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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. We are running low on tissues and clorox wipes. If you have any extra, please send them in. Thank you!

Important Dates

March 2nd, 2016 — Read Across America Day — wear pajamas and bring in favorite book
March 3rd, 2016 — Half Day for Parent Teacher Conferences ( dismissal at 11:30) — If your child is in the Settlement program, please be aware that Settlement will not be picking up children, so please make arrangements to have your child be picked up at the dismissal time

Homework for the Week of February 29th – March 4th

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

Spelling Words:

allowance

eyebrow

noisy

crowded

fountain

moisten

tower

drowsy

cloudy

chowder

astounding

employ

around

boundary

choice

royal

joining

appointment

boiling

thousand

highest

happier

youngest

Challenge Words

cauliflower

enjoyment

Mon.

-Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #4

-Coach MATH pages 46-47 #’s 1-6 (students can write in the books)

– Math – Worksheet

Tues.

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Coach ELA pages 61-64 (students can write in the books)

– Math – Worksheet

– Spelling Activity

Wed. Read Across America Day – Wear pajamas

-Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #5

– Math – Worksheet

-Coach MATH pages 48-49 #’s 7 – 11 (students can write in the books)

Thurs. 1/2 Day Dismissal at 11:30

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

-Coach ELA pages 71-75 #’s 1-4 (students can write in the books)

– Spelling Activity/ Study for Test Tomorrow

– Math – Worksheet

Friday

– Read for 25 min. & Fill in Log

– Spelling Test Corrections

Units of Study

Reading
In Reading we will finish up our non-fiction response to literature unit.

Writing
In Writing, we will publish our final response to literature peice. Our next unit will be persuasive writing.

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 will begin our unit on Fractions. This unit will consist of Go Math Chapter 6 and Chapter 7.

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.