Friday, December 15, 2017

December 15

Religion:  Our third Advent Prayer Service will be on Monday, December 18 at 8:45. Mrs. Thornton's class is in charge of Mass on Wednesday, December 20. The students will also participate in a prayer service and sing along on Thursday morning.
Writing: We have been working on creating paragraphs in writing. We have talked about using a topic sentence as well as supporting sentences.
Math:  Unit 5 focuses on place value with larger numbers and decimals. We will be focusing on the millions for the next few days with different activities. The students will also participate on their third STEM activity of the month. Ask them which one they liked the best!

Spelling: No Spelling Next Week
The spelling section of the website contains all of the weekly lists and the choice words in case your child misplaces their words.  You can also find a copy of LSCW if you need it.
Science/SS: We are starting our forces, motion, and simple machines unit. The kids will participating in many hands on activities throughout the unit!
Comprehension: This week we worked on making inferences. We will continue to do this next week as well. The students have been told to act like detectives while they read and look for clues.

Friday, December 8, 2017

December 8

Religion:  Our second Advent Prayer Service will be on Monday, December 11 at 2:45. On Tuesday our third graders will participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation. We will be preparing them for his on Monday. Mrs. Drey's class is in charge of Mass on Wednesday, December 13.
Writing: Grammar Lesson - Review Week - Pronouns & Possessive Nouns
We have been working hard on our special project. We have been working on creating a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
Math:   Our 4th Unit will wrap up on Tuesday, December 12 with an assessment. They will review for this on Monday. Wednesday we will start Unit 5. This will focus on place value with larger numbers and decimals.

Spelling: Week 12 Sounds of Sound of oi & oy / Plural endings es, s
The spelling section of the website contains all of the weekly lists and the choice words in case your child misplaces their words.  You can also find a copy of LSCW if you need it.
Science/SS: Students will continue with the unit entitled The American Spirit. Students have been researching a person or place that has helped shape and link us together as Americans today. The key ideals of Liberty, Equality, Courage, Hard Work, Diversity and Honor will be a common thread to all of these people and places. Students will present their information to the class in the form of an American flag.
Comprehension: This week we continued to work on making inferences. We read the book Boundless Grace and we discussed the main character's personality. We used clues from the book to help us come up with specific words to complete this task.

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 1

Religion:  We will begin having our Advent prayer services next week. The first one will be on Monday, December 4 at 2:45. Also, our Mass time for next week has changed to Friday, December 8th to celebrate the Immaculate Conception. Mrs. Pamperin's class in in charge of that Mass. We will be learning more about Mary in the Bible to be prepared for it.
Writing: Grammar Lesson - Noun / Pronoun Agreement
We will finish our unit on personal narratives by presenting our writing to the class. Then we will begin a special project that will be presented to you soon.
Math:   Your child has multiplication/division fact triangle to study. They have learned a lot of different strategies to help with understanding multiplication and division as well as strategies to help them memorize their facts. They will be doing more explorations with arrays next week, finding distances, and finding areas of rectangles using multiplication.
Spelling: Week 11 Sounds of EA (in mean and head) & Syllables -cion, -sion, -tion
The spelling section of the website contains all of the weekly lists and the choice words in case your child misplaces their words.  You can also find a copy of LSCW if you need it.
Science/SS: Students will continue with the unit entitled The American Spirit. Students have been researching a person or place that has helped shape and link us together as Americans today. The key ideals of Liberty, Equality, Courage, Hard Work, Diversity and Honor will be a common thread to all of these people and places. Students will present their information to the class in the form of an American flag.
Comprehension: We will continue our unit on making inferences. We will practice being detectives and look for clues within passages. We will then apply this to our own reading.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 17

Religion:  Our focus will be on the Works of Mercy the next couple of weeks. They will be using what they learn to create a word cloud in the computer lab.
Writing: Grammar Lesson - Possessive Pronouns
Next week the third graders will continue working on our Personal Narratives unit. We will be discussing strong openings and closings. We will then edit our work and create a final draft to share with the class.
Math:   The fourth unit will start November 20 and will focus on multiplication and division. Some of the skills the students will focus on will be multiples of equal groups, understanding and creating arrays, equal shares and equal groups, and division ties to multiplication with fact families. We will be using a multiplication/division chart to help them find the basic facts. Our goal is that they will master/memorize some of the the "easier" facts this unit.
Spelling: Week 10 Vowel Sounds of Y
The spelling section of the website contains all of the weekly lists and the choice words in case your child misplaces their words.  You can also find a copy of LSCW if you need it.
Science/SS: Students will begin a new unit entitled The American Spirit. Students will choose a person or place that has helped shape and link us together as Americans today to research. The key ideals of Liberty, Equality, Courage, Hard Work, Diversity and Honor will be a common thread to all of these people and places.
Comprehension: We will continue our unit on making inferences. We will practice being detectives and look for clues within passages. We will then apply this to our own reading.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

November 9

Religion:  Our focus will be on the Works of Mercy the next couple of weeks. They will be using what they learn to create a word cloud in the computer lab.
Writing: Grammar Lesson - Pronouns
Next week the third graders will continue working on our Personal Narratives unit. We will be listening to examples of personal narratives that other children have written. We will write about times when we have persevered and discuss using temporal words (next, then, finally).
Math:   Our third unit will be wrapping up next week with a test on Thursday. They will review on Wednesday. The fourth unit will start November 20 and will focus on multiplication and division.
Spelling: Week 9 Long Vowel Review & Medial Consonant
The spelling section of the website contains all of the weekly lists and the choice words in case your child misplaces their words.  You can also find a copy of LSCW if you need it.
Science/SS: Students will continue learning about our government. Focus will be on the 3 branches and levels of government.
Comprehension: Next week we will begin our unit on making inferences. We will practice being detectives and look for clues within passages.

Friday, November 3, 2017

November 3

Religion:  The students have been learning about how all life is important to us. We will focus on the book, Horton Hears a Who to have a discussion about this topic. They will also be introduced to the Works of Mercy next week.
Writing: Grammar Lesson - Possessive Nouns
Next week the third graders will continue working on our Personal Narratives unit. We will be listening to many examples of personal narratives, and we will then write about some of our own special memories. We will be writing about our first day of school as well as our household chores.
Math:   Our third unit continues next week with measurement. The students will focus on creating line plots, exploring perimeter and area, and then applying that knowledge with measurements.. There is a lot of vocabulary in this unit for your child to recall.
Spelling: Week 8 Long O (Co, oa, ow) & Consonant Digraphs ph & gh
The spelling section of the website contains all of the weekly lists and the choice words in case your child misplaces their words.  You can also find a copy of LSCW if you need it.
Science/SS: Students will begin a short government unit. The students will learn about the levels and branches of government.
Comprehension: We will continue to work on visualizing next week. We will read the book Aunt Flossie's Hats and discuss the pictures that we created in our minds. Then we will notice and write down words that helped us visualize in our own reading books.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

October 27

Religion:  The students have been assigned a saint to research. They went to the computer lab to find a picture of their saint and start research this week. On Monday they will continue their research. Tuesday they will complete their google slide. They will be able to work on the slide at home using their email address to access their drive. The final project will be due next Friday.
Writing: Grammar Lesson - Common and Proper Nouns
Next week the third graders will begin a unit on Personal Narratives. We will be listening to many examples of personal narratives, and we will then write about some of our own special memories.
Math:   Our third unit continues next week with measurement. The students will focus on measuring with a ruler, standard linear measures and perimeter. There is a lot of vocabulary in this unit for your child to recall.
Spelling: Week 7 Long I (Cie, Cy, CCy, igh) & Final Consonant Digraphs ck, ng, nk
The spelling section of the website contains all of the weekly lists and the choice words in case your child misplaces their words.  You can also find a copy of LSCW if you need it.
Science/SS: Students will review matter content and test will be on Thursday, November 2. They will do a fun activity on Friday to wrap up the unit!
Comprehension: We will continue to work on visualizing next week. We will read the book The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock and discuss the pictures that we created in our minds. Then we will notice and write down words that helped us visualize in our own reading books.