Important NEWS!!!

**MAP Testing Session begins this week**

What is a MAP Test?

MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child’s academic growth.

The schedule for Third Grade is as follows:

Math: Thursday, September 20 at 10:05

Reading: Tuesday, September 25 at 10:05

Language Usage: Thursday, September 27 at 11:40

Please talk to your children and remind them to give his/her best effort in these assessments since these help us determine what best serves them.

**The Progress Reports were sent home last Thursday**

Please review it with your child and make sure to sign in and return it to school. If a conference was not scheduled and you would like to meet with the teacher. Do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,

Ms. Dariela

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September 17-21

Hello students and parents! I hope you have had a relaxing long weekend. 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:

  • pack
  • play
  • drill
  • fill
  • check
  • packing
  • replay
  • drilled
  • refill
  • rechecking
  • refilled
  • checked
  • addend
  • overestimate
  • underestimate
  • Bonus: weather

Reading and Writing: Our students will finish reading Charlotte’s Web by E.B White in order to identify all of the characters, and their traits. We will also compare the story from a different perspective by watching the movie on Friday. Students are allowed to wear Pjs, bring in popcorn and their blankets for a Pj Party in the classroom.

Math: Students will use a variety of strategies to add numbers up to 3-digit numbers. We will make tens, break apart numbers and estimate the sum.

Science: We will begin our Weather and Climate Unit. Students will watch videos and read articles related to the characteristics of weather and its patterns.

Art & Technology: We will use IXL and Google Classroom as part of daily classwork and homework.

Homework:

TUESDAY
Spelling: SpellingCity.com
Reading: Read Chapter 17 of Charlotte’s Web

 

WEDNESDAY
Math: IXL.com: C.1
Reading: Read Chapter 19 of Charlotte’s Web

 

THURSDAY
Spelling: SpellingCity.com
Reading: Read Chapter 21 of Charlotte’s Web

Have a great week!

Ms. Dariela

September 10-14

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

There will be NO Spelling this week due to a short week.

Reading: Our students will continue reading Charlotte’s Web by E.B White in order to identify the main characters, and their traits. We will also continue our Read-aloud novel Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

Writing: Students will complete and present their character traits boxes of their favorite Charlotte’s Web character.

Math: We will use patterns to find addition and subtraction rules. We will also use a number sentence to solve word problems.

Social Studies: We will conclude our Civics & Citizenship Unit. Our students will present their  diversity posters. We will also have a show and tell activity on Tuesday. Students must bring in an artifact or souvenir from their country of birth or a country they have lived in and give us 3 facts about that country.

Art & Technology: We will use IXL and Google Classroom as part of their daily homework.

Homework:

MONDAY
Math Worksheet
Reading: Read Chapter 11 of Charlotte’s Web

 

TUESDAY
Math: IXL.com: R.1
Reading: Read Chapter 13 of Charlotte’s Web

 

WEDNESDAY
Math: Worksheet
Reading: Read Chapter 15 of Charlotte’s Web

The Honduran Independence Day holiday will be issued on Friday, September 14 and Monday, September 17. Students will return to school on Tuesday, September 18. Enjoy this long weekend!

Ms. Dariela

September 3-7

Hello students and parents!Thank you to all for being part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration this past Friday. Our students had a wonderful time!

We would like to welcome a new student into our Third Grade Community: Julia Ramirez is starting school this week. “Bienvenue” Julia! 

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:

  • make
  • joke
  • skate
  • ride
  • mine
  • making
  • taking
  • poking
  • riding
  • skating
  • through
  • threw
  • learned
  • September
  • yesterday
  • Bonus: different

Reading: Our students will continue reading Charlotte’s Web by E.B White in order to identify the main characters, and their traits. We will also continue our Read-aloud novel Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

Writing: We will work on the character traits project using the cereal boxes.

Math: We will use a variety of strategies to round numbers and to solve word problems. We will also look at addition properties and inverse relationships of the numbers.

Social Studies: We will continue with our Civics & Citizenship Unit. Our students will distinguish different forms of diversity in our classroom and school campus by conducting short interviews. We will also create posters about diversity and its importance. 

The following week students must present an artifact from their country of birth or a place they have visited for a show and tell. More information will be given in the classroom.

Art & Technology: Students will learn from a famous Honduran artist and recreate some of his paintings.

We will use IXL and Spelling City as part of their daily homework. 

Homework:

MONDAY
Spelling: SpellingCity.com
Reading: Read Chapter 6 of Charlotte’s Web

 

TUESDAY
Math: IXL.com: A.5
Reading: Read Chapter 7 of Charlotte’s Web

 

WEDNESDAY
Spelling: Write 6 sentences using words from the Spelling list.
Reading: Read Chapter 8 of Charlotte’s Web

 

THURSDAY
Spelling: Study for test through SpellingCity.com
Reading: Read Chapter 10 of Charlotte’s Web

Have a great week!

Ms. Dariela

**The upcoming week we will be celebrating Independence Day at school. Homeroom parents must organize a Typical breakfast for it. Please keep in touch to find out what you must bring in.**

**Independence Day holiday: September 14 and 17** NO SCHOOL!! 🙂

August 27-31st

Hello students and parents!!!

I can’t believe August is almost gone! We are all extremely excited about our 25th Anniversary.  We hope to see you all this Friday, August 31.

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 Thursday.

This week’s list:

  • run
  • bat
  • spin
  • skip
  • crop
  • skipped
  • flipped
  • whipped
  • dropping
  • grinning
  • longer
  • every
  • carry
  • didn’t
  • funny

 

READING:

Our students will begin reading Charlotte’s Web by E.B White in order to identify the main characters, and their traits. We will be focusing on the character’s words, actions, thoughts and emotions. We will also continue our Read-aloud novel Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

 

 

Writing: The students will be presenting their Narrative Essay about their Summer vacation. We will also use our writing periods to work on a character traits project. Students will need an empty Cereal Box for this.

Math: We will use Place Value charts to compare and order numbers from greatest to least and vice versa. We will also look at number patterns and at different strategies to round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred or thousand.

Social Studies: We will continue with our Civics & Citizenship Unit. Our students will watch videos and read excerpts of articles on diversity and its importance. They will also distinguish different forms of diversity in our classroom and school campus by conducting short interviews.

Art & Technology: The students will use Google Classroom in order to submit daily assignments. We will also work on Spelling City as part of their daily homework.

Homework:

IXL.com

MONDAY
Spelling: Classify the words according to the part of speech: Noun, Verb, Adjective or Adverb.
Math: IXL A.9
Reading: SSR for 15 minutes.
Social Studies/Writing: Watch the online video: What does Diversity mean? and write 3 things you learned about it on the Google Classroom assignment.

 

TUESDAY
Spelling: SpellingCity.com
Math: Worksheet
Reading: Read Ch.2 of Charlotte’s Web and focus on Fern’s actions.
Writing: Write down all of Fern’s actions in the Google Classroom assignment

 

WEDNESDAY
Spelling: Study for test through SpellingCity.com
Math: IXL A.1
Reading: Read Ch.3 of Charlotte’s Web and focus on Fern’s words(dialogue).
Writing: Write down all of Fern’s words in the Google Classroom assignment

 

THURSDAY
Spelling: None!
Math: Worksheet
Reading: SSR for 15 minutes.
Writing: Write down all of Fern’s thoughts and emotions in the Google Classroom assignment

Have a great week!

Ms. Dariela

August 20-24

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Hello students and parents!!!

I hope you all have had a great weekend. 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:

  • try
  • cry
  • why
  • sky
  • shy
  • deny
  • fly
  • apply
  • rely
  • by
  • clean
  • sleepy
  • warm
  • goes
  • letter

traitsREADING:

Our students will be reading excerpts of different stories in order to identify the main characters, and their traits. We will be focusing on the character’s appearance (outside traits) and feelings (inside traits). We will also continue our Read-aloud novel Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

WRITING:

The students will be completing the Narrative Essay about their Summer vacation. We will apply the Writing Process in order to revise, edit and publish a 3-paragraph essay. Students might need to type in their essays in a Google Doc as part of their daily homework.

 

MATH

We will use Place Value charts to read and write numbers in the hundreds and thousands period. The students will be able to compare and order numbers from greatest to least and vice versa. We will focus on writing numbers in different ways. We will also use a variety of strategies for solving word problems.

rulesSocial Studies:

We will continue with our Civics & Citizenship Unit. Our students will watch videos and read excerpts of articles on rules and laws. They will also perform skits on their own perspective of respecting the country’s laws.

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Art & Technology: The students will use Google Docs to publish their final draft of the Narrative Essay.  We will also work on illustrations of their Character Traits’ masks. Our students will be using their electronic devices everyday during this week. Please make sure the device has Google Docs app.

 

Homework:   IXL.com

MONDAY

Spelling: Consonants in one color, vowels in a different color.
Math: IXL B.4
Reading: SSR for 15 minutes.
Writing: Finish Narrative Essay about Summer Vacation

 

TUESDAY

Spelling: Make flashcards for each word
Math: Worksheet
Reading: SSR for 15 minutes.
Writing: Finish Narrative Essay about Summer Vacation

 

WEDNESDAY

Spelling: Write a story using the words (at least 6 words)
Math: IXL B.1
Reading: SSR for 15 minutes.
Writing: Finish typing Narrative Essay.

 

THURSDAY

Spelling: Study for test
Math: Worksheet
Reading: SSR for 15 minutes.
Writing: Finish typing Narrative Essay.

Have a great week!

Ms. Dariela

August 13-17

Hello students and parents!!!

Welcome to a full week of school! Here are our plans for this week:

SPELLING-without-backgroundSPELLING: Students will be introduced to their fist vocabulary list. 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:

    • hit
    • chop
    • hug
    • tap
    • drip
    • split
    • shop
    • shrug
    • wrap
    • strip
    • because
    • beautiful
    • don’t
    • thank
    • myself

 

 

 

Hugo Cabret

 

Reading: Our students will be reading short tales in order to identify the main parts of a story: characters, setting, plot and climax. We will also start our first Read-aloud novel Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

 

Writing: The students will begin working on a Narrative Essay about their Summer vacation. Our children will brainstorm ideas and use the Writing Process in order to publish a 3-paragraph essay.

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Math: We will review addition and subtraction with 2-digit numbers using a variety of strategies. The students will be able to use number bonds, breaking apart and number lines in order to add and subtract.

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies: We will begin the school year with our Civics & Citizenship Unit. Our students will watch videos and read excerpts of articles on rights and responsibilities. They will also perform skits on their own perspective of rights.

rights

Art & Technology: Brief introduction to Google Classroom. The students will use Google Docs to publish their final draft of the Narrative Essay.  We will also work on Google Drawings in order to illustrate their Narrative Essay.

Homework:

IXL.com

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday

Thursday

Math: IXL A.3 Math: Worksheet Math: IXL A.7 Math: Worksheet
Spelling: Write the spelling words in alphabetical order. Spelling: Look for the words in a dictionary and copy their definitions. Spelling: Write sentences with each of the words. Study for the test.
Read your SSR (Self-selected reading) book for 15 minutes. Read your SSR (Self-selected reading) book for 15 minutes. Read your SSR (Self-selected reading) book for 15 minutes. Read your SSR (Self-selected reading) book for 15 minutes.

IMPORTANT NEWS!!

This year our students will be using the Discovery School Agendas in order to help them to be more organized and independent. Please make sure to buy one ASAP!

Have a great week!

Regards,

Ms. Dariela

WELCOME TO THIRD GRADE!!!

Hello students and parents!

It is a great pleasure to be with you in third grade this school year 2018-2019. This is going to be a wonderful year full of learning adventures. I can’t wait to start!

This first week will be a time for adaptation for all of us. We will introduce and review the school procedures and routines. We will have the time to get to know each other and our classroom.

It will also be an opportunity to assess the students’ strengths and needs in every subject area. Our children will be assessed in Math, Spelling, Reading and Writing.

Please go over the blog to find out about important information in third grade, school policies, our class schedule and the school calendar for this year.

I know you are are very excited and so am I! I hope we can get the best out of this year and build a strong and joyful community in third grade.

If you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime. I will be happy to assist you.

 

Best Regards,

 

Ms. Dariela Velasquez

dvelasquez@discoveryschool.edu.hn