Week of January 27th

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue our focus on identifying the main idea and sequence of events.

Math–  Wrap up our unit on organizing data to make meaning and answer questions. Begin our unit on Understanding Fractions. Fractions represent parts of a whole.

Writing-  Work on a Writing Performance Task that models the end of year CAASPP test.  Students will be reading 2 articles about Astronauts, then answering prompts citing both articles as a resource.

Science- Continue unit on Weather and Climate and the tools meteorologists use to forecast the weather.

 

 With your child: “What did you do that was creative?” (Checking in with your child to know what they enjoy working on.  Do they prefer “hands on” crafts, or using their brains? Don’t forget to share a special moment from your day with them too.)

 

Upcoming Events 

1/29 McTeacher Night at McDonalds in Millenia 4pm – 8pm

2/14 & 2/17 No school- President’s Day weekend

Week of January 20th

This week in:

Language Arts-  Find main idea and key details in an informative article.  Use this week’s article and last week’s in writing a response to a prompt.

Math–  Continue unit on organizing data to make meaning and answer questions. Test on Friday.

Writing-  Using facts from 2 informative articles, write an opening paragraph for a narrative about using the first telephone at home.

Science- Continue unit on Weather and Climate?

 

 With your child: “Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw/ showed?” (Checking in with your child to know what they appreciate.  Don’t forget to share a special moment from your day with them too.)

 

Upcoming Events 

1/23 Jump 4 Heart kick-off assembly

1/29 McTeacher Night at McDonalds in Millenia 4pm – 8pm

2/14 & 2/17 No school- President’s Day weekend

Week of January 14th

School resumes on Tuesday, January 14th.

It’s a minimum day, students are dismissed at 1:45.

This week in:

Language Arts-  Review key details, events and sequence of events.  Read informative article and annotate facts.

Math–  Organize data to make meaning and answer questions.

Writing-  Continue our work on “Opinion” responses. “Should schools be year round?”

Science-  What is the difference between Weather and Climate?

 

 With your child: “What made you smile today?” (Checking in with your child to know what they appreciate.  Don’t forget to share a special moment from your day with them too.)

 

Upcoming Events 

1/20 No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Week of December 9th

End of 3rd Quarter testing this week, but we’ll end with a day of fun activities on Friday with our 3rd Grade Kumeyaay Day!

 

Monday- STAR testing for the students AR level.

Tuesday- Level Set for the students Achieve level.

Wednesday- Part 1 of a Math Performance test on the CAASPP website.

Thursday- Part 2 of the Math Performance test.

    The Math Performance tests are a review of what we’ve worked on thus far and will give the students experience on how to navigate on the CAASPP website for our end of year testing in the 4th quarter.

Thursday is also our 3rd grade Music and Art lesson day! J

 

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with identifying opinions in texts and finding evidence to support our claims.

Math–  Review Chapter 7 test and practice using the CAASPP website.  This is the site for the end of year testing.  Students will practice logging in and using the site, then take an assessment on Wednesday and Thursday.

Writing-  Using two sources, students will write an Opinion response for the prompt, Should Dogs Work?

Social Studies/ Science-  Revisit genetic traits and identify common traits in our classroom students.  We will create a Tree of Genetic Traits to display some of our student’s common traits.

 With your child:   “Are some genes more dominant in a population than others?” (Yes, for example our classroom had more students with dark hair then light, or more students with straight hair then curly, or more dark eyes then blue, etc.)

 

Upcoming Events 

12/13    3rd Grade Kumeyaay Day

12/21 – 1/12 Winter Break

Week of December 2nd

                                  Welcome Back! ***Field Trip coming UP!***

On this Thursday, December 5th the 3rd Graders will be walking over to Olympian High School to watch the play “Peter Pan”.  Permission slips went home before the break.  Please check your child’s backpack if you haven’t seen it yet.  Please make sure your child has walking shoes and dresses warmly for the walk.  Fingers crossed the rain will be done, but please watch the weather for proper attire.  Thank you!

 

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continuing with point of view and opinions.

Math–  Solving Division problems using equal groups. Chapter test on Friday.

Writing- Continue to model and practice the Opinion writing format.

Social Studies/ Science-  Exploring why animals form groups.

 With your child:   “How are bee hives similar to your family’s home?” (Both have a hierarchy with individual roles/ jobs/ chores.)

 

Upcoming Events 

12/05  Field Trip to Olympian High School

12/21 – 1/12 Winter Break

Week of November 18th

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with Point of View and be able to determine my own point of view from that of the narrator and/ or character.

Math–  Solving Division problems using equal groups.

Writing- Introduce and model the Opinion writing format

Social Studies/ Science-  Exploring how being similar to its parents, helps an organism to survive.

 With your child:   “Is Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk the villain?” (He did steal from the giant…)  We’ll be reading and discussing this story this week.

 

Upcoming Events 

11/4 – 11/20 Canned Food Drive

11/25 – 11/29  Thanksgiving Break – No School

Week of November 11th

This week in:

Language Arts-  Continue with Point of View focusing on pronouns and dialogue that distinguishes who is speaking.

Math–  Solving Division problems using equal groups.

Writing- Narrative writing performance task (Assessment) and Informative writing performance task.

Social Studies/ Science-  California Native Americans- Wrap up in class discussions and activities about local natives and Native American legends.

With your child:   “How does your teacher make you feel important?” (Use this to identify what your student values in a relationship.  Share something you remember about your 3rd grade teacher.)

 

Upcoming Events 

11/4 – 11/20 Canned Food Drive

11/25 – 11/29  Thanksgiving Break – No School