Mrs. Schwarzkopf's Class Newsletter

Week 3

Math

This past week we have worked on place value and writing numbers in several different forms up to the hundred thousands. Next week students will be reviewing comparing numbers up to the thousands, but also now learning how to compare numbers up to the hundred thousands. Below is the anchor chart that we'll be using to help guide us in class as we do this. While students may have used the alligators to help them compare numbers before, we will be introducing the connecting dots strategies this year. One dot points to the smaller number and two dots points to the larger number.
Science

Next week we will continue with our properties of matter unit and discuss measuring mass, volume, and temperature. We will also complete two labs - magnetism and if something sinks or floats. Here is the link for our matter song that the kids loved hearing today while they worked.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8MI8akAR_Y


Science Fair

We have discussed in detail the expectations for the science fair. Please remember that our district is requiring each student to submit one on January 6th. Below I have placed the link to the online binder that holds all the information needed to get you started. There are some GREAT! links here to help your student choose something they will be investigating.


http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1623929

WAYS TO HELP AT HOME

I was unable to send home their logins with them today for Think Through Math and Xtramath, but they will go home Monday. Here are some others that will help your students practice not only for this unit, but for the school year.


Great Websites for Math!


Place Value

http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=496&engine=5


http://www.aaastudy.com/plc21bx2.htm


Other great sites


www.sumdog.com


www.mathfactcafe.com


http://www.kidport.com/grade3/math/mathindex.htm

Homework

If your student has not completed the population of 6 cities homework from this week, please help them bring it on Monday. We will be using it to complete an assignment on Monday.


Monday they will be receiving new homework for the week.

UPCOMING EVENTS

If you click on the google document below called "September Events 2015" you will be able to read the specifics of all our events for the month.


September 18- Fall picture day

- PTA Movie under the stars


September 25 Celebrate Reading Parade (Flyer attached -click link)

https://drive.google.com/a/apps.wylieisd.net/file/d/0B64J1YeZyaCBbmVBdWhFSExNbTA/view


October 7 - Science Fair Problem Due