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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt May 22-26th 2017

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Religion:  Students are learning about the parts of the Mass in chapter 17.  The third graders will attend the 9 am School Mass on Tuesday, May 23th.  The Hail Holy Queen prayer will be recited on May 31st.

Reading: This week we will be reading the story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.    The new vocabulary words will be avoid, brief, frequently, gradual, periods, and report. Skills that we will work on are basic comprehension, summarizing, judgment/decisions, root words, and reading signs. The story quiz will be on Friday, May 26th.

Language: Students will continue to practice identifying the parts of speech, correcting sentences with editing marks, using correct pronouns, and adding prefixes and suffixes. A morning worksheet quiz will be on Tuesday. The May poem will be  presented on MondayMay 22nd.poetry image

Spelling:  This week we will focusing on Unit 21. The list words are: were, there, which, said, about, its, little, called, school, children, four, ever, young, learn, point, city, play, and toward.  Spelling test #21  will be on Friday, May 26th. The tested skill will be to add the suffix “es” to words that end in the consonant “y,”  making them plural.  If there is a consonant letter before the “y”, the “y”  will be changed to “i” before adding the “es” suffix.              .

Math:    Students will learning about measurement in  Go Math Chapter 10 .  Students will have a Simple Solution quiz on Thursday, May 25th.  Students need to keep practicing their multiplication  and division facts for accuracy and speed. 

Social Studies: Students will have the Social Studies  Chapter 8  test on Thursday, May 25th,  about the development and improvement of  technology in transportation, communication, medicine, and agriculture, which has changed our country.  Students should be finishing their poster about an item that has changed over time.  The poster is due this Friday, May 26th. .

Science:  Our chickens  hatched last Sunday and Monday!  Students enjoyed observing and holding them.  On Friday half of our chickens went to the Hansen Center in Burr Ridge, and the other half went to the Kopping Horse Farm in Lemont (which  gave us  eggs to incubate.) Students will have  the chIMG_20170518_131433049_HDRicken /egg test on Wednesday.

****Friday is a dress down day and there is  No School on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day.

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Third Grade News May 15- 20th 2017, Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt

flowersReligion: Students are learning about the Celebration of the Mass in chapter 16. The test will be on Thursday, May 18th. The third graders will attend the 8am Mass on Tuesday, May 16th.  The Hail Holy Queen prayer will be recited on May 31st.church picture

Language: Students will continue to classify  simple sentences with compound subjects or compound verbs, and compound sentences. Students will also identify each type of sentence and correct run on sentences.  The May poem will be  presented on May 22nd.

Spelling:  This week we will focusing on Unit 20. The list words are: what, were, their, very, called, much, right, because, name, might, father, however, several, room, sea, against, top, and turned.  Spelling test #20  will be on Friday, May 19th. The tested skill will be to  write words that double the ending consonant before adding the  “ing” suffix.               .

Math:    Students will review fractions in Go Math Chapter 9 before having the Chapter 9 test on Friday, May 19th.    Students will have a Simple Solution quiz on Wednesday, May 17th.  Students need to keep practicing their multiplication  and division facts for accuracy and speed. 

Social Studies: Students should be working on their poster about an item that has changed over time. The information sheet went home on 5/11/17  The poster is due May 26thIn chapter 8 students are  continuing  to  learn how the development and improvement of  technology in transportation, communication, medicine, agriculture, and  factories has changed our country.

Science:  Our chickens should be hatching on Monday! Students will observe how they hatch, grow and then learn about their needs.  Students will also compare and contrast the different chicks. Notice the pictures below.  1) eggs in the egg turner   2) a recent activity where students stacked books on eggs to see how strong eggs are.St cletus egg strong 2017a eggs in inubator

Open House/ Registration  is  May 18th,   6:30 -8:00 pm.     Please come and invite your friends and neighbors to also attend.

 

I wish all of my students’ moms, a very  Happy Mothers’ Day!

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Overton News!

The countdown is on! Only 4 more weeks of school!

Reading: Students are reading Superfudge, a new Horrible Harry, and North by Night! Students reading Superfudge and Horrible Harry will be finishing on Monday and will take a comprehension quiz on Tuesday, 5/16. Our class-wide story this week is still A Very Cool Place to Stay. There will be a comprehension quiz over this story on Thursday 5/18.

Writing: This week we will be writing letters! Students will write kind letters filled with personal stories to each other, they will then be compiled in the report folder your student should bring in!

Math: We have begun measurement starting with time! Our midchapter checkpoint will be on Thursday, 5/18!

Science: We are starting a new chapter about

Social Studies:  The unit we are continuing to talk about different types of governments! We will begin reviewing for our LAST social studies test this week. Test will be on Thursday, May 18th. Play the jeopardy to review!

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=2212465

Our class could really use more tissues and pre-sharpened pencils! If you are able, please send your student with a box or two!

 

Your student needs TWO report folders by Monday! The folders should have a clear cover on the front and three brads. Here is an example! http://www.staples.com/Oxford-PressLock-Clear-Front-Report-Covers-Blue/product_339459

 

Our eggs are almost done growing!! Today they broke through their air sack, and we were hoping to be able to hear them chirp! This weekend they will start hatching! On Monday we will have some baby chicks!

Dates to Remember:

 

5/15: Eggs hatch! (hopefully)

5/16: Phonics Checkup

5/18: Math Midchapter check point

5/18: Social Studies Test

5/19: Spelling Test

 

It was so nice out today, we got to do some work outside and enjoy the sunshine!

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Third Grade News May 8th -12th 2016 Mrs. Reckwerdt

Reading:  Students will read Animal Fact/Animal Fable this week. The new vocabulary will be: rapidly, temperature, label, attack, expects, and bother. Skills that we will focus on include: fact or non-fact, main idea, summarizing, context clues, and basic comprehension. The reading quiz will be Friday, May 12th. Students should be reading their fantasy or science fiction book for the next book report.

Religion: Students will be learning about the Celebration of the Mass in chapter 16. Third grade will attend Mass and the beautiful May Crowing on Tuesday, May 9th.The Hail Holy Queen prayer will be recited on May 31st.

Language: Students will be classifying simple sentences with compound subjects or compound verbs, and compound sentences. They will also be correcting run on sentences.  The May poem will be  presented on May 22nd.

Spelling:  This week we will focusing on Unit 19. The list words are: they, said, their, what, some, would, other,could, use, thought, landed, during, today, example, heard, several, change, and answer.  Spelling test #19  will be on Friday, May 12th. The tested skill will be to select the homophone (lets/let’s,   its/it’s,   to/two/two) to correctly complete a sentence .

Math:    Students will continue to compare and order fractions in Go Math Chapter 9.  Students will have a Simple Solution quiz on Wednesday, May 10th.  Students need to keep practicing their multiplication  and division facts for accuracy and speed. 

Social Studies: In social studies chapter 8, students will be leaning how technology has changed communities.  This includes technology in transportation, communication, medicine, agriculture, and  factories.

Science:  Students will  learn about strength of eggs and the development of the chicken embryo this week.  They will also carry and take care of their egg baby. 

Student Council Sponsored $1 Dress Down Day Wednesday, May 10th.

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Overton News 5/8-5/12

The countdown is on! Only 5 more weeks of school!

Reading: Students are reading Superfudge, a new Horrible Harry, and North by Night! Our class-wide story this week is A Very Cool Place to Stay. 

Writing: This will be our last week working on and finishing up our persuasive pieces of writing! Next week we will begin writing letters for the remainder of the year!

Math: We are continuing to review compare fractions, with our test on Tuesday, May 9th. Then we will begin a measurement unit, starting with reviewing time!

Science: We are continuing to work on resources and how people affect them! Our science test will be 5/11, so look for a jeopardy this week to review!

Social Studies:  The unit we are continuing to talk about different types of governments! We will begin reviewing for our LAST social studies test next week. Test will be on Thursday, May 18th. 

Our class could really use more tissues and pre-sharpened pencils! If you are able, please send your student with a box or two!

 

Our eggs are continuing to grow! They are beginning to resemble a chick! They have two eyes, a heart, and an egg tooth(beginning of beak)!

 

Dates to Remember:

 

5/9: Math Chapter 9 Test

5/10: Dress down day for $1

5/11: Science Test

5/12: Spelling Test

5/15: Eggs hatch! (hopefully)

5/18: Social Studies TEst

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Third Grade News Mrs. Reckwerdt Room 112 May 1st – 5th 2017

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Students were identifying the parts of an egg in one of their science activities this week.

 

Reading:  Students will read Lon Po Po  a Chinese fairy tale. The new vocabulary will be: claws, delighted, paced, furious, route, and disguised. Skills that we will focus on include: judgments and decisions, summarizing, context clues, and fact or opinion. The reading quiz will be Friday, May 5th.

Religion: Students will be reviewing the initiation and healing sacraments and then learn about the service sacraments in chapter 15. The chapter 15 test will be on Thursday.

Language: Students will be classifying inverted sentences with helping verbs.

Spelling:  This week we will focusing on Unit 18. The list words are: there, said, about, would, little, through, don’t, important, picture, since, across, however, knew, young, sun, thing, whole, and hear.  Spelling test #18  will be on Friday, May 5th. The tested skill will be to write four sets of homophone partners .

Math:    Students will be comparing  fractions  in Go Math Chapter 9.  Students will have a Simple Solution quiz on Thursday, May 4th.  Students need to keep practicing their multiplication  and division facts for accuracy and speed. 

Social Studies: In social studies students will review about the production of goods including the use of machines, assembly lines, use of resources,  dependency upon others, and trade around the world.  The chapter 10 test will  be on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Science:  Students have been learning about incubators and eggs this week.  They put the eggs into the incubator, identified the parts of raw eggs, and  tried to candle them. Students also figured out which egg was raw and which was a hard boiled egg without opening them.   A “Parts of the Egg” test will be on Tuesday, May 2nd.      

Our class is totally out of tissue, paper towels, and baby wipes.  If you can spare one of these, we’d be most appreciative!

 

 

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Overton News 5/1-5/5

The countdown is on! Only 6 more weeks of school!

Reading: Students are reading Superfudge, a new Horrible Harry, and North by Night! Our class-wide story this week is still Pecos Bill. We will take a quick 10 question quiz over the story on Friday, May 5th! 

Writing: We have begun peer editing this week giving each other information that we recall from their persuasive writing and information we request they add!

Math: We are continuing to compare fractions. Students will be using fraction bar manipulative and drawing pictures to understand! We will begin reviewing on 5/3 for the test, so look for a jeopardy game soon!

Science: We are continuing to work on resources and how people affect them! Our science test will be 5/11, so look for a jeopardy next week to review!

Social Studies:  The unit we are continuing to talk about different types of governments!

Our class could really use more tissues and pre-sharpened pencils! If you are able, please send your student with a box or two!

Dates to Remember:

 

5/5: Pecos Bill Quick Quiz

5/5: Spelling Test

5/9: Math Chapter 9 Test

5/10: Dress down day for $1

5/11: Science Test

 

We are finishing up our first week with the eggs! Our chicks now have a heart, blood supply, and eyes!

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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt April 24-28th 2017

 

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Stations photo 2017Reading:   Thank you to everyone for coming to our class biography reports. I hope you like the photo! In class students will be finishing the novels, either Freckle Juice by Judy Blume, or Mudshark by Gary Paulsen.

Religion: Students will be learning about the sacraments in chapter 15. See the photo of our Stations of the Cross readers.

Language:  There will be a test Wednesday, April 26 on numerous skills from our morning Language worksheets.  Items to know include: adjectives, quotation marks, homophones, predicates, pronouns, possessive pronouns, types of sentences, identifying nouns, verbs and adjectives, editing, prefixes, synonyms, and abbreviations.

Spelling:  This week that we will work on the skills in Unit 17  this includes: silents letters, prefixes and suffixes, and contractions especially knowing the difference between  its/it’s  and lets/let’s.   The list words are: there, then, its, little, know, different, still, often, school, once, today, however, sure, knew, it’s, try, and told.  There will be a spelling test #17 on Friday this week. The tested skill will be to form contractions from given words.

Math:    Students learned about fractions and equivalent fractions in Go Math Chapter 8.  Students will have a Chapter 8 fraction test on Thursday, April 13th.    There will be a Simple Solution quiz on Friday, April 28th.  Students need to keep practicing their multiplication  and division facts for accuracy and speed. 

Social Studies: In social studies students will continue to  learn about the production of goods including the use of machines, assembly lines, use of resources,  dependency upon others and trade around the world.  The chapter 10 test will probably be May 3rd.

Science: We are beginning our exciting incubation unit.  Students will be learning about incubators and eggs this week. Our eggs will be put into the incubator and then we need to wait 21 days until the chicks hatch.     See photo of students learning about corn on our field trip.corn booth ag trip 2017

**Friday is a dress down day for students.

 

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Overton Post Easter Break Plans!

Enjoy your Easter break!!!

Reading: Students are reading Superfudge, a new Horrible Harry, and North by Night! Our class-wide story this week is Pecos Bill. We will take a quick 10 question quiz over the story on Friday, May 5th! 

Writing: This week we are doing a fun spring break story!

Math: We are moving on to chapter 9, which is all about comparing fractions! We will have a midchapter checkpoint on Friday, April 28th.

Science: The new unit we are working on is about resources and how people affect them!

Social Studies:  The unit we continuing to talk about is different types of governments!

 

Our class could really use more tissues and pre-sharpened pencils! If you are able, please send your student with a box or two when we get back!

 

Dates to Remember:

4/24- PJ Day for meeting our second Bring the Change goal! (wear gym shoes with your pajamas)

4/28- Dress down day for $1

Math chapter 9 midchapter checkpoint

5/5: Pecos Bill Quick Quiz

5/10: Dress down day for $1

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Here is the group photo from our biographies!

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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt April 10 – 14th

 

 

 

Easter eggsHoly Thursday-1Religion: Students will attend the 8 am  Mass on Tuesday, April 11th.  In class we will continue to learn about the Stations of the Cross and Holy Week. We will also attend the Holy Thursday Prayer Service hosted by the first grade.

Reading:  Students should have finished reading their biography book and report. They should now be thinking of what they want to wear, props to bring, and  forming the list of ten interesting facts which they will share at the biography presentation this bio imageWednesday, April 12th  at 8:30 am.  Parents, grandparents, and young at home siblings are invited to attend.   In class students are reading novels, either Freckle Juice by Judy Blume, or Mudshark by Gary Paulsen.

Math:  There will be a Simple Solution quiz on Tuesday, April 11th.  Students need to keep practicing their multiplication  and division facts for accuracy and speed  Students are learning more about fractions and equivalent fractions  in Go Math Chapter 8.  We will have a fraction quiz on Thursday, April 13th.

Social Studies: In social studies students now are learning about the production of goods including the use of machines, assembly lines, use of resources, and dependency upon others.assembly line image

Science: Third grade had a wonderful field trip on last Thursday to the Agriculture High School in Chicago.  This week they each will be making booklets about what they learned. (I too learned many interesting facts about Illinois’ agriculture.)  There will also be a field trip test on Thursday.farm animal images

   There will be no school on Good Friday, April 14th.  Have a wonderful and Blessed Easter.  I hope everyone enjoys the week off from school.

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Overton 4/10-4/14 News!

Hopefully this weekend everyone gets to relax after working so hard on the Aspire test! The students did great! One more week until Spring Break!

Reading: Students are reading Superfudge, Horrible Harry and the Dragon War, and North by Night! Our class-wide story this week is Patchwork Quilt. We will take a quick 10 question quiz over the story on Thursday, April 14th! 

Writing: This week we are doing a fun Easter writing story! Students love any chance they get to write fictional stories.

Math: We have begun with our review chapter on beginning fractions. After a crazy week, I would like to give students one more day to review, so our test will be Tuesday, April 11th. Play jeopardy at home!

Jeopardy:

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=2142836

Science: We have begun reviewing for the science test, but again I would like to give students an extra day of review so, the test will be on April 12th. Play jeopardy!

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=2152837

Social Studies:  The unit we are beginning to talk about is different types of governments!

 

We had a fantastic time on the field trip today! Here are some pictures! IMG_1100 IMG_1099 IMG_1097 IMG_1090 IMG_1095

 

Dates to Remember:

4-11: Chapter 8 Math Test- Fractions

4-12: Science Test

4-12: Biographies (Book Report substitute) due! Room 111 presentations at 10:45

4-15: Good Friday, No School

4-17 – 4-21: Spring Break! Enjoy!

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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt April 3- 7

Next week we have our Aspire testing in the mornings,  Monday – Wednesday, and in the afternoon on Thursday.  Please encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep, have a healthy breakfast each morning, and to try their best on the tests.

We will be continuing with our subjects but there will not be any additional tests this week.bio image

Students should be reading their biography. The biography presentation will be on  April 12th  at 8:30 am.  Parents, grandparents, and young at home siblings are invited to attend.

Third grade has a field trip on Thursday morning to the Agriculture High School in Chicago. We are leaving by 8:15 am and we’ll be back by noon. School uniforms must be worn.farm animal images

stations of the Cross picturePlease join us on Thursday afternoon at 2:15 for Stations of the Cross. The third grade will be leading the Stations.

There will be no school on Friday for the children due to the Teacher Institute Day.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the Hoopla Silent Auction!Hoopla Picture

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4-1 Overton News!

This week will be taking the ASPIRE Test!! Make sure your students get lots of rest and have a big breakfast everyday this week!

Reading: Students are reading Superfudge, Horrible Harry and the Dragon War, and North by Night! We are working on context clues, vocabulary, and making inferences. Our class-wide story this week is Patchwork Quilt.

Writing: This week we are talking about new ways to revise our stories and getting ready to take the ASPIRE.

Math: We have continued talking about fractions in chapter 8! Our Chapter Test will be postponed until after ASPIRE testing. Our test will be Monday, April  10th.

Jeopardy:

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=2142836

Science: We have been learning about changes to Earth’s surface. We are talking about big changes that happen, like earth quakes and volcanoes! We are beginning to review unit 5! Test will be on April 11th. Jeopardy to come. 

Social Studies: We just finished up unit 5 and are moving on! The next unit we are beginning to talk about governments!

 

Dates to Remember:

4-3 – 4-7: Aspire Testing (ALL GRADES 3-8)

4-6: Field Trip in the A.M. (Lunch at school)

3rd grade’s turn to do stations of the cross at 2:15

4-10: Chapter 8 Math Test- Fractions

4-11: Science Test

4-12: Biographies (Book Report substitute) due! Room 111 presentations at 10:45

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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt March 27 – 31

Religion: Students will attend the Stations of the Cross on Thursday afternoon (2:15.)    Please join us in prayer if your schedule permits you to do so.  In class we will be continue to learn about the Stations of the Cross.  On Thursday there will be a quiz of Stations 1-5.   The Monthly prayer will be recited on March 31st.

Reading:  Students should be reading their biography. The biography presentation will be on  April 12th  at 8:30 am. Parents, grandparents, young at home siblings are invited to attend. The written biography report poster went home last week. There will not be a weekly story quiz this week.

Language:   In Shurley English chapter 6  students will be practicing with helping verbs, and making compound sentences from run on sentences. The March poem will be recited on Monday, March 27th.

Phonics: Students will be working with numerous prefixes, suffixes, and breaking words into syllables.

Spelling:   This week the skills in unit 17 that we will work on include: silents letters, prefixes and suffixes, and contractions especially knowing the difference between  its/it’s  and lets/let’s.   The list words are: there, then, its, little, know, different, still, often, school, once, today, however, sure, knew, it’s, try, and told.  There will be a spelling test #17 on Friday this week. The tested skill will be to form contractions from given words.

Math:  There will be a Simple Solution quiz on Tuesday, March 28 st.  Students need to keep practicing their multiplication  and division facts for accuracy and speedThese are extremely important for fourth grade.  Students are learning about fractions in Go Math Chapter 8.

Science: This week students will review and then have the Plants and Animals Unit 3 test on Friday, March 31st, about  life cycles, how living things change, and structural and behavioral adaptations.

Social Studies: In social studies students have been learning about earning, spending and saving money.  Now they will study about choosing wisely and making decisions.   Important vocabulary for  chapter 9: earn, income, spending, savings, economic choice, goods, services, products, demand, profit,  and opportunity choice.

Upcoming Special Dates :

3-30: Living Stations of the Cross 2:15

3-27: Poems due

3-31: March prayer to be recited

4-12: Biography  Presentations at 8:30 am

Monday is the last day to purchase the newly improved yearbooks.   See Flyer.  Click HERE to place your order.
The order purchase deadline is Monday, March 27.

 

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Overton 3/23 News!

Reading: Students are reading Superfudge, Flat Stanley, and Number the Stars! We are working on context clues and making inferences. Our class-wide story this week is The Little Painter of Sabana Grande.

Writing: This week we will be sharing some opinion pieces about school with Mr. Chinske!

Math: We have continued talking about fractions in chapter 8! Our Chapter Test will be on April 5th. Jeopardy to come. 

Science: We have been learning about changes to Earth’s surface. We are talking about big changes that happen, like earth quakes and volcanoes!

Social Studies:  We will have a social studies test on 3-28. Jeopardy below!

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=2128947

Dates to Remember:

3-24: No school

3-27: Poems due

3-28: Social Studies Test

4-5: Chapter 8 Math Test

4-12: Biographies (Book Report substitute) due! Presentations at 10:45

It’s Time to Purchase Yearbooks   See Flyer.  Click HERE to place your order.
The order purchase deadline is Monday, March 27.

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