3rd Grade PARCC Schedule
Wed, April 19: ELA Unit 1- (90 mins)
Thurs, April 20: ELA Unit 2- (75 mins)
Fri, April 21: ELA Unit 3- (90 mins)
Mon, April 24: Math Unit 1- (60 mins)
Tues, April 25: Math Unit 2- (60 mins)
Wed, April 26: Math Unit 3- (60 mins)
Thurs, April 27: Math Unit 4- (60 mins)
* Make-Ups: May 2 - 13
Mar 1. Fundraiser at Chipotle 4-9 pm
Mar 2. Read Across America- Dr. Seuss Day
Mar 3. Dance Across America (5-6:30/ 7-8:30 pm)
Mar 4. School 2 Bookfair @ Barnes & Nobles 11-6 pm
Mar 17. St. Patrick's Day
Mar 21. YOJO Presentation 6:30 pm
Mar 23-24 PEP Rally/ DARE Games
3rd Grade Showcase
Dear Parents and Guardians:
We are very excited to announce that the third graders will be having their annual showcase on Wednesday, February 15th at 10:30 a.m. Over the last two months in Reader’s Workshop, we have been studying character traits and themes. For the showcase, students will be acting out different Aesop’s fables. Each student has a part to play. Please encourage your child to practice and memorize their lines. You are invited to attend this very special event. The presentation should last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes long. We look forward to seeing many of you.
The students need to dress like their character on the day of the performance. This does not mean that you have to purchase a costume. On the back of this letter are a few suggestions for each character. They may also wear face make up to look like their characters (e.g. a nose and whiskers to look like a mouse or the rabbit).
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Third Grade Teachers
Hare: Dress in white or brown and put cotton balls together to make a tail. You may wear bunny ears (if you have them) or wear your hair in two high pick tails.
Tortoise: Dress in green. Put green construction paper or a green blanket over your backpack to make a shell.
Frog: Dress in green
Animal friends: Dress like a forest animal of your choice.
Sun: Dress in yellow
Wind: Dress in blue
Traveler: Wear a longer coat if you have one.
Mice (Lion and the Mouse): Dress in grey or brown. Wear mice ears if you have one.
Lion: Dress in orange or orange and yellow.
City Mouse: A dress or skirt (possible costume jewelry) sunglasses. Mice ears or put your hair into two high buns on the side of your head.
Country mouse: Overalls and a straw hat (if you have them)
Cat: Cat ears (if you have or if you would like to make them)
Lady at party: Dress or skirt outfit
Ant: Dress in black
Grasshopper: Dress in green
Feb. 14: Valentine's Day
Feb. 15: 3rd Grade Showcase 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 17-20: School Closed Presidents' Weekend
Feb. 22: Winter Concert Grade 3-6--- 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 27: Read Across America Celebration
12/1 Holiday Boutique
12/2 Photo Retakes
12/22 Holiday Sing-A-Long
12/23 1 PM Dismissal (Winter Recess Begins) No Afterschool Program
12/26 - 12/30 Winter Recess-School Closed
School Reopens on 1/2/17
3K Animation Works!
Jack Robertson's father visited our classroom and helped each student create his/her original animation work. Thank you Mr. Robertson!
You can access the link to our class animation as follows:
Great Resource From Sadlier
Hello 3K Parents,
Please check out the Sadlier Family Resources link that I've created in my "Links" section below.
You will find great resources for our students in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary. Students have been trained as to how to use these websites. Please encourage students to review their vocabulary words using this resource page especially before their test.
As always... thank you for all your support.
Oct. 3-4 School Closed-Rosh Hashanah
Oct. 3-7 Week of Respect
Oct. 6 Fire Phil Assembly
Oct. 10 School Closed-Columbus Day
Oct. 12 School Closed-Yom Kippur
Oct. 17-21 School Violence Awareness Week
Oct. 18 Assembly
Oct. 20 PTA Meeting 7 p.m.
Oct. 28 Halloween Dance
Oct. 31 Halloween Parade PM
Picture day is tomorrow, Thursday, September 29, 2016.
Testing Schedule for the Week of 9/26/16
Monday (9/26): Basic Math Facts Test (Timed)
Tuesday (9/27): Math Ch. 1 Test
Wednesday (9/28): Vocabulary Test
Friday (9/30): Spelling Test
Back to School Night Presentation
It was my pleasure meeting so many of you at the Back to School Night. Below, you will find the presentation material that I've shared with the parents. I am so happy to have your child in my class, and we are going to have a fabulous year!
Welcome to 3K!
Dear Parents or Guardians:
Welcome to 3K! I am looking forward to a very busy and productive year with your child. Teaching is my passion, and I will do my best to ensure that your child has successful learning experiences in the classroom.
I believe that all children can learn and that it is my job to facilitate their learning by providing meaningful experiences that will promote their thinking and understanding. In addition, the parent-teacher relationship is vital to the student’s success in school. Therefore, please encourage your child to complete the daily assignments. The students will have homework each night. The assignments are posted clearly in the room, and the students will have opportunities to ask for clarification on anything that they do not understand. Even though the homework is posted daily on our class Fusion page, I expect the students to copy down the homework in their planner every day and use the planner as a tool to help them organize and plan their work.
Please remind your child that in third grade, it is the student’s responsibility to keep track of what needs to be completed in order to be prepared for the next day. It is my policy not to give any homework that the students cannot do independently. Therefore, if your child comes home and asks you to explain how to do the homework, remind the child to first think about the explanation given by Mrs. Kim. Then, the student should reread the instruction and figure out the problem by him/herself as best as he/she can. This practice of reading the instruction and figuring out how to solve a problem on his/her own will help your child, in the long run, find more success in the schoolwork as well as on the standardized tests.
Below please find some additional information regarding the routines and procedures for 3K:
- Reading, writing, math, and word study homework given every day except on Fridays and special holidays.
- Social studies and science homework given on an “as needed” basis.
Test and Quizzes:
- Any tests or quizzes that are given over the week are graded and returned to the parents for their signature by Friday of the following week (or earlier if necessary). Please sign the sheet attached to the test folder and return the folder/tests with your child the following Monday.
- Math: Daily review of the previous day’s lesson may be used as quizzes; a test is given after each chapter.
- Word Study (spelling and vocabulary): Test every Friday
- Science: One or two quizzes per chapter and a test after each chapter/module.
- Social Studies: One or two quizzes per chapter and a test after each chapter.
Projects (Reading, writing, science, social studies):
- Notices and instructions on these projects will be provided. Students will be given ample time to complete their projects.
Please feel free to contact me via my e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also reach me by the school phone system (201-585-4630 ext.2624). Please leave me a message on my voicemail, and I will get back to you by the end of the school day. However, for any changes in your child’s dismissal or any other type of emergency, please call the main office and make sure you speak directly to the school secretary.
Lastly, our Back to School Night is on September 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. I look forward to seeing you all there. Thank you so much for your commitment to your child's education, and I am positive that with your help, we are going to have a great year.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN 3RD GRADE!
Dear Incoming 3K Parents and Guardians:
I am looking forward to meeting your children in September.
Third grade will be an exciting year filled with many new
experiences and challenges. As such, I feel that it would
be beneficial for the students to practice specific skills over the summer.
The skills listed below will be essential for third grade:
As always, the summer is a perfect time to READ…READ…READ!
Please encourage your children to choose books that interest them.
September will be here before we know it. Have a wonderful summer.
Dear 3K Parents and Guardians,
It has been a pleasure working and learning with your children this year.
They have grown much this year both academically and socially. I am very
proud of all the accomplishments that they've made, and I trust that they will
work hard to achieve success in 4th grade as well. I will miss their sweet faces
and eager hearts to learn new things. Have a great summer.
Animal Research Report
Pearson Math Online Textbook ID
ESSENTIAL SKILL IN 3RD GRADE: MULTIPLICATION TABLE
Science Animal Poster Directions/Rubric
Back to School Night Presentation
Schedule: 3K Specials