Welcome to 3rd Grade! Yes...WE WILL BE ROCKIN' IT this year!
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
JANUARY 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. Our in-class chapter book read will be Trumpet of the Swan, another memorable book by EB White. On occassion this book will also come home for reading homework with an assigned reading response paper.
WRITING: We continue to make progress with continued practice of the mechanics of writing by utilizing daily editing, response to literature, and a variety of in class writing assignments. Our focus into mid-February will be Informational writing.
MATH: FRACTIONS! We will begin on 1/8 with this fun new math unit! Weekly multiplication timed tests are on Thursday mornings, so STUDY WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (as well as all other nights also!)
SOCIAL STUDIES: Government Studies
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 1/22 - 1/25:
Reading: SSR 20 minutes nightly.
Spelling or Vocabulary: This week...VOCABULARY WORDS
Math: Nightly FRACTION review, with the exception of Wednesday...which will be a MULTIPLICATION practice sheet for Thursday's test.
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.
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. :)