Month: February 2016

Monday, February 29

Happy Read Across America Week!

This week, we are:

Reading: using information gained from illustrations and text features to comprehend informational texts. We are integrating this reading standard with Health content for comparing/contrasting circulatory/respiratory illness prevention.

Writing: using what we know about narratives to complete what someone else has written. Students will be given tasks on demand to apply their specific narrative writing skills.

Language Arts: adding prefixes and suffixes to base words. There is no spelling for the next two weeks due to focusing on language arts skills.

Math: solving two-step word problems using all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) using equations with a letter representing an unknown number. Students will also assess the reasonableness of their answers by explaining and using estimation/rounding. There is a weekly homework page containing word problems that is due on Friday! It is titled, “Homework due 3-4”.

Science: describing how plants and animals adapt when fire, wind, and water affect their habitats. “Changing Habitats” reading packet is due on FRIDAY! Be on lookout for a habitats study guide on Friday! We will take our habitats summative assessment NEXT Friday!

Social Studies: explaining how Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mary McLeod Bethune expanded freedom for Americans. Today, students received a study guide. Students will take a test on these 3 American heroes THIS Friday!

Important Information:

Class Wish List: #2 non mechanical pencils, erasers, band aids, copy paper

Read Across America Day: Our class is dressing up as crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit! Students will receive their color today! We have the hats here in class. On Wednesday, they will wear their choice of bottoms (pants, skirt, jeans) to go with their colored shirt from their own closet.

Fractions: Fractions study guides should be turned in tomorrow if they were not turned in today. We will complete our retest tomorrow afternoon!

Field Trip Forms: Thanks for those families who have turned in their $20 deposit and forms for the field trip! We are sending home extra copies today for those who have not turned in yet. Let us know if you have any questions!

Friday, February 26

Field Trip Forms: Field trip forms AND $20 deposit are due on MONDAY!

Peanut-free zone: Please do NOT send in snacks/lunches containing nuts. We have multiple nut allergies in our class.

Fractions Study Guide: Students will receive a fractions study guide and practice sheet today. Please review the fractions objectives with your students. We will reassess fractions on TUESDAY. The practice sheet will be due on Tuesday as well.

International Night: Tonight 6-8 pm at Teasley!

Math Night: Tuesday, March 8th 4:30-6:30 pm at the Publix on Paces Ferry right by Teasley! publix math night

 

Fun Snack Fridays

Starting this Friday, we are selling fun snacks for $1 on Fridays to raise money for our FDR field trip.

Please sign up here if you want to help or send in snacks for the Fun Snack Fridays!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4bada622aa8-third/

Fraction Choice Boards

Fraction Choice Boards are due on FRIDAY! Students must complete at least 3 activities in any order.

 

Tuesday, February 23

Welcome back! We hope everyone had an amazing break! We apologize for the delay in the blog post.

This week, we are:

Reading: using illustrations and text features to understand informational texts. We are reviewing informational text features, specifically those related to images such as captions, diagrams, labels, and photographs. Students must thoroughly explain how the informational text features that are images helped them understand the text! 

Writing: publishing our small moment narratives. Afterwards, students will practice their narrative writing skills with prompts from the Milestones study guide.

Language Arts: combining simple sentences to create compound and complex sentences.spelling 2-22

Math: fluently multiplying and dividing using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division. 

Science: explaining how animal adapt when their habitats are affected by wind, water, and fire.

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

Important Information:

Campbell Middle School Informational Night: Tonight at 6pm at Campbell Middle School!

Double Specials tomorrow: Due to teacher meetings, we will have Art and PE back to back tomorrow to replace the specials we did NOT go to today. Please wear appropriate shoes for PE tomorrow.

International Night: This Friday 6-8 pm at Teasley Elementary!

Field Trip Forms: Field Trip permission forms, $20 deposit, and transportation form are due on MONDAY! Please send these in as soon as possible!

Class Wish List: #2 Ticonderoga pencils, copy paper, and composition notebooks.

News from the Front Office 2-11-16

Hi Parents,

We need your assistance!!!   Recently, we have had a tremendous amount of lunches dropped off and changes of transportation made late in the day.  We ask that if you have a lunch to drop off for your child, please do so before 8 a.m.  Instructional time begins at 8:00 a.m. and is very important.   We want to eliminate interruptions that can be avoided.

Additionally, we ask that changes of transportation are placed in your child’s backpack before they arrive to school.  For safety reasons, we cannot accept verbal changes from your child.   This will assist the teacher in setting the transportation dismissal log at the beginning of the day and avoid any confusion regarding a child’s dismissal.  We know that occasionally there are emergencies however, wanting to avoid the carpool line or going out of town is not an emergency.

If you have a doctor or dentist appointment, remember that early checkout ends at 1:30 p.m.  Again, it is important that instructional time is protected and not interrupted.

Beginning on Monday, February 22, we will no longer accept lunches after 8 a.m.  If your child forgets his or her lunch and you cannot bring it to school by 8:00 a.m., then your student will need to purchase a lunch from the café.

Thank you for helping us make this a safe and enjoyable school experience for your child.

Fractions over the February Break

Over the break, we are not assigning any new assignments aside from the February Math Choice Board.

In third grade students must:

  1. Identify fractions on a number line
  2. Place fractions on a number line
  3. Partition shapes into unit fractions
  4. Identify equivalent fractions
  5. Compare fractions

*Students must show their understanding with a number line OR partitioned shape!

Here are some videos that may help you IN ADDITION to the examples in students’ math journals.

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/5380-place-fractions-on-a-number-line-1

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/7921-write-fractions-using-shapes-1

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/5164-identify-equivalent-fractions-using-fraction-models

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8141-identify-equivalent-fractions-using-a-number-line

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8418-identify-equivalent-fractions-using-fraction-strips

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8548-compare-fractions-with-the-same-numerator-by-reasoning-about-their-size

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8991-compare-fractions-with-the-same-denominator-by-reasoning-about-their-size

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/6158-recognize-when-comparisons-are-valid-by-reasoning

GOFAR 2-10

We apologize for the delay in sharing the GOFAR test passcodes! Here are two more for students to practice with!

Math 2-8:

97197

SS 2-8:

33254

 

GA Reading Test KW

22542

Monday, February 8th

Happy Monday! Only five more days until break! Woohoo!

This week, we are:

Reading: describing the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence). Students will analyze passages based on compare and contrast, sequencing, and cause/effect. There is a RACE assignment about Space that is due on THURSDAY! It can be completed in class or at home.

Writing: revising and editing narratives to make them more powerful. Students are exploring sentence varieties and similes!

Language Arts: using comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs to add to writing.

Math: telling and writing time to the nearest minute as well as solving word problems to determine elapsed time with number lines. There is a word problem sheet called “Telling Time” that is due on FRIDAY!

Science: identifying how plants adapt in their natural habitats. We will assess animal and plant features next week. Students will go the STEM Lab on Wednesday afternoon!

Social Studies: describing how Mary McLeod Bethune expanded freedoms and rights for Americans. Don’t forget that ONE Eleanor Roosevelt activity from the choice board is due this FRIDAY!

Important Information:

STEM Night: This Thursday night at Teasley!

Pollination Activity: Our class will experiment with pollination on Friday morning in science. Please contact one of us or Mrs. Hoeh if you would like to donation plates, napkins, juice boxes, or individual snack size bags of Cheetos.

February Math Choice Boards: At least three activities are due on February 26th! This is a great opportunity to practice math skills over the break!

Class Wish List: We are out of #2 pencils and erasers! Due to preparation for the Milestones, we are also running low on paper. Please consider bringing in a ream of copy paper for the class as well. Thanks!!! 🙂

Academic Alerts: Academic Alerts will go home on Friday to students who are demonstrating limited progress in areas on the third quarter report card. Please sign and return the Monday after the break.

GOFAR Test Codes:

Read Across America Day:

You are invited to help Teasley celebrate Read Across America!

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in America to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. You are invited to be a Guest Reader that day and read to one or two classes at Teasley Elementary.  If you are interested in reading, please email amy.crosby@cobbk12.org with the time that you would be available on March 2nd between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Deadline to register as a Guest Reader is February 26th. We hope that you can join us in our celebration of reading!

We are also celebrating Read Across America Day by dressing up as our favorite book characters.  Please assist your child in developing a dress-code appropriate costume to represent his or her favorite character.  (Please, no masks.) We look forward to seeing what characters come to school on March 2nd!

Friday, February 5th

Field Trip Forms: Today, field trip permission forms and envelopes are being sent home. Please return permission slip and $20 by FEBRUARY 29TH! We will let you know what more you need to pay based on fundraising profits.

Emergency forms: Please return emergency forms with BUS NUMBERS AND COLORS on it by Monday, February 8th! 

Eleanor Roosevelt Choice Board: One activity from the ELEANOR Roosevelt choice board is due on Friday, February 12th.

Thank you for supporting your student in completing assignments at home AND at school! It is THEIR responsibility to keep up with assignments and due dates! We review homework and due dates every morning and afternoon!

 

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