Ms. Garcia

Third Grade

Weekly Update – October 31, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Oct• 31•16
Vocabulary Words

adapt

settler

immigrant

native

nonnative

indigenous

trade

supply

treaty

All words from Just Add Water

Happy Tuesday!

This is the weekly homework sheet for Room 202. You will find all the homework and announcements on this page and my blog each week.

Class fees are due!

The fees are $85.00 and cover workbooks, subsidize field trips and help pay for Science materials. Thank you!

Very Important Info…

Adventure Stage Theater is November 2nd.

Students need a packed lunch for the trip.

Parent COnference/ Report Card Pick-up is next Wednesday, November 9th. Appointments are available, first-come, first-serve, starting at noon. PLease sign up on the Class Webpage or using the sheet attached.

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice

Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice

Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Chapter 2 Math Test

Friday

No School

There is NO Journey’s story this week. The vocabulary is SOLELY for understanding for the Social Studies Unit and the play on Wednesday.

Thank you!

Sample Seed Project Page

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Oct• 20•16

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Weekly Update For October 17, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Oct• 17•16

 

Vocabulary Words

stands

slammed

score

pronounced

fans

league

style

polish
This week’s story is Roberto Clemente

Happy Tuesday!

This is the weekly homework sheet for Room 202. You will find all the homework and announcements on this page and my blog each week.

Class fees are due!

The fees are $85.00 and cover workbooks, subsidize field trips and help pay for Science materials. Thank you!

Very Important Info…

We have our chaperons for our first two field trips. All money is due THIS FRIDAY!
Logan Center for Performing Arts trip is October 31st.
Adventure Stage Theater is November 2nd. This trip is $12.00.
Students need a packed lunch for both trips.

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Friday

Assessments

Students are to read the story for the week and learn the vocabulary words at home. They will be assessed on the story and words each Friday. The assessment is OPEN BOOK since it is comprehension and not memorization.

At school, students are practicing the same skills using small group, leveled instruction. THey are assessed on this information in project-based performance assessments.
Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cdgarcia@cps.edu.

Weekly Update October 11, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Oct• 11•16

 

Vocabulary Words

Balancing

Cling

Crew

Stretch

Excitement

Disappears

Foggy

tide
This week’s story is Pop’s Bridge

Happy Tuesday!

This is the weekly homework sheet for Room 202. You will find all the homework and announcements on this page and my blog each week.

Class fees are due!

The fees are $85.00 and cover workbooks, subsidize field trips and help pay for Science materials. Thank you!

Very Important Info…
Our first field trips is coming up soon! We will need 1 chaperon for each, so if you are interested, please email Mrs. Garcia at cdgarcia@cps.edu.
Logan Center for Performing Arts trip is October 31st, in the morning.
Adventure Stage Theater is November 2nd, also in the morning.
Homework for the week:

Monday

*Columbus Day
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Friday

Assessments

Students are to read the story for the week and learn the vocabulary words at home. They will be assessed on the story and words each Friday. The assessment is OPEN BOOK since it is comprehension and not memorization.
At school, students are practicing the same skills using small group, leveled instruction. They are assessed on this information in project-based performance assessments.
Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cdgarcia@cps.edu.

Weekly Update for October 3, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Oct• 03•16

 

Vocabulary Words

Afford

Block

Customers

Earn

Figure

Raise

Speading

contacted
This week’s story is Destiny’s Gift

Happy Monday!

This is the weekly homework sheet for Room 202. You will find all the homework and announcements on this page and my blog each week. There will be practice pages sent home for the long weekend, should it be extended past Monday.

Class fees are due!

The fees are $85.00 and cover workbooks, subsidize field trips and help pay for Science materials. Thank you!

Very Important Info…
Fundraising

Help us raise funds to purchase materials and provide opportunities to Ray students.

The fundraiser was extended!!
The Fundraiser ends October 6th!

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice Page
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Friday

Assessments

Additional Practice pages will be sent home.

Students are to read the story for the week and learn the vocabulary words at home. They will be assessed on the story and words each Friday. The assessment is OPEN BOOK since it is comprehension and not memorization.
At school, students are practicing the same skills using small group, leveled instruction. THey are assessed on this information in project-based performance assessments.
Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cdgarcia@cps.edu.

Homework for the week of September 19, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Sep• 19•16

 

Vocabulary Words

Principal

Soared

Strolled

Worried

Proud

Fine

Announced

Certainly
This week’s story is A Fine, Fine School

Happy Monday!

This is the weekly homework sheet for Room 202. You will find all the homework and announcements on this page and my blog each week.

Class fees are due!

The fees are $85.00 and cover workbooks, subsidize field trips and help pay for Science materials. Thank you!

Very Important Info…

All registration forms are due!
Fundraising

Help us raise funds to purchase materials and provide opportunities to Ray students.
NWEA assessment results were sent home last week. Please contact me if you have any questions.
OPEN HOUSE

Open House is this Thursday, September 22 from 5-6 pm.

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice Page
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Friday

Assessments

Students are to read the story for the week and learn the vocabulary words at home. They will be assessed on the story and words each Friday. The assessment is OPEN BOOK since it is comprehension and not memorization.
At school, students are practicing the same skills using small group, leveled instruction. THey are assessed on this information in project-based performance assessments.
Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cdgarcia@cps.edu.

Weekly Overview

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Sep• 12•16

 

Vocabulary Words

No Vocabulary words this week.

Happy Monday and welcome back!

This is the weekly homework sheet for Room 202. You will find all the homework and announcements on this page and my blog each week.

Class fees are due!

The fees are $85.00 and cover workbooks, subsidize field trips and help pay for Science materials. Thank you!

Very Important Info…

All registration forms are due!
Fundraising packets went home today! Help us raise funds to purchase materials and provide opportunities to Ray students.
NWEA Assessment will be Tuesday and Wednesday this week. This is a placement test.

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice Page
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Friday

Assessments

Supply List 2016-2017

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Aug• 25•16

Welcome Back!!

Excited to see everyone September 6th!

Third Grade School Supply List

 

4 composition notebooks (marbled type)

1 package of construction paper – mixed colors – 11X14

2 boxes of facial tissue

2 rolls of paper towels

1 container disinfectant wipes

2 antibacterial wet wipes for hands

72  #2 pencils

1 box of 24 crayons

1 box of 12 colored pencils

6 glue sticks

5 folders – 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 orange

1 pencil box or case

4 packs of adhesive notes

1 box quart size freezer bags

3 package of copy paper, white

1 pair safety scissors

1 red plastic, durable folder

 

Please label all folders, composition notebooks, scissors, crayons, colored pencils with your student’s name in permanent black marker.

Thank you so much and we look forward to meeting you soon!

The Third Grade Team – Mrs. Annorh-Walker, Miss Markert and Mrs. Garcia-Kitch

Lead Testing Report from CPS

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Jun• 10•16

 

June 10, 2016
Dear CPS family,
In light of national events that have brought increased attention to the issue of water
quality, the City of Chicago announced several additional precautionary measures that will
be added to the City’s water testing protocol, continuing the City’s track record of complying
with current state and federal regulations as well as exceeding industry standards.
As part of this announcement, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began testing the water for
levels of lead from all schools across the district. Our top priority is the health and safety of
our students and staff, and this testing was initiated out of an abundance of caution to
ensure the water in our schools is safe. Schools are being tested based on a priority criteria
that includes the age of the school, age of the students (with priority given to schools with
pre-K programs), presence of a kitchen (where meals are prepared) and presence of pipes
that could need repairs or replacement.
The results of all the schools are coming in on a rolling basis, and the majority have had
levels under the EPA’s action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb). We wanted to let you know
that no lead was found above the action level in your child’s school. The full results of your
school’s water samples can be found online at cps.edu/leadtesting.
Federal guidance indicates that children under the age of six are at the highest risk for
harmful lead exposure, and they can be exposed to lead from a variety of sources, including
paint, soil and even some consumer products. If you are concerned about your child’s
possible lead exposure risks, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends
going to your pediatrician for testing. Additionally, CDPH’s lead hotline can address any
health related questions you may have or help you in deciding whether to have your child
tested; for questions or more information, please call 312-747-5323. For additional
information about lead and children, visit www.cdc.gov/lead.
The safety of your children is our highest priority, and we are doing everything in our
power to address this situation in a quick and thorough manner. We will continue to keep
you and your family informed throughout this process.
Sincerely,
Forrest Claypool                    Dr. Julie Morita
CEO,                                         Chicago Public Schools Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

Weekly Update

Written By: Chandra Garcia - May• 16•16

Help us raise some much needed funds! Start a fundraising page for the Ray School Walk-a-thon! You can create your own fundraiser page at: http://rayschool.dojiggy.com!

All Trolley Trip money is due Monday, May 23rd!

Vocabulary Words

No new words this week.

Happy Monday and welcome back!

This is the weekly homework sheet for Room 202. You will find all the homework and announcements on this page and my blog each week.

NWEA is next week – May 23. We will not have new story this week or next week in light of NWEA testing.

Please have your student read nightly and practice their multiplication facts!

Very Important Info…
We continue our rehearsals for the Third Grade play this week.
We have our final Pilot Light lesson this week – YUM!!
Please sign up for the Walk-a-thon! Every little bit helps!

Sign up @ http://rayschool.dojiggy.com

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Literary elements and inference   
Writing: Telling the stories of others.
Math: Fractions
Science: Animals, insects and habitats (we get our critters next week!)
Social Studies: Chicago History

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Multiplication Practice
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Multiplication Practice
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Multiplication Practice
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Multiplication Practice
Friday

* Multiplication Assessment

*Walk-a-thon!!!

Weekly Update for May 9, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - May• 09•16

Help us raise some much needed funds! Start a fundraising page for the Ray School Walk-a-thon! You can create your own fundraiser page at: http://rayschool.dojiggy.com!

Have a great week and look for information about the Annual Third Grade Play and the Trolley trip soon!

NWEA Testing is the week of May 23rd!!

Vocabulary Words

Sincere

Managed

Loaded

Loveliest

Conversations

Inspired

Reunion

Currently

Pleasure

terror

(from The Journey of Oliver T. Woodman – Journeys)

Happy Monday and welcome back!

This is the weekly homework sheet for Room 202. You will find all the homework and announcements on this page and my blog each week.

Students now have KidBiz accounts. These accounts are differentiated and provide interesting reading activities.

Please read nightly!

Very Important Info…
We continue our rehearsals for the Third Grade play this week.
We have our final Pilot Light lessons this month – we are comparing pizza! YUM!!
Look for information about the Ray School Walk-a-Thon! Help us raise $25,000!
Weekly Goals:

Reading: Story elements and plot development   
Writing: Adding interest to our stories.

Telling the stories of others.
Language: agreement and tense usage
Math: PEMDAS/ fractions
Science: Finishing bones and insects
Social Studies: Chicago History

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Math Practice
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Multiplication Practice
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math Practice
Friday

* Assessments

Welcome to May!

Written By: Chandra Garcia - May• 05•16

Hello and what a long time it has been!

I will be back to posting homework next week but until then, a couple of quick but important items:

The Ray Walk-A-Thon is May 20th! If you haven’t already started a fundraising page, please consider doing so. You can sign up your student at:  Ray Walk-A-Thon.  Help us raise some much needed funds for campus wide improvements.

NWEA testing is just around the corner. Please make sure your student is getting enough sleep and eating a nutritious breakfast each day so they can do their best all day.

The Annual Third Grade Play is coming in June, as is our annual trolley trip around the city. Please help your student learn their lyrics and lines. In addition, keep looking for the trolley trip permission letter!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Garcia