What's Happening in Community Three
Think, Innovate, Create
September 16, 2016
As we are preparing for this field trip, some of our patriots are not able to attend for financial reasons. If you would like to donate to the Field Trip Scholarship Fund, please let your lead learner know by sending in your money this Monday (labeled for the Field Trip Scholarship Fund). Any donations are appreciated!
Our next focus is shifting to multiplication. We will be learning strategies to multiply, such as repeated addition, making equal groups, creating arrays, and skip counting. Learners will also need to understand that multiplication is a comparison. For example, 20 is 5 times as many as 4 and 4 times as many as 5. Be on the lookout for more information and help needed for Multiplication Sundaes. This is great motivation for learners to develop automaticity with their multiplication facts!
You can view our Math standards at: http://alex.state.al.us/standardAll.php?grade=3&subject=MA2015&summary=2. This will give you an idea of the material we will be covering over the course of this year.
Working together to problem solve with a "Stick-It"
Each learner in the group solved the problem independently. Then, they share their solutions and reasoning with the group. Together, the group chooses the "best" solution to present.
Reviewing Place Value
Comparing numbers in math stations
Greater than or Less than?
Who will win this round? Games make learning fun!
Working together to problem solve with a "Stick-It"
C3 Learners have been busy writing! Our focus in the past few weeks has been on the process of writing, what writers “do” when they write. We have talked about why writers write, how writers get their ideas, and the different things we do with our writing from start to finish. Learners have been brainstorming different writing topics, drafting various pieces in their writing folders and sharing those ideas and drafts with their peers. The “process of writing” will guide us throughout the year, as we weave in the different types of writing (narrative, opinion, and informational) and various craft lessons to continually strengthen the different things we write.
In reading we have been looking at the structure of stories, focusing on plot. Learners have been analyzing stories to find the sequence of events, problem, and resolution. We will continue this, but our focus will shift to plays and scripts and how they are structured differently.
The English Language Arts standards for our grade level can be found at: http://alex.state.al.us/standardAll.php?grade=3&subject=ELA2015&summary=2.
After several weeks of studying about our continents and oceans, we will begin introducing our first project "From Seed to Table." Learners will be exploring the question, "What will it become?". We will be planting a cabbage garden. Our goal with the project is to use this garden to improve academic achievement, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage community involvement, social development, and connect to the natural world. This project will offer different opportunities depending on each individual learner's curiosity to explore a certain aspect of our garden Learner will have different milestones during each phase of the project. We encourage you to ask your learners about this project to help us expand their curiosity. We ask for your support in this exciting time by sending in a concrete block or $2. This will help us as we are stirring curiosity, making learning authentic, and being innovative!
By now you should have received access to your child's FreshGrade account. If you have not received access, please contact your child's homeroom teacher, and she will be able to assist you. With this being said, your child will be learning how to upload his or her own work to FreshGrade.... PLEASE be patient with us as this may take some time. :)
Latest from the Lunchroom
MONDAY: Papa John's Pizza (pepperoni and a limited supply of cheese only) $4.00
TUESDAY: Slushy $1.25
WEDNESDAY: Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich $3.75 OR Combo (Sandwich with snack and small water or milk) $5.00
THURSDAY: Slushy $1.25
FRIDAY: Chick-Fil-A Sausage Biscuit at breakfast $3.00
Please take a moment to discuss with your learner what ala carte items you approve of him or her purchasing each week. You can view their purchases and add money to their accounts online at http://PayPAMS.com.
Sat ,Sep 17 Cross Country - Prattville Lions:
Mon ,Sep 19 04:30 PM JV Volleyball @ Park Crossing with SouthsideMS Volleyball @ Catholic with ACA
Mon ,Sep 19 05:00 PM JV Football @ Tallassee
Mon ,Sep 19 PTSA Cookie Dough Orders Due
Tue ,Sep 20 05:00 PM JV Volleyball vs. Auburn
Thu ,Sep 22 05:30 PM MS Volleyball @ Eclective with PCA
Sat ,Sep 24 JV Volleyball vs. Providence Christian Tournament
Mon ,Sep 26 Spirit Day at Cucos - Lunch and Dinner
Tue ,Sep 27 Spirit Week - Camo Day
Tue ,Sep 27 JV Football @ Reeltown
Wed ,Sep 28 Spirit Week - Crazy Hat/Sock Day
Wed ,Sep 28 05:30 PM JV Volleyball @ Auburn with Brookstone
Thu ,Sep 29 Spirit Week - Favorite Team Day
Fri ,Sep 30 12:00 AM Spirit Week - Tacky Day
News from the PTSA
We encourage ALL of our parents to join the PTSA! Each Lead Learner has joined already. Invite grandparents, neighbors, and community members to join and support PRS. The PTSA does a great deal of fantastic things for our school.
Now's the time to join! Find the membership form here:
Community 3 Lead Learners
Our students are lifelong learners who use their knowledge, skills,
and influence to make the world a better place.
To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students
have ownership over their learning and are inspired
to think, innovate, and create.
Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30.
Bell rings at 8:00.
Dismissal begins at 3:00.
500 Avenue of Learning Pike Road, AL 36064
School Phone Number