Announcements

Week of May 15, 2017

Important Reminders:

                Monday, May 15, is Literacy Night! 5:30 pm.

                PTO meeting Tuesday, May 16 6:30-7:30 pm in the cafeteria

                All library book are due back to the library now

    

        

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

In writing, students are wrapping up their own fairytales.

No more spelling tests

Math:  We are continuing a Lemonade War Math Project. We are beginning our final unit on Fractions, as we prepare to move onto fourth grade. Please continue practicing math facts nightly.

Last timed Math Quiz will be this Friday-your student has his/her current fact coming home today

Science: We will wrap up the schoolyear 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.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn economics through the Lemonade War.



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Week of May 8, 2017

Important Reminders:

                Please have your students return all library books this week to avoid end of the year fines

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

                This is the last week for homework!  We will continue for another 2 weeks with Timed Math      Quizzes but will no longer have Sumdog Homework.

ELA: We are continuing The Lemonade War, a book about two siblings competing to make money with lemonade stands. We will be continuing an individual foldable project. 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 (this is the last spelling test)

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 schoolyear 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 Monday, May 15  

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Week of May 1, 2017

Important Reminders:

                Homework-2 SumDog assignments and 2 journal prompts this week

                Field trip to Epcot is this Thursday!  A flyer was sent home Friday as well as emailed.  A reminder will be coming home for Chaperones only on Wednesday night.  Please be prompt, no other siblings permitted, and no chaperone switches.  Unless I have contacted you about chaperoning an additional student, then each chaperone will only have his/her own child.

                Eagle Pride Parade this Friday, May 5th at 1:30. You may come back to the classroom after the parade to sign you student out for early dismissal if you would like.  Please do not go to the office, we will be doing any early dismissals from the classrooms only.


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

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.

Science:

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. 

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Week of April 24, 2017


Important Reminders:

                2 Math SumDog assignments and 2 journal prompts this week

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

                Non Uniform Day on Friday $1

                Eagle Pride Parade on 5/4-Dress up like a hiker!

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 will be working on an in-class project using our knowledge on area and perimeter.  Students will be assessed on Friday, April 28.

Timed Math Facts Quiz-Thursday, April 27

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. 

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Week of April 17, 2017


Important Reminders:

                3rd grade is officially done with the FSA!

                Homework this week-2 SumDog assignments and 2 journal prompts this week.  Parents, we aren’t having a lot of success with journaling homework!  More than ½ my class isn’t turning it in and many of those that do, aren’t doing it properly!  We had a long talk this morning on the expectations.  They should be answering the prompts in paragraph formation (indenting, proper punctuation, capitalization), not in lists or bullet points. Each paragraph should state the main idea (the answer to the prompt), at least 3 supporting sentences, and a conclusion sentence in the last paragraph.  Ideally, someone from home should proof read each prompt. Thank you in advance for the support from home!

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!

New Spelling words were issued today and your student should have them written in his/her agenda, also. 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:

                No homework this week

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

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 Wednesday.

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. 




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Week of April 3, 2017

Important Reminders:

                Journal Homework begins today-please see your student's back packs today!.

                 New Spelling words were issued today-see student back packs.  Test on Friday, April 14.

                All pictures/payments are due Friday .

                Please send in a small back of lose coins that we may use and then donate to Coins for Conservation.

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.

                The Math FSA test will be given in the afternoon on so, please, no early pickups on Monday or Tuesday.

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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.

On Thursday afternoon, students will take a practice FSA Math test on the computer. 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. 


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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.


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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!

Thursday is the last day of the 3rd quarter.

No school Friday, March 17.

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.

FSA Testing Dates:

ELA-Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28th and 29th.
Math-Monday and Tuesday, April 10th and 11th.

All (4 ) letters of encouragement written by you and family members for your student each day of FSA testing is due Thursday.  An empty envelope was sent home with your child’s name on it to seal them up and return them.  I will hand one to your child each morning before testing

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.

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Week of March 6, 2017

Important Reminders:

Please send in any money your child has collected for Boosterthon.

Spelling Tests-We will not be assigning new spelling words until after FSA Testing to concentrate on other skills.

Homework is due every Friday

Timed Multiplication Quizzes EVERY Thursday.

No school next Friday, March 17.

EPCOT Field Trip deadline was Friday.  Thank you to those of you that have turned in everything. Please remember that no changes may be made at this point.  Field Trips are offered to adult chaperones only, no siblings will be permitted.  Please contact me with any concerns.

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NATIONAL SCHOOL

BREAKFAST WEEK 2017

(March 6-10)

 OACS HEALTHY FOODS

POSTER CONTEST!

Parents, please send in pictures of your students eating healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, throughout the week. Pictures are to be printed and delivered to their child’s homeroom teacher or emailed by Friday, March 10.

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Spring Pictures are March 13th  

  • Students may dress their best or in casual attire!
  • No money will be collected at this time – Portraits will be sent home when delivered by Lifetouch with payment instructions.
  • Students should bring back portrait selection form on Monday 3/13.

 

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.

Math:  We are continuing our unit on Geometry. Students will learn the attributes of two-dimensional shapes as well as be able draw them. Students will also learn how to categorize quadrilaterals. We will assess on Tuesday, March 14.

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.

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Week of February 27, 2017

Boosterthon ends this Friday, March 3.  Fun run will begin at 9:30 am.

EPCOT Field Trip Permission Slip and payment are due no later than 3/3/17.  Online Chaperone application must be completed by 3/3/17 and no changes may be made after this date.  Field Trips are offered to adult chaperones only, no siblings permitted.  Please contact me with any concerns.


Homework is due every Friday.

Timed Multiplication Quizzes EVERY Friday.

Please sign and return field trip permission slip as soon as possible. It is due by Friday.

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. Spelling test Friday, March 3

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.

Math:  We are finishing the unit on Area and Perimeter. We will assess on Thursday, March 2nd. On Friday, we will begin our unit on geometry. Students will learn the attributes of two-dimensional shapes as well as be able draw them. Students will also learn how to categorize quadrilaterals. We will assess on Tuesday, March 14.

Science: We are focusing on social studies.

Social Studies: We are learning about contributions from different ethnic groups.  Students are responding to literature based on different groups of people.


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Week of February 21, 2016

Important Reminders:

EPCOT Field Trip Permission Slip and payment are due no later than 3/3/17.  Online Chaperone application must be completed by 3/3/17 and no changes may be made after this date. Please contact me with any concerns

Boosterthon begins this week

Homework is due every Friday

Timed Multiplication Quizzes EVERY Thursday.

Non Uniform Day this Friday

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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 reviewing character traits and finding key details to support our evidence in a given text. Students are working on distinguishing their own point of view vs. an author’s and/or narrator’s point of view. Spelling test Friday, March 3

In writing, we are writing about an endangered animal that is in a given region of the United States. Students are researching and beginning 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.

Math:  We are continuing our unit on Area and Perimeter. Students will be able to find the area and perimeter of different shapes using different sized square units. Students will also learn how to find an unknown side length of a polygon’s perimeter. We will assess on Wednesday, March 1.

Science: We are focusing on social studies.

Social Studies: This week, we are continuing to look deeper into the United States regions. We will investigate questions such as: What cultures affected each region? What influences did they bring from other regions?

We are also talking about President’s Day and Black History Month. 

 

Families, the below was sent home Friday.  Please note the due dates for payment and chaperone applications (3/3/17)and contact me with any questions or concerns.

           

EPCOT FIELD TRIP

Thursday, May 4, 2017

3rd Graders are headed to far off lands!  We are planning to be World (Showcase) travelers for the day as we extend our studies of different countries and cultures!  Note that we have extended our day and hope you can join us on this world class adventure!                                                          

We will leave school at 9:00am, depart EPCOT at 4:45pm, and return to school by 5:30pm on Thursday, May 4th.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5:30. Late pick-ups are subject to fees associated with aftercare. All attending students must ride with their class on the chartered bus in order to be marked “present” for the day.  All parents/chaperones will need to provide their own transportation to EPCOT.    We welcome all chaperones that wish to attend but are unable to extend this trip to siblings or other family members.  Please be reminded that all Chaperones MUST complete the Online Chaperone Application (refer to the school website) and be approved no later than March 3rd, to be eligible to attend.  After March 3rd, NO CHANGES TO CHAPERONES ARE PERMITTED.

Student ticket prices below include admission and transportation.   Chaperone ticket prices are admission only. If you are not able to attend with your child, your child will be placed with another chaperone for the day.

Sack lunches may be brought into the park, a school sack lunch may be purchased from school (please order on attached permission slip), or you may purchase lunch from the restaurants in EPCOT. 

 Please make sure that your child is dressed weather appropriately in uniform OR jean bottoms, white uniform shirt and closed toe shoes. 

Please complete all attached paperwork with payment and return to your child’s teacher by Friday, March 3rd.

All aboard!

The Third Grade Team        

Student ticket price                                                                                    _$62.00___                                  Transportation only (Children with Disney passes)                                 _$10.00____

Total Student Price                                                                                      _$72.00___

Chaperone ticket price                                                                            _$62.00___

 

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Week of February 13, 2016

Important Reminders:

Students are allowed to wear a Valentine’s Day themed shirt tomorrow. They must wear uniform shorts.

Please see the memo coming home on Tuesday from Principal Dwyer concerning FSA Testing.

Homework is due every Friday-See Social Studies below for additional homework this week!

Timed Multiplication Quizzes EVERY Thursday.

No school next Monday, February 20, 2017, in honor of President’s Day

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 reviewing character traits and finding key details to support our evidence in a given text. Students are working on distinguishing their own point of view vs. an author’s and/or narrator’s point of view. Spelling test Friday, February 17

In writing, we are beginning to write about an endangered animal that is in a given region of the United States. Students will begin researching and making posters this week. Students are distinguishing fact vs. opinion in their writing while giving support and evidence.

Math:  We are starting our unit on Area and Perimeter. Students will be able to find the area and perimeter of different shapes using different sized square units. Students will also learn how to find an unknown side length of a polygon’s perimeter. We will assess on Wednesday, March 1.

Science: We are focusing on Social Studies the next two weeks.  

Social Studies: This week, we are beginning to look deeper into the United States regions. We will investigate questions such as: What cultures affected each region? What influences did they bring from other regions? Students will be bringing home an "interview log" as they interview adults on their perceptions of the student's assigned region.  Please help your child complete this assignment which is due Friday, February 17th.

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 Week of February 6, 2016

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mportant Reminders:

Homework is due every Friday

Timed Multiplication Quizzes EVERY Thursday.

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.  Students should be able to recognize if a text/paragraph is comparing and contrasting, giving a description, showing sequence, presenting a problem and solution,  or showing cause and effect. Students are also further studying author’s purpose, point of view, and perspective. For writing, we are working on opinion/persuasive works.  Spelling test Friday, February 17

Math:  We are continuing our unit on Measurement. In this unit, we will investigate and understand different units of measurement as well as appropriate tools used in given scenarios. We will assess Measurement on Friday, February 10.

Science: We are beginning our unit on Plants and the environment. We will be experimenting with lima beans.  Our test will be on Friday, February 10.

Social Studies: We are focusing on science this week.



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Happy February!  We have many activities planned this month!  For event details visit the school calendar at www.oaklandfl.gov.

Yearbooks are discounted until this Friday, only $25 for your hard cover, full color yearbook.  Get your orders in this week!

Wed. Feb. 1        Staff Luncheon – Volunteer Opportunity

Fri. Feb. 3           Deadline to get your discounted yearbook

Sat. Feb. 4         Father/Daughter Dance hosted by PTO

Mon. Feb. 6        Field Day!

Tues. Feb. 7        No SAC meeting this month

Tues. Feb. 14      Wear valentines shirts/colors with uniform bottoms

Thurs. Feb. 16    MOM’s Spirit Night – 3:00-6:00pm

Mon. Feb. 20       No School in honor of Presidents’ Day

Tues. Feb. 21      PTO meeting – cafeteria – 6:30pm

Wed. Feb. 22       Boosterthon Student Pep Rally

Thurs. Feb. 23     UNO’s Spirit Night – 5:00-8:00pm

Fri. Feb. 24          $1 Non-Uniform Day

Tues. Feb. 28       FSA Writing for 4th and 5th grade

Have a great Eagle day!

OACS office


Week of January 30, 2016

Important Reminders:

Please write your child's name in his/her coat, jackets, sweaters, hat's etc.

Homework is due every Friday

Timed Multiplication Quizzes EVERY Thursday.

Reminder: Students are expected to read passages at least twice, answer questions while using strategies and finding evidence to support answers.  For questions that require written responses, it is my expectation that students put their best foot forward and answer to his/her best ability.  Sentences should begin with capital letters, end with punctuation and should be of a length that satisfactorily answers the question in depth.  Students will be given half credit on homework that is turned in but does not meet these expectations and will be reflected on report cards and within participation grades.  In addition to these passages, students will still have two Sumdog assignments per week as well as be expected to read nightly at home for 20-30 minutes.  This is essential to build reading stamina.

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  also reviewing text structures in a non-fiction text. Students should be able to recognize if a text/paragraph is comparing and contrasting, giving a description, showing sequence, presenting a problem and solution,  or showing cause and effect. For writing, we are working on opinion/persuasive works.  Spelling test Friday, February 3

Math:  We are wrapping up our unit on telling time.  The test will be on Tuesday, January 31. On Wednesday, we will begin our unit on Measurement. In this unit, we will investigate and understand different units of measurement as well as appropriate tools used in given scenarios. We will assess on Measurement on Friday, February 10.

Science: We are beginning our unit on Plants and the environment. We will be experimenting with lima beans. Our test will be on Friday, February 10.

Social Studies: We are focusing on science for the next two weeks.

 

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Week of January 23, 2016

Important Reminders:

Literacy Week is this week!

Honor Roll is Tuesday, January 24 at 9:30 AM. By now, you have received communication if your child is on Honor Roll.

On Wednesday, our 3rd graders will be reading to 1st graders for “Buddy Read.”

Homework is due every Friday

Reminder: Students are expected to read passages at least twice, answer questions while using strategies and finding evidence to support answers.  For questions that require written responses, it is my expectation that students put their best foot forward and answer to his/her best ability.  Sentences should begin with capital letters, end with punctuation and should be of a length that satisfactorily answers the question in depth.  Students will be given half credit on homework that is turned in but does not meet these expectations and will be reflected on report cards and within participation grades.  In addition to these passages, students will still have two Sumdog assignments per week as well as be expected to read nightly at home for 20-30 minutes; however, there will be no reading log for this quarter.

Timed Multiplication Quizzes EVERY Thursday.

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 reviewing how to find the main idea of a given text/passage/paragraph. We are also reviewing text structures in a non-fiction text.  For writing, we are working on opinion/persuasive works

Spelling test Friday, February 3

Math:  We are continuing our unit on telling time.  The test will be on Friday, January 27.

Science: We are focusing on Social Studies this week. Next week, we will begin to study plants.

Social Studies: There will be a quiz over the Midwest states on Friday. We are also examining the different attributes of the regions of the United States (including resources, landforms, and climate) and preparing speeches persuading others to want to move to the group’s assigned region.