Week of September 17th

Important Dates:

September 17-21: IOWA testing including make up days

Fall Break: September 24-27

Reflection Entries: October 2nd

Reflection Celebration: Oct 9th

Early Release: Oct 11th

Conference Week/Early Release: Oct 15-19

 

Academic Update:

Math: We still continue with the three main areas focusing on consistently and independently:

MSGE3.OA.1 & 2 Concepts of multiplication and division-interprets products as total in group or partitioned equally into groups by picture and drawing

MGSE3.NBT.2 Numbers and operations in base ten – add/subtract using various strategies such as base ten, place value and/or algorithms

MGSE3.OA.8 Represent and solve word problems– two step using addition and subtraction

Reading:

ELAGSE3RL1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

ELAGSE3RL2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

ELAGSE3RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

ELAGSE3RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

ELAGSE3RI1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

ELAGSE3RI2: Determine the main idea of a text: recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

English:

Reviewing nouns, verbs and adjectives

Science:

S3E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the physical attributes of rocks and soils.

Plan and carry out investigations to describe properties (color, texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support growth of plants) of soils and soil types (sand, clay, loam). Test will be on Friday, September 21, 2018. Study guide was sent home last week.

Health

Comprehends concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention by comparing and contrasting the relationship among food, energy and health.

If you read this blog post, please draw a green apple in your child’s agenda before Wednesday. House points will be awarded! We do not want you to miss out on our curriculum updates and important news. Thank you. (We saw one red apple last week…oh no).  Mrs. Nikin has made plans to be out of town (Friday) to attend a funeral and to close up her childhood home (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday).  Yes…two different destinations within one week. Your children will be left in good hand and superior plans have been left as well. If you have any questions, please direct them to Mrs. Musial or Mrs. Willis.

 

Week of September 4th

Important Dates:

September 3rd: NO SCHOOL due to the Labor Day holiday.

September 4th: Progress reports will be sent home

September 5-7: CogAT Testing

September 13-14 & 17-21: IOWA testing

September 24-28: Fall Break

Math:

We continue with unit one – Numbers & Operations in Base Ten. MGSE3.NBT.2 which will have us busy adding and subtracting within 1,000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction. Also MGSE3.OA.8 will help us practice two step word problems using addition and subtraction within 1,000. Log-ins for Prodigy and Freckle will be given out next week so that math IPAD stations and computer stations can be added to our math rotations.

Reading:

ELAGSE3RL1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

ELAGSE3RL2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

ELAGSE3RL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

ELAGSE3RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

ELAGSE3RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

ELAGSE3RI1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

ELAGSE3RI2: Determine the main idea of a text: recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

English:

Reviewing nouns, verbs and adjectives

Science:

S3E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the physical attributes of rocks and soils.

b. Plan and carry out investigations to describe properties (color, texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support growth of plants) of soils and soil types (sand, clay, loam).

 

NEW BLOG

Please visit our new blog for the 2018-2019 school year at http://www.cobblearning.net/trio/ This will provide you with the current school year information for Mrs. Musial, Mrs. Nikin, and Mrs. Willis’ third grade classes.

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe it is our last week of school. The year has flown by! This week will be a short week. Monday is a regular day, but Tuesday and Wednesday are Early Release days. We will be eating in the classroom for the last three days.  Students are not allowed to bring backpacks or lunch bags on the last day of school.

Thank you for allowing us to work with your children this year. We have appreciated all of your support and wish you the best of luck in fourth grade.

Mrs. Nikin and Mrs Willis

Pay close attention to the MAY calendar of events!

Mark your calendar…Third Grade Field Day & Awards will be held on TUESDAY, May 15th. The students will be participating in many fun and challenging activities. We will begin our activities at 9 am on the field behind the gym. Please dress your child in comfortable clothes. Students should wear their HOUSE SHIRTS/COLORS. Please wear tennis shoes. Remember to apply sunscreen in the morning and send your child to school with a labeled water bottle. Come out and support our class as we enjoy all the stations.  Following the field day events, we will gather as a team to have lunch, present student awards and enjoy ice cream sundaes*. We hope you all can join us!

*Donations will be needed for the ice cream sundae social. Please check your child’s binder for a parent donation letter coming home this week or email from your child’s homeroom teacher.

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4/26     STEM Lab (wear STEM, Frey, or House shirt on Thursday)

4/27     Earth Day Rotation & Movie (students only event), Progress Reports, & “Under the Sea” school dance

5/2       Tug of War during Specials (students only event)

5/4       STEM Lab (wear STEM, Frey, or House shirt on Thursday)

5/8       Volunteer Brunch

5/11      Variety Show at 6pm

5/14      AAA Olympics–Academic & STEM, Yearbooks, & Sack Lunches (students only event)

5/15      AAA Olympics–Field Day 9-11:30, Sack Lunches, Ice Cream Social and Class Awards at 12:00 (all parents welcome for any and all events)

*Please note we will be sending home a May calendar on April 30th with ALL events and descriptions of events for the remainder of the year.*

 

Biblionasium

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We are excited to begin using a new online book log, Biblionasium. This log is similar to the website, Good Reads that adults use to record the books they have read and get recommendations from others. Biblionasium will be home to Frey’s Summer Reading Challenge that will begin in mid-May. Until then, I’d like to have students log into Biblionasium at home to log reading minutes and become more familiar with the website.

Our challenge for this week, will be to log 25 minutes using Biblionasium by Friday, April 27. Students are familiar with how to log into the site, add a book to their bookshelf, and log their reading minutes. This can be done each evening at home or once during the week.

There are several ways to access Biblionasium from home. Students can access the Frey website, then the Cobb Digital Library to enter or you can go directly to https://www.biblionasium.com. Students should click at the top right to login with Destiny. They will select Georgia, then Frey Elementary from the drop down boxes. The page will reload and they should login with their student number/lunch number and school computer password (4 numbers).

Students may also add books they plan to read in the future or change their avatar. Everyone loves to select their avatar! Just remember, this website does not have books to read online.

I’m excited to see what everyone is reading and hope you enjoy using Biblionasium!

Happy Reading!