Ms. Garcia

Third Grade

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

Week of March 14-18, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Mar• 14•16

 

Vocabulary Words

Shelter

Colony

Constant

Wilderness

Climate

Gliding

Region

Overheated

Unexpected

layer

(from Life on the Ice – 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.

Remember that you can access Think Through Math, Storybird and RazKids at home.

Please read nightly!

Very Important Info…
There is a Journeys assessment story this week as well our

Vocabulary words.  
We have a field trip this Friday. Every student

MUST have a lunch!

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Main idea and details.   
Writing: Adding interest to our stories.

Telling the stories of others.
Language: Contractions; clauses
Math: Multiplication
Science: Human skeletal system
Social Studies: Chicago History

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Math Practice
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Review for assessments
Friday

*Weekly Assessments

*Field Trip

Weekly Update – March 7-11, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Mar• 07•16

 

Vocabulary Words

Fiery

Immediately

Within

Horrifying

Ancient

Mysterious

Emergency

Scientific

Prehistoric

panicking

(from Dogzilla – 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.

Remember that you can access Think Through Math, Storybird and RazKids at home.

Please read nightly!

Very Important Info…
There is a Journeys assessment story (this was moved from last week) this week as well our

Vocabulary words.  

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Summarizing and identifying cause and effect.   
Writing: Adding interest to our stories.

Telling the stories of others.
Language: Cause and Effect
Math: Grouping and Fractions
Science: Human skeletal system
Social Studies: Chicago History

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Read Dogzilla

* Math Practice
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Review for assessments
Friday

*Weekly Assessments

Weekly Homework

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Feb• 24•16

 

Vocabulary Words

fort

nonnative

settler

trading post

fort

timber

cannon

culture

musket

evacuate

(from sections of Just Add Water)

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.

Remember that you can access Think Through Math, Storybird and RazKids at home.

Please read nightly!

The Six Flags Read-a-thon is due February 29th!

Very Important Info…
There is a Journeys cold read assessment story this week as well our new Just Add Water Social Studies words.  We are going to finish the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program, for those that are interested. The Six Flags Read-a-thon is due February 29th!
Weekly Goals:

Reading: Identify main idea, author’s purpose and cause/effect.   
Writing: Adding interest to our stories.

Telling the stories of others.
Language: Similes and Metaphors.
Math: Grouping and Fractions
Science: Human skeletal system
Social Studies: Chicago History

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Read Just Add Water (3)

* Math Practice
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Read Just Add Water (4)
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Read Just Add Water (5)
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Review Just Add Water
Friday

*Weekly Assessments

Homework for February 16-19, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Feb• 17•16

 

Vocabulary Words

pelts

demand

portage

treaty

nonnative

trade

culture

adapt

(from sections of Just Add Water)

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.

Remember that you can access Think Through Math, Storybird and RazKids at home.
Please read the Journeys story nightly!
Very Important Info…
There is not a  Journeys story this week as we will focus on our Social Studies.,  We are going to start the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program, for those that are interested. The Six Flags Read-a-thon is due February 29th.
Weekly Goals:

Reading: Students will be working in their small groups to identify main idea, author’s purpose and cause/effect.   
Writing: Clarity and Visualization in Writing.
Language: Review and practice with adverbs, adjectives and proper verb tenses.
Math: Fractions
Science: Human skeletal system
Social Studies: Chicago History

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Reading from Just Add Water
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Reading from Just Add Water
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Reading from Just Add Water
Friday

*Weekly Assessments

Weekly Update – Week of February 9-12, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Feb• 08•16

 

Vocabulary Words

fossils

clues

remains

prove

evidence

skeletons

uncovering

buried

fierce

location

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.

Remember that you can access Think Through Math, Storybird and RazKids at home.
Please read the Journeys story nightly!
Very Important Info…
The Journeys story this week is The Albertosaurus Mystery.,  We are going to start the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program, for those that are interested. A flyer will go home today in your student’s folder.

The next Home Project is African-American History Biography boxes It is due February 12, 2016.

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Students will be working in their small groups to identify main idea, author’s purpose and cause/effect.   
Writing: Clarity and Visualization in Writing.
Language: Review and practice with adverbs, adjectives and proper verb tenses.
Math: Fractions
Science: Human skeletal system
Social Studies: Chicago History

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Home Project
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Home Project
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Home Project
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Friday

*Home Project is due

*Weekly Assessments

African-American Project Example

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Jan• 29•16

Here is an example of the cereal box assignment. The sample was shared and discussed in class as well.

Front of the Cereal Box:                                     Back of Cereal Box:

20160129_100830                                     back of cereal box

Left side:                                                                     Right side:

left side of cereal box                                          right side of cereal box

Homework for the Week of January 25, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Jan• 25•16

Vocabulary Words

lying

loyal

partners

shift

quiver

patrol

ability

snap

from Aero and Officer Mike

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.

Remember that you can access Think Through Math, Storybird and RazKids at home.

Please read the Journeys story nightly!

Very Important Info…

The next Home Project (African-American History Biography boxes) will be sent home today. It is due February 12, 2016.

Please sign and return the Promotion Policy found in your child’s homework folder by Wednesday, January 27.

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Students will be working in their small groups to identify the “gist” of their reading  to determine main ideas/ lessons of a text.   

Writing: Clarity and Visualization in Writing.

Language: Review and practice with verbs tenses.

Math: Measurement and Geometry

Science: Living Things

Social Studies: Chicago History

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Home Project

Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Home Project

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Home Project

Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

*Comprehension and  Vocabulary Assessment

Homework for January 19-22, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Jan• 19•16

 

Vocabulary Words

festive

ingredients

degrees

recommended

anxiously

remarked

tense

cross

from The Extra-Good Sunday

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.

Remember that you can access Think Through Math, Storybird and RazKids at home.
Please read the Journeys story nightly!
Very Important Info…
We will continue working on “getting the gist” of what we read as we prepare to work with Main and Summarization of texts.
We will also begin our more formal study of writing, the processes and conventions.
The next Home Project will be sent home today. It is due February 12, 2016.  Students are to pick a scientist or inventor.  Should they need assistance, please contact Mrs. Garcia.
Weekly Goals:

Reading: Students will be working in small groups to identify the “gist” of their reading  to determine main ideas/ lessons of a text..  
Writing: Clarity and Visualization in Writing.
Language: Using adjectives to be more precise.  Homophones (review)
Math: Measurement and Geometry
Science: Living Things
Social Studies: Chicago History

Homework for the week:

Monday

* No School
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Home Project Begins
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

*Comprehension and  Vocabulary Assessment

Weekly Update for January 11-15, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Jan• 11•16

Please send headphones to school with your child. The students like to hear the practice games and to work in RazKids, but that is too loud without headphones.

Thank you!

Vocabulary Words examined

fondly

steep

peak

rugged

pausing

mist

pleaded

from Yonder Mountain

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. Remember that you can access Think Through Math, Storybird and RazKids at home.
Please read the Journeys story nightly!
Very Important Info…
we will be working on “getting the gist” of what we read as we prepare to work with Main and Summarization of texts.
We will also begin our more formal study of writing, the processes and conventions.
The next Home Project will be sent home in February.
Weekly Goals:Reading: Students will be working in small groups to identify the “gist” of their reading  to determine main ideas/ lessons of a text..  
Writing: Strong paragraphs and writing to be understood..
Language: review of adjectives and adding details
Math: Measurement and Geometry
Science: Living Things
Social Studies: Chicago History
Homework for the week: Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* NWEA testing
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* NWEA testing
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

*Comprehension and  Vocabulary Assessment