Week of January 14

We had a great time on our field trip to the Tellus Museum today.  We learned a lot about fossils.  Everyone should bring home a coupon to bring their family back to the museum.  Here is what we are working on this week:

Reading/ELA – We are continuing to learn how to compare and contrast two characters or topics.  Students are starting to turn their compare and contrast graphic organizers into a written piece.  We are also learning how to add correct punctuation to sentences with dialog.

Math – We are learning more about fractions this week.  Fractions will be our main focus this quarter.

Science – We are learning about the habitats in different regions of Georgia.

Here is the homework/spelling for this week:  2 Math Review Q3 (Partition & Name Fractions)-1rjml56   2 Reading Q3 F(Central Message)-zr1wha  3rd spelling 14-2mivddn

Week of Jan. 7

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoyed the break.  I sure did.  🙂 Next week we will be going on our field trip to the Tellus Museum.  If you have not returned your child’s permission form and payment for the field trip, please do so by this Friday.  Also, please make sure your child has on their blue class shirt for the field trip.  If they can’t find the shirt, just have them wear a blue shirt.

Here is what we are working on this week:

Reading/ELA – We are comparing and contrasting characters and topics in text.  We are beginning opinion writing.  We are also working on writing sentences that contain dialog with correct punctuation.

Math – We have begun our fraction unit.  We will work on fractions for most of the quarter.

Science – We are learning what the habitats are like in the different regions of Georgia.

Here is our homework/spelling for the week.

3rd spelling 12-12ek8bi  1 Math Review Q3 (Classifying Shapes)-1xyxs05  1 Reading Q3 NF(Sentence Connections)-1es6p6i

Week of Dec. 10

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Holiday Party.  If you would like to help with the party, please let me know.  We will be doing a Puzzle Exchange next Wednesday.  Students need to bring in a new 100-piece puzzle wrapped for the puzzle exchange.  Check out Dollar Tree.  They usually have a good puzzle selection.

We will be going on a field trip to the Tellus Museum in January.  A permission form came home this week.  Please try to send in the money for the field trip this week if possible.

Here is our homework for this week:

8 Math Review Q2 (Data & Graphs – Picture Graphs)-1h1wtjq

8 Reading Q2 F(Characters)-2aszbzz

Week of Nov. 26

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Pie Day, either with a pie, plates, spoons, tablecloths, or volunteering!  Everyone had a great time.  I hope you enjoyed the week off last week.  Here is what we will be working on this week:

Reading/Writing – We are continuing to read informational text and answer questions about the text.  We will begin researching major rivers and mountains in the United States this week.  Students will then write about the river or mountain they researched.

Math – We are learning about how to read data on a chart, specifically input and output data.

Social Studies – We are learning about the major rivers and mountains in the United States.  Then we will begin our Native Americans unit.

Here is the spelling list and homework for this week.

3rd spelling 13-2h6bmde

6 Math Review Q2 (Area of a Rec word problems)-2nzhvxa

6 Reading Q2 NF(Cause and Effect)-s1uo4j

Week of Nov. 12

Who’s excited about Pie Day on Friday?  I know the kids are excited!  If you are sending in a pie and you are volunteering to help serve pie, please bring it when you come to the room.  Otherwise, please send your pie in the morning.

Here is what we are working on this week:

Reading/Writing – We are continuing to gain information from nonfiction text features when we read.  In writing students are writing about a topic they are an expert on.

Math – We are continuing to use the distributive property to solve multiplication problems.  We also be multiplying by multiples of ten.

Science – We are finishing up our unit on fossils this week.

3rd spelling 11-20ag4z6

5 Math Review Q2 (Area of a Rectangle cont.)-y70d3y

5 Reading Q2 NF(Technical Text-Sequence)-29jifkv

Week of Nov. 5

Just a reminder that there is no school for students on Tuesday.  Students are still expected to complete their Tuesday homework. An email went out today about Pie Day.  We will have Pie Day next Friday.  We will be learning about the history of pie and how to make a pie.  Then at 12:15 we will sample different pies and evaluate them.  If you are able to help with Pie Day, please email me.  The more the merrier!  Here is what we will be working on this week.

Reading/Writing – We are beginning to read nonfiction books and discuss nonfiction text features.  We are also writing informational pieces.

Math – We are continuing to learn about the different properties of multiplication.  This week we are learning about the associative property (multiplying 3 numbers) and the distributive property (breaking down bigger numbers when multiplying).

Science – We are beginning to learn about fossils.

We do not have any spelling words this week.  Here is the homework for the week.

4 Math Review Q2 (Area of a Rectangle)-22e9m2n

4 Reading Q2 NF(Time Order)-23w4rh7

Week of Oct. 29

Thank you to everyone who participated in Red Ribbon Week!  Our class had so much participation all week.  We ended the week with our Brag Tag Celebration.  Congrats to Madison, Tasha, Talia, Talya, Sophia, Riya, Oliver, David, and Easton for earning the celebration by having 45+ Brag Tags for the first 9 weeks.

This week the Book Fair is here!  We previewed the Book Fair on Friday.  Students were able to see all of the great books available.  The Book Fair will stay open until 5 pm on Thursday.

Here is what we are working on this week:

Reading/Writing – We are continuing to determine the main idea when we read.  In writing we working on our writing about how to make applesauce.  Students who finish their final drafts this week will get to make an apple craftivity on Friday.  🙂

Math – We are starting to learn the different properties of multiplication – Zero Property, Identity Property, and Commutative Property.  Understanding the different properties helps us to understand how to solve different multiplication strategies.

Social Studies – We are learning about the different productive resources needed to make a product.  This week we are learning about natural and human resources.

Here are the spelling words and homework for the week.

3rd spelling 10-1h84jf5

3 Math Review Q2 (Multi Step Problems cont.) (1)-sm94ev

3 Reading Q2 F(Point of View)-14nfp2q

Week of Oct. 22

Thank you to everyone who came out for conferences last week.  It was great meeting with each of you.  Remember to send in an apple tomorrow.  We will be making applesauce.  This week is Red Ribbon Week.  Here is what we are wearing each day:

Tuesday – Tie dye shirt and start bringing in canned goods for the Canned Food Drive

Wednesday – Favorite team shirt

Thursday – Favorite or crazy hat

Friday – Pitner shirt (class shirt counts for this one)

Here is what we are working on this week:

Reading/ELA – We are continuing to determine the main idea in text.  In writing, we are beginning to write to inform.  We will be making applesauce.  Then we will write the steps to make it.  In grammar we are working on verbs and homophones.

Math – We are learning how to find the area and perimeter of a shape.

Science – We are continuing to learn about weathering and erosion.  We will take a test on Friday.  A study guide came home today.

Here is the homework for the week.

3rd spelling 9-w9ez1g

2 Math Review Q2 (Multi Step Problems)-21ll62o

2 Reading Q2 NF(Point of View)-251mvk4

Week of Oct. 8

I hope everyone had a great time at the Fall Festival this weekend.  It was wonderful seeing so many families on Saturday.  PTA really did a great job this year!  Just a reminder that this Thursday is an Early Release Day.  School will dismiss at 12:30 on Thursday.  Here is what we are working on this week.

Reading/ELA/Writing – We are working on retelling fables this week.  We will also figure out the moral or lesson for each fable.  In grammar/spelling we will be learning about homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled different and have different meanings).  In writing we will be writing a new ending to a story that we read.

Math – We are continuing to work on division this week.

Science – We are beginning our Weathering and Erosion unit.

Here are the spelling words and homework for this week.

3rd spelling 8-2c1lk02

8 Math Review Q1 (Finding the Unknown)-2d1fulr

8 Reading Q1 F(Poetry)-28iheuw