Announcements

Targeted Instruction

Important FSA information

​May 8, 2017

Important Reminders:

  Next Monday is Literacy Night! Check Friday folders for details.

ELA: We are continuing The Lemonade War, a book about two siblings competing to make money with lemonade stands. We will be constructing an individual foldable project that addresses important literature story elements. We will look deeper at text structures, text features, and how stories are sequenced.

In writing, we are continuing to look at fairy tales. Students will be able to recognize and label components of a fairy tale. Students have started to write their own fairy tales.

Spelling test: Friday, May 12

Math:  We are continuing a Lemonade War Math Project. Students will be introduced to decimals used in money. Please continue practicing math facts nightly.

Science: We will wrap up the school year with touching on the topics of earth systems and patterns, motions of objects, and forces and changes of motion.

Vocabulary to discuss with your child: Water Cycle, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, collection, push, pull, force, friction,  magnetic  attraction, consistency, viscosity.

There will be a few quizzes on these lessons but no major assessment.

Social Studies: We are looking at Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Students will be asked to label the United States, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, and Greenland.  Quiz will be on Thursday, May 11.

Students will have an open notes test. 





Week of May 1, 2017


Important Reminders:

                2 SumDog assignments and 2 journal prompts this week

                Field trip to Epcot is this Thursday!

                Eagle Pride Parade this Friday, May 5. 

ELA: We are continuing The Lemonade War, a book about two siblings competing to make money with lemonade stands. This week, we will begin an individual foldable project. We will look deeper at text structures, text features, and how stories are sequenced.

http://024ccps.ss10.sharpschool.com/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=818022

In writing, we are continuing to look at fairy tales. Students will be able to recognize and label components of a fairy tale. This week, we will continue writing our very own fairytale!

Spelling test: Friday, May 12

Math:  We are beginning a Lemonade War Math Project. Students will be introduced to decimals used in money.

Social Studies: We are looking at Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Students will be asked to label the United States, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, and Greenland.  Quiz will be on Thursday, May 11. 



Week of April 24, 2017


Important Reminders:

                2 reading and 2 math Sumdog assignments due Friday

                Field trip is on Thursday, May 4. More information/reminders to follow.

                Non Uniform Day on Friday $1

ELA: We are continuing The Lemonade War, a book about two siblings competing to make money with lemonade stands. This week, we will be looking at author’s point of view and perspective. We will also look into the illustrations in the book and discuss how they contribute to our understanding of the text. We are diving deeper into responding to short answer questions using the RACE strategy, as this is something frequently used in 4th grade. Below is a link describing RACE in detail.

http://024ccps.ss10.sharpschool.com/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=818022

In writing, we are continuing to look at fairy tales. Students will be able to recognize and label components of a fairy tale. This week, we will begin writing our very own fairytale!

Spelling test: Friday, April 28

Math:  We are digging deeper into math topics with projects and rubric-based activities. This week  we are still working on an in-class project using our knowledge on area and perimeter. This project will be due on Thursday, April 27. Students will be assessed on this unit Friday, April 28.

Science: We are beginning our unit on: How Do Animals and Plants Respond to Changing Seasons? In this unit, we will look deeper into migration, germination, and hibernation.

 We will have an open notes test on Friday, April 28.

Social Studies: We are continuing our unit on economics. Students will be able to understand the differences between: goods and services, needs and wants, and saving vs. spending. Next week, we will begin learning about Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 








Week of April 17, 2017


Important Reminders:

  • 3rd grade is officially done with the FSA!
  •   2 SumDog assignments and 2 journal prompts this week


   If your child has not yet turned in coins for our Coins for Conservation project and she/he would like to, please do so this week.

ELA: We are continuing The Lemonade War, a book about two siblings competing to make money with lemonade stands. This week and next, we will be looking at author’s point of view and perspective. We will also look into the illustrations in the book and discuss how they contribute to our understanding of the text. We are diving deeper into responding to short answer questions using the RACE strategy, as this is something frequently used in 4th grade. Below is a link describing RACE in detail.

http://024ccps.ss10.sharpschool.com/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=818022

In writing, we are continuing to look at fairy tales. Students will be able to recognize and label components of a fairy tale. In a few weeks, we will begin writing our very own fairytale!

Spelling test: Friday, April 28

Math:  We are digging deeper into math topics with projects and rubric-based activities. This week and next, we will work on an in-class project using our knowledge on area and perimeter. This project will be due on Thursday, April 27. Students will be assessed on this unit Friday, April 28.

Science: We are beginning our unit on: How Do Animals and Plants Respond to Changing Seasons? In this unit, we will look deeper into migration, germination, and hibernation.

 We will have an open notes test on Friday, April 28.

Social Studies: We are continuing our unit on economics. Students will be able to understand the differences between: goods and services, needs and wants, and saving vs. spending. We will also be looking at currencies from Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 








Week of April 10, 2017


Important Reminders:           

                 Spelling test on Friday, April 14.

                Restaurant night this Thursday at Chipotle

FSA Reminders:

Math FSA Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11.

Please ensure that your child is getting a good night’s rest and a healthy, hearty breakfast.

 Please make sure your child is on time

 No early pickups before lunch on Monday and Tuesday.


ELA: We are continuing The Lemonade War, a book about two siblings competing to make money with lemonade stands. This week and next, we will be looking at character traits and motivations. We will also focus on expanding our vocabulary. For language arts, we will be practicing our use and recognition of adjectives.

In writing, we are continuing to look at fairy tales. Students will be able to recognize and label components of a fairy tale.

Math: On Wednesday, we will begin an area/perimeter class project.

Science: We are continuing the unit: How do we classify plants and animals? In this unit, students will learn to identify animals classified as vertebrate or invertebrate.  Students will also be able to identify the differences between flowering and non-flowering plants. Open notes test  

Social Studies: We are continuing our unit on economics. Students will be able to understand the differences between: goods and services, needs and wants, and saving vs. spending. We will also be looking at currencies from Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 




WEEK OF APRIL 3, 2017



Important Reminders:

                Journal Homework begins today.

                 Spelling picks back up today, test on Friday, April 14.

                Bring in picture money .






             

FSA Reminders:

                Math FSA Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11.

                Please ensure that your child is getting a good night’s rest and a healthy,                    hearty breakfast.

                Please make sure your child is on time.

                No early pickups before lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

ELA: We are beginning The Lemonade War, a book about two siblings competing to make money with lemonade stands. This week and next, we will be looking at character traits and motivations. We will also focus on expanding our vocabulary. For language arts, we will be practicing our use and recognition of adjectives.

In writing, we are beginning to look at fairy tales. Students will be able to recognize and label components of a fairy tale.

Math:  We are reviewing 3rd grade math topics up until the FSA Math test on April 10th and 11th.

We will be taking a paper-based practice FSA math test this week in class. This will be taken for a grade since it covers topics we’ve learned all year. We will review the test on Thursday. Students will be taking the FSA Math assessment on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Science: We are continuing the unit: How do we classify plants and animals? In this unit, students will learn to identify animals classified as vertebrate or invertebrate.  Students will also be able to identify the differences between flowering and non-flowering plants. 

Social Studies: We are continuing our unit on economics. Students will be able to understand the differences between: goods and services, needs and wants, and saving vs. spending. We will also be looking at currencies from Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.






Week of March 27, 2017


Important Reminders:

  •  Superhero day this Thursday! Have your child dress up as their favorite Superhero!
  • Science night is this Thursday at 5:00-7:00 pm
  •  Report cards go home on Friday.

  • Non-uniform day on Friday

  •  3rd grade Honor Roll ceremony Monday, April 3.

FSA Reminders:

  • ELA FSA Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
  •  Math FSA Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11.
  •  Please ensure that your child is getting a good night’s rest and a healthy, hearty breakfast.
  •     Please make sure your child is on time.

                No early pickups before lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.



ELA: We are taking the FSA Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, we will begin reading a class book, The Lemonade War.

Math:  We are reviewing 3rd grade math topics up until the FSA Math test on April 10th and 11th.

Science: We are beginning the unit: How do we classify plants and animals? In this unit, students will learn to identify animals classified as vertebrate or invertebrate.  Students will also be able to identify the differences between flowering and non-flowering plants.

Social Studies: We are beginning our unit on economics. 









Week of March 13, 2017

Important Reminders:

On Thursday, we will walk to the post office in the morning. Please turn in permission slips.

We will be celebrating the end of the quarter on Thursday afternoon with Kona Ice!  Please don’t tell students as we would like this to be a surprise for their hard work! J

Thursday is the last day of the 3rd quarter.

No school Friday, March 17.

Report Cards go home March 30th.

Over spring break, we are hoping and encouraging students to be working on iReady reading and math to help sustain continued growth.  If students are on each subject for at least 1 hour over this time period, they will receive a picnic third grade lunch in the courtyard.  If you do not have access to a computer but you would still like your student to practice, please let us know and we will create some practice for home use.

Please turn in FSA letters to students (they’re a surprise) in the envelope or another envelope by THIS Thursday so that we can organize them before the days of the test (March 28th, 29th, April 11th and 12th).

It is critical that your student is building their reading stamina by spending at least twenty minutes each evening reading a third grade level text. 

ELA: We are focusing on one text per week as a whole class and another as a small group.  Students are learning to look deeper into these texts and make connections that will help strengthen reading skills.  We are continuing to work on finding our evidence to support questions about a given passage.

In writing, we are writing about an endangered animal that is in a given region of the United States. Students are researching to come up with solutions and arguments for these endangered animals. They are also distinguishing fact vs. opinion in their writing while giving support and evidence. We are mailing our letters this Thursday!

Math:  Assessment: Tuesday, March 14.  Once we get back from Spring Break, we will begin reviewing 3rd grade math in preparation for the FSA.

Science: We are beginning the unit: How do we classify plants and animals? In this unit, students will learn to identify animals classified as vertebrate or invertebrate.  Students will also be able to identify the differences between flowering and non-flowering plants. This unit will be continued and finished in Quarter 4

Social Studies: We are continuing to look at ethnic contributions.