Curriculum Corner

HOMEWORK SCHEDULE:

Monday: Weekly ELA, Weekly Math, & Multiplication Study Guide 

Tuesday: Weekly ELA, Weekly Math, & Multiplication Study Guide

Wednesday: Weekly ELA & Weekly Math

Thursday: Weekly ELA, Weekly Math, & Multiplication Study Guide

Friday: Multiplication Study Guide & Prefix/Suffix Words

ELA: We have a good start on our ELA standards for the third nine weeks. We are using a mentor text, Peter Pan, to ask and answer questions using text evidence, discuss character traits and motivation, use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words, and write routinely. In writing workshop, we are going to be learning how to write an opinion piece effectively. Grammar will focus on a quick review of adjectives and adverbs as well as an introduction to comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs. In addition to our standards, our grade level will also be working on test prep skills such as close reading and writing constructed and extended responses on a weekly basis. Our goal is for our students to feel prepared and at ease when the Milestones come around in April. Please continue to enforce nightly reading for there is a direct correlation between regular practice and success with standardized testing. As always, thank you for your continued support!

Math: This week we are learning how multiplication and division are related. We are reviewing multiplication/division fact families on Tuesday and the rest of the week will be spent on unknown numbers in multiplication/division number sentences. (Example: __ x 5= 20, etc.)

YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcMJ1pN36r4 

Social Studies: This week we will begin a 3 week unit about the 13 colonies. Students will start learning the key reasons why the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies were founded (religious freedom and profit). Students will also compare and contrast colonial life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies (education, economy, and religion). In addition, students will describe colonial life in America from the perspectives of various people: large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, children, indentured servants, slaves, and American Indians.

YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do4Ryapg3eU

Calling All Scientists

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The Science Fair is coming! The Science Fair is coming!

Frey’s Science Fair will be held on January 25th! We hope to have several representatives from Team B showcasing their science skills this year! Projects are due TOMORROW (Jan. 22nd). For more information, click here!

Good luck!!

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Congratulations to our AIM HIGH Leaders of the Month

Mrs. Barnhart’s Class Leaders:

Ashlee Chassner and Spencer Jones

Mrs. Massey’s Class Leaders:

Piper Neese and Samuel McGrew

Thank you for AIMing HIGH with attitude, ideas, management, helpfulness, influence, gratitude, and hope! We appreciate your growth mindset and leadership skills in our classrooms each day!

Quarter 3 Math Resources

Dear Parents,

This nine weeks your child will learn how to find the perimeter of a polygon, tell time to the minute, review 2-step word problems, and complete an entire unit on the understanding of fractions. Attached is an informational parent letter that will help you better understand what your child is learning this nine weeks in math.

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Thank you!

Melissa Barnhart

Monday Market Day and Holiday Madness

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Dear Families,

We are so excited about Monday’s Festivities! Thank you to our room moms and parents for planning and organizing our class parties! We look forward to celebrating with all of our students and families.

We can hardly wait to see the creative Market Day items that students will be selling tomorrow morning as well! We will be setting up for Market Day in the morning and hope to ready to buy and sell by 8:10.

Our schedule for tomorrow is as follows:

8:15-9:20  Market Day

9:20-9:25  Clean Up from Market Day

9:25-10:10  Specials/Set Up for Class Parties

10:30-12:00  Class Holiday Party

12:00-12:10  Clean Up from Class Party

12:10-12:45  Lunch (Massey 12:14 and Barnhart 12:17)

12:45-1:05  Recess

1:05-2:05  Movie Treat

**Please note that students are counted present if they are checked out after 11:05. We will have sign out sheets available in our classrooms for your convenience.**

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Tuesday and Wednesday are Early Release Days. We will have an altered specials and lunch time during these two days. We will be dismissing around 12:30.

Curriculum Corner

HOMEWORK SCHEDULE:

Monday: Weekly Math, Multiplication Study Guide, 

Tuesday: Weekly Math, Multiplication Study Guide, The End of Dinosaurs

Wednesday: Weekly Math, The End of Dinosaurs

Thursday: Weekly Math, The End of Dinosaurs

Friday: Multiplication Study Guide & The End of Dinosaurs

3rd Grade Performance

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Please don’t forget our annual 3rd grade performance on Tuesday evening! The students have a great show planned! Thank you to our wonderful music teacher, Mrs. Davis, for all of her hard work and dedication! We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Congratulations to our AIM HIGH Leaders of the Month

Mrs. Barnhart’s Class Leaders:

Kendra Herrier & Michael Blocker

Mrs. Massey’s Class Leaders:

Annabelle Anderson & Isaac Hodge

Thank you for AIMing HIGH with attitude, ideas, management, helpfulness, influence, gratitude, and hope! We appreciate your growth mindset and leadership skills in our classrooms each day!

Curriculum Corner

HOMEWORK SCHEDULE:

Monday: Weekly Math, Multiplication Study Guide, 

Tuesday: Weekly Math, Multiplication Study Guide, Fantastic Fossils

Wednesday: Weekly Math, Fantastic Fossils

Thursday: Weekly Math, Fantastic Fossils

Friday: Multiplication Study Guide & Fantastic Fossils

ELA: This week we will continue reading Stone Fox as our novel study. We will continue to research and discover fascinating information about Arctic tundra including environmental issues and resources as well as animals. The students will be researching Arctic animals next week. I also have some PBL mini projects planned for the week of December 11, so stay tuned!

MATH: This week we will continue to learn about division and the different strategies students can use to divide. First, we will review how to partition a total into equal groups. Next, we will explore how arrays can help us divide and how they are related to equal groups. Finally, we will end the week by learning about repeated subtraction and its relationship to division. REMINDER: Students have a timed test on Wednesday. Don’t forget to study the multiplication study guide that was sent home the Friday before break. The study guides are posted at the top of the blog if your child misplaced his or hers. 

Repeated Subtraction Tutorial: https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/5706/

SCIENCE: In science, students will learn about weathering, erosion, and deposition. Students will make observations of the local environment and construct an explanation of how water and/or
wind have made changes to soil and/or rocks over time. (Examples could include ripples in dirt on a playground and a hole formed under gutters.)

Weathering Erosion Deposition Chant (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFU6jh3R1vg

Tower of Books Challenge

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Dear Families,

We have been researching and developing ideas about growth mindset. One fact we learned is that people with a growth mindset look at challenges as a chance to grow their brain and get smarter. Your kiddos have been challenged to participate in the Tower of Books Challenge (thank you Mrs. Musial for the resource). Participation is optional; however, I would really love for each student to branch out and read different genres and categories of texts. The students have been given a folder that will be kept in their binders. The directions, categories, and a genre resource can be found on the folder. The students will not write anything on the folder. Miss Bennett, Mrs. Cassese, and I will be checking the boxes and giving students the books to glue to their towers. The students must read a whole book to qualify as a challenge book. They will be completing a book evaluation and responding to questions to work on our speaking and listening standards as well as our writing with text evidence standard prior to receiving their colored book strip. I hope this challenge leads to a love of reading for both the students and their families! Happy Reading!