8.18.2017

August 22nd

READING: Good reading habits, Fiction vs. Non-Fiction, Genre study, writing reading responses

MATH: Addition/Subtraction 

LANGUAGE: Plural Rules for adding -s and -es

VOCABULARY
1-fragile, defend, research, pledge, specific
2-assemble, grumble, calculate, elegant, precise
Quiz  Friday

SPELLING: The list for the entire year is in student take-home folders. Words will need to be spelled correctly WITHIN a sentence.  The sentence will need a capital letter beginning and ending punctuation to receive full credit. Words are: fly, gave, box, finally, wait - Test Friday

WRITING: Narratives - Writing with stamina, accomplishing goals

Homework: 
-Read nightly (write the title of the book on the calendar in take home folders)  
-Study for spelling test

Dates to Remember: 
Monday, August 21st - No School (Eclipse Day)
Monday, September 4th - No School (Labor Day)
Monday, September 18th - No School (Parent Conferences) 
October 9th - 13th - No School (Fall Break)

8.14.2017

August 14th

READING: Choosing "Just-Right" books, reading routines, Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

MATH: Addition facts review

LANGUAGE: Parts of Speech review

VOCABULARY: fragile, defend, research, pledge, specific (This weeks list and next week's list will come home in take-home folders.  We will have a quiz every two weeks over 10 words).  More info coming at back to school night.

SPELLING: The list for the entire year has been added to student take-home folders. The first five words will be tested Friday (done, English, road, half, ten).  Words will need to be spelled correctly WITHIN a sentence.  The sentence will need a capital letter beginning and ending punctuation to receive full credit.  More info coming at back to school night.

WRITING: Narratives- Finding ideas and building stamina

Homework: 
-Read nightly (write the title of the book on the calendar in take home folders)  More info coming at back to school night.
-Study for spelling test

Dates to Remember: 
August 17th - Back to School Night at 7:00
Monday, August 21st - No School (Eclipse Day)
Monday, September 4th - No School (Labor Day)
Monday, September 18th - No School (Parent Conferences) 
October 9th - 13th - No School (Fall Break)

8.02.2017

August 7th

Welcome to third grade! I'm so excited about this school year.  Each week I will post a little bit about our week, assignment/test dates, and dates to remember on this website.

This week we will be building our classroom community.  There will be no homework.

Reminders:
Please return the YELLOW parent homework you received at registration by Wednesday.
Send in writer's notebook decorations Thursday. (see take-home folder)
Send in Me Museum items on Friday. (see take-home folder)

Dates to Remember:
August 17th - Back to School Night at 7:00
Monday, August 21st - No School (Eclipse Day)
Monday, September 4th - No School (Labor Day)
Monday, September 18th - No School (Parent Conferences) 
October 9th - 13th - No School (Fall Break)


5.16.2017

May 16th


PLAY REHEARSALS ALL WEEK.
NO HOMEWORK OR QUIZZES.


Dates to Remember:     
May 19th - 3rd Grade Spelling Bee @ 7:30 in cafe (only 5 finalists)
May 24th - Students' Last Day/Class Play @ 9:30 in the library

5.08.2017

May 8th

Reading
-Students will read 20 minute nightly.  
-Students that have met their AR goal do not have to write about their reading.  Those that haven't met their goal will need to write about their nightly reading.

Vocabulary:   
Unit 4 - Week 1: moist, brittle, vendor, rectify, crave
Unit 4 - Week 2: chronic, spectator, veto, irritable, mimic

Unit 4 - Week 3: solitary, scent, dawn, dusk, linger
Unit 4 - Week 4: gaze, doze, contemplate, boundary, (Quiz Friday)

Word Study: Silent consonants: Unit 22
-10 list words to study
-3 No Excuse Words for writing. These words don't follow patterns, but are common in writing. Students will need to write these words in a sentence. 
-Students will also be given 10 additional words that follow the spelling pattern for the week.
-Test Friday

Dates to Remember:     

May 9th - Zoo Field Trip WEAR CLASS SHIRTSMay 12th - Field Day WEAR CLASS SHIRTS
May 24th - Students' Last Day/Class Play

4.28.2017

May 1st

Reading:
-Students will read 20 minute nightly.  
-Students that have met their AR goal do not have to write about their reading.  Those that haven't met their goal will need to write about their nightly reading.

Vocabulary:   
Unit 4 - Week 1: moist, brittle, vendor, rectify, crave
Unit 4 - Week 2: chronic, spectator, veto, irritable, mimic

Unit 4 - Week 3: solitary, scent, dawn, dusk, linger

Word Study: Diphthongs: Unit 21
-10 list words to study
-3 No Excuse Words for writing. These words don't follow patterns, but are common in writing. Students will need to write these words in a sentence.  
-Students will also be given 10 additional words that follow the spelling pattern for the week.
-Test Friday 

Math:
Multiplication, Division, Fractions

Language/Writing:
-For grammar (Mentor Sentence) we are focusing on simple, compound, complex sentences and figurative language.
-Students will have a Mentor Sentence quiz Friday.    

Social Studies: No quiz

Dates to Remember:     

May 9th - Zoo Field Trip
May 12th - Field Day
May 24th - Students' Last Day/Class Play

4.18.2017

April 17th

TCAP TESTING, REVIEW, and PHYSICAL SCIENCE

NO SPELLING, MATH, or READING REFLECTION AT HOME (Just READ!)

Get plenty of rest and eat breakfast!



Dates to Remember:    
April 18th, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 - TCAP
April 17-21 - Book Fair in the library
April 21st - Family Movie Night @ 5:30

May 9th - Zoo Field Trip
May 12th - Field Day
May 24th - Student's Last Day/Class Play

4.10.2017

April 10th

Reading: Close Reading/Testing Genre - Review
-Students will read 20 minute nightly.  They will NOT turn in the summary each morning this week. 

Vocabulary:   
Unit 4 - Week 1: moist, brittle, vendor, rectify, crave
Unit 4 - Week 2: chronic, spectator, veto, irritable, mimic Quiz Friday


Word Study: NONE THIS WEEK
-10 list words to study
-3 No Excuse Words for writing. These words don't follow patterns, but are common in writing. Students will need to write these words in a sentence.  
-Students will also be given 10 additional words that follow the spelling pattern for the week.
-NO Test Friday 

MathUnit 7 and test prep

- Math practice for homework (M-W)
- Each page is labeled with the date to be completed  
 

Writing: Narrative
-We will be writing narratives this week.
-For grammar (Mentor Sentence) we are focusing on simple, compound, complex sentences and prepositional phrases.
-Students will have a Mentor Sentence quiz Friday.    

Social Studies: Review/No quiz

Dates to Remember:     

April 14th - No School
April 18th, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 - TCAP
April 17-21 - Book Fair in the library
April 21st - Family Movie Night @ 5:30

May 9th - Zoo Field Trip
May 24th - Student's Last Day/Class Play

4.03.2017

April 3rd

Reading: Close Reading/Testing Genre - Review
-Students will read 20 minute nightly.  They will NOT turn in the summary each morning this week. 

Vocabulary:     
Unit 4 - Week 1: moist, brittle, vendor, rectify, crave


Word Study: Unit 20 (Diphthongs: ou,ow) 
-10 list words to study
-3 No Excuse Words for writing. These words don't follow patterns, but are common in writing. Students will need to write these words in a sentence.  
-Students will also be given 10 additional words that follow the spelling pattern for the week.
-Test Friday 

MathUnit 7 and test prep

- One page of math practice per night for homework (M-TH)
- Each page is labeled with the date to be completed  
Writing: Writing Informational Essays
-We will be writing informational essays and using topic sentences and details 

-For grammar (Mentor Sentence) we are focusing on simple, compound, complex sentences 
-Students will have a Mentor Sentence quiz Friday.    

Social Studies: No quiz

Dates to Remember:     

April 14th - No School 
April 7th: Class shirt Money due
April 18th - TCAP testing begins
May 9th - Zoo Field Trip
May 24th - Student's Last Day/Class Play

3.29.2017

March 27th

Reading: Paired Texts (Story Elements - character, setting, plot, theme)
-Students will complete a quick summary of their 20 minute nightly reading homework.  They will turn in the summary each morning.  It will be returned to them each afternoon.


Vocabulary:     
Unit 3 - Week 1: ripe, embrace, irate, legible, seek
Unit 3 - Week 2: occupation, frenzy, sturdy, saturate, anonymous 
Unit 3 - Week 3: transparent, ripple, pleaded, beckon, device
Unit 3 - Week 4: pounce, scarce, briskly, edible, tolerate 
Unit 3 - Week 5: drowsy, mend, unite, accurate, massive 
Unit 3 - Week 6: maximum, minimum, decade, century, bellow
Unit 3 - Week 7: prank, decline, pivot, gnaw, continuous

Unit 3 - Week 8: wound, sluggish, exterior, interior, generate Quiz Friday 


Word Study: Unit 19 (words ending in -le)
-10 list words to study
-3 No Excuse Words for writing. These words don't follow patterns, but are common in writing. Students will need to write these words in a sentence. 
-Students will also be given 10 additional words that follow the spelling pattern for the week.
-Test Friday


Math: Unit 7: multiplying larger numbers
 

Writing: Writing Informational Essays
-We will be writing informational essays and using topic sentences and details

-For grammar (Mentor Sentence) we are focusing on figurative language (metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification)
-Students will have a Mentor Sentence quiz Friday.   


Social Studies: Europe (landforms and waterways)
- They will have a quiz Friday.


Study Island Lunch Club: Students that complete 5 ribbons at home this week and return the lunch ticket will be able to eat lunch in the classroom Friday.



Dates to Remember:    
April 14th - No School
April 18th - TCAP testing begins
May 24th - Student's Last Day