Room 113 News
A glimpse into your child's week! January 19-23
Greetings from Third Grade!
What a short week it's been! Students brought home their report cards today. Please review it with them, recognize their successes and set realistic goals to help with the deficit areas.
A new marking period marks a new chance to try again. Please remind your child of this!
Something new and exciting this week, was the roll out of our classroom chrome books. We've gotten a bit creative with sharing 8 chrome books among 31 students, but we are making it work and the kids are enjoying the time spent learning with technology. I've really stepped out of my comfort zone this week, and I think it's good for the kids to witness that!
2nd 100 Frye Words
Students will then be given their final list of words for the year. These words, as you may have guessed, will be increasingly more difficult than the first two sets have been.
SCIENCE - Sound Energy
Types of Volume
We are working on keeping our class volume a lot more SOFT!
Things to Know:
The most important concepts about sound (so far!)
We have yet to add our ideas to this chart... your child has been asked to think about different sound sources and sound receivers for next week!
In addition, students were given the assignment to "Create an Instrument". A rubric was sent home with students out Wednesday, outlining the requirements of the instrument. Instruments are due in class this Monday. Students will be sharing their instrument in class that day.
On Wednesday, students participated in an activity using the book The Doorbell Rang and Cookie Crisp cereal to get back into the swing of things. Thank you for being a patient "student" on Wednesday night and allowing your child to "play teacher" to get their homework completed.
Next week we will complete Topic 7 and review for our upcoming Topic 7 Test.
Beginning next week, your child will now be encouraged to check out at least one Non-Fiction book in the library each week. We are moving from the study of fiction, to that of non-fiction. We will begin by talking a lot about the text features of this genre and then moving in to being able to identify the most important information in a non-fiction passage.
We ran out of time to do much else this week in Reading, but we are beginning A Lion to Guard Us. It will serve as a nice way to end our day each day and also helps support some of the content we'll be covering in Social Studies.
- a realistic story idea (believable!)
- a character who wants or needs something
- a problem
- a solution
We read more realistic fiction stories this week, including an interactive session with Mrs. Kimball in the Library on Wednesday. Students seem to have a good grasp of what makes up a realistic fiction story. We will begin selecting story ideas next week. Stay tuned!
Third Graders Take Pride in What They Do!
Julia earned 4 medals and 1 trophy at this past weekend's gymnastic meet! She got "1st place on floor, 3rd place on bars, 5th place on vault, 8th place on beam and 2nd on 'All-Around'" She is in Level 4. Way to go, Julia!
Something to remember...
Luke was very proud of his achievement. This week he read and passed a 3 point Accelerated Reader book with a score of 100%! He SHOULD be proud! :)
RESOURCES to REMEMBER
Link to our Class Schedule
Tuesdays - Library 2:45 - 3:30
Fridays - Computer Lab 10:00 - 11:00
Mon/Wed = Gym, Tues/Thurs = Music, Fri = Movement
UPCOMING DATES TO KNOW:
Jan 23 - Report Cards were sent home with Students
Jan 26 - 30 Star Student - Carter Rhoads
Feb 2 - Mother/Son Bowling
Feb 7 - Daddy/Daughter Dance
Feb 13 - Valentine's & Multiplication Sundae Party (more info to come)
For those of you who like/need(!) to plan ahead and are thinking about Valentine's Day... students will need to bring in a box or bag with their name clearly labeled, This will house their valentines. We have 31 students in our classroom (a class list will be sent home soon). We will be passing out valentines and having our multiplication sundae party from 3-3:30 on Friday, February 13th.