Mrs. Donnay's 3rd Grade Classroom Newsletter 1-11-16
Peek at the Week
LANGUAGE ARTS -
We will be wrapping up the quarter this coming week and complete STEP reading assessments. Last week we wrote stories about our winter break adventures and completed our quarter two writing and reading benchmark assessments. This week, students will work on writing how-to papers. We will also be using this week to review recently learned grammar concepts. This week's spelling lesson is Unit 3 Lesson 4. Check out spellingcity.com!
Lemonade Stand Donation - Also, we are in need of some donations for our lemonade stands! The students will be creating their own business plan, slogan, and poster to present to a 2nd grade class. If you are able to donate a box of Oreos, a can of frozen lemonade, a box of Dixie cups, or a pitcher by Friday please let me know. Thanks!!
Last week students began a new unit on Canada. We learned about the similarities and differences between Canada and the Unites States, how Canada came to be its own country, and the different regions of Canada. There will be a short test on Thursday. The study guide will be handed out on Monday.
CHARACTER EDUCATION -
Each month students should bring in examples of the monthly character trait to hang on our class bulletin board. January's trait is Self-Control.
Reminder- Lower School students should not be bringing in electronic devices to school. If they do, they should not be visible at any time. If they are, they will be confiscated. We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
ASK YOUR CHILD
What did you learn about Canada?
What does a How-To paper need? What is the purpose of a How-To paper?
What does self control mean? Why is showing self control important? Give examples of how you show self control on a daily basis.
***Bring an example of SELF CONTROL in the media and bring it to class to hang on the bulletin board.***
What's going on in MATH?
Ganz: Multiplying Three or More Factors, Exponents, Polygons, Division with Two- Digit Answers Part 1 and Part 2, Long Division Practice, and fun with Geo Boards
Donnay: This week we reviewed missing number addition and subtraction problems, measurement, time, perimeter, word problems, addition and subtraction with three digits, number lines, and angles. Students took test 5. Please work in Reflexmath.com at home.
Yannarelly: We have worked on relating multiplication and division all week, including multiplying two digit numbers. Please keep practicing division and multiplication facts at home with flash cards, Reflex, etc.
Click on this link to use Reflex Math and practice math facts! Your child has their own login and password. Please email me if you need this information again.
Click on this link to use SpellingCity.com to practice spelling words. The week's list unit and lesson name is on the top of the spelling sheet in your child's planner.
Please find any forms, calendars, background check forms, spirit wear days, etc on this webpage.