GO FISH WAS AWESOME!

Loved the play!  The children did a great job!  Thanks to Alisa Reed and Ana Marin for helping the children get into their costumes.

We had a great visit with William’s rabbit Coal this week.  Thanks, William.

This should be a calmer  wow drowsy week  with no extra play practices.

Just a head’s up, Wed. , May 2 is a half day for teacher professional development. 12:00 dismissal.  After care is available.

Thank you for sharing your child with me,

Sandy

CURRICULUM

Language Arts

This is the Unit Wrap-up for From Past to Present.  We will be reading “Stories to Tell, The Rainbow Bridge.”  In Grammar we will study Homophones and Indefinite and Possessive Pronouns.

Math

We continue our study of fractions.  Equivalent fractions are up next.

Social Studies

We will have an open book test this week on Pioneer Schoolrooms.

Handwriting

We continue instruction on forming cursive capital letters.

Spelling:  oo, ew, au, aw, al, all

anew

author

awe

choose

crew

faulty

gradual

herald

mood

original

overall

pauses

recalls

whoop

withdrawn

Watch-Out Words

role

roll

vary

very

 

 

UPDATE

Just a reminder, there is a step-up to fourth grade to meet the teachers for the parents tomorrow at 5:00 in the fourth grade rooms.  Child care is available if needed in the after care program

Sandy

WELCOME TO 3B

Hello,  Happily I am feeling much better than when I wrote last Sunday’s abbreviated Blog. I am still not 100%, but I do plan on being at school tomorrow.  I have really missed the children.

I was so happy to see that Claire and Izaiah were honored by having their Eagle Slips chosen to have lunch with Mrs. Moore.  3B is proud of them!

Standardized Testing went well.  The stress level was 0%.

I have the children’s work from last week, and I will evaluate it to try to determine what was learned and what we need to revisit.

Just a Reminder, Book-It is due  wow pact tomorrow.

Our schedule will vary some this week due to extra practice for Fine Arts Night which is this Fri., the 20th.

Thank you for sharing your child with me,

Sandy

CURRICULUM

Language Arts

A descriptive article, “Carving Stories in Cedar” is the main selection.  In Grammar the topic is Demonstrative Pronouns.

Math

I will assess what the children carried over from last week, and we will move forward from there.

Social Studies

There will be an open book test over Pioneer Schoolrooms this week.

Handwriting

I am anxious to see how many cursive capitals the  children learned last week.

Spelling:  Words with oi, oy, ou, ow

appoint

coins

countdown

crowd

enjoyable

loudly

noisy

ourselves

proud

rejoice

rowdy

royal

tryout

voice

vowel

Watch-Out Words

rap

wrap

read

reed

 

TESTING WENT WELL!

Hello,  I will be out at least in the morning tomorrow.  Just can’t shake this cold.  Laurie Burns will be there in the morning.

Spelling Words

community

cycle

diary

everybody

family

glory

identify

library

memory

rhymes

style

supply

worry

yourself

youthful

Watch-Out Words

chance

chants

chord

cord

UPDATE

Hello,  The children have a study guide for the Sisters of St. Joseph for homework.  They will have a test over it tomorrow.

Mrs. Faltico has given the children an assignment for tonight to look up on You Tube  how to make an origami crane and then make one. She would like an adult to be present with your child when they do this.

Thanks, Sandy

Science

Today, the students make twirly birds (flying spinners) that create motion from the interaction of the forces of gravity and air friction (air resistance).

First they created a standard twirly bird; then the class focused on science practices as they investigated variables. Students took their twirly birds outdoors to find out if they fly the same.

Science = fun today!

Hope Your Break WAS GREAT!

Hello,  I just got back from CA.  We had a great visit with our kids and grandkids.

First of all, CONGRATS TO  Matt and Will  and all of our Mathletes.  Matt will move on to the State Finals.  We are so proud!

Just a quick update:  Standardized testing begins tomorrow.  Please see  the children get a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and get to school on time.  The children may chew gum during the testing only.  I do have some I will be glad to share.  It is sugarless.  If you DO NOT wish your child to have gum, please let me know.  Everyone really likes to share with each other.

We will follow the same curriculum focus as last week.  There will be no spelling.

More later,

Sandy

HAPPY SPRING!

Hello,  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

I went to visit Mrs. Stalkfleet this weekend, and she is anxiously awaiting her surgery on Tues.  We wish her well, and  we miss her.

Good luck to our 3rd grade Mathletes Will, Matt, MacKenzie, and Miles on their competition this Saturday.

On Wed. the 3rd grades will “Step-up”  to 4th grade.  What this means is the classes will visit the 4th grade teachers for about half an hour to learn about what 4th grade is all about.  They always come back excited.

Due to our short week, our schedule will be different this week.  We will not use our regular Language Arts materials but will focus on Women’s History Month.  We will see videos, read books, and participate in Readers’ Theaters to learn about many important women.  I am looking forward to hearing the children’s reports next month.

There will be no Grammar or Spelling this week.

In Math, the homework tomorrow will be completing the Review Pages for the chapter.  We will then review on Tues. and take the Chapter Test.

When we return from break we will have Standardized Testing, and yes, the students may chew gum during the tests.

I wish you all a Happy Easter.  Enjoy your break.

Thank you for sharing your child with me,

Sandy

 

THE GALA WAS GRAND!

Hello,  A good time was had by all at the Gala!

This looks to be a fairly wow lug normal week, nothing unusual is on our calendar.  Our class will be Apostles for Mass on Tues.

Reminders:

April 3-6:  Standardized testing (the children are allowed to chew gum during the testing)

April 20:  Fine Arts Night K-3

Thank you for sharing your child with me,

Sandy

CURRICULUM

Language Arts

We begin Unit 6, “From Past to Present.” The main selection is “Oye, Celia!”  In Grammar we will study Pronouns.

Math

We will finish our Chapter on Division this week.  I will let you know when assessments will begin.  Linnea joined the ranks of Matt, Anthony, and Will who have all mastered their multiplication and division facts.

Social Studies

Tucson History continues.  There will be a study guide and an assessment this week.

Handwriting

Cursive capitals continues

Spelling:  r-Controlled Syllables: ar, er, ir, or, ur

adore

artworks

birthday

border

chorus

circle

current

margin

murmur

nervous

normal

purple

usher

verses

version

Watch-Out Words

acts

ax

hour

our