Month: September 2015

Monday, September 28

Welcome back from a fabulous fall break!

This week, we are:

Reading: determining the meaning of words and phrases in both literal and non-literal language. We will explore this skill with idioms! Later this week, we will have an idiom museum where students can guess idioms based on original illustrations by their classmates!

Writing: writing our opinion pieces using reasons, facts, and persuasive language. We are aiming to finish at least one opinion piece before the end of the quarter.

Language Arts; reviewing necessary skills for writing such as capitalization, punctuation, and forming complete sentences. We will not have spelling words/assessments during testing. Please review previous spelling words if your students want/need more practice/review.

Math: using the relationship between multiplication and division to solve one step word problems. We are diving head first into one step word problems tomorrow after testing! There will be no extra math homework this week. However, students need to continue practicing their math facts.

Science: investigating fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago and describing how fossils are formed.

Important Information:

Testing: A letter was sent home last Friday from the administration regarding testing in 3rd grade fort he next two weeks. Testing begins promptly at 8:00 am! We take the CoGAT test Tuesday, September 29 – Thursday, October 1, with make-ups on Friday, the 2nd. The IOWA test is Monday, October 5 – Thursday, October 8th.

Please make sure your student is going to bed on those nights at a good time, eating breakfast either at home or school on those mornings, getting to school on time, and keeping calm during the time before school as much as possible.

Here is the testing schedule for the next two weeks:

CoGAT Testing:

Tues. Sept. 29 – Verbal Reasoning

Wed. Sept. 30 – Math Reasoning

Thurs. Oct. 1 – Nonverbal Reasoning

Mrs. Stegall has been coming in weekly to help with practice questions that relate to these areas on the test. The students have been exposed to these concepts, and now it’s time for us to see how they do.

IOWA Testing:

Mon. Oct. 5- Reading

Tues. Oct. 6 – Written Expression/Language Arts

Wed. Oct. 7 – Math

Thurs. Oct. 8 – Science & Social Studies

Please refer to the previous blog post to see how you can help at home. There is no need to stress about these tests, let’s just be supportive and encouraging so our students do the best they can.

We know our kids are going to ROCK these tests!!

Career Day: Please contact Mrs. Oliver or Mrs. Harris if you are interested in volunteering for Career Day!

Art News from Mrs. Brooks:  Parents, Stay connected with your child and their creative side at Teasley!  Follow Mrs. Brooks on twitter @TeasleyArt or check out my blog ( http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleyart/ ) and find out what is happening inside the art room!

Friday, September 18

We have made it to Fall Break! 🙂

Spelling: During testing, we will have no spelling words/assessments. Students can continue to practice previous spelling words as well as Science/Social Studies vocabulary words.

READ: The administration reminded all students to READ over fall break!

Content Extra Credit: Before the end of the first quarter, we will have an extra credit assignment for Rocks and Minerals and one for Democracy/Ancient Greece. Students are welcome to take their journal home to review if they want to boost their current grades.

Mineralsandthierproperties-Review PowerPoint for Minerals

RocksandMinerals Vocab game -Vocabulary Review – Rocks and Minerals

Greece Democracy Powerpoint GreekArchitecture – Review of architecture

DirectandRepresentativeDemocracyPowerpointQuiz -Review for democracy

Class Wish List: white copy paper, colored copy paper, Ticonderoga #2 pencils

Monday, September 14

Happy fall, y’all!

This week, we are:

Reading: asking and answering questions with informational texts. Later in the week, we will practice identifying the main idea and supporting details in an informational text. On Friday, we will compare and contrast the movie and book versions of Because of Winn Dixie!

Writing: write opinion pieces with facts and supporting reasons. We are planning our opinion pieces on how to solve a problem at Teasley!

Language Arts: forming and using possessives. Our spelling list contains fossils vocabulary words! spelling 9-14-15

Math: using multiplication and division strategies to find products and quotients. After wrapping up the multiplication introduction today, we will move onto division strategies on Tuesday! Students need to practice basic multiplication and division facts in addition to mastering addition and subtraction facts.

Social Studies: describing how Ancient Greece influenced the United States in government, architecture, and the Olympic Games. We will take our assessment tomorrow! Students may take home Social Studies notebooks to study tonight.

Science: investigating fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago. After we learn the process of becoming a fossil, students can easily make fossils at home with play dough or plaster!

Important Information:

Willy’s Spirit Night: Tonight 5-8 pm!

Class T-Shirts: Forms and money are due THIS THURSDAY!

Movie Permission Forms: Please sign and return by FRIDAY! Students cannot participate in the celebration if they do not have your permission to watch the PG movie.

Academic Alerts/Progress Reports: Please sign and return by TOMORROW! Email one of us if you have any questions or concerns.

Homework: The new word problem of the week will be passed out today. This is due on FRIDAY, just like any other weekly word problem. Any other nightly homework is due the FOLLOWING DAY! STUDENTS are responsible to complete and return. 🙂

Picture Day: This Thursday! Please wear standard attire for yearbook pictures.

Class Wish List: Ticonderoga #2 pencils, white copy paper, colored copy paper (for interactive notebooks)

Thursday, September 10

Tiger Pride: Our class earned the most Tiger Pride stickers throughout the building! We have won the Tiger Head for the month of August!

Double Specials: Next week, we will have double specials on Wednesday (Math, PE). We will have no specials on Tuesday.

Math KWL is due tomorrow!

Winn Dixie Celebration: Instead of having egg salad sandwiches, students can bring in a movie snack of their choice that is not too messy. Let one of us know if you have an idea for a group snack.

Chorus Kick-Off

Congrats to our classmates who are in the Treble Tones! This announcement is for you! Students who are on the waiting list and NOT on this list only have to come to the meeting tomorrow if they want to. Please contact Mrs. Mungin with any questions about Chorus. TREBLE TONES INVITATIONS 2015-2016

“Hello Parents!!!

Tomorrow night is the Treble Tones Chorus Kick-Off.  The chorus kick-off is a very important meeting for all parents of students in chorus.  At the meeting you will learn everything you need to know about chorus for the year.  You will also sign a chorus contract that has to be turned in before our first chorus rehearsal next Thursday, sign up for committees and meet and mingle with other parents and students in chorus.  FUN FUN FUN!!! The meeting will last about an hour tops (if that; nothing longer).  There will be dinner sold by “No Beef, No Pork Kitchens” food truck if you wish to purchase dinner (see menu below).  You can either bring your child(ren) or leave them at home but I know they would not want to miss hanging with their friends. You can purchase dinner at 5:30 and the meeting begins at 6:30.

Our first chorus rehearsal is next Thursday at Teasley ending at 3:30 PM.

I can’t wait to meet all of my new parents and shake the hands of my old parents.

Until tomorrow, sing, sing, sing!!!

Mrs. Mungin

No Beef No Pork Menu:

(everything is hand made with healthy organic ingredients)

Chicken kebabs

Turkey Burgers

 

Choice of:

Mixed Fruit Bowl

Vegetable Rice

Chips

Served with

Water

www.nobeefnoporkkitchens.com

You can also check them out on Facebook, No Beef No Pork”

THE FOOD IS DEEEEE-LICIOUS!!!!

Tuesday, September 8

Good morning! We hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend!

This week, we are:

Reading: recounting stories, fables, folktales, and myths by using text evidence of themes and key details. Students are practicing this skill with sample fables and their own independent reading books. Towards the end of the week, we will being asking and answering questions with science informational texts (fossils).

Writing: editing and publishing small moment narratives! I am looking forward to seeing the finished writing pieces! We will move onto opinion writing next week.

Language Arts: using regular and irregular plural nouns. Students are using a new Word Work menu in reading centers that include practice for spelling, grammar, and vocabulary! spelling 9-8 This week’s spelling list includes some Social Studies words from our Ancient Greece and Democracy unit!

Math: using arrays to understand a multiplication fact. This is one of our third grade multiplication strategies. We only have two more weeks to master basic addition and subtraction facts before we move onto multiplication facts!

Social Studies: Identify influences from Ancient Greece in the United States such as architecture, democracy, and the Olympic Games. Next week, we will return to Science with Fossils!

Important Information:

Third Grade Shirts: A letter will be sent home today about third grade t-shirts! These can be worn on field trips, Friday’s, and field day. Please return the form and money as soon as possible.

Progress Reports: In Third Grade, teachers send home Academic Alerts only for Progress Reports. Academic Alerts signify areas in which the student has a 1 or is close to a 1 on the third grade report card. We also like to inform parents if their student is close to a 1 and will be labeled as “Borderline” in that area. If you are concerned about your student’s progress in a specific area, please email one of us.

Winn Dixie Celebration: Next Friday afternoon, students will compare and contrast elements of the book and movie versions of Because of Winn Dixie. A letter will be sent home this week with permission to watch this PG movie as well as other PG movies in the future this school year. Look out for more details about celebration!

Picture Day: Thursday, September 17. Please wear standard attire!

STEM: Students will explore fossils in the STEM Lab tomorrow afternoon.

 

Wednesday, September 2

Picture Day: Our class will take pictures on September 17th at 12:01 pm. Students will wear standard attire for this picture day. We will keep you updated in case anything changes.

Math KWL: I sent out a Remind 101 Message regarding the KWL. There is a typo stating that students must show multiplication strategies. We have not learned multiplication strategies yet. Please show SUBTRACTION strategies instead. We apologize for the confusion!

Target Eligibility Meeting: Please see this flyer for more information: Target Eligibility informational Meeting

 

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