Room 203's Weekly Newsletter
What's UP in Room 203?
Pawsitive Panther for December: Gracie Spillman
Super Student: Tyler Higley
Next week, students will focus on fractions! Our study will take two weeks. We will start by learning about what a whole is and then discuss what a fraction of a set is. To supplement the learning going on in the classroom, students will be asked to practice these skills on IXL.com at home for about 10 minutes each night.
Keep in mind, students will continue to have daily math homework to reinforce skills learned in class as well as Daily 6 Review on Thursday nights. Also, please please please continue to work multiplication facts at home. We will continue to have quizzes Wednesday's and Friday's.
Below students are working to create the perfect Coffee Stand! They need to be money conscious and make sure they pay attention to the weather to best support their customers. This game is available to play at home through my website under Math Workshop.
We had planned to have our first writing piece done by Friday, but with all these strategies being taught, we are still making our writing better. I will keep you posted on when students will be publishing their first personal narrative.
From now on, students will all be learning the same spelling rule. In third grade, students are required to learn 7 rule patterns. We will follow a weekly schedule with a test on Friday. There won't be a list of words, but students will be practicing the pattern and are expected to know how to spell the pattern correctly. For instance, we will begin consonant doubling when adding an ending (hop to hopping). Throughout the week students will practice applying that rule to multiple words. Tests will always be on Friday's and students are welcome to take home their Word Work journal to practice the rules during the week.
Please remind your child that these words are not just to be memorized for the test on Friday's then forgotten. They need to be transferred and used in every subject, and most importantly WRITING!
*If you student is ready to start creating, make sure they bring their materials to class Friday so they are not wasting an hour. Many are choosing to do digital components, which is great, but some are needing poster board and other things. Make sure you discuss this with your child before this coming Friday.
Students are fully into our new Classroom Economy. Jobs are set and bank logs are rolling! Students were able to convert any tickets to dollars and are now keeping track of deposits or withdrawals. Pay day will be the 20th of every month, just like me!
Poetry, Poetry, Poetry!
Students have been actively learning about the different literary elements of poetry. Each new skill is modeled by me, practiced with a friend, then practiced on their own. We have alliteration in the classroom, onomatopoeia's in the hallway, and personification on the bulletin board outside my room. What will come next?
Personal Financial Literacy
As students have learned about personal financial literacy, students have been adding one component per day to a flipbook. Many of the our students have finished and they are now on display on lockers! Feel free to come and take a peek!
Poetry, Poetry, Poetry!
TOP NEWS by Jackson Dean
President Obama will propose to give FREE community college for 2 YEARS. That would be awesome if he does that because it would help people who can not afford college.
Paris Massacre Attack
This affected paris because terrorist killed 12 people. This occurred on Jan. 7, 2015. This happened because a French satirical magazine had published controversial Muhammad cartoons. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility on the 13 of Jan. 2015.
Friday, Jan. 23rd, 3:30pm
This is an online event.
Grandest Friends Day
Friday, Jan. 30th, 10:30am-12pm
3505 Amherst Avenue
GRANDest Friend's Day is a great opportunity for our children to show off their school work, art work, teachers and lockers to a grandparent, aunt, uncle, family friend, or any especially GRAND person.
Our time will be distributed like this: 10:30-10:50 Gym/10:50-11:10 Class