March 1 Dr. Seuss Day/Read Across America Day
March 8 All School Meeting and Spirit Day
Homework - More details posted on the Homework Page
1. Read for at least 20 minutes per day and fill out your reading log each night. Your parents must sign your reading log.
2. Complete your math homework.
3. Complete your writing homework - Designing a Dream School.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will visit the Clean Water Services facility at Fernhill Wetlands. Next week, we will have a guess presenter teach about the Oregon Bottle Bill and recycling.
This week in Third Grade math, students will finish creating their multiplication story problems and then share them with the class. At this point, all students should be able to recognize when a story problem calls for multiplication (opposed to addition or subtraction), and students should be able to use multiple strategies to find the answer to a multiplication problem (such as drawing a picture, using repeated addition or drawing an array). We will revisit multiplication and division later in the year and at that time students will be expected to learn their multiplication facts to 10. Our next unit will focus on fractions.
For homework, students will complete the "Flowers and Gifts" Story Problem worksheet.
This week in Fourth Grade Math, we will FINISH our unit focusing on fractions and division. Students will focus on solidifying their understanding of the connection between fractions and division, work on division word problems, and focus on dividing using money. Next week we will begin a unit on fractions and decimals with a focus on place value.
Homework This Week: Fraction & Division Practice Problems. Questions/Comments/Concerns, please contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org
I began a new read aloud book last week, called The Magical Ms. Plum. It is a very funny chapter book about a third grade classroom where magical and mysterious things keep happening. Students also read a Time For Kids article about pennies called "Time For Change?" Did you know it costs two cents to produce every penny? Students evaluated whether or not the United States should keep using pennies. Many kids thought it was important to keep making the penny, because it's needed to make the correct change
We had a presentation last week from Clean Water Services about the path water takes from our homes and streets to the treatment facility and then back into the watershed. Students learned how they can help save water and protect local rivers. Each student received a Tualatin River Rangers booklet with information and activities to complete at home. Once they finish the activities, including labeling household items that should not be put down the drain or into storm drains, they can returned the signed certificate to receive a River Ranger badge and prize! We also watched a Magic School Bus video about they water cycle and water treatment and this week we will visit the water treatment facility at Fernhill Wetlands.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at email@example.com. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone, come into the classroom before or after school, or call me before 8PM at home.