Week of February 20-23

Hello parents and students!

We hope you had an exciting and relaxing long weekend! At least the kids perhaps! 😉 We are happy to welcome Mr. Andrew back to the classroom this week! Here is what we have planned!

Language Arts

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We will continue out Literature Circles this week in Language Arts class! The students will continue to read independently and then meet with their groups at the end of the week.

Math

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This week we will learn more about mixed fractions and practice more with addition and subtraction of fractions. We will begin reviewing our unit on fractions for our final quiz over the unit.

Social Studies

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This we will be having our dress rehearsal of the Mayan Museum! We should be having our final presentation for students and parents a little later in the week. We will notify you via Whatsapp when we know the exact date.

Homework

This week’s main homework will be for the students to practice their lines for the Mayan Museum. They also need to complete Math IXL W.21.

That is it for this week! Thank you for all of your help with the Mayan Museum parents! We know it is going to be great!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Pia

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Week of February 12-16

Week of February 12-16

Hello parents and students!

We hope you had a great weekend! Here are our plans for the week!

Language Arts

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We are in full swing in our Literature Circles unit on Charlotte’s Web! The kids are reading independently now and completing their individual jobs for their group discussions. At the end of the week the kids will get together to discuss their reading and share their work.

Math

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We will continue to study fractions this week in Math class. We have reviewed numerators and denominators and will be working more with equivalent fractions and comparing fractions this week.

Social Studies

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The kids are working hard to develop their portion of the Mayan museum as our final project for our Social Studies unit. This week they will finish their scripts and make any props or costumes they need. The students may need your help assembling a costume for this project. Our goal is to have a dress rehearsal by the end of the week and also early next week. With any luck we will be presenting next Wednesday! 🙂

Homework

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday: LA IXL O.3

Thursday: LA IXL H.3

Friday: Relax!

Thank you for help with the costumes for the Mayan museum parents! The kids are getting very excited to present their project! Have a great week!

Mr. Andrew, Ms. Cristiana, and Ms. Pia

Week of February 5-9

Hello students and parents!

We hope you had a wonderful weekend! Here is what we have planned for the week!

Language Arts

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This week in Language Arts we will continue to read Charlotte’s Web using the Literature Circles format. This week students will begin reading independently and practicing completing their assigned role for the group discussion. In Writing class we will keep working on writing our rough drafts of our friendly letters and then work together to revise and edit them.

Math

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Even though the multiplication and division units have been covered in third grade, it is of the utmost importance that our students remain sharp in these skills. As we move on to other topics in third grade math, we will continue reviewing and reinforcing the multiplication and division facts every week. This may sometimes include a little extra piece of paper in their math sheet, or an online activity. We ask that parents remain vigilant of the proficiency (speed and accuracy) of the facts and help us out by reviewing with their child.

This week, we move on to fractions, and will be focusing on the meaning of fractions, fractions of a region, equivalent fractions, and comparing and ordering fractions. Students who do not finish the daily worksheet in class will need to complete it at home.  This week, students need to work on the following IXL skills before Thursday: W.1, W.2, X.1

Social Studies

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Last week we finished our research using print sources for our project on the Mayans. We also spent time reviewing some of the most important aspects of their society. This week we will be planning, organizing, and preparing to present a Mayan Museum to show off everything we have learned. As we get closer to completing the museum we will need your support in helping the students create certain props and also costumes.

Homework

Monday: Math IXL W.1

Tuesday: Math IXL W.2

Wednesday: Math IXL X.1, LA IXL H.2

Thursday: LA IXL O.2

Friday: Relax!

Thank you for all of your support parents! Have a great week!

Mr. Andrew, Ms. Cristiana and Ms. Pia

Week of January 29-February 2

 

Hello students and parents!

We hope that you had a safe and relaxing weekend! The students have done a great job transitioning into working with Ms. Cristiana and Ms. Pia. They continue to work hard, learn lots, and become more and more independent. This week we will finish up several activities and start others. Here is what we have planned:

Language Arts

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This week in Language Arts class we will finish our unit on summarizing with the book Amber Brown is not a Crayon. We will also wrap up the complementary Shared Writing activities we have been doing to practice writing compound sentences. This week we will begin a new Literature Circles unit with the book Charlotte’s Web. This collaborative unit will incorporate a variety of skills we have learned over the school year. In Writing class we will begin learning and practicing writing friendly letters.

Math

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The third graders continue learning about division, and reviewing their multiplication facts. At this point, we are focusing on speed and accuracy to achieve mastery of the times tables. Last week, the students were encouraged to do some IXL skills to earn a small prize, and those who did earned a prize. Those who did not, need to complete IXL skills J.2, J.3, J.4, J.5, J.6, J.7, and J.9 this week. They can use their notebook, their cheating sticks or their multiplication charts to do them.

The third graders will continue to take home a worksheet to practice if they have not completed it in class. We will continue to work on multiplication and division this week, and will have a chapter test on Friday.

If you have any questions about Math, please email Ms. Cristiana or call her at 9453-9124.

Social Studies

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We will finish our research about the Mayans this week. We will complete several short activities to review and connect these concepts. Later in the week we will begin planning and organizing the class project that we will be presenting to show what we have learned.

Homework

Monday: Complete any unfinished Amber Brown chapter summaries, Watch the Summary of the 5 Parts of a Friendly Letter video.

Tuesday: Watch the Step-by-Step Guide to a Friendly Letter video

Wednesday: LA IXL H.1

Thursday: LA IXL O.1

Friday: Relax! 😉

 

Mr. Andrew, Ms. Cristiana and Ms. Pia

Week of January 22-26

Hello parents and students!

The kids are off to a great start with our new units! They are doing a great job making the connection between multiplication and division and extending their research skills to learn about the Mayans. We have also been practicing summarizing chapters of Amber Brown is Not a Crayon individually and then as a class. Here is what we have planned for this week!

Language Arts

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We will have a variety of reading activities this week. The students will continue to practice summarizing their reading with Amber Brown is Not a Crayon and research for the Mayan project with Ms. Pia. They will practice writing compound sentences as a class after completing their summaries. This week the kids will also begin learning and practicing Literature Circles with Ms. Cristiana.

Math

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The kids will continue to learn about division this week with Ms. Cristiana. They will begin using larger divisors and the standard algorithm for division. We will continue to integrate the review of multiplication in class.

Social Studies

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The students will continue to research about the Mayans with Ms. Pia. This week we will be reading print sources in class and later looking for short videos in computer class to deepen our knowledge on this subject.

Homework

Monday: Read Chapter 5 of Amber Brown is Not a Crayon, Write characters & setting, and summarize the chapter, Math Division Worksheet

Tuesday: Read Chapter 6 of Amber Brown is Not a Crayon, Write characters & setting, and summarize the chapter, Math Division Worksheet

Wednesday: LA IXL N.3, Math Division Worksheet

Thursday: LA IXL M.1, Math Division Worksheet

Friday: Relax!

That is it for this week! Have a great week!

Mr. Andrew, Ms. Cristiana, and Ms. Pia

Week of January 16-19

Hello parents and students!

We hope you had a relaxing and fun weekend! Last week we reviewed biomes, food chains and food webs, and time. This week we will begin several new topics. On Friday I will be having surgery on my knee and will be out of the classroom for the next few weeks. However, Ms. Cristiana and Ms. Pia will be taking over and I will be presenting several virtual lessons as well, similar to how we did following the elections.

As the semester rolls on we will have more “flipped” lessons in which the students will be learning about a topic at home via videos and websites and coming to classes to practice what they have learned and to get guidance and assistance. This is great practice to help them as learners and also a way to prepare for any interruptions in normal classes. The kids did a great job with this and I know that they have learned a lot from the experience!

Here is what we have planned for this week!

Language Arts

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In Language Arts class this week and the next several weeks we will be reading Amber Brown is not a Crayon. We will be reading this in class and also as homework. We will focus on building our summarizing skills and also revisit topics like character traits, parts of a story, and other elements of literacy. During this unit in our Writing class we will practice writing compound sentences for writing summaries and also write a friendly letter.

Math

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In Math class this week we will start learning about division. Ms. Cristiana will be teaching the kids about the basic concepts of division with several hands-on activities. We will be studying this topic for the next several weeks.

Social Studies

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In Social Studies class we will begin a new unit on the Mayans. This week and next week the kids will be researching several aspects of Mayan life. Later we will work together as a class to create a final project about our research.

Homework

This week we will begin reading Amber Brown is not a Crayon at home. Please help remind the students that they need to bring their books both home and return them to school each day.

Tuesday: Read Ch. 2 of Amber Brown-Write Characters & Setting, Summary (1-2 sentences)

Wednesday: LA IXL N.3 Word pattern sentences

Thursday: Read Ch. 3 of Amber Brown-Write Characters & Setting, Summary (1-2 sentences)

Friday: Video on the parts of a friendly letter

That’s it for this week! Have a great week parents!

Mr. Andrew

 

Week of January 8-12

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Hello parents and students!

Happy new year! And welcome back to classes! We hope you had a restful and fun break, and that you were able to spend your time with family and friends. It is tough to believe that we are already half way through the school year! This week we will be reviewing several of the topics we covered during the last few weeks of school trying to accommodate everyone who had difficulty attending classes whether on campus or virtually. These are our tentative plans, but we will be adjusting as the kids catch up.

Language Arts

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We will be looking at more informational texts this week and continuing to learn about the features of texts.

Math

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In Math class we will briefly review the strategies we learned for solving multi-digit problems. Although we will be studying division shortly, we will regularly use multiplication to solve problems. Please continue to practice with your child at home as needed.

Science

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We will be reviewing biomes and food chains and food webs this week. We will complete one more project working in pairs to prepare for a final quiz which incorporates our knowledge of how weather, landforms, biomes, and food webs all interact.

Homework

We will update the homework for this weekly shortly.

That is all for this week! Welcome back everyone! Let’s have a great second semester!

Mr. Andrew