Welcome to 3rd Grade! Yes...WE WILL BE ROCKIN' IT this year!

Red "Rockin H Ranch" sign
  • On my school website, I will give you a brief overview of academic focus for the upcoming month. Please check for updated class and school wide information sent home in your child's Wednesday Folder and Monday Homework Folder.

    *Homework is posted weekly on this website! Look to the bottom of this site for assignments 

    NOVEMBER at a glance:
     
    READING:  We will continue to explore our WONDERS ELA program while also utilizing Scholastic News publications, which provides informational text reading that provokes thought and  inquiry. Homework chapter book will be SQUANTO, a Thanksgiving Story.

    WRITING: We continue to make progress with continued practice of the mechanics of writing by utilizing daily editing, response to literature, and writing assignments. First district Writing Prompt...Writing a FABLE. 

    MATH: Week of 11/5 - DIVISION! 
    Don't forget ~ Weekly multiplication timed tests are on Thursday mornings, so STUDY WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (as well as all other nights also!)

    SOCIAL STUDIES: We just completed LANDFORMS, BODIES OF WATER and CALIFORNIA REGIONS...on to Science! GOVERNMENT STUDIES begin after Thanksgiving Break

    SCIENCE: Our unit of study is: ANIMAL NEEDS-THEIR ENVIRONMENTS AND ADAPTATIONS. We will be doing a research project on OWLS in class. So many interesting fun-facts to learn about these amazing creatures!

    P.E.: In the second semester, we will have a PE specialist teaching our students all aspects of physical fitness. In the first semester, the teachers will be providing PE for students. I will be doing something daily to keep our fitness in check!  Our weekly PE minutes (100 minutes a week) will include Fitness and Conditioning outside on the blacktop and on the upper and lower fields (including aerobic conditioning on "ramp and stairs"), and also "Brain Breaks" and GoNoodle - and online mini-fitness program. A Brain Break is taken during the course of the day when there has been extended time sitting in one's seat. This allows the child to "energize" and give the brain a break. GoNoodle sessions are 10 minutes per session, and this can be done multiple times during the course of the school day. Please Google GoNoodle to get a preview of the fun activities we participate in. 
     
    HOMEWORK: NEW ORGANIZER!  Students will write their nightly assignments in an organizer that is in the front of their Homework Folder.

    Reading: Nightly reading....SQUANTO - A Thanksgiving Story. Please answer nightly questions with COMPLETE SENTENCE ANSWERS!

    Spelling or Vocabulary: Week of 11/5 - NO SPELLING OR VOCABULARY. We will be focusing on our Fable Writing!                                                                                                          

    Math: Introduction to DIVISION and Fact Families - a nightly review of daily classroom material. Your child will be assigned a FEW PROBLEMS. It will be a review - NOT BUSYWORK, so it is very important that your child complete the assigned materials. Also study multiplication facts nightly!!!! 

    Typing.com: Nightly keyboarding practice. THIS IS ESSENTIAL IN PREPARATION FOR STATE CAASPP TESTING. This spring will be your child's first experience with CAASPP State Testing. The entire test (all subject matter) will be on the Chrome Book laptops. Practice and comfort with the computer keyboard is extremely important! Typing.com Username and Password cards went home last week.

    *Those students that want to raise their Courage of Sarah Noble Test grade will be bringing home 10 questions to answer using their books. DUE FRIDAY*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    HOMEWORK IS DUE FRIDAY MORNING - NAME ON PAPERS & STAPLED TOGETHER PLEASE

      
    Please feel free to contact me at either of my e-mail addresses with any questions you might have.  
    Thank you in advance for all of your support to assist your child to be the best student they can be! 
     
    Mrs. H. :)

    ahollins1@verizon.net
    ahollins@tvusd.k12.ca.us