Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happenings

As we get ready for the Thanksgiving break, I want to let you know that I am thankful for the opportunity to help your kids learn and grow each day. Each one brings special strengths and talents to the classroom. I am also thankful for the support and guidance you provide your child. Your partnership makes my job easier. I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

We have been busy - here are some areas we've been working on:

Ask me about...

Our read aloud book, A-Z Mysteries: Sleepy Hollow Sleepover
My personal narrative
How I'm doing on Qwertytown
Times 10, 1, and 0 multiplication facts
Being flexible, persistent, and having empathy
Khan Academy Math
What I'm reading in school and what I'm working on as I read

I'm learning about...

Making predictions, picturing, and trying new genres when I read
Calculating elapsed time
Figuring out multi-step number stories
How the Native American tribes lived: Iroquois, Inuit, and Tlingit so far
Multi-digit addition and subtraction
Writing leads, using quotation marks and storytelling vs. reporting

Important dates... 

Book Fair is all next week. A flyer is coming home today with the dates and times. 
3A will be shopping on Monday from 12:45-1:15

Monday, November 20, 2017

Homework, Monday 11/20/17

Monday
Reading: Read for at least 20 minutes
Social Studies: Interpret and answer questions about the graph

Monday, November 13, 2017

Homework, Week of November 13, 2017

Monday
Reading: read for at least 20 minutes
Math: Practice x10 multiplication facts for a quiz on Friday;
IXL 3rd Grade Math due by Friday: A.10, C.8, F.11, I.1 & I.2

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at SMS November 27-December 1!
We are looking for volunteers to help with:
- Set up on Nov. 21 from 12:00-3:00
- Cashiers and restocking shelves during the school day 8:30-12:00 and 11:45-3:10 time slots.
- Packing the fair on Friday from 11:00-2:30
If you can help at the fair please use this link below to sign up. We hope to see you at the fair. The profits we make from the fair go back into SMS classrooms and the library. Thank you for all your support! 
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=strathammemorialschool

Tuesday
Reading: read for at least 20 minutes

Math: Practice x10 multiplication facts for a quiz on Friday;
IXL 3rd Grade Math due by Friday: A.10, C.8, F.11, I.1 & I.2


Wednesday
Reading: read for at least 20 minutes
Math: Practice x10 multiplication facts for a quiz on Friday;
IXL 3rd Grade Math due by Friday: A.10, C.8, F.11, I.1 & I.2

Thursday
Reading: read for at least 20 minutes
Math: Extending Addition and Subtraction Facts;
Practice x10 multiplication facts for a quiz on Friday;
IXL 3rd Grade Math due by Friday: A.10, C.8, F.11, I.1 & I.2

Monday, November 6, 2017

Homework, Week of 11/6/17

Monday
Reading: Read for at least 20 minutes
Math: Practice Exploring number patterns (2-sided sheet)

Tuesday
Reading: Read for at least 20 minutes
Math: Practice Times 0 and times 1

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Homework, Week of 10/30/17

Monday
No school

Tuesday
Reading: Read for at least 20 minutes
Math: Candy sort - sort candy by whatever pattern you see and write down the groupings

Wednesday
Reading: Read for at least 20 minutes
Math: Practice with division - I encouraged them to use M&Ms or Skittles or other small pieces of candy to work it out; Also, 3rd Grade IXL which will be due Friday: A.4, B.4, F.1, F.2, BB.1

Friday, October 27, 2017

Happenings

We're learning about

Multiplication & Division
Blends and syllables
How to tap out sounds in words
How to make predictions in our reading
How to empathize with the main character
Ongoing: What questions to ask to check comprehension: Who is in this part; what just happened; does this fit with something that already happened or is this new?
How to quietly transition in the classroom

Ask me about

The books we've read aloud or are reading aloud: Shredderman 2: Attack of the TaggerStone Fox
How to make an array
What I'm writing
My Fall poem
iReady

Reminders

Next week we start conferences; November 1st is an early release, as is November 8th.
November 9th there is no school for a teacher in-service. November 10th is off for the Veteran's Day holiday.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fall conferences 2017

Please take a look at the schedule. If you need a different day or time, please let me know and we can figure out something.

Monday, October 30th, 8:00 a.m. __Claudia Tobon & Rich Carroll________


Tuesday, October 31st, 8:00 a.m. _Jodi Clark-Lawton__________________


Wednesday, November 1st
Time
Name
8:00-8:15
Lisa Lombardi
1:10-1:25
Erin Sparks
1:30-1:45
Solomiia Tsymbal
1:50-2:05

2:10-2:25

2:30-2:45
Amy & Jack Tull
2:50-3:05
Kate Connors
3:10-3:25
Lisa Russell
3:30-3:45
Allison Knab
3:50-4:10

4:15-4:30
Ketti & Jason Sweeney


Monday, November 6th, 8:10 a.m. _Kari & Brad Jeffrey___________


Tuesday, November 7th, 8:10 a.m. ____________________________  


Wednesday, November 8th
Time
Name
8:10-8:15
Denise & Neil Bergeron
1:10-1:25
Krista Labrasca
1:30-1:45

1:50-2:05

2:10-2:25

2:30-2:45

2:50-3:05

3:10-3:25

3:30-3:45

3:50-4:05
Aisha Camillo
4:10-4:25
The Rothfuss Family