WELCOME HOME TO MY THIRD GRADE- February 24-February 28-2020
I extend to all of my dear parents a warm welcome to our third grade family at St. Giles School. May the Good God extend His blessings and graces on your families especially your precious children whom I am privileged to teach and humbly guide them on their journey to heaven. Your assistance, prayers, and guidance for me and your children on this journey will be needed to ensure a successful school year. Please feel free to contact me about any concerns regarding your children, so that together, we may address these challenges and provide solutions to resolve them..
Regarding IREADY IN MATH AND READING , both third grades are using teacher assigned lessons based on skills being taught now in our classrooms in math and reading. My class is happy about this decision and are doing well on their lessons. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we are still in training concerning this new program.
ASH WEDNESDAY- All School Mass at noon.
There will be Snacks in third grade on a daily basis because of late lunch times. You have received a brief letter on the types of snacks to bring in accordance with the no nut policy. It will be a working snack so it will not interfere with our studies.
All parents in third grade are invited to create an account to view their child’s grades. Science grades are viewed on Dr..Hawk’s site. Also, if a student’s grade is left blank, it is because the student has make-up work or has to redo the assignment or test.
All of my grades will be posted on a weekly basis.
THE STUDENTS WILL TAKE HOME THEIR MATH CLASSWORK SHEETS TO HELP THEM ON THEIR HOMEWORK.IT WILL BE IN THEIR MATH FOLDERS. ALSO THEIR WRITTEN WORK.
All unexcused late homework will be one point off the 5 point scale when handed in the next day.Please make sure students have completed all homework and have them in their folders.Please check their homework and assist as needed especially our new Math Common Core Homework. They will need assistance.Quizzes are given on Fridays-study CHECK MY PROGRESS WORKSHEETS IN MATH FOLDERS.The students will be working on written constructed responses to explain their answers,in addition to showing their work.It is a third grade common core standard that all teachers have to teach. This will soon be included in homework.
Please check Math Folders for homework, vocabulary sheet, and foldables
***Please check all homework folders and student planners on a daily basis.I have a homework website in case these items are not brought home.***
****ALL STUDENTS MUST SHOW THEIR WORK ON ALL MATH HOMEWORK, CLASSWORK, AND TESTS. ANSWERS ONLY,EVEN IF CORRECT, WILL BE MARKED WRONG IF THIS IS NOT DONE.******
STUDY ALL MULTIPLICATION FACTS DAILY-
HIGHLIGHTERS ARE NEEDED FOR PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATH AND OTHER SUBJECTS. Students need them for we are using them daily for Close Reading and questions in all subjects. Thank you.
Religion- This week our class will begin their new unit on Lent. This week they will study the meaning Lent, Ash Wednesday, and a Lenten meditation. The students visit Jesus in the Eucharist in our chapel in the Parish Center-they never want to miss these visits.
Spelling- The students will have Spelling Lists this week. They will have a Pretest on the Regular List on Mondays to determine who will get the Challenge List. After conferences with parents, I decided to change the rules for getting a Challenge list. If they get 100 on Pretest or miss three or less, they will get the Challenge List. The words they miss on the regular list will substitute the words on the Challenge List. The rest of the students will receive the Regular List. Spelling Word Lists will be posted weekly on this website and Spelling City’s website in case students misplace their Assigned Spelling List. Spelling City.org is a free optional website that students can use to study their Spelling .
English- The students finished first part of their unit on adjectives.The second half introduces adverbs which we will take at a later time. Our class will work on certain lessons from unit 5 to work on lessons that will help them with their personal narrative which we will work on this week. There is only two lessons left in the unit. The students will be working on their narratives in this class. They will be using descriptive adjectives in their story. The Aspire assessment in writing is for students to write a personal narrative using these types of lessons. They have had writing prompts on narrative writes from their reading series so now they will be writing a longer, well developed personal narrative in our classroom. Both Dr. Hawk and I will be using writing prompts from the OCS portal on typical Aspire prompts for personal narratives.
Reading-The students will be learning QAR Strategies to identify the type of question in order to use the right strategy to answer it correctly.That is why highlighters are needed for this strategy. The students will be using the QAR strategies taught to answer questions by going back to the text and underlining the clues and answers in the text.Every week, the students will be writing constructed responses to reading questions. The concepts in reading are: underlining text evidence to write their answers, elements of Genre, analyzing illustrations to enhance comprehension, vocabulary-highlighted in yellow in text.
Spelling- There will be Spelling Lists this week.The Regular Spelling List words for this week are: sale, sail, beet, beat, rode, road, rowed, its, it’s, your, you’re, their, they’re, peace, piece. The Challenge Spelling List words are:its, it’s, your, you’re, there, they’re, their, peace, piece, seen, scene, flea, flee, weight, wait.
Reading/Writing – Reading/writing classes this week will be working on writing their personal narrative, using quizlet narrative booklets from the OCS portal. We use Collins writing in our writing classes which is a school wide writing program in our school. Their personal narrative will be a writing workshop-this type of writing will be the one that students will have to write on the Aspire assessment. Dr. Hawk and I will be focusing on students writing different sections of their personal narrative. My class was introduced to this lesson by viewing and discussing different third grade samples of personal narratives and their sections. Their topic will be writing about a lesson learned.
Reading-students will read First in Flights and Hot Air Balloons this week with a graphic organizer.
Please check homework folders daily- both Math folders and Boomerang folders. You will receive activity sheets to help them learn these skills only AFTER the skill is taught in class. These activity sheets are not graded or returned to teacher. They are used only at home.
Math- This Monday, students will review drawing scaled bar graphs, line plots, and transferring data from different charts to create different graphs, and measuring halves and fourths on a ruler. Their chapter test will be this Wednesday. Please study all multiplication and division facts daily. They have studied all their multiplication facts There will be daily multiplication time tests in Math. Multiplication tests on facts learned on Fridays.
Social Studies- This week, the students will begin studying The Louisiana Purchase and the Westward Movement.
Science- Mrs.Hawk teaches both third grade Science classes. All concerns and questions concerning Science are to be discussed with her.View More
All School Mass-12:16-12:56
Unit Mass-Tuesday–grades 3-8–8:30
Unit Mass-grades 3-8–8:30
Monday/Thursday-12:30-1:00 with my class