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:

~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.

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.