Week 4

September 7, 2019 by Melinda Santos

Our version of a “bad picture” to mimic the main character in our story this past week, Picture Day Perfection.

Welcome to another exciting week in 3rd grade!  We enjoyed having a shortened week last week, but we’re ready to get down to business this upcoming week. 

We will be working on the following skills this week:

Projects: We will continue our animal research and begin working on our posters that will be used to present our findings to the class.  We are specifically researching the benefits animals experience when living and hunting in groups.

Writing: We will learn about different techniques writers use to “hook” their reader and practice using those to write introductions for our personal narratives.

3rd Grade ELA:  We will review and practice using adjectives for our grammar focus. Then we will learn about ways we can identify intrinsic and extrinsic character traits and how to use those to see how a character changes throughout a story.  Our mentor text this week is Pinduli.  We will also continue practicing our time management by completing Must Dos/May Dos for Daily 5. 

4th Grade ELA: We will review and practice using adjectives for our grammar focus. Then we will learn about ways we can identify intrinsic and extrinsic character traits and how to use those to see how a character changes throughout a story.  Our mentor text this week is Pinduli.  We will also continue practicing our time management by completing Must Dos/May Dos for Daily 5. 

REMINDERS:

  • We will continue taking the John’s Reading Assessments this week to determine our beginning of the year reading levels. 
  • Reading homework log needs to be signed every night and homework folders brought back to class everyday.
  • Wednesday, September 11th is our first school dress up day.  Students may wear red, white, and/or blue that day if they bring in at least $1 to donate to the Family Engagement Committee.
  • Thursday, September 26th will be a pajama dress up day with the minimum $1 donation going to benefit Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at msantos@oasisacademyfallon.us.  I appreciate all the parents who have reached out to let me know in advance when a student has needed to leave early or is ill. This greatly helps me have them ready to go by the necessary time and/or gather make-up work.

Have a great week!

A Note from Mrs. Antoniono:

This past week in 3rd grade math we focused on rounding to the nearest tens, hundreds and thousands place. This is always a challenging concept for this age group. You can help at home by asking your kiddo “about how much” something costs that you see at a store or on a TV commercial. Asking what 2 multiples any 2, 3, or 4 digit number sits between on a number line would rock! Luckily, we cover rounding throughout the year! On Tuesday we will be taking our first test which covers all of the Number Sense material we’ve learned thus far. Our next unit is a lot of computational Mental Math strategies!

The students are definitely getting into the swing of things with their homework. We had a great return rate this week. We have started testing math facts in the classroom. You can keep track of how your student is doing by looking at the math fact tracker that will be placed on the back of each take home folder tomorrow. Of course be in touch if you have any math related questions for your student!