News Letter May 20-23

Memorial Day Holiday: No School On May 24 & May 27 

NWEA Assessments Dates

NWEA assessments Reading, Math, Science, and Language will begin on the week on May 20 – May May 30.  Students may use Education City and Mobymax for on-line practice.  

Spelling Homework : Prefixex /re/ & /pre/

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday or the day of the week.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test:

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.F
Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.C
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).

 

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing inferences

Math:Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.A
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.B
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

News Letter May 13-20

M-Step Assessment: Math 

Students will be tested in math tomorrow. We have been practicing in class as well as a math packet was sent home.  Please have your child review, rest, eat good, show work for each problem, take it seriously,and focus during testing.  Thanks for your continuous support.

Math M-Step: May 14 and May 15

Spelling Homework :  (No Spelling for this week)

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday or the day of the week.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test:

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.F
Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.C
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).

 

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing inferences

Math:Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.A
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.B
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

News Letter May 6-10

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M-Step Assessment: Math 

Students will be tested in math and reading very soon.  Here is an opportunity to practice at home as well as in class.  Please copy and paste/ or click this address for M-Step practice. Testing dates are decided by the state

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/

Math M-Step: May 14 and May 15

Spelling Homework : 

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday or the day of the week.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test:Friday

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.F
Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.C
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).

 

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing inferences

Math:Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.A
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.B
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

News Letter April 29-May 3

M-Step Assessments: Math and Reading 

Students will be tested in math and reading very soon.  Here is an opportunity to practice at home as well as in class.  Please copy and paste/ or click this address for M-Step practice. Testing dates are decided by the state

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/

Reading M-Step: May 7 and May 8

Math M-Step: May 14 and May 15

Spelling Homework : List #23 skill: Prefix /un/

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday or the day of the week.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test:Friday

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.F
Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.C
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).

 

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing inferences

Math:Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.A
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.B
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

News Letter April 22-26

 

M-Step Assessments: Math and Reading 

Students will be tested in math and reading very soon.  Here is an opportunity to practice at home as well as in class.  Please copy and paste/ or click this address for M-Step practice. Testing dates are decided by the state

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/

Reading M-Step: May 7 and May 8

Math M-Step: May 14 and May 15

Spelling Homework : List #22 skill: Contractions (not, are, have, is, will)

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday or the day of the week.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test:Friday

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.5
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

 

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing possessives.

Math:Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

Weekly News April 15-18

***No school on Friday April 19

M-Step Assessments: Math and Reading 

Students will be tested in math and reading very soon.  Here is an opportunity to practice at home as well as in class.  Please copy and paste/ or click this address for M-Step practice. Testing dates are decided by the state

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/

Reading M-Step: May 7 and May 8

Math M-Step: May 14 and May 15

Spelling Homework : List #21 skill: i before e except after c

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday or the day of the week.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test:Thursday

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.5
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

 

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing collective nouns and reflexive pronouns .

Math:Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

News Letter April 8-12

Welcome back! I hope you had a relaxed and fun break with families and friends.

M-Step Assessments: Math and Reading 

Students will be tested in math and reading very soon.  Here is an opportunity to practice at home as well as in class.  Please copy and paste/ or click this address for M-Step practice.  We will have the state assessments at the end of April.

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/

 

Spelling Homework : List #20 skill: igh/eigh

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test: Friday

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.5
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

 

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing compound sentences and commas.

Math:Measurement and Data

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.C.6
Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

News Letter March 25-29

Important Dates

*March 25 Cereal Box Book Report Due

*March 25 Literacy Night: 3:45-5:45

*March 27 Book Report Gallery 2:00-2:40

*April 1st – April 5th No School (Spring Break)

*Have a safe and enjoyable break!

 

Good Morning, please follow the March is reading month calendar for activities, events, and class points.

Spelling Pattern: Random Spelling Lists 14-19 (list A and Both) only.

Spelling Homework :

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test: Friday

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

Key Ideas and Details

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.6
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing compound sentences and commas.

Math:Solve two-step word problems involving all four operations and assess the reasonableness of solutions.  

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

News Letter 3/18-22

Good Morning, please follow the March is reading month calendar for activities, events, and class points.

 

Spelling Pattern: List #18 ough, augh

Spelling Homework :

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test: Friday

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

Key Ideas and Details

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.6
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing compound sentences and commas.

Math:Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.2 Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

News Letter March 11-15

Good Morning, please follow the March is reading month calendar so our class can earn points.

 

Spelling Pattern: List #18 ear & air

Spelling Homework :

  • Each week your child will add a spelling card to this collection.  Students will study List A or List B for the week, depending on pretest results.  All students will need to study the words in “both” section.    There will be 5 content words added as well for a total of 20 words.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use the same board for the first nine weeks.  They will choose three squares  to complete and hand in on Friday.  Have fun 🙂

Spelling Test: Friday

Reading:

~20-30 minutes –In addition to reading books, students may use  Education City and any reading assignment towards  the 30 minutes of reading .Education City: New website-students have their username and password on their planner.  It is the yellow paper. Mobymax is also available on Clever for reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.

~Reading Standard:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Craft and Structure:

Combine two sentences to make one sentence, and antonyms.

 Language Arts: Students study grammar and language review Monday-Thursday.  Study guide comes home Thursday and the quiz will be on Thursday. We are focusing compound sentences and commas.

Math:Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.2 Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)

Mrs. Shakarchi and students in room 217.

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