Kelley's Kids

Mrs. Kelley's 3rd Grade Class Newsletter

November 2013

Here we go!! November begins and so does MULTIPLICATION in 3rd grade! I will send home some things you can use at home to practice multiplication. Flashcards are a cheap but perfect investment. There are also many apps and online games that your student can use to practice multiplication facts at home. We will approach this new learning from several different angles with concept building activities and games but there is no substitution for good ol' memorization! Please mark your calendar for picture day this Thursday, November 7th. Comb your hair and make sure traces of your breakfast are not still on your sweet face! We will "preview" the book fair on Friday, November 8th. Kids will have the opportunity to purchase books the following week, November 11th-15th.

Here is a rundown of our lessons for the week of November 4th:

Math: Introduction to Multiplication, Investigations Unit 5 and Envision Topic 6

Spelling: Words Their Way Lesson 9

Science: Force, Motion, and Friction

Writer's Workshop: Grammar, google docs, procedural text (How To essay)

Reader's Workshop: The One and Only Ivan, biographies, making connections

Social Studies: Explorers Unit


Mon: Science (please return library books)

Tue: Library

Wed: Music

Thur: P.E.

Fri: Art

Homework Nov. 4-Nov. 8th:

My Third Grade Homework Kelley’s Kids

Week of November 4, 2013


__Study spelling words and activity

__Practice cursive

__Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge

__Multiplication practice


__Study spelling words and activity

__Multiplication practice

__ Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge


__ Study spelling words and activity

__Multiplication practice

__ Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge


__ Study spelling words and activity

(Test on Friday)

__Read to accomplish 9 for 9 challenge

__ Practice cursive

__Multiplication practice


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