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May 3rd

Week of May 3rd

Home stretch for finishing up 2020-2021!  We are approaching the Math FSA ,  completing 106 Study Island blue ribbons, 25 AR points for the quarter, and 2 field trips!  
Sweet Treats for Your Sweet Child!  Please send in 2 favorite treats labeled with your child's name for the days of the Math FSA (May 13th and 14th).  I will send home a large envelope for you to return the treats.  Please have them to me by May 10th, Monday.  If you'd prefer to drop them by the front office I can pick them up:)   If you would like to send in another set of notes for those days the students would love that as well!  
Reading: We are beginning a book study on Holes.  There will not be a spelling or vocabulary list.  PLEASE have your child read every night and be ready to test the next day.  STUDY ISLAND- Recalling Information and Editing;
AR-18 points/85% average by Friday, May 7th
Math: Geometric Shapes and Attributes; Review all 3rd grade skills; ALEKS;
Homework packet will be sent home on Monday with 1 additional page nightly.
Social Studies: Study Island- post test; completion of biography research (many are already finished); begin countries of the world study
Science: complete final force and motion assessment; balloon races for force and motion investigation 
FIELD TRIP FORMS AND PAYMENT ARE DUE BY MAY 14th.  I am encouraging parents to join as chaperones on the Camp Kulaqua trip! 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
“If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” – Alan Simpson

Week of April 26th

Week of April 26th

Congratulations and Shout Outs to:
AR Stars!
100%- Shelby 
75%-  Kaleb, Chloe 
50%-  Logan, Rebecca, Kate, Braydon
25%-  Alisha, McKenzie, Lilah, Jaxson, Ryder, Mia
Study Island Blue Ribbons!
Top Ribbon Earners:
99-  Kate
95- Logan
90- McKenzie, Lily, Shelby
The goal is 106 total by May 25th.
Completed 3rd grade skills and now conquering 4th grade skills:
Logan, Chloe, Jaxson, Kate, Rebecca, 
Oh So Very Close to 100% complete: Miley, Caleb, Kendra
99% McKenzie
98%-  Shelby, Mia
Early Dismissal this Wed., 4/28, 12:45pm
FSA Math- May 12-13 (please check your DOJO for Amazon wishlist on our room transformation) 
Food Drive continues through May 14th
Reading- point of view, prepositions, Study Island -Taking Notes
Math- area, perimeter, composite figures, a lot of review!
Social Studies- finishing biographies, Study Island-Cultural Characteristics and Regions 
Science- force and motion assessment, Study Island -Post Test
"It is not about being perfect, or expecting perfection.  It is about showing up, bringing your " A " game, and challenging yourself to be your best." 

April 19th

Week of April 19th

Wheeewwwww...the 1st round of the FSA is finished! The entire class was wonderful in their effort and focus.  We had 2 different proctors during the tests.  Each one complimented the class on their behavior and their great concentration! The results will take a few weeks to be processed.  The tests are scored off site so, Belmont is not in control of the results timeline. 
Reading/ELA: review of all skills, prepping for 4th; Study Island-maps, charts, and photographs (text features)
Math: area and perimeter; review of all previous 3rd grade skills; Study Island- represent and interpret data 
Science: force and motion
Social Studies: biography research
AR- 12 points total by Friday ; 85% test average
Reading every night, ready to test the next morning!
Fri., April 23rd- progress reports 
Wed., April 28th-early release day 
Mid May- FSA Math- round  2 of top secret missions- this time with a test treat added in!
We are almost to the finish line of 3rd grade. Please keep reading with your child, encouraging them to read independently, and checking their homework!
"True education does not exist in the acquiring of facts but in the development of true character."  DMcKay

Week of April 5th

Week of April 5th

    This week we will be celebrating the students that achieved their AR goal ,  Honor Roll, highest AR points, highest  number of ALEKS skills mastered, and highest number of blue ribbons in Study Island.   Also, each teacher has nominated a student for the Principal's Award to recognize character and effort.  
              3rd grade awards will be Friday, April 9th, 8:45-9:15 
     FSA for ELA will be April 14th and 15th...please remember your secret mission to be turned in by Friday, April 9th!
     Focus this week:
Reading: FSA practice, adverbs, problem and solution, rereading
6 points total in AR by Friday the 9th
Study Island- Pronouns
Math: measurement in inches, nearest 1/2 or 1/4 inch, daily FSA practice
Study Island- Perimeter
Social Studies- famous Hispanic, Native American and Asian American contributors to American culture
Science- force and motion
Study Island- Stars
     Our field trip is scheduled for May 18th, plans are still being finalized.  The field trip will be coming to Belmont!  You will be receiving information as soon as we have everything confirmed. 
     Please keep up all your work in reading, reviewing and encouraging your child.  Your support makes all the difference !

Week of March 29th

Week of March 29th

     Spring is in the air!  We are beginning the final 9 weeks of this school year.  We have so much to look forward to and much, much more to learn! Take a deep breath, hold on, and let's push forward with all our might to the end. 
      *AR STARS that met or exceeded their goal for the 3rd nine weeks*
Logan, Rebecca, Colson, Bella, McKenzie, Kaleb, Kate, Jaxson, Braydon, Chloe, Mia, Shelby
                                 *HONOR ROLL EXEMPLARS!*
     All A's- Chloe, Lily
          A/B- Logan, Rebecca, Bella, McKenzie, Jaxson, Mia, Shelby
     Note: Early Dismissal on Wed., 3/31 @ 12:45
               Report Cards will be sent home digitally and hard copy on 3/31
               Fri., 4/2...Holiday... no school
Reading/ELA:  We will be reviewing multiple skills in prep. for the FSA test. We will have spelling and vocabulary quizzes on Thursday.  All cold read practices will be due on writing component this week. 
Study Island- Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences
Math: Graphs including bar graphs and line plots ; using data from graphs; multiplication quiz daily ;  multiple skills review to prep for the FSA; daily math homework 
Study Island- Measure Volume and Mass
Science: Force and Motion- we will need a few  empty tp cardboard rolls or paper towel rolls for experiments please and thank you!  We will be continuing our study of force and motion.
Social Studies: Biography research of famous Asian and Native Americans
( completed in class); Study Island- Historical Inquiry and Analysis 
SHHHHHHHHHH.... you will be receiving a large manila envelope this week-directions were sent via DOJO. This is something special that all of you can share with your child during the FSA days.  Please return the envelope with your surprise for your child no later than Friday, April 9th!  Once you read the directions, let me know if you have questions.   Thank you!

 “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”

– Clay P. Bedford

Week of March 15th

Week of March 15th- Last Week of the 3rd Quarter!

     Happy St, Patrick's Day... a bit early !  Wednesday, the 17th, is the official day and YES we can all wear GREEN and NO there will not be any pinching!
We will all be celebrating the Greenest Day of the year with Valente' leading the way.  ( Clothes must be school appropriate and no dyed hair or face paint.)
     Friday, the 19th will mark the end of the 3rd quarter.  The 25 point AR goal with a test average of 85% or higher  must be reached by 2:45 on Friday in order to join in the AR celebration after spring break.  Keep reading!
Don't forget about the 75% ALEKS by 2:45 on Friday. Your child can let you know if they are not at this goal.
     Focus Skills:
Reading- adjectives, theme, writing to respond to a prompt, pronoun and verb agreement, Study Island- Adjectives and Adverbs
Math- elapsed time ,multiplication, measurement, Study Island-Time Intervals
Science- force and motion... Activity with balloons, pennies and hex nuts. Study Island-Forces and Energy in the Solar System
Social Studies- cultural contribution to the USA from other countries
We are practicing for the FSA!  You will see packets coming home without a grade for ELA/Reading and Math.  Those packets are samples of items that will be tested on both tests. The idea is to practice a bit at a time and get familiar with the actual "look" of the test items. 
FSA Reading: April 14th and 15th
FSA Math: May 12th and Maty 13th
Important information: They need a good nights rest, healthy breakfast and most importantly encouragement.  If you child is late they will not be permitted to take the test that day. 
Let's make the most of this week before break then enjoy break to its fullest! Sunshine, fresh air, planting, biking, swimming, running, picnics and anything we can jam in to live life to the fullest :)
"Do more things with your family that make you forget to check your phone. Your time. not your money, will be the memories that stand out for your child."

Week of March 8th

Week of March 8th

     Thank you to all that participated and helped others at STEM Night.  We had an Ooblecky time and everyone loved it!  The students who volunteered received 10 Dojo points and 10 points for their House.  Way to show that Belmont school spirit!
     Two weeks until the end of the 3rd quarter and the beginning of spring break. Two weeks to meet AR goals, raise the percentages in ALEKS and master skills in Study Island.  We are pushing toward the finish line of 3rd grade ...keep up the great  effort !
     Focus Skills :
Reading- cause and effect, homophones, context clues, pronouns, AR 24 points by Friday with an 85%  or higher test average, Study Island-Using Words for Effect
Math- measurement, time, multiplication, multi-step word problems,ALEKS, Study Island-Comparing Fractions
Science-force and motion; Forms of Energy 
Social Studies-cultural contributions in the United States 
     Mom and Son Night- Take Me Out to the Ballgame- Friday, March 12th ! See the school site for details.
     "Talk to your children about integrity.  Integrity in work, friendships, games, and life.  Integrity will take you far beyond talents. Integrity cannot be taken from you.  Integrity is at the root of every true success. Integrity is peace to the soul and heart.  Talk to your children." The Mom Collective

Week of Feb 22nd

Week of February 22nd

     Pictures please!  If you have pictures that you would like for your child to share with our class please send them in!  Daddy/Daughter Dance, sporting events, trips, special events...the pictures continue to help build community within our class and they're fun to see!
Reading: pronoun/verb agreement, re-reading and text evidence, context clues 
AR points should be at least 18 /85% average by Friday; Study Island assignments
Math: fractions on a number line, equivalent fractions, multiplication/division quizzes, ALEKS, Study Island assignment
Social Studies:  State research project...this will all be worked on in class. Each student will choose a state to research and present to the class; Study Island assignment 
Science: Scientific Method 
Just a word on homework...helping your child understand a question or a math problem is wonderful; checking over their work and having them correct mistakes is phenomenal, holding them responsible for completion is them answers, does not help them. 
     *Individual and class pictures are this week:)
Thank you for being diligent in reading with your child.  Time invested daily in reading aloud to your child or having them read aloud to you is an invaluable tool in building reading skills. Questions about the stories, characters, all the "why's"lead to strategic thinking.  15-20 minutes a day of reading with you can change the trajectory of your child's success. 
Multiple children at multiple levels in the family?  Choose a chapter book that can be read aloud to the entire family!
“I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns it on , I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx  :))))

Week of Feb 15th

Week of February 15th

     Thank you to all of you that sent in treats, goodie bags and Valentine cards with your children for our class.  They were all so excited and joy filled to be able to share with one another.   
*AR Shout Outs:
100%- Shelby
50%-   Rebecca, Logan, Bella, Mckenzie, Kaleb, Kate, Jaxson, Braydon, Chloe, Mia
I am so proud of their example of independence and effort to become stronger readers.  They love ringing the cow bell and moving their picture up the AR board to celebrate their accomplishments.
*Hoorahs and Hoorays for the Multiplication and Division Masters:
All multiplication mastered : Logan, Rebecca, Colson, Mckenzie, Brysan, Lilah, Kaleb, Jaxson, Chloe, Amelia
All division mastered:  Kate
Jaxson and Kate have conquered all 3rd grade skills in ALEKS.  There are several others who are sooooooooo close to finishing the 3rd grade skills.  Keep up the fantastic work!
Study Island Super Stars:  
60 ribbons or more:  Chloe, Jaxson, Kate, Rebecca, Braydon, Mckenzie, Logan, Shelby, Lily
40 -59 ribbons: Lilah, Ryder, Bella, Alisha, Kaleb, Colson, Mia
FOCUS for the Week:
Reading: AR (15 points/85% or higher) by Friday; summarizing, point of view, 3 paragraph written response
Math: multiplication/division challenge; fractions, ALEKS
Science: scientific method -know the steps!
Social Studies: being a good citizen by knowing and practicing the 3 R's
Our class is an amazing group of learners, friends, and future leaders!  They love to help everyone, are excited to conquer new skills, and cheer for each other as they succeed.  We have authors, mathematicians, scientists, philanthropists, chefs, engineers, artists, farmers, designers, our midst every day, ready to become world changers as they grow and learn!  
"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child...there are seven million!  " WStreightiff

Week of February 8th

Week of February 8th

     The Red Carpet Awards were an exciting and encouraging happening!  All of the students were cheering, applauding and enjoying celebrating those who earned awards.  The fanfare was incentive to everyone to meet their goals, study with an attitude of excellence and give a 100% effort !
     Eyes on the goal of learning every day, earning promotion to 4th grade and conquering the FSA.  Speaking of the FSA...(Florida State Assessment) is scheduled - Reading/ELA , April 5-16 , and Math ,May 3-14.  Each assessment will be a 2 day , 80 minutes per session event.  Reading must be passed with level 3 or higher in order to advance to 4th grade.  This is a state requirement.
*Reading- point of view, summarizing, pronouns, compound words
**Math-properties of multiplication and division, multiplication fact practice(daily quiz), word problems- Math Chapter Test Friday
***Social Studies- being a good citizen; reduce, reuse, recycle
****Science- scientific method 
Please review your child's homework with them, including the cold read practice.  If there is something that is unclear to your child and/or you have your child bring it to school and I will go over it with them .  Math homework is due 1st thing every morning and the cold read practice is due Friday morning.    There is a direct connection between academic success and AR, homework completion, Study Island and ALEKS mastery.  Expect excellence and it will be achieved.
This Friday, the 12th is our Valentine's sharing day.  If you would like for your child to bring cards to share it would be wonderful!  We have cookies but....if you would like to send wrapped candy or a treat the class would certainly enjoy it!
Thank you for all that you do for your child's are appreciated!
"It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential."  BHenry

Week of January 25th

Parents we need your help with our 3rd grade bulletin board in the hallway.  The board is to celebrate the students, their accomplishments, trips, awards, photos...all the aspects that make our 3rd graders the wonderful children that we know they are every day.  So...we need your help! If you have pictures that you are willing to share please send them in!  Baseball awards? Gymnastic events?  Basketball pics?  If anything features your child, please share so that we can all share in their moments.
Study Island this week! -Students use their time in Tech on Wednesday to get this completed. They are also given extra time in class. If their time is used wisely there is plenty of time to get this done at school.
Shades of Meaning
2 Dimensional Shapes
Continents, Oceans, and Hemispheres 
AR- 6 points total by Friday.... 
Focus this week :
Reading---Literacy Week
     Monday: Guest Speakers
     Tuesday: Read with Kindergarten class
     Wednesday: Book Covers
     Thursday: Biography
     Friday: Literacy Parade: Students dress up as a character from their book.         (They MUST have their book with them Friday)
Math---Complete Chapter 8. -Test Wednesday
Begin Chapter 9-Distributing 
Social Studies--- Begin Black History Month Studies
Science---States of Matter
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."  -Martin Luther King Jr. 

Week of January 18th

Beginning 3rd Quarter!

New quarter, new goals, new outlook... the wonderful thing about a new quarter is knowing everyone has a fresh start and opportunities to reach new heights in learning!
Congratulations to all those who achieved their AR goal for the 2nd quarter:
Logan, Colson, Alisha, Kaleb, Kate, Jaxson, Lily, Braydon, Ryder, Chloe and Shelby! Readers become all are leading by your example :)
AR Blue Ribbon Count
Leader Board:
51-Jaxson, Chloe, Kate
50-Lily, McKenzie, Shelby
48-Ryder, Logan, Rebecca, Braydon
46-Colson, Alisha, Kaleb
45- Mia
Kudos and Hoorays to all of you!
ALEKS Mastered Skills
Leader Board:
98-Kate, Chloe
63-Colson, Lilah
54-Shelby, Braydon, Lily 
Above and beyond expectations!
Everything that I assign, everything that I  expect academically, everything that we, as a class,  work on is with 1 goal in learning in preparation for 4th grade skills. 
Parents and Families-your help is absolutely vital! 
     Read every day -with your child or monitor their reading time (20 minutes)  at home.
          Review math homework , including multiplication facts...and practice cold reads that are due on Friday.  
               Reinforce learning with encouragement, conversing with your child,  and high expectations.  
Thank you for all that you do to make sure your child's learning  successful. 
"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."  Anonymous 

Week of January 11th

Finishing Up !


Approaching the finish line for the 2ndquarter...this Friday, the 15th is the day!
Our class jumped right back into being creative, thinking, sharing learners. We changed our usual routine,  included more "brain breaks" and charged ahead!  Our class is a wonderful example of helping each other, teaching together, and celebrating success for each other. 
Reading- compare and contrast, helping verbs, expository text; AR goals should be finished by Friday the 15th (25 points and a test average of 85% or higher)  !  
Math- continuing multiplication and division strategies ; practicing multiplication and division facts at home every day:)))))
Social Studies- landmarks and memorials in the USA
Science- properties and states of matter; changes in states of matter
Monday, January 18th, Martin Luther King, Jr. school for students. 
When the students share they love to tell about all the things they are accomplishing and experiencing- trips on the weekends, in their sports, during family outings , etc.  They tell a wealth of information about different states, movies, books, learning to cook, build, repair, things they have questions about. they're sharing leads to questioning, which leads to finding more answers, which leads to more questioning.  It is a wonderful blessing to see them all engage, question, and want to know "why".   We are learning academically and we are learning to wonder !  Wondering is a doorway to creativity, inventions, and more wondering :)  Keep up those opportunities to stretch thinking and engage the entire brain; the possibilities are endless!

"The world is a canvas for your imagination. You are the painter. Get to work!" Henry David Thoreau

Week of January 5th

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2021, new adventures, new journeys, new questions, new learning!  I hope that all of you had a joy filled, memory making break.  I was blessed with time with my family and friends.  Life seems sweeter and more treasured when shared with those that we love, those who need to be loved, and those that need family. 
Celebrating You!  We have a new bulletin board in our 3rd grade hallway.  The board is to celebrate the students, their accomplishments, trips, awards, photos...all the aspects that make our 3rd graders the wonderful children that we know they are every day.  So...we need your help! If you have pictures that you are willing to share please send them in!  Soccer awards? Gymnastic events?  Basketball pics?  If anything features your child, please share so that we can all share in their moments.
The 2nd quarter will end on January 15th.  Normally, the 2nd quarter ends on the last Friday before break but HEYYYY...nothing was normal about 2020!
So, the 15th of January marks the end of the quarter.  AR goals must be met by the 15th.  
Study Island for the upcoming week:
Point of View
Good Citizenship 
Please work on Aleks at home ...20-25 minutes per week. 50% of ALEKS is to be completely by January 15th. Your child should be able to let you know if they have met their goal. (We have a bulletin board in class of where they are)
AR- 25 points total by the 15th...many are just a short distance away from their goal!
Focus this week :
Reading---Point of View, Realistic Fiction, Contractions
Math---Strategies for multiplication and division
Social Studies--- Land marks in the United States
Science---States of Matter
"Who questions much, shall learn much, shall retain much." Francis Bacon

Week of December 7th

Week of December 7th

AR Shout Out to : 
100% Shelby, Chloe
75%...Kate, Jaxson, Makenzie, Braydon, Ryder
50%...Logan, Rebecca, Bella, Mia, Lily
25%...Kaleb, Lilah
Keep up the good work! By Friday, the 11th, everyone should have at least 18 points with at least an 85% average.
The practice cold read included in homework must show UNWRAP.  It is not completed for all points if UNWRAP was not used.  Math homework...CUBES...with work being shown, not just answers.
4 AR points by Friday
Assigned Study Island topics (3) completed by Friday (70% or higher)
Study spelling and vocabulary every night:) 
Reading: Summarizing, Sequence, Combining Sentences, Punctuation in letters and addresses
Math: Strategies for Multiplication and Division, multiplication fact quiz daily, spiral review
Science:  Properties of Matter
Social Studies: Holidays Around the World 
Math Test:  PLEASE make sure you are reviewing all the math vocabulary on the daily homework.  There are many students who would have earned an "A" on the last test but stated that they "never practice the vocab. at home".  We practice at school but the words MUST be reinforced at home.
The backpack drive is to assist students with food during the winter break.  Please consider donating and being a blessing to another family!
We are in the final push for the end of the 2nd nine weeks.  Please be faithful in reading with your child daily, practicing spelling and multiplication , and expecting excellence!
"The most beautiful thing about learning is that NO ONE can take it from you."  BBKing