List Words: no new words this week
Word Wall Words:
*These words are also called High Frequency Words, meaning that these are words students will use often in their reading and writing. These are words students need to be able to see and know quickly by 3rd grade.
Students can practice their words online by going to the Spelling City link below. Please do not take the Spelling Test if you practice at home. Instead, do the Practice Test as many times as you like. Thanks!
Book/Story: literal/nonliteral language; poetry; plays
Genre: poetry; plays
Learning Targets: understanding nonliteral language in text; finding the hidden meanings of poetry; reviewing parts of a play
Independent Reading (I.R.):
*Students read a book that is at their level each day. During their I.R. time, they are expected to take daily notes, keep track of their books on their Reading Logs, and keep their I.R. folders organized. They receive an I.R. grade based on their folders, how quickly and quietly they get started on their work, and how well they stay on-task.
Topic: Units 13/14 Area/Perimeter
Vocabulary: length, width, area, perimeter
Learning Targets: Students will be able to find area and perimeter of different polygons.
Every Friday we do some kind of story problem work. We will either do an Exemplar, a lesson from our math books that focuses on a skill for solving story problems, or past ISTEP problems.
Grammar focus: review grammar based on standards
Writing focus: Research Writing
The following are websites we use in class but can also be used at home as well.
IXL: If you are able to use IXL at home, have your child do the following lessons first:
Current Topic: Fractions (S)
Review: Multiplication (E,F) Division (G,H) Time (O)
Spelling City: Students can practice their words each week off of this website... includes games and vocabulary practice as well. Please do not take Spelling Test... if you want to have your child practice at home, make sure they take Practice Test. Thanks!
Mobymax: Students can log into Mobymax from home and practice all kinds of skills. Please encourage your child to use this resource whenever possible!
Mystery Word: Spring!