What's Happening in Room 321 Mrs. L.H.'s Class
Welcome to a new school year! Here you will find a short overview of our plans for the week. For specific questions or concerns, please send me an email.
September 15-19, 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 finishing up this story this week.
Our story this week is If You Made a Million..
This non-fiction selection uses elements of fantasy to teach the value of numbers through money.
Genre: nonfiction- a story that teaches the reader.
Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues
Comprehension Skill: Realism and Fantasy
Read for twenty minutes each evening
Complete weekly spelling 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 identifying and writing sentences that are statements and sentences that are questions. We also practice capitalization, punctuation, and subject/predicate identification.
(3E2c: English Language Conventions
Students write using Standard English conventions appropriate to the
3rd grade level.)
Writing a friendly letter.
Our words this week are words with vowel digraphs. ---------------->
(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. After lunch, we have math review, except on Tuesdays when we go to Math Lab for problem solving.
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 Lesson 6 Ordering Numbers
Tuesday: Topic 1 Lesson 7 Counting Money
Wednesday: Topic 1 Lesson 8 Making Change
Thursday: Topic 1 Lesson 9 Problem Solving- Organized List
Friday: Topic Review
(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: A Fire on the Mountain
Social Studies: Third grade classes rotate on a weekly basis. This week, Mrs. McCorkel's class is in SS. My class is in Computer Lab this week.
We are learning about communities. What are they? How are they alike and different all over the world? What are the responsibilities of good community citizens?.
(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)