Ms. Damschroder's 3rd Grade

Week of January 12, 2015


Blizzard Bag 1 is due on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. If you have any questions or need a copy, please let me know.

What do I do at home?

Read EVERY night. Find a good book and READ, READ, READ!! You should read for at least 15-20 minutes every day. Make sure you are not reading something that is too easy or too hard. If you need books, let Ms. Damschroder know.

Practice memorizing multiplication and division math facts. if you need flash cards, let Ms. Damschroder know. Students--you must memorize all basic multiplication and division facts before the end of the year. Timed multiplication tests will begin soon! BE READY!!

Coming later: Our next math unit will focus on the geometry standards.

Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.

Spelling Words

Practice your words every night. Make up chants, cheers or rhymes to help you remember the words. There will be a test on Friday!!

we're, wear, rice

where, with, slice

almost, also, price

always, impossible, mice

independent, lovable, twice

LIFT-OFF--Students going to LIFT-OFF will need a note on or before January 22, 2015!!!

Many students from my class have been attending the Lift-Off Program at the Presbyterian Church. The next session runs from January 8th-January 29th on Thursdays. If you signed a permission slip for your child to attend, I will also need a note or something written in their agenda so I know they will be attending. Some parents have already written notes in the agenda for each week and that is wonderful. You can also send in a note with your child on the day of Lift-Off if that is easier for you. Thank you for your cooperation!

Scholastic News

Students can log-in to see any of the Scholastic News magazines we do in class or they can see Scholastic News magazines sent home for homework. I showed students how to log-in during class. The password for students is MsD3D. A link to the Scholastic News website is below. A flyer with the log-in information is coming home with your child.