WELCOME HOME TO MY THIRD GRADE-2019—- March 25 -March 29
April 2-Aspire testing for grades 3-8. It begins on Tuesday and ends on Friday.
A letter for parents from third grade will provide information regarding the Aspire and what to bring for the week. It will be given out to students later in the week.
We began REVIEWING FOR ASPIRE last week will continue this week PRIOR TO APRIL 2.
UPDATE-I understand some of you may be experiencing challenges in XTRA MATH in changing to multiplication. On Friday, I sent home instructions to help with this process. However, if you are still having challenges, your child has permission to do the homework assignment in class on my IPADS.
Students operations have been changed to multiplication facts. They must do at least one homework multiplication practice each week for an additional homework grade. The students choose the school day to practice. It will be a 5 points for completion and zero points for not doing this one homework assignment each week.Please encourage them to do more practice. If there are any problems doing it at home-they may do their lesson at school-please send me an email or note concerning the situation and they can do it on our IPADS.
ALL ASPIRE INTERIM ASSESSMENTS IN READING AND MATH HAVE BE GIVEN IN THE COMPUTER LAB.
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.
I sent home XTRA MATH flyers to parents including student pin numbers to work on math facts. It is a great math website and I encourage all parents and students to participate in this program. Thank you . I have been giving addition timed tests during the week and students have worked on Xtra Math website in my room on addition facts to monitor their progress’
Unit Mass-Wednesday-8:30 EXCEPT when the school has an ALL SCHOOL MASS.
Thank you for your donations and pledges for Lion’s Leap. The students look forward to their prizes, character videos, and pledge O-Meter Updates.You may continue to donate to LIONS LEAP.
All parents in third grade are invited to create an account on Power School to view their child’s grades. Science grades are viewed on Mrs.DeAlba’s site.Also,if a student’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 in Power School 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 ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION FACTS DAILY- This now includes MULTIPLICATION FACTS.
HIGHLIGHTERS ARE NEEDED FOR PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATH AND OTHER SUBJECTS. Some students still need to bring them for we are using them daily for Close Reading and questions in all subjects. Thank you.
Religion- . The students will continue to learn the importance of Christian Meditation on Scripture and how to apply its message to their daily lives. They will review the method of meditation and will journal their responses in their marble journal books. Their journals are confidential but they are welcomed to share their experiences. This week students will continue to prepare for the season of Lent. The class will be working on their Lenten handouts in their folders.
Spelling- There will be Spelling words this week. The students will have the Regular List only.
English- The students will begin our new unit on Pronouns. They will study subject and object pronouns and pronouns with verbs.
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.
This week, the students will be studying fairy tales. They will be reading Clever Jack and the Cake and Juanita and the Beanstalk.
Parents will be receiving a letter on skills taught every week in our new Reading Series. Please check homework folders daily- both yellow 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.
Mrs. DeAlba and I have been working together to plan daily for the week. It is a new reading series and is based on Common Core Standards for third grade.
The Primary Unit has received a new reading series entitled Wonders.
Math- They will have multiplication tests on all facts-1-12 this week. We will continue our new unit on types of graphs and how to read them. Please study Addition and Subtraction Facts Daily. They will continue to take timed multiplication tests weekly and work on XTRA MATH website in my room so I can monitor their progress on multiplication facts. Please encourage your children to work on their facts in multiplication on XTRA MATH WEBSITE at home. Thank you for your support.Also, those who have received certificates from XTRA MATH for mastering addition facts. All of my students will take multiplication timed tests this week and the following weeks. Students have discovered the multiplication APP called Monster Math to be extremely helpful. My students have made great progress in using this APP.
Social Studies- We began our new unit on citizenship. This unit focuses on the Bill of Rights, elections, and jury duty.Their Social Studies papers are in their red folders. Students should return these red folders the next day. Papers stay at home. Our classes for Social Studies and Science will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Science- Mrs.DeAlba teaches both third grade Science classes. All concerns and questions concerning Science are to be discussed with her.View More
Primary Unit Mass on Wednesday
2:00 Dismissal on Wednesday