Week of 4-29-19

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Hello! Testing is finally over, so we are back to our regular schedule!

Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  Students will be able to:

RI.4- Determine the meaning of domain and content specific words within context SS3CG1 Describe the elements of representative democracy/republic in the United States. a.Describe the three branches of national government: executive (president), legislative (Congress), and judicial (Supreme Court of the United States). B. Describe the three branches of state government: executive (governor), legislative (Georgia General Assembly), and judicial (Supreme Court of Georgia). C. State the main responsibility of each branch: executive (enforcing laws), legislative (making laws), judicial (determining if laws are fair).

Math:  Students will be able to tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure elapsed time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram, drawing a pictorial representation on a clock face, etc.

Writing: Students will write their own narrative adaptations to an original fairy tale story.

Important Dates:-

April 29-May 3rd- Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, April 30- Spirit Night @ Wade’s 7pm

May 9th- Field Day

May 10th- Field Trip

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 4-8-19

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Welcome back!! Can you believe we are officially on the downhill to the end of the school year?! But before we get ahead of ourselves, we still have a lot of learning to do before testing!

Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  Students will be able to:

Obtain, evaluate, & communicate information about the ways heat energy is transferred & measured.
a. Ask questions to identify sources of heat energy.
b. Plan & carry out an investigation to gather data using thermometers to produce tables & charts that illustrate the effect of sunlight on various objects (Clarification statement: The use of both Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales is expected.)
c. Use tools & every day materials to design & construct a device/ structure that will increase/ decrease the warming effects of sunlight on various materials.

Math:  Students will classify shapes based on their attributes. Here is a website students can also use for extra practice for each standard http://www.free-test-online.com/ccss/grade3/grade3_ccss.html

Writing- Students will respond to an informational text using what they know about the writing process. They will work on Milestone type writing prompts.

Curriculum Updates

Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works

Central Idea: Cycles create environmental changes.

Learner Profile Trait- Inquirer

Lines of Inquiry:
• Fossils are evidence of environmental change in the past.
• Wind and water change rocks.
• Movement of heat causes temperature change.
• Rocks are classified by texture, luster, hardness, and color.

Important Dates:-

Tuesday, April 16- EOG Testing: ELA
Wednesday, April 17- EOG Testing: ELA
Thursday, April 18- EOG Testing: ELA
Wednesday, April 24- EOG Testing: Math
Thursday, April 25- EOG Testing: Math
Friday, April 26- All Pro Dads @ 7:00am
Tuesday, April 30- Spirit Night @ Wade’s 7pm

 

Milestone Practice-Attached is a Milestone package that has examples for you and your child to practice over the next month. Please use this great resource!

Milestones_StudyGuide_GR03_11-16-2aclewu


Week of 3-25-19

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Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  Students will be able to:

Obtain, evaluate, & communicate information on how fossils provide evidence of past organisms. 

  1. Construct an argument from observations of fossils (authentic or reproductions) to communicate how they serve as evidence of past organisms & environments in which they lived
  2. Develop a model to describe the sequence & conditions required for an organism to become fossilized.

Math:  Students will use their knowledge of measurement to estimate liquid volumes and masses.  

Writing: Students will work on using passages to write narrative, information, and opinion pieces. This week will integrate our learning on fossils and write an informational constructed response.

 

Curriculum Updates

Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works

Central Idea: Cycles create environmental changes.

Learner Profile Trait- Inquirer

Lines of Inquiry:
• Fossils are evidence of environmental change in the past.
• Wind and water change rocks.
• Movement of heat causes temperature change.
• Rocks are classified by texture, luster, hardness, and color.

Important Dates:-

Tuesday, March 26- Sprit Night @ US Café  5:00-8:00 

Friday, March 29- Dress Down $1 

Monday, April 1-Friday, April 5–  Spring Break!! 

 

Milestone Practice-Attached is a Milestone package that has examples for you and your child to practice over the next month. Please use this great resource!

Milestones_StudyGuide_GR03_11-16-2aclewu


Week of 3-18-19

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Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  Students will learn how weathering and erosion affect rocks.

Math:   Students will practice using strategies to fluently add and subtract within 1000

Writing: Students will work on using passages to write narrative, information, and opinion pieces. This week will integrate our learning on Rocks and write an informational constructed response.

 

Curriculum Updates

Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works

Central Idea: Cycles create environmental changes.

Learner Profile Trait- Inquirer

Lines of Inquiry:
• Fossils are evidence of environmental change in the past.
• Wind and water change rocks.
• Movement of heat causes temperature change.
• Rocks are classified by texture, luster, hardness, and color.

Important Dates:-
Tuesday, March 19th- Fernbank Field Trip

 

Milestone Practice-Attached is a Milestone package that has examples for you and your child to practice over the next month. Please use this great resource!

Milestones_StudyGuide_GR03_11-16-2aclewu


Week 3-11-19

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Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  Students will learn how to do the following:

  • Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the physical attributes of rocks and soils. 
  • Analyze data to classify rocks by their physical attributes using simple tests 

Math:   Students will take all strategies they have learned to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems, and solve 2 step word problems involving these four operations. Here’s an example of a word problem:

Joe had 4 packages of bubblegum.  Each package had 8 sticks.  He shared them with his friends.  At the end of the day, he had 10 pieces left.  How many sticks were chewed? 

Writing: Students will work on using passages to write narrative, information, and opinion pieces. This week will integrate our learning on Rocks and write an informational constructed response.

 

Curriculum Updates

Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works

Central Idea: Cycles create environmental changes.

Learner Profile Trait- Inquirer

Lines of Inquiry:
• Fossils are evidence of environmental change in the past.
• Wind and water change rocks.
• Movement of heat causes temperature change.
• Rocks are classified by texture, luster, hardness, and color.

Important Dates:-
Wednesday, March 13- Early Release Day at 12:20
Friday, March 15- Spring Picture Day

Tuesday, March 19th- Fernbank Field Trip

 

Milestone Practice-Attached is a Milestone package that has examples for you and your child to practice over the next month. Please use this great resource!

Milestones_StudyGuide_GR03_11-16-2aclewu


Week 3-4-19

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Happy Monday!!

Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  This week students are still learning about the following:
Give examples of interdependence and trade and explain the benefits of voluntary exchange.
Describe the interdependence of consumers and producers.
Describe how goods and services are allocated by price in the marketplace.
Explain that some goods are made locally, some elsewhere in the country, and some in other countries
Explain the concept of opportunity cost as it relates to making a saving or spending choice.

Math:   Students are reviewing how to determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation. Starting on Thursday we are moving into solving word problems that include all of the operations (addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication)

Here’s a video  to review finding the unknown number: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-third-grade-math/cc-3rd-mult-div-topic/modal/v/unknowns-with-multiplication-and-division

Writing: Students are finishing their final opinion paper on either a problem they want solved or an important idea they feel strongly about. They are working on giving their speeches with passion and excitement to grab the attention of their audience.

 

Curriculum Updates

IB Unit 4:

Transdisciplinary Theme: How we organize ourselves.

Central Idea: Available resources and motivations of communities determines economics.

Learner Profile Traits- Principled, Balanced, Thinkers

Lines of Inquiry:
• Soil has different attributes.
• Goods and services allocated depend upon location, availability, and cost.
• There are 4 types of productive resources.
• People make choices to save or spend money.
• Colonial life was affected by role/title in the community and where you lived.
• Colonies were founded for a variety of reasons.

 

Important Dates:-

Monday, March 4-Friday, March 8—Spring Book Fair
Thursday, March 7- Specials Night 6:30-8:00

Friday, March 8- Writing Celebration at 8:15
Wednesday, March 13- Early Release Day at 12:20
Friday, March 15- Spring Picture Day

Tuesday, March 19th- Fernbank Field Trip


Week of 2-25-19

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Happy Monday!!

Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  This week students will learn how to
Give examples of interdependence and trade and explain the benefits of voluntary exchange.
Describe the interdependence of consumers and producers.
Describe how goods and services are allocated by price in the marketplace.
Explain that some goods are made locally, some elsewhere in the country, and some in other countries
Explain the concept of opportunity cost as it relates to making a saving or spending choice.

Math:   Students will work on how to determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation.

Here’s a video: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-third-grade-math/cc-3rd-mult-div-topic/modal/v/unknowns-with-multiplication-and-division

Writing: Students are finishing their final opinion paper on either a problem they want solved or an important idea they feel strongly about. They are also creating visuals to go along with their papers.

 

Curriculum Updates

IB Unit 4:

Transdisciplinary Theme: How we organize ourselves.

Central Idea: Available resources and motivations of communities determines economics.

Learner Profile Traits- Principled, Balanced, Thinkers

Lines of Inquiry:
• Soil has different attributes.
• Goods and services allocated depend upon location, availability, and cost.
• There are 4 types of productive resources.
• People make choices to save or spend money.
• Colonial life was affected by role/title in the community and where you lived.
• Colonies were founded for a variety of reasons.

 

Important Dates:-
Tuesday, February 26- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night 5:00 – 7:00 PM (Vinings Location)
Wednesday, February 27- Field Trip (Bunch, Rice, & Stewart)
Friday, March 1- Read Across America Day (Students will be able to dress up as their favorite book character.)
Monday, March 4-Friday, March 8—Spring Book Fair
Thursday, March 7- Specials Night 6:30-8:00
Wednesday, March 13- Early Release Day
Friday, March 15- Spring Picture Day


Week of 2-11-19

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Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  S.3.E.1- Students will be able to describe the physical properties of different types of soils. They will also do a plant project for Valentine’s day.

Math:  3.MD.1- Students will work on telling time on an analog clock to the nearest minute.

Writing: W.3.10- Opinion Writing-  Students are working on persuasive writing. This week they are working on adding supporting details, a conclusion and editing their work. They start publishing their work on Friday.

Curriculum

IB Unit 4:  How we organize ourselves.

Central Idea: Available resources and motivations of communities determines economics.

 Learner Profile Traits- Principled, Balanced, Thinkers 

 Lines of Inquiry: 

  • Soil has different attributes.
  • Goods and services allocated depend upon location, availability, and cost.
  • There are 4 types of productive resources.
  • People make choices to save or spend money.
  • Colonial life was affected by role/title in the community and where you lived.
  • Colonies were founded for a variety of reasons.

 

Important Dates:

Friday, February 15- Dress Down Day $1 

Monday, February 19-Friday 22nd– February Break (No School) 

Tuesday, February 26- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night 

Wednesday, February 27- Field Trip

Friday, March 1- Read Across America Day (Students will be able to dress up as their favorite book character.) 

Friday, March 1- Parents Night Out 6-9:30 PM


Week of 2-4-19

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Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  S.3.E.1- Students will be able to describe the physical properties of different types of soils.

Math: 3.NF.3- Students are working on comparing two fractions. Test on Friday- NF.1 Fractions. (partitioning shapes, labeling fractions,  fractions on a number line) 

Writing: W.3.10- Opinion Writing-  Students are working on persuasive writing. This week they are choosing either a problem in the world or an idea that is important to them and learning how to write bold beginnings and connect with their audience.

Curriculum

IB Unit 4:  How we organize ourselves.

Central Idea: Available resources and motivations of communities determines economics.

 Learner Profile Traits- Principled, Balanced, Thinkers 

 Lines of Inquiry: 

  • Soil has different attributes.
  • Goods and services allocated depend upon location, availability, and cost.
  • There are 4 types of productive resources.
  • People make choices to save or spend money.
  • Colonial life was affected by role/title in the community and where you lived.
  • Colonies were founded for a variety of reasons.

 

Important Dates:

 

Friday, February 15- Dress Down Day $1 

Monday, February 19-Friday 22nd– February Break (No School) 

Tuesday, February 26- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night 

Friday, March 1- Read Across America Day (Students will be able to dress up as their favorite book character.) 


Week of 1-22-19

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Here’s what we are learning this week:

Reading:  SS.3.G3 – Students are learning about the 13 colonies. This week we are focusing on the Middle Colonies. Students will learn about the life, education, resources and the economy in the Middle Colonies.

 

Math: MGSE3.MD.4- Students will partition shapes and label models with fractions

 

Writing: W.3.10- Opinion Writing-  Students are working through the writing process to write an opinion piece on which animal is the best pet to have. Students will learn how to use an informational text to create their opinion piece.

 

Curriculum

IB Unit 4:  How we organize ourselves.

Central Idea: Available resources and motivations of communities determines economics.

Learner Profile Traits- Principled, Balanced, Thinkers

Lines of Inquiry:

Soil has different attributes.

Goods and services allocated depend upon location, availability, and cost.

There are 4 types of productive resources.

People make choices to save or spend money.

Colonial life was affected by role/title in the community and where you lived.

Colonies were founded for a variety of reasons.

 

 

Important Dates:

January 22- Spirit Night @ Murph’s

January 25- International Night

February 1- Six Flags reading logs are due