Tilford Times Newsletter

March 21st- 25th 2016

Why should my child read 20 minutes a day?

I know the reading log can be an after thought and a last priority on the list of many things you and your family need to fit in your evening and weekends. Please Read the article above to learn more about "Why your child should read 20 min per day"

This Weeks Agenda

Envisions and Everyday Math Geometry Unit 6

Monday: More Solid Figures, homework - 3D shapes foldables

Tuesday: Lines and Line Segments

Wednesday: More Lines and line Segments

Thursday: Ploygons

Friday: 3D shapes, lines, segments and polygon quiz, No Homework

**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.

3.NS.3: Understand a fraction, 1/b, as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction, a/b, as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. [In grade 3, limit denominators of fractions to 2, 3, 4, 6, 8.]

Reading/Literature Unit

Reading- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Literature- We will finish reading and listening to the The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. We have also completed a vocabulary log, story predictions, chapter questions and a character and comparison flip book in class. All classwork MJET reading packet is due Thursday March 24th, 2016.

The reading and comprehension for this unit is ALL in class assignments

Here is the link to purchase the paperback or e copy of your own: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/miraculous-journey-of-edward-tulane-kate-dicamillo/1100305946

Spelling/phonics -Spelling words short vowel +/r/ sound

(ar, or)

Vocabulary- Literature vocabulary will be studied as we read it in context within each chapter.


We will focus on pronoun-verb agreement, prefixes in-, im-

The best way to practice understanding author's purpose, point of view and comparison of text is by reading daily. Please see article posted at top of Newsletter "Why Should My Child Read 20 Minutes a Day?"

Weekly Academic Standards

Reading: 3.RL.1 Read and comprehend a variety of literature within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 2-3. By the end of grade 3, students interact with texts proficiently and independently. 3.RL.2.1Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RL.2.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the plot.

Structural Elements and Organization

3.RL.3.1 Use terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza to refer to the parts of stories, plays, and poems; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

3.RL.3.2 Distinguish personal point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

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.NS.3: Understand a fraction, 1/b, as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction, a/b, as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. [In grade 3, limit denominators of fractions to 2, 3, 4, 6, 8.]

3.NS.4: Represent a fraction, 1/b, on a number line by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole, and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.

3.NS.5: Represent a fraction, a/b, on a number line by marking off lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b, and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.

3.NS.6: Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, based on the same whole or the same point on a number line.

3.NS.8: Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size based on the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions (e.g., by using a visual fraction model).

Music Notes Newsletter

Music Test Retakes are due Tuesday! All students that received a pink retake slip have one week to retake the test. Students received their retake slip last Monday.


Upcoming Events

Spring Break

Saturday, March 26th, 8am to Sunday, April 3rd, 7:45pm

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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

IDOE College and Career Reading Standards

The above link is the full list of reading and language arts standards students should master by the end of 3rd grade.

IDOE College and Career Math Standards

The above link is the full list of academic standards every 3rd grader should know by the end of 3rd grade.

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 March 16th, 2015