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Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 4/23/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Mrs. Gentry’s Newsletter

Week of April 23-27

 

 Learning Focus

Math: Review Skills: Fractions, area, perimeter, quadrilaterals, elapsed time, measuring to the nearest inch, line plots, one and two-step word problems, and and multiplication and division fact fluency

IXL: Look at the skills

 Reading: Recount stories to include fables, myths, and folktales, and determine central message

 Science: Magnets and athe effects of pushes, pulls, and friction on motion of objects

 Writing:   Opinion writing and informational writing

 English: Multiple Meaning words and editing

 

 Homework

ELA packet is due Thursday. Daily math homework will be given if needed. Daily math is to be turned in the next day.

ELA Homework:

Reading: Reading comprehension sheet “I Survived a Tornado” Test 4/26

English: “What’s for Breakfast?”

Writing: Section 3 of “I Survived a Tornado” Writing Grade 5/10

Vocabulary: Study each night. (Sheet is in the daily folder.) Test 4/27

 

Upcoming Tests

4/26 Comprehension Test

4/27 Vocabulary Test #7

4/27 Spelling Week 29

5/2 Math Fluency #6

5/3 Multiple Meaning and Editing Language Test

5/4 Spelling Week 30

 

Spelling Words Week 29

1. August

2. draw

3. fall

4. face

5. pair

6. April

7. eleven

8. author

9. aunt

10. post

11. almost

12. January

13. title

14. able

15. simple

16. middle

17. uncle

18. December

19. July

20. circle

21. February

22. Wednesday

23. touch

24. trouble

25. opposite

26. produce

27. possible

28. around

 

Important Dates

4/23 Writing State Test

4/25 Math State Test

4/24 PTA Meeting

4/24 Progress Reports

5/7 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/16 1st grade tour

5/18 Awards 12-12:30

Color Run 12:45-1:45

 

 




Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 4/20/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Mrs. Gentry’s Newsletter

Week of April 16-20

 

 Learning Focus

Math: Review Skills: multiplying by multiples of ten, one and two-step word problems, inverse property, graphs, rounding, volume and mass, telling time, elapsed time, and multiplication and division fact fluency

IXL: Look at the skills

 Reading: Recount stories to include fables, myths, and folktales, and determine central message

Science: Magnets and athe effects of pushes, pulls, and friction on motion of objects

 Writing:   Opinion writing and informational writing

 English: Multiple Meaning words and editing

 

Upcoming Tests

4/17 Language Test

4/18 Fact Fluency #4

4/20 Review Assessment #1

4/20 Spelling Week 28

4/26 Comprehension Test

4/27 Vocabulary Test #7

4/27 Spelling Week 29

 

Homework

ELA packet is due Thursday. Daily math homework will be given if needed. Daily math is to be turned in the next day.

ELA Homework:

Reading: Reading comprehension sheet “Spying on Alligators” Test 4/26

English: Language section 3 of “Spying on Alligators”

Writing: Section 2 of “Spying on Alligators” Writing Grade 5/10

Vocabulary: Study each night. (Sheet is in the daily folder.) Test 4/27

 

Spelling Words Week 28

1. able

2. simple

3. middle

4. title

5. uncle

6. circle

7. July

8. December

9. Wednesday

10. Wednesday

11. trouble

12. touch

13. enjoy

14. square

15. real

16. oil

17. leave

18. ground

19. voice

20. deep

21. women

22. woman

23. busy

24. above

25. single

26. example

27. cattle

28. capital

 

Vocabulary Words for Test on April 27th

1. ban: forbid something or prevent someone from doing something

2. permit: allow something to happen or let someone do something

3. valuable: very important or useful in some way

4. task: job, chore, or other particular thing you have to do

5. unwind: relax

6. stressful: causing worry or tension

7. collaborate: work with others to make or do something

8. aggressive: threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

9. evacuate: leave a place and go somewhere safer

10. distress: feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain

11. unagressive: not aggressive, not threatening, ready, or eager to fight or attack others

12. considerate: thoughtful of feelings and needs of others

13. diligent: hard-working, to work steadily or carefully on something because it is important to you

14. frank: to say what you think openly and honestly

15. self-confident: sure of yourself

16. headstrong: determined to do what you want no matter what anyone says

17. overwhelmed: feeling very strong about something that you forget everything else

18. contentment: feeling of satisfaction and happiness

Important Dates

4/16 Reading State Test

4/23 Writing State Test

4/25 Math State Test

4/24 PTA Meeting

4/24 Progress Reports

 5/7 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/16 1st grade tour

 

Teacher Note

Parents,

We have reach the home stretch of the year. This is the time of year where students tend to loose focus. Please stress to your child the importance to remaining focus. We are reviewing heavily for the state MAAP test that will be given in the next few weeks. The Literacy-Based Promotion Act requires all third grade students to pass the reading assessment in order to qualify for promotion to fourth grade regardless of their grades. Therefore, it is vital that they are at school, pay attention, and complete their assignments at school and the home.

Date for the MAAP:

4/16                Reading              8:15

4/23                 Writing            11:15

4/25                  Math               8:15 and 12:00 

                                                  

Please be on time and no early check-outs on these days if possible.

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 9/22/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Mrs. Gentry’s Newsletter

Week of Sept. 18-22

 

Spelling Words Week 7

1. match

2. edge

3. wrong

4. cross

5. bridge

6. sticks

7. felt

8. scratch

9. head

10. would

11. should

12. school

13. dishes

14. planned

15. sitting

16. missing

17. grass

18. brings

19. lost

20. sent

21. die

22. dead

23. field

24. tie

25. broken

26. kitchen

27. motion

28. corner

 

 

Vocabulary Words

floppy: soft and hanging down loosely

recall: remember

clatter: bang together or rattle noisily

 

Science Vocabulary Words

adaptation: a body part, body covering, or behavior that helps an animal survive in its environment

behavior: the actions of an animal

camouflage: a color or shape in an animal’s body covering that helps it blend into the environment

habitat: the place where an animal lives. The physical characteristics of an animal’s surroundings

instinct: a behavior an animal is born with and does not have to learn

mimicry: an adaptation in which an otherwise harmless animal looks like a harmful animal in order to protect himself or herself

predator: an animal that hunts and eats other animals for food

prey: an animal that is eaten by another (predator) for food

survive/survival: using adaptations to continue to live

Study daily!

 

Learning Focus

Math: Division Strategies (repeated addition, skip counting, and equal groups), multiplication fact fluency (0, 1, 2, 5, and 10), and multiply whole numbers by multiples of 10

IXL: A3, H1, H4, F1, F2, F3, F6, F10, J1, J2, J3, J5, J10, N1, N5, N7, N8, N9, N10, and all E. Multiplication

Reading: Story elements sequence, text structure (problem and solution and chronological order), and point of view

Science: Animal and Plant Adaptations

English: Verbs (verb tenses, regular/irregular, linking/helping, and subject verb agreement)

Writing: Write a narrative story about humpback whales using details from two articles


Upcoming Tests

9/21 Language Test on Verbs

9/22   Spelling Test

9/22   Multiplication Timed Test

   9/22   Writing Assessment

9/22   Math Assessment

 

Important Dates

9/22   Scholastic Book Order Due

9/29   Pajama Day

10/5   Report Cards

 

Class Wish List

Candy Bars

Small Cokes

Candy for Candy Jar

Laminating Paper

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 9/15/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Mrs. Gentry’s Newsletter

Week of Sept. 11-15

 

 

Upcoming Tests

9/12   Vocabulary Test

9/15 Comprehension Test

9/15   Spelling Test

   9/15   Writing Assessment

 

Spelling Words Week 6

Review week!

Please see the three attached homework practice sheets.

(Week 6-A Homework, Week 6-B Homework, and Week 6-C Homework)

 

Work these sheets throughout the week for practice. The test will contain 20 words from this list of words!

 

Vocabulary Words

whiz: move very fast

squirm: wiggle or twist your body from side to side

rap: tap or hit something sharply and quickly

snap: speak sharply

likely: it is probably true

unlikely: it is probably not true

bustle: rush or hurry with an excited, noisy, or busy way

volunteer: offer to do something or help someone by choice

debris: scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

devastate: destroy or badly damage

ruckus: noisy confusion or excitement

lounge: sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

swerve: change directions quickly, usually to avoid something

flick: move, or make something move with a quick, sudden motion

speedy: fast

utter: say something or make some sort of sound

whoop: shout from excitement

plop: sit down heavily or put something down heavily

flutter: wave or flap rapidly

clutch: grab or hold onto something tightly

dodge: move quickly to avoid someone or something

heartbreaking: very sad or upsetting

fury: great angry

bewildered: confused or puzzled

 

Test on Tuesday

 

 Learning Focus

Math: Multiplication Strategies (arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, number line, and equal groups), multiplication fact fluency (0, 1, 2, 5, and 10), and multiply whole numbers by multiples of 10

Reading: Story elements sequence, text structure (problem and solution and chronological order), and point of view

Science: Animal and Plant Adaptations

English: Verbs (verb tenses, regular/irregular, linking/helping, and subject verb agreement)

Writing: Write a narrative story about humpback whales using details from two articles

 

Important Dates

9/13   Fall Pictures

9/22   Scholastic Book Order Due

9/29   Pajama Day

Class Wish List

Candy Bars

Small Cokes

Candy for Candy Jar

Laminating Paper

 

Learning Focus

Math: Multiplication Strategies (arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, number line, and equal groups), multiplication fact fluency (0, 1, 2, 5, and 10), and multiply whole numbers by multiples of 10

Reading: Story elements sequence, text structure (problem and solution and chronological order), and point of view

Science: Animal and Plant Adaptations

English: Verbs (verb tenses, regular/irregular, linking/helping, and subject verb agreement)

Writing: Write a narrative story about humpback whales using details from two articles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Weekly Newsletter
Due Date: 9/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Spelling Words Week 5

1.   planned

2.   missing

3.   dishes

4.   sitting

5.   brings

6.   grass

7.   sent

8.   lost

9.   dead

10. die

11. tie

12. field

13. hands

14. glasses

15. passes

16. facts

17. length

18. eggs

19. spent

20. send

21. bought

22. also

23. toward

24. father

 

 

Vocabulary Words

 

whiz: move very fast

 

squirm: wiggle or twist your body from side to side

 

rap: tap or hit something sharply and quickly

 

snap: speak sharply

 

likely: it is probably true

 

unlikely: it is probably not true

 

bustle: rush or hurry with an excited, noisy, or busy way

 

volunteer: offer to do something or help someone by choice

 

debris: scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

 

devastate: destroy or badly damage

 

ruckus: noisy confusion or excitement

 

lounge: sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

 

swerve: change directions quickly, usually to avoid something

 

flick: move, or make something move with a quick, sudden motion

 

speedy: fast

 

utter: say something or make some sort of sound

 

whoop: shout from excitement

 

plop: sit down heavily or put something down heavily

 

flutter: wave or flap rapidly

 

clutch: grab or hold onto something tightly

 

dodge: move quickly to avoid someone or something

 

heartbreaking: very sad or upsetting

 

fury: great angry

 

bewildered: confused or puzzled

 

 

 

Test on Friday!

 

Learning Focus

Math: Multiplication Strategies (arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, number line, and equal groups) Multiplication fact fluency (0, 1, 2, 5, and 10)

Reading: Citing evidence, using schema and inferences to visualize, and point of view

Science: Animal Adaptations

English: Review nouns and pronouns (singular/plural, common/proper, present/past/future, possessive, and pronouns)

Writing: Write a narrative story about humpback whales using details from two articles

 

 

Upcoming Tests

 

9/6   Math Assessment

 

9/7   Nouns/Pronouns Test

 

9/8   Spelling Test

 

9/8   Vocabulary Test

 

9/12   Writing Assessment

 

 

Important Dates

9/6   PTA Fundraiser Due

9/13   Fall Pictures

9/22   Scholastic Book Order Due

9/29   Pajama Day

Class Wish List

Candy Bars

Small Cokes

Candy for Candy Jar

 

 

 



Homework Log August 28-Sept. 1
Due Date: 8/25/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Upcoming Tests

8/29   Missing Quantities Test

8/31   Language Assessment

9/1     Addition and Subtraction Assessment

9/1    Spelling Test Week 2

Practice IXL: B7, B8, C1, D1, C3, D3, C4, and D4

Spelling

 

1.  passes         13. stands

 

2.  glasses        14. milk

 

3.  facts            15. kings

 

4.  hands         16. plants

 

5.  lengths       17. land

 

6.  send            18. flat

 

7.  eggs             19. held

 

8.  spent           20. kept

 

9.  also              21. mind

 

10. bought       22. won’t

 

11. father         23. group

 

12. toward       24. wind (2)
Vocabulary
swerve: change directions quickly, usually to avoid something

flick: move, or something move, with a quick, sudden motion

speedy: fast

utter: say something or make some sort of sound

plop: sit down heavily or put something down heavily

whoop: sit down heavily or put something down heavily

Learning Targets:

 

Science: Animal Adaptations

 

English: Nouns (Common/proper, singular/plurals, present, past, and future tense, possessives, and pronouns (subject/object, and possessive

 

Math: Missing quantities, adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers with/without regrouping, and one-step word problems

 

Multiplication 0,1,2,5, and 10

 

Reading: Inferences, citing evidence, and context clues

 

Writing: Narrative writing