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3rd Grade Class News

March 29th

3rd Grade News

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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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News You Can Use – March 9th

I am so excited that the weather is supposed to be warm this week.  I am looking forward to finally being in school for a FULL WEEK!

This week:

**Social Studies:  We will 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.

**Math:  We will test on Geometry on Wednesday.  I attached a study guide to your child’s agenda Monday morning.  Key concepts include: lines, points, rays, parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines, angles, right angle, vertex, endpoint, polygon, quadrilateral, rhombus, octagon, hexagon, rectangle, pentagon, two-dimensional figure, symmetry and congruency.  On Thursday, we will begin Data Analysis and 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 learn 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 begin to learn about comparing and contrasting elements of literature.

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.  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.

 

Vocabulary Words for the week:

Homophone        antonym

Synonym          affix

Apostrophe        face

Edge              solid figure

Probability        diverse

Liberty            representative democracy

 

Weekly Testing:

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

***Monday – Make up Vocabulary Test from last week

***Tuesday – Geometry Quiz

***Wednesday – Graded Homophone Classwork

***Wednesday – Geometry Test

***Thursday – Graded Writing Prompt

***Thursday – Homophones Quiz

***Friday – Vocabulary Test

***Friday – Reading Comprehension Test

***Friday – Spelling Test

 

 

Important Dates:

March 23rd – Student Holiday/Parent Teacher Conferences

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Week of March 2nd

 

Is anyone else wishing for Spring as much as I am?  I hope our Winter Weather is done!

This week:

**Science:  On Monday, we will review the last of our energy sources. On Tuesday, we will test on energy sources. The students must know these key concepts:  The sun is a major source of energy for the earth, sources of renewable energy – sunlight, water, wind and wood), sources of nonrenewable energy – (fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas)s and the advantages and disadvantages of using renewable versus nonrenewable energy sources.

**Math:  We will finish Geometry this week and test on Friday.  I am attaching a study guide to your child’s agenda Monday morning.  Key concepts include: lines, points, rays, parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines, angles, right angle, vertex, endpoint, polygon, quadrilateral, rhombus, octagon, hexagon, rectangle, pentagon, two-dimensional figure, symmetry and congruency.

**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 and test on verbs.  We will begin to learn about homophones.

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

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.  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.

 

Vocabulary Words for the week:

Inference          fact              three dimensional

Opinion            rhombus

Symmetry         congruent

Vertices           trapezoid

Parallelogram      cube

Cone              cylinder

Sphere                  rectangular prism

Weekly Testing:

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

***Monday – Quiz on rays, lines, line segments

***Monday – Energy Quiz

***Tuesday – Energy Test

***Tuesday – Verbs Test

***Wednesday – Graded Writing Prompt

***Friday – Vocabulary Test

***Friday – Reading Comprehension Test

***Friday – Geometry Test

 

 

Important Dates:

March 23rd – Student Holiday/Parent Teacher Conferences

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