# Month: February 2015

## Snow Jam 2015!

I hope everyone is enjoying the snow days! Students should continue to work on their homework packets and complete their 5 days of reading for the Reading Log.

Reading OAS Bonus homework: Here is a hard copy of this week’s bonus reading homework on OAS. I apologize if there are still kinks with Georgia OAS accounts. We are working on straightening out those kinks at school. ReadingHW2-23

Math OAS Word Problems: Here are some hard copies of sample math word problems from OAS: 2-20 hw OAS      2-27 hw

Area and Perimeter Review PowerPoint: AreaandPerimeterIntro If students need more practice with area and perimeter, they can measure the area and perimeter of objects around them. I would LOVE to see the area and perimeter of winter objects such as SNOWMEN and SNOWBALLS! 🙂

Prefixes and Suffixes resource for Spelling homework

## February 23

Happy Monday!

This week, we are:

Reading: identifying main idea of a text and comparing and contrasting both informational and fiction texts. Students will learn and practice strategies such as underlining main ideas and highlighting similar ideas.

Writing: writing opinion pieces on familiar topics with supporting reasons. Students began editing their pieces this morning. We will move onto our final opinion piece next week!

Spelling: making words ending with -y plural with Sort 23. Tonight, students will make words plural with p. 94 in WTW. Tuesday night, students create their own T-chart of singular and plural forms of their words. On Wednesday night, students will write 10 of the words and highlight OR underline the plural ending as well as circle any changed endings (y-ie). Thursday night, students write 10 complete sentences containing a spelling word PLUS a word with a prefix or suffix.

Language Arts: writing simple, compound, and complex sentences. Students will continue to practice writing complete sentences in class as well as identifying run-ons and fragments. Refer to last week’s post for the sentences chart. We will also review prefixes and suffixes.

Math: finding perimeter and area of quadrilaterals. Today, we discussed the differences between perimeter and area. Some of the nightly math homework will require a ruler. There is a centimeter and inch ruler in the back of the agenda on the page with the map.

Social Studies: explaining how Franklin Roosevelt expanded freedoms for Americans.

Important Information:

Wish List: Copy 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!

Math OAS Problem: There is a constructed response math problem on OAS for students to solve this week. If their account is still not working, students may complete the word problem on the packet or on a separate piece of paper. This week’s problem contains two-steps that requires students to read a graph, multiply, and add! I reviewed the problem with the students today and discussed how the distributive property in involved in one of the questions.

Reading OAS: There is a BONUS reading homework problem on OAS as well. Students must still complete their weekly reading logs.

Georgia OAS: Continue taking practice tests in ALL subject areas!

Multiplication Facts: Continue to practice all multiplication facts within 100! At least half of the class has mastered the third grade multiplication tables! In addition to flash cards, First in Math has awesome games for practicing multiplication facts.

International Night: This Friday at the Primary Campus.

Anti-Bullying Video: Marcal Sykes and Ally Bounds represented our class well in the Teasley anti-bullying music video. Check it out here:

http://youtu.be/aJL-b431DqY

VIEW THE ANTI-BULLYING VIDEO BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW.

YOU MUST VIEW THIS VIDEO WITH SOMEONE WHO IS BE 18 OR OLDER.

LOG YOUR VIEWS AND SHARES BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM.

YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO COMPLETE THIS FORM.

ORDER YOUR ANTI-BULLYING JERSEY TO WEAR ON SPIRIT FRIDAYS BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.musicatteasley.com/#!no-more-bullying-nono/c8rt

#endbullying

#stopbullying

#knockitoutoftheway

#antibullying

#bekind

#teasleyelementaryschool

#nothreatzone

Writing Celebration: We will have a Writing Celebration on Friday, March 13 at 9:30 am. Students will present their persuasive speeches! An invite with an RSVP will be sent home later this week.

Spring Pictures: Spring Pictures will take place on March 6th at 8:10 am for our class. Students may dress down (wear something nice that is not standard attire) for the class pictures and individual pictures if desired.

Sorry for the wordy post. So much excitement is happening at Teasley! Have a great evening!

Miss Nichols

## Weekly Resources and GIMME 5!

Students are practicing these types of sentences in their grammar books. They are welcome to take home the grammar books anytime for an additional resource!

Here is an explanation of the RACE strategy for reading. It is also in reading journals.

Here are some videos about multiplication and division word problems:

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/3001 -Using equal groups

https://learnzillion.com/lessonsets/304 -Find the missing quotient in division with an array

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/3050 -Involving Measurement

Gimme 5! – This year our school is participating in the “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation!  A portion of these funds will also benefit our school.  All students who donate will be entered into a drawing to win 2 AMC Movie Tickets!  Help us reach our goal of 100% participation, please make a \$5- tax deductible contribution and return it to school.  Give a high five to education!More information and a donation envelope will be coming home with your student the week of February 23rd.   You may also donate securely online at www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org

## February 18

I hope everyone had a fantastic LONG weekend! The students did a great job hitting the books this morning! They showed great work and leadership revising each other’s opinion writing this morning.

This week, we are:

Reading: identifying main idea of a text and comparing and contrasting both informational and fiction texts. We will apply these reading skills to constructed response and extended response sample questions.

Writing: writing opinion pieces on familiar topics with supporting reasons. Students revised each other’s opinion writing this morning and will move onto editing in a few days! On Friday, students will visit an event where other third grade students present persuasive speeches based on opinion writing. This will be an awesome experience for them to see examples of third grade persuasive speeches! We will write our own persuasive speeches towards the end of the quarter!

Spelling: learning about the long “e” and long “i” sound at the end of words with Sort 22. Due to the short week, students may choose Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday spelling homework for tonight’s homework. Thursday homework will remain the same. Students only need to complete at least two spelling activities this week.

Language Arts: writing simple, compound, and complex sentences. Students will practice writing complete sentences in class as well as identifying run-ons and fragments.

Math: using multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays and measurement quantities. Students will continue to differentiate between multiplication and division problems.

Social Studies: explaining how Franklin Roosevelt expanded freedoms for Americans.

Important Information:

Wish List: 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!

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.

Homework Packet: Due to students receiving the weekly homework packet today, I am allowing them to work on it in their free time in class. There are three assignments in the homework packet: Reading with R.A.C.E., Paragraph of the Week, and Math OAS word problem. If students are having trouble completing the OAS math problem online, they can speak to me at school and I can allow them to complete it on the paper. Students should aim to turn in the completed homework packet on Friday morning. If there is some emergency circumstance in which your student cannot complete their packet by Friday, please email me and I can work out an extension.

Georgia OAS: Continue taking practice tests in ALL subject areas!

Multiplication Facts: Continue to practice all multiplication facts within 100! At least half of the class has mastered the third grade multiplication tables! In addition to flash cards, First in Math has awesome games for practicing multiplication facts.

International Night: Next Friday at the Primary Campus. Irene Wong is planning an exciting event for Teasley families!

Anti-Bullying Video: Marcal Sykes and Ally Bounds represented our class well in the Teasley anti-bullying music video. Check it out here:

http://youtu.be/aJL-b431DqY

Stay warm and keep reading!

Miss Nichols

## February 10

Progress Reports: Academic Alerts will be sent home this Friday, February 13 to students who are currently demonstrating limited understanding (1)  of the third grade standards for the third quarter. These must be signed and returned on Monday! There are few weeks left in the third quarter for students to bring up their grades if they would like to! Email me if you have any questions.

Dress Down for \$1: THIS Friday, February 13!

## Random Acts of Kindness Week!

Monday is Kindness to Self. Today, Students signed the “No Place For Hate” pledge.

Tuesday:    Tomorrow, we will reflect on being kind to our families.   Students will be given a  parent letter and list of suggested Random Acts of Kindness to do this week at home.

Wednesday:    Our theme today is “Our Class is Kind”- Kindness in the classroom.  We will show random acts of kindness in the school as a class.

Thursday:   We will show kindness in our community.  We will make Valentine’s for children in rhe Children’s Hospital.

*****Also, please remind students on Thursday to bring in spare change on Friday to donate to our last day activity-Kindness to the world. We will be collecting money to help build a school on the continent of Africa.

Friday:   We will show Kindness to the World and collect money to help build a school on the Continent of Africa.  We will be collecting in the lobby at both campuses.

## February 9

I am so proud of the students for working hard on their multiplication facts and paragraph writing! KEEP IT UP!

This week, we are:

Reading: distinguishing our point of view from the author in a text.

Writing: writing opinion pieces on familiar topics with supporting reasons. Students are enhancing their new opinion pieces with feedback from their holiday writing pieces.

Spelling: changing nouns from singular to plural as well as irregular plurals with Sort 21. Tonight, students will sort words in a T-chart on a piece of notebook based on singular or plural form. On Tuesday, students will write a Valentine letter to a family member or friend using 8 plural spelling words from Sort 21. Wednesday night, students will complete p. 86 in WTW books. On Thursday night, students will draw a picture of six spelling words with a complete-sentence caption underneath. Please see homework packet for examples!

Language Arts: studying comparative and superlative adverbs.

Math: noticing patterns when multiplying single digit numbers by multiples of ten. Later in the week, students will fluently multiply and divide products within 100. We will focus on finding unknown factors and products in multiplication and division sentences as well.

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/2652 – Multiply by multiples of 10 using number lines

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/2760 – Multiply by multiples of 10 using arrays

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/965 – Understand multiplication and division relationships

Social Studies: explaining how Eleanor Roosevelt expanded freedoms for Americans.

Important Information:

Wish List: NOTEBOOK PAPER, COPY PAPER, 3×3 post- its for Writing Conferences, glue sticks, and pre-sharpened pencils (Ticonderoga pencils are great!). We are running out of paper due to all of our writing! 🙂

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

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. Students did an awesome job writing in full paragraphs last week! I am so proud of them!

Georgia OAS: Students can take practice tests online to review and prepare for the Georgia Milestones in April.

Multiplication Facts: Continue to practice all multiplication facts within 100! Many more people are reaching 90% and 100% each week! In addition to flash cards, First in Math has awesome games for practicing multiplication facts.

Spirit Night: Tomorrow night at Los Bravos!

International Night: Next Friday at the Primary Campus. Irene Wong is planning an exciting event for Teasley families!

Have a good night!

Miss Nichols

## Parts of Speech Review

Here are some resources for reviewing the different parts of speech!

https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/partsofspeech/ -Parts of Speech Review BrainPOP

If you are unable to login to BrainPOP through the Cobb Digital Library, email me for the password!

## February 2

Happy February!

This week, we are:

Reading: making connections between events in informational texts with sequencing and cause and effect. Later in the week, we will learn a new strategy for responding to text with constructed response questions.

Writing: writing opinion pieces on familiar topics with supporting reasons. Students will practice forming their opinions on a real-world matter and supporting it with reasons and examples.

Spelling: adding plural endings for verbs in Sort 20.

Language Arts: studying comparative and superlative adverbs.

Math: using properties (associate, commutative, and distributive) to solve multiplication problems. Later in the week, students will explore how the distributive property can be used to find area of rectangles. Check out these videos from learnzillion:

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/3927 -Decomposing a rectangle to find area with distributive property

https://learnzillion.com/lessons/3721 – Area models to show the distributive property

https://learnzillion.com/lessonsets/226 – Commutative Property videos

Science: identifying how plants and animals thrive in those regions as well as how those plants and animals adapt if the environment changes. We are wrapping up our Georgia Habitats unit this week! All of the projects look GREAT! I cannot wait to see presentations this week!

Social Studies: explaining how Eleanor Roosevelt expanded freedoms 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!

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.

Georgia OAS: Students can take practice tests online to review and prepare for the Georgia Milestones in April. We will go to the computer lab during the week to practice as well.

Multiplication Facts: I am so proud of the many students who already know all of their facts! Keep practicing at home! I am already seeing so much growth from the beginning of the year.

Have a fabulous evening!

Miss Nichols