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15 January, 2016 15:06

1. Please send your child to school on time every single day. School starts at 8:10 a.m. Lateness is a disruption to instruction.

2. Please remember to check your child’s folder daily.

3. Please send your child to school with 5 sharpened #2 pencils daily.

4. All tests must be signed and returned back to school.

5. Please complete all daily homework assignments on the day in which it is assigned so that the students can master the concepts that they have learned at school that day.

6. If you have any questions or comments or concerns, feel free to send a note with your child or email me dfaziola@schools.nyc.gov

7. We will be giving the students an unannounced Reading Comprehension Exam every other week.

8. Please make sure that your child studies their weekly spelling words every night.

9. Our class mommies are Caprice Powe (Makhi’s mom) and Madeline Aliverio (Jaline’s Mom).

10. Just a reminder:

a. Spelling Homework: if you would like your child to just write the spelling words 5x’s each for Tuesday and Thursday instead of completing an activity from the sheet, that assignment will count for their spelling homework.

b. Math: Here is the link to go math to help you assist your child.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/hspmath/go_math_2012/na/gr4/se_9780547587868_/launch.html

Just copy and paste the link into the web browser.

A great tool to help students learn their times tables. http://www.unionbeachschools.org/ubsd/Academics/3rd%20Grade/Michael%20DeMaio/

c. Reading Level Books: here is a link that you give you a list of leveled books your child should be reading. https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/?lbFilter%5Blevel-O%5D

11. Class Dojo: we decided not to continue with the program. It really did not motivate the kids to do better. It only upset them when they lost points. We did like some aspects of the system, but it did not improve any of the behaviors.

Important Dates

January 18, 2016- School Closed for observance of Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016- Picture Retake Day

January 20, 2016- Trip

January 22, 2016- PTA Family Game Night 8 p.m.

January 26, 2016- Cookshop for families 7:40 a.m.

Homework for the Week of January 18-22

***Please Check Homework Notebook Daily for any changes***

****Chapter 3 Go Math Test on Tuesday January 26, 2016****

(please refer to website for studing tools) The test will cover stategies for multiplying double digit numbers. We learned how to multiply using place value, associative property, distributive property,using an area model, partial products, estimate products using compatible numbers, estimate products by estimating factors. Please refer to math notebook for extra notes.

Spelling Words

flying

participating

wandered

smiling

admitted

traveling

inherited

listening

sobbed

stopping

poured

allowing

visited

laughing

argued

coughing

lied

shortened

worrying

controlled

valleys

skies

countries

concealing

preferred

Mon.

school closed– No homework 🙂

Tues.

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Math-Read problem and fill in graphic organizer

-Spelling activity

-Coach MATH pages 89 – 90 #’s 1-10 (show work)

Wed.

-Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #5

-Math-Write on Loose-leaf/ Write an explanation for your answer

-Coach ELA pages 74-76 #’s 1-5

Thurs.

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Math-Practice Sheet

-Spelling activity/ Study for the test

-Coach Math pages 102-103 #’s 1-9 (show work)

Friday

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

-Spelling Test Corrections and Signature

January Units of Study

Reading

We will be working on Response to Literature. Students will be reading a variety of non-fiction articles. In addition to reading articles they will also be reading the National Geographic Lucky Leopards book. Students will learn non-fiction text features.

Writing

Students will produce a response to literature essay. They will read several articles and come up with one overall thesis statement. Students will use graphic organizers to help organize their thinking.

Science

Students learned how living things are classified. There are 5 kingdoms. Students will learn the parts of a plant and human cell. Students will compare and contrast species in different kingdoms.

Math

We are working on Chapter 3 of go math. They will learn to multiply two digit numbers by two digit numbers. Students will learn different strategies to multiply with multiple numbers.

Social Studies

In Unit 2 Students will be learning about European influence on New York City. They will learn about the European explorers that went to North American to gain land and resources. They will study the reasons Europeans came to North America. The students will understand the ways in which the landscape and population of the continent changed over time.