Monday Memo February 4, 2019
This week students will research a famous explorer in class and write about their explorer. On Friday, Students will present their explorers in class to their classmates. We will have a Vocabulary test (Lesson 9) on Wednesday and a spelling test on Thursday. As usual, please let me know if you have ANY questions!
Monday Memo January 28, 2019
This week students will be going to the Communications Lab. They are going to be working on a Narrative Writing. Therefore, we will not have ANY homework this week. Our next Vocabulary test will be on February 6, 2019 over lesson 9.
Monday Memo January 22, 2019
Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. This week students will not have a spelling test due to the short week. Students will have a vocabulary test Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The test is over Lesson 8. Today students took their final “Cold Read” for our folktale unit! We will begin the Louisiana Purchase Unit Wednesday. This unit we will focus on non fiction stories about Louisiana and Tall Tales with the setting in the south. As usual, please let me know if you have any questions!
Monday Memo (or Tuesday) January 7, 2019
Happy New Year and Welcome back!
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Break. I know I did!
We will complete the Cajun Folktale Unit by the end of January. This week students will be reading A Tale of Peter Rabbit. We will discuss new vocabulary words from the text and identify mischievous behaviors from Peter Rabbit. By the end of the week, I will be reading Dear Peter Rabbit, a collection of letters written by famous storybook characters to Peter Rabbit. Working with partners, students are going to look for clues in the text that help them understand how each of the characters feel about that event. We will then discuss the different character’s point of view. In addition to our Peter Rabbit “mini unit”, students will complete Lesson 7 in their Wordly Wise books. Students will have a vocabulary test Friday, January 11. There is no spelling for this week. Again, I hope everyone had a Happy New Year and a WONDERFUL Christmas Break!
Monday Memo December 3, 2018
Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!
Wow! We made it to December! This Wednesday my E.L.A. friends will have a vocabulary test over Lesson 6 words. Students will also have a spelling test Thursday and D.E.A.R day Friday! Students are still reading and learning about folktales. We are reading from the text, The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit. We will continue with folktales for the next two weeks. Students have a Holiday/Winter Book report due December 17. The information is coming home today in their notebooks. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Communication Lab December 10-12
Monday Memo November 12, 2018
One more week of school and then it is Thanksgiving Break! Students will have a comprehension Quiz on the story Bouki Over a Barrel this Wednesday (11/14). We have been reading this Cajun Folktale in class and have had many group discussions about the text. Students can study their “Tricky Vocabulary” in their BLUE E.L.A notebooks to help them answer questions on the quiz. I have also added a link to Lapin Plays Possum. This is where you can find the story, Bouki Over a Barrel. It is the first chapter of the book. Feel free to also read the chapter, Lapin Plays Possum, with your child. We will be reading this Cajun folktale next.
As usual, students will have a spelling test on Thursday. The Spelling words are homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. I also sent home a “take home” unit 1 vocabulary test. Students have until Friday to turn their Unit 1 vocabulary test in to me. Please, please, please turn in the vocabulary test before Friday if you know your child will be absent Friday.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Memo October 29, 2018
Wow! I can not believe it is almost November. I hope everyone had a great time at the school carnival. I enjoyed seeing so many friendly faces.
Please do not forget to remind your child to read their AR book. This 9 weeks students need 10 AR points. I passed out Homework passes today and students are free to use them one time this year!Students have a vocabulary test on Lesson 5 words Wednesday, October 31, 2018. They also have a spelling test Thursday, November 1, 2018. Please let me know if you have any questions! Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!
Monday Memo October 22, 2018
I hope everyone had a nice Fall break! I know I did!! Students presented their pumpkin book reports today and they were so adorable. I loved listening to their presentations and seeing their creative pumpkins. I am still in need of maybe one or two more volunteers to take pumpkins to Betty Virginia Park tomorrow at 9:00am. Please let me know if you can help!
This week students will begin their new Unit in Reading. We are beginning a Cajun Folktale Unit. Students will learn about different characteristics of a folktale and some Cajun Vocabulary. Students will have a spelling test on Thursday and go to library. Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you all at Pumpkin Shine on Line tomorrow night!!
Monday Memo October 8, 2018
I hope students enjoyed their first D.E.A.R. Day! I have added a few pictures of them from Friday. They seemed to enjoy some quiet time to read.
We have a short week this week because there is NO SCHOOL on FRIDAY! Our centers are in full swing. Ask your child what they are doing at each of their centers! Students will have a vocabulary test Wednesday (Lesson 4) and a spelling test on Thursday. In class, We are reading More Stories Julian Tells and discussing the chapters.
Book Reports– Most students have gotten their book approved. There was no note sent home saying “approved”, I just gave them a verbal “O.K.”
I will be sending a note home at the end of the week asking for your permission to send the pumpkins to Pumpkin Shine on Line. If students participate in Pumpkin Shine, I will give them a homework pass. They may use this homework pass in my room on ANY homework assignment. 🙂 Also, I think it would be a great idea to have the name of the book and character somewhere on the pumpkin or a separate sign. This would be helpful for children walking by to have a better understanding of “who the pumpkin is”. If you have ANY questions please email me!
Monday Memo October 1, 2018
Happy Monday! Today students received their Pumpkin Character Book Report packet and we discussed in class. Please no REAL carved pumpkins. Real pumpkins may be used as long as they are not carved. All the information students need is in their book report packet. It should be in their “Parent Communication” folder.
This week we will have an end of the book test on The Stories Julian Tells. Students have a study guide in their BLUE E.L.A. notebook. The test will be on Wednesday. After the test students will go to the communications lab for Leader in Me. Thursday students will have library.
There will be NO SPELLING Test this week. D.E.A.R day is Friday! Students may bring their favorite blanket and pillow to class. There is a note coming home in their Tuesday folder with more information.
If I have any parents that would like to volunteer to help set up at Pumpkin Shine on Line please email me! I need a few parents to pick up Pumpkins from our school and drive them to Betty Virginia Park on Tuesday, October 23. Also, if any parents would like to get crafty and make Third Grade a wooden sign, I would appreciate it! 🙂 Please email me at email@example.com.
Monday Memo September 24, 2018
Today (Monday) we finished the book, The Stories Julian Tells. This week we will finish discussing the book and complete a study guide for the end of the book test. The end of the book test will be Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
Tuesday: We are going to play Kahoot! This is a game we play to review the vocabulary words.
Wednesday: Students will go to the Communications Lab. Students will have a vocabulary test Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Students will be tested on the vocabulary words from Lesson 3.
Thursday: Students will turn in their Spelling homework and take a spelling test. After their spelling test, students will go to the library and discuss non-literal language. Ask your child to give you an example of non-literal Language.
Friday: Students will have centers during class and work with a partner on answering questions about The Stories Julian Tells.
October 12– NO School
October 15-17 FALL BREAK!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me!
7:35 – 7:45 Morning Routine
7:45 – 9:40 Rotation 1 (ELA)
9:40 – 11:15 Rotation 2 (Science/Social Studies)
11:15 – 11:45 Lunch
11:45 – 12:30 Enrichment
12:30 – 12:55 Recess
12:55 – 2:30 Rotation 3 (Math)
2:30 – 3:00 Homeroom