- Books Books Books! Thank you parents for supporting our school's Book Fair by purchasing books for your kids and our classroom. The Book Fair was a huge success!!
- New Eslot Enrichment Groups: Please, ask your child which group they are in on Friday mornings. A supply wish list is posted here. If you are able to purchase supplies for your child's interest group please click HERE. This list will continue to be updated.
- November Scholastic Book Orders: If you are wanting to place a November book order please do so by Wednesday, November 30th. Books make great gifts!! The link to order is here Scholastic Book Clubs
- Spelling and Homework: New words will be given out tomorrow, Monday, November 28th. The next spelling test will be on Friday, December 9th.
- Wobble Stools: The wobble stools are a hit in the classroom. Thank you to those parents that have already purchased their child a wobble stool. I wish I had one for each student. They all want one! Please, talk to your child about possibly getting him or her a wobble stool. I know they are not cheap, but the stool is your child's stool. Therefore, your child can use the stool in 4th grade and 5th grade. I would recommend the 18" or 20" stool "Active Learning Stool" Click HERE. The other great option is the 18" wobble chair by KORE Click HERE.
- Bluebonnet Book Program - Check out the list of Bluebonnet books HERE. Our class also has a Bluebonnet Book Wish List - Click Here. The kids are loving this program!!!
- Home Access Center: Make sure to start checking Home Access every week! Link to Home Access Center.
- November 28th - New Spelling Words
- November 30th - Our Class Scholastic Book Orders are due. Great gifts!!
- December 2nd - Morning Assembly @ 7:40am
- December 2nd - Guest Speaker - Justin's mom to teach us about maps!
- December 6th - Picture Retakes Day! - Get a permission form from the office by Monday!
- December 6th - Science DCA test - Force, Magnetism and Gravity
- December 7th - Math DCA test - Fractions and Division
- December 8th - Student Council Meeting - after school
- December 9th - Spelling Test
- December 13th - Tentative Reading DCA test - Nonfiction Reading Passage with Questions
- December 15th - 3rd Grade Winter Parties
- December 16 - January 3rd - Winter Break
In writing, we finished researching our country that has been given to us for International Children's Festival week (Sweden). The kids finished their Sweden Google Drawing. Ask your child to see his or her cool drawing by logging into their student gmail account. This was a partner activity. We also did a conventions lesson on Plural Nouns and began researching our PBL project.
In reading, we are still in our nonfiction expository unit. This week we focused on reading many different types of nonfiction. This last week we learned how to look for facts verses opinions when researching our PBL project. Understanding that nonfiction text can be "skimmed" to find the information that you are looking for. Unlike fiction story reading, readers can use nonfiction text features to find specific information they seek. We will continue reading nonfiction material next week focusing on the "cause and effect" reading strategy.
In math, we wrapped up the Fractions unit with a quiz. The DCA test for fractions will be combined with division, which is our next unit. We gained a basic understanding of division and its relationship with multiplication (fact families) this past week. Next week we will continue to explore division using equal groups, multiplication, arrays (area model), and number lines to find the number of groups, the number in a group and the total number. Kids can practice their division skills by going to ixl.com. There are 3 areas that focus on division skills.
In science, we wrapped up our Natural Resources unit with a quiz. We will revisit this subject when we cover soils. The next unit we started is Force, Gravity and Magnetism. This last week we focused on magnetism. Next week will be gravity and force.
In social studies, we focused on our national government and Thanksgiving.
Our PBL name this year is "Planet Protectors".