Braves Week

Attention Parents and Students: We have some EXCITING news! Timber Ridge will be participating in an Atlanta Braves Spirit Week after spring break to celebrate opening week of the Braves AND get pumped for the  Georgia Milestones! Here’s what to expect:

Monday April 10th– Motivational Monday

  • We will get to see a video PSA from a Braves player!
  • Kick-off day for a fundraiser for MUST Ministries. Students are encouraged to bring can goods to school. The class that collects the most cans by the end of the week will win a prize.

Tuesday, April 11 – Trivia Tuesday

  • Students will hear Braves trivia during announcements.

Wednesday, April 12 – Wall Art Wednesday

Thursday, April 13 – Throwback Thursday #BravesTBT

  • Everyone is encouraged to bring in pictures from Braves games they have attended in the past.
  • Dress up in Braves gear! Hats allowed!
  • Special Milestones Pep Rally in the gym (Time TBA)

Friday, April 14 – Friday Fanday

  • Everyone is encouraged to wear their Braves gear, again! Hats allowed.
  • The winner of the canned food drive will be announced.

Friday Update

Parents,

Happy Friday!  Wow!  What a busy week!  We had a great magnet lesson from High Touch High Tech on Tuesday.  A BIG thank you to the TR Foundation for sponsoring the visit!

A large part of our week was spent getting ready for our Living Museum and I think that the effort paid off!  The students did an AMAZING job!  I was so proud of how confident they were when speaking to both adults and peers.  Thank you for coming and helping out with costumes!

What’s happening next week?

  • ReadingSkill Focus: Fact and opinion/Cause and effect
    • Literature circles will resume this week
  • ELA/Writing –Narrative writing
  • Math – Word problems with constructed responses and review math centers
  • Science – Animal and plant adaptions

Homework

  • Reading – I expect students to be reading at least 20 minutes each night. I encourage you to either read with your child or discuss the book after. This will ensure that your child is able to comprehend the book.
  • Math– Continue to practice fact – We will have a quiz on Wednesday
  • Vocabulary Packet

Important Dates

  • 3/6 – Field Trip to Tellus – Wear 3rd grade t-shirts
  • 3/9 – PTA meeting – 7:00
  • 3/13 – HOWL
  • 3/16 – Art Show
  • 3/20 – 3/23 – Book Fair
  • 3/23 – Science Fair

 

 

Weekly Update

We had a great 100th day of school on Friday! We created lists of 100 (animals, books, or cities), we helped our book buddies with a STEM activity, and completed a 100 second mannequin challenge. There are a lot of pictures and videos on Class Dojo.  Below is a private link to our mannequin challenge.  I tried to email it, but it was too bigJ.  The students have not seen it yet, so please share it with them.

100th Day Mannequin Challenge

 

What’s happening next week?

  • ReadingSkill Focus: Asking Questions
  • We are working in Literature Circles and small groups during reading and continuing Daily 5 rotations
  • ELA/Writing –Informational writing unit –We will begin writing biographies on a historical figure. This is a fun unit that end with a living museum!
  • Math – Fractions – Fractions on a number line, comparing fractions, and finding equivalent fractions.
  • Science – Georgia Habitats

Homework

  • Reading – I expect students to be reading at least 20 minutes each night. I encourage you to either read with your child or discuss the book after. This will ensure that your child is able to comprehend the book.
  • Math– Math log – We will take multiplication quizzes on Tuesday and Friday
  • Vocabulary Students will receive a vocabulary packet on Monday that is to be completed at home and returned on Friday. This will give students practice using the new vocabulary words.  Please review the work before it is turned in. I will check for completion, not accuracy.  On Friday students will take a vocabulary quiz and will be allowed to use their vocabulary notecards.  The quiz requires students to complete a sentence use one of the vocabulary words.  Thank you for your help and support in this new activity.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Important Dates

  • 1/26 – International Festival
  • 2/2 – PTA meeting
  • 2/10 – Jump Rope for Heart

Friday Update 12/2/16

Parents,

Happy Friday!  We had a great week back from the break!  Our class had fun celebrating our 15 compliments today with our Game/Lounge Day.  It’s amazing how much fun students have with the board games.  Some didn’t even want to play on an electronic device.

We started our research project on the three historical figures. The students are working in groups to complete a project on one historical figure and then writing an information paper independently.  The groups have come up with some great project ideas!

We also are working on our Genius Hour projects.  This is the first year that I have done this and I am so excited to see the final product.  Today we discussed that students will need both a visual and to prepare a speech for their presentations.  All of this will be done at school.  Your child may need a few supplies from home to complete the visual part.  Thank you for your support on our project.  We are looking forward to having you here to see what the students have done.

What’s happening the week of 11/28?

  • Reading – Skill Focus: Organization of a passage.
  • We are working in Literature Circles and small groups during reading and continuing Daily 5 rotations
  • Writing – Informational writing on a historical figure
  • Math – Area and perimeter.  We will continue to practice multiplication facts.
  • Social Studies – Historical figure projects – Paul Revere, Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglass

Homework

  • Reading – I expect students to be reading at least 15 minutes each night. I encourage you to either read with your child or discuss the book after. This will ensure that your child is able to comprehend the book.
  • Math– Math log – We will take multiplication quizzes on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Spelling Practice spelling words and be ready for a spelling test on Friday. Please have students practice using the word in a sentence. 

Important Dates

  • 12/5-12/9 – Winter Warmers for sale
  • 12/12 – HOWL
  • 12/14 – Zoe’s Spirit Night 5-8
  • 12/20 – Genius Hour project presentations 8:30 – 9:30
  • 12/21 – Last day of 2016

 

Corin

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Save the Date

Genius Hour

Who: Parents

What: Please join us as we present our first Genius Hour projects

When: December 20th from 8:30 – 9:30

Where: Timber Ridge Learning Commons

Please join us as we present our Genius Hour projects.  You can drop by between 8:30 -9:30 to see what our students have become experts in.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Update

Parents,

Happy Friday!  It is very hard to believe that we are leaving for Thanksgiving break!  The year is flying by!  We had a great week and a lot of fun activities!  Be sure to look at Class Dojo for the videos of our Thanksgiving STEM activity.  The students had a great time!

What’s happening the week of 11/28?

  • Reading – Visualization
  • Writing – Informational writing
  • Math – Area
  • Social Studies – Historical figure projects – Paul Revere, Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglass

Homework

  • Reading – I expect students to be reading at least 15 minutes each night. I encourage you to either read with your child or discuss the book after. This will ensure that your child is able to comprehend the book.
  • Math– Math log – We will take multiplication quizzes on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Spelling Practice spelling words and be ready for a spelling test on Friday. Please have students practice using the word in a sentence.

 

Important Dates

  • 11/21-11/25 – Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/29 – Willy’s Spirit Night

I hope that everyone has a wonderful and restful break! I am thankful for many things and one is being part of this amazing community and working with super awesome students and parents.  THANK YOU!

Corin

Parents,

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a great week! We had a lot of fun and exciting activities going on this week. We had a great in-house field trip learning about Mary McLeod Bethune on Tuesday!  Mrs. Alvanos had several fun science investigations that the kids really enjoyed!20161104-084151.jpg 20161104-084139.jpg

Next week, we will begin learning about several historical figures.  I will introduce each person and then students will work in groups to create a project on one of the historical figures.  This will be a great way to use our research skills and reading nonfiction text.

What’s happening next week?

  • Reading – Reading for information – nonfiction text
  • Writing – Personal Narrative
  • Math – Multiplication and division word problems
  • Social Studies – Historical Figures – Paul Revere, Fredrick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.

Homework

  • Reading – I expect students to be reading at least 15 minutes each night. I encourage you to either read with your child or discuss the book after. This will ensure that your child is able to comprehend the book.
  • Math– Math Log – We have started taking our multiplication fact quizzes. Please have your child practice each night.  We will have a quiz each Tuesday and Friday.
  • Spelling Practice spelling words and be ready for a spelling test on Friday. Please have students practice using the word in a sentence.

 Important Dates

  • 11/7 – Chick-fil-A Spirit night 5-8
  • 11/8 – Election Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 11/16 – Celebrate Families Lunch
  • 11/18 – No after school activities
  • 11/21 – 11/25 – Thanksgiving Break

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Week of October 31st

What’s happening this week?

  • Reading – Reading for information – nonfiction text
  • Writing – Personal Narrative
  • Math – We have made all of our multiplication flash cards. We will begin taking timed tests next week.  We will start with the 2’s facts
  • Science – Soil and weathering/erosion

Homework

    • Reading – I expect students to be reading at least 15 minutes each night. I encourage you to either read with your child or discuss the book after. This will ensure that your child is able to comprehend the book.
  • MathBegin practicing multiplication facts
  • Spelling Practice spelling words and be ready for a spelling test on Friday. Please have students practice using the word in a sentence.
  • Important Dates 
    • 11/3 – PTA meeting
    • 11/7 – Chick-fil-A Spirit night 5-8
    • 11/8 – Election Day – NO SCHOOL
    • 11/16 – Celebrate Families Lunch

Friday Update 8/19/16

Parents,

Happy Friday!  I hope that everyone had a great week!  We had an awesome week and a fun rock investigation today!  Thank you to all of our awesome volunteers for making the investigation more meaningful.

 Next week, we will introduce our first spelling words.  We will be using sight words as our spelling words this year.  These are words that do not follow specific spelling patterns, but are important words to know how to read and spell.  There will be 10 words each week and I will provide you with simple activities that students can do to practice the words.  I will not be collecting spelling homework, but there will be a weekly spelling test where students will need to know how to spell the words and use them in a sentence.

Last call for class t-shirts!  We will be placing the order next week!  Please put money in the safe and let me know what size your child needs (if you have not done so already).

What’s happening next week?

 

  • Reading – We will continue to focus on the making predictions and connections.  We will discuss how to use them to improve comprehension during independent reading time.  The students have done a great job learning the Daily 5 rotations and next week we will add Word Work.  While students are in their Daily 5 rotation, I am meeting with and assessing students.  I get to learn more about the books they like to read and their interests.
  • Writing – Persuasive Writing – We begin by making ads to persuade someone to buy a product
  • Math –   Addition/subtraction strategies including the traditional algorithm (the way we learned how to add)
  • Social Studies – Ancient Greece – Look for a project paper to come home early next week.

Homework

  • Reading – I expect students to be reading at least 15 minutes each night. I encourage you to either read with your child or discuss the book after.  This will ensure that your child is able to comprehend the book.
  • Math– Addition/Subtraction fact practice.  Sumdog is a great way to practice!  Flash cards are also a great way to work on fluency.
  • Spelling – Practice spelling words

 

Important Dates

  • 8/23 – Menchie’s Spirit Night – 4-7