Ms. Garcia

Third Grade

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

Weekly Overview – January 4 – 8, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Jan• 05•16

 

Vocabulary Words

report

presentation

erupt

creative

educational

certificate

impressive

charts

from The Science Fair

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 parts of speech
Math: Measurement
Science: Living Things
Social Studies: The earliest settlers of Chicago. (making maps and building up)

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Vocabulary Practice
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Getting the Gist
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Vocabulary Assessment
Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

*Comprehension and Math Assessment

Weekly Update – November 30 through December 4, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Nov• 30•15

 

Vocabulary Words

athlete

competitor

championship

professional

power

court

rooting

entire

(Use your Journeys book to read Jump! every night)

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.

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 our Guided Reading/ Literature Circles!
There is a new Home Project this week – Design Your Own Holiday!!!

Information is in your student’s homework folder.
Please read your Journeys Book story nightly!

 

Some students have a new format for their Reading Logs – Tic Tac Toe pages!

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Students will be working on identifying character traits and character Point of View..  
Writing: Point of View and Voice in writing.
Language: fact and Opinion, making plurals
Math: Operations
Science: Plants and different ways to help them grow
Social Studies: Immigration and Growth of Chicago

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link (cancelled due to low attendance)

*Holiday Project
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link

*Holiday Project
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link

*Holiday Project
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link

*Holiday Project

Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

*Vocabulary Test

*Comprehension Test

Weekly Overview – Week of October 26, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Oct• 26•15

 

Vocabulary Words

(definitions only)

imagine

tools

illustrate

scribbles

sketches

research

tracing

textures

(Use your Journeys book- What Do Illustrators Do?)

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.
The comprehension assessment will be Thursday this week due to the field trip.

Students now have their Think Through Math, Storybird and RAZ kids account information.

They can login at home on any of these and practice anywhere there is an internet connection. Please consider sending headphones with your student, if you have an extra pair at home.  RAZkids gets VERY loud without them.

Very Important Info…
We will continue our Guided Reading/ Literature Circles!

Please continue to work on your Seed Projects!!!
First Field Trip!!
Our first field is coming – October 30! The price is $11.00.

ALL

money is due Monday, October 26, 2015.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS A LUNCH!

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Students are working on group based skills. We are all working on sequencing and order.  
Writing: Cause and effect and sequencing.
Language: Using subject/ verb agreement
Math: Operations
Science: Seeds
Social Studies: Chicago neighborhoods

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Vocabulary
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Comprehension Test
Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

* Vocabulary Test

Ms. Garcia’s Home Learning Sheet Week of:  October 19, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Oct• 19•15

 

Vocabulary Words

(definitions only)

collect

scrambled

ragged

rapidly

sorted

orders

continued

darted

(Use your Journeys book- Max’s Words)

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.

Students now have their Think Through Math, Storybird and RAZ kids account information.

They can login at home on any of these and practice anywhere there is an internet connection. Please consider sending headphones with your student, if you have an extra pair at home.  RAZkids gets VERY loud without them.

Very Important Info…
We have started our Guided Reading/ Literature Circles! The students are very excited about their new books.

The first Home Project will be going home this week! It is all about seeds!!
First Field Trip!!
Our first field is coming – October 30! The price is $11.00.

ALL

money is due Monday, October 26, 2015.

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Summarizing and inferencing  
Writing: Peer editing to add details. Following logical order of cause and Effect
Language: Sequencing and cause and effect
Math: Operations
Science: Seeds
Social Studies: Maps

Homework for the week:

Monday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Vocabulary
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Home Project – SEEDS!
Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Cause and Effect Activity
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

* Comprehension test and Vocabulary Test

Weekly Update for October 5-9, 2016

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Oct• 05•15

 

Vocabulary Words

(definitions only)

crew

tide

cling

balancing

foggy

disappears

stretch

excitement

(Use your Journeys book- Pop’s Bridge)

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.

We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! The students have their TTM (Think Through Math) passwords and usernames and will receive their RAZ Kids passwords this week!

Both are excellent programs and will provide fun and engaging ways for students to practice at home.

Very Important Info…
Each student needs a blue folder and 2 composition notebooks if they have not brought them already.

Open House:

October 8, 2015

4:30-6:00
Picture Day:

October 9th

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Character Traits and sequencing with cause and effect
Writing: Peer Editing to add details
Language: Antonyms (review) and Synonyms
Math: Multiplication and Division
Science: Seeds
Social Studies: Maps

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Target Vocabulary
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

* Cause and Effect Activity
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Math review
Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

* ASSESSMENTS – First Math Test!  🙂

Weekly Overview and Homework for September 28-October 2, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Sep• 28•15

 

Vocabulary Words

(definitions only)

afford

contacted

raise

customers

earn

block

figure

spreading

(Use your Journeys book)

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.

We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! The students have their TTM (Think Through Math) passwords and usernames and will receive their RAZ Kids passwords this week!

Both are excellent programs and will provide fun and engaging ways for students to practice at home.

Very Important Info…
Each student needs a blue folder and 2 composition notebooks if they have not brought them already.
NWEA initial scores will be sent home today, Monday September 28, 2015.
Open House:

October 8, 2015

4:30-6:00
Picture Day:

October 9th

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Character Traits and Sequencing
Writing: Editing and adding details
Language: Antonyms and Adjectives
Math: Multiplication and Division
Science: Seeds
Social Studies: Maps

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link 1.8

* Target Vocabulary
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link 1.8b

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link 1.9

* Antonyms
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link 1.10
Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

* ASSESSMENTS

Don’t forget to join the Directory!!

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Sep• 18•15

REMINDER – We are putting together the 2015-16 Ray School Directory! This is a great resource for parents to get in touch with other parents outside of the playground whether to stay on top of classroom assignments, set up play dates, or keeping each other informed of school activities.
If you haven’t completed the Ray School Directory Form please do so TODAY! Click here>

 

Please turn in forms by tomorrow Friday, September 18th.

Homework and Weekly Update

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Sep• 14•15

 

Vocabulary Words
announced

fine

proud

strolled

certainly

principal

soared

worried

(Use your Journeys book)

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.

We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student will have a username and password for Think Through Math and Raz Kids. Both are excellent programs and will provide fun and engaging ways for students to practice at home.
Very Important Info…
We take the NWEA assessment this week – Tuesday and Wednesday.
Each student needs a blue folder and 2 composition notebooks if they have not brought them already.
Open House:

October 8, 2015

4:30-6:00
Picture Day:

October 9th

Weekly Goals:

Reading: Story elements and character traits
Writing: Personal Narratives and editing
Language: Capital letters and punctuation
Math: Review of number grids, elapsed time and problem-solving
Science: Seeds
Social Studies: Maps

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link 1.1

* Target Vocabulary
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link 1.2 and 1.3

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link 1.4

* Sentence editing
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link 1.5
Friday

*Weekly Reading Log (due Monday each week)

* ASSESSMENTS

The Reading assessment this week will be based on A Fine, Fine School. The students may readit all week at home and use their book for the assessment.

The Language and Writing Assessment will cover sentence structure (simple and basic sentences) and capital letters and punctuation.

There will not be formal assessments in other subjects this week.

Welcome back!

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Sep• 08•15

I am so excited to be your teacher this year! We have many things to do and learn as we grow!

My name is Mrs. Garcia-Kitch and I will be your teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Our room is 202.  Joining us until December is Miss Makowski.

This year, you will learn many exciting things. In reading, we will learn about different genres, how authors think and “to read to learn”. You will continue working in Everyday Math and we will play with numbers in new ways! Science will cover earth materials, biology and some beginning physics. This year is extra fun because you get to perform in the Annual Ray Third Grade Play in the Spring and that is the culminating event to a ten-week study of Chicago’s rich and interesting history!

Besides all the fun in Room 202, you will also have Spanish, Art, Music, Gym, and Library class. You will have recess every day. This is also the first year you will participate in the Ray School Olympics.

Please complete the the Emergency Form, Internet and Electronic Mail Permission Form and Home Language Survey Form that will be sent home in the packet attached to a copy of this letter tomorrow. For the Fee Waiver Form, if you don’t want to share information or know you won’t qualify, please leave all the income information blank, fill in your name and sign it. Every signed form provides Ray with needed additional funding.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the email address below.

I am very excited to start our great year!

Mrs. Garcia-Kitch

cdgarcia@cps.edu

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45-9:05 Morning Meeting, Calendar and Routines
9:05-9:50 Response to Intervention
9:50-11:55 Literacy and Integrated Social Studies
12:00-12:22 Recess
12:22-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:15 Math
2:15-2:45 Science
2:50-3:40 Spanish Gym Music Gym Art
3:40-3:45 Wrap-up and Dismissal
Library is 10:45-11:45 Thursday