characteristics. 
  • Review skills for Case 21 assessment to be given next week.

Multiplication

  • Limited number of 0's, 1's, and 10's on this week's timed test. Facts should be memorized. Students should not be drawing groups of or skip counting.
  • Fact fluency test will consist of 75 problems and will still be completed in 5 minutes.
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. Fact fluency timed test will be given on Thursday this week.


Weekly Skills for Feb. 21-24, 2017
Due Date: 2/20/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

  Weekly Skills for Feb. 21-24, 2017

Please send cereal boxes to school for project to be completed in Art.

**Reading logs are due on Friday. Reading log is not complete without parent/guardian's signature and response. Students may bring a snack & drink for book club. 

Third grade classes will be taking their last field trip on Friday, March 31st to Graceland. Permission slips and payment are due by March 3rd. No money will be taken after this date. If your child will not be attending, please sent me a note. Thank you!

Friday, Feb. 24th-Lunch on the Lawn-No visitors for lunch on this day

Wed., March 1st-Spring Pictures

Friday, March 10th-PJ Day

March 13-17, 2017-SPRING BREAK

Thursday, March 23rd-Report Cards will be sent home.

Thursday, March 30th-"Rock the Jukebox" 

3rd Grade Musical at 7:30

ELA:

Reading

  • Art Study this week. Students will read about artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Georgia O'Keefe. Study and write opinions on various pieces of art.

Grammar Skill: Adverbs

  • Students use adverbs in their writing. Chart comparative & superlative adverbs. Complete workbook pages for review. Skill Check on Friday.

New Vocabulary Words

*Review vocabulary words and definitions written in binders. Students must be able to use words in sentences using context clues. Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday. 

Spelling- Week 23

 

Test will be given on Friday, Feb. 24th. Students will print words and write each word in cursive. I will not grade the cursive. It is just practice.

Writing- Expository Nonfiction

  • Students select animals to research and write about.
  • Students do pre-research writing about their animals.
  • Students explore using effective Internet search terms.
  • Students identify & use various sources of information.
  • Students take notes in their own words.
  • Students cultivate curiosity.

Students will complete an animal file folder flap book to display their research and report.

Math: 

Measurement /Geometry

  • Students will continue to measure items to the nearest inch, half inch, & quarter inch.
  • Students will use line plots to display data.
  • Review skills & take Measurement Assessment on Wednesday.
  • On Wednesday, students will identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals. Create Geometry Monster glyph.

Multiplication

  • Limited number of 0's, 1's, and 10's on this week's timed test. Facts should be memorized. Students should not be drawing groups of or skip counting.
  • Fact fluency test will consist of 75 problems and will still be completed in 5 minutes.
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. Fact fluency timed test will be given on Thursday this week.


Weekly Skills for Feb. 13-17, 2017
Due Date: 2/10/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

 

Weekly Skills for Feb. 13-17, 2017 

**Reading logs will be sent home on Monday & will be due on Friday. Students may record reading from the weekend.

Valentine's Day is Tuesday, Feb. 14th. Our class has decorated Valentine bags and will be exchanging cards on Tuesday. We will also enjoy a treat after activity around 1:30. Students may send candy & cards for Valentine bags anytime before or on Tuesday.

Third grade classes will be taking their last field trip on Friday, March 31st to Graceland. Permission slips were sent home in Tuesday folders. Permission slips and payment are due by March 3rd. If your child will not be attending, please sent me a note. Thank you!

February 17th-Make Up for Snow Day

February 20th-Presidents' Day Holiday-No School

ELA:

Reading

  • Students use text features to better understand an expository nonfiction book.
  • Students identify what they learn from a book.
  • Students read independently for 25-30 minutes.
  • Students develop the skill of contributing ideas that are different from their partner's ideas. 

Grammar Skill: Adverbs

  • Students use adverbs in their writing. Chart comparative & superlative adverbs. Complete workbook pages for review.

New Vocabulary Words 

Mentor Text: Origami: The Art of Japanese Paper Folding

1. graceful (adjective)-moving a smooth and beautiful way

2. spectacular (adjective)-amazing to look at

3. original (adjective)-completely new and different

4. achieve (verb)-do something successfully, especially something that requires alot of effort

5. challenge (noun)-something that is hard or requires alot of work or effort

6. determination (noun)-deciding you will do something and then doing it, even if it is difficult

 Spelling- Week 22

hood, pony, key, guess, white, money, night, fry, woods, light, fine, early, English, sight, carry, quite, thirteen, sky, practice, already

Test will be given on Friday, Feb. 17th. Students will print words and write each word in cursive. I will not grade the cursive. It is just practice.

Writing- Expository Nonfiction

  • Students select animals to research and write about.
  • Students do pre-research writing about their animals.
  • Students explore using effective Internet search terms.
  • Students identify & use various sources of information.
  • Students take notes in their own words.
  • Students cultivate curiosity.

Students will complete an animal file folder flap book to display their research and report.

Math: 

Measurement 

  • Students will continue to measure items to the nearest inch, half inch, & quarter inch.
  • Students will use line plots to display data.
  • Check My Progress will be given on Tuesday.
  • Measurement Asssessment on Friday.

Multiplication

  • In addition to previous facts tested, students will be tested on 4's and 8's.
  • Fact fluency test will consist of 75 problems and will still be completed in 5 minutes.
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. Fact fluency timed test will be given on Thursday this week.


Weekly Skills for Feb. 6-10, 2017
Due Date: 2/6/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

 

Weekly Skills for Feb. 6-10, 2017 

**Reading logs will be sent home on Monday & will be due on Friday. Students may record reading from the weekend.

Progress Reports will be sent home in Tuesday folders. Please sign & return. After checking for a parent signature, I will return.

Valentine's Day is next Tuesday, Feb. 14th. Our class will be enjoying a treat, decorating Valentine bags, and exchanging cards. Students may send candy & cards for Valentine bags anytime before or on Tuesday.

Third grade classes will be taking their last field trip on Friday, March 31st to Graceland. Permission slips will be sent home in Tuesday folders. Each class is allowed 5 chaperones. Chaperones are chosen on a first come first serve basis so get your payment of $15.00 in quickly. Parents also must have completed a background check by March 24. If background check is not complete, your spot will go to the next person in line.

February 17th-Make Up for Snow Day

February 20th-Presidents' Day Holiday-No School

ELA:

Reading

  • Students use text features to better understand an expository nonfiction book.
  • Students identify what they learn from a book.
  • Students read independently for 25-30 minutes.
  • Students develop the skill of contributing ideas that are different from their partner's ideas. 

Grammar Skill: Adverbs

  • Students use adverbs in their writing. Complete adverb flap book for review guide.

New Vocabulary Words 

Mentor Text: Homes

1. secure-safe & protected

2. durable-something that is tough and can last a long time even if it is used alot

3. texture-how a material feels-for example, rough or smooth

4. hazardous-dangerous

5. convenient-it is useful because it makes our lives easier or more comfortable

6. detect-to discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel

 Spelling- Week 2

trays, crows, soon, foot, guard, book, woods, guess, stood, fruit, fire, guide, heated, whose, early, thirteen, choose, street, develop, difficult

Test will be given on Friday, Feb. 10th. Students will print words and write each word in cursive. I will not grade the cursive. It is just practice.

Writing-Begin Expository Nonfiction

Mentor Texts: Into the Sea, Panda Kindergarten, Where Butterflies Grow

  • Students hear & discuss expository nonfiction.
  • Think about different ways to organize & present information on a topic.
  • Learn about professional author's writing practice.
  • Read and write about animals that interest them.
  • Cultivate and express curiosity.

Students will continue researching a specific animal they would like to write about.

Math: 

Measurement 

  • Students will measure items to the nearest inch, half inch, & quarter inch.
  • Students will use line plots to display data.
  • Measurement Quiz will be given on Friday. (Short assessment using a ruler.)

Multiplication

  • In addition to previous facts tested, students will be tested on 4's and 8's.
  • Fact fluency test will consist of 75 problems and will still be completed in 5 minutes.
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. Fact fluency timed test will be given on Thursday this week.


Weekly Skills for January 30, 2017
Due Date: 1/29/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017 

**Reading logs will be sent home tomorrow & will be due on Friday. Students may record reading from the weekend.

January 31st is the last day to order yearbooks!

ELA:

Reading-Mentor Text: Homes by Chris Oxlade

  • Students use text features to better understand an expository nonfiction book.
  • Students identify what they learn from a book.
  • Students make text to self connections.
  • Students read independently for 25-30 minutes.
  • Students develop the skill of contributing ideas that are different from their partner's ideas. 

Grammar Skill: Adverbs

  • Students use adverbs in their writing. Complete adverb flap book for review guide.

New Vocabulary Words 

Mentor Text: Morning Meals Around the World

1. customary-usual or normal or happening regularly

2. energize-give energy or strength

3. appetizing-tasty or good to eat

4. plain-without anything added or without decoration; a large area of flat land

5. differ-is different

6. refreshing-if something is refreshing it makes you feel fresh (lively or not tired)

 Spelling- Week 20

glow, snowing, soon, closing, June, Tuesday, Sunday, instead, fruit, grew, knew, suit, moon, fold, team, whose, raised, choose, human, history

Test will be given on Friday, Feb. 3rd. Students will print words and write each word in cursive. I will not grade the cursive. It is just practice.

Writing-Begin Expository Nonfiction

Mentor Texts: Reptiles

Students will begin researching a specific animals they would like to write about.

Math: 

Fractions/Measurement

  • Students will recognize a unit fraction 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8 as the quantity formed when the whole is partitioned into equal parts.
  • Students will partition (divide) shapes into parts with equal areas.
  • Students will identify & label fractions on a number line.
  • Students will compare and identify equivalent fractions.
  • Check My Progress will be given on Tuesday. Fraction Assessment will be given on Friday.
  • Students will begin measuring items to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch.

Multiplication

  • In addition to previous facts tested, students will be tested on 4's and 8's.
  • Fact fluency test will consist of 75 problems and will still be completed in 5 minutes.
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. Fact fluency timed test will be given on Friday.


Weekly Skills for Jan. 23-27, 2017
Due Date: 1/22/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for January 23-27, 2017 

**Reading logs will be sent home tomorrow & will be due on Friday. Students may record reading from the weekend.

Students will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge this week. Campuses nationwide will be dedicating a week to creating a culture of kindness. Students will receive a checklist with 50 kind deeds. Please discuss & encourage your child to complete the checklist. Show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!

Class Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, Jan. 24th

Hat Day is Friday, Jan. 27th. Bring $1 & wear your favorite hat to school! 

ELA:

Reading-Mentor Text: Morning Meals Around the World

  • Students use text features to better understand an expository nonfiction book.
  • Students identify what they learn from a book.
  • Students make text to self connections.
  • Students read independently for 25-30 minutes.
  • Students develop the skill of contributing ideas that are different from their partner's ideas. 

Grammar Skill: Adverbs

New Vocabulary Words 

Mentor Text: Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx

1. unexpected-not expected; something you did not think would happen

2. abandon-leave and not return

3. industrious-hardworking

4. comfy-comfortable

5. successful-you do what you set out to do or do something well

6. unsuccessful-not successful; you do not accomplish what you set out to do

 Spelling- Week 19

throw, spray, closing, instead, Friday, stayed, grow, sold, starring, truth, marked, throat, states, along, worth, tail, fold, raised, either, present

Test will be given on Friday, Jan. 27th. Students will print words and write each word in cursive. 

Writing-Begin Expository Nonfiction

Students will be gin researching a topic they would like to write about.

Math: 

Fractions

  • Students will recognize a unit fraction 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8 as the quantity formed when the whole is partitioned into equal parts.
  • Students will partition (divide) shapes into parts with equal areas.
  • Students will identify & label fractions on a number line.
  • Review fractions on IXLMath.com & handouts completed in class. 
  • W.1 - W.14   K.1  K.2  F.5  F.9  J.4  J.5
  • Fraction Assessment will be given Tuesday, Jan. 24th. 
  • Begin equivalent fractions this week.

Multiplication

  • In addition to previous facts tested, students will be tested on 4's and 8's.
  • Fact fluency test will consist of 75 problems and will still be completed in 5 minutes.
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. Fact fluency timed test will be given on Friday.


Weekly Skills for Jan. 17-20, 2017
Due Date: 1/16/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for January 17-20, 2017 

**Reading logs will be sent home tomorrow & will be due on Friday. Students may record reading from the weekend.

Honor Roll Party will be on Tuesday, January 17th.

Class Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, Jan. 24th

Hat Day is Friday, Jan. 27th. Bring $1 & wear your favorite hat to school! 

ELA:

Reading-Making Meaning Unit 5-Week 3

Mentor Text: Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx

  • Students identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.
  • Students use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.
  • Students read independently for 25-30 minutes.
  • Students develop the skill of contributing ideas that are different from their partner's ideas. 
  • Comprehension Test 3-1 will be given on Thursday.

Grammar Skill: Adjectives-Lesson 20

  • Review definition of a noun and pronoun.
  • Define an adjective as a word that describes a noun or pronoun.
  • Adjectives can tell how something looks, sounds, smells, feels, or tastes. Good writers use colorful adjectives to help readers get a clear picture of what they are describing.
  • Adjective Skill Check will be given on Thursday, Jan. 19th.

New Vocabulary Words 

Mentor Text: Wilma Unlimited

lively-active, energetic, or full of life

memorable-worth remembering; not easy to forget

throw yourself into something (idiom)-to 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 on back of newsletter for Vocabulary Test on Friday, Jan. 20th.

 

Spelling- Week 18

cared, needed, chased, climb, wait, mean. loose, none, third, store, main, shared, eighteen, during, search, before, across, forty, doctor, modern

Test will be given on Friday, Jan. 20th. Students will print words and write each word in cursive. 

Writing-Begin Expository Nonfiction

Students will be gin researching a topic they would like to write about.

Math: 

Fractions

  • Students will recognize a unit fraction 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8 as the quantity formed when the whole is partitioned into equal parts.
  • Students will partition (divide) shapes into parts with equal areas.
  • Students will identify & label fractions on a number line.
  • Check My Progress: Understanding Fractions will be given on Wednesday.
  • Review fractions on IXLMath.com. 
  • W.1 - W.14   K.1  K.2  F.5  F.9  J.4  J.5
  • Fraction Assessment will be given next Tuesday.

Multiplication

  • In addition to previous facts tested, students will be tested on 4's and 8's.
  • Fact fluency test will consist of 75 problems and will still be completed in 5 minutes.
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. Fact fluency timed test will be given on Friday.


Weekly Skills for January 9-13, 2017
Due Date: 1/8/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for January 9-13, 2017

Please return signed graded papers and report card tomorrow. After checking for parent signature, I will return them to you. 

**Reading logs will be sent home tomorrow & will be due on Friday. Students may record reading from the weekend.

Science Fair is Thursday. Students will be eating sack lunches in the classroom.

ELA:

Reading-Making Meaning Unit 5-Week 2

Mentor Text: Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman by Kathleen Kull

  • Students identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.
  • Students use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.
  • Students read independently for 25-30 minutes.
  • Students develop the skill of contributing ideas that are different from their partner's ideas. (New reading partners this week.)

Grammar Skill: Adjectives-Lesson 20

  • Review definition of a noun and pronoun.
  • Define an adjective as a word that describes a noun or pronoun.
  • Adjectives can tell how something looks, sounds, smells, feels, or tastes. Good writers use colorful adjectives to help readers get a clear picture of what they are describing.

New Vocabulary Words 

Mentor Text: Brave Harriet

flimsy-thin and weak; if something is flimsy, it is not sturdy

long-want something very much; long also means more than the average length or not short

gruff-unpleasant or rude

persist-keep doing something, even though it is difficult

strain-pull or push hard

adjust-move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fit more comfortably

Spelling- Week 17

Test that was supposed to be given on Friday, will be administered on Monday.

New words: boat, low, grow, November, throat, snow, board, note, due, truth, toe, along  Review words: Thursday, wait, Saturday, May, those, main, over, hair, none, Monday, straight, eighteen

Writing-Begin Expository Nonfiction

Students will complete a narrative performance task. This will be completed with assistance from the teacher over a 2 week period. Final writing will be taken for a grade. (It is important that students are at school for writing instruction in order to be successful on the final product.)

We will begin writing expository nonfiction the week of the 17th.

Math: 

Fractions

  • Students will recognize a unit fraction 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8 as the quantity formed when the whole is partitioned into equal parts.
  • Students will partition (divide) shapes into parts with equal areas.
  • Students will identify & label fractions on a number line.
  • Check My Progress: Understanding Fractions will be given next Wednesday.
  • Review fractions on IXLMath.com. 
  • W.1 - W.14   K.1  K.2  F.5  F.9  J.4  J.5

Multiplication

  • In addition to previous facts tested, students will be tested on 4's and 8's.
  • Fact fluency test will consist of 75 problems and will still be completed in 5 minutes.
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. First quiz for the 3rd 9 weeks will be given on Fri., Jan. 13th.


Weekly Skills for January 3-6. 2017
Due Date: 1/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for January 3-6, 2017

Report Cards will be sent home on Thursday, January 5th.

**Reading logs will be assigned on Friday of this week.

ELA:

Reading-Making Meaning Unit 5-Week 1

Mentor Text: Brave Harriet by Marissa Moss

  • Students identify what they learn from a narrative text.
  • Students use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.
  • Students read independently for 25-30 minutes.
  • Students develop the skill of contributing ideas that are different from their partner's ideas. (New reading partners this week.)

Grammar Skill: Adjectives-Lesson 19

  • Review definition of a noun and pronoun.
  • Define an adjective as a word that describes a noun or pronoun.
  • Adjectives can tell how something looks, sounds, smells, feels, or tastes. Good writers use colorful adjectives to help readers get a clear picture of what they are describing.

No vocabulary words this week.

Spelling- Week 16-Long "a" spelled "ai" and "ay"

Test on Friday over the following words: afraid, explain, before, straight, over, prove, hair, eighteen, those, main, none, Thursday, fourteen, May, Monday, wait, Saturday, large, yard, sparks

Writing-Begin Expository Nonfiction

Students will complete a narrative performance task. This will be completed with assistance from the teacher over a 2 week period. Final writing will be taken for a grade. (It is important that students are at school for writing instruction in order to be successful on the final product.)

We will begin writing expository nonfiction the week of the 17th.

Math: 

Fractions

  • Students will recognize a unit fraction 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8 as the quantity formed when the whole is partitioned into equal parts.
  • Students will partition (divide) shapes into parts with equal areas.
  • Check My Progress: Understanding Fractions will be given next Wednesday.

Multiplication

  • In addition to previous facts tested, students will be tested on 4's and 8's.
  • Fact fluency test will consist of 75 problems and will still be completed in 5 minutes.
  • Please use flashcards or computer games such as multiplication.com to drill facts nightly. 


Weekly skills for Dec. 12-16, 2016
Due Date: 12/11/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

                                                                    

  Weekly Skills for Dec. 12-16, 2016         

 **Reading logs will not be assigned until students return from Christmas break. Students are still encouraged to read books, articles, and/or magazines that interest them in their free time.

**Students will be playing "Secret Santa" this week. Please remember to send in a large gift bag if you haven't already. 6 students will be bringing Secret Santa items in on Monday. If your child has not brought in a bag, there will be no place to put their items.

Secret Santa Schedule:

Monday: Abby, Cara, Paisley, Noah, Roco, K'yani

Tuesday: Evelyn, Addyson, Gavin, Ava, Ethan, Dolan

Wednesday: Jack S., Hailey, Cole, Celie, Zarai, Brenna

Thursday: Kaiden, Elizabeth, J.T., Jack H., Tanner, Zarvis

Friday: Any students that forgot their assigned day! 

Christmas Party is Friday, 1:00-1:45. Please return the green note that was sent home in graded paper folders last week. The note should list guests that will be attending the party. If your child is checking out after the party, please state who will be checking them out. Due to limited space in the classroom, we request that parents do not bring siblings. This is your 3rd grader's special day!!

ELA: Review for Case 21 Assessment on Tuesday.

Christmas Around the World

The Story of Chris Mouse-Research & Writing Activity

One upon a time , there lived a mouse named Chris, who lived with his family at our school. The kids at school were very thoughtful children. There were always leftover pieces of food for the mice, but Christmas vacation was coming soon. Chris and his family were worried. What would they eat? Being a very adventurous mouse, he came up with a plan. He was going to travel around the world . Along the way, he would have many adventures and bring back food from each country for his family!

Students will research 3 countries. They will write about the countries Chris visited, and the foods he collected along the way. Complete a narrative about his journey.

Spelling: No test this week.

Grammar: Review types of verbs for quiz on Wednesday.                     

Math: Review skills for Case 21 Assessment to be given on Wednesday.

No fact fluency test this week. Students should continue to drill multiplication facts over Christmas break. 4's and 8's will be added to timed test for the 3rd nine weeks.

                                       

Dates to Remember

December 11th-Topic/Title/Categories for Science Projects are due. Tri-fold boards will be sent home 12/14-12/16.

Week of Dec. 12th-Case 21 Assessments-These tests are not for a grade. They are given to gauge your child's progress on skills taught so far this year. Please encourage your child to do his/her very best job, so scores truly reflect his/her learning. Tuesday-ELA; Wednesday-Math; Make up tests will be given on Thursday.

December 16th-3rd Grade Christmas Party  1:00-1:45.

December 19th-Jan. 2nd  Christmas Holidays

Tuesday, Jan. 3rd-Teachers & Students Return

Jan. 10th-Students may bring in Science projects.



Weekly skills for Dec. 5-9, 2016
Due Date: 12/5/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

                                                                    

  Weekly Skills for Dec. 5-9, 2016         

 **Reading logs will not be assigned until students return from Christmas break. Students are still encouraged to read books, articles, and/or magazines that interest them in their free time.

3rd Grade Field Trip to the Memphis Orpheum is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9th. We will eat lunch in the classroom when we return to school. Please make sure your child dresses appropriately. 

Secret Santa bags are due by Friday, Dec. 9th. Please refer to the Christmas party note that was sent home in graded paper folders last week to see when you child will be playing Secret Santa. Please email or text me with any questions. 

Reading: Christmas Around the World

  • Comprehension Test will be given on Tuesday.

Spelling: Week 15

Due to field trip, Spelling test will be given on Thursday, Dec. 8th.

Vocabulary: Read Aloud-Brave Irene

**Review previous vocabulary words for assessment on Thurs., Dec. 1st.

New Vocabulary for Week 14: coax, snug, advise

Grammar: Review types of verbs.

Skill check on verbs will be given on Thursday, Dec. 8th.

Writing: Read Aloud-Scarecrow  by Cynthia Rylant

  • Students hear, discuss, and draft fiction.
  • Students explore how character is developed in stories.
  • Students generate quick write ideas for fiction.                     

Math: Bar & Pictographs Graphs

  • Create bar and pictographs. Answer questions about graphs.
  • Check My Progress on Graphs will be administered on Tuesday and/or Wednesday of this week.
  • Fact fluency test on Thursday    

                                       

Dates to Remember

December 2-8  Scholastic Book Fair 

December 1st-Science Fair Permission Slips Due

December 9th-3rd Grade Field Trip to the Orpheum

December 11th-Topic/Title/Categories for Science Projects are due. Tri-fold boards will be sent home 12/14-12.16.

Week of Dec. 12th-Case 21 Assessments

December 16th-3rd Grade Christmas Party  1:00-1:45.

December 19th-Jan. 2nd  Christmas Holidays

Tuesday, Jan. 3rd-Teachers & Students Return

Jan. 10th-Students may bring in Science projects. 



weekly Skills for Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016
Due Date: 11/28/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

                                                                    

  Weekly Skills for Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016          

 Reading: Read Aloud-Brave Irene by William Steig

  • Students use questioning & wondering  to understand a story.
  • Students think about whether their questions are answered in the story.
  • Students make inferences about the character in the story.
  • Students read independently for 25 minutes.

Spelling: Week 14-sound /er/

pages, phoning, lose, third, under, writing, burn, wear, bird, worse, feel, shared, first, search, during, living, worst, eat, surface, interest

Vocabulary: Read Aloud-Mailing May  by Michael Tunnell

**Review previous vocabulary words for assessment on Thurs., Dec. 1st.

New Vocabulary for Week 13: slog-walk slowly and heavily, as if you are walking through deep snow or mud; commence-begin or start; flabbergasted-very surprised or shocked; permissable-allowed or permitted; adventuresome-feeling bold and ready for an adventure

Grammar: Review types of verbs

Writing: Read Aloud-Scarecrow  by Cynthia Rylant

  • Students hear, discuss, and draft fiction.
  • Students explore how character is developed in stories.
  • Students generate quick write ideas for fiction.                     

Math: Area and Graphs

  • Review area for assessment on Tuesday and/or Wednesday.
  • Create bar and pictographs. Answer questions about graphs.
  • Check My Progress on Graphs will be administered on Fri., Dec. 2nd.
  • Fact fluency test on Friday.     

                                       

Dates to Remember

December 1st-A Charlie Brown Christmas-6 to 8 pm

(Cookies with Santa, Book Fair, Crafts, & Movie)

December 2-8  Scholastic Book Fair 

December 1st-Science Fair Permission Slips Due

December 9th-3rd Grade Field Trip to the Orpheum

December 11th-Topic/Title/Categories for Science Projects are due. Tri-fold boards will be sent home 12/14-12.16.

Week of Dec. 12th-Case 21 Assessments

December 16th-3rd Grade Christmas Party  1:00-1:45.

December 19th-Jan. 2nd  Christmas Holidays

Tuesday, Jan. 3rd-Teachers & Students Return

Jan. 10th-Students may bring in Science projects. 



Weekly Skills for Nov. 14-18, 2016
Due Date: 11/13/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

             Weekly Skills for Nov. 14-18, 2016

Thanksgiving Vacation Nov. 21-25-No School

Friday, Nov. 18th is the last day to order Tiger Times yearbook for $35.

Spelling: Test on Friday

Study the following words new words: shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used, racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across

Review words: feet, read, need, mean, fifteen, sea, near, three, half, country, breath, health

Reading: Comprehension Test will be given onThursday.

Students use wondering & questioning to understand a story.

They make predictions about a story.

Students think about whether their questions are answered in a story.

They make inferences about a character in a story and discuss the lesson or theme of the story.

Be a Writer: Read Alouds-Cherries and Cherry Pits & Julius, the Baby of the World

Students hear, discuss, and draft fiction.

They explore how a character is developed in a story.

Generate & write ideas for fiction.

Students cultivate creativity in their writing.

Grammar Skills: Verbs 

Verbs: action, linking, regular & irregular past tense verbs & subject / verb agreement 

Math: 2 Step Word Problems

Students will use CUBE strategy, manipulatives, and pictures to solve 2 step word problems.

IXLMath: C.11   M.8    M.9   F.5   F.9   D.3

**Students should begin drilling 4's and 8's. These will be added to the fact fluency tests in the 3rd Nine Weeks.

Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday. 

 

 

Reminder:  Third Grade Field Trip to The Orpheum to see  The Nutcracker  will  be Friday, December 9th.  The fee is $10.35  and was due last Friday, November 11th. Due to lack of seating, parent chaperones will not be allowed. If your child will not be attending, please send me a note. Thank you!!



Weekly Skills for Nov. 7-11, 2016
Due Date: 11/6/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

             Weekly Skills for Nov. 7-11, 2016

NO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY-ELECTION DAY-VOTE!!

Spelling: Test on Friday

Study the following words: slipped, swinging, missing, chance, phone, pretty, match, fancy, die, quickly, change, brings,since, judge, shoes, strong, scratch, break, except, angry.

Reading: Comprehension Test will be given next week.

Students use wondering & questioning to understand a story.

They make predictions about a story.

Students think about whether their questions are answered in a story.

They make inferences about a character in a story and discuss the lesson or theme of the story.

Be a Writer: Read Alouds-Cherries and Cherry Pits & Julius, the Baby of the World

Students hear, discuss, and draft fiction.

They explore how a character is developed in a story.

Generate & write ideas for fiction.

Students cultivate creativity in their writing.

Grammar Skills: Verbs & Linking Verbs

Students will define, write examples, and use vivid verbs in their writing.

Math: Skill Check on Wednesday. Math Assessment on Thursday and/or Friday.

Students will use manipulatives to review the distributive property of multiplication.

They will decompose retilinear (irregular) shapes to find the area in square units, cm, m, in, or ft.

**Use Review handout completed in class & IXLMath website as a review for Skills Test on Wednesday.

IXLMath: FF4-FF9; N.6; N.7

Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday. 

 

 

Reminder:  Third Grade Field Trip to  The Orpheum to see  The Nutcracker  will  be Friday, December 9th.  The fee is $10.35  and is due on Friday, November 11th. Due to lack of seating, parent chaperones will not be allowed. If you child will not be attending, please send me a note. Thank you!!



Weekly skills for Oct. 31- Nov. 4, 2016
Due Date: 10/30/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2016

Students may bring a bag of individually wrapped candy or any small item for treat bags. Students will be decorating bags in class this week. On Monday, October 31st, it will be lights out in yellow hall. Students will listen to stories in the hallway. They will also enjoy a Halloween treat & drinks.

On Monday, October 31st, our school will have a Book Character Parade. Students may dress up like their favorite book character. Please bring your book to carry with you as you parade through the cafeteria. **No masks please.

Reading:

This week students will be learning about the 3 branches of government and the voting process.

 

Writing:

Read Alouds: "Tacky the Penguin"

hear & discuss fiction, informally explore elements of fiction, generate quick write ideas for fiction, draft fiction

Spelling: Test on Friday.

quacks, pitch, city, read, country, feet, chance, need, half, mean, three, near, breath, fifteen, health, sea, pencil, since, between, easily

Math

Students will use the formula width X length = area to determine the area of plane figures; distributive property to find area; find the area of a plane figure by counting square units; use square units (cm, m, in, ft ) to measure area;find the area of rectilinear shapes.

Extra Practice on IXLMath-FF.4-FF.9; N.6; N.7

Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's. 

*Timed Fact Fluency Test on Friday.

Important Dates to Remember

  • October 31st-Book Character Parade
  • October 31-November 4 -We will not be accepting lunch guests due to various schedule changes.
  • November 8-No school
  • November 18th- last day to purchase a yearbook order for $35 at school or online.


Weekly Overview for October 24-28, 2016
Due Date: 10/23/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Oct. 24-28, 2016

3rd Grade Field Trip to the Botanic Gardens is Tuesday, October 25th. Please make sure your child brings a drink & sack lunch if he/she did not sign up for a lunch from the cafeteria. Weather forecast shows highs in the 70's. Please have your child wear jeans, tennis shoes, and a light jacket. If you signed up to chaperone, you may follow the buses or meet us at the Botanic Gardens.

Students may bring a bag of individually wrapped candy or any small item for treat bags. Students will be decorating bags in class this week. On Monday, October 31st, it will be lights out in yellow hall. Students will listen to stories in the hallway. They will also enjoy a Halloween treat & drinks.

On Monday, October 31st, our school will have a Book Character Parade. Students may dress up like their favorite book character. Please bring your book to carry with you as you parade through the cafeteria. **No masks please.

Reading:

*Comprehension Test will be given on Thursday.

Read Aloud: A Day's Work

Comprehension Focus:

  • Use wondering & questioning to understand a story.
  • Make predictions about a story.
  • Think about whether the questions are answered in the story.
  • Make inferences about a character in a story.
  • Discuss the lesson in the story.
  • Students read independently at least 20-25 minutes.

Vocabulary:

1. belongings-things that someone owns, or things that belong to someone

2. faint-not clear or strong (If something is faint, it is difficult to hear, see, or smell. Faint can also mean to become dizzy and lose consciousness.

3. cling-hold on to someone or something very tightly

4.roam-to wander or move about without any particular purpose or place to go.

5. joyful-full of joy or very happy

6. sorrowful-full of sorrow or very sad

 

Writing:

Read Alouds: "First Day of School"

Writing Focus:

  • Students review their drafts and select one to develop, revise, proofread, and publish.
  • Add sensory details to their writing.
  • Add temporal words & phrases to their writing.
  • Students explore strong opening sentences.
  • Students explore endings that draw a story's events to a close.

Grammar Skills:

Review subject pronouns (I, you, she, he, it, we, they) and object pronouns (me, you, her, him, it, us, them).

Define, identify, and use possessive pronouns correctly in writing pieces. (their, his, our, its, her)

*Skills Test will be given on Monday.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

lifting, benches, sixty, cent, phone, sign, city, pretty, fancy, chance, change, strong, since, thin, shoes, pencil, rocks, few, century, science

*Test on Friday.

Math

Students will write and tell time to the nearest minute.

Find elapsed time using number lines, addition, and subtraction.

*Complete Assessment on Time on Monday.

Begin area on Wednesday.

Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's. 

*Timed Fact Fluency Test on Friday.

Important Dates to Remember

  • October 25th-Field trip to Botanic Gardens
  • October 25th-PTA Meeting
  • October 31st-Book Character Parade
  • October 31-November 4 -We will not be accepting lunch guests due to various schedule changes.
  • November 18th- last day to purchase a yearbook order for $35 at school or online.


Weekly Skills for Oct. 17-21, 2016
Due Date: 10/17/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Oct. 17-21, 2016

Reading:  

Read Aloud: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, The Emperor and the Kite

Comprehension Focus:

  • Use wondering & questioning to understand a story.
  • Think about whether the questions are answered in the story.
  • Refer to the text to support their thinking..
  • Students read independently at least 20-25 minutes.

Vocabulary:

1. obstinate-stubborn, unwilling to change your mind about something

2. immature-childish or silly

3. mature-grown up or adult, to be sensible or reasonable

4. fantasize-think about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

5. barricade-block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

6. reconsider-think again about a decision to possibly change your mind

 

Writing:

Read Alouds: Childtimes: A Three Generation Memoir; My Father's Hands

Writing Focus:

  • Students hear and discuss personal narratives.
  • Generate writing ideas.
  • Students use sensory details in their writing.
  • Draft personal narratives.

Grammar Skills:

Review subject pronouns (I, you, she, he, it, we, they) and object pronouns (me, you, her, him, it, us, them).

Define, identify, and use possessive pronouns correctly in writing pieces. (their, his, our, its, her)

Discuss pronoun antecedent agreement. Skill Test will be given on Friday.

Spelling: Test on Friday.

gave, nine, page, phone, live, inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes, perhaps, special, complete, paragraph

Math

Students will write and tell time to the nearest minute.

Find elapsed time using number lines, addition, and subtraction.

Skills Practice will be given on Tuesday, Oct. 18th.

Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's. Fact fluency timed test will be given on Friday, October 21st. 

Important Dates to Remember

  • October 19th-Wear ORANGE for "National Bullying Prevention"
  • October 20th-Wear PINK for "Breast Cancer Awareness"
  • October 25th-Field trip to Botanic Gardens
  • October 25th-PTA Meeting
  • October 31st-Book Character Parade
  • October 31-November 4 -We will not be accepting lunch guests due to various schedule changes.
  • November 18th- last day to purchase a yearbook order for $35 at school or online.


Weekly Overview for October 11-14, 2016
Due Date: 10/10/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Oct. 11-14, 2016

Reading:  

Read Aloud: Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move

Comprehension Test will be given on Thursday.

Comprehension Focus:

  • Students make inferences to understand characters.
  • Students explore character change.
  • Students explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.
  • Students read independently.

Social Development Focus:

  • Students work in a responsible way.
  • Students explain their thinking.
  • Students build on one another's thinking.

Vocabulary: Quiz will be given on Friday.

Read Aloud: The Raft

Words & Phrases Taught

1. reluctant-if you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it

2. have eyes in the back of your head (idiom)-you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you, even things you can't see

3. cluttered-if a place is cluttered, it is messy

4. handy-useful or easy to use

5. whoosh-to move very fast

6. have a change of heart (idiom)-to change your opinion or the way you feel about something

 

Writing:

Read Alouds: Childtimes: A Three Generation Memoir; My Father's Hands

Writing Focus:

  • Students hear and discuss personal narratives.
  • Generate writing ideas.
  • Students use sensory details in their writing.
  • Draft personal narratives.

Grammar Skills:

Review subject pronouns (I, you, she, he, it, we, they) and object pronouns (me, you, her, him, it, us, them).

Define, identify, and use possessive pronouns correctly in writing pieces. (their, his, our, its, her)

Spelling: Test on Friday.

fifty, plenty, happy, quickly, body, empty, funny, judge, gold, push, floor, break, hungry, angry, sorry, industry

Math

Students will write and tell time to the nearest minute.

Find elapsed time using number lines, addition, and subtraction.

Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's. First timed fact fluency of the 2nd nine weeks will be given on Thursday. 

Important Dates to Remember

  • October 12th-Make Up Pics
  • October 13th-Report Cards
  • October 14th-Last day to turn in fall picture money
  • October 19th-Wear ORANGE for "National Bullying Prevention"
  • October 20th-Wear PINK for "Breast Cancer Awareness"
  • October 25th-Field trip to Botanic Gardens
  • October 25th-PTA Meeting
  • October 31st-Book Character Parade
  • October 31-November 4 -We will not be accepting lunch guests due to various schedule changes.
  • November 18th- last day to purchase a yearbook order for $35 at school or online.


Weekly Skills for October 3, 2016
Due Date: 10/2/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Oct. 3-7, 2016

Monday, October 3rd-Wear BLUE to "Stomp Out Bullying"

Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser starts October 3rd- Students may purchase paper pumpkins for $1 each. These will be displayed outside the classroom.

Field trip money is due October 4th.

*Return library books on Monday. 

**Remember to wear tennis shoes for PE on Wednesday! 

Reading:  

Mentor Texts: Boundless GraceAmazing Grace

Comprehension Test will be given on Thursday.

Comprehension Focus:

  • Students make inferences to understand characters.
  • Students explore character change.
  • Students explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.
  • Students compare & contrast two books by the same author about the same character.
  • Students discuss the lesson in the story.
  • Students read independently.

Social Development Focus:

  • Students work in a responsible way.
  • Students explain their thinking.
  • Students build on one another's thinking.

New Vocabulary Words from Julius, the Baby of the World

1. doubtful-uncertain or unsure

2. nifty-very good, clever, or useful

3. ghastly-horrible

4. dazzle-amaze or impress

5. quiver-tremble or shake

6. command-order someone to do something

Review Words

1. unfortunate-unlucky

2. fortunate-lucky

3. immense-huge or very large

4. fierce-dangerous or violent

5. magnificent-having great beauty or size

6. ungrateful-not thankful

Writing:

Students work on writing and publishing a narrative for a grade.

Writing Focus:

  • Students hear and discuss nonfiction writing.
  • Students use sensory details in their writing.
  • Students explore prewriting techniques.
  • Students write freely about things that interest them
  • Partners begin to confer with each other.

Grammar Skills: Review types of nouns: common, proper, singular, and plural. Introduce possessive nouns. Review types of nouns on IXL Language. Noun Skill Check will be given on Tuesday, October 4th.

Spelling: Review words from the past 4 weeks.

Math:

Multiplication & Division Assessment will be given on Wednesday, October 5th.

Students will review strategies. Solve one step multiplication and division word problems.

Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. No timed test this week-end of the 2nd nine weeks.Timed tests will be averaged and recorded as one assessment grade at the end of the nine week period. Please practice at home using flashcards or games on www.multiplication.com or IXLMath.

**Please note that students will be tested on 3's and 6's in addition to 0's,1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's beginning in the 2nd Nine Weeks. 

Important Dates to Remember

  • October 10th-Columbus holiday
  • October 12th-Make Up Pics
  • October 13th-Report Cards
  • October 14th-Last day to turn in fall picture money
  • October 19th-Wear ORANGE for "National Bullying Prevention"
  • October 25th-PTA Meeting


Weekly Overview for Sept. 26-30, 2016
Due Date: 9/25/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Sept. 26-30, 2016

This Week is Spirit Week: Monday-'Merica Monday (dress patriotically), Tuesday-Tie Tuesday(Wear a fun, silly, or dressy tie), Wednesday-Western Wednesday (cowboys/cowgirls, etc.), Thursday-Throw Back Thursday (Dress like your favorite decade), Friday- Black & Gold Day! Bring a canned good for Hernando Interfaith Council of Poverty

Fall picture proofs will be sent home in graded paper folders.

Field trip money is due October 4th.

*Return library books on Monday. Reading logs with instructions were sent home in Daily Folders on Friday. If students turn in a completed reading log by Friday, Sept. 30th, he/she may participate in book club. Students may bring a snack & drink of their choice.

**Remember to wear tennis shoes for PE on Wednesday! 

Reading:  

Mentor Texts: Boundless GraceAmazing Grace

Comprehension Test will be given on Thursday.

Comprehension Focus:

  • Students make inferences to understand characters.
  • Students explore character change.
  • Students explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.
  • Students compare & contrast two books by the same author about the same character.
  • Students discuss the lesson in the story.
  • Students read independently.

Social Development Focus:

  • Students work in a responsible way.
  • Students explain their thinking.
  • Students build on one another's thinking.

New Vocabulary Words from Julius, the Baby of the World

1. doubtful-uncertain or unsure

2. nifty-very good, clever, or useful

3. ghastly-horrible

4. dazzle-amaze or impress

5. quiver-tremble or shake

6. command-order someone to do something

Review Words

1. unfortunate-unlucky

2. fortunate-lucky

3. immense-huge or very large

4. fierce-dangerous or violent

5. magnificent-having great beauty or size

6. ungrateful-not thankful

Writing:

Students work on writing and publishing a narrative for a grade.

Writing Focus:

  • Students hear and discuss nonfiction writing.
  • Students use sensory details in their writing.
  • Students explore prewriting techniques.
  • Students write freely about things that interest them
  • Partners begin to confer with each other.

Grammar Skills: Review types of nouns: common, proper, singular, and plural. Introduce possessive nouns. Review types of nouns on IXL Language. Skill check over nouns will be given next Tuesday.

Spelling: Review words from the past 4 weeks.

*Spelling Test will be given on Friday, 9/30.

Spelling words: click, plums, facts, glasses, mind, sand, kings, cold, brought, add, which, spent, kept, song, month, father, length, hundred, travel, wind

Math:

Multiplication & Division Assessment will be given on Wednesday, 9/28.

Students will review strategies. Solve one step multiplication and division word problems.

Multiplication & Division Word Problem Quiz will be given on Friday, 9/30.

Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. Fact fluency test will be given on Friday, 9/30.  Timed tests will be averaged and recorded as one assessment grade at the end of the nine week period. Please practice at home using flashcards or games on www.multiplication.com or IXLMath.

**Please note that students will be tested on 3's and 6's in addition to 0's,1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's beginning in the 2nd Nine Weeks. 



Overview for Sept. 19-23, 2016
Due Date: 9/18/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Sept. 19-23, 2016

Our class is "Class of the Week". Check us out on the Hernando Hill Elementary homepage!!

Fall pictures will be taken on Tuesday, Sept. 20th.

Field trip money is due October 4th.

*Return library books on Monday. Reading logs with instructions were sent home in Daily Folders on Friday. If students turn in a completed reading log by Friday, Sept. 23rd, he/she may participate in book club. Students may bring a snack & drink of their choice.

**Remember to wear tennis shoes for PE on Wednesday.

The cafeteria is now selling chips for 50 cents & drinks for $1. Please return permission form that was sent home in Daily Folders on Friday if it is okay for your child to purchase extra items. 

 Students will be responsible for writing homework in their Daily Folders. Homework sheets will be placed in the "Return to School" pocket of the folder. When homework is completed, it should be placed back in the pocket. Homework will be reviewed in class & checked for accuracy. Students will receive a sticker for each completed assignment. After homework chart is complete, the student will receive a homework pass. Students  that do not complete homework will pull stick on behavior board to orange and walk 10 minutes at recess.

Reading

Read Alouds: Julius, the Baby of the World; The Paperbag Princess

Spelling Test #4 will be given on Friday.

Comprehension Focus:

  • Students make inferences to understand characters.
  • Students explore character change.
  • Students explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.
  • Students read independently for 20-25 minutes.

Social Development Focus:

  • Students work in a responsible way.
  • Students explain their thinking.
  • Students build on one another's thinking.

Vocabulary Words

1. unfortunate-unlucky

2. fortunate-lucky

3. immense-huge or very large

4. fierce-dangerous or violent

5. magnificent-having great beauty or size

6. ungrateful-not thankful

Writing:

Read Alouds: In November

Students choose a month to write about. Complete a rough draft and take it through the writing process. Publish writing for a grade.

Writing Focus:

  • Students hear and discuss nonfiction writing.
  • Students use sensory details in their writing.
  • Students explore prewriting techniques.
  • Students write freely about things that interest them
  • Partners begin to confer with each other.

Grammar Skills: Review rules to make nouns plural. Introduce nouns as common or proper. Chart examples such as common noun-town; proper noun-Hernando. Review types of nouns on IXL Language.

Spelling: Practice routines and procedures for Guided Spelling. Review sounds on spelling sound chart posted at front of the classroom. Students will practice the memory steps to learning the spelling of new words. Step 1: Read, spell out loud, and study. Step 2: Cover, say, spell out loud, and check. Step 3: Cover, say, write, and check.

Spelling words: lunches, wishes, planned, dead, missing, sitting, die, dishes, glasses, also, grass, field, brings, length, sent, tie, father, lost, picture, island 

Math:

Math "Check My Progress" will be given on Wednesday.

Multiplication and division strategies to solve problems. (arrays, area models, number lines, groups of)

Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. 3rd timed multiplication test will be given on Sept. 16th.  Timed tests will be averaged and recorded as one assessment grade at the end of the nine week period. Please practice at home using flashcards or games on www.multiplication.com or IXLMath.



Weekly Overview for Sept. 12-16th
Due Date: 9/12/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Sept. 12-16, 2016

Field trip money is due October 4th.

*Return library books on Monday. Reading logs with instructions were sent home in Daily Folders on Friday. If students turn in a completed reading log by Friday, Sept. 16th, he/she may participate in book club. Students may bring a snack & drink of their choice.

**Remember to wear tennis shoes for PE on Wednesday.

The cafeteria is now selling chips for 50 cents & drinks for $1. Please return permission form that was sent home in Daily Folders on Friday if it is okay for your child to purchase extra items. 

 Students will be responsible for writing homework in their Daily Folders. Homework sheets will be placed in the "Return to School" pocket of the folder. When homework is completed, it should be placed back in the pocket. Homework will be reviewed in class & checked for accuracy. Students will receive a sticker for each completed assignment. After homework chart is complete, the student will receive a homework pass. Students  that do not complete homework will pull stick on behavior board to orange and walk 10 minutes at recess.

Reading

Read Alouds: Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes, Too), The Paper Bag Princess

Sentence Test on Wednesday.

Comprehension Test on Thursday.

Spelling Test #3 & Vocabulary Assessment will be given on Friday.

Comprehension Focus:

  • Students make inferences to understand characters.
  • Students explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.
  • Students read independently for 20-25 minutes.

Social Development Focus:

  • Students work in a responsible way.
  • Students explain their thinking.
  • Students build on one another's thinking.

Vocabulary Words

1. floppy-soft and hanging down loosely

2. recall-remember

3. clatter-when things clatter, they bang together or rattle nosily

4. disaster-event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes alot of damage or suffering

5. retrieve-bring or get something back

Writing:

Read Alouds: Atlantic, Hello Ocean, I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty, and In November

Writing Focus:

  • Students hear and discuss nonfiction writing.
  • Students use sensory details in their writing.
  • Students explore prewriting techniques.
  • Students write freely about things that interest them
  • Partners begin to confer with each other.

Grammar Skills: Continue to review parts of a sentence: subject & predicate. Identify sentences as complete or incomplete (fragments). Use FANBOY conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) to join 2 simple sentences to make a compound sentence. Use compound sentences in writing. Introduce types of nouns. (singular, plural, common, & proper) Review skills on IXL Language. This is a 30 day trial. Please try to use it for a review at home.

Spelling: Practice routines and procedures for Guided Spelling. Review sounds on spelling sound chart posted at front of the classroom. Students will practice the memory steps to learning the spelling of new words. Step 1: Read, spell out loud, and study. Step 2: Cover, say, spell out loud, and check. Step 3: Cover, say, write, and check.  

Math: Continue to add and subtract 2 & 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping, especially across zeros. 

This week, we will focus on multiplication strategies to solve problems. (arrays, area models, number lines, groups of)

Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. 2nd timed multiplication test will be given on Sept. 16th.  Timed tests will be averaged and recorded as one assessment grade at the end of the nine week period. Please practice at home using flashcards or games on www.multiplication.com.



weekly Overview for Sept. 6-9, 2016
Due Date: 9/6/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Sept. 6-9, 2016

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser ends Sept. 6th.

**Remember to wear tennis shoes for PE on Wednesday.

The cafeteria is now selling chips for 50 cents & drinks for $1. Please return permission form that was sent home in Daily Folders on Friday if it is okay for your child to purchase extra items. 

Homework: Tuesday-Math handout & review Progress Check for assessment on Wednesday; Thursday-Comprehension handout

 Students will be responsible for writing homework in their Daily Folders. Homework sheets will be placed in the "Return to School" pocket of the folder. When homework is completed, it should be placed back in the pocket. Homework will be reviewed in class & checked for accuracy. Students will receive a sticker for each completed assignment. After homework chart is complete, the student will receive a homework pass. Students  that do not complete homework will pull stick on behavior board to orange and walk 10 minutes at recess.

Reading

Read Alouds: Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Spelling Test will be given on Friday.

Comprehension Focus:

  • Students visualize to make sense of a text.
  • Students use prior knowledge to make inferences as they visualize.
  • Students read independently for at least 15 minutes.

Social Development Focus:

  • Students analyze the effect of their behavior on others and on group work.
  • Students act in fair and caring ways.
  • Students listen respectfully to the thinking of others & share their own.

Vocabulary Words for the story Prewitt the Peacock

1. flutter-wave or flap rapidly

2. clutch-grab or hold onto something tightly

3. dodge-move quickly to avoid someone or something

4. heartbreaking-very sad or upsetting

5. fury-great anger

6. bewildered-confused or puzzled

Writing:

Read Alouds: Atlantic, Hello Ocean, I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty, and In November

Writing Focus:

  • Students hear and discuss nonfiction writing.
  • Students use sensory details in their writing.
  • Students explore prewriting techniques.
  • Students write freely about things that interest them
  • Partners begin to confer with each other.

Grammar Skills: Continue to review parts of a sentence: subject & predicate. Identify sentences as complete or incomplete (fragments). Use FANBOY conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) to join 2 simple sentences to make a compound sentence. Use compound sentences in writing.

Spelling: Practice routines and procedures for Guided Spelling. Review sounds on spelling sound chart posted at front of the classroom. Students will practice the memory steps to learning the spelling of new words. Step 1: Read, spell out loud, and study. Step 2: Cover, say, spell out loud, and check. Step 3: Cover, say, write, and check.  

Math: Review subtracting 2 & 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. Check subtraction using the inverse or opposite operation (addition).

Use rounding to check to see if answer to a problem makes sense. Students round numbers to the nearest tens and hundreds.

Use CUBE strategy to solve word problems.

Review Progress Skill Check sent home in Graded Paper Folders for Assessment to be given on Wednesday.

This week, we will focus on multiplication strategies to solve problems. (arrays, area models, number lines, groups of)

Begin drilling multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. 1st timed multiplication test will be given on Sept. 8th. Practice using flashcards or games on www.multiplication.com



Weekly Overview for Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, 2016
Due Date: 8/28/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2016

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser ends Sept. 6th.

**Remember to wear tennis shoes for PE on Wednesday.

The cafeteria is now selling chips for 50 cents & drinks for $1. Please return permission form that was sent home in Daily Folders on Friday if it is okay for your child to purchase extra items. 

Homework: Monday-Comprehension & Spelling handout, Tuesday-Math handout (Review for Skill Check), and Thursday-English handout on compound sentences

 Students will be responsible for writing homework in their Daily Folders. Homework sheets will be placed in the "Return to School" pocket of the folder. When homework is completed, it should be placed back in the pocket. Homework will be reviewed in class & checked for accuracy. Students will receive a sticker for each completed assignment. After homework chart is complete, the student will receive a homework pass. Students  that do not complete homework will pull stick on behavior board to orange and walk 10 minutes at recess.

Reading

Read Alouds: The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock

Cold Read Comprehension Test & Spelling Dictation will be given on Friday.

Comprehension Focus:

  • Students visualize to make sense of a text.
  • Students use prior knowledge to make inferences as they visualize.
  • Students discuss a character's feelings.
  • Students read independently for at least 15 minutes.

Social Development Focus:

  • Students analyze the effect of their behavior on others and on group work.
  • Students act in fair and caring ways.
  • Students listen respectfully to the thinking of others & share their own.
  • Students share their partners' thinking with the class.

Vocabulary Words for the poem "Seal"

1. swerve-change direction quickly, usually to avoid something

2. flick-move, or make something move, with a sudden, quick movement

3. speedy-fast

4. utter-say something or make some kind of sound

5. whoop-shout from excitement

6. plop-sit down heavily or put something down heavily

Writing:

Read Alouds: Atlantic, Hello Ocean, I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty, and In November

Writing Focus:

  • Students hear and discuss nonfiction writing.
  • Students use sensory details in their writing.
  • Students explore prewriting techniques.
  • Students write freely about things that interest them
  • Partners begin to confer with each other.

Grammar Skills: Continue to review parts of a sentence: subject & predicate. Identify sentences as complete or incomplete (fragments). Use FANBOY conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) to join 2 simple sentences to make a compound sentence. Use compound sentences in writing.

Spelling: Practice routines and procedures for Guided Spelling. Review sounds on spelling sound chart posted at front of the classroom. Students will practice the memory steps to learning the spelling of new words. Step 1: Read, spell out loud, and study. Step 2: Cover, say, spell out loud, and check. Step 3: Cover, say, write, and check. Week 1 Spelling Words: fresh, which, thick, check, pass, shed  Week 2 Spelling Words: box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh, 

Math: Review subtracting 2 & 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. Check subtraction using the inverse or opposite operation (addition).

Use rounding to check to see if answer to a problem makes sense. Students round numbers to the nearest tens and hundreds.

Use CUBE strategy to solve word problems.

Progress Skill Check will be administered for a grade on Wednesday.

Begin drilling multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. 1st timed multiplication test will be given on Sept. 9th. Practice using flashcards or games on www.multiplication.com



Weekly Overview for Aug. 22-26, 2016
Due Date: 8/21/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for August 22-26, 2016

**Please turn in 3rd grade fees if you haven't already.

The cafeteria is now selling chips for 50 cents & drinks for $1. Please return permission form that was sent home in Daily Folders on Friday if it is okay for your child to purchase extra items. 

Homework: Monday-Comprehension Sheet, Tuesday-English handout, and Thursday-Math handout

 Students will be responsible for writing homework in their Daily Folders. Homework sheets will be placed in the "Return to School" pocket of the folder. When homework is completed, it should be placed back in the pocket. Homework will be reviewed in class & checked for accuracy. Students will receive a sticker for each completed assignment. After homework chart is complete, the student will receive a homework pass. Students  that do not complete homework will pull stick on behavior board to orange and walk 10 minutes at recess.

Reading

Read Alouds: "Seal"; Cherries & Cherry Pits

Comprehension Focus:

  • Students visualize to make sense of a text.
  • Students use prior knowledge to make inferences as they visualize.
  • Students consider a character's point of view & distinguish from their own.
  • Students read independently for at least 15 minutes.

Social Development Focus:

  • Students analyze the effect of their behavior on others and on group work.
  • Students act in fair and caring ways.
  • Students listen respectfully to the thinking of others & share their own.

Vocabulary Words for Two Bobbies

1. bustle-to rush or hurry in an excited, noisy, or busy way

2. volunteer-to offer to do something or help someone by choice

3. debris-scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

4. devastate-destroy or badly damage

5. ruckus-noisy confusion or excitement

6. lounge-sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

Writing:

Read Alouds: Things Will Never Be the Same, Oceans and Seas, and Silver Seeds

Writing Focus:

  • Students will hear and discuss good writing.
  • Students will explore prewriting techniques.
  • Students will learn where an author gets ideas.
  • Students will write freely about things that interest them.

Grammar Skills: Continue to review parts of a sentence: subject & predicate. Identify sentences as complete or incomplete (fragments). Use FANBOY conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) to join 2 simple sentences to make a compound sentence. Use compound sentences in writing.

Spelling: Practice routines and procedures for Guided Spelling. Review sounds on spelling sound chart posted at front of the classroom. Students will practice the memory steps to learning the spelling of new words. Step 1: Read, spell out loud, and study. Step 2: Cover, say, spell out loud, and check. Step 3: Cover, say, write, and check.

Math: Review subtracting 2 & 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. Check subtraction using the inverse or opposite operation (addition).

Use rounding to check to see if answer to a problem makes sense. Students round numbers to the nearest tens and hundreds.

Begin drilling multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. 1st timed multiplication test will be given on Sept. 9th. Practice using flashcards or games on www.multiplication.com



Weekly Overview for Aug. 15-19, 2016
Due Date: 8/14/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for August 15-19, 2016

*Reminder: Parent Night is Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00. This is to review classroom procedures. If you would like to discuss your child's classroom behavior or if you have any concerns you would like to share with me, please feel free to schedule a conference. I am available any day after school except Tuesdays. Thank you!

Please turn in 3rd grade fees if you haven't already.

The cafeteria is now selling chips for 50 cents & drinks for $1. Please return permission form that was sent home in Daily Folders on Friday if it is okay for your child to purchase extra items. 

Star reading test was administered last week in computer lab. Your child's beginning of the year reading level can be found in his/her Daily Folder.

Homework will be assigned this week. Students will be responsible for writing homework in their Daily Folders. Homework sheets will be placed in the "Return to School" pocket of the folder. When homework is completed, it should be placed back in the pocket. Homework will be reviewed in class & checked for accuracy. Students will receive a sticker for each completed assignment. After homework chart is complete, the student will receive a homework pass. 

*Continue to review and practice rules and procedures.

Reading: Begin Week 2 of Making Meaning

Read Alouds: The Two Bobbies

Comprehension Focus:

  • Students make text to self connections.
  • Students explore using illustrations to make inferences about stories.
  • Students discuss the lesson in a story.
  • Students read independently.

Social Development Focus:

  • Teachers & students build the reading community.
  • Students learn & practice the procedure for "Think, Pair, Share."
  • Students work in a responsible way.
  • Students listen respectfully to the thinking of others & share their own.

Vocabulary Words for Two Bobbies

1. the mighty Mississippi- the Mississippi River

2. Mardi Gras- a holiday that people wear costumes for

3. levees-walls built to hold back water

4. tethered-tied

5. littered with debris-full of pieces of things that have been destroyed

6. receded-went backwards

7. devastated-ruined

8. strayed-wandered

9. paced-walked nervously

10. whimpered-cried softly

Students will review the following words from last week: whiz, squirm, rap, snap, likely, & unlikely

Grammar Skills: Continue to review parts of a sentence: subject & predicate. Identify sentences as complete or incomplete (fragments). Practice writing complete sentences in responses.

Math: Review subtracting 2 & 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. Check subtraction using the inverse or opposite operation (addition).

On Friday, students will practice rounding to the nearest tens & hundreds.

Begin drilling multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. 1st timed multiplication test will be given on Sept. 9th. Practice using flashcards or games on www.multiplication.com

  • Students will fluently add & subtract within 1,000.
  • Identify addition patterns & explain them using the properties of addition. (Commutative Property, Associative Property, & Identity Property)
  • Use a letter to represent an unknown quantity in an equation.


Weekly Overview for Aug. 8-12, 2016
Due Date: 8/7/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Overview for August 8-12, 2016

When arriving between 7:10-7:25, students will go to the rotunda. At 7:25 they will be dismissed to their classrooms.

Activities begin this week. Remember to wear tennis shoes for PE on Wednesday.

Breakfast will be served this week. 

Students will take the STAR Reading Assessment this week in Computer Lab to determine their reading level.

*Continue to review and practice rules and procedures.

Reading: Begin Week1 of Making Meaning

Read Alouds: Miss Nelson Is Missing!, Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

Comprehension Focus:

  • Use illustrations to make inferences about stories.
  • Compare & contrast two stories by the same author.
  • Read independently and write responses to reading.

Social Development Focus:

  • Teachers & students build the reading community.
  • Students learn & practice the procedure for gathering for a read aloud.
  • Students learn & practice the procedure for "Turn to Your Partner."
  • Students work in a responsible way.
  • Students listen respectfully to the thinking of others & share their own.

Vocabulary Words:

1. misbehaving-behaving or acting badly

2. rapped-hit sharply or quickly

3. drawn-closed

4. gloom-sadness

5. pitiful-terrible

6. horsing around-goofing off

7. rummaging-looking

8. pussyfoot-sneak

9. giving Coach the business-(slang)-being rude to their coach

10. make mincemeat out of-(idiom)-destroy

Grammar Skills: Define subject and predicate. Determine whether a sentence is complete or incomplete.

Writing: Students will write about two summer activities. Writing will be displayed in the hallway with their illustrations on sunglass cutouts.

Math: Review addition facts. Begin drilling multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. 1st timed multiplication test will be given on Sept. 9th. Practice using flashcards or games on www.multiplication.com

  • Students will fluently add & subtract within 1,000.
  • Identify addition patterns & explain them using the properties of addition. (Commutative Property, Associative Property, & Identity Property)
  • Use a letter to represent an unknown quantity in an equation.


Weekly Skills for 3rd Grade
Due Date: 8/3/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Website!

Thank you to all the parents that signed up for Remind. I usually use Remind throughout the year to keep parents updated on special events such as PTA hat day or pajama day, field trips, homework assignments, and class parties. The letter with instructions was sent home in the gold parent folder. If you did not receive one, please sent me a note and I will send one home with your child.

This week in 3rd grade we will be reviewing rules & procedures so we can ROAR with good behavior. Students will be participating in several "Getting to Know You" activities and personalizing their Writer's Notebooks. A brown bag was sent home today and is due on Friday. Students are asked to bring pictures of themselves and/or family members to share with the class. They may send any small items that will fit in the bag that represent special memories. While we will be using some pictures to personalize notebooks, the other items will be shared and sent back home. If you have any questions please feel free to email or text me.

If you haven't already, please return discipline form, student information card, free & reduced lunch form, and 3rd grade fees as soon as possible. Thank you!!



Weekly Skills for April 16
Due Date: 5/15/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for May 16-20, 2016

May 19th & 20th will be 60% days. Dismissal around 11:00. Lunch will not be served. 

Friday, May 20th-Awards Day in the classroom at 8:00.

Friday, May 20th-3rd Grade Color Run from 8:30-9:10. Due to liability issues, parents may come and run with their child, but no siblings may participate.

Nike is sponsoring a Field Day for 3rd grade classes on May 19th. please wear tennis shoes and athletic wear.

 

ELA

Reading

  • Students will continue to read about the planets, and complete a group planet activity. We will also discuss the states and continents.

Wrtiting

  • Complete final copy of opinion piece on Monday for a grade.

MATH

  • Students will continue to drill multiplication facts. We will play a multiplication game outside this week, if weather permits.

 

                     

 

 

 This week we will be finishing the book, The Lightning Thief. On Wednesday, our class will watch the movie and compare & contrast it to the book. The movie is rate PG. In order to watch the movie, students must have a signed permission slip from a parent. Please look for the permission slip in your child's daily folder on Monday.



weekly Skills for May 9, 2016
Due Date: 5/8/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for May 9-13, 2016

May 19th & 20th will be 60% days. Dismissal around 11:00. Lunch will not be served.

Friday, May 20th-Awards Day in the classroom at 8:00.

Friday, May 20th-3rd Grade Color Run from 8:30-9:10. Due to liability issues, parents may come and run with their child but no siblings may participate.

Nike is sponsoring a Field Day for 3rd grade classes on May 19th. More information will be sent home in the following week.

 

ELA

Reading

  • Continue to read books about the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and planets.

Spelling

  • Words to study: thank, think, friend, because, important, people, exciting, beautiful, different, complete, determine, character, father, further, probably, vacation, weather, everything, especially, favorite
  • Pretest on Monday, May 9th. Test on Friday, May 13.

Wrtiting

  • Complete informative & opinion writing. Graded with a rubric and recorded as a writing grade for the 4th 9 Weeks.

MATH

  • Review skills and two step word problems. Due to a schedule change for the MCT3 Writing Assessment, students were unable to take the Review Assessment on Friday of last week. Students will take the review assessment on Tuesday and the Assessment on 2 step word problems on Thursday and/or Friday.

 

                      

Parents, please write me a note or email me if you will be checking your child out of school early. Sometimes tests or writing assignments are difficult to make up, and I can rearrange my schedule, if needed. Thank you!



Weekly Skills for May 2, 2016
Due Date: 5/1/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for May 2-6, 2016

 MCT3 state testing schedule: ELA-Wed., May 4th at 8:15; Writing-Monday, May 9 at 8:15

This test is a mandatory state test. Tests will be completed on a makeup day if your child is absent on the scheduled test day.

May 19th & 20th will be 60% days. Lunch will not be served.

Friday, May 20th-Awards Day in the classroom at 8:00.

Friday, May 20th-3rd Grade Color Run from 8:30-9:10. Due to liability issues, parents may come and run with their child but no siblings may participate.

 

ELA

Reading

  • Continue to read books about the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and planets.
  • Comprehension Test 2-10 will be given on Thursday of this week.

Spelling

  • Words to study: thank, think, friend, because, important, people, exciting, beautiful, different, complete, determine, character, father, further, probably, vacation, weather, everything, especially, favorite
  • Test on Friday, May 13.

Wrtiting

  • Complete informative & opinion writing. Graded with a rubric and recorded as a writing grade for the 4th 9 Weeks.

MATH

  • Review skills for Review Assessment 1 to be given on Friday. Review 2 step words problems for Skills Practice on Tuesday, May10th and Word Problem Assessment on Friday, May 13th.

 

                      

Parents, please write me a note or email me if you will be checking your child out of school early. Sometimes tests or writing assignments are difficult to make up, and I can rearrange my schedule, if needed. Thank you!



Weekly Skills for April 25th
Due Date: 4/25/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for April 25-29, 2016

 MCT3 state testing schedule: Math-Session 1-Tues., April 26th at 12:00; Session 2-Thurs., April 28 at 12:00; ELA-Wed., May 4th at 8:15; Writing-Monday, May 9 at 8:15

This test is a mandatory state test. Tests will be completed on a makeup day if your child is absent on the scheduled test day.

 

ELA

Reading

  • Continue to read books about the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus.
  • Complete vocabulary sentences for Unit 6. Most of the class has finished this assignment and it will be sent home next week.
  • Comprehension Test 2-9 will be given on Wednesday of this week.

Spelling

  • Words to study: Greek, system, solar, evidence, magic, Earth, giant, adventure, dragon, moonlight, medieval, myth, mythical, Olympus, mythology, king, queen, spear, deadly, monster
  • Test on Friday, April 29th.

Language

  • Review dictionary skills. View power point on reference materials.
  • Complete Research Book flipbook and handout as a review for Skill Check on Friday. 

Wrtiting

  • Complete informative writing on renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.

MATH

  • Review skills for MCT3 test to be given on Tuesday & Thursday of this week.
  • Study all math facts for timed fact fluency on Friday. Test will consist of 25 multiplication problems and 25 division problems. These grades will be averaged as one grade and recorded as an assessment at the end of the 9 week period.

 

                      

Parents, please write me a note or email me if you will be checking your child out of school early. Sometimes tests or writing assignments are difficult to make up, and I can rearrange my schedule, if needed. Thank you!



Weekly Skills for April 18th
Due Date: 4/17/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for April 18-22, 2016

 

 

ELA

Reading

  • Continue to read books about the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus.
  • Look up new vocabulary words for Unit 6: Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Define and use each word in a sentence. (expedition, legend, violent, banish, defeat, bicker, mischievous, pitiful, admire, bombard, billow, prosperous, inscription, delectable, wealthy)
  • Comprehension Test will be given next Thursday. We will be working on writing this week.

Spelling

  • Tests will be given every 2 weeks for the 4th 9 week period.
  • Words to study: Greek, system, solar, evidence, magic, Earth, giant, adventure, dragon, moonlight, medieval, myth, mythical, Olympus, mythology, king, queen, spear, deadly, monster
  • Test on Thursday, April 28th.

Language

  • Review dictionary skills. View power point on reference materials. 

Wrtiting

  • Teacher will model writing an informative paragraph. Students will be reading and taking notes on a piece of nonfiction text. Use notes to write an informative piece for a grade. Also this 9 weeks, write an opinion piece on a Greek god or goddess for practice. Independently write an opinion piece on George Washington or Benjamin Franklin for a grade.

MATH

Word Problems

  •  Review 2 step word problems for Independent Skills Practice #3 on Wednesday.
  • Continue to study multiplication facts for timed test on Friday. Tests for the remainder of the 9 week period will have 25 multiplication facts & 25 division facts.

Review skills on IXLMath: V.2, V.3, V.20, V.21, V.22, V.23, and V.26.

Parents, if you will be checking your child out of school, please let me know ahead of time if at all possible. Sometimes with assignments such as writing, this time is difficult to make up. If I know a student will be checking out, I can adjust my schedule. Thank you!

 

                      

  • Thursday, April 21st: 3rd grade field trip to the Pink Palace. 
  • Last day to order Spring pictures-April 29th
  • Scholastic Book Fair (Spotlight)April 18-22 Our class will be shopping on Wednesday & Friday.


Weekly Skills for April 11th
Due Date: 4/11/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for April 11-15, 2016  

ELA

Reading

  • Continue to read books about the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus.
  • Look up new vocabulary words for Unit 6: Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Define and use each word in a sentence. (expedition, legend, violent, banish, defeat, bicker, mischievous, ptiful, admire, bombard, billow, prosperous, inscription, delectable, wealthy)
  • Comprehension Test will be given on Friday.

Spelling

  • Tests will be given every 2 weeks for the 4th 9 week period.
  • Words to study: accident, believe, argument, column, calendar, definite, grateful, height, jewelry, kernel, library, February, misspell, neighbor, pastime, receive, receipt, separate, twelfth, vacuum
  • Test on Friday, April 15th.

Language

  • Review prefixes and suffixes. 
  • Practice using a dictionary to look up meaning of unknown words. 

Wrtiting

  • Teacher will model writing an informative paragraph. Students will be reading and taking notes on a piece of nonfiction text. Use notes to write an informative piece for a grade. Also this 9 weeks, write an opinion piece on a Greek god or goddess. (This will also be graded.)

MATH

Geometry

  •  Students charted definitions of area and perimeter. Also examples of how to figure area and perimeter of rectangle. (Must know the formula area= width X length.)
  • Continue to study multiplication facts for timed test on Friday. Tests for the remainder of the 9 week period will have 25 multiplication facts & 25 division facts.

Review skills on IXLMath: V.2, V.3, V.20, V.21, V.22, V.23, and V.26.

 

                      

  • Thursday, April 21st: 3rd grade field trip to the Pink Palace. 
  • Last day to order Spring pictures-April 29th
  • Scholastic Book Fair (Spotlight)April 18-22 Our class will be shopping on Wednesday & Friday.


Weekly Skills for April 4th
Due Date: 4/3/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for April4-8, 2016  

ELA

Reading

  • Continue to read books about the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus.
  • Discuss how illustrations help the reader understand the text being read. Review all text features.
  • Look up new vocabulary words for Unit 6: Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants. Define and use each word in a sentence. 
  • Comprehension Test will be given on Friday.

Spelling

  • Tests will be given every 2 weeks for the 4th 9 week period.
  • Words to study: accident, believe, argument, column, calendar, definite, grateful, height, jewelry, kernel, library, February, misspel, neighbor, pastime, receive,receipt, separate, twelfth, vacuum
  • Test on Friday, April 15th.

Language

  • Review prefixes charted last week. Students determined the meaning of the prefix, identified the base/root word, and used the new word in an example sentence.
  • Introduce suffixes as a word part added to the end of a base/root word to make a new word.
  • Skill check over prefixes and suffixes will be given on Friday.

MATH

Geometry

  •  Review the following shapes: hexagons, octagons, triangles, and pentagons. List characteristics (attributes) of each shape. Define a quadrilateral and categorize various quadrilaterals according to their attributes. 
  • Review finding the area of a rectangle using the formula: length X width.
  • Introduce finding the perimeter of a rectangle. Independent Skills Check will be given next week.

Review skills on IXLMath: V.2, V.3, V.20, V.21, V.22, V.23, and V.26.

 

                      

  • Monday, April 4th: Spring pictures will be taken after lunch.
  • Monday, April 4th: MKAS testing at 8:15. This is the Reading Gateway Test that students must pass to exit 3rd grade. Please make sure your child is at school on time and ready to do their very best.
  • Thursday, April 21st: 3rd grade field trip to the Pink Palace. Field trip money is due Friday, April 8th. Money will not be accepted after Friday. Please let me know if you are unable to pay by this date so arrangements can be made.


Weekly Skills for March 21, 2016
Due Date: 3/19/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for March 21-24, 2016  

ELA

Reading: Review 1st Case 21 Assessment. 2nd Assessment will be given on Tuesday, March 22nd. Thursday-Ellis Island Simulation. No Comprehension Test this week.

Language: Review idioms, abstract nouns, and concrete nouns. Skill Check on Thursday.

Writing: Opinion writing on Ellis Island Activity for a grade.

Spelling: Spelling test will be given every 2 weeks for the remainder of the school year.

No Reading Logs were assigned. Students should be reading each night on MyOn. Easter challenge ends on Thursday of this week. Students earn an Easter egg for each book read. They must test on the book and earn at least an 80% on the test to receive a paper and prize egg.

MATH

Geometry: Review the following shapes: hexagons, octagons, triangles, and pentagons. List characteristics (attributes) of each shape. Define a quadrilateral and categorize various quadrilaterals according to their attributes. Independent Skill Check will be given next Wednesday.

Review skills on IXLMath: V.2, V.3, V.20, V.21, V.22, V.23, and V.26.

 

                      

  • Tuesday, March 22nd: Spring Pictures
  • March 22-23: Case 21 Testing
  • Thursday, March 24th: Ellis Island Simulation/Easter Treats
  • March 25-28: Easter Holidays/No School
  • April 21st: 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Pink Palace. 
  • Tuesday, March 23rd: Report Cards will be sent home.


Weekly Skills for March 7, 2016
Due Date: 3/6/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for March 7-11, 2016

*No reading logs will be assigned. Our class began the MyOn Easter Challenge last week. Students earn an egg for each book read on MyOn. They must take a test and score at least an 80% for the book to count. Please encourage your child to read each night.

Order forms for class pictures were sent home in graded paper folders. Last day to pay for pictures is March 11th.

Spring Break-March 14-18

Case 21 Testing-March 22-24

Easter holidays-March 25-28

Spring pictures will be taken on Tuesday, March 22nd

Our class will be going on a field trip to the Pink Palace on April 21st. We will visit the Planetarium at 9:45 and the 3D theater at 11:00. Note with more information will be sent home in graded paper folders.

ELA

Reading: Continue to read nonfiction books & articles from Scholastic News. Review reading strategies such main idea & details, predictng, inferring, comparing & contrasting, and cause & effect.

Review skills not mastered on last Case 21 test as a review for the test that will be given after Spring Break.

No comprehension or spelling test this week.

Language & Word Study: Review types of sentences, abstract, and concrete nouns. Last week students completed an abstract noun poem. This week they will brainstorm adjectives and phrases to describe a concrete noun. They will use the information to write a concrete noun shape poem. *Skill check on abstract nouns will be given after Spring Break.

Writing: Persuasive Writing

  • Complete opinion writing. This is our last piece of writing to be completed for the 3rd nine weeks. 

Math: Review

  • Review Case 21 assessment given last nine weeks. Review any skills not mastered using handouts, games, online practice.

Parents, students can practice previous skills by working problems on IXLmath. If your child misses a question, make sure he/she is reading the explanation that is given at the bottom of the page. The best way to improve reading comprehension is to practice reading. Students are encouraged to books at school and at home on MyOn.



Weekly Skills for Feb. 29
Due Date: 2/29/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for February 29-March 4, 2016

Our class will be celebrating Dr. Seuss on Thursday, our library day. Students are encouraged to wear pajamas to school.

*No reading logs will be assigned. Our class will begin our MyOn Easter Challenge this week. Students earn an egg for each book read on MyOn. They must take a test and score at least an 80% for the book to count. More information will be sent home in graded paper folders on Tuesday.

Order forms for class pictures will be sent home in graded paper folders. Last day to pay for pictures is March 11th.

Spring Break-March 14-18

ELA

Reading: Continue to read nonfiction books & articles from Scholastic News. Review reading strategies such main idea & details, predicitng, inferring, comparing & contrasting, and cause & effect.

No comprehension test this week.

Spelling test will be given on Friday over the following words: homesick, baseball, keyboard, notebook, sweetheart, peppermint, snowstorm, weatherman, dishwasher, toothpaste, himself, superhero, forefather, teenager, grandchild

Language & Word Study: Continue to analyze and imitate mentor sentence. Write and review types of sentences, idioms, and prefixes & suffixes.

Three large trees were covered in deep ruby red cherries, and the air held the heady scent of the fruit.

  • Identify parts of speech, descriptive language, types of sentence, etc.
  • Invitation to Edit will be given next week after a review of parts of speech & types of sentences (simple, compound, and complex).

Writing: Informative Writing

  • Complete final copy of writing on President.
  • Black history bio buddies were completed last week at school. 
  • We will begin our opinion piece of writing on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Math: Measurement

  • Students will continue to measure the length of items to the nearest quarter inch, one half inch, and whole inch. ** Review using IXLmath website.
  • Measurement Assessment will be given on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
  • Continue to drill multiplication facts for timed test on Friday. Test this week will include 10 division problems in addition to 40 multiplication problems. Students should use the inverse operation to solve division problems. Think multiplication! 

                      IXLMath Practice

  • 2nd grade: S.2, R.6, & R.7
  • 3rd grade: U.3, T.7, & T.8
  • 4th grade: N.1, J.6, 7 J.7


Weekly Skills for Feb. 22nd
Due Date: 2/22/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for February 22-26, 2016

*Due to practice for the musical, no reading logs were assigned for this week. No book club on Friday.

Our class will be in the 6:00 showing of "Rock the Jukebox' on Thursday, Feb. 25th.

Friday, Feb. 26th is Hat Day! Bring $1 and wear your favorite hat all day!

Spring Break-March 14-18

ELA

Reading: Continue to read nonfiction books & articles from Scholastic News. Identify main idea and details, review text structure, text features, etc.

*No comprehension test or spelling test this week. 

Language: Continue to analyze and imitate mentor sentence. Write and review types of sentences. Last Invitation to Edit will be given next week.

Three large trees were covered in deep ruby red cherries, and the air held the heady scent of the fruit.

  • Identify parts of speech, descriptive language, types of sentence, etc.
  • Invitation to Edit will be given next week after a review of parts of speech & types of sentences (simple, compound, and complex).

Writing: Informative Writing

  • Work on informative writing on a President.
  • Continue to research famous African American for black history report. Students completed research in Learning Lab. These reports will be assembled at school and presented for a speaking & listening grade. (Please note: If research was not completed during the allotted time, it will be sent home for homework.)

Math: Measurement

  • Students will continue to measure the length of items to the nearest quarter inch, one half inch, and whole inch. ** Review using IXLmath website.
  • Measurement Assessment will be given next week.
  • Continue to drill multiplication facts for timed test on Friday. Test this week will include 10 division problems in addition to 40 multiplication problems. Students should use the inverse operation to solve division problems. Think multiplication! 

                      IXLMath Practice

  • 2nd grade: S.2, R.6, & R.7
  • 3rd grade: U.3, T.7, & T.8
  • 4th grade: N.1, J.6, 7 J.7


Weekly Skills for Feb. 16th
Due Date: 2/16/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for February 16, 2016

3rd grade musical is scheduled for Feb. 25th. Students will be lining up on the risers Friday morning at 8:00. They will also be practicing throughout the week and also next week. 

*Due to practice for the musical, no reading logs were assigned for this week. No book club on Friday.

ELA

Reading: Mentor Text-The Memory Coat & When Jessie Came Across the Sea

  • Compare & contrast main characters in both stories. How are they similar & how are they different.
  • Discuss the mood & central message of both stories.
  • Continue to define unknown vocabulary words for Unit 4 and complete sentences for a grade.
  • Comprehension Test will be given on Wednesday of this week.
  • Spelling Test on Friday.

Language: Review possessive nouns & pronouns.

  • Introduce new mentor sentence from the book The Orphan of Ellis Island.

Three large trees were covered in deep ruby red cherries, and the air held the heady scent of the fruit.

  • Identify parts of speech, descriptive language, types of sentence, etc.
  • Invitation to Edit will be given next week after a review of parts of speech & types of sentences (simple, compound, and complex).

Writing: Informative Writing

  • Work on informative writing about President.
  • Continue to research famous African American for black history report. Students completed research in Learning Lab. These reports will be assembled at school and presented for a speaking & listening grade. (Please note: If research was not completed during the allotted time, it will be sent home for homework.)

Math: Measurement

  • Students will continue to measure the length of items to the nearest quarter inch, one half inch, and whole inch. ** Review using IXLmath website.
  • Quiz on measurement to the nearest 1/4", 1/2", and inch will be given on Thursday.
  • Continue to drill multiplication facts for timed test on Friday.


Weekly Skills for Feb. 8, 2016
Due Date: 2/7/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for Feb. 8-12, 2016

PE is on Monday. Don't forget to wear tennis shoes.

Reading logs are due on Friday. Logs must be completed with a parent signature in order for student to participate in Book Club. **Please have book available, if possible, and be able to talk about your book. 

Reading: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents.

Menor Texts:  Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty

  • Continue to define and discuss vocabulary words for unit 4. Students will choose ten words to use in example sentence. These will be graded and recorded at the end of the 9 weeks.
  • Complete book on Ellis Island. Take a virtual tour of Ellis Island on the scholastic website and answer comprehension questions. 
  • Review sequential and procedural text structure while listening to the text, The Statue of Liberty.
  • View power point on Mt. Rushmore. Discuss information about presidents and compare them using a t-chart or venn diagram.
  • Spelling Test will be given on Friday, Feb. 12th.  Words with the long vowel sound: theme, motel, grade, scream, greet, tight, window, below, stone, gain, complain, waste, focus

Writing: Students will continue to research their assigned president. Begin rough drafts.

Language: possessive nouns & pronouns

Mentor Sentence: Their grandfather's sad sigh filled the room, as a fierce wind whistled around the windows. ~ The Memory Coat

Math: Students will measure items to the nearest quarter, half, and whole inch. They will also gather data and add it to a line plot. Independent Skills Practice #3 will be given on Friday.

EXTRA PRACTICE ON IXLMATH: Second Grade-S.2, Third Grade-U.3, and Fourth Grade-N.1

 Fact fluency assessment will be given on Friday.   Fact fluency quizzes will consist of 50 problems to be completed in 5 minutes.  Quiz will cover all facts. Continue to drill facts nightly using flashcards, IXLmath, or games on the internet.

Dates to Remember 

  • Valentine candy grams go on sale-February 1-9
  • Honor Roll Party has been rescheduled for Tues., Feb 9th. Sock Hop in the cafeteria. Students will enjoy a snack and music and dancing.
  • Snow day will be made up on Feb. 12th
  • 3rd Grade Valentine party will be on Friday, Feb. 12th. Students will be exchanging Valentine cards and making treat bags. Students may bring candy for treat bags. Our class will be enjoying ice cream sundaes and a drink at 1:00. 
  • 3rd Grade Musical-"Rock the Jukebox"- Feb. 25th at 6:00 


Weekly Skills for Feb. 1, 2016
Due Date: 2/1/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for Feb. 1-5, 2016

Reading logs are due on Friday. Logs must be completed with a parent signature in order for student to participate in Book Club. **Please have book available, if possible, and be able to talk about your book. 

Reading: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents.

Menor Texts:  When Jessie Came Across the Sea, Ellis Island

  • Continue to define vocabulary words for unit 4. Students will use 10 words in sentences for a grade at the end of the 9 weeks period.
  • Describe logical connections between sentences and paragraphs in a text, regarding their structure.
  • Compare and contrast theme, setting, amd plot of stories.
  • Comprehension Test 2-4 will be given on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd.
  • Spelling Test will be given on Friday, Feb. 5th  (simple, terrible, total, single, central, national, normal, signal, title, medal. multiple, festival, struggle, several, possible)

Writing: Students will continue to research their assigned president. Begin rough drafts.

Language: Review punctuating dialogue on Monday. Invitation to Edit 2 will be given on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd. (Invitation to Edit grades will be averaged as one grade and recorded as a Writing grade at the end of the 3rd Nine Weeks.) Introduce new mentor sentence. Focus skill for next week will be possessive nouns and pronouns.

Mentor Sentence: Their grandfather's sad sigh filled the room, as a fierce wind whistled around the windows. ~ The Memory Coat

Math: Continue to review identifying equivalent fractions and comparing fractions as part of a set, shape, or on a number line. Assessment #3 will be given on Friday or next Tuesday.

 Fact fluency assessment will be given on Friday.   Fact fluency quizzes will consist of 50 problems to be completed in 5 minutes.  Quiz will cover all facts studied so far in addition to 4's and 8's. Continue to drill facts nightly using flashcards, IXLmath, or games on the internet.

Dates to Remember 

  • Valentine candy grams go on sale-February 1-9
  • Honor Roll Party has been rescheduled for Tues., Feb 9th. Sock Hop in the cafeteria. Students will enjoy a snack and music and dancing.
  • Snow day will be made up on Feb. 12th
  • 3rd Grade Valentine party will be on Friday, Feb. 12th. Students will be exchanging Valentine cards and making treat bags. Students may bring candy for treat bags. Our class will be enjoying ice cream sundaes and a drink at 1:00. 
  • 3rd Grade Musical-"Rock the Jukebox"- Feb. 25th at 6:00 

 

                         Class Valentine List

            Boys                                            Girls

  • Jeremiah                                       Priscilla
  • Wesley                                          Mayson
  • Isael                                             Marlee
  • Toby                                             Markeria
  • Hayden                                         Andrea
  • Zach                                             Allyson J.
  • Brady                                            Emersyn
  • Cohen                                           Jordan
  • Carter                                           Fatima
  • Arturo                                           Ally P.
  •                                                      Dixie
  •                                                      Bailee


Weekly Skills for Jan. 25th
Due Date: 1/25/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for January 25-29, 2016

Due to Snow Day on Friday, reading logs were not turned in. Students may turn it in for Book Club on Friday. 

Reading: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents.

Menor Texts: How Many Days to America, The Memory Coat, When Jessie Came Across the Sea

  • Define unknown vocabulary words using context clues and the dictionary. Discuss how words can be a different part of speech depending on how they are used in a sentence.
  • Students will discuss and define vocabulary in text, When Jessie Came Across the Sea. (logic, boast, frail, and inspection)
  • Compare and contrast theme, setting, amd plot of stories.
  • Comprehension Test 2-3 will be given on Thursday, Jan. 28th.
  • Spelling Test will be given on Friday, January 28th  (which, while, suddenly, finally, silently, exact, common, because, although, after, whenever, sometimes, monument, equality, gravity)

Writing: Students will continue to research their assigned president. Begin rough drafts.

Language: Analyze and imitate mentor sentence from text, Woodrow for President. We will focus on using quotation marks in dialogue this week.  Invitation to Edit #2 will be given on Friday. (Invitation to Edit grades will be averaged as one grade and recorded as a Writing grade at the end of the 3rd Nine Weeks.)

Mentor Sentence: "America's voters," Woodrow thought, "hold my fate."

Math: Review fractions as equal parts of a shape, set of items, or parts of a number line. Independent Skills Practice will be given on Wednesday, Jan. 27th. Remainder of the week, comparing fractions.

 Fact fluency assessment will be given on Friday.   Fact fluency quizzes will consist of 50 problems to be completed in 5 minutes.  Quiz will cover all facts studied so far in addition to 4's and 8's. Continue to drill facts nightly using flashcards, IXLmath, or games on the internet.

Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, January 26th-Students may bring in Science projects and abstracts.
  • Zaxby's Night & PTA meeting
  • Wednesday, January 27th-All projects are due. Parents may come help students set up their projects after 3:00 in the HHES cafeteria.
  • Thursday, January 28th-HHES Science Fair. Awards from 6-7.
  • Thursday, January 28th-Class Pictures
  • Due to Science Fair on Thursday, students will be having sack lunches in the classroom.
  • Friday, January 29th-PJ Day-Bring $1 
  • Valentine candy grams go on sale-February 1-9
  • 3rd Grade Musical-"Rock the Jukebox"- Feb. 25th at 6:00
  • Snow Day will be made up on February 12th. 


Weekly Skills for Jan. 19th
Due Date: 1/18/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for January 19-22, 2016

Reading logs were not sent home last Friday. They will be sent home on Tuesday.

Reading: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents.

Menor Texts: We the Kids, If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution, & The Emancipation Proclamation-Would You Do What Lincoln Did?

  • Students will continue to research and read texts about the United States government and the presidents. 
  • Define unknown vocabulary words using context clues and the dictionary. Discuss how words can be a different part of speech depending on how they are used in a sentence.
  • Students will discuss and define vocabulary in text, We the Kids. (union, justice, liberty, constitution, posterity, tranquility, welfare, and defense)
  • Comprehension Test 2-2 will be given on Friday, January 22nd.
  • Spelling Test will be given on Friday, January 22nd.  (prideful, patriot, America, Mississippi, Hernando, immigrant, bravery, freedom, government, city, liberty, civil, equal. Washington, pledge)

Writing: Students will continue to research the president they will be writing an informative piece on for a grade this 9 weeks.

Language: Analyze and imitate mentor sentence from text, Woodrow for President. We will focus on using quotation marks in dialogue for the next 2 weeks. Invitation to Edit #2 will be given next Friday. (Invitation to Edit grades will be averaged as one grade and recorded as a Writing grade at the end of the 3rd Nine Weeks.)

Mentor Sentence: "America's voters," Woodrow thought, "hold my fate."

Math: Review fractions on a number line. Denominators will include thirds, fourths, halves, sixths, & eighths. Assessment #1 Understanding Fractions will be given on Wednesday of this week. We will begin equivalent fractions this week. Quiz next Tuesday.

 Fact fluency assessment will be given on Friday.   Fact fluency quizzes will consist of 50 problems instead of 35, but will still be 5 minutes. Quiz will cover all facts studied so far in addition to 4's and 8's. Continue to drill facts nightly using flashcards, IXLmath, or games on the internet.

IXL Practice

F.5, F.8, F.9, & F.10

W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.4, W.9, W.10, W.11, W.12

Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, January 26th-Students may bring in Science projects and abstracts.
  • Zaxby's Night & PTA meeting
  • Wednesday, January 27th-Parents may come help students set up their projects after 3:00 in the HHES cafeteria.
  • Thursday, January 28th-HHES Science Fair. Awards from 6-7.
  • Thursday, January 28th-Class Pictures
  • Due to Science Fair on Thursday, students will be having sack lunches in the classroom.
  • Friday, January 29th-PJ Day-Bring $1 
  • Valentine cnady grams go on sale-February 1-9
  • 3rd Grade Musical-"Rock the Jukebox"- Feb. 25th at 6:00


Weekly Skills for January 11th
Due Date: 1/11/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Weekly Skills for January 11-15, 2015

Reading logs were assigned on last week and are due on Friday. Those students with a completed log may participate in book club on Friday. Remember Friday is the only day students may bring a drink other than bottled water,

Reading: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents.

  • Students will continue to research and read texts about the United States government and the presidents. 
  • Define unknown vocabulary words using context clues and the dictionary. Discuss how words can be a different part of speech depending on how they are used in a sentence.
  • Vocabulary words for this week: disaster, ceremony, oath, appoint, dedicate, inspire, souvenirs  *Students will be looking up the definitions for these words with Mrs. Ming in Reader's Workshop this week.
  • Comprehension Test 2-1 will be given on Wednesday, January 13th.
  • Spelling Test will be given on Friday, January 15th. (isn't, let's, won't, they'll, he's, haven't, didn't, you've, it's, they'd, hasn't, she'd, we've, there's, I'll)

Writing: Students will write an informative piece on a president this nine weeks. They completed a graphic organizer in Learning Lab and will continue research in class.

Language: Review definition of a preposition and a prepositional phrase. Identify prepositional phrases in mentor sentence and use prepositions in writing to make it more descriptive.  

Math: Introduce fractions on a number line. Denominators will include thirds, fourths, halves, sixths, & eighths. 

 Fact fluency assessment will be given on Friday.   Fact fluency quizzes will consist of 50 problems instead of 35, but will still be 5 minutes. Quiz will cover all facts studied so far in addition to 4's and 8's. Continue to drill facts nightly using flashcards, IXLmath, or games on the internet.

IXL Practice

F.5, F.8, F.9, & F.10

W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.4, W.9, W.10, W.11, W.12

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, January 18th-King/Lee holiday-No School
  • Tuesday, January 26th-Students may bring in Science projects and abstracts.
  • Wednesday, January 27th-Parents may come help students set up their projects after 3:00 in the HHES cafeteria.


Weekly Skills for Jan. 4th
Due Date: 1/3/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

              Weekly Skills for Jan. 4-8, 2015

ELA: Mentor Texts: Grace for President, So You Want to Be President, & The Presidency

**Due to the holidays, no reading logs were assigned. We will not have book club on Friday. Students may still bring a snack each day and bottled water.

Reading: Begin Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents.

  • Students will complete a KWL chart to record what they know about the presidency and what the president of the United States does. Record important information about various presidents while listening to teacher read alouds and readin independently. Add new information to KWL chart.
  • Make predictions about the meaning of unknown vocabulary words in the text Grace for President. Words for this week: campaign, committee, demonstration
  • No comprehension test this week. Spelling Test on Friday.

Writing: Students will write opinion pieces for the 3rd nine weeks.

Language: Review types of sentences as simple, compound, and complex. Define prepositions and prepositional phrases and use in writing. Mentor sentences will be introduced this nine weeks. Students will analyze and imitate a sentence from a unit text for 2 weeks.  

Math: Introduce fractions. Denominators will include thirds, fourths, halves, sixths, & eighths. Students will write the fraction, write it in words, and draw a model. Independent Skills Practice on Friday.

 Fact fluency assessment will be given on Friday.   Fact fluency quizzes will consist of 50 problems instead of 35, but will still be 5 minutes. Quizz will cover all facts studied so far in addition to 4's and 8's. Continue to drill facts nightly using flashcards, IXLmath, or games on the internet.



weekly Skills for Dec. 14th
Due Date: 12/13/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

              Weekly Skills for Dec. 14-18, 2015

ELA: No reading logs were assigned on Friday. No book club on the 14th due to Christmas party.

Reading: Continue to read about inventive and creative people.

Research how Christmas is celebrated around the world in Learning lab on Monday.

Revisit the story "The Gingerbread Man". Students read a letter written by Mr. Fox pleading his innocence. After reading the letter, students will determine whether he is guilty or not by finding evidence in the text. Write a paragraph stating his/her opinion with resons to support it.  

NO COMPREHENSION TEST THIS WEEK.

SPELLING TEST WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAY. PRETEST ON MONDAY. (WEAKNESS, WASHABLE, CHILDISH, FOOLISH, PHONICS, DARKNESS, TELESCOPE, BREAKABLE, FLEXIBLE, ENJOYABLE, ILLNESS, STETHOSCOPE, MICROPHONE, MICROSCOPE, SYMPHONY)

Writing: Complete narrative writing on sea animal. 

Language: Continue to review types of sentences and add them to writing. 

Math: Students will solve 2 step word problems using addition & subtraction using the CUBES strategy. Students will also solve problems using drawing if needed. Assessment #3 will be given on Tuesday & Wednesday of this week.

last fact fluency assessment will be given on Tuesday.  Please note that when we return from Christmas break fact fluency quizzes will consist of 50 problems instead of 35, but will still be 5 minutes. Quizz will cover all facts studied so far in addition to 4's and 8's. Continue to drill facts nightly using flashcards, IXLmath, or games on the internet.

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Important Dates to Remember

On Thursday, Dec. 17th, students will be reading The Polar Express. Students may wear their pajamas to school. We will also have Flashlight Reading in the classroom so students may also bring a small blanket & pillow. No houseshoes please.

3rd Grade Christmas Party-Dec. 18th from 1-1:45. We will be have breakfast items in the morning. At 1;00 when parents arrive, students will complete crafts at various stations and play games. A reminder note will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday of this week.

Dec. 18th is the last day to order school yearbooks!!

Christmas holidays-December 21st-January 1st

Students & Teachers return on January 4th.



weekly Skills for Dec. 7
Due Date: 12/6/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

              Weekly Skills for Dec. 7-11, 2015

ELA: Reading logs were assigned on Friday & are due on Dec. 11th.

Mentor Texts- Ben & Now, Rocks in His Head, & When Marian Sang

Reading: Continue to read about inventive and creative people.

Research some of the important inventions of our time in Learning lab on Monday. Discuss and share student's point of view. Which invention changed our lives the most?  How?

Students read the biography "Rocks in His Head" and summarize the story by sequencing important events.

COMPREHENSION TEST 14 WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAY.

SPELLING TEST WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY. (fearless, biology, spotless, impossible, incomplete, useless, yearly, endless, immature, incapable, imperfect, loudly, honestly, biography, biopsy)

Writing: Continue to work on narrative writing.

Language: Review the 4 types of sentences: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory. Review and write the four kinds of sentences: simple, compound, and complex. Chart "complex girl" and complex boy" to help students determine coorect punctuation of complex sentences. Language practice review will be completed on Wednesday & Thursday. ASSESSMENT WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.

Math: Students will complete area assessment, if not completed on Friday. Review CUBES strategy and word clues to determine what operation to use to solve the problem. Solve 2 step word problems using addition and subtraction. Quiz on Thursday. *Spotlight students will take it on Friday. 2 step word problem assessment will be given next Tuesday.

Fact fluency assessment will be given on Friday.  Please note that when we return from Christmas break fact fluency quizzes will consist of 50 problems instead of 35, but will still be 5 miniutes. Quizz will cover all facts studied so far in addition to 4's and 8's. Continue to drill facts nightly using flashcards, IXLmath, or games on the internet.

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Important Dates to Remember

Book Fair-December 7-11- Our class will visit the book fair on Thursday from 9:30-10;20. Parents are welcome to come shop with their child during that time.

3rd Grade Christmas party-Dec. 18th from 1-1:45. We will be have breakfast items in the morning. At 1;00 when parents arrive, students will complete crafts at various stations and play games. Note will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday of this week.

Dec. 18th is the last day to order school yearbooks!!

Christmas holidays-December 21st-January 1st

Students & Teachers return on January 4th.



November 30th
Due Date: 11/30/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

                      Weekly Skills for Nov. 30th-Dec. 4, 2015

Reading: Mentor Texts-To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers; Ben & Now

Teacher will read To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers. Complete a timeline of events that led to the invention of the airplane.

Discuss the difference between a biography & autobiography. Students will read books on famous people. List for important facts found in the text, define any unknown vocabulary words, & point out text features. 

Chart a list of inventions & how they have changed over time while reading Ben & Now.

Cold Read on Wednesday.

Spelling Test on Friday.

Writing: Complete narrative writing.

Language: Write and identify simple, compound, & complex sentences. Language Assessment will be given next Friday.

Math: Continue to use the distributive property to find the area of a rectangle. Decompose irregular shapes and use the formula length X width = area to find the total area. 

Math Assessment over area on Friday.

Fact Fluency on Friday. Students will be given 35 problems to complete in 5 minutes. Please continue to drill facts using flashcards or games on the computer.

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Important Dates to Remember

December 3rd-"See a Saint, Be a Saint" St. Jude Fundraiser

Scholastic Book Fair will also be open on this night 

**Note was sent home in graded paper folders with specifics.

December 18th-3rd Grade Christmas Party from 1-1:45

Parents are invited! Look for note coming home in graded paper folders on Tuesday, December 8th.

 



Weekly Skills for Nov. 16th
Due Date: 11/14/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for November 16-20, 2015

*Monday, Nov. 16th is the last day to order HHES yearbooks!!

**Reading Fair is Wednesday, Nov. 18th. Student projects are due on Monday. Due to the fair, students will be eating sack lunches in the classroom on that day.

ELA: Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, & Notable People

Students will participate in Art Days on Monday & Tuesday of this week. They will be learning about various artists and creating their piece of artwork on canvas. Please make sure your child brings an old shirt to wear to paint in on Monday. On Tuesday, students will just be drawing with crayons & markers.

*Please note: Behavior calendars will no longer be sent home. Your child's behavior for the previous week will be recorded on Graded Paper Cover Sheet. If behavior needs to be immediately addressed, a note will be sent home that day.

Reading: Mentor Texts-Hooray for Inventors, Ah, Music, & To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers

  • Discuss & chart author's point of view vs. students' point of view after reading mentor texts on inventions and music.
  • Discuss procedural steps of Wright brothers' invention. List the steps in sequential order. Put information in paragraph form.
  • Spelling Test over words with prefixes on Friday.
  • Cold Read #12 will be given on Friday.
  • Reading logs are due on Friday.

Language: 

  • Review sentences with compound subjects and predicates.
  • Introduce compound sentences as 2 simple sentences joined together with a comma and a coodinating conjunction. (FANBOYS)
  • Language assessment over types of sentences will be given at the end of the 2nd 9 weeks.

Writing: 

  • Make revisions to narrative piece using sea animal from informative paragraph as the main character. Writing will be taken through the writing process and graded using a rubric. This will be recorded as a writing grade for the 2nd 9 weeks.

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Math: Area

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's for the 2nd 9 Weeks. Fact Fluency will be given on Friday.
  • Use distributive property to find the area of regular & irregular shapes.
  • Practice figuring area of shapes using tiles and drawings on graph paper.
  • Independent Skills Practice will be given on Friday.


Weekly Skills for Nov. 9th
Due Date: 11/9/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for November 9-13, 2015

Case 21 Assessments will be given this week. Tuesday-ELA / Wednesday-Math

(Please make sure your child is at school each day, rested and prepared to do his/her very best on the test.)

ELA: Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, & Notable People

Reading: Mentor Texts-Picasso & the Girl with the PonytailMy Name Is Georgia, and Van Gogh

  • Compare & contrast books about Picasso.
  • Review sequential order by creating a timeline of Picasso's life.
  • Create a cause & effect chart to visualize the relationship between events in Picasso's life and his art.
  • Discuss author's opinion after reading the book about Georgia O'Keefe.
  • Complete writing sentences using vocabulary words from Unit 2.
  • Spelling Test on Friday.
  • Cold Read #11 on Thursday.

Language: 

  • Mentor sentences will begin after Christmas break.
  • Review the 4 types of sentences: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative. Identify sentences in passages read and write examples of each type in notebooks. IXL Language A.1
  • Watch and participate in activities on power point over compound subjects and predicates. IXL Language B.1, B.2, & B.3

Writing: 

  • Make revisions to narrative piece using sea animal from informative paragraph as the main character. Writing will be taken through the writing process and graded using a rubric. This will be recorded as a writing grade for the 2nd 9 weeks.

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Math: Area

 

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's for the 2nd 9 Weeks. Fact Fluency will be given on Friday.
  • Complete 2nd half of Assessment #1 if not completed on Friday.
  • Define vocabulary words for area. Introduce the formula length X width to determine the area of a rectangle. Students will use games, geo boards, and IXLMath to practice finding the area of rectangles. Independent Skills Practice will be given on Thursday or Friday. (This is a short assessment.)


Weekly Skills for Nov. 4th
Due Date: 11/3/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for November 4-6, 2015

ELA: Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, & Notable People

Reading: Mentor Text- and The Sign Painter

  •  Define "inventive" and "creative".
  • Begin a list of notable people that students might research and write about.
  • Read the book Picasso. Discuss the different periods of his life and how events affected his paintings.
  • point of view, cause & effect
  • Complete writing sentences using vocabulary words from Unit 2.

Language: 

  • Mentor sentences will begin after Christmas break.
  • Review the 4 types of sentences: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative. Identify sentences in passages read and write examples of each type in notebooks. 
  • Next week; simple sentences with compound subjects & predicates.
  • Spelling Test on Friday. cereal, cycle, center, prince, chance, price, justice, difference, subtraction, elevation, election, certain, force, official, cider

Writing: 

  • Begin writing narrative piece using sea animal from informative paragraph as the main character. Writing will be taken through the writing process and graded using a rubric. This will be recorded as a writing grade for the 2nd 9 weeks.

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Math: Mass & Volume, Word Problems

 

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's for the 2nd 9 Weeks. Fact Fluency will be given on Friday.
  • Review deifinitions of mass and volume. Find items around the room and determine what unit of measurement would be used to measure mass. (grams or kilograms) Chart items and determine what unit of measurement would be used to measure the volume. (milliliters or liters)
  • Solve mass & volume one step word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.
  • 1st half of Assessment #4 will be given on Friday. 

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Dates to Remember

  • Case 21 ELA & Math Assessments-Nov. 10th & 11th
  • Progress Reports-Nov. 10th
  • Reading Fair-Nov. 18th (This is not required-extra credit grade in ELA)
  • Thanksgiving Holidays-Nov. 23-27
  • Cookies with Santa-Dec. 3rd (Benefiting St. Jude)
  • School Book Fair- Dec. 4-10
  • Christmas holidays-Dec. 21-Jan. 1
  • Teachers & students return to school on Jan. 4th


Weekly Skills for Oct. 26th
Due Date: 10/25/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for October 26, 2015

Teacher's Wish List: individually wrapped candy for treat box

ELA: 

Reading: Mentor Text- Skylark  and Amos & Boris

  • Cold Read #10 will be given on Wednesday.
  • Finish reading Skylark. Compare & contrast the story to Sarah, Plain & Tall
  • Write sentences for Unit 2 vocabulary words.
  • Watch a power point on main idea & detail. Identify main idea and supporting details of a text.
  • Spelling Test #9 will be given on Friday. New word list was sent home in Daily Folders on Friday.

Language: 

  • Mentor Sentences began last week. Students will analyze, revise, and imitate the following sentence over a 2 week period. 
  • Yes, sky touches my face...soft, like lambs' wool... and I breathe its softness. This mentor sentence is from our mentor text Knots on a Counting Rope.
  • Invitation to Edit #1 will be given on 10/28. 
  • Review figurative language.

Writing: 

  • Last week students used information from their graphic organizer to complete a rough draft. This week, we will revise & edit the rough draft and publish the final copy. This will be graded using a rubric and will be recorded by the end of the 2nd 9 Weeks. 
  • Students will begin writing a narrative using their sea animal as a main character. This will also be graded using a rubric and will be recorded by the end of the 2nd 9 Weeks.

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Math:

Elapsed Time, Word Problems, and Mass & Volume

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's for the 2nd 9 Weeks. Fact Fluency Test on Friday.  
  • Review figuring elapsed time using Judy clocks and a number line. Skill Check will be given on Tuesday.
  • Introduce Mass & Volume on Tuesday. Define vocabulary: mass, grams, kilogram, volume, capacity, milliliter, & liter.


Weekly Skills for Oct. 19th
Due Date: 10/17/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for October 19, 2015

Teacher's Wish List: individually wrapped candy for treat box

ELA: 

Reading: Mentor Text-Sarah, Plain and Tall and Skylark

  • Cold Read #9 will be given on Wednesday.
  • Review character traits while reading Sarah, Plain and Tall. Make predictions before and during reading of each chapter.  Summarize chapters after reading. 
  • Look up vocabulary words for Unit 2 and write definitions in Reader's Notebook.
  • Continue to define types of figurative language. Add examples to flip book. Discuss the literal meaning of each example. *Use flip book as a Study Guide.
  • Spelling Test #8 will be given on Friday. (stay, stray, holiday, Monday, stain, faith, sprain, plain, aim, afraid, braid, claim, praise, restrain, entertain)

Language: IXL Review: adjectives-T.1-T.3,  adverbs-U.1 & U.2, adjectives that compare-W.1, and adverbs that compare- X.1

  • Mentor Sentences begin this week. Students will analyze, revise, and imitate the following sentence over a 2 week period. 
  • Yes, sky touches my face...soft, like lambs' wool... and I breathe its softness. This mentor sentence is from our mentor text Knots on a Counting Rope.
  • Invitation to Edit #1 will be given on 10/29. 

Writing: 

  • Research a sea animal. Students will use information on graphic organizer to write an informative piece for a grade. This will be graded using a rubric and will be recorded by the end of the 2nd 9 Weeks. 

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Math:

Word Problems & Telling Time

IXL: Review word problems (all operations) addition-C.3, subtraction-D.3, multiplication-D.3, and division-L.6  New Skills: Time S.1 and S.2

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's for the 2nd 9 Weeks. 2nd timed test of the 2nd 9 weeks-Oct. 23rd  
  • Review telling time. Students will use Judy clocks to tell time to the nearest minute and 5 minutes. Skill Check will be given on Tuesday.
  • Use clocks and number lines to determine elapsed time. (within 30 minutes)
  • Solve one step word problems on elapsed time.


weekly Skills for Oct. 13th
Due Date: 10/12/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for October 13, 2015

Teacher's Wish List: individually wrapped candy for treat box

ELA: 

Reading: Mentor Text-Sarah, Plain and Tall

  • Cold Read #8 will be given on Thursday.
  • Continue to read about the sinking of the Titanic. Use a timeline to illustrate how quickly things progressed.
  • Look up vocabulary words for Unit 2 and write definitions in Reader's Notebook.
  • Review character traits while listening to the teacher read Sarah, Plain & Tall.
  • View powerpoint on figurative language. Add examples to flip book. Discuss the literal meaning of each example. *Use flip book as a Study Guide.
  • Spelling Test #2 (2nd 9 Weeks) will be given on Friday. 

Language: IXL Review: Review skills/Adjectives-T.1-T.3 and Adverbs-U.1 & U.2 New Skills: Adj. that compare-W.1, Adverbs that compare-X.1, Similes and metaphors-TT.1

  • Review the definitions and examples of adjectives and adverbs.
  • Define and chart comparative & superlative adjectives and adverbs.
  • Adjective/Adverb Skill Check will be given on Friday. 

Writing: 

  • Research a sea animal. Students will use information on graphic organizer to write an informative piece for a grade. This will be graded using a rubric and will be recorded by the end of the 2nd 9 Weeks. 

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Math:

Word Problems & Telling Time

IXL Review: Word Problems (All operations) C.3, D.3, H.6, and L.6  New Skills: Time-S.1 and S.2

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's for the 2nd 9 Weeks. 1st timed test of the 2nd 9 weeks-Oct. 16th  
  • Review solving word problems using CUBES strategy and/or pictures. Word Problems Skill Check will be given on Wednesday of this week. (All operations-this is a review-no new skills)
  • Introduce telling time. Students will use Judy clocks to tell time to the nearest minute and 5 minutes.
  • Use clocks and number lines to determine elapsed time. (within 30 minutes)

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Dates to Remember

  • Report Cards-October 14th
  • Halloween candy grams-Oct. 19-28 (Delivered on the 30th)
  • Book Character Parade and Halloween treats-Oct. 30th
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Memphis Zoo-Nov. 2nd (Payment due Oct. 14th)
  • Professional Development Day-Student Holiday-Nov. 3rd
  • Reading Fair-Nov. 18th (This is not required-extra credit grade in ELA)
  • Thanksgiving holidays-Nov. 23-27
  • Cookies with Santa-Dec. 3rd (Benefiting St. Jude)
  • School Book Fair- Dec. 4-10
  • Christmas holidays-Dec. 21-Jan. 1
  • Teachers & students return to school on Jan. 4th


Weekly Skills for Oct. 5th
Due Date: 10/5/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

 

    Desoto County School district is pleased to make it possible for parents to access their child's academic progress and attendance through the internet. Desoto County School District believes this kind of access will improve parent and teacher communication as well as student responsibility. Parents may view schedules, progress reports, report cards, attendance, and grade book. You will be able to view your child's grades and attendance from any computer that has internet accessibilty.

To sign up online or request a new parent portal access letter be sent to you: We will need to verify that you are a parent or guardian of the child in question. To do this we will need several pieces of information:

  • Student Name
  • Student's Teacher
  • A copy of a valid photo ID returned with the letter

Once the completed letter and copy of photo ID is returned we will send your login information to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (662) 429-9117.

Yearbooks go on sale this week!!

Purchase your yearbook at school for $35. 

Purchase online for $35 plus a $1 processing fee.

The last day to accept money is November 16th. The class with the most yearbook orders will receive  a PJ/Chick-Fil-A breakfast or a pizza party.

Last day to order school pictures is October 16th.

3rd Grade classes will have their Halloween treats on Friday, Oct. 30th.

3rd Grade Field Trip to the Memphis Zoo has been rescheduled for Nov. 2nd.

 

Weekly Skills for Oct. 5-9, 2015

Wear PINK on Monday for Breast Cancer Awareness Week!!

ELA:

READING LOGS WERE ASSIGNED ON FRIDAY AND ARE DUE ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK. THOSE STUDENTS TURNING IN A COMPLETED LOG WILL PARTICIPATE IN BOOK CLUB ON FRIDAY. THEY MAY BRING A SNACK & DRINK OF CHOICE TO ENJOY WHILE THEY ARE DISCUSSING THEIR BOOKS. *Students may log pages read from library books or books read on MyOn. Students may read independently or with an adult. A minimum of 30 minutes is to be turned in and may be read in 1 setting or broken up into three 10 minute sessions. 

 

Reading: Mentor Text-The Journey of a Humpback Whale

  • Cold Read #7 will be given on Monday.
  • Determine the main idea of a text & recount details to support the main idea.
  • Use text features such as headings, diagrams, maps, glossary, index, etc. to enhance understanding of text information.
  • Answer literal and nonliteral questions to demonstrate understanding of the text. Use evidence from a text to complete a constructed response. The response should restate the question using key words.
  • Spelling-homophones-Spelling Test will be given on Friday. (Recorded for 2nd 9 Weeks. their, they're, there, where, wear, you're, your, to, too two, right, write, dear, deer, meet, meat, through, threw, priniciple, prinicipal
  • Introduce & define new vocabulary for Unit 2. luxurious, navigate, voyage, possessions, collision, ancient, mist, eerie, jolted, solitary
  • Demonstrate understanding of figurative language: simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, idiom, etc. Complete a flip book with definitions and examples over the next 2 weeks. 

Writing: 

  • Continue to work on narrative for Unit 1. 

Language: 

IXL Language Practice: Review Adjectives-T.1 through T.3; Adverbs

  • Define adverbs as words that modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb.
  • Complete adverb flip flap book this week. Use to study for adverb skill check to be given next week.

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Math:

IXL Math Practice: Understand Division-I.1 through I.5. Review multiplication.

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's in addition to 3's and 6's for the 2nd 9 Weeks. 1st timed test of the 2nd 9 weeks-Oct. 16th 
  • Review facts using flashcards or games on multiplication.com or arcademicskillbuilers.com. 
  • Continue to use various strategies to solve multiplication problems and division problems. Assessment #3 will be given 10/6 and 10/7.
  • Define division as the inverse (opposite) operation of multiplication. Use manipulatives and number line to solve division problems. Vocabulary: dividend. divisor, and quotient.


Weekly Skills for Sept. 28th
Due Date: 9/27/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

 

    Desoto County School district is pleased to make it possible for parents to access their child's academic progress and attendance through the internet. Desoto County School District believes this kind of access will improve parent and teacher communication as well as student responsibility. Parents may view schedules, progress reports, report cards, attendance, and grade book. You will be able to view your child's grades and attendance from any computer that has internet accessibilty.

To sign up online or request a new parent portal access letter be sent to you: We will need to verify that you are a parent or guardian of the child in question. To do this we will need several pieces of information:

  • Student Name
  • Student's Teacher
  • A copy of a valid photo ID returned with the letter

Once the completed letter and copy of photo ID is returned we will send your login information to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (662) 429-9117.

Yearbooks go on sale this week!!

Purchase your yearbook at school for $35. 

Purchase online for $35 plus a $1 processing fee.

The last day to accept money is November 16th. The class with the most yearbook orders will receive  a PJ/Chick-Fil-A breakfast or a pizza party.

School picture proofs were sent home on Friday in Daily Folders. The last day to order is 10/16.

Reminder: 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Memphis Zoo is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23rd.

3rd Grade classes will have their Halloween treats on Friday, Oct. 30th.

Weekly Skills for Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2015

ELA:

READING LOGS WERE ASSIGNED ON FRIDAY AND ARE DUE ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK. THOSE STUDENTS TURNING IN A COMPLETED LOG WILL PARTICIPATE IN BOOK CLUB ON FRIDAY. THEY MAY BRING A SNACK & DRINK OF CHOICE TO ENJOY WHILE THEY ARE DISCUSSING THEIR BOOKS. *Students may log pages read from library books or books read on MyOn. Students may read independently or with an adult. A minimum of 30 minutes is to be turned in and may be read in 1 setting or broken up into three 10 minute sessions. 

 

Reading: Mentor Text-The Journey of a Humpback Whale

  • Cold Read #6 will be given on Tuesday.
  • Label text features found in the article "Summer of the Shark".
  • Students note questions and make predictions while reading the article "The Long Swim".
  • Identify the main idea of each section of the article "The Comeback Humpbacks".
  • Spelling-Commonly Misspelled Words-Spelling Test will be given on Friday.

Writing: 

  • Continue to work on narrative for Unit 1. 

Language: Mentor Text-I Need My Monster

  • Define adjectives as words that describe nouns. They answer the questions: What kind? Which one? How many? Skill Check will be given on Friday.
  • After listening to the story I Want My Monster, students will create their own monster. Next, they will brainstorm adjectives that describe their monster and various parts of his body. This will be their graphic organizer.
  • Students will use their graphic organizer to write about their monster.

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Math:

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's.  
  • Review facts using flashcards or games on multiplication.com or arcademicskillbuilers.com. 
  • 5th  Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday.  Fact fluency tests will be given once a week. These grades will be averaged together as 1 grade and recorded at the end of the 9 weeks.
  • Continue to use various strategies to solve multiplication problems.
  • Define division as the inverse (opposite) operation of multiplication. Use manipulatives and number line to solve division problems. Vocabulary: dividend. divisor, and quotient.
  • Assessment 2-Understand Multiplication and Division will be completed on Wednesday & Thursday of this week.


Weekly Skills for Sept. 21st
Due Date: 9/20/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

 

    Desoto County School district is pleased to make it possible for parents to access their child's academic progress and attendance through the internet. Desoto County School District believes this kind of access will improve parent and teacher communication as well as student responsibility. Parents may view schedules, progress reports, report cards, attendance, and grade book. You will be able to view your child's grades and attendance from any computer that has internet accessibilty.

To sign up online or request a new parent portal access letter be sent to you: We will need to verify that you are a parent or guardian of the child in question. To do this we will need several pieces of information:

  • Student Name
  • Student's Teacher
  • A copy of a valid photo ID returned with the letter

Once the completed letter and copy of photo ID is returned we will send your login information to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (662) 429-9117.

Weekly Skills for Sept. 21-25, 2015

ELA:

READING LOGS WERE ASSIGNED ON FRIDAY AND ARE DUE ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK. THOSE STUDENTS TURNING IN A COMPLETED LOG WILL PARTICIPATE IN BOOK CLUB ON FRIDAY. THEY MAY BRING A SNACK & DRINK OF CHOICE TO ENJOY WHILE THEY ARE DISCUSSING THEIR BOOKS. *Students may log pages read from library books, or books read on MyOn. Students may read independently or with an adult. A minimum of 30 minutes is to be turned in and may be read in 1 setting or broken up into three 10 minute sessions. 

 

Reading: Mentor Text-Shark Attack, A Cod's Tale

  • Cold Read #6 will be given on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
  • Chart the differences between fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Define & identify text features in nonfiction texts.
  • Discuss how various text features help the reader understand the text.
  • Complete Unit 1 Vacabulary if not completed already. Begin Unit 2 Vocabulary.
  • Spelling-Compound Words-List was sent home in Daily Folders on Friday. *Spelling Test will be given on Friday.

Writing: 

  • Continue to work on narrative for Unit 1. 
  • Begin whole group research on a sea animal. Teacher will model using a graphic organizer to gather information. Information on graphic organizer will be used to write an informative paragraph.

Language:

  • Review nouns, verbs, and pronouns using IXL Language. Passwords & usernames are in plastic sleeve in Daily Folders.
  • Define adjectives as words that describe nouns. They answer the questions: What kind? Which one? How many? *Skill Check will be given next week.

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Math:

  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's.  
  • Review facts using flashcards or games on multiplication.com or arcademicskillbuilers.com. 
  • 4th  Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday.  Fact fluency tests will be given once a week. These grades will be averaged together as 1 grade and recorded at the end of the 9 weeks.
  • Review properties of multiplication. Students will complete a flip book and review using IXLMath in Learning Lab on Monday. *Independent Skill Check will be given on Wednesday of this week.
  • Continue to use various strategies to solve multiplication problems. Define division as the inverse (opposite) operation of multiplication.


Weekly Skills for Sept. 14th
Due Date: 9/11/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

 

    Desoto County School district is pleased to make it possible for parents to access their child's academic progress and attendance through the internet. Desoto County School District believes this kind of access will improve parent and teacher communication as well as student responsibility. parents may view schedules, progress reports, report cards, attendance, and grade book. You will be able to view your child's grades and attendance from any computer that has internet accessibilty.

To sign up online or request a new parent portal access letter be sent to you: We will need to verify that you are a parent or guardian of the child in question. To do this we will need several pieces of information:

  • Student Name
  • Student's Teacher
  • A copy of a valid photo ID returned with the letter

Once the completed letter and copy of photo ID is returned we will send your login information to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (662) 429-9117.

Weekly Skills for Sept. 14-18, 2015

ELA:

READING LOGS WERE ASSIGNED ON FRIDAY AND ARE DUE ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK. THOSE STUDENTS TURNING IN A COMPLETED LOG WILL PARTICIPATE IN BOOK CLUB ON FRIDAY. THEY MAY BRING A SNACK & DRINK OF CHOICE TO ENJOY WHILE THEY ARE DISCUSSING THEIR BOOKS. *Students may log pages read from library books, or books read on MyOn. Students may read independently or with an adult. A minimum of 30 minutes is to be turned in and may be read in 1 setting or broken up into three 10 minute sessions. 

 

Reading:

  • Character traits, central message of a story or theme, making predictions, cause & effect, and trickster tales
  • Review identifying story elements and defining genre for cold read.
  • Comprehension Test #4 will be given on Tuesday, Sept. 15th.

Writing: 

  • Students will begin the writing process by writing a rough draft of a narrative. The writing will be taken through the writing process and recorded as a grade at the end of the 9 week period.

Word Study:

  • Define and use Tier II vocabulary words from mentor texts in sentences. Students will choose 10 words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our mentor text that we are reading in this unit. (disguise, banister, insist, astonished, bewildered, surrounded, homesick, ashamed, spare, quiver, vanish, barricade, halt)
  • Spelling-Words with "ie" (field, shield, wield, yield, brief, chief, grief, belief, relief, mischief, niece, piece, fierce, cashier, siege)
  • Spelling Test #3 will be given on Friday, Sept. 18th

Language:

  • Review nouns, verbs, and pronouns using IXL Language. Passwords & usernames are in plastic sleeve in Daily Folders.
  • Review verbs, subject/verb agreement, & verb tenses.
  • Subject & object pronouns.
  • Pronoun Skill Check will be on Friday, Sept. 18th

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Math:

  • Solve word problems using addition and subtraction. Math Assessment over word problems will be given on Wednesday, Sept. 16th.
  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's.  
  • Review facts using flashcards or games on multiplication.com or arcademicskillbuilers.com. 
  • 3rd Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday Fact fluency tests will be given once a week. These grades will be averaged together as 1 grade and recorded at the end of the 9 weeks.


Weekly Skills for Sept. 8th
Due Date: 9/7/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

 

    Desoto County School district is pleased to make it possible for parents to access their child's academic progress and attendance through the internet. Desoto County School District believes this kind of access will improve parent and teacher communication as well as student responsibility. parents may view schedules, progress reports, report cards, attendance, and grade book. You will be able to view your child's grades and attendance from any computer that has internet accessibilty.

To sign up online or request a new parent portal access letter be sent to you: We will need to verify that you are a parent or guardian of the child in question. To do this we will need several pieces of information:

  • Student Name
  • Student's Teacher
  • A copy of a valid photo ID returned with the letter

Once the completed letter and copy of photo ID is returned we will send your login information to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (662) 429-9117.

Weekly Skills for Sept. 8-11, 2015

ELA:

READING LOGS WERE ASSIGNED ON FRIDAY AND ARE DUE ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK. THOSE STUDENTS TURNING IN A COMPLETED LOG WILL PARTICIPATE IN BOOK CLUB ON FRIDAY. THEY MAY BRING A SNACK & DRINK OF CHOICE TO ENJOY WHILE THEY ARE DISCUSSING THEIR BOOKS. *Students may log pages read from library books, or books read on MyOn. Students may read independently or with an adult. A minimum of 30 minutes is to be turned in and may be read in 1 setting or broken up into three 10 minute sessions. 

 

Reading:

  • Character traits, central message of a story or theme, making predictions, cause & effect, and trickster tales
  • Comprehension Test #3 will be given on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Writing: 

  • Students will begin the writing process by writing a rough draft of a narrative. The writing will be taken through the writing process and recorded as a grade at the end of the 9 week period.

Word Study:

  • Define and use Tier II vocabulary words from mentor texts in sentences. Students will choose 10 words and compose a sentence using the word in correct context. The words were picked from our mentor text that we are reading in this unit. (disguise, banister, insist, astonished, bewildered, surrounded, homesick, ashamed, spare, quiver, vanish, barricade, halt)
  • Spelling-Making nouns ending in "o" plural. (radios, videos, kilos, pianos, zeros, tornados, kangaroos, heroes, dominoes, tomatoes, torpedoes, echoes, vetoes, mosquitoes)
  • Spelling Test #3 will be given on Friday, Sept. 11th

Language:

  • Review nouns, verbs, and pronouns using IXL Language. Passwords & usernames are in plastic sleeve in Daily Folders.
  • Review verbs, subject/verb agreement, & verb tenses.
  • Subject & object pronouns.
  • Pronoun Skill Check will be given next week.

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Math:

  • Solve word problems using addition and subtraction. Independent Skill Check on word problems will be given on Friday, Sept. 11th.
  • Continue to drill multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's.  
  • Review facts using flashcards or games on multiplication.com or arcademicskillbuilers.com. 
  • 2nd Fact Fluency Test will be given on Thursday. Fact fluency tests will be given once a week. These grades will be averaged together as 1 grade and recorded at the end of the 9 weeks.

 

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**Parents, please note. Assessments may be given at a later date, but they will not be given earlier than stated on website or newsletter.

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Homework will be assigned on a daily basis. Students will write homework in their daily folders and place any homework sheets in the "Return to School" section of folder. Please make sure it is returned to that pocket to be turned in the next day. We will review homework each morning, and students will receive a sticker if it is complete. After a student receives 20 stickers, he/she will earn a homework pass.

*I have encouraged students to buy a homework pass when spending good behavior tickets. The pass should be stored at school in case of an emergency, daily folder is left at school, afterschool activities, etc. 



Weekly Skills for Aug. 31st
Due Date: 8/30/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

 


                     Weekly Skills for Aug. 31 - Sept. 4, 2015

**Monday is PE. Please don't forget to wear your tennis shoes. 

**Thank you to all the parents who purchased books from Scholastic!! Students ordered $261 worth of books.   

***PTA Fundraiser is due by August 31st.

ELA:

READING LOGS WERE ASSIGNED ON FRIDAY AND ARE DUE ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK. THOSE STUDENTS TURNING IN A COMPLETED LOG WILL PARTICIPATE IN BOOK CLUB ON FRIDAY. THEY MAY BRING A SNACK & DRINK OF CHOICE TO ENJOY WHILE THEY ARE DISCUSSING THEIR BOOKS. *Students may log pages read from library books, or books read on MyOn. Students may read independently or with an adult. A minimum of 30 minutes is to be turned in and may be read in 1 setting or broken up into three 10 minute sessions. The goal is to get your child reading about something of interest.

 

Reading: Mentor Texts-The Song & Dance Man, Through Grandpa's Eyes, Grandpa's Journey, & Knots on a Counting Rope

  • Review character traits through class discussion, writing, & the use of graphic organizers. Think about (outside) physical traits and (inside) personality traits. **Students have a list of traits in the back pocket of Daily Folder.
  • Comprehension strategies: predicting, questioning, & inferring
  • Discuss author's central message or theme of the story.
  • Introduce trickster tales by reading Tops and Bottoms in the Reading Street.
  • 3rd Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Friday, Sept 4th.

Writing: 

  • Continue to write narratives in notebooks using ideas from mentor texts.
  • Teacher will discuss & model writing a story with a beginning, middle, and end.

Word Study:

  • Define and use Tier II vocabulary words from mentor texts in sentences.
  • Spelling-Nouns ending in -f, -fe, and exceptions to the rule. Words are listed on the back of Reading Log in Daily Folder. (knives, loaves, leaves, calves,wives, wolves, thieves, shelves, scarves, hooves, gulfs, reefs, beliefs, chiefs, proofs)
  • 2nd Spelling Test will be given on Fri. Sept. 4th.

Language:

  • Review types of verbs: action, helping, & linking using IXL Language. Passwords & usernames are in plastic sleeve in Daily Folders.
  • Introduce subject-verb agreement & tenses of verbs.
  • *Independent Skills Check will be definitely be given on Wed. Sept.2nd.

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Math:

  • Review properties of addition: commutative, associative, and identity on IXL Math in Learning Lab on Monday. Also addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Complete Skittles bar & pictographs from Friday. Students complete a bar & pictograph with a group on butcher block paper. 
  • Independent Skills Practice for a grade will be given on Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Introduce multiplication facts 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's. 
  • Review facts using flashcards or games on multiplication.com or arcademicskillbuilers.com. 
  • 1st Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday. Fact fluency tests will be given once a week. These grades will be averaged together as 1 grade and recorded at the end of the 9 weeks.


Weekly Skills for Aug. 24th
Due Date: 8/23/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                   Weekly Skills for August 24-28, 2015

**Monday is PE. Please don't forget to wear your tennis shoes. 

**Scholastic book orders may be turned in or ordered online until August 27th. So far we have orders totaling $227. Thank you!!

***PTA Fundraiser is due by August 31st.

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Text-Aunt Flossie's Hat & Crab Cakes Later,The Memory StringGrandpa's Journey, & Knots on a Counting Rope

  • Character traits and how they affect the character's actions in a story.
  • Comprehension strategies: predicting, questioning, & inferring
  • Discuss what to do if you come to an unknown word while reading a text. Review parts of a dictionary. Practice looking up words in student dictionaries.
  • Summarizing stories. (Review genres and narrative elements)
  • 2st Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Friday, August 28th.

Writing: 

  • Students practice turning and talking to a partner during Writer's Workshop.
  • Continue to write narratives in notebooks.
  • Review types of verbs: action, linking, & helping. Also verb tenses and subject-verb agreement. Independent Skills Test will be given on Wednesday. Use homework from Tuesday night as a review. Also, Language handbook and any notes or handouts completed in class.
  • 1st Spelling test will be given on Friday of this week. (blueberries, buddies, countries, toys, donkeys, butterflies, stories, highways, libraries, groceries, candies, puppies, valleys, delays, supplies)

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Math:

  • Review properties of addition: commutative, associative, and identity. Chart definitions and examples in Math Journals. *Study notes in back of Daily Folder.
  • Practice adding & subtracting 2-3 digit numbers with and without regrouping.
  • Solve word problems using the CUBE method.
  • Circle the key numbers. Underline the question. Box in any Math action words. Evaluate what steps you should take to solve the problem. Solve and check.
  • Review reading & analyzing graphs. (bar & picture)
  • Independent Skills Practice over addition & subtraction with regrouping will be given on Tuesday, August 25th.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/16/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

 


                     Weekly Skills for August 17, 2015

**Monday is PE. Please don't forget to wear your tennis shoes.

Monday is also Parent Literacy Night from 6:30-7:30. This is for parents or guardians only. 

ELA:

Reading: Mentor Texts- A Bad Case of Stripes, The Rough-Faced Girl, & When Sophie Gets Angry

  • Discuss and chart when you might abandon a book. Examples: book is too easy, too hard, characters are boring, plot is confusing, etc.
  • Author's Purpose-Why did the author write a particular text? PIE (to persuade, inform, or entertain)
  • Discuss what to do if you come to an unknown word while reading a text. Review parts of a dictionary. Practice looking up words in student dictionaries.
  • Discuss readers as thinkers, not just word callers. Teacher will model asking questions while reading "When Sophie Gets Angry".
  • 1st Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Friday, August 21st.

Writing: Mentor Texts- Grandpa's Face; She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl

  • Students practice turning and talking to a partner during Writer's Workshop.
  • Continue to write narratives in notebooks.
  • Review common & proper nouns; singular & plural nouns. Independent Skills Test will be given on Wednesday of this week. **Review notes, charts, and handouts.
  • Introduce verbs and categorize as action, helping, or linking.

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Math:

  • Review properties of addition: commutative, associative, and identity. Chart definitions and examples in Math Journals. *Study notes in back of Daily Folder.
  • Practice adding & subtracting 2-3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. 
  • Continue to round numbers to the nearest 10's and 100's. Independent Skills Test on rounding will be given on Tuesday of this week. *Math homework for Monday night is the same format as the assessment.
  • Review reading & analyzing graphs. (bar & picture)
  • Independent Skills Practice over addition & subtraction with regrouping will be given Friday or Tuesday of next week.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/9/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Weekly Skills for August 10, 2015

**Monday is PE. Please don't forget to wear your tennis shoes.

ELA: Read Alouds-First Day Jitters , My Mouth Is a Volcano The Pain and the Great One

  • Review procedures for Readers' and Writers' Workshops.
  • Discuss the difference between fiction & nonfiction text. Define genres and classify books from classroom library.
  • Determine how to choose a "just right" book.
  • Discuss 7 chart the difference between real & fake reading.
  • Read & write narratives in Writers' Notebooks.
  • Review types of nouns.

1st Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given next Friday, Aug. 21st.

Noun Skill check will be given next Tuesday.

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Math:

  • Review place value.
  • Introduce properties of addition: commutative, associative, and identity. Chart definitions and examples in Math Journals.
  • Practice adding & subtracting 2-3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. 
  • Round numbers to the nearest 10's and 100's.
  • Review reading & analyzing graphs. (bar & picture)

Independent Skills Practice over rounding will be given on Friday of this week or next Tuesday.

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**Parents, please note. Assessments may be given at a later date, but they will not be given earlier than stated on website or newsletter.

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Homework will be assigned on a daily basis. Students will write homework in their daily folders and place any homework sheets in the "Return to School" section of folder. Please make sure it is returned to that pocket to be turned in the next day. We will review homework each morning and students will receive a sticker if it is complete. After a student receives 20 stickers, he/she will earn a homework pass.



Weekly Updates
Due Date: 8/2/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

I can't wait to meet all my new students on Monday.

Meet the Teacher Night

August 3rd, 6-7:30

Bring your school supplies and take a tour of your new classroom.

*If you are unable to bring all of your supplies, please try and have the essential items such as crayons, markers, scissors, folders, and vinyl dividers with pockets by Wed.

Our class will be using a 1 inch binder instead of the 2 inch binder. The 1 inch binder does not have to be clear view. It can be any color or design that reflects your child's personality. 

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Third Grade Fees may be paid on Monday. They are as follows:

Field Trip T-Shirt-$5.50 and IXL Math-$5.50

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Class Schedule

7:45-8:00     Morning Meeting

8:00-9:30     Readers' Workshop

9:30-10:10     Activity

10:10-11:45     Writers' Workshop

11:45-11:55     Health

11:55-12:20     Lunch

12:20-1:20     Math Workshop

1:20-1:40     Recess

1:40-2:10     Math Workshop

2:10-2:40     Science/ Social Studies

2:40-Dismissal

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Activity Schedule

Monday-PE

Tuesday-Art

Wednesday-Computer

Thursday-Library

Friday-Music

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Lunch Menu for Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Salad or Baked Corn Dog Nuggets, Spicy Fries, Baby Carrots, Watermelon Chunks, Mandarin Oranges, Chocolate Chip Cookie 

**Students may bring bottled water and a healthy snack to eat during midmorning read aloud.

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Please make sure your child knows how he/she will be getting home from school on Wednesday. Parents need to verify what bus the student will be riding before Wednesday. Also, make sure your child either brings his/her lunch or has lunch money on the first day of school. Full paid lunch is $2.50 and reduced lunch is $0.40. Please send me a note if your child has money in his/her account or was free or reduced last year. Breakfast will not be served until Monday, August 10th.

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                                                             Contact Information

desotocountyschools.org/hhe

kimberly.scarberry@dcsms.org

School : 662-429-9117

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 5/12/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                           Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                     Weekly Skills for May 11-15, 2015

 

 

                                                                       

Changes to the last day of school: May 21st is now a 60% day with dismissal at 11:15. 3rd Grade Awards will be in the classroom at 9:15. We will be having a Color Run instead of Field Day. Notes with more information will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday of this week.

MKAS test results were sent home in Graded Paper Folders. If your child failed the 1st assessment, he/she will have 2 more test dates. Those students that did not pass the test will receive intense remediation of skills on a daily basis. Please call with any questions you may have.

We will be practicing for the musical on Monday through Thursday. If your child has a special part, it is imperative that he/she is at school this week. On Friday, 3rd grade will be performing for the 2nd grade classes. Students need to wear their performance clothes to school. They may bring a change of clothes to change into after the program. After the performance, Mrs. Thomason will be serving pizza in the cafeteria. Teachers will provide drinks. If 2 pieces of pizza is not enough for your child, he/she may order a lunch from the cafeteria or bring extra food for lunch. WE NEED A LUNCH COUNT BY THURSDAY. If you have any questions  please don't hesitate to text, email, or call me.

On May 21st we will have The Color Run. The school will provide t-shirts and sunglasses. Please read the note that was sent home in Graded Paper Folders, and let me know if your child will not be participating. Due to liability reasons, siblings will not be able to participate.

ELA

  • Read Alouds: Percy Jackson-The Lightning Thief
  • Students will complete informative writing on an animal of their choice.
  • No reading logs were assigned and except for writing, grades are completed.

MATH

  • Complete Assessment #3 on Tuesday. This is our last Math grade for the year.
  • The remainder of the school year, we will continue to drill multiplication facts and review skills on IXLMath, Tenmarks, and multiplication.com.

**PLEASE NOTE!! EACH STUDENT'S IXLMATH ACCOUNT WILL BE ACTIVE THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS. PLEASE USE THIS SITE TO PRACTICE SKILLS SO YOUR CHILD WILL BE WELL PREPARED FOR 4TH GRADE.



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 5/4/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                           Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                     Weekly Skills for May 4-8, 2015

 

 

                                                                       

Changes to the last day of school: May 21st is now a 60% day with dismissal at 11:15. 3rd Grade Awards will be in the classroom at 9:15. We will be having a Color Run instead of Field Day. Notes with more information will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday of this week.

Tuesday, May 5th-"Lights Out in the Library" Students must have returned all library books or paid book fines to participate.

Math End of the Year Assessment-Our class will take the assessment in Learning Lab at 10:00 on Monday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 5th. Please make sure your child eats a good breakfast and is at school on time prepared to do their very best.

ELA

While students are still encouraged to read at home, no reading logs will be assigned for the remainder of the school year. Thank you to students and parents for making Reading Logs a priority this year!!

  • Read Alouds: Percy Jackson-The Lightning Thief
  • Students will continue to review Main Idea of a Text, Cause and Effect Relationships, Sequencing of Events, and Comparing and Contrasting texts.
  • Continue to read books about Greek Gods and Goddesses.
  • Continue to work on informative writing for a grade.
  • For the next 2 weeks students will reading articles about how to be a healthy kid. They will discuss and write opinions about topics such as smoking, drinking sodas, watching TV, and texting vs. personal conversations.
  • Invitation to Edits will be given on Tuesday & Wednesday of this week. Review study guide that was sent home on Monday. This was supposed to be placed in the back of Daily Folders as notes to review.

MATH

  •  Fact Fluency Test #6 will be given on Wednesday.  This will be our last test of the 4th Nine Weeks. We will continue to practice multiplication facts until the end of the year. Please encourage your child to practice throughout the summer with flashcards or games on multiplication.com. Each student's IXLmath account is also good through the summer months. 
  • Review all skills for last assessment to be given on Thursday and Friday of this week. Study Guide will be sent home as homework on Tuesday.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/26/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                           Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                     Weekly Skills for April 27th-May 1st

 

 

Save the Date: HHES Field Day will be May 21st. 3rd grade field day will be from 12:00-2:00. Awards will be presented to students in the classroom before activities at 11:30. Students will be eating sack lunches in the classroom before attending field day. **Parent volunteers are needed for field day.

Tuesday, April 28th-All student library books are due. 

Tuesday, May 5th-"Lights Out in the Library" Students must have returned all library books or paid book fines to participate.

ELA End of the Year Assessment-Our class will take the assessment in Learning Lab at 10:00 on Tuesday, April 28th.

Math End of the Year Assessment-Our class will take the assessment in Learning Lab at 10:00 on May 4th and 5th.

NO SPOTLIGHT CLASSES THIS THURSDAY.

May 21st-Students' last day of school

ELA

Reading Logs were sent home on Friday. Students that complete the log may bring a snack & drink on Thursday for Book Club. Students with an incomplete log will read independently during that time.

  • Read Alouds: Percy Jackson-The Lightning Thief
  • Students will continue to review Main Idea of a Text, Cause and Effect Relationships, Sequencing of Events, and Comparing and Contrasting texts.
  • Continue to read books about Greek Gods and Goddesses.
  • Continue to work on informative writing for a grade.
  • For the next 2 weeks students will reading articles about how to be a healthy kid. They will discuss and write opinions about topics such as smoking, drinking sodas, watching TV, and texting vs. personal conversations.
  • Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Wednesday of this week.

MATH

  • Review distributive property. area, perimeter, and fractions on a number line. 
  • Students will review soloving one and two step word problems. PBA over word problems will be given on Tuesday. Word Problem Assessment will be given on Thursday and Friday of this week.
  •  Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday. Tests for the last 9 week period will consist of 75 problems, and students will still have only 5 minutes to complete it. Please continue to drill multiplication facts using flashcards, IXLmath website, or games on multiplication.com.

                               Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                         Weekly Skills for April 27th-May 1st

     

     

    Save the Date: HHES Field Day will be May 21st. 3rd grade field day will be from 12:00-2:00. Awards will be presented to students in the classroom before activities at 11:30. Students will be eating sack lunches in the classroom before attending field day. **Parent volunteers are needed for field day.

    Tuesday, April 28th-All student library books are due. 

    Tuesday, May 5th-"Lights Out in the Library" Students must have returned all library books or paid book fines to participate.

    ELA End of the Year Assessment-Our class will take the assessment in Learning Lab at 10:00 on Tuesday, April 28th.

    Math End of the Year Assessment-Our class will take the assessment in Learning Lab at 10:00 on May 4th and 5th.

    NO SPOTLIGHT CLASSES THIS THURSDAY.

    May 21st-Students' last day of school

    ELA

    Reading Logs were sent home on Friday. Students that complete the log may bring a snack & drink on Thursday for Book Club. Students with an incomplete log will read independently during that time.

    • Read Alouds: Percy Jackson-The Lightning Thief
    • Students will continue to review Main Idea of a Text, Cause and Effect Relationships, Sequencing of Events, and Comparing and Contrasting texts.
    • Continue to read books about Greek Gods and Goddesses.
    • Continue to work on informative writing for a grade.
    • For the next 2 weeks students will reading articles about how to be a healthy kid. They will discuss and write opinions about topics such as smoking, drinking sodas, watching TV, and texting vs. personal conversations.
    • Cold Read Comprehension Test will be given on Wednesday of this week.

    MATH

    • Review distributive property. area, perimeter, and fractions on a number line. 
    • Students will review soloving one and two step word problems. PBA over word problems will be given on Tuesday. Word Problem Assessment will be given on Thursday and Friday of this week.
    •  Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday. Tests for the last 9 week period will consist of 75 problems, and students will still have only 5 minutes to complete it. Please continue to drill multiplication facts using flashcards, IXLmath website, or games on multiplication.com.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/20/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                           Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                     Weekly Skills for April 20-24th

 

 

Progress Reports will be sent home on April 21st.

Save the Date: HHES Field Day will be May 21st. 3rd grade field day will be from 12:00-2:00. Awards will be presented to students in the classroom before activities at 11;30. Students will be eating sack lunches in the classroom before attending field day. **Parent volunteers are needed for field day.

ELA

  • Read Alouds: Percy Jackson-The Lightning Thief
  • Students will continue to review Main Idea of a Text, Cause and Effect Relationships, Sequencing of Events, and Comparing and Contrasting texts.
  • Review similes, metaphors, and personification for Cold Read 2 to be given Wednesday, April 22nd. **Review notes sent home on Tuesday.
  • Continue to read books about Greek Gods and Goddesses.
  • Continue to work on informative writing.

MATH

  • Review distributive property. area, perimeter, and fractions on a number line. PBA #1 Area & Fractions will be given on Tuesday. Assessment #3 Fractions, Measurement, & Data will be given on Thursday and/or Friday of this week. *These are all review skills.
  • Students will find the perimeter of rectangles using the formula side + side + side + side = perimeter. They will review finding the area by using the formula width X length = area.
  •  Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday. Tests for the last 9 week period will consist of 75 problems, and students will still have only 5 minutes to complete it. Please continue to drill multiplication facts using flashcards, IXLmath website, or games on multiplication.com.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/12/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                           Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                     Weekly Skills for April 13-17th

 

 

Proofs of spring pictures were also sent home in graded paper folders. Last day to send in money is Friday, April 17th.

Our class will be taking the MKAS test at 8:00 on Monday, April 13th. Please make sure your child has a good breakfast, is well rested, and at school on time. Thank you!!

ELA

  • Read Alouds: Percy Jackson-The Lightning Thief
  • Review similes, metaphors, and personification for Cold Read 2 to be given on Thursday, April 16th.
  • Continue to read books about Greek Gods and Goddesses.
  • Review abstract nouns, using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words, and idioms for Language Assessment 2 to be given on Wednesday, April 15th. **Study notes taken in class.
  • Continue to work on informative writing.

MATH

  • Review distributive property. area, and perimeter.
  • Students will find the perimeter of rectangles using the formula side + side + side + side = perimeter. They will review finding the area by using the formula width X length = area. Independent Skills Practice will be given on Tuesday.
  • Review finding area of irregular shapes. Students will decompose each figure into smaller rectangles. Write the multiplication fact for each separate rectangle to find the total area. Assessment #1: Quadrilaterals, Area, and Perimeter will be given on Friday, April 17th 
  • Fact Fluency Test #2 for the 4th Nine Weeks will be given on Thursday. Tests for the last 9 week period will consist of 75 problems, and students will still have only 5 minutes to complete it. Please continue to drill multiplication facts using flashcards, IXLmath website, or games on multiplication.com.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 4/7/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                         Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                     Weekly Skills for April 7-10th

 

 

Proofs of spring pictures were also sent home in graded paper folders. Last day to send in money is Friday, April 17th.

Our class will be taking the MKAS test at 8:00 on Monday, April 13th. Please make sure your child has a good breakfast, is well rested, and at school on time. Thank you!!

ELA

  • Read Alouds: Percy Jackson-The Lightning Thief
  • Review prefixes, suffixes, and dictionary skills for Language Test #1 to be given on Friday. Study notes taken in class on Thursday.
  • Review strategies to use in reading nonfiction test. (Examples: Look for text features, reread if something is confusing, make predictions, ask & answer questions before, during, and after reading)
  • Discuss and read books about Greek Gods and Goddesses.
  • Read 2 articles about Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon. Compare and contrast the most important points and key details using notes taken during reading. 
  • Continue to work on informative writing.

MATH

  • Review the definition of a polygon. Identify polygons by listing their characteristics or attributes.
  • Review finding the area of regular polygons by using the formula width times length. Area should be written in square units, inches, feet, cm, etc. 
  • Define perimeter as the distance around a shape. Add all sides together to determine the perimeter. Performance Task on area and perimeter will be given next Tuesday.
  • Fact Fluency Test #1 for the 4th Nine Weeks will be given on Thursday. Tests for the last 9 week period will consist of 75 problems, and students will still have only 5 minutes to complete it. Please continue to drill multiplication facts using flashcards, IXLmath website, or games on multiplication.com.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/30/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                           Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                     Weekly Skills for March 30-April 2nd

 

 

Easter holiday for staff and students will be Friday, April 3rd-Monday, April 6th. Happy Easter!!

Thank you to everyone who purchased eggs for the PTA fundraiser. Our class won 3rd place and will receive a popsicle party on Wednesday of this week.

Report cards for the 3rd Nine Week period were sent home in graded paper folders on Tuesday. Please sign the report card and return to school. After checking for a parent signature, I will return the report card to you. Thank you!!

Proofs of spring pictures were also sent home in graded paper folders. Last day to send in money is Friday, April 17th.

ELA

  • Review abstract and concrete nouns. Students will write a rough draft of an abstract noun poem. Edit and revise poem adding adjectives and prepositional phrases. Illustrate and display in hallway.
  • Review strategies to use in reading nonfiction test. (Examples: Look for text features, reread id something is confusing, make predictions, ask & answer questions before, during, and after reading)
  • Read 2 articles about Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon. Compare and contrast the most important points and key details using notes taken during reading.
  • Define unknown vocabulary words in the test. 
  • Cold Read Comprehension Test #1 will be given on Tuesday.
  • Narrative Writing Response will be given on Wednesday.

MATH

  • Review the definition of a polygon. Identify polygons by listing their characteristics or attributes.
  • Define quadrilaterals as polygons with 4 sides. Students must be able to label the shapes and list attributes. (Examples: A square has 4 sides that are all the same length, 4 right angles, and 2 pair of parallel lines. A parallelogram has 4 sides and 2 pairs of parallel sides.)
  • Study handouts in back pocket of Daily Folder for quiz on Wednesday.
  • Fact Fluency Test #1 for the 4th Nine Weeks will be given on Thursday. Tests for the last 9 week period will consist of 75 problems, and students will still have only 5 minutes to complete it. Please continue to drill multiplication facts using flashcards, IXLmath website, or games on multiplication.com.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/23/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                           Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                     Weekly Skills for March 23-27,

 

Our Easter fundraiser will run through March. Students may purchase paper eggs in the rotunda each morning for 50 cents. The eggs will be placed in the teacher's basket outside the classroom. The class with the most eggs by March 31st will win a pizza party and a popsicle party.

Last day of the 3rd Nine Weeks has been extended to March 25th. Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, March 31st.

ELA

  • Review skills for MCT3 ELA Tests that will be given on Monday-Wednesday of this week. The majority of the class will be testing at 8:15 on these days. Please make sure child eats a good breakfast, gets plenty of sleep, and is not tardy if at all possible. Several students will be testing at later dates. 
  • Complete Self Selected Vocabulary Words for the 3rd Nine Weeks, if not already completed.
  • Complete informative writing on President.

MATH

  • Review solving word problems using the CUBES strategy. Circle the numbers, underline the question, box in any clue words, evaluate the way to sove the problem, solve and check. **We will also practice drawing pictures to our word (story) problems to find the correct answer.
  • PBA over word problems will be given on Wednesday after testing.
  • Introduce and identify quadrilaterals according to their attributes (characteristics). Study notes that were placed in back pocket of Daily Folders.
  • Last timed fluency test for the 3rd 9 Weeks was given last Friday. No timed test will be given this week.

 

                          "Rock the Jukebox"  has been rescheduled for

                                                          Thursday, May 14th at 6:00 PM          

 Please be sure to tell your childeren's grandparents about the change in the date. Everyone is invited to the program. You will enjoy seeing your children reenact the 50's, 60's, and 70's. If you have any questions about your child's costume or the musical, please contact Mrs. Thomason on her webpage or send a hand written note. Thank you!!   



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 3/16/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

                           Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                     Weekly Skills for March 16-20, 2015

Tuesday, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Don't forget to wear green!

3rd grade classes will be MCT3 testing this week in the Computer Lab. Math, Unit 1 Assessment will be given Tues., March 17th at 8:30. Unit 2 will be given on Wed., March 18th at 8:30. ELA Assessments will be given the following week. Students need to eat a good breakfast, get plenty of rest, and be at school on time. Due to testing schedule, our class will be going to lunch on these 2 days only at 12:25 in stead of 11:55. STUDENTS MAY BRING A SNACK & DRINK THIS WEEK.

**No reading logs were assigned this week so students could work on completing their MYOn Book Challenge. Due to snow days, the challenge has been extended to March 20th.Several students have already finished reading their 15 books. Most students have only 2 chapter books left to read. The recording sheets are in Daily Folders for your reference, but please do not remove them from folders. Students completing the challenge will be participating in a ice cream sundae celebration on Saturday, March 21st

Saturday, March 21st is a make up day. School will dismiss at 11:15. Breakfast will be served, but no lunch. We will be having our ice cream celebration on that day so please make sure your child is at school to join in the fun. All students should complete the challenge. 

Our Easter fundraiser begins Tuesday, March 17th. Students may purchase paper eggs in the rotunda each morning for 50 cents. The eggs will be placed in the teacher's basket outside the classroom. The class with the most eggs by March 31st will win a pizza party and a popsicle party.

Last day of the 3rd Nine Weeks has been extended to March 25th. Report cards will be sent home on March 31st.

ELA

  • Teacher will lead a discussion on what it means to compare and contrast. When we COMPARE, we talk about how the items are alike. When we CONTRAST, we discuss how they are different.
  • Students will read 2 articles about the astronaut, Sally Ride and complete a graphic organizer. As a class, we will begin writing a paragraph comparing and contrasting the 2 pieces of text. Students will use the graphic organizer to complete the paragraph on their own or with a partner.
  • Review theme or central message of a story or text. 
  • Complete Self Selected Vocabulary Words for the 3rd Nine Weeks, if not already completed.
  • Complete informative writing on President.

MATH

  • Measure items and add to a frequency chart. Use information from chart to make a line plot.
  • Review Skills on IXLMath for MCT3 test.  (R.14-Figure area of complex figures, S.12-Identify fractions on a number line, U.1-U.5-Comparing fractions)
  • Students can also go to www.internet4classrooms.com to practice measuring items to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch on Funbrain.
  • last Fact fluency test for the 3rd nine weeks will be given on Friday.
  • Area & fractions on a number line PBA will be given on Thursday. Unit Measurement Test will be given on Friday of this week.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/28/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

 

  Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade

                           Weekly Skills for March 2-6, 2015

**No reading logs were assigned this week so students could work on completing their MYOn Book Challenge. Several students have already finished reading their 15 books. Most students have only 2 chapter books left to read before the March 13th deadline. I will put the recording sheets in Daily Folders on Monday but please do not remove them from folders. Students completing the challenge will be participating in a ice cream sundae celebration after Spring Break.

ELA

  • Teacher will lead a discussion on what it means to compare and contrast. When we COMPARE, we talk about how the items are alike. When we CONTRAST, we discuss how they are different. Compare 2 items such as a candy bar and a granola bar. Teacher will complete a Venn diagram with the help of students. She will then model writing a paragraph comparing & contrasting the 2 items.
  • Students will read 2 articles about the astronaut, Sally Ride and complete a graphic organizer. As a class, we will begin writing a paragraph comparing and contrasting the 2 pieces of text. Students will use the graphic organizer to complete the paragraph on their own or with a partner.
  • Complete writing section of Cold Read Comprehension from last week. 
  • Review Case 21 Tests. ELA-Review the strategy of rereading and going back into the text to justify their answer choices. MATH-Review showing their work on paper to solve problems. 
  • Complete Self Selected Vocabulary Words for the 3rd Nine Weeks, if not already completed.
  • Complete informative writing on President.

MATH

  • Continue to practice measuring items to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch. Quiz on Monday over measuring to the nearest inch and half inch.
  • Measure items and add to a frequency chart. Use information from chart to make a line plot.
  • REVIEW MEASUREMENT & LINE PLOTS ON IXLMATH.
  • (Q.3-MEASURE USING AN INCH RULER; P.7-INTERPRET LINE PLOTS, P.8-CREATE LINE PLOTS)
  • Review area and equivalent fractions on a number line. PBA will be given on Wednesday.
  • Review word problems.
  • Fact fluency test will be given on Friday.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/22/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

 Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

                             Weekly Skills for Feb. 23-27, 2015

3rd Grade Musical has been cancelled due to Snow Days and will be rescheduled for some time in May.

Please read books on MyOn to complete Book Challenge. Students need to read 3 chapter books of their choice on MyOn. Chapter book must be at least 100 pages. Look under the info section to find number of pages. Students without internet access at home will be given time to complete at school.

ELA: Unit 5: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents

Students will be reviewing Case 21 Tests and practicing on PARCC website this week. Parents may view practice tests by clicking on the link on the HHES main page. 

  • Read Alouds: The Orphan of Ellis Island
  • Cold Read Comprehension will be given on Friday.
  • Context Clues-Students will use clues from sentences to predict meaning of unknown vocabulary words each day. Continue to work on self selected vocabulary words for a grade.
  • Read articles about Sally Ride. Discuss topic sentence, important, and unimportant details of a text. Practice annotating text to help remember important details. Compare and contrast the 2 texts.
  • Practice answering questions in PCR format. (restating the question, answering in complete sentences, and citing evidence from the text to justify or prove answers.)
  • Review rules for capitalizing titles of a book, possessive nouns, pronouns, and contractions. Language Test will be given on Tues.
  • Analyze and imitate the mentor sentence from The Memory Coat. With his mittened fingers curled around a frosty twig, Grisha scratched a dazzling castle in the snow. Invitation to Edit on Mon.
  • Writing-Informative paragraph about a president.

 

                                                                                                              

Math: Fractions

  • Continue to measure items to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch. Quiz on Tuesday.
  • Extra Practice-IXLMath. Measuring to the nearest inch & review area. Skill Check on area will be given on Wed. or Thurs.
  • Timed fact fluency from last week will be given on Monday. As stated in note sent home at the beginning of the year fluency test for 3rd Nine Weeks will consist of 50 problems. 25 multiplication and 25 division. We will be adding 4's and 8's this 9 weeks. Review using flashcards or websites such as IXLmath or multiplcation.com.

     

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/9/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade
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  • Friday, Feb. 13th and Monday, Feb. 16th-Student Holidays-No School

 Weekly Skills for Feb. 9-12, 2015

ELA: Unit 5: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents (Week 5)

  • Read Alouds: The Orphan of Ellis Island
  • Context Clues-Students will use clues from sentences to predict meaning of unknown vocabulary words each day.
  • Read articles on immigration. Discuss topic sentence, important, and unimportant details of a text. Practice annotating text to help remember important details. Use to write response to texts.
  • Students continue to work on vocabulary words for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Model using context clues during read alouds to predict meanings of Tier II words. Look up in dictionary or online.
  • Review rules for capitalizing titles of a book, possessive nouns, pronouns, and contractions. 
  • Review identifying the three types of sentences: simple, compound, and complex. Language Skill Check 3 will be given on Wednesday.
  • Comprehension Test C will be given on Tuesday. Writing on Wed.
  • Analyze and imitate the new mentor sentence from The Memory Coat. With his mittened fingers curled around a frosty twig, Grisha scratched a dazzling castle in the snow.
  • Writing-Informative paragraph about a president.

 

                                                                                                              

Math: Fractions

  • Compare two fractions with the same numerator or denominator by reasoning about their size. Record the results of comparisons using the symbols <, >, or = and justify conclusions.
  • Extra Practice-IXLMath. Comparing Fractions
  • Complete Math Assessment on Tuesday.
  • Identify equivalent fractions on a number line.
  • Timed fact fluency will be given on Thursday of this week. As stated in note sent home at the beginning of the year fluency test for 3rd Nine Weeks will consist of 50 problems. 25 multiplication and 25 division. We will be adding 4's and 8's this 9 weeks. Review using flashcards or websites such as IXLmath or multiplcation.com.
  • Spotlight students will take timed test on Wednesday.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 2/1/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

 Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Important Dates to Remember

  • Friday, Feb. 6th-Spotlight Scrabble Tournament
  • Wed., Feb. 11th-Valentine's Day Treats
  • Last day to order class group pictures-Feb. 17th. No money can be taken after this date.

 Weekly Skills for Feb. 2-6, 2015

ELA: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents (Week 5)

  • Read Alouds: The Orphan of Ellis Island,The Memory Coat, and When Jessie Came Across the Sea
  • Read picture book, When Jessie Came Across the Sea. Discuss the struggles immigrants faced on their journey to a new life. What was the tone/mood of the story? Author's central message?
  • Begin virtual tour of Ellis Island on Scholastic website. Teacher will read the chapter book, The Orphan of Ellis Island. Students will answer questions about each chapter throughout the week and write responses in their Writers' Notebooks.
  • Students continue to work on vocabulary words for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Model using context clues during read alouds to predict meanings of Tier II words. Look up in dictionary or online.
  • Review rules for capitalizing titles of a book, possessive nouns, pronouns, and contractions. 
  • Review identifying the three types of sentences: simple, compound, and complex. Language Skill Check 2 will be gvien on Thurs. or Fri.
  • No Comprehension Test this week.
  • Analyze and imitate the new mentor sentence from The Memory Coat. With his mittened fingers curled around a frosty twig, Grisha scratched a dazzling castle in the snow.
  • Writing-Informative paragraph about a president.

 

                                                                                                              

Math: Fractions

  • Compare two fractions with the same numerator or denominator by reasoning about their size. Record the results of comparisons using the symbols <, >, or = and justify conclusions.
  • Extra Practice-IXLMath. Fractions
  • 1st half of Fraction Assessment will be given on Friday.
  • Identify equivalent fractions on a number line.
  • Timed fact fluency will be given on Friday of this week. As stated in note sent home at the beginning of the year fluency test for 3rd Nine Weeks will consist of 50 problems. 25 multiplication and 25 division. We will be adding 4's and 8's this 9 weeks. Review using flashcards or websites such as IXLmath or multiplcation.com.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/25/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

 Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Important Dates to Remember

  • Tryouts for school music program begin this week.
  • Mon., Jan. 26th-Zaxby's Night from 4-8; PTA Meeting at 6pm
  • Thurs., Jan. 29th-Class group pictures
  • Friday, Feb. 6th-Spotlight Scrabble Tournament
  • Wed., Feb. 11th-Valentine's Day Treats

 Weekly Skills for Jan. 26-30, 2015

ELA: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents (Week 4)

  • Read Alouds: The Orphan of Ellis IslandHow Many Days to America?The Memory Coat, and When Jessie Came Across the Sea
  • Read picture book, How Many Days to America? on Monday and Tuesday. Discuss feelings, questions, and conversation points on chart paper.
  • Read The Memory Coat on Wednesday. Discuss the connections between this story and How Many Days to America?
  • Read When Jessie Came Across the Sea. Discuss struggles immigrants faced on the journey to a new life.
  • Students continue to work on vocabulary words for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Model using context clues during read alouds to predict meanings of Tier II words. Look up in dictionary or online.
  • Review rules for capitalizing titles of a book, possessive nouns, pronouns, and contractions. 
  • Review identifying and writing compound sentences for Skill Check to be given on Wednesday.
  • Comprehension Test will be given on Friday. 
  • Continue to analyze and imitate the mentor sentence. Invitation to Edit #2 will be given this Friday.
  • Writing-Research and gather information about a President. Write opinions about Presidents and topics that deal with government.

 

                                                                                                              

Math: Fractions

  • Continue to identify, model, and write fractions. Recognize and show equivalent fractions have the same size , though not necessarily the same shape.
  • Review vocabulary terms.
  • Extra Practice-IXLMath. Equivalent Fractions
  • Skill Check will be given on Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Identify equivalent fractions on a number line.
  • Timed fact fluency #4 will be given on Friday of this week. As stated in note sent home at the beginning of the year fluency test for 3rd Nine Weeks will consist of 50 problems. 25 multiplication and 25 division. We will be adding 4's and 8's this 9 weeks
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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/19/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

 Weekly Skills for Jan. 20-23, 2015

ELA: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents (Week 3)

  • Read Alouds: We the Kids, If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution, & The Emancipation Proclamation
  • Comprehension Test #1 will be given on Wednesday.
  • Read picture book, We the Kids. Chart and use context clues to determine meaning of new vocabulary: union, justice, liberty, constitution, posterity, tranquility, welfare, & defense
  • Record major events from the book, If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution on a timeline. Review compare & contrast text structure.
  • Review parts of a book and text features while reading The Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Students continue to work on vocabulary words for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Model using context clues during read alouds to predict meanings of Tier II words. Look up in dictionary or online.
  • Review rules for capitalizing titles of a book, possessive nouns, pronouns, and contractions. 
  • Continue to use different types of sentences in writing. Be able to define a compound sentence and complex sentence. 
  • Introduce new mentor sentence. Analyze the sentence identifying parts of speech, revising the sentence, and imitating it. Invitation to Edit #2 will be given next Friday.
  • Writing-Research and gather information about a President. Write opinions about Presidents and topics that deal with government.

 

                                                                                                              

Math: Fractions

  • Continue to identify, model, and write fractions. Recognize a fraction as a part of a whole.
  • Review vocabulary terms.
  • Recognize the unit fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8.
  • Extra Practice-IXLMath. Understanding Fractions
  • Partition the following shapes into parts with equal area: circle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, and triangle.
  • Fractions on a number line.
  • Timed fact fluency #3 will be given on Friday of this week. As stated in note sent home at the beginning of the year fluency test for 3rd Nine Weeks will consist of 50 problems. 25 multiplication and 25 division. We will be adding 4's and 8's this 9 weeks.
  • Math Assessment: Understanding Fractions will be given on Friday.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/11/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

 Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

 Weekly Skills for Jan. 12-16, 2015

ELA: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents (Week 2)

  • Read Alouds: What Presidents Are Made Of, Lives of the PresidentsCapital! Washington D. C. from A to Z, and Woodrow for President.
  • Comprehension Test #1 will be given on Friday.
  • Students will read a picture book about a president with a partner and record interesting facts to share with the class.
  • Read about our national capital. Discuss what students already know before reading the book, Washington D. C. from A to Z.
  • Watch video on the 3 branches of government on Brain Pop.
  • Read pages in Social Studies book to discuss voting and campaigning.
  • Work on vocabulary words for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Model using context clues during read alouds to predict meanings of Tier II words. Look up in dictionary or online.
  • Review rules for capitalizing titles of a book, magazine, poem, etc. and possessive nouns. These will be tested on the 1st language assessment to be given at the end of the month.
  • Review types of sentences. Introduce complex sentences using suboordinating conjunctions. Students will be given a simple sentence and expand it into a complex sentence.
  • Analyze and imitate the mentor sentence for the next 2 weeks. She organized a school beautification committee, and she volunteered her time in the school cafeteria. ~ Grace for President  Invitation to Edit #1 will be given on Friday. 4 invitations to Edit will be averaged together as 1 grade for the 3rd 9 Weeks.
  • Opinion Writing.

 

                                                                                                              

Math: Fractions

  • Continue to identify, model, and write fractions. Recognize a fraction as a part of a whole.
  • Review vocabulary terms.
  • Recognize the unit fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8.
  • Extra Practice-IXLMath Sections S.1-S.8
  • Partition the following shapes into parts with equal area: circle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, and triangle.
  • Timed fact fluency will be given on Friday of this week. As stated in note sent home at the beginning of the year fluency test for 3rd Nine Weeks will consist of 50 problems. 25 multiplication and 25 division. We will be adding 4's and 8's this 9 weeks.

 

                                                         

 

Important Updates

  • Reading logs will be assigned on Fridays instead of Monday. This will allow students to complete at home reading over the weekend, if needed. Book Club will be held on Thursday beginning next week. Students will also be expected to write a response to their reading. This will be shared during Book Club and used to assess students on Speaking & Listening Rubric for the 3rd Nine Weeks. **Look for new log and directions that will be sent home on Friday.
  • Please sign and return report cards by Tuesday of this week. I will return them in Graded paper folders.
  • Homework will still be assigned nightly and reviewed for completion the next morning. Parents should review directions, but the student should be completing homework independently. We will review as a class the next day. Schedule: Monday/Reading Comprehension, Tuesday/Grammar-Writing, and Thursday/Math. **Schedule may change due to testing.
  • College Colors Day-January 16th. Students do not have to wear a college shirt. They may just wear college colors.
  • School Holiday-January 19th
  • Career Dress Up Day-January 23rd. Students may dress up, but it is optional.
  • Hat Day-January 30th. Pay $1 and wear your favorite hat all day.
  • Class Group Pictures-Thursday, January 29th.
  • Case 21 Testing-Week of Feb. 2-6
  • Spotlight Scrabble Tournament-February 5th

     Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

     Weekly Skills for Jan. 12-16, 2015

    ELA: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents (Week 2)

    • Read Alouds: What Presidents Are Made Of, Lives of the PresidentsCapital! Washington D. C. from A to Z, and Woodrow for President.
    • Comprehension Test #1 will be given on Friday.
    • Students will read a picture book about a president with a partner and record interesting facts to share with the class.
    • Read about our national capital. Discuss what students already know before reading the book, Washington D. C. from A to Z.
    • Watch video on the 3 branches of government on Brain Pop.
    • Read pages in Social Studies book to discuss voting and campaigning.
    • Work on vocabulary words for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Model using context clues during read alouds to predict meanings of Tier II words. Look up in dictionary or online.
    • Review rules for capitalizing titles of a book, magazine, poem, etc. and possessive nouns. These will be tested on the 1st language assessment to be given at the end of the month.
    • Review types of sentences. Introduce complex sentences using suboordinating conjunctions. Students will be given a simple sentence and expand it into a complex sentence.
    • Analyze and imitate the mentor sentence for the next 2 weeks. She organized a school beautification committee, and she volunteered her time in the school cafeteria. ~ Grace for President  Invitation to Edit #1 will be given on Friday. 4 invitations to Edit will be averaged together as 1 grade for the 3rd 9 Weeks.
    • Opinion Writing.

     

                                                                                                                  

    Math: Fractions

    • Continue to identify, model, and write fractions. Recognize a fraction as a part of a whole.
    • Review vocabulary terms.
    • Recognize the unit fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8.
    • Extra Practice-IXLMath Sections S.1-S.8
    • Partition the following shapes into parts with equal area: circle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, and triangle.
    • Timed fact fluency will be given on Friday of this week. As stated in note sent home at the beginning of the year fluency test for 3rd Nine Weeks will consist of 50 problems. 25 multiplication and 25 division. We will be adding 4's and 8's this 9 weeks.

     

                                                             

     

    Important Updates

    • Reading logs will be assigned on Fridays instead of Monday. This will allow students to complete at home reading over the weekend, if needed. Book Club will be held on Thursday beginning next week. Students will also be expected to write a response to their reading. This will be shared during Book Club and used to assess students on Speaking & Listening Rubric for the 3rd Nine Weeks. **Look for new log and directions that will be sent home on Friday.
    • Please sign and return report cards by Tuesday of this week. I will return them in Graded paper folders.
    • Homework will still be assigned nightly and reviewed for completion the next morning. Parents should review directions, but the student should be completing homework independently. We will review as a class the next day. Schedule: Monday/Reading Comprehension, Tuesday/Grammar-Writing, and Thursday/Math. **Schedule may change due to testing.
    • College Colors Day-January 16th. Students do not have to wear a college shirt. They may just wear college colors.
    • School Holiday-January 19th
    • Career Dress Up Day-January 23rd. Students may dress up, but it is optional.
    • Hat Day-January 30th. Pay $1 and wear your favorite hat all day.
    • Class Group Pictures-Thursday, January 29th.
    • Case 21 Testing-Week of Feb. 2-6
    • Spotlight Scrabble Tournament-February 5th

       Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

       Weekly Skills for Jan. 12-16, 2015

      ELA: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents (Week 2)

      • Read Alouds: What Presidents Are Made Of, Lives of the PresidentsCapital! Washington D. C. from A to Z, and Woodrow for President.
      • Comprehension Test #1 will be given on Friday.
      • Students will read a picture book about a president with a partner and record interesting facts to share with the class.
      • Read about our national capital. Discuss what students already know before reading the book, Washington D. C. from A to Z.
      • Watch video on the 3 branches of government on Brain Pop.
      • Read pages in Social Studies book to discuss voting and campaigning.
      • Work on vocabulary words for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Model using context clues during read alouds to predict meanings of Tier II words. Look up in dictionary or online.
      • Review rules for capitalizing titles of a book, magazine, poem, etc. and possessive nouns. These will be tested on the 1st language assessment to be given at the end of the month.
      • Review types of sentences. Introduce complex sentences using suboordinating conjunctions. Students will be given a simple sentence and expand it into a complex sentence.
      • Analyze and imitate the mentor sentence for the next 2 weeks. She organized a school beautification committee, and she volunteered her time in the school cafeteria. ~ Grace for President  Invitation to Edit #1 will be given on Friday. 4 invitations to Edit will be averaged together as 1 grade for the 3rd 9 Weeks.
      • Opinion Writing.

       

                                                                                                                    

      Math: Fractions

      • Continue to identify, model, and write fractions. Recognize a fraction as a part of a whole.
      • Review vocabulary terms.
      • Recognize the unit fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8.
      • Extra Practice-IXLMath Sections S.1-S.8
      • Partition the following shapes into parts with equal area: circle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, and triangle.
      • Timed fact fluency will be given on Friday of this week. As stated in note sent home at the beginning of the year fluency test for 3rd Nine Weeks will consist of 50 problems. 25 multiplication and 25 division. We will be adding 4's and 8's this 9 weeks.

       

                                                               

       

      Important Updates

      • Reading logs will be assigned on Fridays instead of Monday. This will allow students to complete at home reading over the weekend, if needed. Book Club will be held on Thursday beginning next week. Students will also be expected to write a response to their reading. This will be shared during Book Club and used to assess students on Speaking & Listening Rubric for the 3rd Nine Weeks. **Look for new log and directions that will be sent home on Friday.
      • Please sign and return report cards by Tuesday of this week. I will return them in Graded paper folders.
      • Homework will still be assigned nightly and reviewed for completion the next morning. Parents should review directions, but the student should be completing homework independently. We will review as a class the next day. Schedule: Monday/Reading Comprehension, Tuesday/Grammar-Writing, and Thursday/Math. **Schedule may change due to testing.
      • College Colors Day-January 16th. Students do not have to wear a college shirt. They may just wear college colors.
      • School Holiday-January 19th
      • Career Dress Up Day-January 23rd. Students may dress up, but it is optional.
      • Hat Day-January 30th. Pay $1 and wear your favorite hat all day.
      • Class Group Pictures-Thursday, January 29th.
      • Case 21 Testing-Week of Feb. 2-6
      • Spotlight Scrabble Tournament-February 5th

         Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

         Weekly Skills for Jan. 12-16, 2015

        ELA: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents (Week 2)

        • Read Alouds: What Presidents Are Made Of, Lives of the PresidentsCapital! Washington D. C. from A to Z, and Woodrow for President.
        • Comprehension Test #1 will be given on Friday.
        • Students will read a picture book about a president with a partner and record interesting facts to share with the class.
        • Read about our national capital. Discuss what students already know before reading the book, Washington D. C. from A to Z.
        • Watch video on the 3 branches of government on Brain Pop.
        • Read pages in Social Studies book to discuss voting and campaigning.
        • Work on vocabulary words for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Model using context clues during read alouds to predict meanings of Tier II words. Look up in dictionary or online.
        • Review rules for capitalizing titles of a book, magazine, poem, etc. and possessive nouns. These will be tested on the 1st language assessment to be given at the end of the month.
        • Review types of sentences. Introduce complex sentences using suboordinating conjunctions. Students will be given a simple sentence and expand it into a complex sentence.
        • Analyze and imitate the mentor sentence for the next 2 weeks. She organized a school beautification committee, and she volunteered her time in the school cafeteria. ~ Grace for President  Invitation to Edit #1 will be given on Friday. 4 invitations to Edit will be averaged together as 1 grade for the 3rd 9 Weeks.
        • Opinion Writing.

         

                                                                                                                      

        Math: Fractions

        • Continue to identify, model, and write fractions. Recognize a fraction as a part of a whole.
        • Review vocabulary terms.
        • Recognize the unit fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8.
        • Extra Practice-IXLMath Sections S.1-S.8
        • Partition the following shapes into parts with equal area: circle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, and triangle.
        • Timed fact fluency will be given on Friday of this week. As stated in note sent home at the beginning of the year fluency test for 3rd Nine Weeks will consist of 50 problems. 25 multiplication and 25 division. We will be adding 4's and 8's this 9 weeks.

         

                                                                 

         

        Important Updates

        • Reading logs will be assigned on Fridays instead of Monday. This will allow students to complete at home reading over the weekend, if needed. Book Club will be held on Thursday beginning next week. Students will also be expected to write a response to their reading. This will be shared during Book Club and used to assess students on Speaking & Listening Rubric for the 3rd Nine Weeks. **Look for new log and directions that will be sent home on Friday.
        • Please sign and return report cards by Tuesday of this week. I will return them in Graded paper folders.
        • Homework will still be assigned nightly and reviewed for completion the next morning. Parents should review directions, but the student should be completing homework independently. We will review as a class the next day. Schedule: Monday/Reading Comprehension, Tuesday/Grammar-Writing, and Thursday/Math. **Schedule may change due to testing.
        • College Colors Day-January 16th. Students do not have to wear a college shirt. They may just wear college colors.
        • School Holiday-January 19th
        • Career Dress Up Day-January 23rd. Students may dress up, but it is optional.
        • Hat Day-January 30th. Pay $1 and wear your favorite hat all day.
        • Class Group Pictures-Thursday, January 29th.
        • Case 21 Testing-Week of Feb. 2-6
        • Spotlight Scrabble Tournament-February 5th


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 1/4/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

             Weekly Skills and Updates for Jan. 5-9, 2015

ELA: Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents (Week 1)

  • Read Alouds: Grace for President, So You Want to Be President, and The Presidency
  • Discuss and define government. Create a KWL chart and record what students know about government, who runs the government, and how officials are elected.
  • Chart Pros and Cons of being the President. What qualifications does he/she need to have to be President?
  • Read about government in Social Studies textbook with a partner. Review text features, and explain how they help the reader better understand the text.
  • Compare and contrast candidates in the read aloud. Also compare and contrast a current President to a past President.
  • Work on vocabulary words for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Model using context clues during read alouds to predict meanings of Tier II words. Look up in dictionary or online.
  • Review types of sentences. Introduce complex sentences using suboordinating conjunctions. Find examples in reading, and use complex sentences in opinion writing.
  • Analyze and imitate the mentor sentence for the next 2 weeks. She organized a school beautification committee, and she volunteered her time in the school cafeteria. ~ Grace for President 

 

                                                                                                              

Math: Fractions

  • Introduce a fraction as a part of a whole.
  • Review vocabulary terms.
  • Recognize the unit fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8.
  • Partition the following shapes into parts with equal area: circle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, and triangle.
  • Write the fraction, word form, and model.
  • Review by watching fraction video.
  • Timed fact fluency will be given on Friday of this week.

 

                                                         

 

Important Updates

  • Reading logs will be assigned on Fridays instead of Monday. This will allow students to complete at home reading over the weekend, if needed. Book Club will be held on Thursday beginning next week. Students will also be expected to write a response to their reading. This will be shared during Book Club and used to assess students on Speaking & Listening Rubric for the 3rd Nine Weeks. **Look for new log and directions that will be sent home on Friday.
  • Report Cards will be sent home on Friday. Please check Daily Folders.
  • Homework will still be assigned nightly and reviewed for completion the next morning. Parents should review directions, but the student should be completing homework independently. We will review as a class the next day. Schedule: Monday/Reading Comprehension, Tuesday/Grammar-Writing, and Thursday/Math. **Schedule may change due to testing.

     

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Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/18/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

     Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Weekly Skills for December 15th, 2014

 READING LOGS WILL NOT BE DUE ON FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK.

ELA

Reading: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Final Reading Assessment will be given on Tuesday of this week.
  • Students will finish reading the biography of Henry Ford. Write about why Ford should be considered a notable person. How did his invention change people's lives?
  • Self Selected Vocabulary must be completed this week.

Writing/Grammar

  • Define and write compound sentences. 2 independent clause that can stand alone joined by a comma and a fanboy conjunction. Skill check will be given on Wednesday.
  • Analyze mentor sentence for the week. Invitation to Edit on Friday. Invitation to edit will focus on compound sentences. Also adding adjectives, adverbs, or prepositional phrases to make sentences more descriptive.
  • Narrative writing needs to be completed by the end of this week.
  • Introduce and write complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions.

MATH


  • Continue to solve 2 step word problems using mixed operations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) Use CUBES to solve.
  • Performance Task will be given on Wednesday.
  • Fact Fluency Test 9 will be given on THURSDAY.




Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/9/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

 

      Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Weekly Skills for December 1st, 2014

ELA

Reading: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Read Alouds: To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers, My Name Is Georgia, and Now & Ben
  • Discuss characteristics of different genres especially biographies.
  • Students read the biography of Henry Ford. Review sequential order and create a timeline of Ford's life.
  • Review author's purpose and discuss persuasive text.
  • Continue to define self selected vocabulary words from independent reading and class read alouds.
  • Unit 3 Reading Assessment will be given on Friday of this week.

Writing/Grammar

  • Review types of sentences for Skill Check on Thursday. (Simple sentences with compound subjects, simple sentences with compound predicates, and compound sentences.) Spotlight students will take this on Friday.
  • Analyze mentor sentence for the week. Invitation to Edit on Friday.
  • Continue to read narrative text and work on narrative for a grade.
  • Oral Expression Rubric will be completed this week. Students will read aloud to the teacher. Students may chose a page from their library book to read with expression, the appropriate rate while paying attention to punctuation.

MATH

  • Review calculating area of regular and irregular shapes. Use formula length X width = area. Remember to label as square units, square inches, square meters, etc.
  • Unit Assessment will be given on Tuesday.
  • We will begin to solve 2 step word problems on Wednesday. (Just addition and subraction this week.)
  • Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday.

                                                                                                                                     

Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd-Lunch Schedule Change-Our class will go to lunch from 11:05-11:30 due to 2nd grade field trip. We will also be shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair during our library time at 9:30.

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd-Field Trip to the Landers Center. We will be returning to school for lunch. Parents, please watch the weather and make sure your child is dressed appropriately.

Thursday, Dec. 4th-Cookies With Santa from 6-8. Families may shop at the Scholastic Book Fair during this time.

Thursday, Dec. 11th-Spotlight Field Trip to Graceland.

Friday. Dec. 19th-3rd Grade Christmas Parties from 1-1:45. Parents are welcome to attend but be prepared to show identification. If you signed up to help or send items for the Christmas Party at the beginning of the year, our class room mother will be contacting you. Also be looking for a note about Secret Santa coming home in Graded Paper Folders on Tues.

 

 

      Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Weekly Skills for December 1st, 2014

ELA

Reading: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Read Alouds: To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers, My Name Is Georgia, and Now & Ben
  • Discuss characteristics of different genres especially biographies.
  • Students read the biography of Henry Ford. Review sequential order and create a timeline of Ford's life.
  • Review author's purpose and discuss persuasive text.
  • Continue to define self selected vocabulary words from independent reading and class read alouds.
  • Unit 3 Reading Assessment will be given on Friday of this week.

Writing/Grammar

  • Review types of sentences for Skill Check on Thursday. (Simple sentences with compound subjects, simple sentences with compound predicates, and compound sentences.) Spotlight students will take this on Friday.
  • Analyze mentor sentence for the week. Invitation to Edit on Friday.
  • Continue to read narrative text and work on narrative for a grade.
  • Oral Expression Rubric will be completed this week. Students will read aloud to the teacher. Students may chose a page from their library book to read with expression, the appropriate rate while paying attention to punctuation.

MATH

  • Review calculating area of regular and irregular shapes. Use formula length X width = area. Remember to label as square units, square inches, square meters, etc.
  • Unit Assessment will be given on Tuesday.
  • We will begin to solve 2 step word problems on Wednesday. (Just addition and subraction this week.)
  • Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday.

                                                                                                                                     

Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd-Lunch Schedule Change-Our class will go to lunch from 11:05-11:30 due to 2nd grade field trip. We will also be shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair during our library time at 9:30.

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd-Field Trip to the Landers Center. We will be returning to school for lunch. Parents, please watch the weather and make sure your child is dressed appropriately.

Thursday, Dec. 4th-Cookies With Santa from 6-8. Families may shop at the Scholastic Book Fair during this time.

Thursday, Dec. 11th-Spotlight Field Trip to Graceland.

Friday. Dec. 19th-3rd Grade Christmas Parties from 1-1:45. Parents are welcome to attend but be prepared to show identification. If you signed up to help or send items for the Christmas Party at the beginning of the year, our class room mother will be contacting you. Also be looking for a note about Secret Santa coming home in Graded Paper Folders on Tues.

 

 

      Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Weekly Skills for December 1st, 2014

ELA

Reading: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Read Alouds: To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers, My Name Is Georgia, and Now & Ben
  • Discuss characteristics of different genres especially biographies.
  • Students read the biography of Henry Ford. Review sequential order and create a timeline of Ford's life.
  • Review author's purpose and discuss persuasive text.
  • Continue to define self selected vocabulary words from independent reading and class read alouds.
  • Unit 3 Reading Assessment will be given on Friday of this week.

Writing/Grammar

  • Review types of sentences for Skill Check on Thursday. (Simple sentences with compound subjects, simple sentences with compound predicates, and compound sentences.) Spotlight students will take this on Friday.
  • Analyze mentor sentence for the week. Invitation to Edit on Friday.
  • Continue to read narrative text and work on narrative for a grade.
  • Oral Expression Rubric will be completed this week. Students will read aloud to the teacher. Students may chose a page from their library book to read with expression, the appropriate rate while paying attention to punctuation.

MATH

  • Review calculating area of regular and irregular shapes. Use formula length X width = area. Remember to label as square units, square inches, square meters, etc.
  • Unit Assessment will be given on Tuesday.
  • We will begin to solve 2 step word problems on Wednesday. (Just addition and subraction this week.)
  • Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday.

                                                                                                                                     

Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd-Lunch Schedule Change-Our class will go to lunch from 11:05-11:30 due to 2nd grade field trip. We will also be shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair during our library time at 9:30.

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd-Field Trip to the Landers Center. We will be returning to school for lunch. Parents, please watch the weather and make sure your child is dressed appropriately.

Thursday, Dec. 4th-Cookies With Santa from 6-8. Families may shop at the Scholastic Book Fair during this time.

Thursday, Dec. 11th-Spotlight Field Trip to Graceland.

Friday. Dec. 19th-3rd Grade Christmas Parties from 1-1:45. Parents are welcome to attend but be prepared to show identification. If you signed up to help or send items for the Christmas Party at the beginning of the year, our class room mother will be contacting you. Also be looking for a note about Secret Santa coming home in Graded Paper Folders on Tues.



wEEKLY SKILLS
Due Date: 12/8/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

      Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Weekly Skills for December 5th, 2014

ELA

Reading: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Read Alouds: Henry Ford, How to Train with a T-Rex and Win
  • Discuss characteristics of different genres especially biographies.
  • Students read the biography of Henry Ford. Review sequential order and create a timeline of Ford's life.
  • Watcha and discuss power point on point of view, author's purpose, and genre. Review elements of persuasive text for Reading test to be given on Monday.
  • Continue to define self selected vocabulary words from independent reading and class read alouds. Students should be finishing vocabualry this week.
  • Unit 3 Reading Assessment will be given on Friday of this week.

Writing/Grammar

  • Define and write compound sentences. 2 independent clause that can stand alone joined by a comma and a fanboy conjunction. Skill check will be given on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
  • Analyze mentor sentence for the week. Invitation to Edit on Friday. Invitation to edit will focus on compound sentences. Also adding adjectives, adverbs, or prepositional phrases to make sentences more descriptive.
  • Continue to read narrative text and work on narrative for a grade.

MATH


  • Continue to solve 2 step word problems using mixed operations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) Use CUBES to solve.
  • 2 step word problem skill check will be given on Wednesday. Performance task will be given on Friday or next Tuesday.
  • Fact Fluency Test 8 will be given on Friday.

                                                                                                                                     

Important Dates to Remember

Thursday, Dec. 11th-Spotlight Field Trip to Graceland.

Friday. Dec. 19th-3rd Grade Christmas Parties from 1-1:45. Parents are welcome to attend but be prepared to show identification. If you signed up to help or send items for the Christmas Party at the beginning of the year, our class room mother will be contacting you.

Students start bringing Secret Santa items to school next week. Don't forget your gift bag.

Next Tuesday, students will be listening to the Christmas story The Polar Express. They will be able to wear their pajamas to school on that day. Classes will also be taking group pictures for the yearbook in front of the Christmas tree. ALL LIBRARY BOOKS SHOULD BE TURNED IN BY NEXT FRIDAY.

      Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Weekly Skills for December 5th, 2014

ELA

Reading: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Read Alouds: Henry Ford, How to Train with a T-Rex and Win
  • Discuss characteristics of different genres especially biographies.
  • Students read the biography of Henry Ford. Review sequential order and create a timeline of Ford's life.
  • Watcha and discuss power point on point of view, author's purpose, and genre. Review elements of persuasive text for Reading test to be given on Monday.
  • Continue to define self selected vocabulary words from independent reading and class read alouds. Students should be finishing vocabualry this week.
  • Unit 3 Reading Assessment will be given on Friday of this week.

Writing/Grammar

  • Define and write compound sentences. 2 independent clause that can stand alone joined by a comma and a fanboy conjunction. Skill check will be given on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
  • Analyze mentor sentence for the week. Invitation to Edit on Friday. Invitation to edit will focus on compound sentences. Also adding adjectives, adverbs, or prepositional phrases to make sentences more descriptive.
  • Continue to read narrative text and work on narrative for a grade.

MATH


  • Continue to solve 2 step word problems using mixed operations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) Use CUBES to solve.
  • 2 step word problem skill check will be given on Wednesday. Performance task will be given on Friday or next Tuesday.
  • Fact Fluency Test 8 will be given on Friday.

                                                                                                                                     

Important Dates to Remember

Thursday, Dec. 11th-Spotlight Field Trip to Graceland.

Friday. Dec. 19th-3rd Grade Christmas Parties from 1-1:45. Parents are welcome to attend but be prepared to show identification. If you signed up to help or send items for the Christmas Party at the beginning of the year, our class room mother will be contacting you.

Students start bringing Secret Santa items to school next week. Don't forget your gift bag.

Next Tuesday, students will be listening to the Christmas story The Polar Express. They will be able to wear their pajamas to school on that day. Classes will also be taking group pictures for the yearbook in front of the Christmas tree. ALL LIBRARY BOOKS SHOULD BE TURNED IN BY NEXT FRIDAY.

      Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Weekly Skills for December 5th, 2014

ELA

Reading: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Read Alouds: Henry Ford, How to Train with a T-Rex and Win
  • Discuss characteristics of different genres especially biographies.
  • Students read the biography of Henry Ford. Review sequential order and create a timeline of Ford's life.
  • Watcha and discuss power point on point of view, author's purpose, and genre. Review elements of persuasive text for Reading test to be given on Monday.
  • Continue to define self selected vocabulary words from independent reading and class read alouds. Students should be finishing vocabualry this week.
  • Unit 3 Reading Assessment will be given on Friday of this week.

Writing/Grammar

  • Define and write compound sentences. 2 independent clause that can stand alone joined by a comma and a fanboy conjunction. Skill check will be given on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
  • Analyze mentor sentence for the week. Invitation to Edit on Friday. Invitation to edit will focus on compound sentences. Also adding adjectives, adverbs, or prepositional phrases to make sentences more descriptive.
  • Continue to read narrative text and work on narrative for a grade.

MATH


  • Continue to solve 2 step word problems using mixed operations. (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) Use CUBES to solve.
  • 2 step word problem skill check will be given on Wednesday. Performance task will be given on Friday or next Tuesday.
  • Fact Fluency Test 8 will be given on Friday.

                                                                                                                                     

Important Dates to Remember

Thursday, Dec. 11th-Spotlight Field Trip to Graceland.

Friday. Dec. 19th-3rd Grade Christmas Parties from 1-1:45. Parents are welcome to attend but be prepared to show identification. If you signed up to help or send items for the Christmas Party at the beginning of the year, our class room mother will be contacting you.

Students start bringing Secret Santa items to school next week. Don't forget your gift bag.

Next Tuesday, students will be listening to the Christmas story The Polar Express. They will be able to wear their pajamas to school on that day. Classes will also be taking group pictures for the yearbook in front of the Christmas tree. ALL LIBRARY BOOKS SHOULD BE TURNED IN BY NEXT FRIDAY.



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/17/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of November 17-21, 2014

**Progress Reports will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday. Please sign and return as soon as possible. After I have checked for a parent signature, I will return it.

3rd Grade will be going on a field trip to the Landers Center in Southaven on Dec. 3rd to see the musical Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat. The cost is $8.50 and due before Nov. 25th. Due to limitedseating, parents are unable to attend. Students will leave school around 8:00 and return to school for lunch.

**Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

**Permanent schedule change: On Friday only, our class will be going to recess from 12:40-1:00. Learning Lab will be from 1:10-1:50.

ELA

Reading

Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. look up definitions in the dictionary and use words in example sentences. COLD READ COMPREHENSION WILL BE GIVEN ON WED.
  • Teacher will read To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers & Two Bad Ants. Discuss procedural text and point of view.
  • Continue to analze the structure of the mentor sentence from the story The Storm. The wind was howling, and the waves crashed on the shore. Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences using FANBOY (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) conjunctions. Invitation to Edit on Friday. **Students will be analyzing the mentor student for 2 weeks.
  • READING LOG IS DUE ON FRIDAY.       

 Writing: Narrative

  • Identify and write sentences with compound subjects and predicates.
  • Review chart completed in class for test. ASSESSMENT WILL BE GIVEN this TUESDAY. STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO WRITE A DEFINITION FOR SIMILE, METAPHOR, AND PERSONIFICATION.
  • Dialogue. Correctly punctuate and use dialogue in narrative writing. Students will use information about their assigned sea animal to complete a narrative story.                             

  Math

  • Review finding the area of regular and irregular (complex) shapes. area formula (length X width = area)
  • Measure area by counting unit squares.
  • Find the area of a rectangle by tiling it and showing the relationship of adition and multiplication. INDEPENDENT SKILLS PRACTICE QUIZ WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.
  • Fact Fluency Test  over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS NINE WEEKS: 3's and 6's.
  • Use the distributive property to find area of rectangles. 4 X 12= 4 X (10 + 2), 6 X 8= 6 X (4 + 4)
  • Performance Based Assessment will be given on Friday

    Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

    Weekly Skills for the Week of November 17-21, 2014

    **Progress Reports will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday. Please sign and return as soon as possible. After I have checked for a parent signature, I will return it.

    3rd Grade will be going on a field trip to the Landers Center in Southaven on Dec. 3rd to see the musical Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat. The cost is $8.50 and due before Nov. 25th. Due to limitedseating, parents are unable to attend. Students will leave school around 8:00 and return to school for lunch.

    **Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

    **Permanent schedule change: On Friday only, our class will be going to recess from 12:40-1:00. Learning Lab will be from 1:10-1:50.

    ELA

    Reading

    Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

    • Use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. look up definitions in the dictionary and use words in example sentences. COLD READ COMPREHENSION WILL BE GIVEN ON WED.
    • Teacher will read To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers & Two Bad Ants. Discuss procedural text and point of view.
    • Continue to analze the structure of the mentor sentence from the story The Storm. The wind was howling, and the waves crashed on the shore. Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences using FANBOY (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) conjunctions. Invitation to Edit on Friday. **Students will be analyzing the mentor student for 2 weeks.
    • READING LOG IS DUE ON FRIDAY.       

     Writing: Narrative

    • Identify and write sentences with compound subjects and predicates.
    • Review chart completed in class for test. ASSESSMENT WILL BE GIVEN this TUESDAY. STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO WRITE A DEFINITION FOR SIMILE, METAPHOR, AND PERSONIFICATION.
    • Dialogue. Correctly punctuate and use dialogue in narrative writing. Students will use information about their assigned sea animal to complete a narrative story.                             

      Math

    • Review finding the area of regular and irregular (complex) shapes. area formula (length X width = area)
    • Measure area by counting unit squares.
    • Find the area of a rectangle by tiling it and showing the relationship of adition and multiplication. INDEPENDENT SKILLS PRACTICE QUIZ WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.
    • Fact Fluency Test  over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS NINE WEEKS: 3's and 6's.
    • Use the distributive property to find area of rectangles. 4 X 12= 4 X (10 + 2), 6 X 8= 6 X (4 + 4)
    • Performance Based Assessment will be given on Friday


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/10/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of November 10-14, 2014

**Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

**Permanent schedule change: On Friday only, our class will be going to recess from 12:40-1:00. Learning Lab will be from 1:10-1:50.

ELA

Reading

Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. look up definitions in the dictionary and use words in example sentences. COLD READ COMPREHENSION WILL BE GIVEN ON WED.
  • Teacher will read Picasso and the Girl with the Ponytail and Van Gogh. Students will discuss point of view/perspective and mood.
  • Cause & effect in the stories. For example, how did events in Picasso's life effect his paintings?
  • Continue to analze the structure of the mentor sentence from the story The Storm. The wind was howling, and the waves crashed on the shore. Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences using FANBOY (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) conjunctions. Invitation to Edit on Friday.
  • READING LOG IS DUE ON FRIDAY.       

 Writing: Narrative

  • Identify and write sentences with compound subjects and predicates.
  • Review and chart examples of figurative language. ASSESSMENT WILL BE GIVEN NEXT TUESDAY. STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO WRITE A DEFINITION FOR SIMILE, METAPHOR, AND PERSONIFICATION.
  • Dialogue. Correctly punctuate and use dialogue in narrative writing. Students will use information about their assigned sea animal to complete a narrative story.                             

  Math

  • Introduce area vocabulary and area formula (length X width = area)
  • Measure area by counting unit squares.
  • Find the area of a rectangle by tiling it and showing the relationship of adition and multiplication. INDEPENDENT SKILLS PRACTICE QUIZ WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.
  • Fact Fluency Test  over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS NINE WEEKS: 3's and 6's.)

    Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

    Weekly Skills for the Week of November 10-14, 2014

    **Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

    **Permanent schedule change: On Friday only, our class will be going to recess from 12:40-1:00. Learning Lab will be from 1:10-1:50.

    ELA

    Reading

    Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

    • Use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. look up definitions in the dictionary and use words in example sentences. COLD READ COMPREHENSION WILL BE GIVEN ON WED.
    • Teacher will read Picasso and the Girl with the Ponytail and Van Gogh. Students will discuss point of view/perspective and mood.
    • Cause & effect in the stories. For example, how did events in Picasso's life effect his paintings?
    • Continue to analze the structure of the mentor sentence from the story The Storm. The wind was howling, and the waves crashed on the shore. Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences using FANBOY (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) conjunctions. Invitation to Edit on Friday.
    • READING LOG IS DUE ON FRIDAY.       

     Writing: Narrative

    • Identify and write sentences with compound subjects and predicates.
    • Review and chart examples of figurative language. ASSESSMENT WILL BE GIVEN NEXT TUESDAY. STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO WRITE A DEFINITION FOR SIMILE, METAPHOR, AND PERSONIFICATION.
    • Dialogue. Correctly punctuate and use dialogue in narrative writing. Students will use information about their assigned sea animal to complete a narrative story.                             

      Math

    • Introduce area vocabulary and area formula (length X width = area)
    • Measure area by counting unit squares.
    • Find the area of a rectangle by tiling it and showing the relationship of adition and multiplication. INDEPENDENT SKILLS PRACTICE QUIZ WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.
    • Fact Fluency Test  over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS NINE WEEKS: 3's and 6's.)

      Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

      Weekly Skills for the Week of November 10-14, 2014

      **Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

      **Permanent schedule change: On Friday only, our class will be going to recess from 12:40-1:00. Learning Lab will be from 1:10-1:50.

      ELA

      Reading

      Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

      • Use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. look up definitions in the dictionary and use words in example sentences. COLD READ COMPREHENSION WILL BE GIVEN ON WED.
      • Teacher will read Picasso and the Girl with the Ponytail and Van Gogh. Students will discuss point of view/perspective and mood.
      • Cause & effect in the stories. For example, how did events in Picasso's life effect his paintings?
      • Continue to analze the structure of the mentor sentence from the story The Storm. The wind was howling, and the waves crashed on the shore. Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences using FANBOY (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) conjunctions. Invitation to Edit on Friday.
      • READING LOG IS DUE ON FRIDAY.       

       Writing: Narrative

      • Identify and write sentences with compound subjects and predicates.
      • Review and chart examples of figurative language. ASSESSMENT WILL BE GIVEN NEXT TUESDAY. STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO WRITE A DEFINITION FOR SIMILE, METAPHOR, AND PERSONIFICATION.
      • Dialogue. Correctly punctuate and use dialogue in narrative writing. Students will use information about their assigned sea animal to complete a narrative story.                             

        Math

      • Introduce area vocabulary and area formula (length X width = area)
      • Measure area by counting unit squares.
      • Find the area of a rectangle by tiling it and showing the relationship of adition and multiplication. INDEPENDENT SKILLS PRACTICE QUIZ WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.
      • Fact Fluency Test  over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS NINE WEEKS: 3's and 6's.)


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/3/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of November 3-7, 2014

No school on Tuesday, November 4th, Election Day

**Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

*Graded paper folders will be sent home on Wednesday of this week due to student holiday on Tuesday.

**Permanent schedule change: On Friday only, our class will be going to recess from 12:40-1:00. Learning Lab will be from 1:10-1:50.

ELA

Reading

Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Discuss waht it means to be creative, inventive, and notable. Complete a Venn diagram to compare and contrast creative & inventive. Begin a list of notable people.
  • Teacher will read Picasso.Students will discuss point of view and mood. How did Picasso's paintings change during the various periods of his life? Students will choose a favorite painting and write to explain why they like that particualr style of painting.
  • Students will choose 2 words from their independent reading to add to Self Selected Vocabulary. They will predict the meaning using context clues, look up the definition, and write an example sentence.
  • Review figurative language for assessment to be given on Friday.
  • Introduce mentor sentence from the story The Storm. The wind was howling, and the waves crashed on the shore. Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences using FANBOY (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) conjunctions. Invitation to Edit on Friday.
  • READING LOG IS DUE ON FRIDAY.       

 Writing: informative and Narrative

  • Publish informative writng.
  • Review adjectives and  adverbs.  Adverb Skill check will be given next week. USE IXL LANGUAGE ARTS AND HANDOUTS COMPLETED IN CLASS AS A REVIEW.
  • Context clues. Students will determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues. 
  • Dialogue. Correctly punctuate and use dialogue in narrative writing. Students will use information about their assigned sea animal to complete a narrative story.                             

  Math

  • Review: Telling time to the nearest minute.
  • Measure and estimate the volume and mass of an object using grams, kilograms, miililiters, and liters. Complete PBA from Fri.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide to solve one-step word problems involving mass or volume. Use CUBES strategy to solve problems.
  • Assessment: Solve Problems with Time, Volume, and Mass will be given on Wednesday and/or Friday.
  • Fact Fluency Test  over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS NINE WEEKS: 3's and 6's.)

    Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

    Weekly Skills for the Week of November 3-7, 2014

    No school on Tuesday, November 4th, Election Day

    **Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

    *Graded paper folders will be sent home on Wednesday of this week due to student holiday on Tuesday.

    **Permanent schedule change: On Friday only, our class will be going to recess from 12:40-1:00. Learning Lab will be from 1:10-1:50.

    ELA

    Reading

    Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

    • Discuss waht it means to be creative, inventive, and notable. Complete a Venn diagram to compare and contrast creative & inventive. Begin a list of notable people.
    • Teacher will read Picasso.Students will discuss point of view and mood. How did Picasso's paintings change during the various periods of his life? Students will choose a favorite painting and write to explain why they like that particualr style of painting.
    • Students will choose 2 words from their independent reading to add to Self Selected Vocabulary. They will predict the meaning using context clues, look up the definition, and write an example sentence.
    • Review figurative language for assessment to be given on Friday.
    • Introduce mentor sentence from the story The Storm. The wind was howling, and the waves crashed on the shore. Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences using FANBOY (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) conjunctions. Invitation to Edit on Friday.
    • READING LOG IS DUE ON FRIDAY.       

     Writing: informative and Narrative

    • Publish informative writng.
    • Review adjectives and  adverbs.  Adverb Skill check will be given next week. USE IXL LANGUAGE ARTS AND HANDOUTS COMPLETED IN CLASS AS A REVIEW.
    • Context clues. Students will determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues. 
    • Dialogue. Correctly punctuate and use dialogue in narrative writing. Students will use information about their assigned sea animal to complete a narrative story.                             

      Math

    • Review: Telling time to the nearest minute.
    • Measure and estimate the volume and mass of an object using grams, kilograms, miililiters, and liters. Complete PBA from Fri.
    • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide to solve one-step word problems involving mass or volume. Use CUBES strategy to solve problems.
    • Assessment: Solve Problems with Time, Volume, and Mass will be given on Wednesday and/or Friday.
    • Fact Fluency Test  over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS NINE WEEKS: 3's and 6's.)

      Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

      Weekly Skills for the Week of November 3-7, 2014

      No school on Tuesday, November 4th, Election Day

      **Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

      *Graded paper folders will be sent home on Wednesday of this week due to student holiday on Tuesday.

      **Permanent schedule change: On Friday only, our class will be going to recess from 12:40-1:00. Learning Lab will be from 1:10-1:50.

      ELA

      Reading

      Unit 3: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

      • Discuss waht it means to be creative, inventive, and notable. Complete a Venn diagram to compare and contrast creative & inventive. Begin a list of notable people.
      • Teacher will read Picasso.Students will discuss point of view and mood. How did Picasso's paintings change during the various periods of his life? Students will choose a favorite painting and write to explain why they like that particualr style of painting.
      • Students will choose 2 words from their independent reading to add to Self Selected Vocabulary. They will predict the meaning using context clues, look up the definition, and write an example sentence.
      • Review figurative language for assessment to be given on Friday.
      • Introduce mentor sentence from the story The Storm. The wind was howling, and the waves crashed on the shore. Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences using FANBOY (for, and, nor, but, or, yet) conjunctions. Invitation to Edit on Friday.
      • READING LOG IS DUE ON FRIDAY.       

       Writing: informative and Narrative

      • Publish informative writng.
      • Review adjectives and  adverbs.  Adverb Skill check will be given next week. USE IXL LANGUAGE ARTS AND HANDOUTS COMPLETED IN CLASS AS A REVIEW.
      • Context clues. Students will determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues. 
      • Dialogue. Correctly punctuate and use dialogue in narrative writing. Students will use information about their assigned sea animal to complete a narrative story.                             

        Math

      • Review: Telling time to the nearest minute.
      • Measure and estimate the volume and mass of an object using grams, kilograms, miililiters, and liters. Complete PBA from Fri.
      • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide to solve one-step word problems involving mass or volume. Use CUBES strategy to solve problems.
      • Assessment: Solve Problems with Time, Volume, and Mass will be given on Wednesday and/or Friday.
      • Fact Fluency Test  over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS NINE WEEKS: 3's and 6's.)


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/27/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of October 27-31, 2014

Friday, Oct. 31st is Halloween. Yellow hall will continue its tradition of reading stories in the hallway around our imaginary campfire. Room mothers will be completing an art activity with the class. We will also be enjoying a treat and drink.

**Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

Due to 2nd grade musical practice, our class will go to lunch at 11:00 this week. Recess will be from 11:40-12:00.

**Permanent schedule change: On Friday only, our class will be going to recess from 12:40-1:00. Learning Lab will be from 1:10-1:50.

ELA

Reading

Read Alouds: Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, and Amos & Boris

Unit 2: Under the Sea

  • COLD READ COMPREHENSION TEST WILL BE GVIEN ON WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK.
  • Teacher will read Sarah, Plain and Tall. Students will write a summary of the story. Ask and answer questions during reading.
  • Students will choose 2 words from their independent reading to add to Self Selected Vocabulary. They will predict the meaning using context clues, look up the definition, and write an example sentence.
  • Review figurative language. Discuss idioms. Review definitions for figurative language test next week.
  • Introduce mentor sentence from the story Sarah, Plain & Tall. Lottie, small and black, wagged her tail and lifted her head. 
  • READING LOG IS DUE ON FRIDAY.       

 Writing: informative and Narrative

  • Take information from graphic organizer and put in paragraph form to complete rough draft. Edit and revise writing by adding descriptive adjectives and/or figurative language.
  • Review adjectives and introduce adverbs. Define, write examples, and use in writing. Adjective Skill check will be given on Tuesday. Adverb Skill check will be given next week. USE IXL LANGUAGE ARTS AND HANDOUTS COMPLETED IN CLASS AS A REVIEW.
  • Context clues. Students will determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues.                               

  Math

  • Review: Telling time to the nearest minute.
  • Measure and estimate the volume and mass of an object using grams, kilograms, miililiters, and liters. TIME, VOLUME, & MASS PBA WILL BE GIVEN ON THURSDAY.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide to solve one-step word problems involving mass or volume. Use CUBES strategy to solve problems.
  • Fact Fluency Test #3 over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS NINE WEEKS: 3's and 6's.)


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/20/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of October 20-24, 2014

Scholastic Book Orders are due tomorrow, Monday, October 20th. 

**Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

Yearbooks are now on sale! Purchase your yearbook at school:

  • 9/23/14-11/7/14 for $30
  • 11/8/14-11/25/14 for $35

Final Deadline to pay at school is Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Yearbooks may also be purchased online. There is an additional $1 processing fee.

The class that purchases the most yearbooks will receive a PJ/Chick-fil-a breakfast or pizza party.

 

**Graded Paper Folders were sent home on Friday of last week. Please sign report card and return with folder on Monday if possible. After I have checked for a parent signature, I will return it to you. Thank you!

ELA

Reading

Read Alouds: Sarah, Plain and Tall, Owl Moon, and The Rattletrap Car

Unit 2: Under the Sea

  • Teacher will read Sarah, Plain and Tall. Students will complete a character analysis and cite evidence from the text to support their answers.
  • Students will choose 2 words from their independent reading to add to Self Selected Vocabulary. They will predict the meaning using context clues, look up the definition, and write an example sentence.
  • Read the story Owl Moon and discuss figurative language. Continue to add examples to a flip book.
  • Discuss characteristics of the genre, poetry. 
  • Invitation to Edit will be given on Friday.          

 Writing  

  • Work on informational paragraph using graphic organizer.
  • Define and chart adjectives. Skill check will be given on Wednesday. REVIEW ADJECTIVES ON IXL WEBSITE. STUDENTS HAVE A 30 DAY TRIAL OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS SECTION IN ADDITION TO THE MATH.
  • Context clues. Students will determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues.                               

  Math

  • Review vocabulary and  telling time to the nearest 5 minutes and minutes.
  • Elapsed time using Judy clocks, t chart, and number line. Students will solve elapsed time word problems independently and with a group.
  • Independent Skills Practice on Tuesday. "Telling Time to the Nearest Minute.
  • Fact Fluency Test #2 over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS WEEK: 3's and 6's.)
  • FACT FLUENCY #1 WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.
    Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.IXLMath.com

  • Friday-PBA "Measuring at the Weston's House"

    Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

    Weekly Skills for the Week of October 20-24, 2014

    Scholastic Book Orders are due tomorrow, Monday, October 20th. 

    **Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

    Yearbooks are now on sale! Purchase your yearbook at school:

    • 9/23/14-11/7/14 for $30
    • 11/8/14-11/25/14 for $35

    Final Deadline to pay at school is Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

    Yearbooks may also be purchased online. There is an additional $1 processing fee.

    The class that purchases the most yearbooks will receive a PJ/Chick-fil-a breakfast or pizza party.

     

    **Graded Paper Folders were sent home on Friday of last week. Please sign report card and return with folder on Monday if possible. After I have checked for a parent signature, I will return it to you. Thank you!

    ELA

    Reading

    Read Alouds: Sarah, Plain and Tall, Owl Moon, and The Rattletrap Car

    Unit 2: Under the Sea

    • Teacher will read Sarah, Plain and Tall. Students will complete a character analysis and cite evidence from the text to support their answers.
    • Students will choose 2 words from their independent reading to add to Self Selected Vocabulary. They will predict the meaning using context clues, look up the definition, and write an example sentence.
    • Read the story Owl Moon and discuss figurative language. Continue to add examples to a flip book.
    • Discuss characteristics of the genre, poetry. 
    • Invitation to Edit will be given on Friday.          

     Writing  

    • Work on informational paragraph using graphic organizer.
    • Define and chart adjectives. Skill check will be given on Wednesday. REVIEW ADJECTIVES ON IXL WEBSITE. STUDENTS HAVE A 30 DAY TRIAL OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS SECTION IN ADDITION TO THE MATH.
    • Context clues. Students will determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues.                               

      Math

    • Review vocabulary and  telling time to the nearest 5 minutes and minutes.
    • Elapsed time using Judy clocks, t chart, and number line. Students will solve elapsed time word problems independently and with a group.
    • Independent Skills Practice on Tuesday. "Telling Time to the Nearest Minute.
    • Fact Fluency Test #2 over 0's, 1's, 3's, 2's, 5's, 6's, & 10's will be given on Friday. (NEW FACTS THIS WEEK: 3's and 6's.)
    • FACT FLUENCY #1 WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.
      Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.IXLMath.com

    • Friday-PBA "Measuring at the Weston's House"


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 10/5/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of October 6-10, 2014

**Reminder! Students with perfect attendance will be attending a FROZEN themed party in December. Please try and be at school on time everyday.

Yearbooks are now on sale! Purchase your yearbook at school:

  • 9/23/14-11/7/14 for $30
  • 11/8/14-11/25/14 for $35

Final Deadline to pay at school is Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Yearbooks may also be purchased online. There is an additional $1 processing fee.

The class that purchases the most yearbooks will receive a PJ/Chick-fil-a breakfast or pizza party.

Last day to order school pictures is October 17th.

ELA

Reading

Read Alouds: Titanic: Disaster that Rocked the World

Unit 2: Under the Sea

  • Review text features. Play Quiz-Quiz-Trade and chart features from read aloud.
  • Students will read Titanic article with a group. Use sticky notes to note questions, predictions, clarify word meaning, infer, etc. In addition, identify main idea and important details from each section using headings and subheadings.
  • Figurative language
  • Complete Self Selected Vocabulary Words & Definitions for a grade if not completed already.
  • Introduce new mentor sentence: The eerie sounds of his song can be heard from far away.  Review common and proper nouns. 
  • Complete Narrative Task C for a grade on Tuesday. Students will write an ending to last week's story about Ben and his lost dollar. This will be practice for the narrative writing on Task C.             

 Writing  

  • Publish narrative paragraph for a grade.
  • Review types of verbs (action, helping, and linking) for Skills Test on Wednesday of this week.                                  

  Math

  • Use strategies of multiplication and division to solve word problems. Performance Based Assessment "Stone Soup" will be given on Tuesday.
  • Multiplication and Division Word Problem Assessment will be gvien on Wednesday & Thursday of this week.
  • Review properties of multiplication: Commutative, Associative, Identity, and Zero Property.
  • Focus on solving division problems. Students must know terms: dividend, divisor, and quotient.  Example: 24 (dividend) divided by 8 (divisor) equals 3 (quotient)
  • Fact Fluency Test #5 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
    Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.IXLMath.com


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/29/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of September 29- October 3, 2014

Yearbooks are now on sale! Purchase your yearbook at school:

  • 9/23/14-11/7/14 for $30
  • 11/8/14-11/25/14 for $35

Final Deadline to pay at school is Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Yearbooks may also be purchased online. There is an additional $1 processing fee.

Tje class that purchases the yearbooks will receive a PJ/Chick-fil-a breakfast or pizza party.

School Pictures were sent home last week. Last day to order is Oct. 17

ELA

Reading

Read alouds: Shark Attack & The Cod's Tale

Unit 2: Under the Sea

  • Review text features. Students will search for text features while reading nonfiction texts in the classroom. Chart how each particular text features helps them better understand the text.
  • Students read the articles "Summer of the Shark", "The Long Swim", and "The Journey of a Humpback Whale".
  • Use headings and subheadings to identify main idea and details of nonfiction text.
  • Complete Self Selected Vocabulary Words & Definitions for a grade.
  • Introduce new mentor sentence from story, Shark Attack. Quiz over mentor sentence will be given on Friday. Students will edit the mentor sentence, identify common & proper nouns, and verb phrases from sentences. The sentences are from this week's read aloud.                     

 Writing  

  • Revise and publish narrative paragraph for a grade.
  • As a class, research a sea animal.
  • Start research of a sea animal in Learning Lab on Friday.
  • Review types of verbs. (action, helping, and linking) We have completed handouts and will be charting the differnt kinds of verbs throughout the week. Verb Test will be given next week.                                  

  Math

  • Continue strategies of multiplication and division. Use counters to review making arrays.
  • Review properties of multiplication: Commutative, Associative, Identity, and Zero Property.
  • Focus on solving division problems. Students must know terms: dividend, divisor, and quotient.  Example: 24 (dividend) divided by 8 (divisor) equals 3 (quotient)
  • Performance Based Assessment will be given on Tuesday. Division
  • Multiplcation & Division Assessment will be given on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Students will solve 1 step multiplication and division problems Wednesday-Friday of this week.
  • Fact Fluency Test #5 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
    Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.IXLMath.com

    Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

    Weekly Skills for the Week of September 29- October 3, 2014

    Yearbooks are now on sale! Purchase your yearbook at school:

    • 9/23/14-11/7/14 for $30
    • 11/8/14-11/25/14 for $35

    Final Deadline to pay at school is Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

    Yearbooks may also be purchased online. There is an additional $1 processing fee.

    Tje class that purchases the yearbooks will receive a PJ/Chick-fil-a breakfast or pizza party.

    School Pictures were sent home last week. Last day to order is Oct. 17

    ELA

    Reading

    Read alouds: Shark Attack & The Cod's Tale

    Unit 2: Under the Sea

    • Review text features. Students will search for text features while reading nonfiction texts in the classroom. Chart how each particular text features helps them better understand the text.
    • Students read the articles "Summer of the Shark", "The Long Swim", and "The Journey of a Humpback Whale".
    • Use headings and subheadings to identify main idea and details of nonfiction text.
    • Complete Self Selected Vocabulary Words & Definitions for a grade.
    • Introduce new mentor sentence from story, Shark Attack. Quiz over mentor sentence will be given on Friday. Students will edit the mentor sentence, identify common & proper nouns, and verb phrases from sentences. The sentences are from this week's read aloud.                     

     Writing  

    • Revise and publish narrative paragraph for a grade.
    • As a class, research a sea animal.
    • Start research of a sea animal in Learning Lab on Friday.
    • Review types of verbs. (action, helping, and linking) We have completed handouts and will be charting the differnt kinds of verbs throughout the week. Verb Test will be given next week.                                  

      Math

    • Continue strategies of multiplication and division. Use counters to review making arrays.
    • Review properties of multiplication: Commutative, Associative, Identity, and Zero Property.
    • Focus on solving division problems. Students must know terms: dividend, divisor, and quotient.  Example: 24 (dividend) divided by 8 (divisor) equals 3 (quotient)
    • Performance Based Assessment will be given on Tuesday. Division
    • Multiplcation & Division Assessment will be given on Wednesday and Thursday.
    • Students will solve 1 step multiplication and division problems Wednesday-Friday of this week.
    • Fact Fluency Test #5 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
      Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.IXLMath.com


Weekly skills
Due Date: 9/21/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of September 22-26 ,2014

MYON IS NOW ABLE TO BE ACCESSED AT HOME. Your child's log in is his/her student ID# and the password is his/her last name with the first letter capitalized. Minutes read on MyOn can be used for the Reading Log.

Students may also begin using IXLMath this week. Usernames & passwords will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday.

ELA

Reading

Read alouds: Cheyenne Again, Shark Attack, & The Cod's Tale

We will finish Unit 1 on Monday and begin Unit 2 on Tuesday: Inspired by the Sea

  • Review character traits, citing evidence, and determining the central message of a story by revisiting the story, Cheyenne Again
  • Complete practice comprehension test as a class. Students complete Comprehension Test #3 for a grade on Tuesday.
  • Students will continue collecting unknown vocabulary words from their independent reading. This week students will work on completing two vocabulary words. They will use clues from the text to predict the meaning of the word, look up the definition in a dictionary or online, and use it in an example sentence.
  • Begin Unit 2, informational text on Tuesday. View poer point on text features. Locate and chart text features in Shark Attack as a class. Students locate text features in nonfiction trade books, National Geographic magazines, textbooks throughout the week.
  • Introduce mentor sentence for the week: Across the page, two warriors ride on painted ponies. Invitation to Edit for a grade on Friday.                             

 Writing  

  • Personal Narratives/Informative Writing
  • Continue to work on personal narratives. (To be completed by the end of the 1st Nine Weeks.
  • Students research Cheyenne tribe and complete a graphic organizer. *Practice writing informational text.
  • As a class, research a sea animal.                                     

  Math

  • Continue strategies of multiplication and division. Use counters to review making arrays.
  • Review properties of multiplication: Commutative, Associative, Identity, and Zero Property.
  • Focus on solving division problems. Students must know terms: dividend, divisor, and quotient.  Example: 24 (dividend) divided by 8 (divisor) equals 3 (quotient)
  • Fact Fluency Test #4 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
    Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.arcademicskillbuilders.com


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/15/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of September 15-19,2014

PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE SENT HOME TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK

This week is School Spirit Week:

  • Monday-wear red, white, and blue
  • Tuesday-wear your favorite superhero costume
  • Wednesday-mismatched day-wear your silly socks
  • Thursday-wear your best dress clothes-School Picture Day
  • Friday-wear your black & gold

MYON IS NOW ABLE TO BE ACCESSED AT HOME. Your child's log in is his/her student ID# and the password is his/her last name with the first letter capitalized. Minutes read on MyOn can be used for the Reading Log.

Students may also begin using IXLMath this week. Usernames & passwords will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday.

ELA

Reading

Read alouds: Through Grandpa's Eyes & Cheyenne Again

  • Discuss author's central message or lesson using key details from the text.
  • Character traits-make predictions about what a character in a book might do based on his/her traits or actions. Use traits sheet in Reader's Notebook to describe character. Practice finding eveidence from the text that supports that particular trait.
  • Students will continue collecting unknown vocabulary words from their independent reading. This week students will work on completing one vocabualry word. They will use clues from the text to predict the meaning of the word, look up the definition in a dictionary or online, and use it in an example sentence.
  • Continue to practice answering questions in complete sentences, restating the question in the answer, and finding evidence in the text to support answer choices. COMPREHENSION TEST 2 WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.                               

 Writing  

  • Personal Narratives
  • Students choose a personal story from their Writer's Notebooks to retell to a partner or the class. They will retell the story several times and then sketch it before starting  their rough draft.
  • Mini lessons on "Great Leads" and "Revising Writing".
  • Nouns, verbs, verb tenses, subject verb agreement, prefixes, suffixes, dictionary skills
  • Introduce mentor sentence for the week. INVITATION TO EDIT WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY. THIS IS A SKILLS TEST. 9 WILL BE GIVEN DURING THE 9 WEEK PERIOD AND AVERAGED AS 1 GRADE.                                       

  Math

  • Continue strategies of multiplication and division.
  • Fact Fluency Test #3 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
    Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.arcademicskillbuilders.com

    Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

    Weekly Skills for the Week of September 15-19,2014

    PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE SENT HOME TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK

    This week is School Spirit Week:

    • Monday-wear red, white, and blue
    • Tuesday-wear your favorite superhero costume
    • Wednesday-mismatched day-wear your silly socks
    • Thursday-wear your best dress clothes-School Picture Day
    • Friday-wear your black & gold

    MYON IS NOW ABLE TO BE ACCESSED AT HOME. Your child's log in is his/her student ID# and the password is his/her last name with the first letter capitalized. Minutes read on MyOn can be used for the Reading Log.

    Students may also begin using IXLMath this week. Usernames & passwords will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday.

    ELA

    Reading

    Read alouds: Through Grandpa's Eyes & Cheyenne Again

    • Discuss author's central message or lesson using key details from the text.
    • Character traits-make predictions about what a character in a book might do based on his/her traits or actions. Use traits sheet in Reader's Notebook to describe character. Practice finding eveidence from the text that supports that particular trait.
    • Students will continue collecting unknown vocabulary words from their independent reading. This week students will work on completing one vocabualry word. They will use clues from the text to predict the meaning of the word, look up the definition in a dictionary or online, and use it in an example sentence.
    • Continue to practice answering questions in complete sentences, restating the question in the answer, and finding evidence in the text to support answer choices. COMPREHENSION TEST 2 WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.                               

     Writing  

    • Personal Narratives
    • Students choose a personal story from their Writer's Notebooks to retell to a partner or the class. They will retell the story several times and then sketch it before starting  their rough draft.
    • Mini lessons on "Great Leads" and "Revising Writing".
    • Nouns, verbs, verb tenses, subject verb agreement, prefixes, suffixes, dictionary skills
    • Introduce mentor sentence for the week. INVITATION TO EDIT WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY. THIS IS A SKILLS TEST. 9 WILL BE GIVEN DURING THE 9 WEEK PERIOD AND AVERAGED AS 1 GRADE.                                       

      Math

    • Continue strategies of multiplication and division.
    • Fact Fluency Test #3 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
      Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.arcademicskillbuilders.com

      Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

      Weekly Skills for the Week of September 15-19,2014

      PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE SENT HOME TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK

      This week is School Spirit Week:

      • Monday-wear red, white, and blue
      • Tuesday-wear your favorite superhero costume
      • Wednesday-mismatched day-wear your silly socks
      • Thursday-wear your best dress clothes-School Picture Day
      • Friday-wear your black & gold

      MYON IS NOW ABLE TO BE ACCESSED AT HOME. Your child's log in is his/her student ID# and the password is his/her last name with the first letter capitalized. Minutes read on MyOn can be used for the Reading Log.

      Students may also begin using IXLMath this week. Usernames & passwords will be sent home in Graded Paper Folders on Tuesday.

      ELA

      Reading

      Read alouds: Through Grandpa's Eyes & Cheyenne Again

      • Discuss author's central message or lesson using key details from the text.
      • Character traits-make predictions about what a character in a book might do based on his/her traits or actions. Use traits sheet in Reader's Notebook to describe character. Practice finding eveidence from the text that supports that particular trait.
      • Students will continue collecting unknown vocabulary words from their independent reading. This week students will work on completing one vocabualry word. They will use clues from the text to predict the meaning of the word, look up the definition in a dictionary or online, and use it in an example sentence.
      • Continue to practice answering questions in complete sentences, restating the question in the answer, and finding evidence in the text to support answer choices. COMPREHENSION TEST 2 WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY.                               

       Writing  

      • Personal Narratives
      • Students choose a personal story from their Writer's Notebooks to retell to a partner or the class. They will retell the story several times and then sketch it before starting  their rough draft.
      • Mini lessons on "Great Leads" and "Revising Writing".
      • Nouns, verbs, verb tenses, subject verb agreement, prefixes, suffixes, dictionary skills
      • Introduce mentor sentence for the week. INVITATION TO EDIT WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY. THIS IS A SKILLS TEST. 9 WILL BE GIVEN DURING THE 9 WEEK PERIOD AND AVERAGED AS 1 GRADE.                                       

        Math

      • Continue strategies of multiplication and division.
      • Fact Fluency Test #3 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
        Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.arcademicskillbuilders.com


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/8/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of September 8-12, 2014

MYON IS NOW ABLE TO BE ACCESSED AT HOME. Your child's log in is his/her student ID# and the password is his/her last name with the first letter capitalized. Minutes read on MyOn can be used for the Reading Log.

Last week for PTA fundraiser. You still have time to win those pop eyed pets and a chain.

Students will be taking Case21 formative assessments this week in Reading & Math. These tests will not be recorded as a grade but will be used to guide instruction in the classroom. We will begin promptly at 8:15, so please make sure your child is at school on time. As always thank you for all that you do for your child.

ELA

Reading

Read alouds: Knots on a Counting Rope & Through Grandpa's Eyes

  • Discuss author's central message or lesson using key details from the text.
  • Character traits-make predictions about what a character in a book might do based on his/her traits or actions. Use traits sheet in Reader's Notebook to describe character. Practice finding eveidence from the text that supports that particular trait.
  • Students will begin collecting unknown vocabualry words from their independent reading. This week students will work on completing one vocabualry word. They will use clues from the text to predict the meaning of the word, look up the definition in a dictionary or online, and use it in an example sentence.
  • Continue to practice answering questions in complete sentences, restating the question in the answer, and finding evidence in the text to support answer choices.                                   

 Writing  

  • Personal Narratives
  • Students choose a personal story from their Writer's Notebooks to retell to a partner or the class. They will retell the story several times and then sketch it before starting  their rough draft.
  • Mini lessons on "Great Leads" and "Revising Writing".
  • Nouns, verbs, verb tenses, subject verb agreement, prefixes, suffixes, dictionary skills
  • Introduce mentor sentence for the week:                                      

  Math

  • Continue strategies of multiplication and division.
  • Fact Fluency Test #2 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
    Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.arcademicskillbuilders.com

    Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

    Weekly Skills for the Week of September 8-12, 2014

    MYON IS NOW ABLE TO BE ACCESSED AT HOME. Your child's log in is his/her student ID# and the password is his/her last name with the first letter capitalized. Minutes read on MyOn can be used for the Reading Log.

    Last week for PTA fundraiser. You still have time to win those pop eyed pets and a chain.

    Students will be taking Case21 formative assessments this week in Reading & Math. These tests will not be recorded as a grade but will be used to guide instruction in the classroom. We will begin promptly at 8:15, so please make sure your child is at school on time. As always thank you for all that you do for your child.

    ELA

    Reading

    Read alouds: Knots on a Counting Rope & Through Grandpa's Eyes

    • Discuss author's central message or lesson using key details from the text.
    • Character traits-make predictions about what a character in a book might do based on his/her traits or actions. Use traits sheet in Reader's Notebook to describe character. Practice finding eveidence from the text that supports that particular trait.
    • Students will begin collecting unknown vocabualry words from their independent reading. This week students will work on completing one vocabualry word. They will use clues from the text to predict the meaning of the word, look up the definition in a dictionary or online, and use it in an example sentence.
    • Continue to practice answering questions in complete sentences, restating the question in the answer, and finding evidence in the text to support answer choices.                                   

     Writing  

    • Personal Narratives
    • Students choose a personal story from their Writer's Notebooks to retell to a partner or the class. They will retell the story several times and then sketch it before starting  their rough draft.
    • Mini lessons on "Great Leads" and "Revising Writing".
    • Nouns, verbs, verb tenses, subject verb agreement, prefixes, suffixes, dictionary skills
    • Introduce mentor sentence for the week:                                      

      Math

    • Continue strategies of multiplication and division.
    • Fact Fluency Test #2 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
      Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.arcademicskillbuilders.com

      Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

      Weekly Skills for the Week of September 8-12, 2014

      MYON IS NOW ABLE TO BE ACCESSED AT HOME. Your child's log in is his/her student ID# and the password is his/her last name with the first letter capitalized. Minutes read on MyOn can be used for the Reading Log.

      Last week for PTA fundraiser. You still have time to win those pop eyed pets and a chain.

      Students will be taking Case21 formative assessments this week in Reading & Math. These tests will not be recorded as a grade but will be used to guide instruction in the classroom. We will begin promptly at 8:15, so please make sure your child is at school on time. As always thank you for all that you do for your child.

      ELA

      Reading

      Read alouds: Knots on a Counting Rope & Through Grandpa's Eyes

      • Discuss author's central message or lesson using key details from the text.
      • Character traits-make predictions about what a character in a book might do based on his/her traits or actions. Use traits sheet in Reader's Notebook to describe character. Practice finding eveidence from the text that supports that particular trait.
      • Students will begin collecting unknown vocabualry words from their independent reading. This week students will work on completing one vocabualry word. They will use clues from the text to predict the meaning of the word, look up the definition in a dictionary or online, and use it in an example sentence.
      • Continue to practice answering questions in complete sentences, restating the question in the answer, and finding evidence in the text to support answer choices.                                   

       Writing  

      • Personal Narratives
      • Students choose a personal story from their Writer's Notebooks to retell to a partner or the class. They will retell the story several times and then sketch it before starting  their rough draft.
      • Mini lessons on "Great Leads" and "Revising Writing".
      • Nouns, verbs, verb tenses, subject verb agreement, prefixes, suffixes, dictionary skills
      • Introduce mentor sentence for the week:                                      

        Math

      • Continue strategies of multiplication and division.
      • Fact Fluency Test #2 over 0's, 1's, 2's, 5's & 10's will be given on Friday.
        Students should be drilling multiplication facts using flashcards or the following websites: www.multiplication.com or www.arcademicskillbuilders.com


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 9/2/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills for the Week of Sept. 2nd

ELA-Unit 1: Stories to Tell Again and Again

Reading

  • ask & answer questions while reading
  • retell a story using story elements
  • state the message or moral of the story
  • predict the definition of unknown vocabulary words found during independent reading and write definition from dictionary or onine
  • Comprehension Test on Friday.

Writing

  • narrative writing
  • share a story from writer's notebook with the class or partner

Math

  • Review graphs for quiz on Wednesday.
  • Review skills and study guide for assessment on Thursday.
  • Introduce strategies of multiplication. Fluency test on Friday over 0's, 1's, 2's 5's, and 10's.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/18/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA

Reading

Read alouds: First Day Jitters,  My Mouth Is a Volcano, & Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians

  • Discuss and chart why readers sometime abandon books.
  • Continue to practice answering open ended questions. Discuss returning to the text to locate evidence, restate the question, and answer the questions using keywords.
  • Retell a story using story elements.
  • Author's Purpose: PIE (persuade, entertain, and inform)
  • Dictionary Skills/Unknown Words Students will look up unknown words found during their independent reading. They will use context clues to predict the meaning, look up the definition in the dictionary, and use it in an example sentence. (This will be counted as a Reading grade at the end of the 9 weeks.)                                   

 Writing  

  • Personal Narratives
  • Review types of nouns from previous week: common, proper, singular, and plural
  • Introduce verbs: action, helping, and linking
  • Work on mentor sentence from First Day Jitters.                                         

  Math

  • 2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction with regrouping
  • Strategies of addition and subtraction
  • Solving one step word problems
  • Reading and analyzing bar graphs

                                                     

 Homework for the Week of August 18, 2014

Monday: Complete handout & read at least 10 mins. (Record on Reading Log Sheet)

Tuesday: Reading-Complete handout. Answer in complete sentences. (Read for at least 10 minutes and record on Reading Log Sheet.) Math-Complete handout. Make sure you show your work.

Wednesday: Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and record on Reading Log Sheet.  Math-Review addition and subtraction with regrouping for quiz on Thursday.

Thursday: Reading-Complete handout. Practice writing answers in complete sentences for Cold Read Comprehension Test on Friday. Read for at least 10 minutes and record on Reading Log sheet. (Catch up on minutes not read and have parent initial log.)

 

Beginning this week, students will write homework assignments in their Daily Folder. Reading Logs will also be assigned on Monday of each week and will be due on Friday. Students that complete all 4 days of Reading Log or at least 40 minutes a week will participate in a Book Club on Friday. They may bring a snack & drink to Book Club. Students must be able to discuss the book or books they have read.

*Please review directions with your child, but let them complete the homework assignment. We will review homework the next day. Students will check their own work and explain how they arrived at their answers.

**Please note-Students will receive a sticker for completed homework. After they have accumulated 20 stickers on their chart, they will earn a homework pass. I encourage students to save the passes to use on days they forget homework or are unable to complete for some reason.

Things to Remember

  • If you have not paid 3rd grade fees, please send in money as soon as possible.
  • If your child's transportation changes, you must send me a note or call the office.
  • Every student was given 1 free car rider tag. Each additional tag is $1. No tags will be printed until payment has been received.
  • Students may still bring a snack and bottled water to school this week. No flavored water or sodas.

 

 

 


 

 

 

                                                                    

   

 

 

 

 

                               

               

                  

 

 

 


 

 

 

                     

 

 



Weekly Skills
Due Date: 8/15/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Scarberry's 3rd Grade Class

Weekly Skills for the Week of August 11, 2014

ELA

Read alouds: First Day Jitters, Rainbow Fish, My Mouth Is a Volcano, & Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians

  • Establish rules and procedures for Reader's and Writer's Workshop.
  • Begin discussing open ended questions. Practice answering in complete sentences.
  • Review genres: fiction vs. nonfiction
  • Chart 3 categories of books: easy, hard, and just right. Discuss choosing the right book.
  • Review definition of a noun. Locate and chart examples of nouns in text. (singular & plural, common & proper)                                      

                                                  

  Math

  • Review place value.
  • Define and chart examples of the properties of addition. Commutative Property- 5+4=4+5, Associative Property- (4+5)+3=4+(5+3), and the Identity Property- any number plus zero equals that number.
  • 2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction with regrouping.
  • Review rounding .                                       

                                                     

 Homework for the Week of August 11, 2014

Monday- Complete handout front and back.

Tuesday-Complete handout front and back.

Thursday-Complete handout front and back.

*Please review directions with your child, but let them complete the homework assignment. We will review homework the next day. Students will check their own work and explain how they arrived at their answers.

**Please note-Students will receive a sticker for completed homework. After they have accumulated 20 stickers on their chart, they will earn a homework pass. I encourage students to save the passes to use on days they forget homework or are unable to complete for some reason.

Things to Remember

  • If your child's transportation changes, you must send me a note or call the office.
  • Summer Reading Bingo Card is due Friday, August 15th.
  • Every student was given 1 free car rider tag. Each additional tag is $1. No tags will be printed until payment has been received.
  • Breakfast will be served starting Monday, August 11th.
  • Students may still bring a snack and bottled water to school this week. No flavored water or sodas.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 12/2/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

               Weekly Skills for December 2-6, 2013

ELA: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • Research a famous person and add facts to a graphic organizer.
  • Use graphic organizer to write an informational report in their own words.
  • Review text features.
  • Sequential order.
  • Review types of sentences. This week students will identify and write complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions. (Examples: after, although, because, before, if, once, unless, until, whenever, and while)
  • Classify sentences in Shurley English

Reading Logs were not assigned over Thanksgiving Break. Logs will be returned to students on Monday and will be due the following Tuesday, Dec. 10th. Logs are not complete without responses and parent signature.

Homework Packets will be sent home in Daily Binders and will be due on Friday.

Math

  • Review graphs for Assessment to be given on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
  • Revisit area. Students will find the area of regular and irregular area models. Also determine area of a rectangle by using the formula (length X width = area)
  • Continue to drill multiplication facts. Use multiplication to determine the answer to a division problem. Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday of this week. 5 minutes/50 problems.

 

                                Upcoming Events

  • HHES Book Fair will be held December 9-13th-Our class will shop on our regular library day-Friday from 11:10-12:00. Students may also shop on Monday, Dec. 9th from 6-8 PM. Since our shopping time falls on Friday, any other shopping will have to be done on Monday night or online.
  • Cookies with Santa will be Monday, Dec. 9th from 6-8 PM
  • Look for note about "Secret Santa" coming home in graded paper folders on Tuesday of this week.
  • 3rd grade Christmas Party will be on Friday, December 20th from 1:15-2:15. Parents are invited. Please let me know if your child will not be at school on this day.
                   Weekly Skills for December 2-6, 2013

    ELA: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

    • Research a famous person and add facts to a graphic organizer.
    • Use graphic organizer to write an informational report in their own words.
    • Review text features.
    • Sequential order.
    • Review types of sentences. This week students will identify and write complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions. (Examples: after, although, because, before, if, once, unless, until, whenever, and while)
    • Classify sentences in Shurley English

    Reading Logs were not assigned over Thanksgiving Break. Logs will be returned to students on Monday and will be due the following Tuesday, Dec. 10th. Logs are not complete without responses and parent signature.

    Homework Packets will be sent home in Daily Binders and will be due on Friday.

    Math

    • Review graphs for Assessment to be given on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
    • Revisit area. Students will find the area of regular and irregular area models. Also determine area of a rectangle by using the formula (length X width = area)
    • Continue to drill multiplication facts. Use multiplication to determine the answer to a division problem. Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday of this week. 5 minutes/50 problems.

     

                                    Upcoming Events

    • HHES Book Fair will be held December 9-13th-Our class will shop on our regular library day-Friday from 11:10-12:00. Students may also shop on Monday, Dec. 9th from 6-8 PM. Since our shopping time falls on Friday, any other shopping will have to be done on Monday night or online.
    • Cookies with Santa will be Monday, Dec. 9th from 6-8 PM
    • Look for note about "Secret Santa" coming home in graded paper folders on Tuesday of this week.
    • 3rd grade Christmas Party will be on Friday, December 20th from 1:15-2:15. Parents are invited. Please let me know if your child will not be at school on this day.
                     Weekly Skills for December 2-6, 2013

      ELA: Unit 3 Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

      • Research a famous person and add facts to a graphic organizer.
      • Use graphic organizer to write an informational report in their own words.
      • Review text features.
      • Sequential order.
      • Review types of sentences. This week students will identify and write complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions. (Examples: after, although, because, before, if, once, unless, until, whenever, and while)
      • Classify sentences in Shurley English

      Reading Logs were not assigned over Thanksgiving Break. Logs will be returned to students on Monday and will be due the following Tuesday, Dec. 10th. Logs are not complete without responses and parent signature.

      Homework Packets will be sent home in Daily Binders and will be due on Friday.

      Math

      • Review graphs for Assessment to be given on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
      • Revisit area. Students will find the area of regular and irregular area models. Also determine area of a rectangle by using the formula (length X width = area)
      • Continue to drill multiplication facts. Use multiplication to determine the answer to a division problem. Fact Fluency Test will be given on Friday of this week. 5 minutes/50 problems.

       

                                      Upcoming Events

      • HHES Book Fair will be held December 9-13th-Our class will shop on our regular library day-Friday from 11:10-12:00. Students may also shop on Monday, Dec. 9th from 6-8 PM. Since our shopping time falls on Friday, any other shopping will have to be done on Monday night or online.
      • Cookies with Santa will be Monday, Dec. 9th from 6-8 PM
      • Look for note about "Secret Santa" coming home in graded paper folders on Tuesday of this week.
      • 3rd grade Christmas Party will be on Friday, December 20th from 1:15-2:15. Parents are invited. Please let me know if your child will not be at school on this day.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/26/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

    

Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

Skills for the Week of November 26 & 27, 2013

Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 26th. No Reading Logs will be assigned over the Thanksgiving Holidays.

No newsletters or graded paper folders will be sent home this week due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

ELA

Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • main idea and details
  • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text) We will discuss procedural text on Tuesday. Students will follow simple procedure to decorate a Thanksgiving sugar cookie.
  • point of view
  • author's purpose
  • summarizing
  • context clues
  • sequencing events

Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases. Study review sheet for Language Test that will be given Tuesday, Nov. 27th 

Writing: informational writing-Students will read about famous people of the past. Select a person to research for informational writing.

Math: Review graphs. Assessment will be given when students return from Thanksgiving Break. Area models on Moday & Tuesday. No fluency assessment this week.

    

Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

Skills for the Week of November 26 & 27, 2013

Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 26th. No Reading Logs will be assigned over the Thanksgiving Holidays.

No newsletters or graded paper folders will be sent home this week due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

ELA

Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • main idea and details
  • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text) We will discuss procedural text on Tuesday. Students will follow simple procedure to decorate a Thanksgiving sugar cookie.
  • point of view
  • author's purpose
  • summarizing
  • context clues
  • sequencing events

Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases. Study review sheet for Language Test that will be given Tuesday, Nov. 27th 

Writing: informational writing-Students will read about famous people of the past. Select a person to research for informational writing.

Math: Review graphs. Assessment will be given when students return from Thanksgiving Break. Area models on Moday & Tuesday. No fluency assessment this week.

    

Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

Skills for the Week of November 26 & 27, 2013

Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 26th. No Reading Logs will be assigned over the Thanksgiving Holidays.

No newsletters or graded paper folders will be sent home this week due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

ELA

Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • main idea and details
  • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text) We will discuss procedural text on Tuesday. Students will follow simple procedure to decorate a Thanksgiving sugar cookie.
  • point of view
  • author's purpose
  • summarizing
  • context clues
  • sequencing events

Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases. Study review sheet for Language Test that will be given Tuesday, Nov. 27th 

Writing: informational writing-Students will read about famous people of the past. Select a person to research for informational writing.

Math: Review graphs. Assessment will be given when students return from Thanksgiving Break. Area models on Moday & Tuesday. No fluency assessment this week.



Weekly Skllls
Due Date: 11/25/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

    

Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

Skills for the Week of November 18-23, 2013

Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 19th.

3rd Grade Field Trip is tomorrow, Nov. 19th. Students will return to school in time for lunch, so no sack lunches are needed. Please dress appropiately, no shorts or flip flops.Please bring a sweater or light jacket in case it is cool in the morning.

Hernando Hills Reading Fair will be held Friday, November 22. Families are invited to view the projects from 1-2pm.

If your child wants to complete a Science Fair Project, please return the purple permission slip that was sent home.Spotlight students are required to complete a project. It is optional for all other students.

3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

ELA

Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • main idea and details
  • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text)
  • point of view
  • author's purpose
  • summarizing
  • context clues
  • sequencing events

Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases.

Writing: informational writing

Math: Graphing (Skill check this week) Standard Assessment will be completed after Thanksgiving. Timed Multiplication Test will be given on Friday.

Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Holidays-Nov. 27-29
  • Cookies with Santa-Dec. 20th
  • 20 Book Challenge is taking place. Read 20 books before Dec. 20th for popcorn and movie party. This will take place after students return from Christmas holidays.
  • Student pictures will be sent home with graded papers. If you would still like to order pictures, they must be ordered through Alford Studio. We can no longer take orders through the school.

        

    Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

    Skills for the Week of November 18-23, 2013

    Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 19th.

    3rd Grade Field Trip is tomorrow, Nov. 19th. Students will return to school in time for lunch, so no sack lunches are needed. Please dress appropiately, no shorts or flip flops.Please bring a sweater or light jacket in case it is cool in the morning.

    Hernando Hills Reading Fair will be held Friday, November 22. Families are invited to view the projects from 1-2pm.

    If your child wants to complete a Science Fair Project, please return the purple permission slip that was sent home.Spotlight students are required to complete a project. It is optional for all other students.

    3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

    ELA

    Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

    • main idea and details
    • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text)
    • point of view
    • author's purpose
    • summarizing
    • context clues
    • sequencing events

    Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases.

    Writing: informational writing

    Math: Graphing (Skill check this week) Standard Assessment will be completed after Thanksgiving. Timed Multiplication Test will be given on Friday.

    Upcoming Events

    • Thanksgiving Holidays-Nov. 27-29
    • Cookies with Santa-Dec. 20th
    • 20 Book Challenge is taking place. Read 20 books before Dec. 20th for popcorn and movie party. This will take place after students return from Christmas holidays.
    • Student pictures will be sent home with graded papers. If you would still like to order pictures, they must be ordered through Alford Studio. We can no longer take orders through the school.

          

      Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

      Skills for the Week of November 18-23, 2013

      Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 19th.

      3rd Grade Field Trip is tomorrow, Nov. 19th. Students will return to school in time for lunch, so no sack lunches are needed. Please dress appropiately, no shorts or flip flops.Please bring a sweater or light jacket in case it is cool in the morning.

      Hernando Hills Reading Fair will be held Friday, November 22. Families are invited to view the projects from 1-2pm.

      If your child wants to complete a Science Fair Project, please return the purple permission slip that was sent home.Spotlight students are required to complete a project. It is optional for all other students.

      3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

      ELA

      Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

      • main idea and details
      • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text)
      • point of view
      • author's purpose
      • summarizing
      • context clues
      • sequencing events

      Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases.

      Writing: informational writing

      Math: Graphing (Skill check this week) Standard Assessment will be completed after Thanksgiving. Timed Multiplication Test will be given on Friday.

      Upcoming Events

      • Thanksgiving Holidays-Nov. 27-29
      • Cookies with Santa-Dec. 20th
      • 20 Book Challenge is taking place. Read 20 books before Dec. 20th for popcorn and movie party. This will take place after students return from Christmas holidays.
      • Student pictures will be sent home with graded papers. If you would still like to order pictures, they must be ordered through Alford Studio. We can no longer take orders through the school.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/25/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

    

Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

Skills for the Week of November 26 & 27, 2013

Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 26th. No Reading Logs will be assigned over the Thanksgiving Holidays.

No newsletters or graded paper folders will be sent home this week due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

ELA

Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • main idea and details
  • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text) We will discuss procedural text on Tuesday. Students will follow simple procedure to decorate a Thanksgiving sugar cookie.
  • point of view
  • author's purpose
  • summarizing
  • context clues
  • sequencing events

Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases. Study review sheet for Language Test that will be given Tuesday, Nov. 27th 

Writing: informational writing-Students will read about famous people of the past. Select a person to research for informational writing.

Math: Review graphs. Assessment will be given when students return from Thanksgiving Break. Area models on Moday & Tuesday. No fluency assessment this week. 

Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Holidays-Nov. 27-29
  • Cookies with Santa-Dec. 20th
  • 20 Book Challenge is taking place. Read 20 books before Dec. 20th for popcorn and movie party. This will take place after students return from Christmas holidays.
  • Student pictures will be sent home with graded papers. If you would still like to order pictures, they must be ordered through Alford Studio. We can no longer take orders through the school.

        

    Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

    Skills for the Week of November 26 & 27, 2013

    Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 26th. No Reading Logs will be assigned over the Thanksgiving Holidays.

    No newsletters or graded paper folders will be sent home this week due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

    3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

    ELA

    Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

    • main idea and details
    • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text) We will discuss procedural text on Tuesday. Students will follow simple procedure to decorate a Thanksgiving sugar cookie.
    • point of view
    • author's purpose
    • summarizing
    • context clues
    • sequencing events

    Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases. Study review sheet for Language Test that will be given Tuesday, Nov. 27th 

    Writing: informational writing-Students will read about famous people of the past. Select a person to research for informational writing.

    Math: Review graphs. Assessment will be given when students return from Thanksgiving Break. Area models on Moday & Tuesday. No fluency assessment this week. 

    Upcoming Events

    • Thanksgiving Holidays-Nov. 27-29
    • Cookies with Santa-Dec. 20th
    • 20 Book Challenge is taking place. Read 20 books before Dec. 20th for popcorn and movie party. This will take place after students return from Christmas holidays.
    • Student pictures will be sent home with graded papers. If you would still like to order pictures, they must be ordered through Alford Studio. We can no longer take orders through the school.
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      Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

      Skills for the Week of November 26 & 27, 2013

      Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 26th. No Reading Logs will be assigned over the Thanksgiving Holidays.

      No newsletters or graded paper folders will be sent home this week due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

      3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

      ELA

      Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

      • main idea and details
      • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text) We will discuss procedural text on Tuesday. Students will follow simple procedure to decorate a Thanksgiving sugar cookie.
      • point of view
      • author's purpose
      • summarizing
      • context clues
      • sequencing events

      Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases. Study review sheet for Language Test that will be given Tuesday, Nov. 27th 

      Writing: informational writing-Students will read about famous people of the past. Select a person to research for informational writing.

      Math: Review graphs. Assessment will be given when students return from Thanksgiving Break. Area models on Moday & Tuesday. No fluency assessment this week. 

      Upcoming Events

      • Thanksgiving Holidays-Nov. 27-29
      • Cookies with Santa-Dec. 20th
      • 20 Book Challenge is taking place. Read 20 books before Dec. 20th for popcorn and movie party. This will take place after students return from Christmas holidays.
      • Student pictures will be sent home with graded papers. If you would still like to order pictures, they must be ordered through Alford Studio. We can no longer take orders through the school.

            

        Mrs. Scarberry-3rd Grade

        Skills for the Week of November 26 & 27, 2013

        Reading Logs are due Tuesday, Nov. 26th. No Reading Logs will be assigned over the Thanksgiving Holidays.

        No newsletters or graded paper folders will be sent home this week due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

        3rd Grade Christmas parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20th at 1:15. All parents are invited to attend.

        ELA

        Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

        • main idea and details
        • text structures (compare & contrast,description, and procedural text) We will discuss procedural text on Tuesday. Students will follow simple procedure to decorate a Thanksgiving sugar cookie.
        • point of view
        • author's purpose
        • summarizing
        • context clues
        • sequencing events

        Language: Types of sentences in Shurley English: fragment (F), simple (S), compound subject (SCS), compound predicate (SCV), compound (CD), and complex. Using coordinating conjunctions: Think FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Classify sentences with prepositional phrases. Study review sheet for Language Test that will be given Tuesday, Nov. 27th 

        Writing: informational writing-Students will read about famous people of the past. Select a person to research for informational writing.

        Math: Review graphs. Assessment will be given when students return from Thanksgiving Break. Area models on Moday & Tuesday. No fluency assessment this week. 

        Upcoming Events

        • Thanksgiving Holidays-Nov. 27-29
        • Cookies with Santa-Dec. 20th
        • 20 Book Challenge is taking place. Read 20 books before Dec. 20th for popcorn and movie party. This will take place after students return from Christmas holidays.
        • Student pictures will be sent home with graded papers. If you would still like to order pictures, they must be ordered through Alford Studio. We can no longer take orders through the school.


Weekly Skills
Due Date: 11/5/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills for the Week of November 4-8, 2013

Reminder: Tuesday, November 5th is a Teacher Workday. No School for Students.

 

Graded Paper Folders will be sent home on Thursday along with MyOn reading log in information.

ELA

Reading: Unit 3-:Creative, Inventive, and Notable People

  • identify text features in nonfiction passages
  • compare and contrast texts
  • point of view
  • figurative language
  • summarizing