Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January

Theme: You are not finished when you lose. You are finished when you quit.

Math: Algebra and Geometry
Reading: Questioning
Writing: Publish Animal Reports & start Opinion Writing
Social Studies: Mapping Skills

Times Tests: Keep practicing your times tables :)  I send home their tests so you can keep track of which multiplication table they are on.

Monday, December 5, 2011

December

Theme: To be a winner, give all you've got!

Math: Multiplication (timed tests) & Division
Reading: Punctuation & Expression
Writing: Expository Writing - Gathering facts for Animal Reports

Timed Tests: Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday they will be taking a multiplication timed test; 25 problems with 1 minute to complete to 100% accuracy.  Each time they pass off a times table (ones, twos, threes, etc.) they earn a different part of their ice cream party.  We will be working towards an ice cream party from now until the end of the year.  Let the fun begin!

Multiplication Sundae Rewards!
0xs - bowl
1xs - spoon
2xs - banana
3xs - ice cream scoop
4xs - ice cream scoop
5xs - ice cream scoop
6xs - topping
7xs - topping
8xs - topping
9xs - whipped cream
10xs - nuts
11xs - sprinkles
12xs - cherry

Monday, November 7, 2011

November

Theme: The expert in anything was once a beginner

Math: Fractions & Multiplication
Reading: "Digging Deeper" (reading between the lines)
Writing: Expository Writing - Animal Reports
Science: Heat & Light

Monday, October 3, 2011

October

Theme: Life is all bout making mistakes and learning from them.

Math: Addition and Subtraction to the thousands with regrouping
Reading: Predicting and Questioning
Writing: Personal Narratives
Science: Sun, Earth, & Moon +  Heat & Light

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August/September

I'm so excited to begin this year with your kids! The jump from 2nd to 3rd grade is a big and exciting leap!  Here's a little overview of what we'll be covering in August and September.

Theme: "The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of each member is the team." ~Coach Phil Jackson

Math: Representing Numbers in Standard, Expanded, and Word Form; Rounding to the Thousands; Comparing Numbers
Reading: Comprehension – Summarize, Main Idea, Prediction

Writing: Narratives
Science: Force, Motion, Gravity

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April

Theme: Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Reading: Fluency
Book Report: Informational Text (due: 4/29)
Writing:  Creative Writing/Choose Your Genre (Sentence Fluency)
Math: Geometry (area of triangles, and polygons)
Science: Weather
Social Studies: Pioneers 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March

Theme: You are not finished when you lose.  You are finished when you quit.

Reading: Summarize and Infer Meaning
Book Report: Biography (due: 3/25)
Writing:  Creative Writing/Choose Your Genre (Voice/Word Choice)
Math: Decimals, Geometry (measuring angles; circles)
Science: Soil
Social Studies: Westward Expansion