WELCOME HOME TO MY THIRD GRADE-2018—- December 10 -December 14
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.
It has been decided that ASPIRE INTERIM ASSESSMENTS IN READING AND MATH WILL BE GIVEN IN THE COMPUTER LAB IN JANUARY AND MARCH-NOT THE CLASSROOM. It works best in the computer lab.
DECEMBER 18- CHRISTMAS PAGEANT IN THE CHURCH.
DECEMBER 17-CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD-PRIMARY BUILDING-MORE INFORMATION TO BE GIVEN LATER TO PARENTS.
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.
Mrs.DeAlba and I are using a Challenge Spelling list, based on the vowel sounds of the level list. It is from the Wonders series.’
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 in Power School this weekend.
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- We will continue our new Math Unit this Monday on Addition and Subtraction. 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. Since December begins the Advent season, the students will be engaged in various classroom projects-Jesse Tree, stockings for Jesus, Advent Calendar, Advent Wreath, SANTA LUCIA, OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE and much, much more.
Spelling- There will be Spelling lists this week..The students will have a pretest on the Regular List. If they miss one or get 100 on the pretest, they will receive the Challenge List from our reading series. Both lists will be on Spelling City under Regular and Challenge list.On Spelling City the title will be: UNIT 3-WEEK ONE. Regular list- sharp, yards, artist, carve, porch, storm, sport, story, chore, shore, sore, hoard, oars, pour, your. Challenge List- sharp, carve, artist, orchard, porch, storm, tortilla, order sore, shore, ignore, soaring, uproar, your, pour.
English- The students will take their chapter test on verbs this coming Monday. The students will begin their new unit on Adjectives and Adverbs.
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. They will receive short nonfiction stories on elections to work on these strategies by going back to the text to find the answers.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.
This week, the students will be reading and studying Historical Fiction. The students will be reading Jane’s Discovery and Finding Lincoln. . 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 words, using graphic organizers for details and point of View. We also will focus on Main Idea and Details in order to help them write paragraphs.
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 continue working on multiplication arrays and will take their chapter test on Wednesday. Then they will be studying the multiplication tables-8, and 9 math facts. They will have multiplication tests on all facts-1-12 weekly until the end of third grade. We will begin our new unit on division this week. Please study these facts. Please study Addition and Subtraction Facts Daily. They will continue to take timed addition tests weekly and work on XTRA MATH website in my room so I can monitor their progress on addition 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. Those students will take subtraction timed tests. Study multiplication facts.
Social Studies-The students will begin their new unit on Native American Indians and early colonial settlements. 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