# Tilford Times Newsletter

### February 15th-19th 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.NS.3: **Understand a fraction, 1/b, as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction, a/b, as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. [In grade 3, limit denominators of fractions to 2, 3, 4, 6, 8.]

**3.NS.4: **Represent a fraction, 1/b, on a number line by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole, and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.

**3.NS.5: **Represent a fraction, a/b, on a number line by marking off lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b, and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.

**3.NS.6: **Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, based on the same whole or the same point on a number line.

3.NS.8: Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size based on the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions (e.g., by using a visual fraction model).

## EDM Unit 8 - Fractions

We will start this unit with a pretest on Tuesday. This will guide my instruction and focus over the next few weeks.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Homework - shading fractions of a whole

Wednesday: Homework- dividing equal parts Lesson 12-1

Thursday: Homework - comparing fractions and regions 12-2

Friday: No Homework - Fractions and sets

**We will also have a ISTEP math packet focusing in rounding numbers. - Due Friday**

**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.NS.3: Understand a fraction, 1/b, as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction, a/b, as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. [In grade 3, limit denominators of fractions to 2, 3, 4, 6, 8.]

## Reading/Language Journey's Lesson 12

**Journey's Lesson 13**- Yonder Mountain - A Cherokee Legend

Comprehension skill - Compare and Contrast and Finding Story Message

**Spelling/phonics** - Our list of words will focus on contractions with the endings -n't, 'd, 've. Students will write their spelling words in their planner Tuesday morning. They will use their words to complete the "Spelling word work Bingo" worksheet- due Friday

**Grammar**- subject - verb agreement.

**Vocabulary- **Homophones and homographs

*Comprehension, Spelling, Phonics, Vocabulary, and grammar tests will be on Friday morning.*

## Math Packet - Thursday 2/18/16

We will have a math ISTEP packet this week. This packet will focus on rounding numbers to nearest 10 and 100. Use the examples to help you and use constructed response to answer the written portion.

*example: How do you know 15 rounds up to 20? *

*I know 15 rounds up to 20 because, the number in the ones place is 5 and when the number is 5 or greater you round up. 15 would round to 20. *

## Music Notes Newsletter

Music Test Retakes are due Tuesday! All students that received a pink retake slip have one week to retake the test. Students received their retake slip last Monday.

## Upcoming Events

### Part 1 ISTEP Testing Window

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

### 301 East 10th Street

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### Scholastic Book Order Due Feb. 5th, 2015

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

### 301 West 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

The above link is the full list of reading and language arts standards students should master by the end of 3rd grade.

The above link is the full list of academic standards every 3rd grader should know by the end of 3rd grade.

Find, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary and Spelling in Think Central. You must use Chrome to open Think Central.

Find games, home links and lessons

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.

Use Classroom code MHBGR to order online. Next book order will go through on October 13th, 2015