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Third Grade News Mrs. Reckwerdt Room 112 10.13.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion:  Students (in both rooms,  111 & 112)  have started learning and praying  the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. They are also praying the Guardian Angel Prayer and the Prayer of St. Francis  this month and will be tested on both of these on October 31st.  Field trip forms for our November 7th service trip to Feed My Starving Children went home today.  Thank you to all parents who have already volunteered to come and help us. We have met our requirement but EVERYONE  is welcomed to come if it works in your schedule and you want to have a wonderful time with us.

Language:   Students continue to practice numerous grammar and writing skills with our morning language program.  They will have a test about these skills next week, probably on Wednesday,  October 18th.  In Shurley English the class is classifying pattern one  sentences with a subject noun, verb, adverbs, and adjectives.

Phonics:  The Unit 2 test focusing on long vowels will  be next Tuesday, October 17th.

Spelling: Unit 7  focuses on words with long a, long i, and long o sounds, spelled with the vowel consonant e pattern.  The list of tested words include: state, close, slide, face, globe, pave, size, smoke, flame, broke, prize, skate, smile, plane, and stone. Student will continue to complete analogies, make inferences, and use proofreading skills  as they learn their spelling words. The unit test will be on Friday, October 20th.

Reading:  Students will reading Thunder Cake next week as they compare and analyze texts.

Math:  Students will continue to learn about graphing data as they read, make, and then solve problems using        line plots.   There will be a Go Math Chapter 2 test on Thursday and Simple Solutions quiz on Friday.

Science:  We will be reviewing next week for our unit 1 science test scheduled for next Thursday, October 19th.

Social Studies:  Students had a great time as they experienced what our area was like back in the 1750’s  during our field trip on Tuesday.  I hope you liked a few of the photos from our trip printed above.   Many thanks to the chaperones who helped make this trip possible.

Second Step:   Students will understand that a person can have more than one emotion at a time and sometimes they  are conflicting emotions. Students will role play  how this can occur in different situations.

 

 

 

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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt 10.10.17

October 9th ….Columbus Day No School

October 10th….Isle a la Cache Field trip

October 12th…All School 9 am Mass………October poem to be recited

Religion:  Students will be learning and praying  the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.

Language:   Students will continue to classify simple sentences with a subject noun, verb, and now with adverbs.          They will also work on their interactive grammar notebook.  The October poem will be recited  on Thursday, October 12th.

Phonics:  We will be finishing Unit 2 focusing on long vowels.  The test will probably be next Tuesday.

Reading:  Students  will soon be finished reading and analyzing The Case of the Gasping Garbage.  Some skills that      we have focused on include, motivation,  sequence, comparing and contrasting themes, and citing  evidence from the text.

Math:   We are continuing to learn about graphing data. Students will read, make, and then solve problems using        bar graphs.   There will be a Simple Solutions quiz on Friday.

Science: In class we have a worm composting bin. Students are taking turns feeding and observing them.  Hopefully    by spring we will have great compost.  In science we are also learning how graphs are useful in recording and reading data. The unit 1 science test probably will be next Thursday.

Social Studies:  Students will experience what our area was like back in the 1750’s  during our field trip on Tuesday.    They will  make a flip book to record what they learned and  then have a test about the field trip on Friday, October 13th.

Second Step:   Students will understand that a person can have more than one emotion at a time and sometimes they  are conflicting emotions. Students will role play  how this can occur in different situations.

 

 

 

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Overton News 10/10-10/13

Happy Columbus/Indigenous People Day! I hope you enjoy your long weekend, and come back refreshed and ready for a FIELD TRIP!!!

Language Arts: Students have received October poems! October poems are due on October 27th. There is no spelling test during this short week.

Reading: This week we are still looking for the main idea across multiple texts. As a whole class we are reading a chapter book called Treasures in the trees! Students are continuously reading The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, or Henry Huggins in small groups.

Math: This chapter is all about data tables, graphs, and using both to solve problems. This week we are reviewing all of chapter 2! Our test will be on October 12th. Play our jeopardy game to review! Students will also have review homework next week.

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=1969892

Writing: This week students will learn how to use their peers to edit their writing using a recall and request form. Ask them how the recall and request from is used!

Social Studies: This week we are starting a whole new chapter in social studies! Chapter 3 is all about the people in communities!

Science: This week we will continue Unit 2! In Unit 2 we will learning about the Engineering process!

Please join our class Dojo!! Students gain or lose points throughout the day based on their behavior. Track your student’s day, using our app! If you need a new invite code, please let me know! Students have different incentives based on their points! Ask your student about the possible prizes!

 

Important Dates:

 

October 9:   No School, Columbus Day

October 10:  Isle a la Cache Field trip  8:15-1:30

October 27: October Book Report Due

October 30: October Poems Due

October 31: Classroom Halloween Parties 2-2:45 (more information and sign up to come!)

 

Horray for STEM centers!!

 

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Overton October News!

Language Arts: On Monday, students will recite their September Poems. They will then receive their October poems. October poems are due on October 30th. Spelling test Unit 4 is on Friday.

Reading: This week we are looking for the main idea across multiple texts. Students are continuously reading The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, or Henry Huggins in small groups.

Math: This chapter is all about data tables, graphs, and using both to solve problems. This week we are learning to create bar graphs, solve problems using data, and use and create line plots. We will begin reviewing for the test over unit 2 on Thursday. Our test will be on October 12th. Play our jeopardy game to review! Students will also have review homework next week.

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=1969892

Writing: This week students will learn how to grab their readers attention, add a “heart” to their story, and peer edit their stories. We are still working on personal narratives! If you have any great ideas of stories you child could write about, please remind them!

Social Studies: Last week we finished chapter 2! Chapter 2 is all about different types of communities like rural, urban, and suburban communities. Our Unit 1 test will be on Thursday, October 5th. This week we will continue to review. On Tuesday, your student will come home with a review packet. The jeopardy game currently includes chapter 1, but by Monday evening it will include all of chapter 1 and 2!

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=1942747#.WdFwzLIrJhE

Science: This week we will begin Unit 2! In Unit 2 we will learning about the Engineering process!

Please join our class Dojo!! Students gain or lose points throughout the day based on their behavior. Track your student’s day, using our app! If you need a new invite code, please let me know! Students have different incentives based on their points! Ask your student about the possible prizes!

 

Important Dates:

October 4:   8 am Mass

October 5: Social Studies UNIT 1 Test

October 9:   No School, Columbus Day

October 10:  Isle a la Cache Field trip  8:15-1:30

October 27: October Book Report Due

October 30: October Poems Due

October 31: Classroom Halloween Parties 2-2:45 (more information and sign up to come!)

 

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Third Grade News Room 112 Mrs. Reckwerdt 9.29.17

October 4:   8 am Mass                                                                                                                                                                            October 9:   No School, Columbus Day                                                                                                                                                October 10:  Isle a la Cache Field trip                                                                                                                                                  October 12:  Memorized October poem due/ all school 9 am Mass

Happy Fall!    Today we had a lovely Grandparent/ Grand friend Mass and reception.   The students prepared for the day by working hard to make something special their grandparents.   I enjoyed meeting many wonderful grandparents.

Religion:  Third grade will go to 8am Mass on October 4th111 will have a chapter 2 test on Tuesday, October 3rd112 will have the chapter 3 test on Tuesday, October 3rdStudents will continue to learn how to identify their emotions in Second Step. 

Language:  In Shurley English we will be classifying sentences with subject nouns, verbs and adverbs.

Phonics: We will be learning the long vowel patterns for a, i, and u.

Spelling: In unit 6 Students will be reviewing the skills from units 1-5. The test will be on Friday.

Math:  Students will organize and record data in a variety of ways in chapter 2.  They will however  continue to practice their addition, subtraction, and story problem skills.   There will be a Simple Solution quiz on Friday, October 6th.

Science: Students will be recording data in tables and graphs in our science  chapter.

 

 

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Third Grade News Room 112 September 22, 2017

Religion: Students in 112 will be learning about the second coming of Jesus in chapter 3.  Students in 111 will be learning what Jesus taught about God’s love in chapter 2.    We all will attend the special Grandparent & friends Mass on Friday afternoon at 1:15.

Reading:  Students will continue to focus on characters, their actions and motivations as we read The Case of the Gasping Garbage, chapters 5 and 6 and compare them to characters in different sources.  The first book report is due on September 28th.  Students should  break down the book report assignment into small sections and complete a different section each day.

Phonics:  We will be focusing on the short vowels, o and ethis week. Students  will also be writing a short descriptive paragraph.

Spelling:  Next week’s  Spelling Unit 5 consists of  words, spelled  with the vowels  “ew” or  “oo”.  The spelling test will be on Friday, 9/29. The basic  words  are: crew, loose, news, school, drew, knew, smooth, pool, shoot, threw, roof, fool, chew, balloon, and choose.   A copy of the list will go home on Monday.  Students will  complete analogies, proofread a new story, and  solve riddles  by making inferences.

Math: Students will be reviewing the addition and subtraction strategies that we learned  in this chapter.   The chapter 1 test will be on Wednesday September 27th.

Science:  This week students  made a vermicomposting worm bin.  Everyone helped prepare the bedding.  Students will be putting  in some of their left- over snack garbage  (banana peels, orange rinds, apple cores etc.) a couple of times a week and  by spring we should have some nice compost for the garden.    The 3rd and final part of the Relaxation program will be on Wednesday. A quiz on relaxation will be on Thursday, Sept 28th.

Social Studies:  Students are preparing for our October 10th field trip to Isle a la Cache by reading and doing some simple activities about the Native Americans who lived  in our area long ago.

FYI our service field trip to Feed My Starving Children  will be on November 7th.  We will need 1 parent for every three students to accompany us. ( All parents are welcomed to come,  however some will need to carpool.)    Parent  chaperones will be active helpers as we add ingredients, weigh the bags, and  box the meals. It is a great to experience this with your child.

September 28th: Book report due

September 29th: Grandparents & Friends Day…Mass at 1:15                                                                                                                                          Aug/September prayer will be recited

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

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Overton 9/22

Happy last week of September!

Language Arts: This week in phonics we are working on short and long o and e. Students have brought home their September poem list. Students need to choose 1 poem to memorize during the month of September. On September 29th students will stand up and recite their poem. Spelling test Unit 3 is on Friday.

Reading: This week we are comparing different books that we have read. We are comparing the type of problem solving, the point of view, and the genre.

Math: We are starting a new chapter in math. This chapter is all about data tables, graphs, and using both to solve problems. We will have a mid-chapter checkpoint on Wednesday over the first 3 lessons.

Writing: We have finished our grandparents’ day writing. This week we are really focusing on how to write and introduction and conclusion.

Social Studies: This week we will finish chapter 2! Chapter 2 is all about different types of communities like rural, urban, and suburban communities. This week we will start to review. A jeopardy game will be available in the next newsletter!

Science: This week we are reviewing for our science test. The science test is over unit 1, lesson 1-3. Our tests is Wednesday, 9/27. Play the jeopardy game to review.

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=2281662

If your student receives a grade lower than an 80% they are able to correct their test to receive half of their points back, up to an 80%. The test corrections are due the next school day. This applies to math, science, and social studies tests.

 

Important Dates:

9/24 Homecoming parade

9/27: Science Test

9/29 Grandparent’s day and book reports due!

10/2 Poems due!

 

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Third Grade News Room 112 September 15th, 2017

Religion: Students in 112 will be learning about having faith in God, and the Resurrection of Jesus.   The chapter 2 test will be on Thursday, September 21st. Students in 111 will be reviewing chapter 1 on Monday and have an open book test on Tuesday, September 19th.

A wonderful service field trip to Feed My Starving Children  will be on November 7th.  We will need 1 parent for every three students to accompany us. ( All parents are welcomed to come,  however some will need to carpool.)    Parent  chaperones will be active helpers as we add ingredients, weigh the bags, and  box the meals. It is a great experience! I will be sending home the information about this field trip next week.

Reading:  Next week we will continue to focus on characters, their actions and motivations as we read The Case of the Gasping Garbage, chapters 2 and 3.  Students should be almost finished reading a realistic fiction chapter book for their first book report due on September 28th.  Students should be breaking down the book report assignment into small sections  (such as the drawing of the character, or the setting: when it happened, or setting where it happened, etc.) and complete a different section each day.

Phonics:  We will be focusing on short vowels i, u, and ethis week.

Spelling:  Next week’s  Spelling Unit 4 consists of  words, spelled  with the vowels  “ou” or  “oi”.  The spelling test will be on Friday, 9/22. The tested  words  are: proud, boil, loud, house, join, cloud, sound, voice, oil, round, point, south, found, soil, and ground.   A copy of the list will go home on Monday.  Students will  complete analogies, proofread passages, and understand idioms.

Language: Students have been learning the parts of the writing process, types of sentences,  end marks,  subject  and predicates, capitalization and punctuation rules, prefixes and suffixes, compound words, and  forming plurals.  There will be a morning worksheet test over these skills on Wednesday, September 20th.

Math: Students will now  be using the estimation, mental, and place value strategies that we learned earlier in this chapter with subtraction.   The chapter 1 test probably will be on Tuesday September 19th.

Science:  The 2nd part of the Relaxation program will be on Wednesday. A quiz on types of Scientific tools will also be  on Wednesday.   Students will then learn about using  and recording data in tables and graphs.

Social Studies:   Discussion and activities about 9-11 this week postponed our lessons on 3 cities which are very different depending upon their location until next week. 

September 22nd:  Homecoming Pep Rally

September 28th: Book report due

September 29th: Grandparents & Friends Day…Mass at 1:15                                                                                                                                          Aug/September prayer will be recited

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

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Overton News 9/15

Can you believe we’re already half way through September? I can’t!

Language Arts: Next week we will take a phonics “check up” over short and long vowels as well as short and long g and c. Students have brought home their September poem list. Students need to choose 1 poem to memorize during the month of September. On September 29th students will stand up and recite their poem. There is no spelling test this week!

Reading: Next week in reading we will continue to focus on characters actions and how they affect and contribute to the story. We will be reading The Case of the Gasping Garbage. So far we have read 5 chapters! Ask you students what was in the Gasping Garbage Can!

Math: Next week we will be learning how to problem solve word problems. After, we will be reviewing for our test, which is scheduled for Thursday, 9/21. Play the jeopardy game to review!

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=1944524#.Wa62wrnXvcs

Writing: This week we are working on using a check list to check our stories, edit, and revise. We are also going to begin a grandparent’s day writing piece.

Social Studies: This week we will continue chapter 2! Chapter 2 is all about different types of communities like rural, urban, and suburban communities.

Supplies!: We could really use some thick black expo markers for students to use white boards! We also need more small 12 oz hand sanitizer! If you have time and would like to donate either to our class, please send them in with your student at any time! Thanks in advance!

 

Important Dates:

9/21 Math Test

 

9/22 Homecoming pep rally

9/24 Homecoming parade

9/29 Grandparent’s day and book reports due!

10/2 Poems due!

 

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Third Grade News Room 112 September 8, 2017

Religion: Students will be learning about The Kingdom of God, having faith in God, and the Resurrection of Jesus.

Reading:  Next week we will continue to focus on characters, their actions and motivations as we read The Lemonade War.  Students should be reading a realistic fiction chapter book for their first book report due on September 28th.

Phonics:  We will be reviewing  unit 1 on Tuesday and have the test on Wednesday.

Spelling:  Next week the Spelling Unit 3 consists of short u words, spelled either with a “u” or an “o”.  The spelling test will be on Friday. The tested  words  are: lunch, until, cover, buzz, become, stuff, nothing, dull, month, study, love, uncle, cuff, none, and under.   A copy of the list will go home on Tuesday. Students will also learn about digraphs,  complete analogies and proofread passages.

Language: Students are learning the parts of the writing process, types of sentences, end marks, capitalization and punctuation rules, prefixes and suffixes, compound words, and a few rules about forming plurals.

Math: Students will be having the mid chapter check-up on Wednesday to see if they understand the properties of addition and rounding to tens and hundreds. We played several games to reinforce these skills.

Science:  The 3 part Relaxation  program begins Wednesday. After the program  ask your child to share some helpful relaxation techniques.  Next week we will review scientific tools, make a model,  and talk about the scientific method.

Social Studies: Students will continue to learn that cities might be very different depending upon their location.

 

    The  St. Cletus Fall Fest is here!   Please plan on attending/ participating/ volunteering with your family this weekend.

September 11:  No School  Monday

September 12: Picture Day

  Specials:   A Day:  Gym & Spanish    B Day:  Art & Music    C Day:  TLC & Spanish    D Day:  Gym & Science Lab        E Day:   Music                            F Day:   TLC &  Library

Have  a wonderful Fall Fest weekend!

Mrs. Carol Reckwerdt

 

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Overton News 9/8!

Here is what we have planned for next week:

Language Arts: Next week we will continue our first phonics unit! This week in phonics we will be learning about short and long letters. Students have brought home their September poem list. Students need to choose 1 poem to memorize during the month of September. On September 29th students will stand up and recite their poem. There is no spelling test this week!

Reading: Next week in reading we will continue to focus on characters actions and how they affect and contribute to the story. We will be reading The Case of the Gasping Garbage. So far we have read 5 chapters! Ask you students what was in the Gasping Garbage Can!

Math: Next week we will be learning mental math strategies for subtraction, how to use place value to subtract, combining place values to subtract, and problem solving using addition and subtraction. We will begin reviewing for our test the next week. Our chapter test will be on 9-21. Use our jeopardy game to review!

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=1944524#.Wa62wrnXvcs

Writing: This week we are still working on using a graphic organizer to plan our stories and use the plan to write our stories. We have also talked about different ways to craft your story to make it more interesting to read.

Social Studies: This week we will start chapter 2! Chapter 2 is all about different types of communities like rural, urban, and suburban communities.

Supplies!: We could really use some thick black expo markers for students to use white boards! We also need more small 12 oz hand sanitizer! If you have time and would like to donate either to our class, please send them in with your student at any time! Thanks in advance!

 

Important Dates:

9/8: 1pm dismissal

9/7-9/11 FALL FEST!

9/11 No school

9/12 PICTURE DAY

9/22 Homecoming pep rally

9/24 Homecoming parade

9/29 Grandparent’s day and book reports due!

10/2 Poems due!

 

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Third Grade News 112 September 1st

                                                                                    I hope you enjoy the photos  of our class doing a STEM activity.                                                                                                                                                     Religion:   The 8 am Mass schedule is approved.  We will be going to 8 am Mass once a month usually on the first Wednesday.  The dates were sent home in the Friday Folder. They are:  9/6,  10/4,  11/8,  12/6,   1/10,  2/7,   2/28,  4/4,  and 5/2.  Students will go directly to church on our Mass days unless they have before care.   Also in the Friday Folder a note about being “Top Dog” was included.

Reading:  Next week we will be focusing on character, their actions and motivations as we read a chapter of the Lemonade War.  Students should be finding and reading a realistic fiction chapter book for their first book report.   I will provide students a book report form. The book report will be due on Monday,  September 25th.poetry

Phonics:    We will be reviewing consonant sounds and identifying words that have hard and soft c and g next week. Hopefully we can wrap up  unit 1 and have the test next Friday.

Spelling:  Next week we will work on Spelling Unit 2 consisting of short o and e words.  The 2nd unit test will be on Friday. The list of words will go home on Tuesday.

Language: Students will be using two basic programs that teach grammar: the morning  worksheet packet and Shurley English.  Writing skills will covered  in our new reading series ReadyGen, in Shurley English and especially with  Ms. Overton.  Students will switch classrooms and go to room 111 to focus on writing skills with Ms. Overton. Students will begin switching next week.   Remember the selected September poem  will be recited on 9/7.

Math:  The  second Simple Solution quiz  will be on Thursday, 9/7 .  I was very happy with how well the students did on the first quiz.  Next week students will continue to learn more  addition properties, and rounding in  Go Math.

Science:  I am excited about the upcoming  in-school Relaxation  program to go with the third grade health unit.  Students will learn simple techniques that they can do to help ease headaches, butterflies in tummies, cramped fingers, etc.  The information and permission slip went home on Thursday.  I would appreciate that the form and fee be returned by September 6th.  Next week we will be learning more about using models in science and tools that scientists use.

Social Studies:  Reminder the  field trip permission slips and fees are due September 6th  for our  October 10th  trip to the Isle a la Cache Living Museum.  In class we have started learning about  different types of maps, useful resources, and important citizenship skills.  Next week we will be learning  that a community  is a place where people live, work,  and have fun.

        112    Specials:   A Day:  Gym & Spanish    B Day:  Art & Music    C Day:  TLC & Spanish    D Day:  Gym & Science                          Lab        E Day:   Music     F Day:   TLC &  Library

The great St. Cletus Fall Fest is almost here!   Please plan on attending/ participating/ volunteering with your family.  Fall Fest dates are September 7 -10th.

FYI:  No school on Monday September 4th…Labor Day.

1:00  Early dismissal on Friday September 8th

No School  Monday September 11th.

 

Please remember to feel free to contact me about any concerns that you may have.

Have  a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Mrs. Carol Reckwerdt

 

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Third Grade Room 112 News

WELCOME to THIRD GRADE!!!!!!  We are off to a great start.

This week students had fun as they  participated in a tough challenge.  They needed to figure out how to work cooperatively to make a pyramid of cups without using their hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion:  This week we began chapter 1, “God Sends Us His Own Son,” in our religion text. Students were understanding that Jesus is God. He is the second part of the Blessed Trinity, God the Son.  The class also earned that God  becoming man is called the Incarnation.    Today, as we will do most Fridays,  the class prepared for the Sunday Mass by listening to the Gospel and then solving puzzles in the Worship Bulletin to review God’s message.  I will pass on to you the 8 am Mass schedule as soon as it is approved.  We will be going to 8 am Mass once a month.   Throughout the year everyone will have the opportunity to be our Weekend Mass Reporter. This year students will be required to learn the monthly payer that we say every day in school.  This month the prayer is a nice blessing that we say daily.  I’ll send home a copy on Monday.

Reading:  Our new reading program is ReadyGen by Pearson.  Students will be exploring quality literature as they become proficient in reading and writing skills. Next week we will focus on character as we read a chapter of the Lemonade War. poetry

Phonics:    We are working on identifying consonant and vowel sounds. Next week the focus will be on soft and hard c and g.

Spelling: We have upgraded our spelling program to ” Spelling Connections.”  We will work on Spelling Unit 1 consisting of short a and i words.  The 1st unit test will be on Friday. The list of words went home on 8/25.

Language: Students will be memorizing and the reciting a monthly poem in third grade.   They were given a paper with 10 poems and need to select one to memorize.  They will be recited on 9/7.

Math:  The first Simple Solution quiz  will be on Thursday, 8/31 .   Next week students will be learning the addition properties, and rounding in  Go Math.

Science: We have begun the first chapter in our text about science inquiry.  In class students participated in a demonstration where they learned how much sugar there is in a can of Coca Cola.   (8tsp)    This should help students  make an informed choice when selecting beverages.

Social Studies:   The third graders will be going on a field trip on October 10th to the Isle a la Cache Living Museum. This is a fabulous interactive experience where the children will learn about the Native Americans who lived here in the 1750’s  and the French Fur traders who came to our area to trade for beaver skins with the Potawatomi.   A few chaperones are needed for this trip. If you are interested please indicate that on the permission slip.   Permission slips and fees are due September 6th.   Don’t worry if you are unable to attend this trip.  We will have another field trip on November 7th to Feed My Starving Children and I will need  at least 5 chaperones to accompany us.

        112    Specials:

   A Day:  Gym & Spanish

   B Day:  Art & Music

   C Day:  TLC & Spanish

   D Day:  Gym & Science Lab

   E Day:   Music

   F Day:   TLC &  Library

 

The great St. Cletus Fall Fest is almost here!   Please plan on attending/ participating/ volunteering with your family.  Fall Fest dates are September 7 -10th.

FYI:  No school on Monday September 4th…Labor Day and  Monday September 11th.

 

Always  feel free to contact me about any concerns that you may have.

Have  great weekend!

Mrs. Carol Reckwerdt

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Third Grade Room 111!

We made it through the first week! This week we got to know each other, did some team building, discussed rules we wanted and procedures, and had a lot of fun! Here is what we have planned for next week:

Language Arts: Next week we will start our first phonics unit! This week in phonics we will be learning about initial consonants, middle consonants, and ending consonant patterns. Students have brought home their September poem list. Students need to choose 1 poem to memorize during the month of September. On September 29th students will stand up and recite their poem.

Reading: Next week in reading we will be focusing on characters actions and how they affect and contribute to the story. We will be reading sections from Lemonade War. This week we will also start small reading groups.

Math: This week in math we are talking about the commutative property of addition, the identity property of addition, the associative property of addition rounding to the nearest ten and hundred, and estimating sums.

Writing: Last week we decorated our writing notebooks to get ready for our unit on personal narratives. Students can draw story inspirations from the decorations and pictures added to their journals! This week we will be talking about strategies to generate story ideas. Talk to your student about memories they could write about!

Social Studies: Our social studies topic this year is communities. We start off the year by talking about what a community is, what makes a community, and different types of communities.

Science: Our first science lessons are all about what is science. Students are asked to start thinking “scientifically”!

HOMEWORK: Most days students will have 1 page of math that correlates with the lesson of the day and 1 page of grammar to complete. Students should also be reading every night for 15 minutes. Homework should only take your student about 30 minutes. If it is taking a really long time, please send them in with a note and we can work on it together the next day! Most Fridays we will NOT have homework! 🙂 If a student doesn’t complete work during the day, that could also be homework.

Students have been given a field trip form. These forms should be returned ASAP! We are going to Isle a la Cache Living Museum on October 10th. We will leave at 8:15 and will return in the afternoon. Please send a paper bagged lunch with your student. If you would like to chaperone please indicate it on your field trip form! The field trip cost $10 for students and is free for chaperones.

This week we did a lot of “challenges” to work on team building! The first challenge was to make the tallest tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows!

 

We had another challenge to make a creation out of pipe-cleaners and aluminum foil. Students voted on their favorite creation!

 

Specials List:

A  Day……… Gym

B  Day……… Music and TLC

C  Day……… Art and Spanish

D  Day……… Library and Gym

E   Day ……. Music and Science Lab

F   Day………Spanish and TLC

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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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