Month: January 2015

Six Flags Reading Logs due Monday!!!!

Six Flags Reading Logs are due on Monday! Since students read OVER sixty minutes every week, this is a great opportunity for them to earn a FREE ticket to Six Flags!

Resource for Animal Adaptations

3rd Grade Ch. 2 Lesson 3 How do Adaptations help animals from All Saints Science

This week, we are:

Reading: comparing and contrasting characters, setting, plot, and theme in two stories written by the same author. Today, students listened to two read-alouds on tumblebooks.com in the computer lab to practice this skill. We are preparing students to WRITE about the similarities and differences between the two stories.

Writing: writing opinion pieces on familiar topics with supporting reasons. Students are revising and editing their opinion pieces this week.

Spelling: studying unusual past tense verbs with Sort 19. On Monday night, students will write 10 words in a list and write a comparative word to describe each word. On Tuesday night, students will complete p. 77 in WTW OR make their own T-chart comparing the verbs between present tense and past tense. On Wednesday night, students will complete p. 78 in their WTW book. On Thursday night, students will write 8 sentences containing a spelling word AND at least one comparative adjective to describe the spelling word. Underline the spelling word and circle the comparative adjective.

Language Arts: studying comparative adjectives and adverbs. We will go into superlative adjectives and adverbs later in the year.

Anchors Away Monday and Monday Meet Up  {06.16.14}

Math: comparing fractions and finding equivalent fractions. Students may use partitioned shapes, number lines, and fraction strips to help them. Please continue to review equivalent fractions as well!!!! Students MUST provide a visual model when explaining their answers.

Science: identifying how plants and animals thrive in those regions as well as how those plants and animals adapt if the environment changes.

Important Information:

Wish List: 3×3 post- its for Writing Conferences, notebook paper, glue sticks, and pre-sharpened pencils (Ticonderoga pencils are great!).

Georgia Habitats Project: Due on FRIDAY!!!!! The rubric and directions are attached to a previous blog post. Students may use resources at school such as science textbooks and science journals. However, they MUST bring these resources back to school EVERY DAY! We will use science books and journals in class on a daily basis as well. Students are also welcome to research with outside resources such as reliable websites and libraries. For the “Alphabet” portion of the rubric, I will use those points for creativity/neatness instead.

Performance Opportunity: Do You Like To Sing, Dance or Rap? Teasley has been offered a very unique and exciting opportunity! A few years ago, in support of our Anti-Bullying campaign, our music teacher at Teasley Main, Mrs. Mungin and our 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Gooden composed an anti-bullying rap. They also created a music video and put it on YouTube. Now, this very video has gotten the attention of a national talent show on TV! They would like for Teasley to recreate the video and submit it to them. If selected, it may appear on the TV talent show this summer! The auditions are open for all students (Kgn – 5th grade) at Teasley Main and Teasley Primary. Auditions for the music video will be held on January 28th at Teasley Main after school. (Please plan for your child to either attend ASP or to pick them up as a car rider after their audition. More info will be provided after you register for the audition.) Your child should be ready to show that they are not shy when it comes to performing. (Only 15 students will be selected, so be ready to show off your best!) Since we are recreating the Anti-Bullying Rap, your child should be ready to perform it along with whatever talent they would like to show. If you would like for your child to audition, please fill out the online form below (Deadline to register for auditions is Friday, Jan. 23rd): Audition Registration Form If your child is chosen to participate in the project, they will be expected to attend 2 rehearsals on Feb. 4th and 5th (4-6 PM). The video shoot will be on Saturday, February 7th (time and place TBD).

Volunteers: Email me if you would like to volunteer to work with the students in class or make copies! Mrs. Lightbody was awesome help during math activities today!

Paragraph of the week: These will be due on Friday’s along with the weekly KWL/math word problem. This is an awesome opportunity for students to practice writing organized paragraphs, which is important in ALL subject areas!

Friday Journals: Don’t forgot to respond to Friday Journal entries each weekend! Let me know if your family needs an extra day to respond.

Have a fabulous evening!

Miss Nichols

FAQ for Habitats Project

I apologize for some misconceptions with the project rubric.

1. Disregard the alphabetical component on the poster rubric. I will use those five points for creativity.

2. Students must complete both the PAPER portion and the POSTER portion.

Email me if you have any other specific questions!

Miss Nichols

January 20

Happy Tuesday! We had an awesome afternoon discovering how to compare fractions with M&M’s!

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Students compared fractions based on data collected from colors of M&M’s in their bags!

This week, we are:

Reading: analyzing poems, dramas and stories. The students were excited to share their background knowledge and experience of writing poems. This will be challenging skill for the students to rise to!

Writing: writing opinion pieces on familiar topics with supporting reasons. Students are adding sensory words and emotions as they revise their opinion pieces.

Spelling: adding -ed to words with VC, VCe, VVC, and VCC patterns. There is no spelling contract or activity sheet this week. Instead, students will complete a different activity every night. Tonight, students will write words in ABC order. Wednesday night, students will write five sentences with a spelling word and an irregular verb in each. Thursday night, students will complete p. 73 in Words Their Way.

Language Arts: forming irregular verbs with past tense and present tense.

Math:  compare two fractions. Students may use partitioned shapes, number lines, and fraction strips to help them. Please continue to review equivalent fractions as well!!!! Students MUST provide a visual model when explaining their answers. Here is a video for comparing fractions:

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/1740

Science: differentiating between the different regions of Georgia and identifying how plants and animals thrive in those regions. Students will explore more about these topics in the STEM Lab this week!

Important Information:

Wish List: 3×3 post- its for Writing Conferences, notebook paper, glue sticks, and pre-sharpened pencils (Ticonderoga pencils are great!).

Georgia Habitats Project: the rubric and directions are attached to the previous blog post. Students may use resources at school such as science textbooks and science journals. However, they MUST bring these resources back to school EVERY DAY! We will use science books and journals in class on a daily basis as well. Students are also welcome to research with outside resources such as reliable websites and libraries.

Performance Opportunity: Do You Like To Sing, Dance or Rap? Teasley has been offered a very unique and exciting opportunity! A few years ago, in support of our Anti-Bullying campaign, our music teacher at Teasley Main, Mrs. Mungin and our 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Gooden composed an anti-bullying rap. They also created a music video and put it on YouTube. Now, this very video has gotten the attention of a national talent show on TV! They would like for Teasley to recreate the video and submit it to them. If selected, it may appear on the TV talent show this summer! The auditions are open for all students (Kgn – 5th grade) at Teasley Main and Teasley Primary. Auditions for the music video will be held on January 28th at Teasley Main after school. (Please plan for your child to either attend ASP or to pick them up as a car rider after their audition. More info will be provided after you register for the audition.) Your child should be ready to show that they are not shy when it comes to performing. (Only 15 students will be selected, so be ready to show off your best!) Since we are recreating the Anti-Bullying Rap, your child should be ready to perform it along with whatever talent they would like to show. If you would like for your child to audition, please fill out the online form below (Deadline to register for auditions is Friday, Jan. 23rd)Audition Registration Form If your child is chosen to participate in the project, they will be expected to attend 2 rehearsals on Feb. 4th and 5th (4-6 PM). The video shoot will be on Saturday, February 7th (time and place TBD).

Volunteers: Email me if you would like to volunteer to work with the students in class or make copies!

Reading and Writing Goals: Last week, students set goals in reading and writing. They should work on these at home and at school. Progress will be communicated in the Friday Journals every week. The students were excited to set their own goals to post in the classroom!

Friday Journals: Don’t forgot to respond to Friday Journal entries each weekend! Let me know if your family needs an extra day to respond.

Miss Nichols

Georgia Habitats Project

For the next two weeks, students will be learning about the Georgia habitats as well as how the plants and animals in those habitats thrive. I have assigned a take home project that is due in two weeks! This is an at home project that contains 2 parts. The rubrics are below: each portion is worth 50 points for a total of 100 points. This will be a science test grade. The projects are due Friday, 1/30/15. Each student will present their project in front of the class. There will be a paper provided for each student to use.

rdGradeGeorgiaHabitatRegionsProjects -Here is another copy of the directions, rubric, and paper portion in case your student cannot locate his or her copy.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Miss Nichols

January 14

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We had a great morning at the Magical Morning of Math! Thanks to parents who joined us to learn some fun math games with a deck of cards! Tonight’s math homework is to practice those games with family members. Here is another copy of the games: Games to Play with a Deck of Cards

Next week, students will explore Georgia Habitats in the STEM lab! Mrs. Sumners needs the following donations for STEM projects next week: Empty toilet paper rolls, empty paper towel rolls, empty cereal boxes.

See you all at the US Cafe Spirit Night TOMORROW NIGHT!

Miss Nichols

January 12

This week, we are:

Reading: distinguishing our point of view from a narrator in a story. Students began by identifying the point of view in their independent reading books as first person or third person.

Writing: writing opinion pieces on familiar topics with supporting reasons. Students are adding supporting facts and details to their opinions about the best holiday!

Spelling: adding -ing to words with VVC patterns and VCe patterns with Sort 17. Don’t forget to drop the -e when adding ing! Students will complete activities from the January Spelling Contract again this week to earn 10 points per day. Each night, students may complete one 10 point activity or two five point activities. If a student

Math:  understand, identify, and generate equivalent fractions. Students may use partitioned shapes, number lines, and fraction strips to help them. Here are some videos:

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/1737

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/1736

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/1522

Social Studies: discussing how Mary McLeod Bethune expanded freedom and rights for Americans.

Important Information:

Wish List: 3×3 post- its for Writing Conferences, notebook paper, glue sticks, and pre-sharpened pencils (Ticonderoga pencils are great!).

Volunteers: Email me if you would like to volunteer to work with the students in class or make copies!

Reading and Writing Goals: Last week, students set goals in reading and writing. They should work on these at home and at school. Progress will be communicated in the Friday Journals every week. The students were excited to set their own goals to post in the classroom!

Friday Journals: Don’t forgot to respond to Friday Journal entries each weekend! Let me know if your family needs an extra day to respond.

Spirit Night: US Cafe on Thursday, January 15!

Dress Down for $1: Friday, January 16!

Awards and Magical Morning of Math: THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 8:15 AM! Enjoy watching a Number Talks and learning new math games to play with your students!

Miss Nichols

A few more announcements

Specials: Tomorrow, we will have double specials (PE and Math). I apologize for the confusion and inconvenience with PE attire.

Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer in the classroom, I can have volunteers in Reading Workshop (8:30-9:10), Writing Workshop (9:30-9:50), and Math Workshop (12:50-1:30). Let me know when you would like to come in!

Here is a video about line plots: https://learnzillion.com/lessons/2668

 

January 8

Report Cards: Report Cards will go home tomorrow. Please sign the and return the signature card WITH the envelope.

Science Fair: Science Fair Projects are due on Tuesday, January 20th. Please turn them into the media center!

*Reading Logs and Friday journals will resume tomorrow!*
Miss Nichols
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