# February 1-5

## News This Week

Friday is a 1/2 day. Dismissal starts at 11:40 for carline and first bell busses.

We have several reading tests this week, but no brand new skill.

• Tuesday we will take the Performance Series test. This is a long assessment taken three times a year. There is nothing to study.
• Wednesday we will take our main idea / details test from last week. We were still working on this skill and did not test Friday.
• Thursday will be the Unit 4 Vocabulary test.

I'm noticing that students are not taking home their reading books at night. Please be reading every night. Students should have an AR book they are working on. Reading to your child is still a great thing to do.

Remember fluency folders are due Friday. Check your child's daily folder. They should be writing down their assignments daily. This helps them prepare for WJ Carroll.

## Studies this Week

• RI 3.2 Determine the main idea of a test; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
• We are reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Animal Wraps, and reviewing other skills with short passages and old tests.

Spelling

• suffixes -ist, -or, -er, -ess
• You can find the skill at: spellingcity.com/lblackmon
• dentist, editor, artist, hostess, actress, swimmer, seller, tutor, tourist, organist,

lioness, shipper, chemist, investor, conductor, announcer, pharmacist, journalist, commuter, pianist

Math

• Rocket Math - Review drill sheet daily.
• Multiplication/Division - Fact family cards are in your child’s folder. They should review these each night.
• Math Lesson - Expect written homework most nights. Please go over this with your child and check his or her work.
• Fractions - Students will learn to recognize equal (equivalent) and unequal fractions, compare fractions of different sizes, and represent fractions on a number line.
• Objectives: 3. NF1, 3.NF2, 3.NF3

Vocabulary

• capture, coward, exclaim, gloomy, insist, passage, restless, shallow, shatter, talent
• Test on Unit 4 words Thursday

Writing

• In Writing we will finish working on “My Favorite Book” Essay Contest and submit them.

Grammar

• 3.L.2e
• Use conventional spelling for high frequency and other studied words and for suffixes + base words.

Science

• Over the next few weeks we will:
• 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

3-LS3-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

Social Studies

• Landforms
• Understanding physical features on a map that include: mountains, valleys, plains, oceans, lakes, rivers, and gulfs.

## Valentine Box Project

The Valentine Box Project was sent home last week. Students should create a box with the given measurements to bring to class anytime next week (Feb 10-12). We will trade Valentines on Friday, February 12. Students are not required to bring Valentines, but if you choose to participate, please send one for everyone.

Boys: Sam, Kevin, Jaquise, Tristan, Xavial, Tony, Caden, Jay, Khi, Luca

Girls: Gabby, Maya, Monroe, Jordyn, Ava, Emma, Emma Grace

We will complete some Lego themed activities before an on February 12 as a part of our Valentine activities.

## Important Dates

February

4 - Duty Free Lunch - Volunteers Needed

Kindergarten Mardi Gras Parade 1:00 PM

Progress Reports Go Home

5 - 1/2 Day for Students

8-9 No School - Mardi Gras Holidays

19 - PTO Back to the 80s Dance

23 - Snow Wizard - \$1.00

24 - Spring Pictures