The Lloyd Link
1st Edition Volume 2
WHAT'S HAPPENING in 3L
We Read Across America...
THEME was the newest strategy we added, last week, to our repertoire. We ANALYZED AND EVALUATED throughout the story as we figured out the theme of each of the stories read. We will reexamine and apply our knowledge about CONCLUSIONS AND VISUALIZATIONS as we discuss nonfiction books this week.
In addition, ADJECTIVES has been our Grammar focus. Finally, we learned about CONTEXT CLUES as our Vocabulary Strategy. It's important to understand what new words mean as we read. We learned we can use the rest of the sentence to help us understand the meaning of these words.
A few things we noticed:
- We ONLY need to memorize half of the grid because our knowledge of turn-around-facts.
- We know what SQUARE PRODUCTS are!
- We found what kinds of products are produced when multiplying two even numbers, two odd numbers, and an even and odd number.
CHAPTER 6 UNIT ASSESSMENT will be coming home by the end of the week. Please take a look at it and RETURN. We worked in groups of three to reexamine the Open Response Question. It was difficult for many of them. It was much easier for them to write directions as a group. It's difficult to write about Math but still very important. They all realized this through this particular problem. They all were engaged and worked together to write out the directions.
So, we begin our "pilot" last week during our Computer Lab time. I previewed it on my own prior to class but was excited to see their reaction. We did a short tour of the program. We talked about the importance of typing and not using our pointer finger to hit every key. I sent them off to "try it out". The response was overwhelmingly positive. They were happy with the graphics, the amount of time spent on each lesson, AND it has a game they could play in between lessons if they wanted to have a little more practice.
Finally, we talked about how we want our "WORDS PER MINUTE" to INCREASE and our ERROR to DECREASE. I have the ability to print scores and their progress. It's my goal to do this after a few times on the program.
Click HERE if you want to be taken to TYPING AGENT!
Your child can also practice at home by using the link on my eBoard.
Please Mark Your Calendars
Monday, 3/10-Friday 3/14-Tatem's Book Fair-Theme: Fiesta
Wednesday, 3/12-Family Night Book Fair
Thursday, 3/27-Techzel Money DUE
Friday, 3/28-Techzel's DELIVERED
Tuesday, April 8 @ 10am-3L and K-D will be appearing at an upcoming Community Meeting. We will be show-casing our time spent together during Buddies. We are very excited to share a video we created about The Writing Process! More info to follow!!