Room 113 News
A glimpse into your child's week! January 12 - 16
Greetings from Third Grade!
Today marked the end of the 2nd Marking Period. Is it hard to believe that your child is halfway to 4th Grade?! Report cards are in the works and will be sent home with your child next Friday, 1/23.
A new marking period marks a new chance to try again. Please remind your child of this!
Students received a new AR Goal sheet today and have been instructed to place it in their binder rings and leave it there. They began to work towards their new goal this afternoon.
I am trying to keep each subject below, narrowed down to the most important things your child should have learned this week. This has been done in an effort to keep this from becoming too wordy, but more importantly, to allow you to be informed of quick tidbits of learning that you can reinforce in everyday life.
In case you are wondering what the picture of the boxes is for..... THE CHROME BOOKS ARE HERE!!!! For more information on why we are getting the kids hooked on Google Chrome through the use of Chrome books, see the video below:
SCIENCE - Sound Energy
VOLUME - how LOUD or SOFT a sound is
PITCH - how HIGH or LOW the tone is
Because math fact fluency is necessary for division, we spent this week working on memorizing facts. Students have been asked to devote some time each day over the long weekend to make sure their facts are mastered. This has been an initiative since the beginning of December and is completely reasonable. Next week we will begin Division again, and will start by reviewing Lesson 7-1.
Our focus of instruction will be switching from fiction to non-fiction in the coming weeks. This is typically a bit harder. Your child will now be encouraged to check out at least one Non-Fiction book in the library each week.
We will also begin a new shared novel, A Lion to Guard Us. It will serve as a nice way to end our day each day and also helps support some of the content we'll be covering in Social Studies.
- a realistic story idea (believable!)
- a character who wants or needs something
- a problem
- a solution
We've begun to read some examples of realistic fiction (most picture books) as well. Next week we will get closer to picking out realistic fiction story idea.
RESOURCES to REMEMBER
Link to our Class Schedule
Tuesdays - Library 2:45 - 3:30
Fridays - Computer Lab 10:00 - 11:00
Mon/Wed = Gym, Tues/Thurs = Music, Fri = Movement
UPCOMING DATES TO KNOW:
Jan 19 - NO SCHOOL (MLK Jr. Day)
Jan 20 - NO SCHOOL (Records Day)
Jan 21-23 Star Student - Isaiah Gibbs
Jan 23 - Report Cards will be sent home with Students
Jan 26 - 30 Star Student - Carter Rhoads
Feb 2 - Mother/Son Bowling
Feb 7 - Daddy/Daughter Dance