Mrs. Donnay's 3rd Grade Classroom Newsletter 4-11-16
Upper School Buddies and 2nd Grade Friends
Peek at the Week
Please keep practicing for the MCA test coming up at the end of the month.
LANGUAGE ARTS -
Our new reading unit is all about communities across time. This week we will be reading "Earthquake! The 1906 San Francisco Nightmare". Students will be focusing on fact/opinion and cause/effect.
Last week students read and learned about an animal's inherited and acquired characteristics and behaviors. Students are also learning about different life cycles of animals.
PLEASE SEE THE ANIMAL RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT PARENT LETTER. Research is due on April 18th.
Last week we focused on conventions including quotation marks and commas in a series. Ask your child to practice writing dialogue and make their punctation "sounds" for you! They really helped students remember the punctuation marks and are hilarious too! Students will start writing their own creative piece of work with dialogue and editing their work.
There will be a test on Friday on Unit 5 Lesson 3. Students should be studying their spelling words each day. They can use https://www.spellingcity.com/ndonnay/ . Test fixes are due each Monday.
CHARACTER EDUCATION -
Each month students should bring in an example of the monthly character trait to hang on our class bulletin board. April's trait of the month is COURAGE. Ask your child how they can show courage at school and at home. COURAGE bulletin board items are due on April 15th.
ASK YOUR CHILD
Do you need help finding your animal research?
Practice writing dialogue.
What is the life cycle of a butterfly, toad, and live birth?
What is the difference between an inherited and acquired characteristic in an animal?
Practice writing a quotation in a sentence. Focus on quotation marks and commas.
How do you show courage on the playground at school?
What's going on in MATH?
Ganz: Two Step Word Problems, Two Step word Problems About a Fraction of a Group, Cumulative Test 18A, Average, Mean, Median, Range, Mode
Yannarelly: Millimeters, Word Problems about a fraction of a group, Test 13A, Reading Graphs and Charts Review, Elapsed Time Review
Donnay: Polygons, 3D Shapes (names, edge, face, vertex), Measurement, Elapsed Time, multiplication, and division.
Type the Learning Locator numbers for both math and reading practice in the white box that says "Welcome".
Check out this fun typing game. Remind your child to keep their hands on the home row!
Click on this link to use Reflex Math and practice math facts! Your child has their own login and password. Please email me if you need this information again.
Click on this link to use SpellingCity.com to practice spelling words. The week's list unit and lesson name is on the top of the spelling sheet in your child's planner.
Please find any forms, calendars, background check forms, spirit wear days, etc on this webpage.