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


Week of 1-14-19

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Here’s what we are learning this week:

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

Math: MGSE3.MD.4- Student will be able to create measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with whole numbers, halves, and quarters represents it on a line plot.

Writing: W.3.10- Opinion Writing-  Students are writing an opinion piece on a person who is noteworthy. Students are working on the editing the structure in their opinion writing.

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 15- ASP Open House 

January 18- Performing Arts Day/ Dress Down for $1 

January 21-  No School 

January 22- Spirit Night @ Murph’s 

January 25- International Night 


Week of 1-7-19

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Hello and Happy New Year!!!!

Here’s what we are learning this week

Reading: SS.3.E.1-The students will describe the four types of productive resources – nature, human, capital, and entrepreneurship.   

 Math:  3.MD.8 Perimeter-  Students will determine perimeter of plane figures. Example is below

 Writing: W.3.10- Opinion Writing- Reflecting on previous goals and creating new opinion writing goals.  Students will start the writing process for an opinion essay.

 

Curriculum Updates 

 

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 9- Dress Down for students with perfect attendance in the 2nd quarter! Congrats to Nathan, Eric, Ry, Jasani, and Makhari!

January 15- ASP Open House 

January 18- Performing Arts Day/ Dress Down for $1 

January 21-  No School 

January 22- Spirit Night @ Murph’s 

January 25- International Night 


Week of 10-12-18

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Happy Monday!

Here’s what we are learning this week:

Integrated Reading:

  • Students will work on understanding the different ways a non-fiction text can be organized.  Their will be an assessment on Friday.

Writing : This week students are typing their informational papers and working on presenting their information. They should also work on their visual projects at home. These are due Friday.

Math:

  • Students are working on solving word problems with different operations (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction). There will be an assessment on Friday.

 

  • Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.
  • I am testing students this week on their mulitiplication facts until Friday. Students who are able to fluently do their facts will be able to participate in a Taekwondo lesson next Thursday or Friday. I will send home a message with students who are able to participate. Continue to practice at home!

Important dates
Thursday, December 13-Friday, December 14: PAWS Giving Market
Friday, December 14- Writing Celebration from 8-9

Wednesday, December 19- Class Party (Information about this is going home today)

Thursday, December 20- Early Release Day
Friday, December 21- Early Release Day

 

Let’s have a great week!


12-3-18

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Happy Monday!

Here’s what we are learning this week:

Integrated Reading:

  • This week are working on answering informational comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.
  • Image result for race strategy anchor chart

Writing :

  • We are working on informational writing. Students will work on editing and publishing their writing this week.

Math:

  • For the next two weeks students will work on solving multiplication and division word problems within 100.

 

  • Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.
  • I will start testing students on their multiplication facts starting next MONDAY. Students who are able to fluently do their facts will be able to participate in a Taekwondo lesson next Thursday or Friday. I will send home a message with students who are able to participate. Continue to practice at home!

Important dates
Thursday, December 13-Friday, December 14: PAWS Giving Market
Friday, December 14- Writing Celebration
Thursday, December 20- Early Release Day
Friday, December 21- Early Release Day

 

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 11-26-18

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Welcome back! Here’s what we are learning this week:

Integrated Reading:

  • Students are working on finding information using non-fiction text features. Assessment on Friday.

 

Writing :

  • We are working on informational writing. Students are working on their rough draft of their papers. We are focusing on text features, conclusions, and editing and revising.

 

Math:

  •  Students are working on multiplying one digit numbers by multiples of 10 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.  We will have an assessment on Friday.  Here is  an example: Image result for multiplying multiples of 10 anchor chart
  • Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

Tuesday, November 27- Spirit Night- Creatwood Tavern 5-8
Tuesday, November 27- Smyrna Tree Lighting @ 7:00. Treble Tones are singing at 7:05 in the Holiday Hall (Gym).
Thursday, November 29- Vining Tree Lighting. Treble Tones are singing at 6:45.
Thursday, December 13-Friday, December 14: PAWS Giving Market
Friday, December 14- Writing Celebration
Thursday, December 20- Early Release Day
Friday, December 21- Early Release Day

 

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 11-12-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning next week week:

Integrated Reading:

    1. Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support  
    2. Describe the reasons for and obstacles to the exploration of North America.
    3. Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus(Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
  • Last week students picked an explorer to do research on. This week students will get into groups and work on a collaborative presentation together.

 

  • Writing: We are working on informational writing. Students have started doing research on their chosen topic, and we will work on organizing our notes, leads, and transition words. We will also discuss plagiarism and how to write information in our own words.

 

  • Math:
    •  This week we are  continuing to work on properties of multiplication and division to solve equations. (Associative Property, Commutative Property, Distributive Property). We will have an assessment on Thursday.
    •  Image result for 4 properties of multiplication and division anchor chart 
  • Curriculum 

IB Unit 3: Across the Universe 

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet 

Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities, and challenges.  

 Learner Profile Traits: Risk-taker, Open-minded, Inquirer 

 Lines of Inquiry: 

Conflict between Indians and explorers caused destruction.  

Explorers cooperated with Indians to achieve their goals. 

Explorers had many motivations for their journey to North America. 

 

  • Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Announcements: A specials THANK YOU to all the pledges for the Tiger Trot. Our class pledged over 1200 dollars! That is AWESOME!

Important dates

 

Monday, November 12- Friday, November 16- Fall Scholastic Book Fair 

Thursday, November 15- Thanksgiving Fest- 11:30-12:10

Monday, November 19-Friday, November 23- Thanksgiving Break (No School) 

Let’s have a great week!


Week of 11-5-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning next week week:

Integrated Reading:

    1. Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support  
    2. Describe the reasons for and obstacles to the exploration of North America.
    3. Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus(Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
  • Over the next two weeks students will choose one explorer from our unit to do research on. They will learn about their motivations, obstacles, accomplishments, and their relationships with the Native Americans when they first traveled to North America. Students will also continue to work on finding the main idea of a passage and the supporting details.

 

  • Writing: We are working on informational writing. Students have started doing research on their chosen topic, and we will work on organizing our notes, leads, and transition words.

 

  • Math:
    •  This week we are learning the properties of multiplication and division to solve equations. (Associative Property, Commutative Property, Distributive Property)  Image result for 4 properties of multiplication and division anchor chart 

 

  • Curriculum 

IB Unit 3: Across the Universe 

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet 

Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities, and challenges.  

 Learner Profile Traits: Risk-taker, Open-minded, Inquirer 

 Lines of Inquiry: 

Conflict between Indians and explorers caused destruction.  

Explorers cooperated with Indians to achieve their goals. 

Explorers had many motivations for their journey to North America. 

 

  • Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

 

Tuesday, November 6- Student Holiday (No school) 

Friday, November 9- Tiger Trot 

Monday, November 12- Friday, November 16- Fall Scholastic Book Fair 

Thursday, November 15- Thanksgiving Fest 

Monday, November 19-Friday, November 23- Thanksgiving Break (No School) 

Let’s have a great week!


10-29-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning next week week:

Integrated Reading:

During the next unit students will need to be able to :

  • RL.1: I can consistently and independently ask and answer questions to demonstrate my understandings of a text in writing.  

     –Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support  

    -Determine the meaning of a word as they are used in context. 

    -Determine the main idea of a text and recount key details. 

    – Describe European exploration in North America. 

    1. Describe the reasons for and obstacles to the exploration of North America.
    2. Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus(Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
    3. Describe examples of cooperation and conflict between European explorers and American Indians.

    -Locate and describe the equator, prime meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude on a globe. 

    – Describe how the early explorers (SS3H2a) adapted, or failed to adapt, to the various physical environments in which they traveled. 

 

  • Writing: We are working on informational writing . Students have chosen an informational topic, and will start doing research next week.
  • Write informative/explanatory pieces that convey ideas and information clearly.
  • Produce a text that includes a topic, develop this topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  • Elaborate on their topics using concrete details and anecdotes.
  • Write introductions and conclusions using learned strategies and mentor texts as examples.
  • Logically group related information together in the text by using linking words and phrases.
    Use what they know about Standard English conventions, including spelling patterns, to publish pieces of text.
  • Write informative/explanatory pieces that include text features.
  • Explore working collaboratively and independently to create writing pieces in any genre
  • Revise and edit their work with teacher and peer support
  • Orally rehearse their writing by teaching others about their chosen topic.
  • Recount ideas and details from texts

 

  • Math:
    •  This week we are learning how to find the area of a shape by counting units or by multiplying the length and width. Below is an anchor chart along with vocabulary words and a website your child can use for practice
    • http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/AreaShapesShoot.htm

  • Curriculum Update-We are now moving into are third unit!

IB Unit 3: Across the Universe 

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet 

Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities, and challenges.  

 Learner Profile Traits: Risk-taker, Open-minded, Inquirer 

 Lines of Inquiry: 

Conflict between Indians and explorers caused destruction.  

Explorers cooperated with Indians to achieve their goals. 

Explorers had many motivations for their journey to North America. 

 

  • Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

Tuesday, October 30- Tiger Trot Kickoff 

Friday, November 2- All Pro Dads 7am 

Tuesday, November 6- Student Holiday (No school) 

Friday, November 9- Tiger Trot 

Announcements:

Treats for Troops!!!

Our Student Council is partnering with A+ Pediatric Dentistry of

Atlanta again this year to collect candy for Operation Gratitude!

Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization that ships care packages to our troops around the globe.

 

On Thursday and Friday, Nox. 1-2, bring in some of your extra Trick or Treating candy to share with the troops.

You can also take your candy to the Candy Buy Back Party at A+ Dentistry on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 4:00-6:00.

 

Let’s have a great week!

 


10-22-18

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Hello! Here’s what we are learning this week:

  • Integrated Reading:
    • Students will learn early American Indian cultures and their development in North America (Southeast, Northeast, Northwest, Southwest, Plains, and Arctic). Next week students will be working with the media specialist to create a visual project about the region of their choice. They will also have an assessment Friday on American Indians food, shelter, and clothing in each region. 
    •  Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support  
    • Determine the meaning of a word as they are used in context. 

 

  • Writing: We will start informational writing. Students will brainstorm topics that they want to explore and do research on. Here is what students should be able to do by the end of the quarter
  • Write informative/explanatory pieces that convey ideas and information clearly.
  • Produce a text that includes a topic, develop this topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  • Elaborate on their topics using concrete details and anecdotes.
  • Write introductions and conclusions using learned strategies and mentor texts as examples.
  • Logically group related information together in the text by using linking words and phrases.
    Use what they know about Standard English conventions, including spelling patterns, to publish pieces of text.
  • Write informative/explanatory pieces that include text features.
  • Explore working collaboratively and independently to create writing pieces in any genre
  • Revise and edit their work with teacher and peer support
  • Orally rehearse their writing by teaching others about their chosen topic.
  • Recount ideas and details from texts

 

  • Math:
    •  This week we are continuing to work on multiplication and how to find patterns on a chart. Here are some examples of pattern rules to help increase fluency:
    • Image result for patterns in multiplication anchor chart

 

  • Curriculum
  •  IB Unit 2: We can work it out. Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time.Central Idea: Living things adapt to survive.Learner Profile Traits: Knowledgeable, Thinker
  • Line of Inquiry: American Indians used their environments in different ways.

Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.

Important dates

 Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 22-26): 

 Monday– “Red Ribbon Day”   Wear red clothing to celebrate your promise to live a healthy lifestyle and be drug free.  Students are challenged to bring a healthy snack today.  

Tuesday– “Put a Sock on Bad Choices Day”  Wear crazy or mismatched socks. Students are challenged to share with their peers and teachers how they make good choices. 

Wednesday– “Dream Career Day”- Students are challenged o share with their peers and teachers about what career they may like to do when they get older. Wear appropriate attire for your future dream career. 

Thursday- “Teasley Elementary School is PAWSitively Drug Free”- Show school spirit by wearing your tiger gear.  

Friday- “Team Up Against Bullying & Drugs Day”- Wear your favorite team gear to show team spirit and your commitment to staying healthy and living bully and drug free! 

 

 

Tuesday, October 23– Spirit Night @ Grub Burger 

 Friday, October 26– Talent Show (3rd-5th grade) 

Let’s have a great week!