3rd Grade News

Ms. Ramsey's Weekly Newsletter January 11, 2016

WELCOME BACK!

CURRICULUM CORNER

Spelling Words:

beautiful, safely, kindness, finally, spotless, worthless, illness, helpful, daily, suddenly, wireless, quietly, fairness, cheerful, painful, anxiously, thoughtfully, cautiously, tardiness, breathless

Vocab: anxiously, bay, blizzards, channel, chipped, melody, supplies, surrounded, symphony

Book of the Week: A Symphony of Whales

Comprehension Strategy/Skill: Story Structure, Generalize


Social Studies:.

Chapter 3 Lessons 1 and 2 - America’s First People and Early Explorers


Science: Chapter 4

Test Review and Test Friday

Vocabulary: arthropod, inherit, instinct, invertebrate, larva, metamorphosis, pupa, trait, vertebrate

January Reading Logs and AR Goals

1, January Reading Logs/Reflections:

I am aware that many children read books over the winter break that they had hoped to use towards the THREE reading reflections they are required to complete each month. However, the books that they are to reflect upon should be read in school (for the most part) during the month of January. However, I will allow students to complete AR tests on the books that they already read to help their scores on Accelerated Reader.


2. AR Goals:

If your child reads 3 books, takes 3 corresponding AR quizzes, and scores a passing grade on their AR quizzes by the end of each month, they will receive a dress down day at the beginning of the following month for reaching their AR goal :)

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, January 15 - Science Test, Spelling Test, Reading Weekly Test, HW Packet due

Monday, January 18 - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 20th- Field Trip form and money due

Wednesday, February 3, 2016- Invent an Animal Project due

Friday, February 5- Re-enrollment forms due

Monday, February 15 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, February 25th - Field Trip to Alliance Theater

Re-enrollment for 2016-2017

Please look for a BLUE re-enrollment form in your child's take-home folder. If you would like to re-enroll your child at FSA for the 2015-2016 school year, fill out the form and send it in to me by Friday, February 5th.

Jackets

We are experiencing some cold weather (finally!) and students NEED to bring an appropriate jacket to school for recess. They will not be allowed to play outside if they do not have a jacket. The jackets for recess do not have to have an FSA logo, but if your child wants to wear it during the school day, it must follow the school uniform code.

STUDY ISLAND

There are assignments posted for all content areas (Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies, and Math). These assignments align with GPS standards. New assignments are available for the month of January!


Extra for your child to practice at home!


http://www.studyisland.com

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We are not doing December AR logs since we only have 2 short weeks before winter break. Check your child's take-home folder TODAY for the Six Flags "Read to Succeed" packet. You may also like to click the following link to find out more!


https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/

GET CONNECTED TO OUR CLASS WITH THE HOMEROOM APP!

SYMBALOO EDU RESOURCES

Below are some more Symbaloo links for your child!


Mrs. Houston and I's 3rd grade Resources

http://edu.symbaloo.com/shared/AAAAAwQrGCQAA41_WBN4jg==


Reading/Spelling

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/reading-spellingsymbaloo


Elementary Science Resources

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/elementaryscience2


Elementary Math

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/elementarymath1


Grades 3-5 Resources

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/3-5-sites


Another Teacher's symbaloo that is excellent!!

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/missreicks3rdgrademix

REDBIRD (OLD EPGY)

Redbird Advanced Learning is available to our students in K through 5th grade. Please use your FSAConnect username and password to reach Redbird. This year we have created the same username and the same password for all online resources so that you don't need to memorize different passwords.


Click here to access Redbird Advanced Learning.

Ms. Chelsea Ramsey

Third Grade Teacher

Fulton Science Academy Private School

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students