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

Week of Oct. 1

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fall Break.  I enjoyed hearing the students’ tales of their vacations and stay-cations.  This Saturday is Pitner’s Fall Festival.  It will run from 11-3pm.  A flier is coming home tomorrow about this.  I hope to see you there.  Here is what we are working on this week:

Reading/ELA/Writing – We are learning about poetry this week.  We will read different poems and determine their meaning.  We are also working on words with suffixes.  Students are continuing to write narratives this week.

Math – We are continuing to learn different multiplication strategies.

Social Studies – We are learning about the three branches of government – executive, legislative, and judicial – and their roles and responsibilities.

Here are the spelling words and homework for this week:

3rd spelling 6-2i4lh49

7 Math Review Q1 (Mult & Division Word Problems)-22u7w5z

7 Reading Q1 F(Literal_Nonlit Lang)-xclaxp

Week of Sept. 17

We are almost done with testing!!! Tomorrow is the last day of IOWA testing.  Please congratulate your child on all of their hard work.  They have had testing every week in the month of September.

Next week is Fall Break!  I know the kids are excited and ready for a break, especially after all of the testing we’ve been doing.

Here is what we are working on this week:

Reading – We are learning to use context clues to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words.  We are also working on prefixes.  In writing we are continuing to write narratives.

Math – We are learning different strategies for multiplication.  We are also continuing to work on two-step word problems.

Social Studies – We are beginning our economics unit.  We are learning about scarcity and opportunity cost this week.

Here are the spelling words and homework for the week.  Just a reminder students should be practicing their spelling words at home in some way.  They can write each word multiple times, say them aloud to a parent, write them in a sentence, etc.  They also need to be readin for 80+ minutes each week.

3rd spelling 5-1kf1ldn

6 Math Review Q1 (Mult & Division Strategies)-2o8rorw

6 Reading Q1 NF(Text Features)-2jfq35e

Week of Sept. 10

Thank you to everyone who ordered books through Scholastic Book Fairs!  All of the books are in and should have made it home by now.

I am looking for Mystery Readers for Halloween.  If you are interested in reading to the class that day, please email me.

Here is what we are working on this week:

Reading/ELA/Writing – We are wrapping up character traits and beginning to learn how to use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.  We are learning how to make nouns plural.  In writing we are writing narratives and learning how to edit our writing and our peer’s writing.

Math – We are continuing to work on two-step word problems.  We are also beginning to learn about multiplication.

Science – We are wrapping up our unit on soil this week.  We will also begin discussing economics in social studies.

Here are our spelling words and homework for this week.

3rd spelling 4-1z66b7u

5 Math Review Q1 (Multiplication Strategies)-1wi9qvj

5 Reading Q1 NF(Text Features)-1p1qqe4

Week of Sept. 4

I hope everyone had a restful long weekend! Due to a short week there will be no spelling words this week.

Testing begins tomorrow.  We will take the CogAT Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats breakfast.

Here is what we are working on this week:

Reading/ELA/Writing – In reading we are determining the character traits of different characters in a book. Students are working to provide evidence from the text to support how the character is showing that trait.  In grammar we are learning about abstract nouns – courage, friendship, kindness.  In writing we are learning how to edit our writing.

Math – We are continuing to solve 2 step word problems.

Science – We are wrapping up our soil unit this week.