March 9, 2015

We had a busy and full week! Class teams created quite clever imaginary animals, and a mural depicting the Piedmont region of Georgia, home sweet home. STEM night had the children and parents on a scavenger hunt through all the different regions of Georgia represented in the 3rd grade classrooms. I’ll post photos this week.

We’ll continue to send home a homework packet on Monday. It is aimed toward test preparation and review, and not project oriented.

  • Math: Perimeter, area
  • Writing:  Point of view narratives with strong introductions & conclusions
  • Reading:  Point of view (first and third person)
  • Social Studies:  Franklin D. Roosevelt & Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Language Arts: Review

Links for you:

Milestones test practice and information

Here are a list of apps of kid-approved math skills practice apps listed at Edutopia:

Operation Math (iOS – $2.99, Android – $1.99)
This app turns your students into secret spies that will travel around the world on different missions. Kids can choose which operations they want to practice as they make their way through this app.
Sushi Monster (iOS – Free)
Scholastic’s app offers children multiplication and addition problems. They’ll have to reach a target number by picking the correct factors and addends listed on different pieces of sushi.
Quick Math – Arithmetic & Times Tables (iOS – $1.99)
With this app, kids will answer traditional skill-and-drill questions — but they won’t have to enter answers into a keypad. Instead, your children can write the answer anywhere on the screen of their device, and the app will read their handwriting and record their response.
Pet Bingo by Duck Duck Moose (iOS – $1.99, Android – $1.99)
In this game, children will have to answer addition, subtraction, multiplication or division questions and place their answer on a bingo board. This app is full of colorful cartoon characters and offers visual models to help students understand each problem.
Meerkat Math HD (iOS – $1.99)
This adventure app asks students to complete different races using their math facts. In order to make their meerkat avatar run and jump fast enough to be a winner, they’ll have to answer each question quickly and correctly.
Math Flash Cards * (iOS – Free)
A traditional skill-and-drill app (yes, the asterisk is part of the title), Math Flash Cards * helps children practice their times tables by customizing the number and difficulty level of each question. This app has a simple interface that makes it easy for kids to play.
10monkeys Multiplication (iOS – $1.99, Android – Free)
Kids can practice multiplication facts with this animated app. The goal is to help monkeys trapped in a tree escape by answering a set of questions correctly. This app is broken down into different times table and includes a reference chart to review facts.
Math Monsters – Bingo (iOS – Free)
Students can practice all operations using this bingo app. They’ll solve each problem and then find the answer on the bingo board. Players need to be strategic if they want to win the game.
Math Vs Zombies (iOS – $4.99, Android – Free)
This silly app asks children to add, subtract, multiply or divide single- and two-digit numbers. Students need to answer each question correctly in order to zap the zombies back into humans.
YodelOh Math Mountain (iOS – $2.99, Android – $1.99)
A virtual take on a traditional carnival game, this app helps children practice all four operations. They’ll have to work quickly so that the yodeler doesn’t fall from the top of the mountain.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Pennington