June 3-5

We made it! It’s the end of the school year…Wooohoo!!!!

Thank you, thank you and thank you for such a wonderful year in third grade. It is time to say good bye for a while.

Here is our last week in images:

 

I hope you have had a great time as I did! It has been a pleasure to be the third grade teacher this year. Love you Minions!!! 

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May 27-31

Hello students and parents! Just 8 more days of school. We are almost there!. Here are our plans for this week:

SPELLING: 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 Friday.

  • possible
  • impossible
  • likely
  • unlikely
  • certain
  • probable
  • fair
  • unfair
  • outcome
  • equally
  • chance
  • spinner
  • toss
  • compare
  • draw (from a pile)
  • Bonus: probability

Reading and Writing: We will conclude our writing activities this week by writing an end of the school year reflection. Our students will write about their learning experiences and achievements throughout the year. They will also write a piece of advice to the upcoming third graders.

To review their comprehension skills on informational texts, the students will continue reading and discussing an article from the Time for Kids (TFK) magazine for homework this week.

Math: Our last unit for this school year is probability. We will be describing different events as certain, possible, or impossible. We will also use fractions to express the probability of an event to happen. On Thursday, May 30 the students may bring a board game (that uses a spinner) and explain how and why are their fair or not.

Science: We will conclude our Science unit on Life Cycles this week. We will look at the changes organisms go through during their lifetime. As a closure for our Life Cycles Unit, we will visit the Mariposario “Anartia” at the UNAH.

Art & Technology: We will use IXL, Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Youtube Videos as part of daily classwork and homework. It is imperative that children have access to all these apps and websites on their devices.

Handwriting: We will continue practicing Cursive Handwriting. The students must complete their booklets for homework this week. Congratulations to Antonio and Mia for completing their cursive booklets last week. Kudos Antonio and Mia!

XtraMath: At least twice this week.

IXL Language Arts: H.4

Handwriting: Complete booklet

Reading: TFK magazine (article of their choice)

Hydrating Snacks: We will continue our frozen snacks for the students to get hydrated this week. Thank you to all the parents who sent us treats last week! Please make sure to send them in the morning.

Field trip: Our last field trip of this school year will be to the Mariposario “Anartia” at the UNAH this Friday. May 31. The students must bring Lps. 20 for the entrance fee. The students must wear their Discovery shirts for this activity. If you would like to join us as a chaperone, please talk to me ASAP.

End of the year party: We have decided to hold our last party for this year on Wednesday, June 5 at Condominios Astria. We will leave school at 10:30. Parents must fetch their children at the Condominios at 2 p.m. We will use carpooling from school. If you would like to volunteer for this, please talk to me. Parents will agree on what to bring in for a potluck through the chat group.  

Thanks for your support and have a wonderful week!

Ms. Dariela

May 20-24

“May the flowers be with you”

Hello students and parents! Thanks for checking in. Here are our plans for this week:

SPELLING: 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 Friday.

  • motion
  • flip
  • turn
  • slide
  • congruent
  • reflection
  • translate
  • rotate
  • heptagon
  • octagon
  • nonagon
  • decagon
  • equilateral
  • isosceles
  • scalene

Bonus: symmetric

Reading and Writing: We will continue our biography unit. Our third graders did an amazing job on their presentations of the Who was book characters. Way to go kiddos!! This week our students will continue “traveling in time” through Google Earth and discovering Amelia Earhart’s life. For our read-aloud sessions in Library we will continue reading Thomas Edison’s Biography.  To review their comprehension skills on informational texts, the students will read and discuss an article from the Time for Kids (TFK) magazine for homework this week.

Math: We will conclude our Geometry unit this week. Our students will Identify congruent figures, draw lines of symmetry and distinguish the motion of shapes: flip, slide, or turn. The students will be assessed on Geometry concepts on Friday, May 24.

Science: We will continue our Science unit on Life Cycles this week. We will look at the variations in fruits.  The students must bring in their color pencils, scissors, and glue.

Art & Technology: We will use IXL, Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Youtube Videos as part of daily classwork and homework. It is imperative that children have access to all these apps and websites on their devices.

Handwriting: We will continue practicing Cursive Handwriting. The students must complete two pages for homework this week. Congratulations to Valentina for completing her cursive booklet. Kudos Valentina!

XtraMath: At least twice this week.

IXL Language Arts: H.2 Analyze informational passages

Handwriting: 2 pages

Reading: TFK magazine (article of their choice)

Hydrating Snacks: We will continue our frozen snacks for the students to get hydrated this week. Thank you to all the parents who sent us treats last week! Please make sure to send them in the morning.

Spring Concert: Please mark your calendars for 10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 24. Because of the great success last year, we are once again turning our Discovery Idol into a SPRING CONCERT where our students will showcase their advances in Music Class. The third graders will be wearing formal attire: girls a dress, and boys formal pants and a formal shirt. Please remind your child to bring the flute!

We hope to see you all there!

Thanks for your support and have a wonderful week!

Ms. Dariela

May 13-17

Hello students and parents! Thanks for checking in. Here are our plans for this week:

SPELLING: 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 Friday.

  • stigma
  • sepal
  • pollen dusters
  • thorn
  • bud
  • seed pod
  • attractive
  • filament
  • ovary
  • stamen
  • congruent
  • quadrilateral
  • parallelogram
  • trapezoid
  • rhombus
  • Bonus: pollination

Reading and Writing: We will continue our biography unit. Our third graders will be working on one of the activities found in the Biography Menu after reading their chosen from our Who was..? book collection. For our read-aloud sessions in Library we will continue reading Thomas Edison’s Biography.  This week we will also begin a Google Lit. Trip Project. The students will “travel in time” through Google Earth and discover Amelia Earhart’s life.

Math: We will continue our Geometry unit this week. Our students will Identify points, lines, line segments, rays, parallel lines, and intersecting lines. We will also classify triangles and quadrilaterals by their sides and angles. Watch Video: Types of Triangles

Science: We will continue our Science unit on Life Cycles this week. Our third graders will learn about the pollination process. We will also create our own models of bees and flowers. The students must bring in their color pencils, scissors, and glue.

Art & Technology: We will use IXL, Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Youtube Videos as part of daily classwork and homework. It is imperative that children have access to all these apps and websites on their devices.

Handwriting: We will continue practicing Cursive Handwriting. The students must complete two pages for homework this week.

XtraMath: At least twice this week.

IXL Language Arts: Z.2 Which definition matches the sentence?

Handwriting: 2 pages

Reading: Who was…? book

Bake Sale: Our students did an amazing job at the Bake Sale last week. After completing their expenses report and refunding their parents, they reached a profit of Lps. 3,400.00. Way to go third graders! The raised funds have been given to Mr. Andrew to support the Environmental Committee.  

 

MAP Testing Spring Session: Spring MAP testing session continues this week. Please remind your child to have a good meal that morning to give his/her best effort in these assessments. The 3rd grade schedule is as follows:

Language Usage: Tuesday, May 14 11:40 – 12:55

Hydrating Snacks: As you have noticed, we are facing some extremely warm days lately and our students request extra-hydration, especially after lunch recess. We have come up with the idea of having some frozen snacks for the students to get hydrated. We could set up a schedule in which each student brings 10 snacks for everyone in the classroom on Monday, then another student brings 10 on Tuesday and so on. I will start on Monday this week. You may decide who will be next. 🙂

Thanks for your support and have a wonderful week!

Ms. Dariela

May 6-10

Hello students and parents! It’s hard to believe we’re on our last month of school. Hang in there! Here are our plans for this week:

SPELLING: 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 Friday.

(Same list from last week)

  • polygon
  • attributes
  • angles
  • acute
  • obtuse
  • right
  • rectangle
  • triangle
  • pyramid
  • cylinder
  • square
  • quadrilateral
  • parallelogram
  • sphere
  • vertex
  • Bonus: geometry

Reading and Writing: We will begin our biography unit. Our third graders will be choosing from our Who was..? book collection to read for their at home novel. Students must choose one of the activities found in the Biography Menu after reading the whole book. For our writing portion the students will interview a classmate to write a short biography. All students must bring their own baby (googoogaga) photo (3×5”) by Thursday. For our read-aloud sessions in Library we will continue reading Thomas Edison’s Biography.  

Math: We will continue our Geometry unit this week. Our students will distinguish between 2D and 3D shapes, identify different shapes, angles, polygons, and their attributes. Watch Video: Polygons’ attributes

Science: We will begin our last Science unit on Life Cycles this week. Our third graders will observe the life cycle of plants and learning about the plants of a flower. The students must bring a flower to be dissected on Tuesday, May 7.

Art & Technology: We will use IXL, Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Youtube Videos as part of daily classwork and homework. It is imperative that children have access to all these apps and websites on their devices.

Handwriting: We will continue practicing Cursive Handwriting. The students must complete two pages for homework this week.

XtraMath: At least twice this week.

IXL Language Arts:  Z.1 Multiple-meaning words with pictures

Handwriting: 2 pages

Reading: Who was…? book (Students’ independent choice)

Bake Sale: Our expected Bake Sale will take place on Wednesday, May 8 during snack and lunch. The required supplied/products were sent home on Thursday, May 2. Every expenses made will be included in the budget and refunded to parents. Please save all the receipts of any purchase you made. Students must bring them in for their expenses report.

The chosen products were:

 

Students’ Names Bake Sale Item Amount needed
Ivanna and Luciana “Foots” candies

Donuts

2 boxes of 28“foots” each

4 boxes of 12 donuts

Valentina and Julia Pink lemonade

Sour powers

20 cups

1 box

Santiago and Antonio Brownies

Ring pops

36 units

1 package of 40 pops

Mia and Joaquin Pizza

Karate pops

5 pizzas of 8 slices each

3 packages of 10 each

Valeria Cake pops 36 units

Each team must bring in a safety box to keep the money and at least Lps.100 for giving change (it will also be refunded). Please make sure to have everything ready to be sent Wednesday morning.

MAP Test Practice: We have found a great resource for students to practice for the Math MAP Test. Students may punch in their scores from the last MAP testing session and Khan Academy will provide alternative activities to practice with. Go to the following link:

https://www.khanacademy.org/mappers

MAP Testing Spring Session: Please take note of the dates and times for the upcoming MAP testing session which begins next week.

Remind your child to have a good meal that morning to give his/her best effort in these assessments. The 3rd grade schedule is as follows:

Math: Tuesday, May 7 10:05 –11:20

Reading: Friday, May 10 10:05–11:20

Language Usage: Thursday, May 14 11:40 – 12:55

Mid-Term: The Progress Reports for Q4 were sent home on Friday, please make sure to sign it and return it to school with your child. If you would like to meet with the teacher and a conference was not requested please let me know. 

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Dariela

April 29-May 3

Hello students and parents! Time goes by so fast when you are having fun. We still have some fun activities planned:

SPELLING: 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 Friday.

This week’s list:

  • polygon
  • attributes
  • angles
  • acute
  • obtuse
  • right
  • rectangle
  • triangle
  • pyramid
  • cylinder
  • square
  • quadrilateral
  • parallelogram
  • sphere
  • vertex
  • Bonus: geometry

Reading and Writing: We will finish comparing and contrasting the Roald Dahl books. Our third graders will be writing a comparative essay using their notes as references. They must finish their final draft in Google Docs by Thursday, May 2. For our read-aloud sessions in Library we will continue reading Thomas Edison’s Biography.  For their at home novel, students will continue reading the biography of Louis Braille.

Math: We will continue our Geometry unit this week. Our students will distinguish between 2D and 3D shapes, identify different shapes, angles, polygons, and their attributes. Watch Video: Polygons’ attributes

Social Studies: We will continue our unit on Economics this week. Our students will develop their budgets for the bake sale. They will work with their partners on gathering the supplies needed and setting everything up for the actual sale.

Art & Technology: We will use IXL, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Youtube Videos as part of daily classwork and homework. It is imperative that children have access to all these apps and websites on their devices.

Handwriting: We will continue practicing Cursive Handwriting. The students must complete two pages for homework this week.

XtraMath: At least twice this week.

IXL Language Arts:  Y.3 Homophones

Handwriting: 2 pages

Reading: Louis Braille

Bake Sale: Our students conducted a survey on the desired products for the Bake Sale. The chosen products were:

 

Students’ Names Bake Sale Item Amount needed
Ivanna and Luciana “Foots” candies

Donuts

2 boxes of 28“foots” each

4 boxes of 12 donuts

Valentina and Julia Pink lemonade

Sour powers

20 cups

1 box

Santiago and Antonio Brownies

Ring pops

36 units

1 package of 40 pops

Mia and Joaquin Pizza

Karate pops

5 pizzas of 8 slices each

3 packages of 10 each

Valeria Cake pops 36 units

Please talk to your child to find out what they need to buy for the sale. Everything will be included in the budget and refunded to parents.

Holiday: Wednesday, May 1 is Labor Day and a national holiday. Classes will resume on May 2.

MAP Test Practice: We have found a great resource for students to practice for the Math MAP Test. Students may punch in their scores from the last MAP testing session and Khan Academy will provide alternative activities to practice with. Go to the following link:

https://www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Dariela

April 22-26

Hello students and parents! I hope you have had a wonderful and relaxing Easter break! Here are our plans for this week:

SPELLING: 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 Friday.

This week’s list:

  • goods
  • services
  • budget
  • business
  • provide
  • human resources
  • capital resources
  • producer
  • consumer
  • profit
  • distribute
  • supply
  • demand
  • import
  • export

Bonus: free market

Reading and Writing: We will continue comparing and contrasting books by the same author this week. Our students have finished reading two books from our Roald Dahl’s Collection. They will be using graphic organizers to compare both texts and write a comparative summary. For our Guided Reading our students will begin reading Louis Braille by Margaret Davidson. Students will meet once a week with the teacher to conference about the book. For our read-aloud sessions in Library we will begin reading Thomas Edison’s Biography.

Math: We will begin our new unit on Geometry this week. Our students will distinguish between 2D and 3D shapes, identify the faces, edges, and vertices of different shapes. We will also create our own models of 3D solid figures. Watch: 3D shapes Video

Social Studies: We will continue our unit on Economics this week. Our students will distinguish between supply and demand, goods and services. Our third graders will be evaluating different choices for our coming Bake Sale.

Art & Technology: We will use IXL, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Youtube Videos as part of daily classwork and homework. It is imperative that children have access to all these apps and websites on their devices.

Handwriting: We will continue practicing Cursive Handwriting. The students must complete two pages for homework this week.

XtraMath: At least twice this week.

IXL Language Arts:  Y.2 Homophones

Handwriting: 2 pages

Reading: Louis Braille

IMPORTANT NEWS:

Bake Sale: Our students will be conducting a survey to find out about the Elementary grades’ preferences on products for our Bake Sale. They will be making a decision by Friday.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Dariela