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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Everyone!

Here's a look at our learning this week:

We will have 2 more days of testing to finish the IOWA on Monday & Tuesday. What is the IOWA? We will be back to our regular schedule starting Wednesday!

In science, we will continue our unit on Rocks & Soils. We will visit the science lab on Tuesday to help us with these concepts. We will review what we learned about the properties of rocks & minerals and we will also learn about soil. Your child should be able to describe properties (color, texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support growth of plants) of soils and soil types (sand, clay, loam).



In math, we will continue with understanding the basics of multiplication and then learn how division is related to multiplication. We will practice simple division by sharing items equally.

We will begin memorizing multiplication facts in a few weeks. A great way to begin is to make sure your child can count by multiples. If your child is comfortable counting by 2s and 5s, move on to 3s & 4s. I also recommend keeping some flashcards in the car for extra practice. (I have printable sets. Let me know if you want them. The Dollar Tree usually has sets as well.)A mixture of cards they already know with a few facts they don't is a good way to start. I also have multiplication games on the class blog here.

In reading, we will be learning about the word "scene". We will participate in a class readers theater (informal play) of Charlotte's Web. The students will each have a part in a scene from the novel. We will learn how each scene builds on the next!


In writing, we will be working on our next narrative. Ask your child what his or her story idea is. We will be working on developing engaging plots with a problem and solution.


Friday is going to be a GREAT day in 3rd grade! Your child will be completing a Charlotte's Web STEM challenge! And we will end the day by watching the movie. We will compare & contrast the book with what we see in the movie.

This Thursday, Sept 21 is Xdrenaline Night! Come out and support Addison while your kids get their wiggles out.

Next week, Sept 25-29 is FALL BREAK! Please be on the lookout for reading challenge information.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Weekly Update - Irma Edition

Hello Third Grade Families!

I hope everyone stayed safe during Irma! I was worried about my family and friends in Miami, but everyone did fine other than power outages and lots of tree debris. My friends with homes & businesses in the Keys did not fare so well though. It will be a long recovery!

Due to the weather days missed, our IOWA testing schedule has changed.

Wed. 9-13 ~ No testing
Thurs. 9-14 ~ IOWA
Fri. 9-15 ~ IOWA
Mon. 9-18 ~ IOWA
Tues. 9-19 ~ IOWA

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In science, we will continue our investigation of rocks, minerals, and soils. We will focus on the Moh's Hardness Scale which tells us how hard or soft a rock or mineral is. We will review the different attributes geologists analyze to classify rocks & minerals including color, texture, luster, & hardness.

In math, we will begin multiplication!! We will start with the basics to be sure we understand that multiplication just means repeated addition of equal groups. We will also learn all about arrays.

In reading, we will continue our focus on using context clues to help us determine the meaning of unknown words.

In writing, we will finish our final copy of our personal narrative and then begin planning a brand new imaginative narrative.

Let's have a great 3 days together before the weekend!





Monday, September 4, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed the 3-day weekend!

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In science we are learning all about rocks & minerals. We will learn how to describe rocks as well as how scientists use the Moh's Hardness Scale. Here are some terms we will learn this week:




In math, we will work on solving word problems. This quarter, our goal is to be able to solve 2-step word problems that use addition or subtraction. The key is to read the problem slowly, one sentence at a time. We will have an assessment on Friday which covers place value, rounding, addition & subtraction of 3-digit numbers, and word problems.

In reading, we will continue using Charlotte's Web to help us learn more about context clues.

In Writing & Language Arts, we will finish our final draft of personal narratives. We will also continue our study of pronouns.

Special Happenings this week:

Tuesday - Science Lab
Tuesday - Well Star lesson on healthy food choices
Wed-Fri - COGAT testing What is the COGAT?
Wed - Bruster's Night!

As always, let me or Mrs. Keith know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!



Sunday, August 27, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Third Grade Families,

This Wednesday is an Early Release Day. Dismissal will begin at 12:15. Please make sure your child knows how he or she is getting home that day. If there is a change in transportation, it must be in writing. 

Don't forget, there is NO SCHOOL next Monday, Sept. 4th. 

Here's a look at our learning this week:

We will finish up our American Indians unit with a test on Tuesday. Your child should have brought home a study guide last week to help prepare. We will review on Monday. Later this week, we will begin our new unit on Rocks & Soils! 

In math we will work on subtracting 3-digit numbers. We will review some strategies learned in 2nd grade and we will also learn about regrouping. Your child will be able to use the strategy which works best for him or her!


In reading, we will continue sharing the story of Charlotte's Web. This week we will focus on the comprehension strategy of asking & answering questions before, during, and after reading. When your child is reading at home, encourage him or her to ask questions about what he or she is reading.


In writing, we will continue drafting our personal narratives. We will work on adding details and dialogue to our stories. We will also begin learning about pronouns this week.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or Mrs. Keith.

Have a great week!   





Sunday, August 20, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Third Grade Families,

A few reminders for the eclipse tomorrow:
Dismissal begins at 3:05.
If you are checking your child out early, please do so after 11:15.
Please remind your child about the importance of keeping the safety glasses on when looking at the sun.

Third grade will spend the day tomorrow doing several eclipse activities, including a visit to the Science Lab!

Here's a look at our learning for the rest of the week:

In social studies we will continue learning about the American Indian Regions. This week, we will focus on the Plains, Northeast, and Southeast regions.



In math, we will continue working on 3-digit addition. We will also be working on addition fact fluency. Please encourage your child to practice addition facts here

In reading, we will continue enjoying the playful characters of Charlotte's Web as we practice describing character traits.

In writing, we will select a topic for a personal narrative and begin writing our first draft. Our grammar focus this week will be on abstract nouns.


This Friday is the first F.B.I. (Fathers Being Involved) breakfast of the year. Come join your child for breakfast and a quick meeting with Mr. Cohen.

Please let me or Mrs. Keith know if you have any questions or concerns about anything. Have a GREAT week!



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Everyone!

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In social studies, we will continue to learn about American Indian Regions. Last week, we learned about the Arctic regions. We will focus on the Northwest and Southwest regions this week. Ask your child about the locations of these regions as well as the types of clothing, food, and shelter of each region.



In math, we will review addition strategies that were learned in second grade and try those strategies with 3-digit numbers. We will also learn more about the regrouping strategy for addition as well.
We will continue practicing place and rounding this week too.

In reading, we will begin reading the book Charlotte's Web together. We will use this text as we dive into fully understanding characters. Your child should be pretty familiar with describing a character's physical characteristics; but in 3rd grade we will focus more on the inside of the character. How does the character feel? What is the character thinking or saying? What character traits describe the character? We encourage you to ask your child questions about characters from their books they're reading at home.

In writing, we will continue to learn strategies for getting story ideas. We've learned that stories come from the heart. We will expand on that idea this week as we focus on "small moment" stories.
Our grammar focus this week will continue with plural nouns. 


Remember, homework begins this week. Your child should be reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each night. Please record the number of minutes and initial each night in the agenda on the monthly page in your child’s agenda. Spelling notebooks will go home on Monday to be returned Friday. Four activities should be completed to help your child prepare for Friday’s quiz. A math practice sheet will come home each night. It should be returned in the GATOR binder each day.



This week we will have a visit from our school counselor, Miss Weston, also know as the "Purple Princess". We will visit the new Learning Commons again and learn about the exciting creative possibilities we can experience there throughout the year.

Don't forget, Addison is counting on you for your donation to the Foundation which funds our science lab. Please visit Addison Fouondation to make your donation. Remember Mrs. Keith and Mrs. Kloos will hold Einstein the Snake if we have 100% class participation. Any donation amount is appreciated!

Also, please join the PTA at Addison PTA. There are exciting class incentives for classes with the most participation!


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at laura.kloos@cobbk12.org or elizabeth.keith@cobbk12.org.




Sunday, August 6, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Third Grade Families,

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Here’s a look at our learning this week:

We will begin a brand new unit in social studies on American Indians! For the next three weeks, we will be learning about six regions in the United States where American Indians first made their homes. These regions will include the Arctic, Northwest, Southwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast. We will compare and contrast how American Indians in each region used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.

In math, we will begin a unit on place value and rounding/estimating.

Check out our place value and rounding games on the blog. 

In reading, we will learn about the different reading stations in our classroom as we prepare to begin guided reading groups. We will also start building our independent reading stamina.

In writing, we will begin learning how to write a GREAT personal narrative and discuss how to generate ideas for our stories.

This week we will also visit the Science Lab, the Lightbulb Lab, and the new and improved Learning Commons (library).

Please plan to attend Open House this Thursday night.
5:00-6:00 Kindergarten, 1st and Target (2nd-5th)
6:00-6:30 PTA/Foundation Meeting in the cafeteria
6:30-7:30 2nd-5th and Target (1st grade)

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

laura.kloos@cobbk12.org
elizabeth.keith@cobbk12.org




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Welcome Back!

Mrs. Keith and I are so excited to start 3rd grade with all of you! We can't wait to see everyone at Meet 'n Greet this Friday, July 28th between 7:30-9:30am. Please take a moment to fill out your contact information for us using the link HERE.

Thank you!

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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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Everyone,

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In math, we will be learning all about telling time to the minute and elapsed time. I encourage you to try some real-life time problems at home with your child. For example, "If we finish eating dinner at 6:30 and you go to bed at 8:00, how much time do you have before bedtime?" or "If baseball practice lasted from 11:15-12:00, how long was practice?" Your child should also be able to tell time to the minute. Please see the "time" games on the blog for practice. We will have an assessment on Friday.

In reading, we will work on summarizing what we've read. We will read short passages and then summarize the information into a short paragraph or even just one sentence. Here's a video that explains a summarizing strategy we will use this week:


We will have a social studies test on Monday about Mary McLeod Bethune, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Then we will begin a new science unit on HEAT and thermal energy.

In writing, we will continue writing an informational piece based on two related texts we've read. The goal is for your child to have an opening and closing with facts and details from both articles in the middle. 

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

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

THANKS!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Everyone,

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In math, we will be reviewing what we previously learned about finding the area of a rectangle. We will also learn how to find the perimeter of various shapes. Please see the link on our blog called, "Perimeter & Area" for some instructional videos and practice games.

In reading, we will work on "reading between the lines". We will be reading detectives as we figure out what the author is trying to tell us without actually telling us the exact words. We will review what we know about using context clues, understanding literal & non-literal language, and how to make inferences.


In social studies, we will learn about Eleanor Roosevelt. She is the last of our 3 historical figures we will study during the 3rd quarter. We will finish up the unit on Friday in the media center as Mrs. McCoy helps us make a digital review sheet. There will be a short quiz next Monday on Mary McLeod Bethune, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Check your child's folder for a study guide this week.

In writing, we will focus on informational writing. We will read two related informational passages and gather facts. Then we will organize those facts into paragraphs.


Here is the Georgia Milestones Informational Writing Rubric which we will refer to throughout the week:

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

Have a great week!




Sunday, March 5, 2017

Weekly Update

Hello Third Grade Families,

I may be out tomorrow or Tuesday. My 2 year old has the flu and strep. Fingers crossed the rest of my family stays healthy!

Here's a look at our learning this week:

In math, we are continuing our work with word problems. We are problem solving our way through 2-step word problems using all 4 operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We are also working on explaining how we solved these problems. For example, a written explanation might look like this, "First, I multiplied 5 times 10 to find out the total number of apples on the trees. Then I subtracted 14 because the horse ate 14 apples. Now I know that there are 36 apples left in the orchard." Your child should be explaining what operations they used and why they used those operations. Please see the page "word problems" on the right side of the blog for word problem practice. We will have a word problem test on Friday.

In reading, we will revisit the skill of sequencing. Here are some helpful questions to try with your child at home as they read:

In social studies we will continue our studies of Mary McLeod Bethune, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Our focus this week will be on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Ask your child why we remember him today.

In writing, we will continue our work on narrative writing. We will continue working on adding dialogue and descriptive details to our stories. We will practice a Georgia Milestone writing sample on Thursday.

We have a busy week this week! We will have a visit from our guidance counselor, a visit to the science lab, and a visit to the lightbulb lab for some creativity and fun.

Don't forget, for homework, we no longer have a reading log or reading fluency. Instead, there is a reading packet of 4 passages with corresponding questions. Please encourage your child to complete 1 passage per night. Your child should be writing at least 2 complete sentences for the written responses. We will have regular spelling homework and math word problem practice each night.

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

Have a GREAT week!


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Weekly Update

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a great February break! This week is Read Across America week. Please see the following schedule for fun ways to participate:

Read Across America Week
February 27 – March 3
Monday, February 27th – Let’s celebrate “Fox in Socks” with Crazy Sock Day. Wear mismatched or silly socks.
Tuesday, February 28th – Be like Dr. Seuss’s “Cat in the Hat” and wear your favorite hat.
Wednesday, March 1st  – Wear PJ’s to school…it’s D.E.A.R. Day “Drop Everything and Read” – Let’s stop and drop everything! Choose a book and read for 15-20 minutes during your day.
Thursday, March 2nd  – It’s “Daisy-Head Mayzie” Crazy Hair Day.
Friday, March 3rd  – Dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character.

This Friday is Kids Night Out at Addison. Please join me and the other 3rd grade teachers for pizza and a movie! 
For more information, to register, and bid, please visit www.biddingowl.com/addisonelementary   Don't forget - this is a live online auction
so you CAN be outbid!!
  • Kids Night Out - Friday, March 3rd from 5:30 - 8:00pm drop your K - 5th grade kiddos off at Addison and enjoy a quiet dinner out!  The 3rd grade team has graciously agreed to watch your kids! 35 spots available at starting bid of $20.
    • Showing: The Lorax
    • Serving: Pizza, Popcorn, and Snacks
Robot Olympics - Thursday, March 16th from 2:30 - 4:00 after school, your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader can participate in Robot Olympics with the ALP teachers!  24 spots available at starting bid of $15.

The Gator Gallop 5K & Fun Run is Saturday, March 25th. Click Here for more info & to register. I'll be there running (slowly).

Here's a look at our learning this week:
In math, we will finish our measurement and data unit. There will be a test on Wednesday. Your child should be able to use a ruler to measure to the nearest, whole, half, and quarter inch. Your child should also be able to create a line plot based on measurement data. There will also be a few questions about how to read and interpret pictographs and bar graphs. There are several review games on our blog that cover all of these concepts.

In reading, we will review what we've previously learned about cause & effect. We will practice answering "why" questions. We will learn that you can't start your answer with the word "because". 

For the next few weeks in social studies, we will be learning about the next set of historical figures including Mary McLeod Bethune, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt. We will start with Mary McLeod Bethune this week. Ask you child why she is an important historical figure in the United States.

In writing, we will focus on writing descriptive narratives. Each day, your child will read and respond to a different story starter. We will review the importance & rules for including dialogue in our stories. Here is the rubric we will use to score our writings. It is a kid-friendly version of the rubric used on the Georgia Milestone Assessment. We are working toward earning a 4!


Homework this week will be a little different. There will be no reading log or reading fluency homework for the next several weeks. Instead, your child will bring home a packet of 4 reading passages and corresponding questions on Monday. The packet will be due on Friday each week. I recommend completing 1 passage & questions each night. It should take about 10 minutes to complete 1 set. That leaves about 10 more minutes for free reading time which should continue each night! We will have our usual spelling homework, due on Friday. There will be math homework most nights as well.



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Winter Break Reminders

Hello Third Grade Families,

Please be sure to complete the February break reading challenge. The pink reading challenge sheet was stapled into your child’s agenda on Thursday.  Please encourage your child to read everyday  for at least 20 minutes. We went to the library yesterday, so your child should have brought home new books to read during the break. If you’re looking for more options, please click on the word “links” on our blog. There are several online options such as razkids, storyline online, our own school’s Cobb Digital Library, and front row, which has reading and math practice problems. Each student who completes the challenge will receive 10 dojo points!!!


Reading is so important, as you know. Here's a visual reminder of its importance:


I also wanted to make sure you knew about a few fun events coming up at Addison which support our Foundation & Science Lab: (I'll be at Kids Night Out!)

Bidding is Now Open for AESF's March Teacher Experiences !!  

For more information, to register, and bid, please visit www.biddingowl.com/addisonelementary   Don't forget - this is a live online auction
so you CAN be outbid!!
  • Kids Night Out - Friday, March 3rd from 5:30 - 8:00pm drop your K - 5th grade kiddos off at Addison and enjoy a quiet dinner out!  The 3rd grade team has graciously agreed to watch your kids! 35 spots available at starting bid of $20.
    • Showing: The Lorax
    • Serving: Pizza, Popcorn, and Snacks
Robot Olympics - Thursday, March 16th from 2:30 - 4:00 after school, your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader can participate in Robot Olympics with the ALP teachers!  24 spots available at starting bid of $15.

The Gator Gallop 5K & Fun Run is Saturday, March 25th. Click Here for more info & to register. I'll be there running (slowly).

Read Across America Week
February 27 – March 3
Monday, February 27th – Let’s celebrate “Fox in Socks” with Crazy Sock Day. Wear mismatched or silly socks.
Tuesday, February 28th – Be like Dr. Seuss’s “Cat in the Hat” and wear your favorite hat.
Wednesday, March 1st  – Wear PJ’s to school…it’s D.E.A.R. Day “Drop Everything and Read” – Let’s stop and drop everything! Choose a book and read for 15-20 minutes during your day.
Thursday, March 2nd  – It’s “Daisy-Head Mayzie” Crazy Hair Day.
Friday, March 3rd  – Dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character.