Mrs. Oler's Third Grade Thrills
Northeastern Knights November 20, 2015
Christmas: Sponsoring a Child??
- Reading: Amos and Boris, Author's Purpose
- Vocabulary: Thanksgiving Words
- Phonics: Homophones and Homographs
- Grammar: Quotation Marks in Dialogue
- Writing: Opinion Writing (persuasive) Save the Turkey!!
- Spelling: Thanksgiving Words
- Math: Fractions and Probability
- Social Studies: Unit 2 Test
Happy Birthday, Payton!
Conservation Day Field Trip
- dairy cows
Thanks to all the chaperones for joining us! :-)
- On SpellingCity we do our spelling tests
- On ThinkCentral we do: Vocabulary, Comprehension, Phonics, and Grammar
We are taking these tests online for many reasons. Reason 1....it saves LOTS of trees!! Reason 2, it prepares students for online testing that they will do for IREAD and ISTEP this Spring!
I've noticed scores have been down on ThinkCentral. I believe many students are not taking their time and taking the test seriously online. It is vital they not rush and read carefully.
Grades on Harmony
Big News From the Oler Household...
BELOW: We also celebrated Veteran's Day last Wednesday and made these awesome posters!!
Please help your child be responsible with their homework. Incomplete HW or homework left at home is not acceptable in 3rd grade. We all slip up sometimes and accidentally leave things behind. Please try not to make a habit out of it. Repeat offenders will receive a zero for the assignment.
Students are given their contract on Monday morning. They are given class time every day to work on the 5 activities of their choice. Contracts come home Thursday evening to finish and are due back Friday morning with 5 correctly, completed activities. Please label your paper with the name of the activity and all activities should be stapled behind the cover page.
Expect Math Homework Monday-Thursday. We begin the HW in class together and then students must complete it at home. Answers must have labels when appropriate and words must be spelled correctly if it can be found in the question or in the book. If your child struggles with the homework, you can help them by finding the section NEW CONCEPT in each lesson to review the skill.
Read at least 2 nights a week (students who read daily are more likely to succeed and meet end of year level). Read 20-30 minutes. Read from a Chapter Book!
Reading Response Notebooks (RRN) are to be complete and returned on Wednesday and Friday. Students must complete RRNs in their notebook. I will not score loose leaf paper.
Communication is so very important and can make such a positive impact on your child's school success. I've set up the following ways to have open communication with each of you. Please reach out to me any time you have a question, comment, or concern.
Each Tuesday, students check out books from the library. They should be reading these books in their entirety and taking AR tests over them. If they are returning their library books without finishing them, they have wasted all that time reading a book that they can't even take an AR test over.
As a reminder, I take 2 grades for AR. One grade is their averaged comprehension score for the 9 weeks and the second grade is for reaching their AR point goal or not. Readers are Achievers! :)
All you need is your child's username and password to log in and get started! Most students' username AND password is just their first name. There are some exceptions.