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3rd April 22 2017 Homeroom

Week of 4/24

WELCOME BACK!    I hope everyone had a nice Easter break!

Important info:

  • Tuesday is Cardinal dress day!  Wear your Cardinal red for $1 and bring $1 for ice cream at lunch to support Student Council!
  • Friday, May 5th is noon dismissal 

Spelling:

shouted, took, crown, however, around, growl, fountain, ground, pounds, Wilbur, Charlotte, araneae

Spelling words focus on ou sound spelled ou and ow, with some Charlotte's Web words in the mix!

Religion:

Easter Sunday has passed but the season of Easter is still upon us!  We will learn the effects and blessings of the Resurrection in our lives!

ELA:

We will continue our reading of Charlotte's Web.  We will focus on comprehension, character analysis and vocabulary.  Your child will bring home the book to re-read chapters for better understanding.  

The biography book report instructions and rubric will come home on Monday.  The biography book report is due Wednesday, May 5th.  This is a long-term project so that the children have time to read and complete the project.  Some children have read biographies in the past, while others have not.  So I am giving time for both parts of the project.  Please encourage your child to begin reading if needed AND  begin the project so there is not a last minute crunch!  This is a wonderful time to practice time management and organization!

Please continue to encourage your child to read daily as part of homework!  As mentioned, spring can be difficult to focus on school, homework, and reading.  Keep it up!

Math:

We are beginning a new chapter on telling time to the minute and elapsed time.  There will be a test on Friday.  It will be a quick chapter because we have touched on telling time in Simple Solutions.  This is the beauty of Simple Solutions, it has given me the time to review concepts that have proven difficult in Simple Solutions or to breeze through concepts that we have already mastered through Simple Solutions!  It helps your children retain concepts, but makes my job as a teacher more streamlined as well!

Social Studies:

Continuing our focus on cultural characteristics of a community.  

3rd April 07 2017 Homeroom

Week of 4/10

Reminders:

  • Mid quarter is this Wednesday, 4/12
  • Mrs. Lovette will present Safe Touch on Wednesday, 4/12
  • NOON DISMISSAL on Thursday, 4/13
  • Easter/Spring Break 4/14-4/21
  • National Catholic Educator's Conference in St. Louis 4/18-4/20

Spelling:

No spelling words this week

Religion:

Stations of the Cross on Monday.  We are focusing on Holy Week in preparation of Easter.

ELA:

I have made the decision to postpone the biography book report until after spring break.  I will pass out the instructions and rubric when we return.  Please keep in mind that your child will need to pick out and read a biography for this project.  They will get two and half weeks to complete the project.  

We will start a new class novel,  Charlotte's Web!  This is a classic favorite but also has some challenging text.  We are focusing on comprehension, character analysis, and vocabulary.  

Math:

This week we will spend time reviewing fractions, using crafts, games, and projects.  

Social Studies:

Our focus will be on cultural characteristics of a community.  

 

3rd April 07 2017 Homeroom

Week of 4/10

Reminders:

  • Mid quarter is this Wednesday, 4/12
  • Mrs. Lovette will present Safe Touch will be presented on Wednesday, 4/12
  • NOON DISMISSAL on Thursday, 4/13
  • Easter/Spring Break 4/14-4/21
  • National Catholic Educator's Conference in St. Louis 4/18-4/20

Spelling:

No spelling words this week

Religion:

Stations of the Cross on Monday.  We are focusing on Holy Week in preparation of Easter.

ELA:

I have made the decision to postpone the biography book report until after spring break.  I will pass out the instructions and rubric when we return.  Please keep in mind that your child will need to pick out and read a biography for this project.  They will get two and half weeks to complete the project.  

We will start a new class novel,  Charlotte's Web!  This is a classic favorite but also has some challenging text.  We are focusing on comprehension, character analysis, and vocabulary.  

Math:

This week we will spend time reviewing fractions, using crafts, games, and projects.  

Social Studies:

Our focus will be on cultural characteristics of a community.  

 

3rd April 02 2017 Homeroom

Week of 4/3

Important info:

  • Our field trip is Wednesday!  Things to bring/remember:
  1. Bring a completely disposable lunch with a drink.  I will have a cooler to store the lunches in until lunch time.  
  2. Wear jeans, spirit wear, and tennis shoes.  75% of the program is outdoors and we will be doing a lot of walking
  3. Dress accordingly!  Rain or shine, cold or wind, we will still proceed with the program.  The weather looks iff-y right now so rain jackets may be needed!
  4. We will leave immediately after Mass and return around 2:15-2:30
  • A book order went home in Wednesday folders last week, please return any orders or order online by 4/5.  This is the last book order I will send in for the school year so if you want to order books for the summer, this is a great time!
  • Noon dismissal on 4/13!  Easter/Spring Break 4/14-4/21

Spelling words for 4/3:

mood, wooden, drew, smooth, blue, balloon, true, crooked, chew, tooth, hooves, cool, food, pooch

The spelling and phonics focus are vowel sounds like spoon and wood.

Religion:

The fourth graders will act out the Stations of the Cross on Monday.  We will finish up chapter 10 and have a short quiz on Friday.  We will also do an activity this week that focuses on the new virtue of the quarter, UNITY.

ELA:  

Our story this week is a play based on a Native American myth.  The children will take parts and practice reading and acting them out.  We will focus on the story structure and message.  We will also learn the meanings of more prefixes and play a game.

Math:

This week's fraction practice is comparing fractions.  We will then review fractions and have a test on Friday.  

Social Studies:

We will learn about how humans have changed our environment, particularly St. Paul and the surrounding area.

 

3rd March 25 2017 Homeroom

week of 3/27-3/31

Info for this week:

  • Please return the field trip permission slip by Wednesday, 3/29
  • Please sign your child's report card and return by Friday, 3/31
  • GRANDPARENT'S DAY is on Friday, 3/31!  Please share this with your child's grandparents or special adults!  The day begins with Mass at 7:45, then goodies in the gym.  Your child and their guests can then visit their classroom and do a short activity.  At 10:00 the 5-8 grade students will perform in the Spring Fling.  Please note:  This is a noon dismissal day.  If your child is leaving with their grandparents or another adult, please send me a note or email to let me know.  Thank you!

NO SPELLING WORDS THIS WEEK!

Religion:

We will pray the Stations of the Cross on Monday.  We will also enjoy a visit from Father Blessing!   We are learning how the Mass is a celebration.

ELA:

We are reading a very funny, very silly story called Gooney Bird Greene.  We are learning the basic elements of a story through the main character's storytelling.  She has quite an imagination but 'tells only absolutely true stories'.  This will lead into our narrative writing activity about our grandparents.  I hope the grandparents enjoy reading them at Grandparents Day!

The fourth quarter book report project will be on a biography.  Your child will need to choose a biography and read it to complete the project.  I have many biographies in the classroom library and our school library has a selection.  You are welcome to get one from the public library as well.  Your child will need to choose a book over the next two weeks.  I will approve the book before they begin reading.  More details to come later!

Math:

The children are enjoying this unit on fractions!  We will focus on fractions represented on a number line and how fractions can be equivalent.  

Social Studies:

 In the fourth quarter, Social Studies will consist of the human characteristics of communities. We will begin by asking why do people form communities?  We will move to how humans change communities, how individuals change communities, and end by focusing on nation and community heroes.

 

3rd March 25 2017 Homeroom

week of 3/27-3/31

Info for this week:

  • Please return the field trip permission slip by Wednesday, 3/29
  • Please sign your child' report card and return by Friday, 3/31
  • GRANDPARENT'S DAY is on Friday, 3/31!  Please share this with your child's grandparents or special adults!  The day begins with Mass at 7:45, then goodies in the gym.  Your child and their guests can then visit their classroom and do a short activity.  At 10:00 the 5-8 grade students will perform in the Spring Fling.  Please note:  This is a noon dismissal day.  If your child is leaving with their grandparents or another adult, please send me a note or email to let me know.  Thank you!

NO SPELLING WORDS THIS WEEK!

Religion:

We will pray the Stations of the Cross on Monday.  We will also enjoy a visit from Father Blessing!   We are learning how the Mass is a celebration.

ELA:

We are reading a very funny, very silly story called Gooney Bird Greene.  We are learning the basic elements of a story through the main character's storytelling.  She has quite an imagination but 'tells only absolutely true stories'.  This will lead into our narrative writing activity about our grandparents.  I hope the grandparents enjoy reading them at Grandparents Day!

The fourth quarter book report project will be on a biography.  Your child will need to choose a biography and read it to complete the project.  I have many biographies in the classroom library and our school library has a selection.  You are welcome to get one from the public library as well.  Your child will need to choose a book over the next two weeks.  I will approve the book before they begin reading.  More details to come later!

Math:

The children are enjoying this unit on fractions!  We will focus on fractions represented on a number line and how fractions can be equivalent.  

Social Studies:

 In the fourth quarter, Social Studies will consist of the human characteristics of communities. We will begin by asking why do people form communities?  We will move to how humans change communities, how individuals change communities, and end by focusing on nation and community heroes.

 

3rd March 20 2017 Homeroom

Week of 3/21-3/24

Important info:

  • Donuts with Dad on Wednesday, 3/22.  Eat a donut with your child in the gym, then head over to church for Mass at 7:45.  All dads or special persons are welcome!
  • Report cards will come home on Friday, 3/24
  • Grandparents Day is on Friday, March 31! The special day begins with 7:45 am Mass followed by breakfast in the gym. Students are then welcome to show their grandparents around the school! Grandparents will have the opportunity to watch grades 5-8 in the Spring Fling at 10:00. There is a NOON DISMISSAL.

 

Spelling:

shark, check, queen, circus, flake, crack, second, squeeze, quart, squeak, quick, coldest, Africa, Mexico

Our spelling and phonics skill is words with /k/ and /kw/ sounds.

Religion:

We continue our Lenten promises.  We will start Chapter 10 that focuses on the parts of the Mass and the celebration that takes place during each Mass.  We will go the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday.  

ELA:

We are reading an informational text selection about how a tree grows.  We are focusing on captions, labels, and diagrams to gain information.  We will investigate word roots and the verb be and helping verbs.

We will take the SRI reading assessment on Thursday to check our reading progress.  This will give the students their Lexile and then we will set Reading Counts goals for the fourth quarter.

Math:

We will continue fractions as a unit fraction, fractions as a whole part, and fractions as part of a set.  Continue to practice math facts daily.  Ask your child how to play Facts on the Brain and Kaboom!

Science:

We will conclude our weather unit with a weather lapbook that reviews all things weather!

3rd March 16 2017

Jan, Feb, Mar,April, May

Jan,Feb, Mar, April, May

Jan, Feb, Mar, April, May

Jan PE Unit-

Basketball Unit- rules, skills, passing,shooting and dribbing drills

Small court games, passing games, shooting drills, and full court games, knock-out and 11's game.

Feb PE Unit-

Hockey Unit- Skills, Passing, Shooting and saftey use of the Hockey sticks

Small cout games, passing games, shooting games and full court Hockey games.

Mar PE Unit-

Badmiton and Tennis Unit- Rules, court sizes, volley and serving

Small court games, passing games, serving games, and full court games.

April PE Unit-

Golf Unit- Skills, rules, basic grip with driver, irons and putter

Driving range off mats, chipping into buckets, and putting into practice holes and basic skills to play golf.

May PE Unit-

All school Field Day Event: Thank you all Parent's and Teacher's for your help and support on this special day!

Wiffleball Unit- Skills, rules, throwing, catching and base running

Throwing practice, catching practice, wiffleball games.

Two birthday games per month. Each student with a birthday during this month will decide on what the class will play for the day!

3rd March 10 2017 Homeroom

week of March 13

  • The third grade had the most parents in attendance at the January SPPO meeting.  That rewards us with a PIZZA PARTY!  We'll have pizza for lunch on Monday.  Your child does not need to bring a lunch on Monday, unless they do not want cheese or pepperoni pizza.  Remember to attend the next SPPO meeting on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm!
  • The third quarter ends on Wednesday, 3/15.
  • All children that met their Reading Counts goal for third quarter earn a dress down day on Thursday, 3/16.
  • No school for a winter break on 3/17-3/20.  
  • Donuts with Dad on 3/22
  • Report cards will go home on Friday, 3/24 (new date)

Spelling:

shall, pushed, sharp, shock, crash, shadow, observe, record, shamrock, Patrick

Religion:

We continue to make Lenten sacrifices.  Ask your child about the crown of thorns we made and how the crown will be ready for Jesus on Easter.  Our thorns (or our sins) hurt Jesus and others, but when we make sacrifices it gets us ready for Easter.  

We will have a Lent quiz on Thursday.  A study guide will come home early in the week.  

We will pray the Stations of the Cross on Monday at 2:30.

Reading/Writing:

We will focus on writing this week with emphasis on transition words.  We will use the fun of St.Patrick's Day as our topic.  

Math:

We continue with multiplication and the Associative Property, then move on to fractions!  We will continue to practice multiplication facts.  Thank you for doing the same at home!

Science:

We have finished meteorology.  A study guide will come home on Monday and the test is Wednesday.  Here is a link for study https://quizlet.com/75700210/science-3-test-meteorology-flash-cards/

The cloud project is due Wednesday, 3/15.  Remember--this does not need to be an elaborate project.  The purpose of the project is to observe and record.

 

 

3rd March 02 2017 Homeroom

week of March 6

Spelling:

age, space, change, jawbone, jacket, giant, pencil, circle, once, large, dance, jeans, bounce, huge

The spelling and phonics skill is words with /j/ and /s/.

Religion:

Our learning about the season of Lent continues.  Ask your child about the three practices during Lent (prayer, fasting, and almsgiving or charity).  We will go to Adoration on Thursday.  We will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on March 23.

ELA:

We are reading an informational text about discovering fossils.  Our focus will be on drawing conclusions and understanding the point of view.  More adjective practice with adjectives that compare and vocab practice with words that end in -ly.

Math:

We have finished all multiplication facts!!  WOW!  They have worked hard!  We will have a review game and study guide on Monday with a test on Tuesday.  Then our focus shifts to multiplication properties, including the distributive and associative.  We already know the Identity, Commutative, and Zero properties.

Although we have finished learning all the multiplication facts, our practice does not end!  We will continue to have daily practice using Rocket Math, games (ask them how to play Facts on the Brain), and Simple Solutions.  Please continue to practice facts at home daily!  I shared a fun website called http://www.multiplication.com with them this week.  There are so many fun websites and apps to choose from.  A simple app called Times Tables is basic, yet effective.

Science:

This is a fun unit that the children can really relate to due to our ever-changing weather.  This week we will learn about the things a meteorologist reports, tornadoes, and hurricanes.  Our next Science test is on Wednesday, March 15.  Here is a link to some of the terms that are on the test.  https://quizlet.com/75700210/science-3-test-meteorology-flash-cards/

Important info:

(I made you read the whole page before I gave you the details!)

Please check your child's assignment notebook daily.  Their homework is written in there and that is where you sign to let me know they have read 20 minutes.  I do not use a separate reading log, therefore I look for your signature.  Thank you!

 

  • The third garde class had the most parents at the January SPPO meeting so we won a pizza party!  We will have pizza for lunch on Monday, 3/13!  Your child does not need a lunch that day unless they want something other than cheese or pepperoni pizza.
  • Spirit Wear on sale until 3/16
  • Stations of the Cross on 3/6 at 2:30.  You are welcome to join us!
  • Winter Break 3/17-3/20
  • Donuts with Dad 3/22
  • Report cards come home 3/22.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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