Tilford Times Newsletter

January 19th-22nd 2016

This Weeks Agenda

Weekly Academic Standards

Social Studies - Standard 1. 3.1.9 Define Immigration and explain how immigrants enriches community. 3.1.6 Use a variety of resources to gather information about your regions communities; identify factors that make the region unique, including cultural diversity, industry, the arts and architecture.

Reading: 3.RN.2.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, using words such as first, next, finally, because, problem, solution. 3.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and gain meaning from text ( mod content-specific words and phrases in a nonfiction text relevant to a third grade topic or subject area. 3.RV.3.2 Determine the meanings of general academic and content-specific words and phrases in nonfiction text relevant to a third grade topic or subject area.

Writing: 3.W.4 Apply the writing process to generate a draft by developing, selecting and organizing ideas relevant to topic, purpose, and genre; revise to improve writing, using appropriate reference materials and edit writing for format and conventions.

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

Math: 3.M.3 Choose and use appropriate units and tools to estimate and measure length, weight, and temperature. Estimate and measure length to 1/4 inch, weight in pounds, and temperature in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.

EDM Unit 3

WE will begin unit 3 in EDM - Measurement. we will be measuring inches and centimeters to the 1/2 and 1/4. We will also be taking a Mid Year Assessment.

Monday and Tuesday we will focus on measuring to the 1/2 inch. Wed and Thurs we will focus on measuring to the 1/4 inch.

**Please check your child's planner each night for specific daily homework.

Continue to have kids login to www.Multiplcation.com to practice their facts

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.

Social Studies Unit 3 Immigration

We will continue our 3 week unit on Immigration Tuesday Jan. 20th, 2016. I will be reading Coming to America, The Story of Immigration in class. We will cover Ellis Island, Slavery, and Western Expansion. They will have a short journal assignment to complete with this week's story.


**Feb. 2nd our class will join Mrs. Osika's class for a study trip to the Swedish Museum in Chicago, IL. ( permission slip goes home 1-11-16, see event below)

3.RN.2.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, using words such as first, next, finally, because, problem, solution. 3.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and gain meaning from text ( mod content-specific words and phrases in a nonfiction text relevant to a third grade topic or subject area. 3.RV.3.2 Determine the meanings of general academic and content-specific words and phrases in nonfiction text relevant to a third grade topic or subject area.

Writing

Over the next several weeks we will focus on constructed response to literary and non-fiction text. Tuesday Jan. 19th, the class will receive a reading and writing packet to complete over the week - due Friday 1-22. Please refer to the writing rubric that was attached to your child's practice response last week. I will be using the same rubric to grade their writing each week.

3.W.4 Apply the writing process to generate a draft by developing, selecting and organizing ideas relevant to topic, purpose, and genre; revise to improve writing, using appropriate reference materials and edit writing for format and conventions.

Music Notes Newsletter

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

https://www.smore.com/33qyh-3rd-grade-music-notes?ref=email

Upcoming Events

Swdeish Immigration Museum

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 9am-2:30pm

Swedish Immigration Museum, Chicago Il.

Cost per student is $11.00.

Permission slip will go home this week and must be returned by Jan 27th.

Please send EXACT cash or check.

Students will need a sack lunch and water or juice. (NO POP or CANDY/GUM)

Please RSVP below if you are interested in being a chaperon. Space is LIMITED and will be chosen at random.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

No School for Students

Friday, Feb. 12th, 8am to Monday, Feb. 15th, 3:30pm

301 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

No School - Presidents weekend.


(built in snow make up days)

Scholastic Book Order Due Jan. 22nd, 2015

Monday, Jan. 4th, 7am to Friday, Jan. 22nd, 9am

301 West 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Items will arrive in 5 business days.

http://www.scholastic.com/home

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