October 19, 2015
Front Row Math Website
In order to use it at home, you would log onto https://student.com/#login then enter your child's first and last name. The class code for our class is: y2tp5q. I would suggest starting with the domain - Base 10. First students will be given a quick assessment, then they will move onto the math practice. Students will earn cool incentives for providing correct answers. Please let me know if you have any questions about using Front Row.
Time for Kids Magazine
Students will need to bring Time for Kids back to school on Friday. After we read the cover story again as a class on Friday, students will take a quiz on the information in the cover story. Reading Time for Kids on a weekly basis will be a great opportunity to keep up with current events, to read informational text on interesting science and social studies topics, and to practice going back to text to find evidence in order to answer questions.
Box Tops for Education
The Media Center will have a grade level Box Tops for Education contest Oct. 19-30. Please save your Box Top UPC’s to send in during that time. The Media Center receives 10 cents from each UPC. Last year we collected over $3,000.00 in UPC’s. For more information visit http://www.boxtops4education.com. What a wonderful way to recycle trash!
Students have been prepared and are ready for their multiplication quizzes. Thank YOU for helping your child study on a daily basis for these fact fluency quizzes. Don't forget about using www.xtramath.org as one way to study multiplication facts.
October 21 - 3's
During our ELA time, we are working on writing summaries of stories which include the characters, setting, problem, and solution. As part of our study of traditional literature, we will be writing summaries of fairy tales this week.
Our class continues to work on writing scary stories about a time when they were scared or to create a story about a character who is scared. We are using the hamburger model as an outline and will be making the story juicy with lots of good details. We will be having mini-lessons on using transitional words such as first, next, then, and last as well as using precise vocabulary in our writing.
Next, we will move onto learning all about soil -why it is important, what it is made up of, how soil forms, and different types of soil.
Social Studies Update
This chapter will be broken into two parts: Native Americans and Explorers. Rather than having an end of chapter test, we will have a quiz on each part of the chapter.
Thursday, October 22 at 11:40 - Early Release Day & last day of first nine weeks
Friday, October 30 - LMES Fall Festival (5:30-8:30)
Wednesday, November 4 - Vision and Hearing Screening
*Please bring glasses if you wear them on a daily basis.
Monday, November 9 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
Wednesday, November 11 - Third Grade Veteran's Day Program