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# Weekly Update

September 3, 2019 by Melinda Santos

I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend! As we transition back to our school routine, we will reinforce expectations and procedures we covered the first two weeks and start diving more in depth into our subject matter. Now that we’re into the full swing of school, high expectations will be set and reinforced.

We will be working on the following skills this week:

Projects: We will discuss why animals tend to live in groups and conduct research about specific animal groups. We will then use our research to create a poster.

Writing: We will brainstorm Big Moment ideas for our personal narratives and practice adding details.

3rd Grade ELA: We will review verbs and nouns and practice summarizing texts using Somebody Wanted But So Then.  Mentor text this week is Picture Day Perfection.  We will also begin our Must Dos/May Dos for Daily 5.

4th Grade ELA: We will review parts of speech focusing on nouns and verbs specifically and practice summarizing texts using Somebody Wanted But So Then.  Mentor text this week is Picture Day Perfection.  We will also begin our Must Dos/May Dos for Daily 5.

REMINDERS:

• We will begin our 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.
• Please include napkins, forks, spoons, etc. in your kiddo’s lunch as these items are not provided in the lunchroom.

A Note from Mrs. Antoniono:

Hello 3rd grade families!  We had an extremely productive week in 3rd grade math.  We jumped right into our first unit on Place Value.  We used place value discs to create numbers into the thousands place.  We are reading numbers, writing them using number words and showing their values using expanded form.  We started comparing numbers using comparison symbols and we found missing numbers in number patterns.  This week we also started finding 10/100/1000 etc. more or less than a given number.  This material requires a lot of focus and perseverance and I’ve been impressed with the 3rd graders’ stamina.  Next week we will mostly be focusing on rounding.

Math “home enjoyment” is underway.  I hope your student is building confidence with their multiplication math facts.  We will begin assessing them in school this upcoming week.  I hope Wednesday night’s content based home enjoyment gave you a glimpse into what we are learning.  I love it as well, as it gives me a check point to see their progress.
Be in touch, mantoniono@oanv.org, with any math related questions! Hope you had an awesome 4 day weekend!