Guess What We Did!
create medium piano idea radio
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
monster surprise hundred complete control
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.
Stamps spare chores attic labeled customer board
Weekly Phonics/Spelling Words:
prepaid midnight overflow outdoors outline
overgrown prefix Midwest pretest midpoint
outgoing overtime overdue outside outfield
precaution prediction midsection overweight prehistoric
Students are reading Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest next week. It talked about some of the most amazing places on Earth.
Next week is another short week, so I want to get the homework out to all of you before Tuesday when the paper copy goes home.
When you get their homework sheet, or looking at in right now online, please spend extra time going over the reading passage with them. Many students are starting to read a lot quicker, but I can tell they never read through the whole passage and don't have a good understanding of what it is all about. Ask them questions like, "What is this paragraph mostly about?" and "Why would they use this heading for this paragraph?" Also, have them summarize back to you what they have just read. This will help them have a much better understanding when it comes to the test.
Wolves knives feet men children
Women sheep heroes scarves mice
Elves halves geese wives banjos
Loaves beliefs tomatoes potatoes tornadoes
Disease guard freeze terrible
Study popular sports basketball
Pages 39 and 40 in their practice book at home.
Your students have been learning all about our amazing solar system in science. They have learned about the stars, our closest star the sun, and the planets in our solar system. At this point, I would like them to show off their learning in a more creative way--Dioramas!
Now parents, don't worry, I really want this to be your student's responsibility. They can make it from all sorts of materials at home, so don't feel like you have to go out and buy stuff! Yes, they might want styrofoam balls, but I will try to share a lot of other options as well (hey, I'm even okay with just paper!).
Here are the requirements:
It should be created inside some kind of box (shoe box size is great).
It should be labeled with the student's name and a title.
It should show the sun and our eight planets in their correct order.
Each planet should be labeled clearly.
Each planet should have at least two facts written about them. The facts can be by the planets or in list format on a side of the box.
The project should show your student's best workmanship and writing skills.
If they would like to include other details such as stars in the background, asteroids, moons, etc. they are more than welcome!
This project will be used in their science grade. The final due date will be Jan. 11th, but I would love to have lots of them come in on the 8th or 9th.
Lastly, here is some inspiration. You will notice some planets are made with paper, some with balls, some with yarn, some with play dough, and even some with legos!:
This is a short week with a party and IRI testing, so our only homework this week will be spelling words: Our test will be Thursday, and they will have a few minutes to practice before the test.
beautiful safely kindness finally spotless worthless
illness helpful daily suddenly wireless quietly
fairness cheerful painful anxiously thoughtfully cautiously
This week we are reading Seeing Stars. It is an informational (expository) text about constellations and goes along well with what we are learning about space during our science lessons. We will discuss how headings can help us find the information we need in a text.
clock large page mark kitten
judge crack edge pocket brake
change ridge jacket badge orange
freckles advantages pledge Kentucky kingdom
Math pages for this week: I sent home a separate math pages this week for students. It focuses on multiplication facts for 5s, 2s, and 4s. If your students have trouble with this, encourage them to draw a picture or Array like this to figure them out:
4x6 . . . . . .
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Sorry about the late homework this week. A hard copy of homework and their math page will be going home tomorrow!
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!