Third Grade #ReaganRays

June 4, 2018

Upcoming Dates

June 6, 3rd Grade Egg Drop

June 7, End of year party splash party and picnic

June 8, 2018 year book signing party! LAST DAY of SCHOOL early release 12:00 pm

End of the Year Splash Day Party

Goodbye Third Grade, Hello Summer!


On Thursday June 7th please join our 3rd graders for our end of the year party! We will grab lunch at 11:30 and head outside for a class picnic . After lunch we will enjoy popsicles and rotate through several water stations. Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel!


We are in need of donations to make our splash party fun and successful. You can bring them to your classroom teacher anytime. Thank you!

  • spray bottles
  • self sealing water balloons
  • volunteers

The Great 3rd Grade Egg Drop Contest

When: Wednesday, June 6th at 8:00 a.m.

Where: Outside by the big playground

TASK: Design and build a container that will hold and protect a raw egg when dropped from the roof of the school.

WHAT MATERIALS Should I USE?

  • Any materials your parents will let you use from home.

  • Don’t spend money!

  • Recycled items is the best way to go.

  • Absolutely NO peanut butter please!

  • Wrap your raw egg in a plastic baggie before you build around the egg.


SIZE: No larger than 1 cubic foot.

Bring your contraption to class on Wednesday, June 6th. Please DO NOT bring in earlier.

Last week of school agenda!

*Monday, June 4th:

Class Talent Show- They have signed up to perform individually or with a group. They will perform in class on Monday.


Day of Play-The kiddos can bring a board game or toy to play with their classmates.


*Tuesday, June 5th:

Kickball Tournament- Please make sure your child has tennis shoes and appropriate clothing on to be outside. Make sure they put on sunscreen and bring water! Talent show winners perform in neighborhood.


*Wednesday, June 6th:

Egg Drop Contest- You can find the details on the 3rd Grade Newsletter. I hope you can join that morning, it is always a fun time!!


*Thursday, June 7th:

Picnic Lunch @ 11:30- We will be eating outside as a grade level.

3rd Grade Splash Day @ 12:00-12:30ish- The kiddos will go through 6 different "Splash Day" fun rotations. They will be outside and will get wet, so please make sure they have sunscreen on and a towel. They can bring a change of clothes if needed. We are asking for water balloon donations to be sent in that day if you are able to help please let me know. :) We would love for you all to join the fun!


*Friday, June 8th:

Last Day of School- We will be sign yearbooks, autograph books, T-Shirts (if approved by you), etc. that morning. Dismissal at 12pm and no lunch served that day.

Homework

Math-

Bridges Practice: NO Homework


Imagine Math, Math FACT PRO


Multiplication facts through the 10's NEED to be mastered. Please practice with your child a few minutes every night. This will make math much easier as we move into triple digits and multiplication and division math problems.


Reading

60 minutes per week

iStation


Spelling - No Spelling


Login and Passwords for Ronald Reagan

Second Step - Family The Second Step program increases kids’ school success and decreases problem behaviors by teaching them skills for learning

Free Apps for the Classroom

Free Math Apps

These apps are based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. All apps are available in two or more versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad).

Language Arts

Year at a glance


In this unit of study on research, students will be immersed in reading literary nonfiction (biography). They will pursue information related to their personal interests as they generate a list of topics and questions to research.


Students learn to:


  • Make inferences, and draw conclusions about the structure of literary nonfiction, including the difference between biography and autobiography

  • Identify the topic and locate the author’s stated purpose

  • Identify the facts and details that support the main idea

  • Use text features to locate information and make and verify predictions

  • Research topics of interest by generating questions about what they want to learn and narrowing the topic

  • Generate a research plan and gather relevant information

  • Compose a research project using the elements of the writing process

  • Analyze a standardized test, becoming familiar with the test testing genre/format and make connections

Math

Year At a Glance for Parent

Unit 7 Newsletter


Unit Summary:


This unit provides a review of material covered earlier in the year, as well as opportunities to extend skills and concepts into work with larger numbers and bigger ideas. Early in the unit, students learn to multiply single digits by multiples of 10. That skill is then extended into building and sketching 1-digit by 2-digit multiplication combinations. Working with multiplication beyond the basic facts provides rich opportunities to review the commutative and distributive properties and tap into the power of the associative property of multiplication. Having worked previously with fractions as parts of a whole and distances along a number line, students are introduced to linear and area models that allow them to see fractions as parts of a set as well as a parts of a whole. These models include a ruler, an egg carton, a 12-foot strip of adding machine tape, and a circle graph. The unit ends with a foray into data collection, representation, and interpretation of data.

Science/Social Studies

Students explore their local environment during their exploration, students will study the structure and function, life cycles, inherited traits and learned behaviors of plants and animals. They describe the flow of energy in food chains and how food chains are impacted by changes to the environment. Students transfer this knowledge to plants and animals that live in other environments.

LISD Learning Sites

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