Sunday, May 21, 2017

Last Weekly Update!

Hello Third Grade Families!

I can't believe the year is over! We made it! Thank you so much for such a great year! I've enjoyed getting to know each of your children and I will miss them this summer!

A few reminders for this week:

Tuesday and Wednesday are early release days. Dismissal is at 12:15. PLEASE make sure your child knows how he or she is going home on those days. If there is a transportation change from their usual way of getting home, it must be in writing! 

NO BOOKBAGS on Wednesday!

Wednesday is the LAST DAY! YAY!

On Monday, we will participate in Hoops for Heart. We will also enjoy the talent show during the day. Parents are invited to attend the talent show at 6:00, Monday night. We will also visit the Lightbulb lab for some creative fun with Mrs. Bahr on Monday.

Report cards will be mailed home next week in the large envelopes you returned a weeks ago. If you did not provide the optional stamps, you will be able to pick up your report card next week at the front office.

I put together a memory video of all our photos and videos from this year as a gift for the students. You can view the video at this link: http://streamingcobb.cobbk12.org/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=bb37bc98-6cb5-4963-b28c-6e137ae42c45

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Families,
I hope all the moms are having a great Mother's Day Weekend!

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In math, we will again work on 2-step word problems. We will also review telling time and adding/subtracting 3-digit numbers for those who are still working on mastering those skills.

In reading, we hope to finish our book club books this week. Most of us just have a few chapters left. Did you ask your child about his/her group and the book the group is reading?

In social studies, we will review what we've learned about how government works. We will focus on the responsibilities of the 3 branches of government and also how checks and balances work within the branches. Check your child's notebook on Monday for a study guide because we will have a short quiz on Thursday.

In writing, we will be wrapping up the year with some end-of-year writing activities.

We have several special events this week:

Monday - Gritters library will talk to us about the summer reading program.
Tuesday - We will attend a special Fine Arts performance. (Last week's percussion performance was amazing!)
Thursday - KidChess will teach us all about chess, and give us a classroom chess set!
Friday - Awards Day at 8:00!

Here is our countdown calendar:





Sunday, May 7, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Families!

Three Weeks Left! I can't believe it! The year has just flown by!

Here's a look at our week:
In math, we will revisit fractions, especially fractions on a number line and equivalent fractions. We will not have math homework, but there are some good games on our blog that students could try at home for practice. We will have a math quiz on Thursday. In reading, we will continue our book clubs. Has your child told you which book he or she is reading? They each picked a book that interested him or her and have been reading and discussing with their book club. We will also be taking the RI (Reading Inventory computer-based reading assessment) this week to determine an updated reading lexile level. In social studies, we will wrap up our unit about Thurgood Marshall, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Cesar Chavez with an assessment on Wednesday. A study guide went home last Thursday. In writing, we will continue working on poetry and a top-secret writing project that has nothing to do with a certain holiday coming up on Sunday =) Your child will be also presenting his or her selected poem this week. I recommend having your child practice standing and presenting the poem at home. Everyone selected a poem at school if they did not already have one. If your child brought or brings their poem home, please make sure it comes back to school.

We will have a visit from the school counselor and a visit to the science lab this week.

This Thursday night is our GATOR GALA. Please join us for this wonderful event! The program begins at 6:00 in the gym and then we will move around the school for various activities. A few of our classmates are participating in open mic night at the Gator Gala. It's not too late for more to participate. Please let me know if your child would like to be added to the list. All they have to do is read their poem (same poem from the class presentation) during the open mic portion of the evening which will take place in the media center.

This Friday is FIELD DAY!!! More information will be coming home regarding what should and should not be brought to school that day. Hopefully the rain stays away!

Please remember that our last scholastic book order is due this Friday. A coupon for a free book went home last week. I have a few more coupon codes if you need another. Order online HERE. Our class code is P2Y3C.

Please let me or Mrs. Levi know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Everyone,

We have 2 days left of Milestone testing!  Just two days of math and then we will be back to our regular schedule.
When testing is finished, we will begin a poetry unit where we will compose some of our own original poems. We will also begin learning about Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice. We will review the responsibilities of the Judicial Branch as we talk about Thurgood Marshall. In math, we will review all of the 1-digit by 1-digit multiplication facts.

Please let me or Mrs. Levi know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Weekly Update

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This week, we will spend most of our time reviewing for Georgia Milestone Testing.
Milestone Testing will take place from April 19th- 27th.
April 19th Grades 3-5 ELA
April 20th Grades 3-5 ELA
April 21st Grades 3-5 ELA
April 24th Grades 3-5 Math
April 25th Grades 3-5 Math
April 26th 5th Grade Science – NOT 3RD GRADE
April 27th 5th Grade Social Studies – NOT 3RD GRADE


It is a long document, but it is full of good information. We have been going through the study guide at school and I’ve made some similar practice questions based on the study guide.

In addition to ensuring daily attendance, you can also have your student practice with the Georgia online testing platform. The site is http://www.gaexperienceonline.com.  This site will allow your student to manipulate the online testing tools and become familiar with the features he or she will encounter during testing. Only certain students will be taking the test online based on his or her testing accommodations. Your child knows if he or she is one of those people. If you’re not sure, feel free to ask!

During the assessment period, please make sure your child gets plenty of rest, has a good breakfast, and is at school on time.

Yes, this test is important, but it is also just one piece of who your child is academically. My goal is to make the testing days as stress-free as possible!

We will also spend a little time learning about and locating major rivers on a United States map. We will study the Rio Grande, Colorado, Mississippi, Hudson, and Ohio rivers.

There will be NO HOMEWORK this week!!! Your child may want to review some math skills by playing various games on our blog  and of course, 20 minutes of nightly reading is highly encouraged, but not required this week.


Please let me or Mrs. Levi know if you have any questions or concerns.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Welcome Back!

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great Spring Break!

Please remember to send in the spring break reading challenge by Wednesday.

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In math, we will learn about measuring capacity and mass. Your child should know the terms liter and milliliter when talking about capacity and gram and kilogram when talking about mass. Your kitchen probably has all kinds of real life examples with these words. Go on a hunt with your child! Check out the games on our blog called "Measuring Capacity and Mass".

In reading, we will learn about different types of texts such as dramas and poems. We will use the words chapter, scene, or stanza when we refer to these different types of texts.

In science we will learn about magnets. We will get out real magnets and do some fun experiments. Important terms to remember are repel and attract.

In writing, we will work on some opinion writing at the beginning of the week and narrative writing at the end of the week.

We will have a visit from our school counselor and visit to the science lab this week!

On Friday, we will have a special review game day as we prepare for the upcoming Georgia Milestone testing beginning a week from Wednesday.

Milestone Testing for Grades 3, 4 and 5

Milestone Testing will take place from April 19th- 27th.
April 19th Grades 3-5 ELA
April 20th Grades 3-5 ELA
April 21st Grades 3-5 ELA
April 24th Grades 3-5 Math
April 25th Grades 3-5 Math
April 26th 5th Grade Science – NOT 3RD GRADE
April 27th 5th Grade Social Studies – NOT 3RD GRADE


It is a long document, but it is full of good information. We have been going through the study guide at school and I’ve made some similar practice questions based on the study guide.

In addition to ensuring daily attendance, you can also have your student practice with the Georgia online testing platform. The site is http://www.gaexperienceonline.com.  This site will allow your student to manipulate the online testing tools and become familiar with the features he or she will encounter during testing. Only certain students will be taking the test online based on his or her testing accommodations. Your child knows if he or she is one of those people. If you’re not sure, feel free to ask!

During the assessment period, please make sure your child gets plenty of rest, has a good breakfast, and is at school on time.

Yes, this test is important, but it is also just one piece of who your child is academically. My goal is to make the testing days as stress-free as possible!

As always, please let me or Mrs. Levi know if you have any questions or concerns!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Everyone,

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In math, we will begin a new unit on geometry. Some important terms for your child to know are polygon, quadrilateral, and parallel. Please see the Geometry page on the blog for videos and games. Here's my favorite quadrilateral song.



In reading, we will examine how authors choose to organize their information. Did the author use cause & effect, sequencing, description, problem & solution, or compare & contrast to organize the information?




In science, we will continue learning about heat. We will have a test on Friday. Please check your child's folder for a study guide. We will spend time in class reviewing as well since I know most of you are busy with the 3rd grade play this week =)





In writing, we will work on opinion writing. Our writings will include an opening where we state our opinion, multiple reasons with supportive examples, and a closing where we restate our opinion.



Other important information:

Our 3rd grade play, SWAMPED, is this Thursday night! You can practice the songs on Mrs. Shook's blog here. Bring your costumes to school for a dress rehearsal on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning when we perform for the school!

The BOOK FAIR is happening this week! Your child can bring money and to shop on their own, or you can shop with them after school on Tuesday or Thursday.

The BOOK DRIVE is also happening this week. Please send in gently used or new books for children of all ages as our Student Lighthouse Team works to support children at the Lacota Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Our students will be proudly participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) BRING THE CHANGE program; a coin drive and spirit week to help blood cancer patients and their families.

Monday, March 27th – Penny Pocket Day: Bring all the pennies you can find and empty your pockets in the cafeteria.
Tuesday, March 28th – Nice Nickel Day: Be nice and bring in nickels!
Wednesday, March 29th – Dazzling Dimes Day: Dazzle by wearing something that makes you feel unique and bring in dimes.
Thursday, March 30th – Crazy Quarters Day: Wear some crazy socks and bring in quarters.
Friday, March 31st – Addison has Teamed Up for Leukemia: Wear your Addison spirit wear and bring in coins and dollars.

***Students will come to the cafeteria and give donations to Ms. Weston during the week before 7:45am.

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