3rd Grade News
Eagle Elementary - Mrs. Grant (Janurary 8,2016)
New Year.. New Goals!
Animal Specialty Research Project
At home activities
- Submit your top three animal choices on the Canvas module. If you are unable to access the module, you can go to the following link and submit your animal choices. http://goo.gl/forms/8uHCZTIGxO
- Research and bring in 5 credible resources to school by January 22nd.
- Bring in a shoe box to school by March 1st.
- Research and write/type an animal report
- Cite 5 credible resources
- Create a clay animal in art class
- Design and create a shoebox habitat for the clay animal
What we have been up to....
We have started Mystery book clubs and it has been fun! We have learned the basic elements of a mystery book, chose mysteries to read with others, and have enjoyed reading the first book in the Brixton Brothers series. While reading, we have discussed clues, theories, rereading to strengthen clues/theories, and thinking and acting like the main character. We will continue next week.
Since we don't have a ton of class time for this project, I have made the travel log into an optional project when the students have free time here at school. We plan to start Celebrating Culture until next week.
This week we worked on Captialization and Punctuation.
We wrote about a memorable small moment from over the holidays and are typing the stories on our Google Docs account.
How Can You Support at Home
There will be reading assignments on Canvas starting next week. Please support them by helping them navigate to Canvas using your web browser. If you aren't sure, you can access Canvas from the ZCS homepage. (or my link below) My assignments will be under Assignments on Canvas and will be titled with the date it was assigned. This will take place of the additional reading homework we had before the holidays because I would like them to become comfortable using Canvas. There will NOT be a daily Canvas assignment, but please check planners each night to make sure.
Math and Science
As you may have heard we’ve started our “Mad Minutes” in class this week. These continue to be a favorite activity to complete in class. The kids always beg me to do Mad Minutes. To ensure success, please make sure your child is practicing their math facts a few minutes each night. Once your child passes their 12 facts, they move on to “Mount McKinley” (I know they changed the name) and have qualified to climb the rock wall that will be at Eagle in May. We will take Mad Minute tests on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Next week we will begin decimals in class. This is always a tricky skill for some. Be on the lookout for homework next week dealing with decimals. It’s hard for many kids to visualize working with numbers smaller than one! I’m hoping to finish unit 5 by the end of next week and send home a study on Thursday or Friday. I’m tentatively looking to have our Unit 5 test on Wednesday, January 20th. This could change!
We’ve started our “Light” unit in Science. Key words for this unit will be Reflect, Refract, Shadow, and Absorb.
Thanks for all that you do! Please let me know if you have any questions.