October 16-20

Math:

  • 3.4A(R)Solve with fluency one-step and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and relationship between addition and subtraction
  • 3.5A(R)Represent one- and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 1,000 using pictorial models, number lines, and equations
  • 3.4C ~ determine the value of a collection of coins and bills

Homework: Study your basic addition facts, record in the log. I will check these logs on Thursday. Your child will earn extra recess Thursday if this is complete and he/she has had good behavior all week.

Science:

3.10C ~ investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and ladybugs

Other Information:

  • No high school pep rally this week
  • October 20th ~ Student Holiday
  • October 21st ~ Fall Carnival 3:00-7:00
  • October 23-27 ~ Red Ribbon Week

Limeades For Learning

This is our new grant, Encourage Exploration in Science. We are really looking forward to getting some new science equipment! Vote daily and get those Sonic codes in! You can enter the codes yourself at home, or have your child bring them to me, and I will put them in! 🙂

https://www.limeadesforlearning.com/projects/2842740

I am so excited about this project. Not only is it for me and my two science classes, but for our entire grade level! So please share the word, and vote, Vote, VOTE!

Week of October 9-13

Math:
3.4A(R)Solve with fluency one-step and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and relationship between addition and subtraction
3.5A(R)Represent one- and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 1,000 using pictorial models, number lines, and equations

Homework:
Study your basic addition facts, record in the log. I will check these logs on Friday. Your child will earn extra recess Friday if this is complete and he/she has had good behavior all week. We are still working on rounding, estimating sums, strip diagrams, and one-and-two step word problems! Practicing your addition facts and these skills will help your child be even more successful in class! 🙂

Science:
3.10B ~ explore that some characteristics of organisms are inherited such as the number of limbs on an animal or flower color and recognize that some behaviors are learned in response to living in a certain environment such as animals using tools to get food.

Other Information:
October 12th – Fundraiser ends
October 13th – Imagination Fair for GT students and Fall Carnival ticket sales end
October 20th – Scholastic Book Order Due
October 21st – Fall Carnival 3:00-7:00
October 23-27 – Red Ribbon Week

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILY

We have all been so busy, but I wanted to make sure that Lily got her HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT! 🙂 Last Friday, September 29, was her birthday!

Lily, you are such a joy to have in our classroom. I can’t wait to see how far you grow over the next year!

-Ms. Kelley

Week of October 2-6

Math:

  • 3.4A(R)Solve with fluency one-step and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and relationship between addition and subtraction
  • 3.5A(R)Represent one- and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 1,000 using pictorial models, number lines, and equations

Homework: Study your basic addition facts, record in log. I will check these logs on Friday. Your child will earn extra recess Friday if this is complete and he/she has had good behavior all week.

Science:

3.10A ~ explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment

Other Information:

Big Kahuna Fundraiser has started!

  • Students need to sell, sell, sell!
  • Bring filled out tickets each time you sell something to be entered into the big drawings.
  • Every sale helps our classroom achieve our goals!!!

Wednesday, October 4th is early release~~~12:00 pm

No Pep Rally this week and no Friday Fun Clubs

Important Reminders and Thank You

Next week big reminders:

New Scholastic book order is due October 20 – Online Class Code to order is RGLTH

Wednesday, October 4th is a half day!

ALSO: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOU WHO DONATED TO OUR SCIENCE PROJECT!!! It was a huge success and we had so much fun doing it! You help make our class successful! 🙂

Science Project WIN

I was so stinking proud of my kiddos today! They worked their little tail feathers off at making some AMAZING BIRD BEAKS! (tail feathers… bird beaks… get it? 😁) We have been learning about adaptation in science for the past week and a half. Today I challenged my students to make a bird beak based off what their favorite food is. Every bird has a certain type of beak, based on what it eats, it’s environment, habitat, etc… The kids chose their favorite food and made a beak to match. For example, I chose bread and french fries… so I wouldn’t need a beak that was scooped like a pelican  or small and thin like a kiwi bird. I would want my beak to mimic a duck like beak!

Here are the students working today and making some awesome progress! Like I said, I couldn’t be more proud of them and all they are doing!

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Extra Math Practice

I know this week is going to be good! I think I just had the best Monday I have ever had with both my classes!!!

As we move forward in introducing new skills, I have attached the URL for a website that has a wide variety of math practice games!!!

http://www.math-play.com/3rd-grade-math-games.html

Please make sure your child is practicing their math facts at least 3x’s a week! This should be about 20-30 minutes of practice. Fluency in math facts is crucial to their success! They are already doing so well and increasing their score each week. Remember if you ever want your child to have more practice at home, I am more than willing to put together some things to use at  home including worksheets, interactive games, apps, etc… I have plenty of resources at my disposal to share with you! Also here on the blog is a page called “Math Practice”. It has tons of links to practice at home! 🙂 Parent involvement makes a difference!!! Hope everyone has a great week!

Ms. Kelley