Hello students and parents! Thanks for checking in. There are some important upcoming activities. Please read through the whole blog to find out. Here are our plans for this week:
Students will use spelling patterns to spell new words. We will review the spelling of each word by chanting them, outlining them and playing Mind-reader. Students will take a spelling test of these words on Thursday. (Friday is half-day p.m. schedule)
This week’s list:
- Bonus: Jurassic
Reading and Writing:
Our students will continue working on their animal research project. Students will need their devices on a daily basis to complete their chosen presentation (Google Slides, Display board or Glogster). We will finish reading Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLauchlan for our Guided Reading and start the second book of the sequence Skylark.
We will continue with Multiplication fun. Our third graders will begin multiplying a 1 by a 2-digit factor using a variety of strategies such as breaking apart, and Lattice method (Singapore Math). Students are expected to practice the multiplication facts on a daily basis. We will have 5 IXL skills this week.
Our third graders will be finishing the Inheritance Relationships and Ecosystems unit. We will look at the role of decomposers on the petrifaction process (fossils). Students will also create their own models of a food chain using a variety of materials.
Art & Technology:
We will use IXL, Spelling City, Safe Search Kids, and Google Slides as part of daily classwork and homework.
We will continue practicing Cursive Handwriting. The students will have 2 pages of homework this week. The booklet will be sent on Monday and should return by Friday.
IXL Math Skills: F.13, G.1, G.5, G.9, G.15
Spelling City (There were some troubles with the school account last week, it should be working well now).
Handwriting: 2 pages
A note from Ms. Cristiana – The third graders have been enjoying (I hope!) listening to me read Roald Dahl’s The Witches to them. This is a book I used to read to the third graders when I taught third grade, and it was a success every single year, so I am grateful to have this opportunity to do this with such an awesome group of students.
We would like to watch the movie as part of the Thanksgiving Day festivities on Wednesday, November 21, and do some extension activities such as character analysis and movie/book comparison. The movie is rated PG; therefore we will be sending a small permission slip for you to sign. Please check the following links if you need to in order to decide.
PS – Do not let your third grader watch the videos or read the articles – we are not done with the book just yet!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate ask!
FIELD TRIP: As a closure for our Science unit on Inheritance Relationships and Ecosystems, we are planning a field trip to the Museo de Historia Natural at the UNAH next week. More information will be sent through the permission slips.
Thanksgiving Day: Our Thanksgiving celebration will be held next Wednesday, November 21. Please make sure to send in what you agreed to on the chat group. Thanks to Maria Castillo for taking care of this! If you would like to join us this day, please let Maria know, so she can include you in the feast.
Have a great week!