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Grade 3: This Week at a Glance: Nov. 5 – 9

STUDENT MOCK ELECTION TUESDAY

FIELD TRIP  WEDNESDAY

BOOK ADVENTURE CONTEST ENDS THIS FRIDAY

Please note that assignments and tests are subject to change based on the students’ progress and understanding during the week. The most accurate account of what is due and when tests will be is always your child’s signed agenda.

The students will be voting in a mock election on Tuesday. I have explained that political views and individual votes are private. I have advised the students to talk to you about voting and how to decide who to vote for. The students will receive a ballot with all of the presidential candidates on it.

PRINTABLE DOCUMENTS: Click on the highlighted links to open the documents and print them at home!

RELIGION:  The students will continue their study on Moses and the  Ten Commandments. The students took their test on Abraham and will take a religion quiz on Moses this week. We will go over the information extensively in class. Please help your child memorize the Ten Commmandments.  The students should also know the Two Great Commandments.

READING: The reading assessment will be on Friday.

SPELLING:  The students will not have a spelling test this week. Our focus this week will be on handwriting.

HANDWRITING: I am writing in cursive on the board now. Students are encouraged to ask each other if they do not know one of the words on the board. The students will begin their transition to cursive this week.  After Christmas break, the students will be required to write in all cursive.

GRAMMAR: This week we will continue to study verbs.  Due to our field trip, the weekly grammar test will be given on Tuesday. These tests are not written in your child’s agenda.

MATH: This week the students will take mixed review timed-test on 0-1-2-and 10 facts. They will also learn the 11 facts. The eleven facts produce identical twins! The students usually do very well on these. At the end of the week we will have a comprehensive test on 0-1-2-10-and 11 facts. The students will also study liquid measurement. They will draw the Gallon Man and learn to identify cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. They will also learn to convert measurements. Weekly math assessments are given on Wednesdays, these tests are not written in the students’ agendas.

SCIENCE: This week we will continue our unit on Earth’s Land.  The test on Unit C Chapter 1 will be on Tuesday, November 6. It is important that the students study the concepts and vocabulary each night.  We will explore several science topics on our field trip!

SOCIAL STUDIES: The students will continue using map skills take-it-to-your seat practice kits this week. There are 13 folders. Each folder focuses on a different map skill. The students earn a classwork grade for each kit. The first grade earned will be recorded in the grade book; however, students must correct mistakes until they earn a 100. The difficulty level varies from kit to kit. Please remind your child to do his/her personal best and to ask for help when needed. The students will review the Southeastern states and learn the Pacific Region states.

TECHNOLOGY:  The written test on Microsoft Word will be on Monday, November 5. The students should use the study guide to learn the symbols and terms.

LIBRARY: The students are required to check out one Book Adventure book each week. The students should read this book and take the Book Adventure test on it prior to the next library class. It is essential for third grade students to read every night. The current Book Adventure Contest will end on 11/09/2012. A classwork grade is given every four weeks based on Book Adventure points accumulation. We will continue to read the story Abel’s Island in class this week. The listening tests will count as a classroom grade in reading.

REMINDERS….

All week:  Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, 11-8-12:  All-School Mass

Friday, 11-9-12:  Feast Day Mass

Friday, 11-9-12:  Book Adventure Contest Ends – grades for this contest will be recorded.

 Friday, 11-9-12:  Veterans’ Day Program 2:00 PM. Please join us. The students will be participating program. All veterans are welcome to attend and will be recognized during the program.

Wednesday, 11-14-12:  Interim Grades

 

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