Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Curriculum Update




Bible
We have learned that there is a cycle of behavior with the Israelite people. That they follow God, then are tempted by idols, they become enslaved, then cry for help, God sends a Judge and there is peace again! This week we will focus on Gideon and Samson.

Bible Memory: We are reviewing and saying the verses we have learned throughout the year together each day.

Math
This week we will be learning two strategies for double digit by one digit multiplication. 

Social Studies- Thank you for all the help with the Michigan Food Day! It was a hit. We are much more aware of where our food comes from now. This week we will review and test. Then we will discuss some public issues as we finish the year.


Word Work
We are finishing our review language and usage rules

Reading
We will be comparing and contrasting versions of the Cinderella Story. We will also be reading fables and identifying their morals.

Boys vs Girls! Turn in those logs as you complete the flowers. I hope your child is enjoying the different reading activities!


Writing
 We are finishing out our portfolios this week. Then we will be reflecting on how we have seen God in each subject area throughout third grade together.



Tuesday-May 30
May Reading Log- boys vs girls

Wednesday-May 31

May Reading Log- boys vs girls is due!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Curriculum Update


Bible
We will begin our last unit on the Judges.

Bible Memory: A few said Bible Memory to me orally on Friday, I extended the due date to Tuesday! I will be giving a fill-in-the-blank for Joshua 1:7-9 that day. This is the final memory verse of the school year.

Math
This week we will be taking our assessment on Unit 4 and working with multistep story problems.

Using QR codes with scan app to gain feedback quickly! These children did very well working independently at this station. They had to read the story problem, figure out what operation it was asking them, solve, and then scan to see if they were correct. If not, they had to redo the problem. It was a challenging one! 



Social Studies- We will continue our work on the study of economics in Michigan. This week we learn about the products and how these products create jobs in Michigan. A review sheet will come home this week and a test will be given on Wednesday May, 31st.

This is a product game students played to get to know what products exist in Michigan and where they are located. 




To celebrate our study of Michigan Economics, we will be having a Michigan Foods Lunch this week Friday. If your child does not like pancakes, they make pack a separate lunch.  If you are able to, sign up to bring in or help out with our special lunch this Friday! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E084AA9AA23A6FD0-michigan

Word Work
We will keep reviewing language and usuage rules
Last spelling test of the school year is this Friday

Reading
We will be wrapping up our study on Poetry and begin our last unit called Fairytales, folktales, and fables, oh my! Students will be introduced to several versions of the Cinderella story and we will be comparing the texts to one another.

Boys vs Girls! Turn in those logs as you complete the flowers. I hope your child is enjoying the different reading activities!


Writing

 We will be writing poems this week and begin to organize our writing portfolios so we can reflect on the important work we created this year!


These portfolios are one of the special treasures your child will receive in 8th grade. Both spiritual reflections from this year will be placed in here. Its neat to see God's hand in the spiritual journeys your children are exposed to as I peeked through the folders :) 


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Curriculum Update and Homework Log


So thankful for our Unity aide, Laura Bennink. We loved having her help out in our classroom this past semester! Blessing to Laura as she goes to Calvin to become a teacher! She will be great with kids!


Bible
We will wrap up our study on Joshua and review for our test. Our test is this week Wednesday, May 17. A review sheet went home on Friday for this test.

Joshua 1: 7-9 is our last verse of the year. It is due this week Friday, May 19.

Math
We will continue subtracting and mix in addition with subtraction methods this week. We will also be in the computer lab taking our Delta Math screen. I’m excited to see these scores after pushing Math Facts in Quarter 3 and 4.

Reflex Math
I have 12 students still using reflex for fact fluency. Please ask your child if they achieved a green light at school or not. If not, have them continue to push for green lights at home. I am only giving 15 minutes of class time each day and for some, it takes 20-30 to get a green light. If your child does not get 3 green lights in a week, it jeopardizes our grant program.  Thanks!

Social Studies- Thanks for all your help with providing a visual aide during our Michigan Museum project! It will be a project to remember. Here is the link to the video of our classroom: https://youtu.be/fQ5qQ7n7rAc

This week we are beginning our last unit in Social Studies. This unit is all about the people who moved to Michigan and the products that are made here.

Word Work

Reviewing with usage rules
Spelling homework (optional)
Spelling test is Friday

Reading
We will continue to study the meaning behind different poems this week. Shel Silverstein is turning out to be a favorite author in poetry as well as reading concrete poems!

Writing
 We will begin writing a faith reflection related to the Bible lessons we have learned. This week we are brainstorming life lessons learned from Bible this year. Then, students will pick on story and stretch our the details. Last, students will take their story and relate the meaning to one of their own life stories! I’m looking forward to seeing these reflections surface as the week goes on!






Monday-May 15
Study-Joshua 1:7-9
May Reading Log- boys vs girls
Math homework goes home

Tuesday-May 16
Study- Joshua 1:7-9
May Reading Log- boys vs girls

Wednesday-May 17
Bible Memory Due
May Reading Log- boys vs girls

Thursday- May 18-
Study Joshua 1:7-9
Optional Spelling homework goes home

May Reading Log- boys vs girls
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