Month: April 2015

Author Study Project and Field Day

Author Study Project: Today, the students were assigned an Author Study project. They are mostly working on this project in class. Students will read two books by the same author and research about that author.

Students may work on this project at home as long as they bring back their books and packets every day. It would be a good idea for students to work on their culminating portion of the project at home (Powerpoint, video, poster, etc.) I can give students resources for technology at school if they do not have access at home. This will take up most of our Reading Workshop for the remainder of the year.

The Author Study project is due on Friday, May 15. Students will present their projects starting that Friday and into the last week of school.

I have attached copies of the directions and resources for the Author Study. Author Study Websites- revised Teasley Author Note taking sheet        Author Study planning sheet         Author Study Reading Notes    Author study rubric

Field Day: 3rd Grade will attend Field Day on Tuesday, May 5. We can have four to five volunteers to help me run the stations for Field Day. Email me if you would like to help!

Pictures from Warm Springs Field Trip

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April 28

Happy Tuesday! We had an excellent time on the field trip. The students loved learning more about FDR and his time at the Little White House in Warm Springs! Thanks to Carolyn’s dad, Hailey’s dad, and Eden’s mom for serving as awesome chaperones. I will post pictures very soon.

This week, we are:

Reading: distinguishing our point of view from that of a character or narrator in a story. Students will also begin their author study projects in class.

Writing: publishing our adapted fairy tales. Students will make their own pictures books!

Language Arts: distinguishing between multisyllabic words with V/CV, VC/V, and VVCV patterns with Sort 29. Students will have different spelling assignments each night. Please pay attention to the agendas for the assignments.

Math: applying properties of multiplication to solve problems within 100 and multiplying single digit numbers by multiples of ten. Students MUST master their multiplication facts to complete this skill, but most especially by the end of the year!

Science: identifying four or more ways to protect the environment through the conservation of resources and recycling of materials.

Social Studies: identifying geographical features on a map (landforms).

Important Information:

Class Wish List: Copy paper and construction paper for end of the year projects

Field Day: Field Day for 3rd and 5th grades will take place on Tuesday, May 5. We will take a bus to Campbell High School to use their fields. Email me if you would like to volunteer with our class. Please return permission forms by tomorrow!

End of the Year Awards: Third Grade End of the Year Awards will take place on Tuesday, May 19th at 9:15 am in the Cafeteria. Our last writing celebration will most likely take place before or after the awards! 🙂

Placement for 2015-2016: Please see this letter for information from Ms. Mansfield about placements for next year at Teasley. 15-16 Placement Information (2) These forms are due this week as well!

Have a fantastic evening!

Miss Nichols

April 23

Good afternoon! What a great feeling to be finished with testing! I am super proud of the hard work students showed during the past few weeks of testing.

This week, we are:

Reading: Describing characters in a story and how their actions, feelings, and motivations affect the events in a story. Students applied this skill with fairy tales!

Writing: revising and editing our adapted fairy tales. Students will publish next week.

Language Arts: determining the meaning of unknown words with context clues.

Math: applying properties of multiplication to solve problems within 100. Students have reviewed many properties of multiplication such as commutative, distributive, associative, identity, and zero. Students also reviewed their multiplication facts.

Science: identifying four or more ways to protect the environment through the conservation of resources and recycling of materials.

Important Information:

Class Wish List: Copy paper and construction paper for end of the year projects

Field Trip: We will travel to Warm Springs, GA to learn more about one of our American heroes, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on Monday, April 27! An informational letter went home with students this afternoon. Here is another copy of the letter: Warm Springs Here We Come

Field Day: Field Day for 3rd and 5th grades will take place on Tuesday, May 5. We will take a bus to Campbell High School to use their fields. Email me if you would like to volunteer with our class.

End of the Year Awards: Third Grade End of the Year Awards will take place on Tuesday, May 19th at 9:15 am in the Cafeteria.

Placement for 2015-2016: Please see this letter for information from Ms. Mansfield about placements for next year at Teasley. 15-16 Placement Information (2)

Have a great night! I cannot believe we only have a few weeks left of this school year!

Miss Nichols

April 13

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fabulous Spring Break!!

This week, we are reviewing skills and topics learned throughout the subject areas in preparation for the Milestones! 

Testing begins this Wednesday and will last throughout next Tuesday (5 days). Please help your students every day by:

1. Arriving to school on time. We will begin testing as close to 8:00 am as possible! We do not want students to feel rushed going into the tests each morning.

2. Eating a good breakfast. Students will enjoy their snacks and the snacks provided by awesome room parents AFTER testing every day.

3. Getting a good night’s rest.

I know they are going to ROCK THIS TEST!!! We are all so proud of their hard work this year!

Important Information:

Wish List: Copy paper, glue sticks, Clorox wipes, tissue boxes, and pre-sharpened pencils.

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

Reading Responses: These are not required this week.

Homework: There will be no homework this week as students prepare and conquer the spring tests.

Milestones: Students will take the Milestones test April 15-April 21. Students may bring home ALL of their journals to review. If students want to bring home math, science, or social studies textbooks as well, they can check them out through me.

Field Trip forms: Field Trip forms and payments are due THIS FRIDAY, April 17! Please turn those in as soon as possible!

Have a lovely night!

Miss Nichols

Dress Down on Friday, April 3

Good morning!

This Friday, students may dress down for $1.

Enjoy your Spring Break! You all deserve a week of relaxation and fun!

olaf

 

Miss Nichols

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