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)
- 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:
||Bake Sale Item
|Ivanna and Luciana
|2 boxes of 28“foots” each
4 boxes of 12 donuts
|Valentina and Julia
|Santiago and Antonio
1 package of 40 pops
|Mia and Joaquin
|5 pizzas of 8 slices each
3 packages of 10 each
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:
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!