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Grade 3: This Week at a Glance December 3 – 9

ANGEL TREE:  Please send unwrapped gifts for our Angel Tree family on or before Friday, December 7th. We will wrap the gifts on Friday. If you have extra wrapping paper or tape that we can use please send the supplies with your child by Thursday — so I know if we will have enough. Thank you.

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.

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

RELIGION: The test on Advent is this Tuesday. The students will begin taking a more in-depth look at each of the 10 commandments. This week, we will read and discuss chapter 9 and learn more about the first two commandments.

READING: This week will begin a new reading unit. We will be reading the story Sun.   The students will take a benchmark assessment this week. We will not have a regular reading test on this story this week. 

SPELLING: This week the students will learn the suffixes ly, y, ment, and tion. Since the students are learning how to write in cursive, they will have daily spelling homework. Activities will be available on spellingcity, but the students will not be penalized if the activities are not completed. The students will have a spelling test on Friday. Spelling List.

HANDWRITING: The students will practice writing their spelling words in cursive. The students will have handwriting homework that will focus on spelling and sentence writing. Please focus on quality.

GRAMMAR: This week the students will choose a topic and write a persuasive paragraph. The students will present their paragraphs on Friday. We will also begin our study on helping verbs and linking verbs.

MATH: This week the students will review the 0,1,2,5,9,10, and 11 facts. The students should spend a minimum of 10-15 minutes each night practicing these facts. Students may retake timed tests on the facts we have learned so far. We will continue to work on word problems this week. The students will enjoy writing fractional parts and making graphs out of Skittles and MnM’s this week. Weekly math assessments are given on Wednesdays, these tests are not written in the students’ agendas.

SCIENCE: The students will begin their study of the solar system next week. This week we will use our reading story, Sun, to introduce the unit.

SOCIAL STUDIES: The students will work on their group projects this week. The PowerPoint presentations will be due on Friday, December 14, 2012.  This week, I will introduce the Southwest states. The students will need to locate each state, spell the state name, capitalize correctly, and write the correct postal abbreviation for each state.

TECHNOLOGY: The students will work on their PowerPoint presentations this week. The students have been taking notes and gathering information for their project.

LIBRARY: We are reading the book Holes this week. The students are still 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 began on November 10th and will end on 12/19/2012. A classwork grade is given every four weeks based on Book Adventure points accumulation.

REMINDERS….

Angel Tree gifts due on December 7th.

Monday, 12/3/12 First Reconciliation 6:30

Friday, 12/7/12: Early Dismissal (11:30) — wrapping Angel Tree Gifts

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