Week of October 15th

Hello Parents,

We will not be wearing Halloween Costumes at school this year. Families and students are encouraged to wear costumes to our school’s Masquerade Ball on Saturday, November 3rd From 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

 

This week in:

Language Arts– Continue with characters traits, motivations, and feelings, and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Writing– Write a narrative based on an informative text we are reading in class.

Math– Continue Chapter 4- Place Value & Operations with Whole Numbers: Multipling with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10.

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What is a simile?” (A comparison between two unrelated things using the word “like” or “as”. Ie. He’s as tall as a building!

 

Upcoming Events

  • October 17th– Picture Day (Sorry, for the typo last week.)
  • October 22nd– 26th Red Ribbon Week

Monday: Sports Gear Day

Tuesday: Twin/ Group Day

Wednesday: Star Wars Day

Thursday: Cultural Pride Day

Friday: Wear Red Day

 

November 3rd  Masquerade Ball

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Week of October 8th

Welcome back everyone!  We have great news!!!  Third grade now has laptops in the classroom for every student.  We have some headphones, but suggest students bring in their own headphones.  They can be kept in a sandwich or gallon size baggie with their name on it in a classroom bin.

This week in:

Language Arts– Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Spelling- Will now be done in class only.  No test on Friday.

Writing– Review informational writing response and write a narrative based on a text we are reading in class.

Math– Chapter 4- Place Value & Operations with Whole Numbers: Multipling with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10.

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “Describe a character from your AR book.” (The student should include physical traits and feelings experienced by the character based on evidence from the text.)

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • October 11th – Picture Day
  • October 22nd – 26th Red Ribbon Week

Week of September 17th

This week in:

Language Arts– Students will be reviewing what we worked on this 1st quarter.  Lessons will vary based on the classrooms needs.

Spelling- No Spelling words this week

Writing– Review summary and informative writing

Math– Understanding Division, Go Math chapter 6 test on Thursday

Online Safety Courses: Power of Words and The Key to Keywords

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What is a cyberbully?” (Someone who uses technology tools such as the Internet and cell phones to deliberately upset someone else.)

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • September 13th – 20th Parent/ Teacher conferences
  • September 13th– Book Fair Opens
  • September 24th– October 10th Fall Break
  • October 11th – Picture Day
  • October 22nd – 26th Red Ribbon Week

Week of September 10th

 

This week in:

Language Arts– Continue with Myths and Folktales and exploring how illustrations convey mood and contribute to a story.

Spelling- This week: Review a list of long vowel words

Writing– Practice writing a summary response for KidBiz Journals

Math– Understanding Division, Go Math chapter 6.  Mid-chapter check/ quiz this week.

Social Studies- Physical and Human Geography: Changing environment

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What is a related division fact for this multiplication equation: 3 x 4 = 12?” (12 ÷ 4 = 3 or 12 ÷ 3 = 4)

 

Upcoming Events

  • September 13th – 20th Parent/ Teacher conferences
  • September 13th – Book Fair Opens
  • September 24th – October 10th Fall Break

Week of September 3rd

This week in:

Language Arts– Continue with Myths and Folktales. Explore how illustrations convey mood and contribute to a story.

Spelling- This week: Compound Words

Writing– Practice writing a summary response for KidBiz Journals.  Thought Question homework starts this week.  Students will have to write a summary for homework.  Please check their homework packets on Tuesday.

Math– Understanding Division, Go Math chapter 6

Social Studies- Physical and Human Geography: Natural Resources

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What is an example of a California natural resource?” (Rich soil, trees, ocean, sun, wind, minerals, natural gas, oil etc.)

 

Upcoming Events

  • September 4 – GATE testing

9am – Sullivan’s Class

1pm – Madison Class

  • September 5 – GATE testing

9am – Nixon’s Class

1pm – Hernandez’ Class

  • September 7th Family Movie Night and Camp Out at Wolf Canyon 5:30pm
  • September 13th – 20th Parent/ Teacher conferences
  • September 13th – Book Fair Opens
  • September 24th – October 10th Fall Break

Week of August 27th

Parent / Teacher conferences are coming.  Look for a sign-up sheet or email this week from your child’s teacher.

This week in:

Language Arts– Introduce Myths, Compare and Contrast two pieces of literature

Spelling- This week: Long /i/ vowel sound

Writing– Practice informative response format for KidBiz Journals

Math– Multiplication Strategies GoMath! Chapter 3

*Unit test on Thursday*

Social Studies- Physical and Human Geography: Natural Resources

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What is an example of the Commutative Property of Multiplication?” (It’s when the numbers (factors) of a multiplication equation are flip/ flopped.  The order can be changed. Ie 4 x 5 = 5 x 4, or 6 x 3 = 3 x 6.  The order doesn’t affect the answer (product).

 

Upcoming Events

  • August 27th Fundraiser Assembly
  • September 3rd Labor Day, No School
  • September 7th Family Movie Night and Camp Out at Wolf Canyon 5:30pm
  • September 13th – 20th Parent/ Teacher conferences
  • September 24th – October 10th Fall Break

Week of August 20th

This week in:

Language Arts– Continue with the “Close Reading” Strategy, Introduce Fables

Spelling- This week: Long /e/ vowel sound

Writing– Practice informative response format for KidBiz Journals

Math– Multiplication Strategies GoMath! Chapter 3

Social Studies- Physical and Human Geography: California Regions

 

Question to ask your child:  1) “What type of sentence do you use to start an informative written response?”  (An IVF sentence is used as our topic sentence.  First we Identify the article, then we use a Verb like “explains or describes”and Finish with the words from the prompt or the “gist” for a summary response. Ie. The KidBiz article “Wolves in Dogs Clothing” describes how dogs and wolves share a special gene that helps them to survive.

 

Upcoming Events

  • August 27th Fundraiser Assembly
  • September 3rd Labor Day, No School
  • September 7th Family Movie Night and Camp Out at Wolf Canyon 5:30pm
  • September 13th – 20th Parent/ Teacher conferences
  • September 24th – October 10th Fall Break