Week 14

Math – We finished Chapter 7 and took our test on Thursday. We will complete test corrections this coming week. Up next in Chapter 8, we will focus on 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 facts. Keep practicing at home!

ELA – Last week, we took a flight on Binkley Airlines. The students applied their understanding of context clues to earn tokens and travel around the world.

Content – We loved learning more about fruits/veggies and farm animals this week during Ag in the Classroom.

Spelling – There will be NO spelling list for next week. Lesson 10 tests will come home this coming week.

If you volunteered to send in supplies for our kindergarten buddy activity and/or Harvest Party, please send them into school tomorrow (unless it is fresh veggies…those can come in on Tuesday morning). THANK YOU!!

Week 13

Math – Last week we took our Chapter 6 test and started Chapter 7. We focused on our 3 and 4 facts last week. This coming week we will spend time on 0 and 1. My goal is to give the Chapter 7 test on Thursday.

ELA – We read a story about schools around the world. We also continued to use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words.

Content – We had fun learning about weathering by doing an experiment with Lifesavers (rocks) in our mouths (streams). We realized that the faster moving stream weathered the rock more quickly.

Spelling – We took our Lesson 9 test on Friday. The Lesson 10 list was sent home and will be tested this coming Friday. If your child earned a 100% on tests 6-9, he/she does not need to take the Lesson 10 test.

Homework – Calendars are due on Monday. We will have one more week of homework in November. The week of Thanksgiving there will be no required reading or math fact practice.

This coming week we have Ag in the Classroom. Our third graders will get to hear presenters talk about animals and fruits/veggies. It is always a really fun week!

Week 12

Math – Last week we wrapped up Chapter 6. We will review on Monday and take our test on Tuesday. In Chapter 7 we will focus on multiplying and dividing by 0, 1, 3, and 4. If you ever need additional resources for practicing facts at home, please just let me know.

ELA – Last week we focused on using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. We also practiced identifying cause and effect relationships. We read a story about Ellen Ochoa, a famous astronaut. We will continue to learn more about her life this coming week.

Content – This coming week we will learn about weathering and erosion.

Spelling – Lesson 9 was sent home on Friday and will be tested this coming Friday.

Homework – Calendars are due on Monday.

Week 11

Math – The Chapter 5 test was sent home on Thursday. If your child’s score was lower than usual, don’t be surprised. The word problems on this test were more difficult than on our previous tests. In Chapter 6 we are continuing to practice multiplication and division (focusing on 2, 5, 10, and multiples of 10).

ELA – To prepare for our Unit 2 test, we had a main idea relay race. The kids worked in teams to determine the main idea and identify supporting details. It was so much fun! In grammar we spent more time on subjects and predicates. In writing we started a new writing project that focuses on adding details to our writing.

Spelling – A new list was sent home on Thursday and will be tested this coming Friday.

Homework – Calendars will be collected on Monday. November/December Homework Calendars were sent home last week.

We finished our first read aloud of the year, The BFG. To celebrate we wore our PJs (just like Sophie), watched The BFG (an old cartoon version, not the new one), and snacked on snozzcumbers (cucumbers) and frobscottle (ginger ale). It was a perfect way to end our week.

We met our goal in Spring Math, so to celebrate we went outside for an extra recess. It was a perfect fall day!