3rd Grade Stars

Room 207's Classroom Newsletter- November 2019

Student Spotlight

Mrs. Dubinsky taught us until October, then Mrs. Jordan came back. she came late because she had to take care of her baby. We had tons of fun with Mrs. Dubinsky.


We also had fun with VR’s (virtual reality- google expedition). We borrowed the VR’s from Mrs. Bongiorno’s class. Even Miss Oros' class got a turn too! Have you ever used VR's? In the VR’S we saw the earth and parts of the earth. That’s because in Social Studies we have been learning about the earth.


This week we also had a Bravery Assembly. We were excited to see all of the students that got awards.


Earlier this month we took a Math test using Edulastic online. Some of us liked it and others took a little longer to get used to it.


The picture to the right is of our classroom door. We decorated it with book recommendations for Fall Festival.


By: Sumitra, Etga, & Mia

Bravery Awards

Congratulations to our Bravery Award Winners...


September: Kevin & Mariam

October: Sumitra & Raahim

Math

We will be finishing up Module 2 within the next few weeks, and then move on to module 3.


Module 3: Multiplication and Division with Units of 0, 1, 6–9, and Multiples of 10

This 25-day module builds directly on students’ work with multiplication and division in Module 1. Module 3 extends the study of factors from 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 to include all units from 0 to 10, as well as multiples of 10 within 100. Similar to the organization of Module 1, the introduction of new factors in Module 3 spreads across topics. This allows students to build fluency with facts involving a particular unit before moving on. The factors are sequenced to facilitate systematic instruction with increasingly sophisticated strategies and patterns.

Reading

For Unit 2 in Reading, students will be working on "Determining Importance in Expository Texts." Practice reading and discussing expository texts at home and practice reading strategies learned in class. Be on the lookout for more reading posters in our next newsletter!

Writing

Students have been working hard on their personal narratives! Many students are writing about different vacations and activities they have done with their families. Please talk at home about ideas to include in their writing.


Students can also choose to write a piece for Griffin's Tale. We will be having an assembly in May where theater students will come to perform several skits based on writing that is turned in from students at Mark Twain. Writing pieces need to be turned in before Thanksgiving break.

Science

Bundle 1: Animal Development and Survival


Students are about to begin a new journey as we explore plant and animal life cycles and animal’s social and group behavior. Our mission is to research an animal and its environment in order to create a diorama showing the plant and animal life cycles and the benefits of the animal living in a group.


Guiding Questions:


  1. What is the life cycle of an animal?
  2. What is the life cycle of a plant?
  3. How does an animal get food and defend itself?

Scholastic Book Club

Help your child be part of our reading fun each month and get the skills to succeed in school and in life.

When you order from the attached Scholastic Book Clubs flyer, you are also supporting our class with FREE Books!


Place Your Order By:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Online: scholastic.com/bookclubs


Use our Class Code:
HXCJ6


Or click "Find Your Teacher" and choose me.

Choose your books, pay with credit card or PayPal, and submit your order.


Scholastic Book Clubs Paper Flyer:

Choose your books, fill out the order form, and return to me with a check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs.

Your books will come to our class, and I’ll hand them out for your child to take home.

Parent Portal

Stay up to date on your student's assignments and grades!

Meet The Teacher

Sign up for a conference to meet with Mrs. Jordan!

Important November Dates

Friday, 11/1: Early Dismissal @ 11:30am

Tuesday, 11/5: No School for Students- Institute Day

Friday, 11/8: PTO Movie Night @ 6:30pm

Wednesday, 11/13: Room 207 Book Orders are Due

Thursday, 11/14: Evening Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8pm

Thursday, 11/21: First Trimester Ends & Evening Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8pm

Friday, 11/22: Parent Teacher Conferences, 8-11am and noon-3pm- No School for Students

Monday, 11/25- Friday, 11/29: No School- Thanksgiving Break

Monday, 12/2: Classes Resume