Guess What We Did!
I have several announcements this week, and apologize my communication has not been as regular in the last few weeks. What can I say, the last couple months of school get crazy!
ISATS are going well, and have almost wrapped up for third grade. Next week we will have one more testing session for everyone, and after that just make-up tests wherever we can fit those in.
All regular homework assignments have ended except spelling. I will do spelling for probably two more weeks, and then that will end as well. While I am thinking about it, here are the spelling words for next week: direction, question, creature, furniture, division, collision, action, culture, vacation, mansion, fiction, feature, sculpture, vision, and celebration. The challenge words are: fascination, legislature, manufacture, possession, and declaration.
I am also announcing our Final Book Order. You can go online now and look for new books to help stock up for summer. Remember, just use our class code: QJ39G and go to: https://clubs.scholastic.com. On Monday some flyers will go home with the red group. Blue group can check with Mrs. Tams first to see if she is doing an end of the year order. All orders with me must be placed by Monday the 7th so they can have plenty of time to arrive before the last day of school.
Career Day will be Monday May 21st. It sounds like a lot of fun, but we need your help! If you can take any time that morning to come in and share what you do in your career, please fill out the form that went home with your students or ask for another to be sent home. All forms need to be returned by May 4th.
May 22nd and 23rd will be our 3rd grade field trips. More information coming soon...
Finally, our last big assignment went home today! Please check with students for the paper I send home about their Human Body Science Project. I am also attaching a copy here:
If you have questions come up please feel free to email or message me. Here are a whole bunch of pictures to give you ideas on what these projects could be. It is really wide open!
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Challenge words: bamboo mildew soothe barefoot renewal
I want to thank all of you wonderful parents for all of you support of our fundraisers these last few weeks. They have been incredibly successful, and you have made all the difference!
This is the last week for Krispy Kreme donuts, so if you are still interested in those feel free to order a dozen by Wednesday, or send your child with a dollar on Thursday. They sell out quickly in the mornings, so dozens or more must be pre-ordered.
Lastly, I hate to even bring this up just because of the timing, but I am trying really hard to get all the resources into this classroom which it needs, and have started a Donorschoose project to get 5 tablets into the classroom. If you are not feeling completely tapped out (which after all the fundraising you might be), you are welcome to take a look at my page. I am hoping to get a lot of the funding just from Donorschoose itself, but any little bit can help. The cool thing is during the next 7 days anyone who donates and enters promo code LIFTOFF will have their donation matched by the website. So even just $5 will give $10 towards the project.
Here is the link, but again no pressure at all. You guys have all been awesome!
For math this week have your student follow a recipe to make something in the kitchen. Try to pick a recipe with lots of fractions in it. For example, ½ teaspoon, ¾ cups, 1/3 cup, etc. As an additional challenge, they could try doubling or halving the recipe. This will give them real-life experience using factions that we have talked about in class. Make sure to sign on their homework page when they have done this.
ceiling neighbor either eighteen height
neither weight leisure protein freight
receive weigh deceive sleigh conceited
receipt eightieth neighborly deceitful featherweight
bakery--a place where bread and cake are made and sold
batch--a group of items
boils--to heat a liquid until it starts to bubble and give off steam
braided--three or four strands woven together
dough--flour and liquid mixed together to make bread, biscuits, and pastry
ingredients--items or materials that something is made from
mixture--the combination of things mixed or blended together
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road rode stair stare bear
bare write right new knew
their there they’re weather whether
circus--a show that includes acrobats, clowns, and trained animals
nibbling--eating or biting in a quick, gently way
difficult--hard to do; not easy to understand
pier--a walkway that stretches out over water
swallow--the action that causes food to pass from the mouth to the stomach
soars--rises high in the air
bouquet--a bunch of flowers
Math is a separate page sent home to practice area (the space inside the shape) and perimeter (the outline of the shape).
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video studio violin duo patio
rodeo pioneer trio stadium audio
audience radiate cereal Creole recreation
cotton--cloth made from cotton fibers
festival--a celebration or holiday
graceful--showing beauty in movement
handkerchief--a square piece of cloth used to wipe the face or nose
paces--steps in walking
pale--light in shade or color
rhythm--a repeated beat, sound, or motion
snug--fitting closely; tight
Students homework will go home on Monday, but for now here are their new vocabulary and spelling words.
valley--an area of low land between hills or mountains
reeds--long, tall grasses with leaves and hollow stems
echoed--repeated a sound
gully--a narrow ditch made by flowing water
scrambled--moved or climbed quickly
clutched--grasped or held tightly
thatch--straw used as a roof covering
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simple instant inspect pilgrim contrast
explode district address substance children
merchant embrace purchase curtsy contract
We would like to have some fun Valentines activities for the kids on Wednesday the 14th, and are looking for volunteers this time around who would like to be in charge of those.
Ideally our activities will take about an hour and go from 12:30-1:30. We could have some friendshipping games, Valentines stories (I have books if you just want to come and read), and an art or craft project. Another station with a healthy snack would be fun. Please send me an email right away if you are interested in helping.
After our afternoon recess students can come in and exchange valentines, so they can start getting those ready. I know so many of my students have been asking about that! Just send them with a bag or box on Wednesday that they can collect their new Valentines in. It can be decorated if they would like.
A list of class names will go home tomorrow.
Read Every Day!
Read the following words with your child until they can read the words with ease and discuss the meanings.
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Weekly Phonics/Spelling Words:
prepaid midnight overflow outdoors outline
overgrown prefix Midwest pretest midpoint
outgoing overtime overdue outside outfield
precaution prediction midsection overweight prehistoric
Hi! My name is Celinda Johnson, and I am very excited to join the 3rd grade team at Heritage Community Charter! I am thrilled to be your teacher, and I’m looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventures! My goal as a teacher is to instill a love of learning and exploration in all my students so they become life-long learners. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. It is so important to keep communication open and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need! I look forward to a great year together!