Month: November 2015

Welcome back! I sincerely hope everyone had a relaxing and wonderful Thanksgiving!

This week, we are:

Reading: determining the non-literal meaning of idioms.

Writing: practicing presentation skills for Thursday’s Expert Day!

Language Arts: using comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs in a sentence. spelling 11-30

Math: solving 2 step word problems involving all four operations. Students are learning a strategy that will be glued into math journals! Please use this strategy at home as well for word problems! Students should  be practicing their 7’s multiplication facts at home this week.

Science: comparing and contrasting the types of soil based on particle size, texture, and color. This will be assessed on Friday!

Important Information:

Winterfest: This community event will be at Teasley on December 5th! Thank you for donating mini marshmallows! Continue to send in your donation if you have not already!

Teacher Tales at Barnes and Noble: Thursday, December 3rd beginning at 4pm at Barnes and Noble! Hear some great winter/holiday read-alouds by your favorite Teasley teachers! Miss Nichols will be reading aloud a holiday book at 5pm! You can purchase books at Barnes and Noble and have them wrapped by Teasley teachers as well.

Expert Day: Thursday, December 3rd at 9:30 am in the classroom. Students will share one of their informational writing pieces. RSVP to amy.nichols@cobbk12.org. No one has sent in their RSVP yet! 🙁

Expert Day Mission: Students have the opportunity to create a presentation for their expert/how-to writing piece. This mission is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. :)

Wednesday, November 18

Thanksgiving Feast: We look forward to feasting with our families at 12:45 tomorrow!

Math Choice Boards: Due on Friday. Please bring ALL activities with board on Friday! Let us know if you need a poster for your activities.

Winterfest: This community event will be at Teasley on December 5th! Thank you for donating mini marshmallows! These can be brought in after Thanksgiving break.

Talent Show: permission slips are due THIS FRIDAY to the blue basket in the front office.

Teacher Tales at Barnes and Noble: Thursday, December 3rd beginning at 4pm at Barnes and Noble! Hear some great winter/holiday read-alouds by your favorite Teasley teachers! Miss Nichols will be reading aloud a holiday book at 5pm! You can purchase books at Barnes and Noble and have them wrapped by Teasley teachers as well.

Expert Day: Thursday, December 3rd at 9:30 am in the classroom. Students will share one of their informational writing pieces.

Expert Day Mission: Students have the opportunity to create a presentation for their expert/how-to writing piece. This would be a fun project to complete over Thanksgiving break! This mission is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. 🙂

Monday, November

Happy Monday! It is an exciting week in Third Grade!

This week, we are:

Reading: using context clues to determine the meaning of academic words in a third grade text.

Writing: revising, editing, and publishing our second informational pieces.

Language Arts: using conjunctions in sentences as well as understanding complex, compound, and simple sentences. Here is this week’s spelling list: spelling 11-16

Math: using multiplication and the area formula to find area of rectangles. We will take the final area quiz on Friday.

Science: comparing and contrasting how wind and water breaks apart rock and sediment (Weathering and Erosion). Students are bringing home their review worksheet for homework. It should be returned tomorrow. Students will take the test tomorrow!

Social Studies: explaining how Frederick Douglass expanded freedom and rights for Americans. We will try to wrap up Frederick Douglass on Friday as well.

Important Information:

Multiplication Facts: Please study the six’s multiplication facts this week!

Media Center Books: Students should have AT LEAST ONE INDEPENDENT READING BOOK  with them at all times! Students take time every two weeks to pick out multiple books on their reading level. Students cannot work on their reading skills at school daily if they leave ALL of their books at home!

Deck of Cards: Students need their cards every week for math games. Many students are not able to play math games in class because they left  their cards at home! It is a good idea for students to leave their deck of cards in their backpacks to allow them to use the cards at home and at school.

Tiger Trot: Please continue to raise funds for our class and Teasley! It would be awesome to win the gift card for class school supplies! The race will take place on Friday from 11:00-11:45. We would love to have support and volunteers during the 3rd grade race!

Pencils: We are in desperate need of regular #2 pencils! Thank you so much! Ticonderoga is the best brand!

Thanksgiving Feast: This Thursday 12:50-1:30 pm. We will go back to our rooms for a Social Studies lesson after the feast.

Writing Celebration: Mark Thursday, December 3rd on your calendars for a Writing Celebration in  the classroom! 🙂

Academic Alerts: Academic Alerts will go home this Wednesday. Only students who currently have 1’s in one or multiple third grade report card standards will receive an Academic Alert. Contact one of us if you have any questions about your student’s academic progress.

Thanksgiving Feast!

Thank you to those families who sent in their RSVP for the Thanksgiving Feast! It is always a delightful lunch!

Our feast will take place on Thursday, November 19th 12:50-1:30 pm.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will have sack lunches from the cafeteria.

Tiger Trot

Please be sure to register your student so they can start raising funds for Teasley AND our class! The Tiger Trot is a healthy fundraiser that all students will run in on Friday, Nov. 20. We’re asking parents to register their child at www.thegetmovincrew.com and share the online link with family and friends to ask for pledges to support our school.  Cash and checks can also be turned in at school.  Our goal is 100% class participation!  All classes who achieve this goal will get a popsicle party and the teacher will get 10% back in an Office Max gift card.  All students who turn in at least $10 will get a pedometer on race day.  Thank you to top sponsor A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta!   Check out our other sponsors at www.teasleytigerpaws.com!

I would love for our class to win the gift card and money for our own classroom! 🙂

Tuesday, November 10

The Nonfiction text feature task cards were handed out today. They need to be completed by THIS FRIDAY! Students should work on the assignment in reading class AND at home!

The Determining Area homework sheet was handed out this morning. It is due TOMORROW!

Pictures- Fall 2015

 

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Magical Morning of Math!

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Signing a banner for the Golden family.

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Receiving dictionaries from the Vinings Rotary!

 

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Career Day at Teasley! We learned about the careers of an engineer, pediatric nurse, and firefighter!

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Popsicle Party for students mastering addition and subtraction facts in the 1st Quarter!

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Read-Aloud time in the outdoor classroom!

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Monday, November 9th, 2015

Good morning! We enjoyed hearing feedback from the Magical Morning of Math! The students were thrilled to tell us the games they continued to play this weekend with their cards!

This week, we are:

Reading: using informational text features to help us understand what we read. Students will also learn how to respond to a constructed response question with an informational text!

Writing: writing an informational/how to piece with facts, definitions, details, and sequential steps. Students are brainstorming and beginning the prewriting stage of their second informational piece this quarter.

Language Arts: Sorting words ending with -ce, -se, and -ve with Sort 10 in Spelling. In Language Arts, we will learn about conjunctions!

Math: using tiling to find the area of figures in square units. Some students are catching onto multiplication equations related to area models! 🙂

Science: describing how wind and water affect rocks and soil with weathering and erosion! We will take a quiz on Friday. Students should actually have conversations every night about what they  learned in Science/Social Studies. Students will go to the STEM Lab tomorrow afternoon!

Important Information:

Math Word Problem: Students received a word problem today. IT IS DUE THIS FRIDAY! It is a two sided sheet containing a variety of multiplication activities. There are a handful of students who are not showing responsibility and bringing their completed homework on time. 🙁

Math Facts: This week, students should be studying their 4’s and 5’s facts. They will take the fluency check-in on Friday.

Winterfest: Please donate mini marshmallows to Teasley’s Winterfest on December 5th! Donations must be brought in BY NOVEMBER 30TH!

Thanksgiving Feast: Please return Thanksgiving Feast RSVP cards by THIS WEDNESDAY!

Reading Task Cards: These were NOT handed out today even though it is recorded in the agenda as tonight’s reading homework. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Math Choice Boards: Students received their November Math Choice Boards today. The number circled on the page is the MINIMUM amount of activities students must complete BY NOVEMBER 20TH! Please turn in all materials with the choice board on November 20th! I will be checking on students each week regarding their progress on the choice board. This can be completed both at school and at home. It would be a good idea to leave the choice board in the homework binders.

Multiplication Properties Quiz: Students will take their quiz on all three of the multiplication properties on Friday! This week, we explored the defintions of each property and how they help us solve multiplication equations. Students need to be able to explain all three properties in their own words! Students should be bringing home their math journals and their work with teacher worksheet to review at home!

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Magical Morning of  Math on Friday morning!

Monday, November 2nd

Happy rainy Monday! I can’t believe it’s already November!

This week, we are:

Reading: distinguishing our point of view from the author in an informational/nonfiction text. The students will have the opportunity to develop their own point of view with some hot topics!

Writing: editing and publishing biographies. Students can begin working on the hanger person extension or informational book extension if they finish early.

Language Arts: establishing subject verb agreement in a sentence. We are sorting “s” words with different consonant blends for spelling.

Math: using properties to solve multiplication and division equations. Last week, we explored the commutative and associate properties. This week, we will learn the distributive property. This is one of the most challenging standards in third grade! They are doing a great job this morning with our introductory activities for distributive property!

Social Studies: explaining how Susan B. Anthony expanded freedom for Americans. Students will take a Susan B. Anthony this Friday!

Important Information:

Magical Morning of Math: Mrs. McLaughlin will lead a Number Talk and share math games with playing cards THIS Friday at 9:15 am in the classroom!

Math Facts: Students will bring home their pretest scores and a letter about the multiplication fluency challenge tomorrow! The focus times tables for the week are 2’s and 3’s! Students can practice higher facts if they have already mastered the 2’s and 3’s.

Snacks: Please refrain from sending in desserts for snacks such as cookies, cupcakes, and candy.

Word Problem of the week: Students received their word problem of the week this morning. They are due THIS Friday!

 

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