Week of December 11th

Parents,

Oh my goodness, the students were so excited about the snow on Friday!  That early release was CRAZY!  I hope they enjoyed building snowmen and playing in it.  I can’t believe we ended up with so much snow.

Thanks families for sending in our needed supplies.  Clorox Wipes and extra snacks are always needed.  If you want to send in snacks, you could buy a box or Chex or Cheerios and divide it by putting a ½ cup in a snack bags.  That way the extra snacks go a long way.

Thanks for coming to the PTA meeting on Thursday night. The county updated the programs on our computers and I can’t get my pictures to load!  I’ll figure it out with tech this week and post them next week. They are really cute.

Academics:

Spelling:  None this week

Math– data-bar graphs

Reading– character traits, answering questions with text evidence

Science– fossils

Writing – present animal projects and work on a Holiday writing project

Grammar– figurative language

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.coolmath-games.com/0-santa-run-3

Science: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/dinosaurs/games.htm

Grammar   https://www.quia.com/jfc/611264.html

Week of December 4th

Parents,

We had a great week this week.  The students were focused and we accomplished a lot.  Next week we will have a science lab lesson and we also have a lesson provided by Wellstar on nutrition. Animal projects should be finished by Wednesday and the students will share with the class on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday night our third graders will perform during the PTA meeting. They should report to my room no earlier than 6:20.  I will take them to perform after the PTA meeting. They are excited about the Grinch! I hope to see you there.

Several people have asked about our holiday party.  It will be on Monday, December 18th from 12:30 to 1:30.  As we enter this holiday season we will be discussing ways different people, cultures, and countries celebrate. If you would like to come in and share with the class the way your family celebrates, please e-mail me and I will set up a time for you to come in.

Academics:

Spelling

List 1:
washable returnable enjoyable agreeable
leader painter actor director
List 2:
predictable dependable affordable conductor
tourist novelist journalist inventor

Math– problem solving project – “Holiday Shopping”

Reading– character traits, answering questions with text evidence

Science– fossils

Writing – finish animal informational project and present to the class

Grammar– verb tenses

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.hoodamath.com/games/spaceracemultiplication.html  http://www.hoodamath.com/games/meteormultiplication.html

Science: http://fossilsforkids.com/   http://www.kidsdinos.com/what-are-fossils/

Grammar: https://www.turtlediary.com/game/tenses.html    http://ipadthinker.com/wordGames/subjectVerbSpace.html  http://ipadthinker.com/wordGames/subjectVerbGr2.html  http://ipadthinker.com/wordGames/subjectVerbBballJr.html

 

 

11-28-17

Parents,

The class has earned a reward of game time for recieving compliments on their behavior.  They have worked hard for this and will have 30 minutes on Friday to play games with their peers.  Please allow your child to bring in a board game, electronic game, or an electronic device to play online games on.  They may only bring in one thing.  I have 5 computers and will get several I-Pads from the library if they want to use what I have instead of bring in something from home.

Also, students are currently working on an informational paper on an animal of their choice.  They will be presenting this information in a booklet, on construction paper, on a poster board or a tri-fold board.  I have supplies for the booklet and large construction paper but not poster board or tri-fold boards.  If your child would like to use poster board or a tri-fold board they will need to bring it in. Some students will be ready to start working on their boards on Thursday or Friday of this week.

Thanks,

Mrs. Hitt

Week of November 27th

Parents,

I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.  We all have so much to be thankful for and sometimes we take it for granted.  Your child created a thankful journal over the last few weeks.  It came home in their backpack on Friday.  Especially look at the last page.  Your child wrote about a chore they didn’t like doing and told why they were thankful they were able to have that chore to do.

Progress reports went out on Thursday.  If you didn’t get an email from me then your child is doing fine.  I sent emails to student’s parents who had a 1 in any academic area or an N on behavior or study skills.

Here are some picutres from this past week.

   Our Thanksgiving goodies!

    

Enjoy the break!  I’ll see you children on the 27th.

 

Academics:

Spelling

 

List 1:
careful careless meaningless hopeless forgiveness
harmful harmless spotless darkness sickness
List 2:
poisonous delightful peaceful refreshment
dangerous successful punishment movement

Math– review of properties of multiplication – problem solving

Reading– vocabulary and cause/effect

Social Studies– Explorers   Henry Hudson and Vasco Nunez De Balboa

Writing – writing non-fiction text- animal project- focus on restating the information without copying it word for word

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.hoodamath.com/games/spaceracemultiplication.html  http://www.hoodamath.com/games/meteormultiplication.html

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/math/properties_of_multiplication/quiz3342.html

Social Studies: https://www.brainpop.com/games/timezonexhenryhudson/

Week of November 13th

Parents,

I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am for my students. They are hard- working, helpful, kind and responsible.  It is my pleasure to teach them daily. I am also thankful for you, the parents.  Thank you for your support. Whenever I have a need you guys answer the call.

The printer was not working early in the week, so you didn’t get the A/R reading record on Wednesday.  I sent it home on Friday. Your child should be half-way toward their goal. They need to meet it by December 20th.

If your child hasn’t brought in a pinecone, please have them bring it on Monday for a craft we will be making.  If you have extra, I’m sure I will have some students who could use them.

On Thursday we had a performance about the earliest colonist.  Here are a few pictures.

                                                                   

 

Academics:

Spelling:

List 1:
swimming swam getting coming came
having doing ended happened happening
started joked received smiled smiling
List 2:
dividing divided multiplying multiplied imagining
imagined believing believed remembering remembered

 Math– area project “My Dream Home” and multiplication/division word problems

Reading– vocabulary and main idea

Social Studies– Explorers   Jacques Cartier

Writing – writing non-fiction text- animal project

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.hoodamath.com/games/spaceracemultiplication.html  http://www.hoodamath.com/games/meteormultiplication.html

Social Studies: http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-jacques-cartier/  https://www.biography.com/people/jacques-cartier-9240128

 

Week of Noverber 6th

FYI:

  • Please have your child bring in a pinecone next week. We are going to make owls!
  • Tuesday is a professional learning day for teachers. Students will have the day off.
  • We have a media lesson this week.
  • Thursday is the half way point in this term.
  • I will send home A/R reports on Wednesday.
  • Our snack basket for students who forget to bring one is getting low.  If you have any extra snacks or if you would buy a bag of pretzles or cheerios and divide it into snack bags we would appreciate it.  We have been having lots of students who are forgetting their snack and it’s a long time until 12:21!  Thanks!

Academics:

Spelling

Spelling                 Suffixes -er, -or, -ist                   

List 1:
teacher reader player singer driver
sponsor sailor artist pianist florist
List 2:
traveler explorer designer voyager navigator
inventor operator scientist geologist bicyclist

Math– continue with area/find unknown sides when given the area

Reading– vocabulary and context clues

Social Studies– Explorers   John Cabot

Writing – informational booklets about Owls – final copies

 

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.funbrain.com/games/shape-surveyor

https://www.turtlediary.com/game/calculate-area.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/zoo/

http://www.multiplication.com/quiz/multiplication-self-correcting-quizzes

Social Studies: http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/john_cabot/

 

Week of October 30th

Parents,

Wow, did it get cold this weekend!  I’m ready for fall, but I’m not ready for winter.  Hopefully the forecast I read today is correct and this week will be warmer than the weekend.  We had cute costumes on Friday! The students had so much fun showing off.  Here are a few pictures:

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FYI:

  • ITBS scores are in your child’s agenda. Please let me know if you have any questions. 
  • We have Science Lab this week.
  • Please encourage your child to read toward their term 2 A/R goal.
  • No homework on Tuesday night. Enjoy Halloween.

Academics:

Spelling

List 1:
prepay preview misplaced overjoy
preschool misunderstood mismatch oversize
List 2:
overloaded overeager mispronounce preplaced
overcrowded overactive misbehave prerecorded

 

Math– area

Reading– ask/answer questions – Reader’s Theater

Social Studies– Explorers-Christopher Columbus

Writing – informational booklets about Owls – finishing rough draft – learning how to find a picture online, put it on a document and save it to the student number

 

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.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/AreaExplorer/

https://www.brainpop.com/games/areabuilder/  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/AreaShapesShoot.htm

http://www.multiplication.com/quiz/multiplication-self-correcting-quizzes

Social Studies: http://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/christopher_columbus.php

 

Week of October 23

Parents,

I so enjoyed getting to meet all of you and discuss your precious children.  I love this class.  The students  have  great attitudes, kind hearts and good work ethics.  Thanks to the families who donated books to our class.  They have been a hit and we have a waiting list to read them.

FYI:

  • Friday, October 27, is Foundation Friday!  Students can pay $2 and wear a school appropriate costume to school.  If you choose for your child to participate, please remember to follow school dress code and do not send students with masks or props.
  • For more family excitement, please see the information sent home from the Kincaid Foundation about the Halloween Dance from 4pm-6pm.  Students attending ASP, with your permission and donation, can attend the dance under supervision of the ASP staff.  Students coming to the dance after school, must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
  • PTA Reflections Does your child enjoy art, music and dance or are you talented at writing, making films and taking pictures? Allow them to show their inner artist and be recognized with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme is  “Within Reach” calls for their personal interpretation through the arts. Kids can pick up instructions and an entry form in the front office, then drop off their submissions in the red Reflections box near the library.  The last day for submissions is Friday, October 27. For more information click here:  http://www.cobbk12.org/Kincaid/Reflections.aspx

Academics:

Spelling

List 1:
subtitle subheading undone inactive disapprove
subway underlined unable inability disconnect
List 2:
inexperienced independent subcontinent disagreement
indefinitely incredible submerse disqualify

Math– distributive property of multiplicaiton

Reading– asking and answering questions from a non-fiction text

Science– weathering and erosion

Grammar– verb tenses

Writing – informational booklets about Owls

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/choose-the-correct-verb-form.html

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

 

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