Tilford Times Newsletter

December 7-11th

This Weeks Agenda

Every Day Math/Envisions Unit 4 Multiplication and Division

We have begun our multiplication unit. We will continue to investigate arrays and repeated addition. I will be using Everyday Math as well as Envisions Math to teach Multiplication. It is important that your child complete daily math homework assignments to reinforce skills we have begun in class.

This week we will finish up Multiplication strategies and begin looking at division. We will continue to spiral through previously learned facts as well as identify the relationship between multiplication and division.

We learned how to login to www.Multiplcation.com and the kids love it!. 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.

At Home Facts Practice! Today we will begin taking home 1 sheet of math fact practice every night in addition to our daily homework. On Friday, we will take a timed quiz in class. Those that score 80% or higher on the Friday Quiz will not receive the weekly math packet the following week.

Journey's Lesson 10

Reading: We are reading a biography A Young Thomas Edison. We will be identifying the comprehension skill of main idea and details as well as sequence of events -Timelines.

Spelling/Phonics: Our class is looking at more words with the au,aw,al and o. Students will receive a pink spelling packet with several practice pages. **spelling packet is homework - Due Friday 12/11/15

Writing/grammar: In writing we are focusing on writing a biography. In grammar we will use pronouns and antecedents.

Vocabulary: We will be practicing the vocabulary from the lesson in class.

Weekly Academic Standards

Reading: 3.RN.2.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as basis for the answers. 3.RV.3.2 Determine the meanings of general academic and content-specific words and phrases in a nonfiction text relevant to a third grade topic or subject area.

Spelling: 3.RF.4.5 Know and use more difficult word families when reading unfamiliar words - suffixes.

Writing:3.W.3.1 Write persuasive compositions in a variety of forms.

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

Math: Multiply and divide within 100 using strategies and understand communicative property. 8x5=40 5x8=40.

Music Notes Newsletter

Here is our Mrs. Amsler's Music Newsletter. Please check it out and note the important upcoming dates for 3rd grade.


Upcoming Events

Christmas/Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 12:30-2pm

Room 207

I will be sending emails soon to parents that signed up for the Holiday Party at Back to School night. Please let me know if you are interested in helping with the party. First priority will be given to parents that signed up at beginning of the year.

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

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 October 13th, 2015

Scholastic Book Order Due December 13th, 2015

Sunday, Nov. 15th, 7am to Friday, Dec. 11th, 9am

301 West 10th Street

Hobart, IN

These items will arrive before Christmas break.