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.
April 6, 2015
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, so this week's spelling homework will be a spelling sheet each day..
Our story this week is Volcanoes: Nature's Incredible Fireworks.
An active volcano destroys everything in its path. It
can be a deadly force of nature even though it may
look magnificent from a distance. Volcanoes occur
because of the way that the surface of Earth moves
over the melted rock below. The same forces cause
earthquakes. Volcanoes happen where pressure builds
so great that some of the melted rock comes to the
surface. We still don’t know how to predict when they
will blow, but we know they will!
Genre: Expository non-fiction
Vocabulary Strategy: dictionary
Comprehension Skill: Compare and Contrast
Read for twenty minutes each evening
Week One: Spelling Worksheets
Week Two: 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 focuses on verb tenses and using them correctly.
(3E2c: English Language Conventions
Students write using Standard English conventions appropriate to the
3rd grade level.)
Our words this week have silent letters. ---------------->
(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 11 Review
Wednesday: Topic 11 Test
Thursday: Topic 12 Introduction and Lesson 1 (Fractions)
Friday: Topic 12 Lesson 2
After lunch, we have math practice and review, except on Tuesdays when we go to Math Lab for problem solving.
(3.M.1g: explain and solve problems involving the sum or difference of
two whole numbers up to
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:Butch O'Hare
Focus:Cause and Effect
Social Studies: Third grade classes rotate on a weekly basis. This week, Miss Wharton's class is in SS.
This week we are reading Flat Stanley in Capital Commotion and learning about the three branches of government.
- Read for twenty minutes each night.
- Read and complete the Home/School Connection one night (due Friday, this week)
- IXL.com for math practice for at least one hour per week.
- Math as assigned in planner.