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

 

 

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