- BIG Thank you! - Thank you for donating items to our 3rd grade winter party! So, far we have gotten marshmallows and candy cane bits from Anvay, Amani, and Shrey's parents. If you signed up to bring in items for the party, feel free to give them to your child to drop off in the morning. Also, a big "thank you" to Lucas's parents for their donation of more glue sticks and Bodie's parents for purchasing books for our from our Class Wish List.
- 3rd Grade Winter Party: Our winter party will take place in our classroom and run by our classroom parents. Want to help or volunteer at the 3rd grade winter party? Please, contact our amazing room mom, Mrs. Debbie Chuchmach.
- Home Access Updated: We are coming close to the end of the 2nd grading period (only 2 weeks to go). Please, take a moment this weekend and check out your student's progress thus far in the 2nd nine weeks. As we push on this year, each nine weeks will become more challenging then the previous nine weeks. Please, continue the amazing work that I see being done in homework spirals and practice academic concepts at home by going to my Links and Strategies tab. Many resources right here at your child's fingertips! Home Access Link
- Bluebonnet Books and Wish Lists: Thank you parents for being so supportive of the Bluebonnet Program. We have quite a few bluebonnet books in our own classroom library!! Unfortunately, the Bluebonnet Books are not options on Scholastic. If you are interested in purchasing some bluebonnet books for our classroom. Please, visit my Bluebonnet Book Wish List on Amazon. "Mrs. Lilleboe's Bluebonnet Book Wish List". If you are able and wanting to contribute other resources to our learning, go to my other wish list on Amazon. "Mrs. Lilleboe's Wish List"
- Xtramath & Timed Quizzes- The Xtramath website link can be found under the "Math Links" tab and other great math fact websites!! Keep up the good work on Xtramath!
- December 16: Science Soils Test
- December 17: Fractions Test and Reading (Nonfiction) Test
- December 17: 3rd Grade Winter party @ 1:30pm
- December 17: Last Day of 1st Semester
- December 18 - January 4: No classes! Winter break!
- January 5: Students Return to School - First Day of 2nd Semester
In Math, we are knee deep into our Fractions Unit. We've drawn and written fractions using area models (see examples below). We also look at understanding fractions on a number line. Our test is this upcoming Thursday, December 17th. I would highly encourage your child to practice and play fun fraction games by going to the "Math Links" tab. I have about half dozen websites posted that will help kids learn all about fractions.
In Writing and Reading, we will continue with Expository reading and writing (nonfiction) for the next couple of weeks. The kids will learn how to find the main idea and supporting details to various magazine and online articles relating to our PBL. This week we learned the Cause and Effect Text Structure. We read the book "A River Ran Wild" and the short story "Benefits to Walking Around the Block". We identified the cause and effects in both text. We furthered our understanding of cause and effect by writing a response summary to "A River Ran Wild" too. We began researching our PBL region this week and will continue researching into next week.
In Science, we will wrap up our Soils Unit by Wednesday with a Soils Test. We have covered soil texture, color, types of soil, best kind of soil to use in a garden, weathering/erosion, and soil profiles (layers). We'll have a fun Kahoot! review in class and the test will follow.
In Social Studies, we'll study maps of our PBL regions and become more familiar with reading a map.