Mrs. Cole's Column

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

What's happening this week in Room 512!


Unit 3 - Numeration

  • Tuesday- Unit 2 test corrections; Unit 3 Pretest; Unit 3 Vocab
  • Wednesday- Lesson 1-1 & 1-2: Hundreds and Thousands
  • Thursday - Lesson 1-3: Greater Numbers
  • Friday - Lesson 1-4: Ways to Name Numbers

Please encourage studying math facts every night this week. We have our next Math Fact Mastery time test on Friday. Some students need to study addition, while others are taking their first subtraction test.


We will begin our new Science unit on Light and Sound.


We are starting our first Writing Unit - Narrative Writing. We will be focusing on the traits of Ideas and Conventions (punctuation, capitalization, complete sentences)

Standards being worked on: 3.W.3.3 Write narrative compositions in a variety of forms that-

  • establish an introduction
  • include specific descriptive details and clear event sequences
  • include dialogue
  • connect ideas and events using introduction and transition words
  • provide an ending


Unit 1 Week 3:

  • Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions
  • Comprehension Skill: Sequence
  • Genre: Narrative Nonfiction
  • Vocabulary Skill: Compound Words

This week's spelling words:

  1. striped
  2. sneeze
  3. fine
  4. wise
  5. crime
  6. smoke
  7. envelope
  8. smiled
  9. globe
  10. come
  11. plane
  12. whale
  13. grade
  14. skate
  15. shapes


  1. admires- to like something or someone
  2. classmate- someone who is in your class
  3. community- a place where people live, work, and play together
  4. contribute- give money or help
  5. practicing- do something again and again
  6. pronounce- to say the word correctly
  7. scared- to be afraid of something
  8. tumbled- to fall over

Riddle of the Week

What can you catch but not throw?

The first person to give the answer to Mrs. Cole will receive some $!


Math homework packet due Friday, September 11

Reading homework Tic-Tac-Toe due Friday, September 11

Reading assessment Unit 1 Week 3 - Friday, September 11

Math Fact Mastery time test - Friday, September 11