# Mrs. Lyons' Class Week 7

## September 28 - October 2

Thanks so much to those who came to Open House! We had a great night! If you did not make it, but would like a copy of my syllabus and Math brochure, just send an email or note and I will send it home with your child.

I cannot believe we are starting week 7 already! I am looking forward to the cooler weather and October activities! I love this time of year. It's a time where we can really dig into some great thematic lessons! October is a great month for lessons on pumpkins and creepy things like bats and spiders! The kids have fun while learning new vocabulary and close reading techniques.

We will be scheduling conferences soon. An announcement will be made when the schedule is open.

## Test Schedule

Thursday October 1st
1. Chapter 3 Math Test
2. Math Vocabulary
3. Sharks True/False Assessment

Math Ch. 3 Study Guide:

Listen to the story, draw and write the numbers

Part, Part, Whole. Write how many yellow.

Circle and cross out to subtract

Write the difference

Problem Solving: Example Question: There are 8 plums in a basket. Joni takes 1 plum and eats it. How many plums are left? Draw OR write to explain. *** Student must draw 8 items then circle and cross out 1, OR write an equation to explain. (8-1= 7)

Math Vocabulary:

Add, equals (=), plus (+), sum, addition number sentence, subtract, minus, difference

## Homework Packet

Due on or before Friday 10/2

Packet includes:

• Math 3.5 - 3.8
• Science: Shark KWL Chart

Review Excel lesson of the day and 5 minutes each night on Rainbow Facts

* Homework is a grade. Fully completed homework packets receive full credit, partially completed homework receives partial credit. Late homework does not receive full credit unless absent or a special circumstance. Students know where and how to turn in homework and each student is called by name to check binder as a last call on Friday. Homework can be turned in early, but only as a completed packet.

## Math This Week:

Ch. 3 Subtraction Concepts

Subtract from 8 or Less, Subtract in Vertical Form, Subtraction Problem Solving, Subtraction Exit Slips, Subtraction Story Problems

Ch. 3 Vocabulary: whole, part, subtract, minus sign, equal sign, subtraction sentence, difference, zero

Excel Lessons: 24-28

Please use the link above to review / play games if your child needs extra help in math.

## Unit B: Animals

We will finish our lesson on sharks this week with a close reading on tiger sharks and great white sharks.

Activities this week:

• Vocabulary mini booklets
• Compare and contrast Tiger Sharks and Great White Sharks

Themed units starts in October with a continuing lesson on Unit B: Animals.

We will begin October with a close reading on Bats!

## Social Studies

We will be working in our Maps, Globes, and Graphs book in class as well as talking about our Social Studies word of the day.

Social Studies units start in November and/or mini lessons on special events.

November Units: Pilgrims, The Mayflower, The First Thanksgiving Play