What a week it has been here in the land of 3rd grade! Thank you for all the wonderful thoughtful gifts for teacher appreciation week!! Between the talent show, zoo and starting MAP testing, it was a week well spent!
Happy Mothers Day Weekend to all the wonderful mothers of these learners. You truly have amazing children and I am so happy to share in the joy that they bring to each day. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating your amazingness!!
Link to our classroom calendar:
Monday May 9th:Rollerblading begins in gym-please send in helmets and any other protective wear you might want your learner to have on gym days (day 3 and 5)This week we will have gym on Wednesday and Friday:)
Wednesday May 18th: Field trip to the UW-Please make sure to send back permission slips, fees and lunch to go slips by Wednesday May 11th.
May 26th: Volunteer appreciation breakfast 7:30-9am LMC. Please see the attached flyer!
Homework for the week: Math worksheet on time for some that did not finish in class, journal entry, dictado practice, family tree (due Monday), Book group work (all book groups will resume this coming week with their normal schedules). Send back any fraction unit reflections and materials back to school if they are still at home :)
Content Information and updates :
MAP Testing: Map testing is off to a great success, the students came in on Wednesday ready to do their best and worked extremely hard on the test! I do not have the math session scheduled yet, but it will not be for a few more weeks and will let you all know when those times are scheduled.
Literacy: This week in literacy we presented out final Roary Tales (which will be graded this weekend and sent home for you all to enjoy). They will also be posted on the blog for students to share and view. We have continued with persuasive writing and focused on practicing persuasive writing based on learner's opinion using the "OREO" opinion style for writing. We will continue to evaluate more examples of persuasive writing next week as well as working on practicing our persuasive skills :) (although many are already advanced persuaders!!)
Math: This week in Math we began working with time as our first focus of measurement and data. We started by reviewing what we already know about time and practicing measuring time elapse as well as creating schedules for our businesses.
Science: We continued our heredity unit with activities focused on understanding our family trees, how traits are shared and passed as well as applying this knowledge and these skills to an activity around different dog breeds! We will continue working with heredity next week with several more hands on experiences.
Social Studies: This week we learned about the Japanese Cherry Blossoms and their connection to Japanese culture. We will spend one more day in Asia next week and then begin practicing Rumpus in the Rainforest, the third grade play that we will be putting on with Ms. Schmitt and Ms. Cieslik's classes at the end of the year that focusing on studying South America. Ms. Cieslik, Ms. Schmitt and I working together diligently to take into account student preferences for roles as much as possible, but there are few leads and many learners participating so there will be some learners that may not get the role they hoped for. We will have roles ready by Monday.
Dictado: Here is the dictado for next week:
Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. There are over four billion people that live in Asia. Asia is divided into 48 countries, two of them (Turkey and Russia) having part of their land in Europe.
Please let me know if you have any questions and have a lovely weekend!!