Tilford Times Newsletter

April 4th-8th 2016

Why should my child read 20 minutes a day?

I know the reading log can be an after thought and a last priority on the list of many things you and your family need to fit in your evening and weekends. Please Read the article above to learn more about "Why your child should read 20 min per day"

This Weeks Agenda

Envisions and Everyday Math Geometry Unit 6

Monday: Review lines and polygon quiz, More polygons practice

Tuesday: more Lines, Line Segments, rays, point practice

Wednesday: homework -Angles

Thursday: homework- Quadrilaterals

Friday: No Homework

M.T.W.TH. spiral review

**Please check your child's planner each night for specific daily homework.

Continue to have kids login to www.Multiplcation.com to practice their facts

username: firstnamelastinitial46342 password : lunch number. practicing facts with flash cards, online games or timed tests is a great way to learn facts. Mastered facts should be as fluent as recognizing your name.

3.NS.3: Understand a fraction, 1/b, as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction, a/b, as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. [In grade 3, limit denominators of fractions to 2, 3, 4, 6, 8.]

Reading - The Extra-Good Sunday Lesson 15

Romona Quimby "The Extra-Good Sunday" Focus Wall https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/in/gr3/focuswall_9780547933573_/html/lesson15.html

Read and complete reading log each night.

In this story we will read to understand characters and infer and predict events.

spelling/phonics - vowel + r as in - ir, er, ur, and or words. Phonics packet and Test due Friday


We will focus on verb tenses - making verbs past, present and future.

M.T.W.TH. Spiral Review homework


Weekly Academic Standards

Reading: 3.RL.1 Read and comprehend a variety of literature within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 2-3. By the end of grade 3, students interact with texts proficiently and independently. 3.RL.2.1Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RL.2.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the plot.

Structural Elements and Organization

3.RL.3.1 Use terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza to refer to the parts of stories, plays, and poems; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

3.RL.3.2 Distinguish personal point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Writing: 3.W.4 Apply the writing process to generate a draft by developing, selecting and organizing ideas relevant to topic, purpose, and genre; revise to improve writing, using appropriate reference materials and edit writing for format and conventions.

3.W.2.1 Write Legibly, leaving space between letters in a word, words, in a sentence, and the edges of the paper.

Math: 3.G.1: Identify and describe the following: cube, sphere, prism, pyramid, cone, and cylinder.

3.G.2: Understand that shapes (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize and draw rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals. Recognize and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

3.G.3: Identify, describe and draw points, lines and line segments using appropriate tools (e.g., ruler, straightedge, and technology), and use these terms when describing two-dimensional shapes.

3.G.4: Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8).

Upcoming Events

3rd grade grandparents day and music concert 3rd Grade concert

Tuesday, April 12th, 6:30-7:30pm

301 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

for more information please visit Mrs. Amsler "Music Notes" Newsletter - https://www.smore.com/qmwnt-3rd-grade-music-notes?ref=email

Spril ISTEP Part 2

Monday, April 18th, 9pm to Friday, May 6th, 11pm

JM computer Lab

The part 2 of ISTEP will be taken online in the computer lab. The testing dates above are the entire test window and include time for makeups, we will not be testing for 3 weeks. :)

Important Daily Times

Arrive at School: 8:45 am (Late Start 9:10)

Attendance is Taken: 8:55 (Late Start 9:15)

Recess/Lunch: 10:55-11:35

Specials: 12:35-1:25

Dismissal: 3:20-3:35

Online Classroom Tools

IDOE College and Career Reading Standards

The above link is the full list of reading and language arts standards students should master by the end of 3rd grade.

IDOE College and Career Math Standards

The above link is the full list of academic standards every 3rd grader should know by the end of 3rd grade.

Think Central

Find, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary and Spelling in Think Central. You must use Chrome to open Think Central.

Every Day Math

Find games, home links and lessons

Classroom Dojo

Our Classroom Behavior system. We receive or loose points in Dojo. Check your child's dojo for their percentage of positive /negative behaviors during the day.

Scholastic Book Club

Use Classroom code MHBGR to order online. Next book order will go through on March 16th, 2015

Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, April 5th, 9pm to Thursday, April 7th, 6pm

301 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Kids brought home a fair flyer Friday March 25th. Our class will preview ( LOOK ONLY) the book fair Tuesday April 5th. Students that bring money to purchase items can return to fair on Thursday April 7th at 10:30 am.