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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Week of March 28

I hope everyone had a very enjoyable Easter with their family.  Only a few more days and we have a much needed break.

Please help your child remember to bring their homework back on Friday. Also please remember to fill out the reading log. If they do not complete homework or fill out the reading log they miss all or part of their recess.  Doing and bringing back homework is part of their responsibility as a student and will help them as they go through the grade levels.

What is Your Child Learning this Week?
In Math we will be continuing our unit on shapes. The students have been naming 2D and 3D shapes, describing defining and non-defining attributes, building the shapes with marshmallows and pretzels or playdoh and composing new shapes from other shapes. After spring break, we will begin partitioning shapes into halves and fourths.

In Reading/Language Arts, we have been working on vowel teams, contractions and using context clues to determine the meanings of words.

In Social Studies, we are continuing folktales by learning about John Henry and how he characterizes our national heritage.

In Science we are beginning our unit on Animals and what they need to survive.  We will be visiting the Science lab on Wednesday this week.

Important Dates:
March 28th - April 1st: Book Fair
Wednesday, March 30th: Kindergarten Registration
Thursday, March 31st: 3rd Grade Performance and PTA/Foundation meeting
Friday, April, 1st: FBI breakfast (Dad's come have breakfast with your child and then stay for the meeting)
April 4-8: Spring Break

Please keep practicing those subtraction math facts with your student.  Overall, the students are doing so much better with the subtraction.

Have a wonderful week
Joy  Shore

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Week of March 14


Well our third nine weeks is coming to an end! Time if flying by!   

What is your child learning this week?
This past week in Math, we finished up a unit on two-digit addition with regrouping. We will begin our unit on Shapes this week. We will be focusing on 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes. Your children will need to explain in detail the defining and non-defining attributes of both 2D and 3D shapes. In Reading, we are finishing central message, expanding sentences, point of view and main idea. In Writing, we are finishing our Hey Little Ant opinion pieces. In Science, we are continuing to discuss Plants - labeling and describing the basic needs. 

Upcoming Dates

March 19- Gator Gallup and Fun Run- 8:00 AM
March 24- International Night- 6:00PM
March 28- Book Fair
March 30- Kindergarten Registration
March 31- Third Grade Performance and PTA/Foundation meeting 
April 4 - 8 - Spring Break 
April 16th- Garden Clean

-We will go to the media center on Tuesday afternoon.
-Please remember to send in a snack each day for your student. 
-Remember to have your children practice subtraction math facts as we will have the Gumball Math Fact test on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There are links on my blog to great practice sites.

Have a great week!
Joy Shore

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Week of February 29


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It is great to finally get some beautiful weather!

Please help me welcome Jocelyn to our class. We are very excited to have her in our class.
Congratulations to Sawyer Warren for becoming our next Leader of the Month!

I just have to say a huge "THANK YOU" to Sawyer's grandmother, Charlene Muller, for coming in to share her visit to Antarctica. It was an amazing visit. The students all loved it, and so did I! it also fit right in with our study of the continents! 
We have now begun Gumball Subtraction, so the kids should be practicing those subtraction math facts!

What is Your Child Learning This Week?
In Math we are continuing our unit on adding 2 digit numbers without regrouping.  The children have been practicing using base ten blocks and number lines.  In Language Arts we are working on recognizing who is telling a story, point of view, expanding sentences and more opinion writing. We are continuing to "fix" sentences and check for capitalization and punctuation. In Social Studies, we are continuing to learn about continents and oceans. The students will be required to name and locate all 7 continents as well as 4 oceans (although we are studying 5). In Science, we will be continuing our unit on Plants.  We visit the Science Lab on Wednesday. 

Please continue to read, read, read at home and apply the comprehension strategies provided.
Important Dates: Wednesday, March 2nd: Walk to School Wednesday Thursday, March 3rd: Munch and Mingle 8:00 am and 5:30 pm.  Come to learn more about the Milestones and how we prepare our students here at Addison from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Thursday, March 3rd: Papa Johns Night Saturday, March 19th: Addison's Fun Run and Gator Gallup (Help support the Foundation and run the 5K color run)

Thank you again to everyone who provided supplies for the classroom. We appreciate it so much!

Have a great week!

Joy Shore



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