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Week of May 11th

SOL testing continues this week.  Our next test will be the Math test, which will be split into two parts.  The first part is on Thursday and the second part is on Friday.

 

SNACKS  Please send in snacks and juice/water bottles that we can have during our tests.

 

 

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Week of May 4th

The Westview Overnight trip was great.  We had so much fun!

 

*****SNACKS! – We could use some light snacks to get us through the days of SOL testing.  Please send in bags of goldfish, peppermint candies, water bottles, etc for our class***

 

**Social Studies – We will begin to study Economics.

 

**Math – We will continue to work on measurement.  This week, we will focus on capacity, measuring mass and metric units of measurement.

 

**Language Arts:  We will prepare for the upcoming SOL test by reviewing concepts we have learned.  We will take practice SOL tests so we will be ready!

 

Weekly Reading Logs:  This week, we will have a new selection to read and fill out each day.  On Day 4, please fill out the back of the sheet.  This is a change.*  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.

 

 

SOL TESTING:  On Thursday and Friday of this week, we will have our first SOL Test.  This first test will be the Reading SOL test and it will be split into two parts.  The first part will be given on Thursday, May 7th and the second part will be give on Friday, May 8th.

 

 

Weekly Testing:

This week, we will have the following tests and quizzes:

Reading Comprehension

Measurement Quiz

Measurement Test

 

 

Important Dates:

May 7th & 8th – Third Grade Reading SOL test

May 14th & 15th – Third Grade Math SOL test

May 25th – Memorial Day – Student Holiday

May 26th – Field Day

May 27th – Awards Assembly

May 28th – Westview Pool Party

May 29th – Last Day of School

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Week of April 27th, 2015

Arbor Day was so much fun.  We all enjoyed meeting students from Goochland and Randolph Elementary Schools. 

**Social Studies – We will begin to study Economics.

**Math – We will continue to work on measurement.  We will learn how to make reasonable estimations such as:  would I measure a school bus in inches, feet, yards or miles.  We will learn to measure the perimeter and area of a given shape.

**Language Arts:  We will continue to work on writing. We will review identifying the Main Idea  and Supporting Details while reading.

**We will continue to work on reading fluently and using comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea, details, prediction, fact and opinion and inference.  We will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting elements of literature.  We will continue to learn about Cause and Effect.  We will begin to learn about Summarizing.

Multiplication Facts Ice cream party

We will continue to work on our Multiplication Facts.  We will have our Multiplication Ice Cream Party on Friday, May 1st.

 

Weekly Reading Logs:  This week, we will have a new selection to read and fill out each day.  On Day 4, please fill out the back of the sheet.  This is a change.*  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.

 

Vocabulary Words for the week:

Our words of the week are the same as last week’s words.

Inch              Measure

Length                  Perimeter

Unit               Centimeter

Meter             Kilometer

Foot              Yard

Mile              Area

Capacity           Estimate

 

SOL TESTING:  On Thursday and Friday of next week, we will have our first SOL Test.  This first test will be the Reading SOL test and it will be split into two parts.  The first part will be given on Thursday, May 7th and the second part will be give on Friday, May 8th.

 

 

We will focus this week on preparing for the SOL test by reviewing and taking practice tests.

 

 

 

 

Weekly Testing:

This week, we will have the following tests and quizzes:

Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary

Measurement Quiz

Measurement Test

 

 

 

Important Dates:

May 1st – MAP testing ends

May 7th & 8th – Third Grade Reading SOL test

May 14th & 15th – Third Grade Math SOL test

May 25th – Memorial Day – Student Holiday

May 26th – Field Day

May 27th – Awards Assembly

May 28th – Westview Pool Party

May 29th – Last Day of School

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Week of April 20th

This Friday, all three elementary schools will gather at Byrd to celebrate and participate in Arbor Day Activities.  We are going to have so much fun.

**Social Studies – We will begin to study Economics.

**Math – We will test on Division.  We will begin measurement.

**Language Arts:  We will continue to work on writing a We will review identifying the Main Idea  and Supporting Details while reading.

**We will continue to work on reading fluently and using comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea, details, prediction, fact and opinion and inference.  We will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting elements of literature.  We will begin to learn about Cause and Effect.

Multiplication Facts Ice cream party

We will continue to work on our Multiplication Facts.  We will have our Multiplication Ice Cream Party on Friday, May 1st.

 

Weekly Reading Logs:  This week, we will have a new selection to read and fill out each day.  On Day 4, please fill out the back of the sheet.  This is a change.*  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.

 

Vocabulary Words for the week:

Inch              Measure

Length                  Perimeter

Unit               Centimeter

Meter             Kilometer

Foot              Yard

Mile              Area

Capacity           Estimate

Weekly Testing:

This week, we will have the following tests and quizzes:

****Tuesday – Division Test

****Wednesday – Graded Writing Assignment

****Wednesday – Author’s Purpose Graded Work

****Thursday – Author’s Purpose Graded Work

****Thursday – Vocabulary Test

****Thursday – Reading Comprehension Test

****Friday – Measurement Quiz

 

 

 

Important Dates:

April 24th – Father/Daughter Dance

April 24th – Byrd 3rd Grade Hosts Arbor Day for all 3 elementary schools

May 1st – MAP testing ends

May 7th & 8th – Third Grade Reading SOL test

May 14th & 15th – Third Grade Math SOL test

May 25th – Memorial Day – Student Holiday

May 26th – Field Day

May 27th – Awards Assembly

May 28th – Westview Pool Party

May 29th – Last Day of School

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Week of April 13th

I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Spring Break. 

**Science – We will begin to study Matter.

**Math:  We will finish Division.  We will continue to work on Multiplication Facts.  We will review Fractions.

**Language Arts:  We will continue to work on writing a paragraph.  We will review Author’s Purpose – Persuade, Inform, Entertain.  We will read poetry for understanding.  We will finish Synonyms and Antonyms.  We will have a spiral review test on Synonyms, Antonyms and Homophones.  We will review identifying the Main Idea  and Supporting Details while reading.

**We will continue to work on reading fluently and using comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea, details, prediction, fact and opinion and inference.  We will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting elements of literature.  We will begin to learn about Cause and Effect.

Multiplication Facts Ice cream party

We will continue to work on our Multiplication Facts.  We will have our Multiplication Ice Cream Party on Friday, May 1st.

 

Weekly Reading Logs:  This week, we will have a new selection to read and fill out each day.  On Day 4, please fill out the back of the sheet.  This is a change.*  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.

 

Vocabulary Words for the week:

Commutative       Inverse

Partition          Poem

Poet              Poetry

Relate            Strategy

Purpose           Persuade

Entertain          Inform

 

Weekly Testing:

This week, we will have the following tests and quizzes:

***Monday – Synonyms and Antonyms Graded Classwork

***Tuesday – Synonyms/Antonyms/Homophones Test

***Wednesday – Quiz on Author’s Purpose

***Wednesday – Writing Prompt Taken Up For Grade

***Thursday – Test on Author’s Purpose

***Thursday – Matter Test

***Friday – Vocabulary Test

***Friday – Reading Comprehension Test

***Friday – Division Test

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

April 24th – Father/Daughter Dance

April 24th – Byrd 3rd Grade Hosts Arbor Day for all 3 elementary schools

May 1st – MAP testing ends

May 7th & 8th – Third Grade Reading SOL test

May 14th & 15th – Third Grade Math SOL test

May 25th – Memorial Day – Student Holiday

May 26th – Field Day

May 27th – Awards Assembly

May 28th – Westview Pool Party

May 29th – Last Day of School

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Adorable Helpers At Our Spring Party

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March 29th

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We will have Spring Treats on Friday, April 3rd at 2:30. Spring Break starts April 6th and ends April 12th.

**Science – We will begin to study Matter.

**Math:  We will learn about Division.  We will continue to work on Multiplication Facts.  We will review Fractions.

**Language Arts:  We will continue to work on writing a paragraph.  We will learn about Poetry.  We will read and write poetry.  We will review Synonyms and Antonyms.  We will have a spiral review test on Synonyms, Antonyms and Homophones.  We will learn about Fables by reading and analyzing fables together.  We will learn that a Fable is characterized by having a moral or lesson to learn.

**We will continue to work on reading fluently and using comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea, details, prediction, fact and opinion and inference.  We will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting elements of literature.  We will begin to learn about Cause and Effect.

Multiplication Facts Ice cream party

We are earning our way towards an Ice cream Party!  We will begin with a test on multiplication facts for the 0’s.  Each level earns a piece that will be used in the ice cream party.  For Example:  A 100% on the 0’s earns a spoon, a 100% on the 1’s earns a bowl, a 100%  on the 2’s earns a napkin, and so on, until we reach the 12’s.  I will be keeping track of where everyone is on the chart in the classroom.

 

Weekly Reading Logs:  This week, we will have a new selection to read and fill out each day.  On Day 4, please fill out the back of the sheet.  This is a change.*  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.

 

Vocabulary Words for the week:

Biography         Autobiography

Lifetime           Poem

Poet              Poetry

Matter                  Divide

Dividend           Divisor

Quotient           Inverse Operation

Fact Family        Related Fact

 

Weekly Testing:

This week, we will have the following tests and quizzes:

***Tuesday – Synonyms Graded Classwork

***Wednesday – Reading Test on Arrows Book

***Wednesday – Matter Graded Classwork

***Thursday – Synonyms/Antonyms Test

***Thursday – Division Graded Classwork

***Friday – Vocabulary Test

***Friday – Reading Comprehension Test

***Friday – Matter Test

 

 

Important Dates:

March 30th – MAP testing begins

April 3rd – Spring Treats

April 6th – 10th- Spring Break

April 24th – Father/Daughter Dance

April 24th – Byrd 3rd Grade Hosts Arbor Day for all 3 elementary schools

May 1st – MAP testing ends

May 7th & 8th – Third Grade Reading SOL test

May 14th & 15th – Third Grade Math SOL test

May 25th – Memorial Day – Student Holiday

May 26th – Field Day

May 27th – Awards Assembly

May 28th – Westview Pool Party

May 29th – Last Day of School

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March 23rd

The Monticello Field Trip is Wednesday, March 25th.  This will be an all day field trip.  Please send your child in comfortable walking shoes and don’t forget to pack a lunch!

This week: We will learn about national holidays – Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.  We will learn the importance of rules, our rights and why government is necessary. We will learn what happens when people break rules.  We will wrap up the unit and test on Government.

**Math:  We will learn about probability and apply probability to graphing and data analysis.  We will begin division.

**Language Arts:  We will continue to work on writing a paragraph.  We will learn about Poetry.  We will read and write poetry.  We will review Synonyms and Antonyms.  We will have a spiral review test on Synonyms, Antonyms and Homophones.  We will learn about Fables by reading and analyzing fables together.  We will learn that a Fable is characterized by having a moral or lesson to learn.

**We will continue to work on reading fluently and using comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea, details, prediction, fact and opinion and inference.  We will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting elements of literature.  We will begin to learn about Cause and Effect.

Multiplication Facts Ice cream party

We are earning our way towards an Ice cream Party!  We will begin with a test on multiplication facts for the 0’s.  Each level earns a piece that will be used in the ice cream party.  For Example:  A 100% on the 0’s earns a spoon, a 100% on the 1’s earns a bowl, a 100%  on the 2’s earns a napkin, and so on, until we reach the 12’s.  I will be keeping track of where everyone is on the chart in the classroom.

 

Weekly Reading Logs:  This week, we will have a new selection to read and fill out each day.  On Day 4, please fill out the back of the sheet.  This is a change.*  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.

 

Vocabulary Words for the week:

Impossible         Probable

Likely             Predict

Divide             Dividend

Divisor                  Quotient

Fable             Moral

Veteran           Memorial

Factor             Product

 

Weekly Testing:

This week, we will have the following tests and quizzes:

***Monday – Homophones Test

***Tuesday – Synonyms/Antonyms Graded Classwork

***Thursday – Synonyms/Antonyms/Homophones Test

***Thursday – Probability/Data Analysis Test

***Thursday – Government – Graded Classwork

***Friday – Vocabulary Test

***Friday – Reading Comprehension Test

***Friday – Government/Importance of Rules Test

 

 

Important Dates:

March 23rd – Parent Teacher Conferences

March 25th – Monticello Field Trip

March 30th – MAP testing begins

April 3rd – Spring Treats

April 6th – 10th- Spring Break

April 24th – Father/Daughter Dance

April 24th – Byrd 3rd Grade Hosts Arbor Day for all 3 elementary schools

May 1st – MAP testing ends

May 7th & 8th – Third Grade Reading SOL test

May 14th & 15th – Third Grade Math SOL test

May 25th – Memorial Day – Student Holiday

May 26th – Field Day

May 27th – Awards Assembly

May 28th – Westview Pool Party

May 29th – Last Day of School

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March 16th, 2015

We are supposed to have beautiful, warm weather all week long.  Thank goodness Spring is approaching.  This year March truly came in like a lion and went out like a lamb.

This week:

**Social Studies:  We will continue to learn about Famous Americans and Government.  We will identify contributions from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez.  We will learn that in a republican form of government, the people vote for or elect a smaller group of citizens that make the rules and laws for everyone.  We will learn about national holidays – Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.  We will learn the importance of rules, our rights and why government is necessary.

**Math:  We will learn about Data Analysis.  We will collect data, analyze data and construct pictographs, bar graphs and line plots.  We will learn about probability.

**Language Arts:  We will continue to work on writing a paragraph using a good, strong Topic sentence, supporting body sentences and a closing sentence to sum up our paragraph.  We will finish learning about homophones – words that sound alike, but are spelled differently with different meanings.

**We will continue to work on reading fluently and using comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea, details, prediction and inference.  We will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting elements of literature.  We will begin to learn about Facts and Opinions

Multiplication Facts Ice cream party

We are earning our way towards an Ice cream Party!  We will begin with a test on multiplication facts for the 0’s.  Each level earns a piece that will be used in the ice cream party.  For Example:  A 100% on the 0’s earns a spoon, a 100% on the 1’s earns a bowl, a 100%  on the 2’s earns a napkin, and so on, until we reach the 12’s.  I will be keeping track of where everyone is on the chart in the classroom.

 

Weekly Reading Logs:  This week, we will have a new selection to read and fill out each day.  On Day 4, please fill out the back of the sheet.  This is a change.*  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.

 

Vocabulary Words for the week:

Data        Bar graph

Line Plot    Pictograph

Probability  Scale

Predict      Outcome

Principle    Liberty

Equality     Pursue

 

Weekly Testing:

This week, we will have the following tests and quizzes:

***Tuesday – Homophones Quiz

***Tuesday – Famous Americans Quiz

***Tuesday – Students will turn in Writing Prompts for a Quiz

***Wednesday – Data Analysis Quiz

***Wednesday – Reading Comprehension Test

***Thursday – Homophones Test

***Thursday – Foundations of Government Quiz

***Friday – Vocabulary Test

***Friday – Data Analysis Test

***Friday – Spelling Test

 

 

Important Dates:

March 17th – PTA Meeting

March 20th – Silent Auction

March 20th – Shalom Farms ½ day field trip

March 23rd – Parent Teacher Conferences

March 25th – Monticello Field Trip

March 30th – MAP testing begins

April 3rd – Spring Treats

April 6th – 10th- Spring Break

April 24th – Father/Daughter Dance

April 24th – Byrd 3rd Grade Hosts Arbor Day for all 3 elementary schools

May 1st – MAP testing ends

May 7th & 8th – Third Grade Reading SOL test

May 14th & 15th – Third Grade Math SOL test

May 25th – Memorial Day – Student Holiday

May 26th – Field Day

May 27th – Awards Assembly

May 28th – Westview Pool Party

May 29th – Last Day of School

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Picture Day

Good morning parents!  Picture Day has been rescheduled for March 30th.

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