Month: October 2017

Tiger Trot Update

Good evening! As of this morning, only two students in this class registered for the Tiger Trot and had donations made in their name. Our class will receive an ice cream party, along with other incentives, if everyone registers and gives any amount to the Tiger Fund! Help Teasley read its goal of fundraising for a new field!

Our class will vote on a team name and theme this week. Stay tuned!

Friday, October 27

Next week, we are:

Math: using the associative and commutative properties to help solve multiplication equations. These strategies will assist students in their  journey of mastering multiplication facts and further grasping the concept of multiplication. Students should review the properties and study facts every night next week. This standard will be assessed after two weeks of instruction.

Writing: adding different text structures and transitions to informational writing. It is great for students to make connections between reading and writing lessons about nonfiction texts!

Reading: describing the logical connection between sentences and paragraphs with compare and contrast, cause and effect, and sequencing. On Monday, students will receive a chart in their journal defining the types of nonfiction text structures. This standard will be assessed on Thursday. Students can review at home with their independent reading books, classwork, and journals. Continue to review and practice the RACE strategy for answering reading response questions with text evidence.

Language Arts: using correct verb tenses (past, present, future).

Science: making observations of the local environment and explaining how wind and water change rocks and soil over time. The students spent a great amount of time observing weathering an erosion outside this morning! The science homework will be passed out on Monday and is due next Friday, November 3rd.  We will move onto fossils the following week.

Social Studies: describing the motivations, obstacles, and accomplishments of John Cabot. This will be our second explorer in our unit. Students will be reviewing each explorer as we learn them throughout the unit.

Important Information:

Tiger Trot: Continue to raise funds for the Tiger Trot on November 10!

Class Wish List: construction paper, band-aids, neon yellow color copy paper and any color copy paper.

Erosion Experiment: On Friday, we will conduct two science experiments about erosion. Please let me know if you can donate skittles or mints for the entire class.

Math Resources: If you need extra math practice besides the math workbooks, check out these great websites:

learnzillion.com – videos

commoncorehsheets.com- practice pages

https://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/3rd-grade-number-activities.html – practice activities

Wednesday, October 25

Thanksgiving Feast: Today, students received a form about our Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 15 at 12:50 pm. Please sign and return the RSVP by November 8th if you would like to join.

Today’s  Homework: The area homework is due tomorrow. Students should bring home their math journals today to review the area equation (Area = Length x Width) for the assessment tomorrow. In reading, students should review the RACE strategy and main idea notes in reading journals for the assessment tomorrow. Please make note of feedback given to students this week on main idea and the RACE strategy for answering reading response questions with text evidence.

Monday, October 23

 

This week, we are:

Math: finding area of rectangles using multiplication. Students should be able to independently multiply length and width to determine the area of a rectangle. This will be assessed on Thursday. A new area homework assignment was given out today and should be completed by Thursday. Students may take math journals home with them and use math workbooks if they want to review further. Continue to practice multiplication facts as well!

Writing: writing informational pieces with facts, definitions, and details. We are moving onto drafting our first copies of our informational writing pieces!

Reading: identifying main idea and key details in informational texts. Students are using the same graphic organizer to practice all week in class. There is an optional homework page for practicing identifying main idea and key details using the RACE strategy.

Language Arts: using types of verbs in sentences.

Science: describing how wind and water can move rocks and soil (weathering and erosion). We need skittles and mints for next week’s experiment. Let Mrs. Patel or myself know if you can donate!

Social Studies: describing Christopher Columbus’ motivations, cooperation, and conflicts for exploring North America.

Important Information:

Dress Down Day: Students may pay $1 on Friday if they want to dress down. Don’t forget students may also wear a superhero shirt/cape for Red Ribbon Week!

Class Wish List: Band-aids, skittles, mints, Hershey kisses, and neon yellow colored copy paper.

Tiger Trot: Today begins the fundraising for Teasley’s fall campaign, Tiger Trot! Please take a look at the papers sent home today with your student. The Tiger Trot will take place during specials on Friday, November 10.

Friday, October 20

Thank you for a great conference week! I am so proud of all that the class has accomplished the past 9 weeks! I am working on completing any follow-up information that you requested. Please let me know if you have not received anything! Remember to complete the following survey about conferences:

https://goo.gl/forms/04eVNxh3xBOibQdy1

Patterns in Multiplication: Student work from last week’s math standards are going home on Monday. This standard is not evaluated with the third grade report card. Therefore, you will not see grades but rather just feedback on the student papers. If your student is still aiming to grasp this concept independently, they should review with notes and examples in the math journal. Noticing patterns in multiplication will help students master their multiplication facts as well. Let me know if you need more resources for this standard.

Asking and Answering Questions: Last week, we reviewed asking and answering questions with TEXT EVIDENCE in informational texts. Graded papers with feedback for this standard are being sent home on Monday for the first independent task of the second quarter. There will be another opportunity at the end of the quarter for students to demonstrate proficiency and independence in this standard.

Math homework:  The area word problem homework is due on Monday morning. The area picture extension is also due on Monday but is NOT a mandatory task.

Writing Research: Students should continue to finish their writing research in order to be prepared to write paragraphs on Monday and Tuesday.

Media Center: Our class will be checking out new books in the Media Center on Monday.

Red Ribbon Week Dress-Up Opportunities

I apologize for mixing up the weeks for Red Ribbon Week! It is actually NEXT week, October 23. Tomorrow, October 20 is NOT dress down day.

Monday- “Red Ribbon Day” – Wear a red standard attire shirt

Tuesday- “Use Your Head to Make -Positive Choices” Hat Day

Wednesday- “Be a Good Sport” Wear your favorite team shirt

Thursday- “Put Your Best Foot Forward” Wear mismatched or crazy socks

Friday- “Heroes Make Healthy Choices” Wear a superhero shirt or cape. This is also a dress down day.

Thursday, October 19

Area Picture: If students chose to complete the extension activity of creating an area picture, they need to finish it by Monday.

Writing Research: Today, students researched their informational writing topic for 90 minutes in the computer lab with databases on the Cobb Digital Library. If students did not finish their research, they need to finish for homework and in free time. Students may check out books or use the Cobb Digital Library databases for research. On Monday, we will begin drafting paragraphs with our research. Thank you for helping students finish their research. They worked hard today and are excited about their chosen topics!

Cobb Digital Library Update: The Cobb Digital Library login has changed! The login credentials are now the same as your child’s Office 365/student number login.

www.mackinvia.com AND O365:
Username: First.Last@students.cobbk12.org (or student ID number)

Password: Computer / Network password

The Biblionasium/Destiny login credentials have NOT changed. Students will still use their student number and computer / network password to access these databases.

Veteran’s Day Celebration: We are gearing up for our annual Veteran’s Day Celebration.  Our fabulous 2nd Graders will entertain us with song, dance and spoken word as we honor those who have served our country.  All are welcome to attend our celebration November 2nd at 6:30 in the Teasley Gym. We would love to recognize moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors and family friends who have served in any branch of the military at our program.  If you know of anyone who would be a great honoree, please have them to sign up using the Google Link below.  We are hoping for a great turn out.  It will be an honor to see and shake hands of all who have served.

Deadline for honorees is November 1st.

Thank you so much for spreading the word about our program and we hope that you will join us.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cY4YazlrLKnUq1wEQiboGlWcNpNWiRkd2I0oKeMft4c/edit?uiv=1

Monday, October 16

This week, we are:

Math: finding area of figures with arrays. The math homework is due Monday, October 23. Continue to practice multiplication facts!

Writing: researching for informational writing.

Reading: identifying and learning from informational text features (table of contents, captions, headings, bold words, etc.)

Language Arts: using verbs in a sentence.

Important Information:

Red Ribbon Week: Here are the celebrations for Red Ribbon Week-

Tuesday- “Use Your Head to Make Positive Choices” Hat Day

Wednesday- “Be a Good Sport” Wear your favorite team shirt

Thursday- “Put Your Best Foot Forward” Wear mismatched or crazy socks

Friday- “Heroes Make Healthy Choices” Wear a superhero shirt or cape. This is also a dress down day.

Class Wish List: Band-aids, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, kid-friendly Clorox wipes

Conference Evaluations: Please complete your conference evaluation on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/04eVNxh3xBOibQdy1

Career Day: This Friday at Teasley!

 

Friday, October 13

We had an incredible day learning about Hispanic Heritage!

Book Fair: The Book Fair opens Monday morning. Parents and students may shop TOGETHER in the mornings beginning at 7:15 am. Students may shop by themselves beginning at 8:00 am during the school day. Parents and students may shop before and after conferences in the afternoons as well.

Student-Led Conferences: I would love for students to attend and lead conferences if possible. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

Monday, October 9

We have made it to the second quarter of third grade!

This week, we are:

Math: identifying patterns on a multiplication chart. Students are grasping patterns and strategies for memorizing multiplication facts 1-10. There is a word problem homework assignment being sent home today. It is due on October 23. Students may turn it in early if they finish before that date.

Writing: brainstorming topics and facts for informational writing. Students will select their own topic to research.

Reading: asking and answering questions in informational texts with text evidence.

Language Arts: using verbs in sentences.

Important Information:

Hispanic Heritage Day: On Friday, Teasley students will share and learn information about Hispanic countries all day long. Our class is researching Ecuador and will create a project in class to present on Friday. Due to this special day, we will resume Science and Social Studies instruction next week.

Perfect Attendance:  Congratulations to the following students who had PERFECT ATTENDANCE (0 absences and 0 tardies) for the 1st Quarter:

Mahidhar Atmakuri, Pablo Fernandez-Manzano, Madison Grissett, Chelsea Lambert, Tanya Navin Davis, Desiree Pratt, Shatakshi Tarun, and Kira Wamsted

Thank you, parents, for getting your child to school on time every day!  Your child is allowed to dress down this Wednesday, October 11th and will receive a Chick-fil-A coupon for a free ice cream.  The count for the 2nd quarter is on and we would love to have at least half the class receive perfect attendance.

Early Release dates: Please note that Cobb schools will have early release this Thursday for teacher planning/meetings as well as all next week for conferences.

Book Fair: The book fair is coming! It will be held in the Media Center during conference week.
Visit the fair with your student or shop online.

Read more information on the Library Blog: http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/

 

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