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19 pretty creative kiddos…making third grade an awesome adventure!

Back to Adventure!

We have a great week just waiting for us!  After a week of rest and relaxation (unless you ran around like a chicken, took a trip, or were just a parent of an awesome third grader), we are ready for the next 9 weeks.  How can it be single digits??  How is this happening??  I’m NOT ready for this AT ALL!!

We have a lot of great third grade learning this week:

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: new one!
  • Biographies are our next big research and we have a project that will incorporate reading and writing.  Ask your kiddos about this fun project on Monday.
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night.  Reading daily helps your child to increase their reading ability!

Math:

  • Fast fact quiz on Thursday.
  • Regrouping in addition and subtraction.
  • Everyone needs to be finished memorizing the 0-10 times tables!!!!  We should be onto division!!!
  • It is helpful to practice multiplication/ division facts each night even for a few quick moments.  As we break into big multiplication, division, fractions and more math topics…multiplication/ division is VERY necessary!

Spelling (Word Study):

  • New words this week.  Last week we reassessed our spelling and groups.  While part of the spelling for third grade is spelling words correctly in the weekly assessments, there is an even more important component.  This component is utilizing the words in daily work with correct spelling.  The transfer of  spelling words and using spelling patterns is our goal.  If yu have questions, please email me.
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Another week!

WOW!  We have had an amazing few weeks full of great excitement and adventure.

We loved our guest reader, Mr. Calvin.  He is a familiar face for those who shop at Premier Pet.  We enjoyed a great stories, and loved learning about many different animals and insects.  Our class is excited that Mr. Calvin is willing to come back to Beverly and share a few of his favorite “friends.”

Last week we also had Mr. Gahreeb visit.  He shared his collection of Native American artifacts and his wealth of knowledge.  There was also opportunity to touch, try on, play and enjoy the many artifacts.

This week we have smencils and spirit week.  Don’t forget your Tiger gear tomorrow :)

We have a lot of great third grade learning this week:

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: Ernest Shakelton
  • March is Reading Month is almost over… ARRGGG! LOG THOSE BOOKS!!
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night.  Reading daily helps your child to increase their reading ability!

Math:

  • Fast fact quiz on Friday.
  • Place Value in base ten.
  • Everyone needs to be finished memorizing the 0-10 times tables!!!!  We should be onto division!!!
  • It is helpful to practice multiplication/ division facts each night even for a few quick moments.  As we break into big multiplication, division, fractions and more math topics…multiplication/ division is VERY necessary!

Spelling (Word Study):

  • No new words this week.  We will be reassessing and reevaluating for growth and proper placement in word study groups.
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another week… a lot more learning!

Thank you for a very successful conference time.  I am so thankful to have such supportive families who work with their children and with me!  Thanks for all of your effort, support, and the fun!

We have a lot of great third grade learning this week:

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: Professor Tuesday is traveling through Michigan History.
  • March is Reading Month is underway… ARRGGG! LOG THOSE BOOKS!!
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night.  Reading daily helps your child to increase their reading ability!

Math:

  • Fast fact quiz on Friday.
  • Place Value in base ten.
  • Everyone needs to be finished memorizing the 0-10 times tables!!!!  We should be onto division!!!
  • It is helpful to practice multiplication/ division facts each night even for a few quick moments.  As we break into big multiplication, division, fractions and more math topics…multiplication/ division is VERY necessary!

Spelling (Word Study):

  • New words this week.
  • Test on Friday.
  • Words, tests and homework will happen on a one week rotation.  Lesson Monday, practice at home and school through Friday.  Homework is due to school on Friday which will be test day!
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Week #… I have lost count…

Our weeks are so jammed full that I at times lose count of how many weeks we have had and how many we we still have.  Actually, I am not a fan of the count down. When I count up, I think of all of our accomplishments… when we count down I feverishly worry that I am running out of time.  I am so thankful for the time I get with your children.  In September it seems so long and at this time in the year I start to feel like I am racing a clock.  The year is never long enough. There is always more… more books to read, more units to cover, more facts to race, more, more, more, but mostly…more of them.  Your kids are so cool.  My Grandfather, Great Grand Grumpy (as my kids call him) has always said that the one thing he wants that nobody can give him is time.  The man is 92 and still thinking that time is the thing that he can’t grab hold of!

 

We have a lot of great third grade learning this week:

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: Just Jake
  • March is Reading Month is underway… ARRGGG!
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night.  Reading daily helps your child to increase their reading ability!
  • In writing we are almost finished working on non fiction writing.  This includes writing from our own knowledge and experience. When this project is finished, we will have a complete book!

Math:

  • Math tests are coming home Monday.  There is an attached page that should help you understand our scale of mastery.
  • Fast fact quiz on Friday.
  • Place Value in base ten.
  • Everyone needs to be finished memorizing the 0-10 times tables!!!!  We should be onto division!!!
  • It is helpful to practice multiplication/ division facts each night even for a few quick moments.  As we break into big multiplication, division, fractions and more math topics…multiplication/ division is VERY necessary!

Spelling (Word Study):

  • New words this week.
  • Test on Friday.
  • Words, tests and homework will happen on a one week rotation.  Lesson Monday, practice at home and school through Friday.  Homework is due to school on Friday which will be test day!
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Another Week of Excitement

We have another great week crammed full of learning!   Don’t forget this Friday is a half day.  Enjoy a fun afternoon with your sweet kiddo :)

Here is our week…

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: Last few pages of Powerless and a NEW book!
  • March is Reading Month is underway… ARRGGG!
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night.  Reading daily helps your child to increase their reading ability! This is perfect to help with those Battle of the Books!
  • In writing we are working on non fiction writing.  This includes writing from our own knowledge and experience. When this project is finished, we will have a complete book!

Math:

  • Math test this Thursday on the concepts below.  Fast fact quiz on Friday.
  • Time:  We are working on telling time on an analog clock.  We are also working on elapsed time.  This is proving tricky!!
  • Measurement!  We are talking about the difference between Standard/ US Customary measurement and the Metric System.  This is in all measuring areas.
  • Graphing:  We will be doing A LOT of work on line plots this week!
  • Everyone needs to be finished memorizing the 0-10 times tables!!!!  We should be onto division!!!
  • It is helpful to practice multiplication/ division facts each night even for a few quick moments.  As we break into big multiplication, division, fractions and more math topics…multiplication/ division is VERY necessary!

Science/Social Studies:

  • Michigan is our theme for the whole year.
  • We have been working on Native Americans and will be working on a project around the 3 Fires. Our research and slides will be displayed at conferences.
  • We have a last experiment or two to complete our unit on Magnets and Electricity.  This unit has provided for tons of hands on delving.  It is great fun to see how third grade brains work!

Spelling (Word Study):

  • New words this week.
  • Test on Friday.
  • Words, tests and homework will happen on a one week rotation.  Lesson Monday, practice at home and school through Friday.  Homework is due to school on Friday which will be test day!
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