Jan. 7-10

Reading: This week both 3rd and 4th learned about text structure. So far we have focused on Sequence and Cause and Effect. Grammar: 3rd Grade is working on possessive nouns. They are doing a great job correctly making nouns possessive, however they have a hard time deciding when a noun should be possessive and when it should be made plural. Writing: The students took a writing assessment. They had to write a narrative story about the day their teacher was missing. We will be...

January 11, 2019 Read more

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful time off! We decided not to give the students their Latin/Greek test on the Thursday before break. There was too much excitement for them to concentrate. ūüôā We will be having the test on Thursday 1/10. 3rd grade will be receiving new spelling words on Monday. They will be high frequency words. We will also take a spelling inventory so I can see if anyone needs to be moved to a new spelling group. The high frequency test will be on Thursday...

January 4, 2019 Read more

12/10-12/13

Reading: This week in reading the 3rd graders focused on how a picture can contribute to the text when reading non-fiction. 4th¬†grade practiced writing a summary for a non-fiction text. There will be a Latin/Greek test on Thursday Writing:¬†The students finished up their snow globe stories and then practiced writing more narrative writing.¬† Projects: We are working on finishing up our 51st state projects.¬† We plan on presenting to parents after the break. Don’t forget...

December 16, 2018 Read more

12/3- 12/6

Reading:¬† This week in reading for both 3rd and 4th we focused on finding the main idea and supporting details.¬† The students also took a Latin/Greek test.¬† Their vocabulary test will be one Monday. Due to the delayed start we were behind in vocabulary.   Grammar:¬† 3rd: We worked on correctly punctuating dialogue.¬† This is a super hard concept for them.¬† They can do it pretty good in an isolated sentence, however they have a hard time when writing a story with dialogue. We will...

December 7, 2018 Read more

11/26-11/29

  Reading:¬† This week we focused on text features.¬† The students learned about 4 different text features each day, then on Thursday they had a text feature scavenger hunt.¬† Third graders also had a spelling test. They will receive new words on Monday. Writing:¬†We started narrative writing.¬† The students are writing a story about being stuck in a snow globe.¬† They are working on showing, not telling.¬† They are also working on using dialogue throughout their...

November 30, 2018 Read more

Pajama drive

Oasis Academy Student Council will be collecting brand new pajamas for our annual Scholastic Pajama Drive. All pajamas will be donated to local children in need. If you‚Äôre able, please donate a new pair of pajamas‚Äďwe will accept donations through Thursday, December 13th. Thank...

November 27, 2018 Read more

We had a nice short week wrapping everything up before Thanksgiving break.  We finished up fiction in reading and we are moving on to non-fiction. I also finished up report card assessments. In writing we finished up opinion writing and will be moving on to narrative writing. We are continuing on with the 51st state project. There will be a spelling test for 3rd grade on 11/29.  On December 6th 3rd and 4th will have a Latin/Greek test and a vocabulary test.  We are starting unit 2 for...

November 16, 2018 Read more

11/5-11/8

Reading-¬†This week we read two stories by the same author.¬† The students then to find the setting, conflict, main characters, theme and solution.¬† We will use this information next week to compare and contrast the two stories.¬† Grammar-¬†3rd- We finished up with regular plural nouns 4th- We focused on ordering adjectives Writing-¬†The students finished their animal opinion writing Projects-¬†The students continued with their 51st State projects   There will be a change in reading for...

November 8, 2018 Read more

10/29-11/1

I want to start off by thanking all the wonderful parents who hosted our super fun Halloween party!  The kids had so much fun!! Reading:  3rd- We learned about the different types of figurative language.                         4th- Made connections between the text of a story and the visual presentation of the text. The read the story The Tortoise and the Hare and then watched a short video of The Tortoise          and the Hare. They then compared and contrasted them.  We...

November 1, 2018 Read more

10/22-10/25

Reading:¬†3rd- This week we focused on finding the theme of a story.¬†¬† 4th- We focused on filling out a story map for a story and using that to write a summary.   3rd graders had a spelling test Grammar:¬†We reviewed all the parts of speech and took a test   Writing:¬†We continued with opinion writing on favorite animals   Projects:¬†I introduced the next part of our project.¬† Each student is creating a “51st” state.¬† They are super excited!   Test...

October 25, 2018 Read more