Monday, October 23

 

This week, we are:

Math: finding area of rectangles using multiplication. Students should be able to independently multiply length and width to determine the area of a rectangle. This will be assessed on Thursday. A new area homework assignment was given out today and should be completed by Thursday. Students may take math journals home with them and use math workbooks if they want to review further. Continue to practice multiplication facts as well!

Writing: writing informational pieces with facts, definitions, and details. We are moving onto drafting our first copies of our informational writing pieces!

Reading: identifying main idea and key details in informational texts. Students are using the same graphic organizer to practice all week in class. There is an optional homework page for practicing identifying main idea and key details using the RACE strategy.

Language Arts: using types of verbs in sentences.

Science: describing how wind and water can move rocks and soil (weathering and erosion). We need skittles and mints for next week’s experiment. Let Mrs. Patel or myself know if you can donate!

Social Studies: describing Christopher Columbus’ motivations, cooperation, and conflicts for exploring North America.

Important Information:

Dress Down Day: Students may pay $1 on Friday if they want to dress down. Don’t forget students may also wear a superhero shirt/cape for Red Ribbon Week!

Class Wish List: Band-aids, skittles, mints, Hershey kisses, and neon yellow colored copy paper.

Tiger Trot: Today begins the fundraising for Teasley’s fall campaign, Tiger Trot! Please take a look at the papers sent home today with your student. The Tiger Trot will take place during specials on Friday, November 10.

Friday, October 20

Thank you for a great conference week! I am so proud of all that the class has accomplished the past 9 weeks! I am working on completing any follow-up information that you requested. Please let me know if you have not received anything! Remember to complete the following survey about conferences:

https://goo.gl/forms/04eVNxh3xBOibQdy1

Patterns in Multiplication: Student work from last week’s math standards are going home on Monday. This standard is not evaluated with the third grade report card. Therefore, you will not see grades but rather just feedback on the student papers. If your student is still aiming to grasp this concept independently, they should review with notes and examples in the math journal. Noticing patterns in multiplication will help students master their multiplication facts as well. Let me know if you need more resources for this standard.

Asking and Answering Questions: Last week, we reviewed asking and answering questions with TEXT EVIDENCE in informational texts. Graded papers with feedback for this standard are being sent home on Monday for the first independent task of the second quarter. There will be another opportunity at the end of the quarter for students to demonstrate proficiency and independence in this standard.

Math homework:  The area word problem homework is due on Monday morning. The area picture extension is also due on Monday but is NOT a mandatory task.

Writing Research: Students should continue to finish their writing research in order to be prepared to write paragraphs on Monday and Tuesday.

Media Center: Our class will be checking out new books in the Media Center on Monday.

Red Ribbon Week Dress-Up Opportunities

I apologize for mixing up the weeks for Red Ribbon Week! It is actually NEXT week, October 23. Tomorrow, October 20 is NOT dress down day.

Monday- “Red Ribbon Day” – Wear a red standard attire shirt

Tuesday- “Use Your Head to Make -Positive Choices” Hat Day

Wednesday- “Be a Good Sport” Wear your favorite team shirt

Thursday- “Put Your Best Foot Forward” Wear mismatched or crazy socks

Friday- “Heroes Make Healthy Choices” Wear a superhero shirt or cape. This is also a dress down day.

Thursday, October 19

Area Picture: If students chose to complete the extension activity of creating an area picture, they need to finish it by Monday.

Writing Research: Today, students researched their informational writing topic for 90 minutes in the computer lab with databases on the Cobb Digital Library. If students did not finish their research, they need to finish for homework and in free time. Students may check out books or use the Cobb Digital Library databases for research. On Monday, we will begin drafting paragraphs with our research. Thank you for helping students finish their research. They worked hard today and are excited about their chosen topics!

Cobb Digital Library Update: The Cobb Digital Library login has changed! The login credentials are now the same as your child’s Office 365/student number login.

www.mackinvia.com AND O365:
Username: [email protected] (or student ID number)

Password: Computer / Network password

The Biblionasium/Destiny login credentials have NOT changed. Students will still use their student number and computer / network password to access these databases.

Veteran’s Day Celebration: We are gearing up for our annual Veteran’s Day Celebration.  Our fabulous 2nd Graders will entertain us with song, dance and spoken word as we honor those who have served our country.  All are welcome to attend our celebration November 2nd at 6:30 in the Teasley Gym. We would love to recognize moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors and family friends who have served in any branch of the military at our program.  If you know of anyone who would be a great honoree, please have them to sign up using the Google Link below.  We are hoping for a great turn out.  It will be an honor to see and shake hands of all who have served.

Deadline for honorees is November 1st.

Thank you so much for spreading the word about our program and we hope that you will join us.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cY4YazlrLKnUq1wEQiboGlWcNpNWiRkd2I0oKeMft4c/edit?uiv=1

Monday, October 16

This week, we are:

Math: finding area of figures with arrays. The math homework is due Monday, October 23. Continue to practice multiplication facts!

Writing: researching for informational writing.

Reading: identifying and learning from informational text features (table of contents, captions, headings, bold words, etc.)

Language Arts: using verbs in a sentence.

Important Information:

Red Ribbon Week: Here are the celebrations for Red Ribbon Week-

Tuesday- “Use Your Head to Make Positive Choices” Hat Day

Wednesday- “Be a Good Sport” Wear your favorite team shirt

Thursday- “Put Your Best Foot Forward” Wear mismatched or crazy socks

Friday- “Heroes Make Healthy Choices” Wear a superhero shirt or cape. This is also a dress down day.

Class Wish List: Band-aids, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, kid-friendly Clorox wipes

Conference Evaluations: Please complete your conference evaluation on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/04eVNxh3xBOibQdy1

Career Day: This Friday at Teasley!

 

Friday, October 13

We had an incredible day learning about Hispanic Heritage!

Book Fair: The Book Fair opens Monday morning. Parents and students may shop TOGETHER in the mornings beginning at 7:15 am. Students may shop by themselves beginning at 8:00 am during the school day. Parents and students may shop before and after conferences in the afternoons as well.

Student-Led Conferences: I would love for students to attend and lead conferences if possible. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

Monday, October 9

We have made it to the second quarter of third grade!

This week, we are:

Math: identifying patterns on a multiplication chart. Students are grasping patterns and strategies for memorizing multiplication facts 1-10. There is a word problem homework assignment being sent home today. It is due on October 23. Students may turn it in early if they finish before that date.

Writing: brainstorming topics and facts for informational writing. Students will select their own topic to research.

Reading: asking and answering questions in informational texts with text evidence.

Language Arts: using verbs in sentences.

Important Information:

Hispanic Heritage Day: On Friday, Teasley students will share and learn information about Hispanic countries all day long. Our class is researching Ecuador and will create a project in class to present on Friday. Due to this special day, we will resume Science and Social Studies instruction next week.

Perfect Attendance:  Congratulations to the following students who had PERFECT ATTENDANCE (0 absences and 0 tardies) for the 1st Quarter:

Mahidhar Atmakuri, Pablo Fernandez-Manzano, Madison Grissett, Chelsea Lambert, Tanya Navin Davis, Desiree Pratt, Shatakshi Tarun, and Kira Wamsted

Thank you, parents, for getting your child to school on time every day!  Your child is allowed to dress down this Wednesday, October 11th and will receive a Chick-fil-A coupon for a free ice cream.  The count for the 2nd quarter is on and we would love to have at least half the class receive perfect attendance.

Early Release dates: Please note that Cobb schools will have early release this Thursday for teacher planning/meetings as well as all next week for conferences.

Book Fair: The book fair is coming! It will be held in the Media Center during conference week.
Visit the fair with your student or shop online.

Read more information on the Library Blog: http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/

 

Career Day Volunteers

Parents, we need extra volunteers to assist with helping Career Day run smoothly.  If you are available to help, please check out the Sign-up Genius below:

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aa9ae22a2fd0-career

 

Thanks, The Counselors

Fall Conferences Sign Up

Please sign up for a conference time on this sign up genius:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fadaa22a7fb6-nichols

 

Monday, October 2

Welcome back! I hope everyone had an awesome fall break!

This week, we are:

Math: using place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. Students learned how to round with a numberline, roller coaster/mountain, and Cinderella/Pokemon strategies. There is a two-sided rounding homework assignment due on Thursday. The homework will be given out tomorrow morning. We will assess word problems as well as addition and subtraction this week.

Writing: reviewing narrative strategies and evaluating our own narratives.

Reading: using a variety of strategies to demonstrate comprehension of complex texts (context clues, asking and answering questions, main idea and key details, and describing characters). These skills will be assessed this week.

Language Arts: reviewing standards from the first quarter (suffixes, parts of speech, pronouns, and titles).

Health: comparing and contrasting healthy lifestyles as well as the connection among food, energy, and health. Students had some amazing background knowledge during our activities for nutrition before the break!

Social Studies: describing American Indian cultures as well as identifying rivers/mountains on a map. This assessment will take place on Friday. We will finish the study guide today and tomorrow. Students may also use Social Studies journals to study.

Important Information:

Conference Week: On the blog and Class Dojo, I will post a sign up genius link for fall conferences. Please sign up on the sign up genius for a conference time during the week of October 16.

Spirit Night: Grub Burger this Friday, October 6th!

Career Day: If you would like to be a presenter for Career Day on Friday, October 20, sign up on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/mlNS3ROKXuoxGi4I2

Technology Thursday: If you want your student to participate in Technology Thursdays with their own device, please send in the BYOD form.

 

 

 

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