Ms. Garcia

Third Grade

Third Grade Supply List

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Jul• 31•15

 

4 composition notebooks (marbled type)

2 package loose leaf notebook paper – wide rule

1 package of construction paper – mixed colors – 9X11

3 boxes of facial tissue

3 rolls of paper towels

2 containers disinfectant wipes

1 bottle of liquid hand soap

72  #2 pencils

1 box of 24 crayons

1 box of 12 colored pencils

6 glue sticks

1 box of adhesive bandages

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

1 pencil box or case

4 packs of adhesive notes

1 box gallon size freezer bags

2 package of copy paper, white

1 pair safety scissors

 

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

 

Thank you!

Weekly Update – May 4, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - May• 04•15

 

Vocabulary Words (review words with *)

  • prefix*
  • suffix*
  • root*
  • equivalent*
  • ratio
  • trait*
  • author’s purpose*
  • character trait *
  • predict*
  • inference*
Happy Monday and I hope you had a nice break! We continue our Chicago Play dance rehearsals this week! Please come in shoes and clothes appropriate for dancing (no flip flops) on Wednesday and Friday each week. We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions. Please practice at home!
Very Important Info…
We have our next Field Trip on Monday, May 11th. Please send a lunch.
Science and Social Studies:We are continuing our study of seeds, the chemistry of baking and animal life this month.
Please help your student memorize the songs for the Chicago play.
It is almost time for our final NWEA assessment.
Homework for the week:Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

*Verb review
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Homelink and Challenge Problem

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link

*Inference Worksheet Review
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

Homelink and Challenge Problem
Friday

*Read for 30 minutes

Homework and Weekly Update: Week of April 20, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Apr• 20•15

 

Vocabulary Words

(last week)

  • recipe
  • immigrant
  • migrate
  • indigenous
  • social
  • labor
  • divide
  • share
  • ration
  • environment
  • habitat
Happy Monday and I hope you had a nice break! We continue our Chicago Play dance rehearsals this week! Please come in shoes and clothes appropriate for dancing (no flip flops) on Wednesday and Friday each week. We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions.

Please practice at home!

Very Important Info…
All field trip forms and money are due this Friday, April 24, 2015!!
Science and Social Studies:

We are beginning our study of seeds, the chemistry of baking and animal life this month.
Please consider signing up to provide one of the foods listed on the back for our science lessons. We need a number of different types of produce, the more unique, the better!

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Homelink and Challenge Problem

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

Homelink and Challenge Problem
Friday

*Read for 30 minutes

Homework for week of April 13, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Apr• 13•15

 

Vocabulary Words

(next two weeks)

  • recipe
  • immigrant
  • migrate
  • indigenous
  • social
  • labor
  • divide
  • share
  • ration
  • environment
  • habitat
Happy Monday and I hope you had a nice break! We continue our Chicago Play dance rehearsals this week! Please come in shoes and clothes appropriate for dancing (no flip flops) on Wednesday and Friday each week. We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions.

Please practice at home!

Very Important Info…
Thursday is REPORT CARD PICK-UP!  If you haven’t already, please sign up on our class blog or on the orange sheet sent home today!
Science and Social Studies:

We are beginning our study of seeds, the chemistry of baking and animal life this month.

The weather is expected to be warm this week so please send your student dressed for outdoor recess. 🙂

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Multiplication Review
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Homelink and Logic Problem

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Multiplication Review and logic problem
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log
Friday

*Read for 30 minutes

Ms. Garcia’s Home Learning Sheet Week of: March 16, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Mar• 16•15

 

We will have no Vocabulary Words this week due to PARCC testing.
Please continue to read nightly and complete the nightly Math assignments.
We started the PilotLight program this week and everyone loved. We will continue this program, officially and informally, for the remainder of the year.
Happy Monday and I hope you had a nice weekend! We are taking the PARCC Math assessments this week. IT DOES NOT COUNT and is simply for practice.

We will start Chapter 7 in Everyday Math and work on using different source material to determine answers and find new ideas.
We will be doing some Chicago History and Science lesson when we aren’t testing but no new material will be covered.

We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions.

Please practice at home!

Very Important Info…
We finish the PARCC  assessment this week and test Tuesday and Wednesday, for most of the morning..
Please ask your student to leave any makeup at home or in their book bags. Colored lip gloss has become a distraction as it must reapplied throughout the day. ☺
Science and Social Studies:

We will start our Structures of Life unit in Science and continue Chicago History in Social Studies.
The weather is expected to be warm this week so please send your student dressed for outdoor recess. 🙂

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Think Through Math
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link 7.1

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Think Through Math
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link 7.2
Friday

*Read for 30 minutes

Ms. Garcia’s Home Learning Sheet Week of: March 9, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Mar• 10•15

 

We will have no Vocabulary Words the next two weeks due to PARCC testing.
Please continue to read nightly and complete the nightly Math Review pages.
Happy Monday and I hope you had a nice weekend! We are taking the PARCC assessment this week. IT DOES NOT COUNT and is simply for practice.
We will be doing some Chicago HIstory and Science lesson when we aren’t testing but no new material will be covered.
We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions.

Please practice at home!

Very Important Info…
We start the PARCC  assessment this week and test Tuesday through Thursday this week, for most of the morning..
Please ask your student to leave any makeup at home or in their book bags. Colored lip gloss has become a distraction as it must reapplied throughout the day. ☺
Science and Social Studies:

We will start our Structures of Life unit in Science and continue Chicago History in Social Studies.
The weather is expected to be warm this week so please send your student dressed for slushy outdoor recess. 🙂

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Think Through Math
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Geometry Review

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Math Designs
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Think Through Math
Friday

*Read for 30 minutes

Homework and Weekly Update – March 2, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Mar• 02•15

 

Vocabulary Words:

  • antonym
  • synonym
  • compound word
  • inference
  • context
  • resource
  • assumption

We are working with reading various genres this week through a study of newspaper articles and fiction texts.

Happy Monday and I hope you had a nice weekend! We are working with compound words and inference this week in Reading and  chapter 6, Geometry, in Math.
We will continue our study about the history of Chicago and continue writing our play!
We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions.

Please practice at home!

Very Important Info…
We received word that all students in Grades 3-8 will take the PARCC test this month. Please look for updates as they become available.
Please ask your student to leave any makeup at home or in their book bags. Colored lip gloss has become a distraction as it must reapplied throughout the day. ☺
Science and Social Studies:

We will finish our Water unit in Science and continue Chicago History in Social Studies.

We now have heat!

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Home Links
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link
Friday

*Read for 30 minutes

Fun Contest – Let’s Read!!

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Feb• 23•15

Homework for the week of February 23, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Feb• 23•15

 

Vocabulary Words:

  • poem
  • stanza
  • nonfiction
  • expository
  • cycle
  • challenge

We will be working with the prefixes: non-, en-, multi-, post-, trans-

Happy Monday and I hope you had a nice weekend! We are continuing our conversation about prefixes and context clues this week in Reading and  chapter 6 in Math.
We will continue our study about the history of Chicago and continue writing our play!
We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions.

Please practice at home!

Reading:

Happy Monday!

We will work on reading for specific information and using context clues.
Math:

We will start our study of Geometry this week.

Please ask your student to leave any makeup at home or in their book bags. Colored lip gloss has become a distraction as it must reapplied throughout the day. ☺

Science and Social Studies:

We will finish our Water unit in Science and continue Chicago History in Social Studies.. Our Vocabulary words for the next two weeks are all focused on our study of poetry and roots/ prefixes.
We now have heat!

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link
Friday

*Read for 30 minutes

Homework Week of February 16-20, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Feb• 18•15

 

Vocabulary Words:

  • poem
  • stanza
  • nonfiction
  • expository
  • cycle
  • challenge

We will be working with the Greek prefixes: photo-, auto-, geo-, tele-.

Happy Tuesday and I hope you had a nice weekend! We are continuing our conversation about prefixes and context clues this week and  starting chapter 6 in Math.
We will continue our study about the history of Chicago and continue writing our play!
We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions.

Please practice at home!

Reading:

Happy Tuesday!

We will work on reading for specific information and using context clues.
Math:

We will start our study of Geometry this week..

Science and Social Studies:

We will continue our Water unit in Science and Chicago History in Social Studies.. Our Vocabulary words for the next two weeks are all focused on our study of poetry and Greek roots/ prefixes.

PLEASE dress warmly as our room has a hard time with heat! Bring a sweater.

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

*Home Link

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link

*Greek Word activity
Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link

*Prefix Practice for Test Friday

Friday

*Read for 30 minutes

Homework and Weekly Update for February 9-13, 2015

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Feb• 09•15

Students are allowed to bring cards for a card exchange on Friday, February 13th.  No additional items are necessary. 

Have a great week!

Vocabulary Words:

  • folktale
  • tall tale
  • fairy tale
  • motivation
  • plot
  • exposition
  • purpose
  • reason
  • evidence

We will be reviewing and practicing all our prefixes.

We will continue to work with the suffixes: -ing, -er, -est, -ed.

Happy Monday and I hope you had a nice weekend! We are continuing our conversation about suffixes and prefixes and context clues this week and  finishing chapter 5 in Math.
We will also look more in-depth to the early makings of Chicago and start writing our play!
We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions.

Please practice at home!

Reading:

Happy Tuesday!

We will work on reading for specific information and using context clues.
Math:

We will continue looking at place value and building numbers..  We will finish Chapter 5.
Black History Night Celebration is February 11, 2015!

Science and Social Studies:

We will continue our Water unit in Science and Chicago History in Social Studies, with continued emphasis Chicago’s beginnings and the Chicago Fire. Our Vocabulary words for the next two weeks are all focused on our Folktales and Tall Tales Unit.

PLEASE dress for getting wet Wednesday! Messy lesson again.  🙂

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link
Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* One TTM lesson

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* MATH TEST TODAY

Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link

Friday

*Read for 30 minutes

Homework and Weekly Update

Written By: Chandra Garcia - Feb• 03•15

 

Vocabulary Words:

  • folktale
  • tall tale
  • fairy tale
  • motivation
  • plot
  • exposition
  • purpose

We will be reviewing and practicing all pur prefixes.
We will continue to work with the suffixes: -ing, -er, -est, -ed.

Happy Monday and I hope you had a nice weekend! We are starting our conversation about suffixes, continuing with prefixes and context clues this week and  continuing chapter 5 in Math.
We will also look more in-depth to the early makings of Chicago and start writing our play!
We have some exciting new home learning opportunities! Each student now has a username and password for ST Math and Think Through Math. Both are excellent programs and Think Through Math is aligned to the Common Core and provides PARCC style questions.

Please practice at home!

 

Field Trip next week – Friday, February 13, 2015. Price is $11.00. Money is due Monday, February 9.

Reading:

Happy Tuesday!

We will work on reading for specific information and using context clues.
Math:

We will continue looking at place value and building numbers..
Project:

The project was due February 3, 2015.  After February 4, it will be late and graded as such.

Science and Social Studies:

We will continue our Water unit in Science and Chicago History in Social Studies, with continued emphasis Chicago’s beginnings and the Chicago Fire. Our Vocabulary words for the next two weeks are all focused on our Folktales and Tall Tales Unit.

PLEASE dress for getting wet Wednesday! Messy lesson again.  🙂

Homework for the week:

Monday

*  Weekly Reading Log

Tuesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* One TTM lesson

Wednesday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home LInk

Thursday

* Weekly Reading Log

* Home Link

Friday

*Read for 30 minutes