4-213 Newsletter for week of March 21st – March 25th

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.


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

Important Dates
March 21st – March 24th– March Madness week
Monday — Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday — Twin Day/ Look Alike Day
Wednesday — Fashion Disaster
Thursday — Sports Day
Friday March 25th, 2016 – School closed in observance of Good Friday

Upcoming Events:
April 1st — Spring GALA
April 5th – 7th NY STATE ELA TEST
April 13th -15th NY STATE MATH TEST
April 25th thru April 29th School Closed for Spring Recess

Homework for the Week of March 21st thru March 25th

No spelling words


– Read & Fill in Log


– Read & Fill in Log

– Math – Chapter Review Test / Chapter 7 Test Tomorrow


-Reading-Reading Response Non-Fiction Question #2

– Coach ELA page 144 – 148 #’s 1 – 5

– Math – Worksheet


– Read & Fill in Log

-Coach Math page 146-147 #’s 1 – 6

– Math – Worksheet

– Math Test on Chapter 8 on Wednesday March 30th

Friday–No School

– Read & Fill in Log

-Coach ELA pages 150-154 #’s 1- 5

Units of Study


Students have emerged themselves into the book Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher. It is a realistic fiction story. Throughout the unit students will keep detailed notes and charts in their notebooks. They will be placed in small groups, to have book discussions. At the end of the book, students will complete a book project (details to follow) and take a test based on the book.


We have started to generate topics for our persuasive essays. Students will learn the how to write a persuasive essay using: persuasive text structure, vocabulary, claim, reasons, and counter argument. Students will be writing about a topic that is important to them. They will do research to support their reasons. The final product is a unique persuasive writing


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.


We are finishing up Chapter 7. We will be moving swiflty into Chapter 8. We are still working on Fractions. Our focus will be on multiples of fractions, multiplying fractions by a whole number using models, multiplying a fraction or mixed number by a whole.

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.