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Language Arts Block Warm- Up: Daily “get in gear” activities such as, Making Words, journaling, analogies and grammar corrections. Spelling: using phonetic patterns (students will have option of assessment on list 1 or list 2) Writer’s Workshop: Students will use the Writing Process to compose original writing pieces. Vocabulary: We will focus on several vocabulary words each week to expand our students’ vocabulary. “DNA” = Did not answer
Reading Block Use of novels, reading anthology, & other printed materials Skills in: vocabulary, comprehension, main idea, literary elements, conclusions, summaries, sequence, author’s purpose, etc.
Math Block Check homework Daily lessons centered around State Curriculum Wednesday is Assessment Day Alternating between Tests and Quizzes Friday is Reflection Day Self-analysis of missed test questions Motivational Math Workbook Hands on Approach reinforced through strategic games, manipulative, visuals and rotations. “DNA” = Did not answer
Homework Students copy assignments in planner Reading- 20 minutes per night + complete “Reading Log” page Spelling- Practice words twice a week through different assignments Quiz on Thursdays. Spelling Café (ABC order, Sentences, Story Writing, etc). Math- Daily Homework assigned on Monday Monday: 1 page (usually from the Motivational Math workbook) Tuesday: Study Guide to prepare for Quiz or Test Wednesday: 1 page (usually from the Motivational Math workbook) Thursday: 1 page (usually from the Motivational Math workbook) Science - Solar System Project Social Studies- Hot Spots Project & Culture Doll Project
Math & Reading STAAR Your child will take the Math and Reading STAAR test for the first time this year. We will be working to practice the STAAR format throughout the school year. STAAR Testing Dates: April 21 st Math April 22 nd Reading
Social Studies Block Social Studies in the third grade offers the student a chance to explore his/her community more in depth. Students uncover their community’s unique history, personalities, cultures, and landmarks. We will journey through a regional tour where students will learn about different regions in our country. Projects: Hot Spots, Culture Dolls
Science Block Units of Study Matter Weather Force, Motion and Energy Natural World Solar System Ecosystems Hands-on Experiments using the Scientific Method