Weekly News ~ March 24

 

Dear Families,

This is the perfect time to break out favorite fairy and folk tales, in print and video. We are immersing ourselves in the genre in reading and writing.

Here’s the learning plan:

  • Math ~ Geometry, classification of polygons
  • Reading ~ Fairy tales, comparing and contrasting
  • Writing ~ Fairy tale adaptations
  • Social Studies ~ The 13 Colonies
  • Read Alouds ~ Harry Potter #3, The One and Only Ivan

Third grade classes will host a special Thirteen Colonies event on Friday where children will rotate among classes to experience the food, crafts and games of American colonial children! We’re looking forward to an engaging day of hands on, minds on learning!

Homework:

  • Reading, 20 minutes
  • Education Galaxy or ReadWorks, 10 minutes
  • Typing.com

For those of you who are interested in the specifics of the upcoming Milestones testing, here is a link: Milestones Study and Assessment Guide

Have a great week before Spring Break!

Fondly, Mrs. P. & Mrs. M.

Weekly News ~ March 18

Dear Families,

This week winter is over and spring begins! Yippee!

The children had an extraordinary time designing, building, displaying and discussing leprechaun traps. Unfortunately, we were not successful in catching one, but like good engineers, we’ll just try, try again. Thank you to our wonderful room mom for a fun leprechaun snack!

Here’s our learning plan:

  • Reading ~ Fairy and folk tales, story elements, compare/contrast
  • Writing ~ How to write your own tale, gathering ideas
  • Math ~ Geometry, sorting & classifying 2D shapes, MULTIPLICATION
  • Social Studies ~ British Colonial America: The 13 Colonies
  • Mini Milestones test preps

Keep up the daily practice with multiplication facts. The 4th grade teachers will expect the children to walk through the door in August being fluent in their facts! Flashcards, apps, websites, games —practice any way you choose.

Fondly,

Mrs. P. and Mrs. M.

 

Weekly News ~ March 11

 

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Dear Families,

Our second Harry Potter novel was completed. We celebrated by watching the first movie and comparing it to the book. We’re going to read Cinderella tales from around the world this week in preparation for our study of fairy and folktales in the last 9 weeks, and then get back to the third in the Harry Potter series!

We hope you’ll have a good time creating the Leprechaun Trap (due Thursday)! Maybe your child’s clever design will actually work. Leprechauns are tricky little fellows, and 3rd grade has yet to catch one. WEAR GREEN ON FRIDAY!

Here’s what we’re learning:

  • Math ~ Measurement, line plot, 2 step word problems
  • Reading ~ Readers’ theatre, fluency
  • Writing ~ Powerful paragraphs, opinion writing prompt
  • Language Arts ~ Parts of speech review
  • Social Studies ~ Economics, productive resources
  • Lots of assessments in preparation for report cards

Homework:

  1. 20 minutes of reading
  2. 10 minutes Education Galaxy or Readworks

A big thanks go to Prisha and Michael’s families for the donation of books to our classroom library! It’s always exciting to add new books whether they’re old or new favorites.

It’s starting to feel a bit Spring-like! We need it!

Mrs. P. & Mrs. M.

Weekly News ~ March 4

Dear Families,

We had a great ending to last week with our Read Across America Day, and the celebration of Ava and Mrs. Mann’s birthdays. Mrs. Moriera, Mrs. Landell and Mrs. Freeman helped us celebrate in style!

Happy Birthday, Cohen!

Look out for these special events this week:

Monday through Friday~ Book Fair
Friday 6:00 – 8:00 Family Sock Hop (sponsored by Kincaid Foundation)

Raffle tickets may be purchased at www.kincaidfoundation.org/raffle. This is the last week.

This month’s Coffee Chat, Making the Jump, was specifically designed with the 3rd grade parent in mind. Based on experience and parent feedback, we have learned that there are a lot of questions about changes that occur between the primary grades (K-3) and the intermediate grades (4-5). Kincaid students move from our main building into the K Building, they have new report cards, an online grade book, can be eligible for Advanced Content classes, and more. Please come learn more about “Making the Jump” into these different milestones, Friday, March 8th at 8:00.

Here’s our learning plan:

  • Math ~ Measurement, time and linear
  • Reading ~ Compare/contrast, theme of Dr. Seuss stories
  • Writing ~ Short responses to reading
  • Language Arts ~ Complex sentences, review
  • Social Studies ~ Explorers (De Soto and Hudson)

Homework continues to be 20 minutes of reading and Educational Galaxy. Children may also complete a assignment on Readworks (at home or during the school day).\

Thanks for all you do!

Mrs. P. and Mrs. M.