What's Happening in Room 321 Mrs. L.H.'s Class
Here you will find a short overview of our plans for the week. For specific questions or concerns, please send me an email.
September 29-October 3, 2014
Reading Rotation Class (Note this is not my homeroom)
I will spend two weeks on each story to include spelling words, skills, and comprehension strategies. We are beginning a new story this week, so spelling homework sheets will be sent home daily.
Our story this week is My Rows and Piles of Coins..
In this story, Saruni helps his mother sell her goods at the market every Saturday. After each day of sales, she gives him a few coins to spend on anything he wants. Saruni has bigger plans for his money, and a dream to help his mother.
Genre: realistic fiction- A story that is not true, but could really happen
Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues
Comprehension Skill: Character and setting
Read for twenty minutes each evening
Week One: Homework spelling sheets
Week Two: Spelling Contract- This is our second week with this story, so homework is the contract.
(ELA standards: Accuracy and Fluency 3E1a.4: Read aloud independently from guided reading level P books that they have previewed silently on their own, using intonation, pauses and emphasis that
signal the meaning of the text.)
Reading Groups:Students will read the leveled readers associated with our weekly story.
In reading groups, we are using graphic organizers to aid our reading comprehension as we focus on fluency, summarizing, predicting and inferring.
(3E1c: Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text
Students read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of
children’s literature. At Grade 3, students read a wide variety of fiction,
such as classic and contemporary literature, historical2013 fiction, fantasy,
science fiction, folklore, mythology, poetry, songs, plays, and other
This week, our grammar practice consists of identifying and writing sentences that are commands and sentences that are exclamations. We are also learning about complex sentences.
(3E2c: English Language Conventions
Students write using Standard English conventions appropriate to the
3rd grade level.)
Writing a sequential story.
Our words this week are words with -oy and -ow. ---------------->
(3E2c.8: Spell correctly one-syllable words that have blends (such as walk, play,
blend), contractions (such as isn’t, can’t), compounds, common spelling
patterns (such as qu-; changing win to winning; changing the ending of the
word from –y to –ies to make a plural, such as cherry/cherries), and common
homophones (words that sound the same but have different spelling, such
Math (This is my homeroom class)
Generally, we cover a topic lesson in one or two days before lunch.
Lessons and remedial help are available on-line at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com. Your student can log-on with their four-letter, four-number username, and the password: student14.
Monday: Topic 1 re-test
Tuesday:Topic 2 Lesson 1 Addition
Wednesday: Topic 2 Lesson 2
Thursday: Topic 2 Lesson 3
Friday: Topic 2 Lesson 4
After lunch, we have math practice and review, except on Tuesdays when we go to Math Lab for problem solving.
(3.M.1a: read, write, and interpret the place value for each digit in whole numbers up to 10,000;
Example: Write 463 for the number stated verbally or written as “four hundred sixty-three.” Explain that the 6 in 463 represents 6 tens or 60.)
Please listen to your child read the Home/School Connection one night this week, and discuss the included questions. It goes home on Monday, but is not due until Friday.
This weeks Home/School Connection: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Focus: Main Idea and details
Social Studies: Third grade classes rotate on a weekly basis. This week, Mrs. Halpin's class is in SS.
This week, we are learning about urban, suburban, and rural communities and how to identify them.
(3SS3: History and Culture
Students draw from historical and community resources to describe how the events and the environment influence the growth and change of communities.)
- Read for twenty minutes each night.
- Read and complete the Home/School Connection one night (due Friday)
- IXL.com for math practice for at least one hour per week.
- Math as assigned in planner. (Usually once or twice weekly)