Week of 10/2!

I can…
Reading- infer and find the evidence in a text!
Writing- publish a realistic fiction OR science fiction, write a quality conclusion, and write a quality CE-I-E-I!
Math-describe and use the commutative and associative properties of multiplication

Theme 3 Test/theme 3 writing pieces due: Tuesday, October 3rd
Theme 3 Wonder Wednesday: Wednesday, October 4th
Weekly Math Quiz: Friday, October 8th
Quarter 1 Independent Reading goals: Last day for AR quizzes is October 13th!

Theme 3: What is Light?

Theme 3: What is Light?
Making Inferences
Big Idea: Inferring means you use what you know to help you understand what you are reading. This process involves taking the information from the text and combining it with what you already know to form a new idea.

Review: Ask Questions
Big Idea- In order to ask a quality question, you first have to know the main idea of a passage or section. The main idea is what the paragraph/section is mostly about. Your question should be related to the main idea.

Target Skill: Rhythm and Rhyme
Big Idea: Rhyming words have the same vowel and consonant ending
Example: see-bee, eat-feet, Sam-ham

Grammar: Compound Sentences
Big Idea: two complete sentences that are joined by a conjunction. Example: She went to the movie, and she did her homework. (common conjunctions: and, but, or)
Declarative Sentences
Big Idea: these types of sentences are statements. Example: She likes going to school everyday.
Interrogative Sentences
Big Idea: these types of sentences are questions. Example: What are you doing today after school?

Word Study Week 1: Long Vowel Sound
Big Idea: A word has a long vowel sound if you hear a,e,i,o, or u. Examples: Bake and light
Word Study Week 2: ch, sh, th, and wh words (consonant digraph)

Writing:
Realistic Fiction
Big Idea: This writing genre is a made up story; however, it could actually happen in real life. These stories have: characters, plots (beginnings, middles, and ends), settings (where the story takes place), and often times a theme (central message).
Ideas
Big Idea: All paragraphs have a main idea, and the details in the paragraph all support that idea.

Theme 3 Test: Tuesday, October 3rd
Theme 3 Writing pieces: Realistic Fiction and Science Fiction (Students will choose one to publish and turn in on October 3rd)

Week of 9/25!

I can…
Reading- infer! *Theme 3 blog post coming soon!
Writing- write a realistic fiction and a science fiction! *After the theme 3 test, students will be able to choose which piece they want to publish and turn in for a grade. In addition to these two writing pieces, students will also continue working on their magnet reports.
Math- find an unknown in multiplication/division problems and describe the commutative and associative properties!
Science- explain patterns of motion!

Wednesday, September 27th: 3rd Grade Hult Field trip 9:00-10:30
Friday, September 29th: Weekly Math Quiz
Book Fair Dress up days: Mustache Monday (wear a disguise), Tumbleweed Tuesday (wear pajamas), Wild West Wednesday (crazy hair or hat day), Gold Rush Thursday (wear gold/yellow), and Cowboy up Friday (western wear)

Week of September 18th!

I can…
Reading- ask quality questions!
Writing- publish my biography/autobiography or personal narrative, and write a quality introduction for my report!
Math- use fact families to solve for an unknown!
Science- research facts about magnetism and describe forces other than magnetism!

*Theme 2 reading test: September 19th
*Theme 2 Wonder Wednesday: September 20th from 7:50-8:40 (Parents who have been fingerprinted are welcome to attend! If you are interested in participating and have not been fingerprinted yet, please contact Ms. Kamin)
*Weekly Math Quiz: September 22nd

Big Ideas: Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division Key Ideas:
5 X 3 means 5 groups of 3
3 X 5 means 3 groups of 5
15 ÷ 5 means 15 split into 5 groups
15 ÷ 3 means 15 split into 3 groups
**When using an array to represent a multiplication or division problem, the number of rows represents the number of groups.

Theme 2: Life in Many Places

Theme 2: Ask Questions
Big Idea- Asking questions help you understand a new idea. In order to ask a quality question, you first have to know the main idea of a passage or section. The main idea is what the paragraph/section is mostly about. Your question should be related to the main idea.

Review:: Making Connections
Big Idea- When you make connections, you connect the ideas from a reading to what you already know.

Grammar: Compound subjects and predicates
Compound subjects- two or more subjects
Example: Sara and Susan went to the movie. (Sara and Susan)
Compound predicate- two or more predicates
Example: Sara went to the movie and ate popcorn. (went to the movie and ate popcorn)
Grammar: Compound Sentences
Two complete sentences combined with a conjunction (AND, BUT, OR)
Example: Sara and Susan went to the movie, and they got popcorn!

Word Study week 1: Consonant Blends
Bid Idea: two or more consonants that blend together, but you still hear all the consonant sounds. Example: West (st) and drain (dr)
Word Study week 2: Word Families
Big Idea: Words that rhyme and have the same vowel and consonant ending. Example: train and rain

Writing: Biography
Big Idea- Biographies are pieces written about a person. They contain facts and important details about the person’s life!

Theme 2 Writing pieces (*students will write both; however, they can decide which one to turn in for a grade)
Biography/Autobiography
Personal Narrative

The theme 2 test will be Tuesday, September 19t!

This Week!

I can…
Reading- ask quality questions about a text! *Theme 2 blog post coming soon!
Writing- write an autobiography and a personal narrative!
Math- multiply and divide using a variety of different strategies! *blog post coming soon!
Science- I can describe characteristics of magnets!

*We will have a weekly math quiz on Friday! You can click on the common core tab to see what standards could appear on the quiz. For extra practice with these standards, check out commoncoresheets.com!
*Theme 2 reading test will be on Tuesday, September 19th!
*After the theme test, your student will publish ONE of their writing pieces to turn in for a grade.
*Students will have until October 13th to meet their quarter 1 AR goal! 🙂

Week of September 5th!

I can…
Reading- make connections and find the proof in a text!
Writing- publish a question and answer writing piece!
Math- demonstrate what it means to multiply and divide by using number lines!
Science- describe how magnets work!

Reminders:
Picture Day- Tuesday, September 5th
Theme 1 test- Wednesday, September 6th
Field Trip around the town- Wednesday, September 6th (12:20-2:00)
Progress Reports Sent Home- Friday, September 8th

Theme 1: Community Spirit

Below you will find a summary of the skills from our first reading theme. All of these skills are taught in the classroom during our reading block! The theme 1 reading test will be on Wednesday, September 6th!

Theme 1: Making Connections
Big Idea- When you make connections, you connect the ideas from a reading to what you already know.

Grammar- Subjects and Predicates
Big Idea: The subject of the sentence it the “who or what” the sentence is about. The predicate of the sentence has the verb and tells “what the subject is doing.”
Example: The boy ran to get the mail.
Subject = The boy
Predicate = ran to get the mail.
Example: She is very happy.
Subject = She
Predicate = is very happy

Target Skill- Hyperbole
Big Idea: A hyperbole is an exaggeration.
Example: The park has more trees than a jungle.

Writing- Story
Big Idea: A story has characters, a setting, a plot, and often a theme (lesson the character/reader learns)!

Theme 1 writing pieces:
Humorous Fiction and Question and Answer
*Normally, your student would write a piece for each of these genres. However, since this is the first theme, the students are only responsible for a question and answer piece. These pieces were written during our writing block and will be turned in after they are published (on September 6th after the theme 1 reading test).