Curriculum Corner

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Dear Families,

Conference Week: This week is Conference Week, and students will be dismissed two hours early to allow teachers to meet with parents. Specials will be from 8:00-8:30 and lunch will be 10:18-10:43 (Massey) and 10:20-10:45 (Barnhart). The Sign Up Genius is now closed; however, you may still access it here to double check your date and time. Please be sure that your child knows his or her afternoon transportation and submit all transportation changes in writing to us or via fax to the office. Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to sharing with you all! Thank you in advance for your time! We appreciate it!

Reading: Students will take the Quarter 1 Post-Test ELA Touchstone on Monday and the Quarter 2 Pre-Test ELA Touchstone on Tuesday. These are quarterly benchmark assessments which allow us to measure student growth as well as tailor instruction to meet the learning needs of students. We will also go to the Learning Common’s this week for book checkout. Massey’s homeroom will go on Tuesday and Barnhart’s homeroom will go on Wednesday. Please bring your library books those days. The Book Fair is also this week. Encourage your children to purchase a book before they purchase any “extras.” We will not go to the Book Fair as a class. Students will go during homeroom (7:15-7:50 AM). Please arrive early the day you wish for them to shop. The Book Fair will also be open after school if you would like to take them yourself. Please check the homework post below for information regarding Moby Max homework for the week. Thank you!

Writing: Students are sharing their personal narratives this week!

Grammar: Students will learn about verbs this week. They will explain the function of verbs and learn how to identify action verbs in sentences. Students will also receive a new Word Breakdown chart this week. The focus of this week’s word study is the suffix -ness. Students will need to spell the words as well as fill in the chart independently. This is the same format as before. Students will have a quiz over the chart on 10/24.

MATH: We will be taking our Quarter 1 Touchstone post test this week as well as our Quarter 2 pretest. These assessments are used to guide our instruction, prioritize standards, manage our time, and differentiate instruction. We will also work with arrays and continue to practice showing multiplication in fact form, as repeated addition, groups of, visual models, and related division facts. Multiplication will be the focus for this quarter and fact fluency timed tests will begin after conference week. Look for a letter in the NOTES section on Thursday explaining the fact fluency system we use. The kids enjoy it, and it is motivating and low stress!

MGSE3.OA1 & 2: interpret multiplication and division as equal groups

LearnZillion Understanding Concepts of Multiplication

Khan Academy Basic Multiplication

SCIENCE: This week we will revisit rocks and soil as we discuss Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition. Mrs. Melton, our STEM lab teacher, has already been conducting experiments with the students to enrich their knowledge of these concepts.

S3E1c: Investigates the attributes of rocks and soils (constructs an explanation of how water and/or wind have made changes to soil and/or rocks over time).

Crash Course on Weathering and Erosion Video

Billy Blue Hair–What is Erosion?

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Homework for Week of Oct. 15th

Monday Math

Read and log pages read for 2nd 9 weeks Biblionasium challenge.

ELA: “Messages, Lessons, and Morals” and “Prefixes, Suffixes, and Base Words” Moby Max assignments due 10/17  Moby Max Link: https://www.mobymax.com/signin

Tuesday Math

Read and log pages read for 2nd 9 weeks Biblionasium challenge.

ELA: “Messages, Lessons, and Morals” and “Prefixes, Suffixes, and Base Words” Moby Max assignments due 10/17  Moby Max Link: https://www.mobymax.com/signin

Wednesday Math

ELA: Moby Max “Asking Questions While You Read” and “Use Familiar Prefixes and Suffixes in Context” assignments due 10/24.

Spelling/Vocabulary: Word Breakdown suffix -ness. Study spelling words and filling in the chart. Quiz on 10/24.

Thursday Math

ELA: Moby Max “Asking Questions While You Read” and “Use Familiar Prefixes and Suffixes in Context” assignments due 10/24.

Spelling/Vocabulary: Word Breakdown suffix -ness. Study spelling words and filling in the chart. Quiz on 10/24.

ELA: Moby Max “Asking Questions While You Read” and “Use Familiar Prefixes and Suffixes in Context” assignments due 10/24.

Spelling/Vocabulary: Word Breakdown suffix -ness. Study spelling words and filling in the chart. Quiz on 10/24.

Have a great weekend!

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Annual Frey-Day on a Saturday

Hello Frey families,

It’s time to plan to be a part of our 5th Annual “Frey-Day On A Saturday” on October 27th from 9am until noon!

This is a great opportunity to show your students what it means to contribute to their community.

Here at Frey we have a beautiful 80-acre campus that is always open to the public.  In addition to our immediate surrounding campus that includes the full-sized track and field along with three playscapes and beautiful landscaping, we also have over 2.5 miles of nature trails with 12 outdoor classroom settings.  This takes some work to maintain, and many hands make light work.  Last year we had literally hundreds of volunteers with equipment, trucks, and tractors show up.  We are hopeful for that same type of response to get our campus looking great for Fall Festival on November 2nd.  Please plan to spare a couple of hours to come out with the family and contribute.  Please click on the link below to sign up and share resources!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLZbLX_iUHnRIvBpm4mcNJthUODQ0WVVLQjNFVjJJN0VFQ1dCQTdRNDAwVy4u

(Don’t worry…You could come help out and still be home in plenty of time for the big college football games!)

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Homework for Week of October 8th

Math: Monday Word Problem

ELA: Read and Log Minutes for Biblionasium

Moby Max “Characters and Events”  and “Multisyllable” words online assignments.  Both assignments due 10/10. These assignments are pre-assigned by the teacher and can be located under the “Assignments” tab. Log in information was sent home prior to the break. Their username is their student ID # and the Password is 1234

Moby Max Link: https://www.mobymax.com/signin

Math: Tuesday Word Problem

ELA: Read and Log Minutes for Biblionasium

Moby Max “Characters and Events”  and “Multisyllable” words online assignments.  Both assignments due 10/10. These assignments are pre-assigned by the teacher and can be located under the “Assignments” tab. Log in information was sent home prior to the break. Their username is their student ID # and the Password is 1234

Moby Max Link: https://www.mobymax.com/signin

Math: Wednesday Word Problem

ELA: “Messages, Lessons, and Morals” and “Prefixes, Suffixes, and Base Words” Moby Max assignments due 10/17  Moby Max Link: https://www.mobymax.com/signin

Math: Thursday Word Problem

ELA: “Messages, Lessons, and Morals” and “Prefixes, Suffixes, and Base Words” Moby Max assignments due 10/17 Moby Max Link: https://www.mobymax.com/signin

Math: None

ELA: “Messages, Lessons, and Morals” and “Prefixes, Suffixes, and Base Words” Moby Max assignments due 10/17 Moby Max Link: https://www.mobymax.com/signin

 

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Curriculum Corner

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Dear Families,

Early Release: Thursday is an Early Release Day! Students will be dismissed two hours early to allow teachers time to complete report cards and prepare for conference week. Specials will be from 8:00-8:30 and lunch will be 10:18-10:43 (Massey) and 10:20-10:45 (Barnhart).

Fall Conferences: The SignUp Genius will close on October 10th to allow us time to prepare.. We look forward to sharing your child’s successes with you! Thank you in advance for your support!

Sign Up Genius Link

Reading: We will be finishing up end of the quarter assessments, building stamina, logging our final minutes in Biblionasium for the Quarter 1 Challenge, and celebrating Literacy Day (October 11) this week.

Writing: Students are polishing up their personal narratives and publishing their pieces this week.

Grammar: No new spelling words this week.

MATH: Homework will continue to practice two step word problems while we move on to building concepts of multiplication and division. Students will be using manipulatives to create equal groups as well as divide a total amount of objects into equal groups. These concepts are the building blocks for our Quarter 2 multiplication standards.

MGSE3.OA1 & 2: interpret multiplication and division as equal groups

LearnZillion Understanding Concepts of Multiplication

Khan Academy Basic Multiplication

HEALTH: This week we will compare and contrast the relationship between food, energy, & health using literature, conducting experiments with sugar and starch, and emphasizing the importance of exercise and food choices to fuel our minds and bodies.

MyPlate Videos

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Government Fortune Tellers

Our Government Test is on Monday; however, students will be able to use their journals as a resource. Since the kiddos are able to use journals, there will not be an R & R opportunity. I sent home three Government Fortune Tellers as an engaging way to review the material we are covering in class. I have included a video to demonstrate how to make the fortune tellers. Happy reviewing!

 

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Fastt Math

Whew! I think we finally figured out the Fastt Math mystery! Click on the link below to access the Fastt Math. You will first be taken to the HMH Central Login page. Your child’s student ID (aka lunch number) is both his or her username and password. Once logged in, your child will click on the Fastt Math icon to be taken to the Fastt Math program. Students must complete the Fastt Math practice activity before to being able to play a game such as the Stretch game that appears on the Parent Letter. Thank you so much for your patience!

Fastt Math

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Curriculum Corner

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Dear Families,

Welcome Back! We hope you all enjoyed your Fall Break with your family and friends! It’s hard to believe it is October already! We have a busy month ahead, so please be sure to read the blog to stay up-to-date on all of the events and happenings for our classroom and school!

Fall Conferences: It’s time to sign up for Fall Conferences which will take place October 15-19. Please click on the link below to access our Conference SignUp Genius. Please remember to allow transition time if you have more than one child’s conference to attend as staying on schedule out of respect for our families is always our goal. The SignUp Genius will close on October 10th to allow us time to prepare. If a phone conference is more convenient, please sign up for a time and indicate phone conference preference in the Comments section. Please understand that we make every effort to accommodate work schedules; however, we also have child care and family obligations to consider and work around as well. We value your time and will be mindful of promptness and efficiency. We look forward to sharing your child’s successes with you! Thank you in advance for your support!

Sign Up Genius Link

Reading: We will continue our study of the book Stellaluna this week. Students will write about the major events from the beginning, middle, and end of the story and  describe how Stellaluna responded to the event. Students will also continue to study vocabulary from the story and answer questions about the book. In addition, students will learn the difference between literal and non-literal language by looking at different statements and determining if they have a literal or non-literal meaning.

Stellaluna Read Aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLRIvyWUzxs

Writing: Students are polishing up their personal narratives by finding places in their writing where they are “telling” and revising them so that they are “showing” the reader descriptive details that create a picture in the reader’s mind. They will also work on editing their beginnings and ends so that they have a strong lead to catch the reader’s attention as well as a “satisfying ending” that conveys the lesson they learned.

Grammar: Students will continue learning about pronouns and also learn how to correctly capitalize words in a title.

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MATH: We are continuing with subtraction properties and word problems this week. We will also continue to use the CUBES strategy to effectively solve word problems with a written explanation. This week, students will solve both one step and two step word problems with addition and subtraction. Additionally, we will explore the relationship between addition and subtraction and how addition can be used to check the accuracy of subtraction.

MGSE3.NBT.2 Adds and subtracts within 1,000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Khan Academy Subtraction with Regrouping

Study Jams Properties of Addition

Study Jams Relate Addition & Subtraction

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will continue our study on the Three Branches of Government and the Three Levels of Government this week. Citizenship and types of democracy will also be discussed. A study guide for Government will go home on October 1st.

SS3CG1: Describe the elements of representative democracy/republic in the United States.

  1. Describe the three branches of national government: executive (president), legislative (Congress), and judicial (Supreme Court of the United States).
  2. Describe the three branches of state government: executive (governor), legislative (Georgia General Assembly), and judicial (Supreme Court of Georgia).
  3. State the main responsibility of each branch: executive (enforcing laws), legislative (making laws), judicial (determining if laws are fair).

SS3E2: Explain that governments provide certain types of goods and services in a market economy (schools, libraries, roads, police/fire protection, and military) and pay for these through taxes.

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