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

3.13.2017

March 13th

Reading: Informational Paired Texts (Main Idea and Author's Purpose)
-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

 


Word Study: Unit 18 (soft c & g)
-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 Opinion/Persuasive
-We will continue writing our opinion speeches 

-For grammar (Mentor Sentence) we are focusing on compound predicates
-Students will have a Mentor Sentence quiz Friday.   


Social Studies: Europe
- 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:    


March 16th - Spring and Class Pictures (prepay only)
March 17th - Mother's Day cake ordering deadline
March 17th - End of 3rd 9 weeks
March 20th - 24th - Spring Break

3.07.2017

March 6th

Reading: Informational Paired Texts (Main Idea and Cause/Effect)
-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 (Quiz Friday)

 


Word Study: Unit 17 (ir, er, ur -r controlled)
-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 6: Perimeter, Area, Unit Fractions
- Study Guide coming home on Thursday. 3/9.  Unit 6 test on Monday, 3/13.

Writing: Writing Opinion/Persuasive
-We will continue writing our opinion speeches 

-For grammar (Mentor Sentence) we are focusing on your/you're.
-Students will have a Mentor Sentence quiz Friday.   


Social Studies: Where in the World?/Continents and Oceans review
- 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:    

Marth 17th - End of 3rd 9 weeks
March 20th - 24th - Spring Break

2.27.2017

February 27th

Reading: Biographies (Main Idea and Cause/Effect)
-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 
 


Word Study: Unit 16 (Contractions)
-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 6: Quadrilaterals, Perimeter, Area


Writing: Writing Opinion/Persuasive
-We will continue writing our opinion speeches
-For grammar (Mentor Sentence) we are focusing on adjectives.
-Students will have a Mentor Sentence quiz Friday.   





Social Studies: South America  
- Major countries and important landforms
- 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:    
Marth 17th - End of 3rd 9 weeks
March 20th - 24th - Spring Break