Week of October 16th

Parents,

Hopefully your child brought their dream catcher and talking stick home for you to see and explained it to you.  Here are some pictures in case you didn’t see them.

                                                

The rain didn’t keep the students from enjoying recess on Friday.

FYI:

  • Parent Teacher conferences this week. Email me if I need to send you a reminder of your day and time.
  • Early Release every day this week
  • No Clubs this week
  • Thanks for coming out to Donuts for Dad on Friday. The students love when they get to do things with Dad.
  • Please stop by the Book Fair before or after your conference.
  • Friday is Cougar Pride Day. Remind your student to wear their Kincaid shirt.

Academics:

Spelling List

List 1:
incorrect disinvite nonsense underage subtotal
incomplete disown nonstop underground submarine
List 2:
weathering erosion deposition irregular
disengage disapprove disintegrate regular

Math– multiplying with the factor of 10

Reading– text features in informational text

Science– weathering and erosion

Writing – informational writing- research and notes

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:  Factors of 10 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/mathlines/mathlines_multiply_10.htm

https://www.education.com/game/multiply-by-10-skiracer/

very challenging https://www.studyzone.tv/game86-code3dc5617c60ff2ca509aabc60944162d1

Science: http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/earthprocesses/weathering.html

 

 

Week of October 9th

Parents,

Wow, we had a busy week.  We had science lab, a counseling lesson, an in school field trip about Indians, a popsicle party from Foundation, an A/R celebration, electronics day, end of term MI (math inventory)  assessment, and RI (reading inventory) assessment.  All this plus our regular curriculum!  I think we need another break!

The new week will be a little slower and we will start our new term.  Report cards will be held until Parent/Teacher conference week.  I will also share your child’s MI and RI scores at the conference.  Your child made a new A/R goal for this term.  Encourage him/her to start reading early for the goal. The students have written their goal down in their reading journal.  Remember, Thursday is early release day.

I am so proud of our class! We are the H.E.R.O. attendance winners for the month of September. H.E.R.O. stands for H-here E-everyday R-ready to learn O-on time.  We had the highest daily attendance among all of the 3rd grade classes and won a PAJAMA day. This is the second month in a row that we have been the winner of this contest! Your student can wear school appropriate pajamas on Wednesday, October 13. If he/she would rather wear a hat or bring a furry friend, they may do that instead.Thank you, parents for sending your child to school on-time and ready to learn, every day they feel well!

Academics:

Spelling- prefixes

List 1:
disappear unbutton react reheat
dishonest unable replace unknown
disagree uncover rewind until
List 2:
disloyal unusual research retain
disarm unequal remodel restrain

Math– writing an equation with an unknown number from a word problem and solving for the answer

Reading– text features in informational text

Social Studies– economics- resources in Georgia

Grammar– verbs

Writing – final drafts and illustrations for the imaginative narratives “There is a Creature in My House” and informational writing – bats

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:

Fact Fluency: http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/quick-flash-ii   GREAT FOR LEARNING

THEIR FACTS

Grammar: https://www.turtlediary.com/game/linking-verbs.html

http://www.abcya.com/nouns_and_verbs.htm

Economics: http://www.ducksters.com/money/economics.php

 

Week of October 2nd

Parents,

Hoorah! We are finished with testing.  The students did a terrific job.  We were able to finish the week with 3 solid days of learning on our normal schedule.  Here are some pictures of our Dream Catchers.  Ask your child to explain the legend behind it  to you.

FYI:

  • Fall Break is next week!  Enjoy with your friends and families and stay safe.
  • Our snacks on Monday and Tuesday were well received! Thanks to the families sending them in. I think the students missed them on Wednesday, but not enough to go back to testing. J
  • Scholastic books should arrive the week we are back from Fall Break. I will send them home when they come in. Thanks for the orders.  Our class library was able to grow by about 6 books from the rewards that were given to us for the orders.
  • Science Lab is this week. Thank you Foundation for making this possible.
  • On Friday we will have an in school field trip to finish up our Indian unit.
  • Friday is the end of the first term. Report cards will be held and given out during Parent/Teacher conference week.
  • We will celebrate A/R goals being met on Friday during lunch.

Academics:

Spelling

List 1:
missed willing balloon pretty still
steal off added letter different
pattern middle Mississippi zipper carry
List 2:
author paragraph simile metaphor personification
theme character trait

Math– review of all this term’s concepts

Reading– RAP strategy in answering comprehension questions.  How character traits effect the story.

Social Studies– American Indians-Northwest and Southwest Regions

Grammar– pronouns

Writing – imaginative narratives “There is a Creature in My House”.  Final drafts and publishing.

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:

Fact Fluency: http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/quick-flash-ii   GREAT FOR LEARNING

THEIR FACTS

http://www.mathplayground.com/candy_challenge_junior.html

Reading: http://mrnussbaum.com/readingcomp/bufcomp/

http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/games/online-games/futureland

http://www.roomrecess.com/pages/23.html

Social Studies  http://www.ducksters.com/history/native_americans.php

http://www.ducksters.com/history/native_americans.php

I’m going to miss this view!  But I will be refreshed and ready for the new term!

 

Week of September 18th

Parents,

WOW, did we have a week!  I hope you enjoyed our two hurricane days and didn’t have any damage to your home. I thought it was quiet nice getting to sleep late and stay in.  A lot of put off things got done at my house and we only loss power for a couple of hours!  Only two more days of testing and we can be on our normal routine again.  The students are being troupers.  They are being focused and doing their best on these tests.  Next week testing will be Monday math and Tuesday science and social studies.

FYI:

  • If your child forgot to wear PJ’s or a hat on Friday, they may do it on Monday.
  • Our snacks have been great! Thanks to the families sending them in.
  • I am not going to order the Scholastic book until Monday. If you have forgotten you may still place an order this weekend. Here is the website https://clubs.scholastic.com/ Our class code is MV4QQ.
  • We will have spelling and math homework this week.

Academics:

Spelling

List 1:
save give have live move
above alive alike to two
too know do blew blue
List 2:
American Indian equal subtraction division
grouping synonym shelter medicine transportation

 Math– continue with division-fair share using visual models and word problems-we will also start our multiplication fact fluency

Reading– how the actions and words of characters show character traits

Social Studies– American Indians-Southeast and Plains Regions

Grammar– pronouns

Writing – imaginative narratives “There is a Creature in My House”

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Fact Fluency: http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/quick-flash-ii   GREAT FOR LEARNING THEIR FACTS

Reading: http://www.roomrecess.com/pages/ContextClues.html

http://www.roomrecess.com/pages/DrawConclusions.html

 

Week of September 11th

Parents,

The students did an awesome job taking the CogAT.  They were focused and diligent in figuring out the right answer. Next week they will take the IOWA.  This is a  longer daily testing time.  Please encourage your child to take their time and do their best.  These scores are used both this year and next year to see learning strengths and weaknesses.  Early bedtimes and healthy breakfasts will help your child do their best.

I am so proud of our class! We are the H.E.R.O. attendance winners for month of August. H.E.R.O. stands for     H-here              E-everyday      R-ready to learn      O-on time   We had the highest daily attendance among all of the 3rd grade classes and won a PAJAMA day. Your child can wear school appropriate pajamas on Friday, September 15th. Thank you, parents for sending your child to school on-time and ready to learn, every day they feel well!

Remember to place your order for Scholastic books by Friday, the 15th if you are interested. I want to say thank you to all the families that sent in snacks this week.  They were awesome and the students loved getting these extra treats! NO SPELLING OR HOMEWORK THIS WEEK DUE TO TESTING . Your child will need to get out and play to release some stress, and this is a way I can help with that.  Please check the Cobb County Website on Sunday night to see if there are any weather related notices.

Academics:

Math– continue with division-fair share using visual models and word problems-we will also start our multiplication fact fluency

Reading– context clues

Social Studies– American Indians- Northeast and Southeast Regions

Writing – imaginative narratives

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: http://www.mathplayground.com/wpdatabase/wpindex.html  (choose the level you need)

Fact Fluency: http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/quick-flash-ii   GREAT FOR LEARNING THEIR FACTS

Social Studies:  http://www.nativetech.org/games/othergames.html

http://www.nativetech.org/games/index.php

brainpop-native American interactive games

https://www.brainpop.com/games/game-finder/?game_keyword=topic:%20American%20Indians

Enjoying your children,

Mrs. Hitt

 

Week of September 4th

Parents,

FYI:

  • We had a great week last week. It was fast and furious, but we learned a lot.
  • School is closed on Monday in celebration of Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend.
  • This week starts our fall testing. Students will take the CogAT on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  The best way to help your child is to make sure they get plenty of sleep the night before, eat a healthy breakfast that will fuel their brain for the test, and let them know your only expectation is for them to do their best.
  • Thank you to the families that have signed up to bring the class special snacks. These snacks and a little longer recess is what the kids like about testing weeks.
  • We are into the last half of this term. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any concerns with your child’s behavior or academics. You should see all their graded papers that come home on Wednesdays, so you should have an idea on how your child is progressing.   I will email you if I feel your child will be receiving any 1’s or N’s on their report card.
  • Remember to place your order for Scholastic books if you are interested.

Several hands on activities from the week:

            

Multiplication Bracelets

 

Here is a picture of us eating the soil we made!  Ask your child which type soil is best for growing things in.

                       

Classroom Needs for upcoming crafts:

toilet paper or paper towel cardboard tubes, Styrofoam trays, coffee cans or oatmeal round containers, large size plastic yogurt, cottage cheese or sour cream tops.

Academics:

Spelling- Remember your child will take a pretest on Tuesday and then will be told which set of words they should learn for the week.

 

List 1:
under young you cute fuel
Such touch your few human
much use unit new music
List 2:
native quotient Igneous sedimentary
dividend divisor metamorphic possessive

 

Math– interpreting quotients of whole numbers as fair shares.  Five people will equally share 25 cookies.  How many cookies will each person receive?  Students will begin to memorize multiplication tables.

Reading– analyzing how a character’s traits, motivations and feelings influence the story.

Science- Assessment on Soil

Social Studies– American Indians- Artic Region

Writing – edit/revise personal narrative

Grammar-possessive nouns

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgoUVDoHx5M  This is a youtube video. Please check the ads before you let your child watch it.  They were fine for me, but they can change daily.

http://www.mathplayground.com/wpdatabase/wpindex.html  (choose the level you need)

http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Canoe_Puppies.html

Fact Fluency: http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_AlienAddition.html

ELA: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/possessive_noun/

Social Studies:  http://www.nativetech.org/games/othergames.html

http://www.nativetech.org/games/index.php

Have a wonderful long weekend enjoying these lasts days of summer with your family and friends!

Mrs. Hitt

 

Week of August 28th

Parents,

FYI:

  • Thanks for coming out to the picnic. I enjoyed getting to see and talk to you for a few minutes.
  • Thank you for giving to the Kincaid Foundation. Your donation helps our school out in so many ways. We have science lab this week and it only exists because of Foundation.
  • Remember Wednesday is an early release day.
  • Picture day is Wednesday. Make sure you send back the picture form if you want to order pictures.
  • Remember Wednesday is when graded papers and papers from the school are sent home. Please check your child’s agenda for these papers.  This week it will include a print out of their A/R student record.

Academics:

Spelling- Remember your child will take a pretest on Monday and then be given which set of words they should learn for the week.

List 1:
rocket told throne most coach
pocket often so almost open
hold grow sew both also
List 2:
humus multiplication product inverse particle
loam factor texture

 Math– interpreting products of whole numbers as total number of objects in groups  (5 groups of 7 is 35)  Students will begin to memorize multiplication tables.

Reading– evaluating character’s traits, motivations and feelings in stories

Science– soil- observing and comparing soil’s (clay, loam, and sand) texture, particles size, and color

Writing – descriptive details in a personal narrative paper

Grammar-possessive nouns

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: http://www.mathplayground.com/wpdatabase/wpindex.html  (choose the level you need)

http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Canoe_Puppies.html

Fact Fluency: http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_AlienAddition.html

ELA: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/possessive_noun/

Science:  http://www.soils4kids.org/

 

Week of August 21st

FYI:

  • The eclipse is Monday. What an awesome experience for us to be in a 97% zone!  If you are planning to pick your child up to experience it together, remember to pick up at 11:15.  I will give your child their glasses at that time to use at home.  If your child is staying at school, please have your child bring a towel to sit on.  Remember we will have late dismissal
  • I hope to see you all at the back to school picnic Friday night.
  • Thanks to the Wood, Wilson, Jackson, Mangrum, Rahman, and Plomaritis families for donating treats for our eclipse day celebration.
  • A shout out goes to Deena Filstrup and her daughter for coming in to sort through our Studies Weekly magazine and get them ready for us to use.
  • We want to win! Classroom competitions for the Kincaid Foundation donation drive are in full swing. The class with the highest percent of students participating in each grade wins a popsicle party! Each child that donates also gets earbuds! Go to kincaidfoundation.org today to make your donation so our class can win!  The Foundation is requesting a donation of $75 per student or $150 per family, but ANY DONATION AMOUNT counts towards our class competition!  100% of donations STAY AT KINCAID!!!

Academics:

Spelling- Remember your child will take a pretest on Monday and then be given which set of words they should learn for the week.

List 1:
pitch drink swim life while
I my light buy eye
which find why kind try
List 2:
human resource natural eclipse synonym
proper common abstract

Math– 2-step problem solving using addition and subtraction

Reading-ask and answer questions from text supporting with text evidence

Science– rocks and minerals

Writing – small moment personal narrative

Grammar– plural nouns-regular and irregular

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math: http://www.mathplayground.com/wpdatabase/wpindex.html  (choose the level you need)

http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Canoe_Puppies.html

Fact Fluency: http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_AlienAddition.html

ELA: https://www.funbrain.com/games/the-plural-girls

Science:  http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/rocks_and_minerals.html

http://www.rocksandminerals4u.com/minerals.html

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Hitt

 

Week of August 14th

Parents,

We had another great week.  Two weeks down on our third grade adventure!  The only thing that could have made a better week was for the rain to have waited until after recess!  Three days of indoor recess was not as fun as outdoors, but the students seems to enjoy playing games with each other.

       

This week the class also got to purchase goods and services from the store.  Some students choose to save their currency and wait until next week to go to the store.

    

 

FYI:

  • Science Lab is this week.  Please have your child bring in one rock. The rock should be clean, bigger than their thumb but no bigger than the palm of their hand. Please no geodes or polished rocks. Please encourage your child to bring in interesting and unusual rocks, maybe even one found on a vacation.  Your child will get their rocks back when we are done.
  • If you choose to watch the eclipse with your child on Monday the 21st, you may check them out after 11:15 and they will be counted present for the day.
  • If you want your child to participate in the viewing of the eclipse outside, please send in the permission form. Any child who doesn’t have a consent form will watch it inside on TV with K- 2nd
  • We use colored pencils every day. Now is a good time to buy extra boxes of them to have on hand when your child needs to replenish theirs.
  • I need a volunteer to come in and sort our Weekly Studies magazines. It should only take about 45 minutes.  Email me if this is something you would be willing to help out with.

 

Academics:

Spelling- Remember your child will take a pretest on Monday and then be given which set of words they should learn for the week.

List 1:
next left help please believe
many very been seen she
between three easy sea leave
List 2:
Kincaid Marietta Equator Prime Meridian Georgia
latitude longitude mountain

Math– subtracting  without/with regrouping to the thousands and across zeros

Reading-figurative language/RAP strategy to answer comprehension questions.

Social Studies– major mountain ranges and rivers in the U.S.

Economics: goods and services

Writing – zooming in on a small moment

Grammar– concrete/abstract nouns

Below are websites that will help with this week’s academics.  Please review these yourself before you let your child work on them.  They were appropriate when I posted them, but websites change and you need to make sure they are appropriate for your child.  Advertisements on these websites change frequently.

Math:

http://www.softschools.com/math/subtraction/3_digit_subtraction/3_digit_subtraction_with_regrouping/

Fact Fluency: http://www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm

ELA: https://www.janbrett.com/piggybacks/compound.htm

https://www.grammaropolis.com/quizzes.php

http://reviewgamezone.com/games3/ants.php?test_id=2943&title=Abstract%20Or%20Concrete%20Nouns

Social Studies:  http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/rivers.html

Warmest Wishes,

Mrs. Hitt