Tilford Times Newsletter

February 8th-15th 2016

This Weeks Agenda

Weekly Academic Standards

Reading: 3.RL.2.1 Ask 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.

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.5: Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by modeling with unit squares, and show that the area is the same as

would be found by multiplying the side lengths. Identify and draw rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same

area and different perimeters.3.M.6: Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths to solve real-world problems and other mathematical

problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.3.M.7: Find perimeters of polygons given the side lengths or by finding an unknown side length.

EDM Unit 3 - Perimeter and Area

We have spent several days learning and practicing how to find the perimeter and area of rectangles and polygons. We will practice area Monday, review Study Guide Tuesday and Test Wednesday.

Monday: EDM home link 3-8

Tuesday: Homework - Perimeter and Area Study Guide

Wednesday: No Homework

Thursday: 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.M.5: Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by modeling with unit squares, and show that the area is the same as

would be found by multiplying the side lengths. Identify and draw rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same

area and different perimeters.

3.M.6: Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths to solve real-world problems and other mathematical

problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.

3.M.7: Find perimeters of polygons given the side lengths or by finding an unknown side length.

Reading/Language Journey's Lesson 12

Focus Wall https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/in/gr3/focuswall_9780547933573_/html/lesson12.html

Journey's Lesson 12- Read Tops and Bottoms (Tall Tale).

Spelling/phonics - we will study simple homophones, words that sound the same but are spelled different and have different meanings as well as words ending in -er and -le

Your child writes their spelling words in their planner on Monday. They will use their words to complete the "Spelling word work Bingo" worksheet- due Thursday

Grammar- writing using quotations.


Comprehension, Spelling, Phonics and grammar test will be on Thursday morning.

Writing Packet - Thursday 2/11/16

The kids will continue to focus on writing a constructed response to literary and non-fiction text. At the beginning of each week the class will receive a reading and writing packet to complete over the course of the week - due each Friday. Be sure to stay on topic! Answer the specif question - Describe the character, summarize, author's purpose.

Each packet will receive 3 grades : Reading multiple choice questions), Writing (organization), and Conventions (spelling/grammar).

Please refer to the writing rubric that was attached to your child's practice response last week(1/18). I will be using the same rubric to grade their writing/conventions 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

Music Test Monday! kiddos received their study cards last Monday to study.

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

Valentine Exchange

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 1-2pm

301 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Kids need to bring an empty cereal box to decorate for our Valentine exchange.

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 Feb. 5th, 2015

Monday, Feb. 1st, 7am to Friday, Feb. 5th, 9am

301 West 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Items will arrive in 5 business days.

http://www.scholastic.com/home

Part 1 ISTEP Testing Window

Monday, Feb. 29th, 9pm to Friday, March 11th, 3pm

301 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

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 October 13th, 2015