# Wonderful Room 603

## The Good, The Magical, Celebrations

Hello,

I can't believe it's already December. This school year is flying by. I would like to take this time to talk about the WONDERFUL things happening in room 603.

The Good

Around this time of year, 3rd graders are introduced to Area. I've noticed that my class is doing an exceptional job determining the area of various shapes. In order to determine the area of a shape, students need to be fluent with their multiplication facts. Please continue to encourage them to study their multiplication facts. I will send home practice sheets starting this week.

The Magical

I'm happy to announce that for the month of November I had 9 students who stayed in the homework club. Please join me as I congratulate the following students: Lorelei, Smith, Finn, London,Spencer, Jeremy, Jacob, Freddrick and Jameel.These students have worked really hard to complete their homework assignments on time. These students will also be invited to a homework club party happening Friday December 11 , 2015.

Celebrations:

The following person has a birthday this month: Smith - December 16

Classroom Shout-outs to Smith, London, Finn, Lorelei, Spencer, and Jeremy

Thank you for always being on task.

## What's Happening in Room 603

Math

This month in Math we're covering area, perimeter, and input/output. The following standards are the standards we will cover in the upcoming weeks:

OA.9. Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations.2 For example, observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.

MD.5. Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.

MD.6. Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).

MD.7. Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

Reading is going well. Every day we get the pleasure of reading another exciting book. In quarter 2 we have read a variety of informational and narrative stories. We are finishing up this quarter by focusing on character traits and determining the relationship/ connection between two stories.

ELAGSE3RI3: Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

ELAGSE3RF3

-How can the ability to decode multi-syllabic words help me improve as a reader?

-What are some strategies to use when reading irregularly spelled words?

ELAGSE3RL3. Describe characters in a story (e.g. traits, motivations, or feelings)

Writing

In writing we will continue to cover conventions on Mondays. Every Monday your student learns a new convention. We are covering irregular plural nouns. In the upcoming weeks, your student will work on multiple narrative writing pieces. By the end of the year, my expectation is to have every student able to write a well written 5 paragraph essay. Please help me in this effort by making sure your student is practicing writing and is reading literature that exposes them to good writing.

ELACC3L1.a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences

ELACC3W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Science/ Social Studies

In Science we're learning about the different regions in Georgia. We're focusing on the Piedmont, Mountains, Coastal Plain, Swamp/ Marsh, and Atlantic Ocean. We're also learning about animals I always enjoy teaching this unit because the students get really excited about the animals.

S3L1. Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and the dependence of organisms on their habitat. c. Identify features of animals that allow them to live and thrive in different regions of Georgia.

* If you at anytime feel that your student needs practice work or a little extra support on the above topics, please feel free to contact me. Hopefully together we can come up with a perfect solution.

## Save the Date

December 3- Clarke County Christmas Parade

December 10- Holiday Musical 6p.m.

December 18- Classroom Holiday Party

December 21-Jan.4- Winter Break

## Holiday Party

I can't believe it's already that time of year! This year our classroom Holiday party will be held on Friday December 18, 2015. This year our class will be participating in Secret Santa. I will send home more information about this event on Wednesday.

Please click on the following link to signup for an item to bring

Thank you for all you do,

Ms. Lawson

## Contact Information

My number is 706-357-5334 ext. 35316 I also respond to Dojo messages quickly