Sunday, April 22, 2018

Curriculum Update



Bible
We will review/test. Then we will tell the story of God's faithfulness as the Israelites cross the Jordan River and into the land of Canaan. 

Matthew 28- Tuesday, Due April 24
Psalm 24- Wednesday, Due May 11

Math
We will continue fractions. I will be reteaching in small groups at the beginning of the week and then we will be comparing fractions by the end of the week. 

Social Studies
We will talk about the branches of State government. We also have our Lansing trip scheduled for Wednesday! A note in your child’s anchor folder for all the important information about this day!

Word Work
We are sorting words with different suffixes
Spelling homework (optional)
Spelling test is Friday

Reading
We will continue our book club unit. We have been paying attention to our characters and making inferences about their actions and words. This week we finish our 2nd books and discussions as well as take comprehension quizzes. 

Writing

 We are writing a Michigan Persuasive Essay. Last week third graders were able to state a claim and list reasons as well as research facts. We will begin our week with mini stories and facts to support reasons. Then we will will outline the body and begin our drafts. Third graders are becoming very familiar with google classroom throughout this process. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Curriculum Update

Bible

We will continue begin to read about the Israelites stay in the desert. 

Bible Memory: No new memory. 

Math


The week begins with an geometry and measurement assessment involving area and perimeter. I will reteach/retest if necessary, otherwise, I will move into fractions. 

Math Homework due FRIDAY


Science
We will be continue to variations that happen in air including: what affects climate has, the Earth's tilt, orbit around the sun. The we will begin discussing and investigating the effects of air pressure. This week special guest, Matt Kirkwood from Wood TV 8 visits us:

Word Work
We are working on   
This week our skill work focuses on There is a test on FRIDAY!

Reading

This week I will be assessing students on their fluency, accuracy, and comprehension one more time. 


Writing

Last week we created bio poems and acrostic poems. This week we will be working on a holiday poem and integrate Easter into these. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Curriculum Update



Bible

In Bible we will study Israelite Worship in the new Tabernacle and talk about different feasts the Israelites would have. 

Bible Memory: Psalm 8. We will be working on this verse and adding motions to it at school to help us learn it. DUE: MARCH 9. 

Math

We will be learning all about perimeter and area this week. Here are some of our goals.

·      To find and compare areas to rectangles.
·      To find and compare perimeters of rectangles.
·      To find the area of a shape by decomposing into rectangles and adding areas. 
·      To solve real world problems and apply area and perimeter concepts. 

Math Homework due FRIDAY

Social Studies

We will review in class together on Monday and our Test is this week Tuesday

Science
We will begin a new science unit on weather. We will be learning how to investigate weather conditions using several different instruments. Some of the goals we have this week include:
·      To determine what weather instruments to use for observing weather. 
·      To observe and organize data on a chart and log with tracker. 


Word Work
We are working on double letterings and adding –ing.
This week our skill work focuses on There is a test on FRIDAY!

Reading

In poetry we are focusing on determining the meaning of unfamiliar words in poetry, fitting each stanza together by pausing to ask, "How does this part fit with the next part?", and determining the theme of poems.


Writing

We will be celebrating personal expertise writing with Mrs. Koynenbelt’s class on Monday. Then we will begin generating ideas for poems! Some of the ways we will generate ideas include: using a heart map of important people and places in our lives, and jotting down ideas that may be hiding behind doors in our brains!

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