Mrs. Solis' 3rd Grade Class

February 15 - 19, 2016

What we are learning next week:

Reading: In reading we will be reading text to pull out facts, generate questions, and write responses. They will collect information and present ideas in an organized manner.


Writing: In Writing we will be finish our final draft of our country’s research. Later in the week we will be brainstorming our next writing topic with a focus on “important” personal narratives.


Math: Reading and answering questions about graphs will conclude this week. We’ll keep revisiting graphs across the rest of the year. We’ll also end the week with a quick check of these skills along with student’s work with 3 digit addition and subtraction problems.


Science:We will be exploring animal adaptations, camouflage, and the importance of structure and function within animal adaptations. We will be engaging in a hands on study of plant structure and functions.


Social Studies: We are finishing our country’s research. We are also mapping our dolls to the country to display outside our classroom. The end of the week we are starting our unit on first responders, military, and heroes in the community.

Homework

Math homework is on Google Classroom


Homework this week:
1. Read 20 minutes per day
2. Do one math problem from the document attached to homework
3. Do one choice from the spelling menu. Do spelling work in WTW notebook.
Turn EVERYTHING in on Friday morning.

STAAR Ready Dates

Monday February 22 and Monday February 29

Please make sure your child is at school on these dates and do not schedule doctor appointments or vacations on these days. We will be taking a “mock” STAAR test these days. This will help the students know what to expect on the real test days. Additionally, we will use this information to modify our instruction in the months of March and April in preparation for the STAAR test. Also, please do not print STAAR release tests and give them to your child. We will be using those tests and if your child has already taken them or studied them, then it will skew our data and the help that we are able to provide to all students. This test will not be counted as a grade.

Wish List

Prizes for the treasure box

Books for classroom library (send in books your child has read & is finished with)

Amazon Gift Cards for supplies and books

Donations to Donors Choose Projects (www.donorschoose.org)

Reminders

Library: Every Tuesday


We have P.E. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please make sure your child has tennis shoes. PE will be having "pop quizzes" and will be giving grades for tennis shoes.


Please initial your child’s planner every night.

Upcoming dates:

Feb. 15 - Student Holiday

Feb. 19 - Six Flags Reading Logs Due

Feb. 22/29 - STAAR Ready - see note above, be sure your child is at school

March 7 - Author Visit

March 14 - 18 - Spring Break

March 25 - Spring Holiday