Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24

Religion:   Our Lenten season will begin next week with Ash Wednesday. The students will be focusing on Lent and all of the special days of that season. They will be using the Bible to learn more about Jesus' life during the time before he died for us.
Writing: We will be concluding our fiction unit next week. Each child will create a final draft and share it with the class. Our grammar lesson will be on adjectives.
Math:   Unit Six will wrap up next week with the test on Tuesday, February 28. Our next unit will focus on multiplication and division. When this unit is complete the students will be expected to start memorizing their basic multiplication and division facts. The expectation is that they have these down by the end of the year.
Spelling: Week Nineteen - vowel digraphs (ou, ow, oi, oo, oa, ea, ee, ai, ay, au)/ Compound Words (rainbow). 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: SPACE & MOON UNIT - Students will start learning about the Solar System and research a specific planet.
Comprehension: We are going to start a unit on nonfiction text features after conferences. We will continue to meet with students in groups as well as individual conferences.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 10

Religion:   The Holy Trinity will be our focus next week. The students will be asked to give an analogy of the Trinity using something from their everyday lives. After conferences we will use the Bible to learn more about the role of angels.
Writing: We will be concluding our fiction unit next week. Each child will create a final draft and share it with the class. Our grammar lesson will be on adjectives.
Math:   Unit Six continues next week. The students will be focusing on angles, measuring angles and symmetry. After conferences we will continue with lines of symmetry and explore polyhedrons. The test will be on Tuesday, February 28.
Spelling: Week Eighteen - sounds of au & aw / Comparative endings (-er, -est, -most). 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: INVENTORS UNIT - Students will start learning about and researching specific inventors who helped to change our world through his/her invention(s). Students will begin work on creating a script to be recorded about their inventor and his/her famous invention. Students will create an "Inventor Brochure" and we will use the iPads to learn about all the inventors using QR codes.

Comprehension: We are going to start a unit on nonfiction text features after conferences. We will continue to meet with students in groups as well as individual conferences.

Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3

Religion:   Next week we will be focusing on the Parts of the Mass. The students will have to know the difference between the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Also, we will start learning more about the Holy Trinity.
Writing: We are continuing to work on our fiction unit. Next week we will work on creating a strong ending to our piece. Our grammar lesson will be a review on verbs.
Math:   Unit Six continues next week. The students will be focusing on triangles, quadrangles and other polygons. They will be playing a couple of games in class to help them review the vocabulary.
Spelling: Week Sixteen - sounds of ew & ue (new & blue) / verb endings. 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: INVENTORS UNIT - Students will start learning about and researching specific inventors who helped to change our world through his/her invention(s).

Comprehension: We are continuing to work on wondering and questioning. The third graders will listen to narrative texts and practice sharing their thoughts with one another. We will continue to meet with students in groups as well as individual conferences.