Mrs. Lomazov's 3rd Grade Happenings

January 11 - 15

Reading...

In reading workshop this week we discussed different text features in non-fiction books. We also worked on paraphrasing a passage from informational text.


A quick reminder that the expectations for 3rd grade is that students will read for 30 minutes 5 out of 7 days each week. This is a part of 3rd grade homework expectations. Please monitor your child's reading and remind them to record their reading in their reading logs. So far in December and January I only received reading logs from a couple students in the class!

Writing...

Our young authors started informational writing. This week they generated ideas about topics they know a lot about and could teach others. The end result will be each author will have a informational book they wrote!

Math…

Our young mathematicians continued working with multiplication. A packet of arrays should have come on Friday.


As we progress through the math curriculum, it is essential for students to be able to solve basic addition facts quickly from memorization. Flash cards are a simple, low tech way to work on this. The website Xtramath.org is a good site to help practice math facts s. Spending 5 - 10 minutes a day would be a powerful way to support this learning.


Prodigygame.com is another website that supports math skills. As your child plays, they go through a diagnostic screening and they receive math questions based upon their abilities. Most students find this a really fun game, the more they play the more they learn!

Social Studies & Science...

We finished our unit on economy. Next week we will start Rocks and Minerals in science.

Please & Thank you...

As we have returned to our routine, so has our need for supplies. We are low on extra snacks as well as disinfecting wipes. If you are able to send in anything, it would be really appreciated.


Thank you to all of the parents that have been able to volunteer! I am working on a new SignUpGenius form! I hope to get it out to you next week. Feel free to sign up for a time that works for you!

Miscellaneous...

After several weeks of warmer than normal temperatures, winter weather has hit with a vengeance! The district policy is that students go outside for recess unless the windchill is below 0. Please make sure that your child has all of the essential gear to stay warm and still be able to enjoy the fresh air and socialization.


Since we returned to school, your child has been bringing home packets of work from units of study from November and December. With our new Learning Feedback Document (report card and grading system) 3rd grade has decided to keep the essential activities until the unit ends so that they can be closely examined to determine mastery of concepts and skills. Being a new format it takes longer to evaluate and return; I appreciate your patience as I assimilate to this progression document.


I will also send home information through out the unit to keep you aware of how your child is doing. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Just a Reminder...

Januaary 22 .............................................................................Family Movie Night - 7:00-8:45

January 28-29 Half Days for Students ......................................... Teacher Half Records Day