Super Room 603
The Good,The Magical, Celebrations
I can't believe it's already November. This school year is flying by. I would like to take this time to talk about the WONDERFUL things happening in room 603.
Starting this month we will have S.L.A.M (Students learning and making GREAT choices) celebrations every other week. These celebrations are held by all 3rd grade teachers to celebrate students who have worked hard to maintain a 90% or higher positive behavior in Class Dojo.
I'm happy to announce that for the month of October I had 12 students who stayed in the homework club. Please join me as I congratulate the following students: Lorelei, Smith, Finn, London, Cecilia, Spencer, Jack, Georgia, Jeremy, Jacob, Jameel, Lilli.These students have worked really hard to complete their homework assignments on time. These students will also be invited to a homework club party happening Friday November 13, 2015.
Smith Olmstead, Lorelei Smith, and London Moore
These ladies are our newest Student Council members.
This month in Math we're covering multiplication and division and introducing students to area. The following standards are the standards we will cover in the upcoming weeks:
MGSE.3.OA.8. Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
MGSE.3.MD.5. Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.
a. A square with side length 1 unit, called “a unit square,” is said to have “one square unit” of area, and can be used to measure area.
b. A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units.(refer to array cards)
Reading is going really well. Every day we get the pleasure of reading another exciting book. In quarter 2 we will be reading stories that are myths, fables, or folktales. We will also read books that contains poetry. The goal is to have students be able to determine the central message, lesson, or moral of the story. Another goal is to also have students describe characters in a story and be able to ask and answer about what they've read.
ELAGSE3RL2: Determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
ELAGSE3RL3. Describe characters in a story (e.g. traits, motivations, or feelings)
In writing we will continue to cover conventions on Mondays. Every Monday your student learns a new convention. We have covered abstract /concrete nouns, dialogue, and possessives. In the upcoming weeks, your student will continue to work on multiple narrative writing pieces. By the end of the year, my expectation is to have every student able to write a well written 5 paragraph essay. Please help me in this effort by making sure your student is practicing writing and is reading literature that exposes them to good writing.
Science/ Social Studies
In Social Studies we are continuing to learn about the different branches of government. On Friday November 13, 2015 we will hold a classroom trail. The Plaintiffs are the Three bears and the defendant is Goldilocks.
* If you at anytime feel that your student needs practice work or a little extra support on the above topics, please feel free to contact me. Hopefully together we can come up with a perfect solution.
Save the Date
November 23-27 -No School- Thanksgiving Break
* Please support the Student Council canned food drive by donating cans of food. We are asking that each student brings in at least 4 cans.
* We have a student with a peanut allergy. Please try to refrain from sending snacks that may contain nuts with your student. Thanks in Advance.