Notes to Remember:
- Our parent letter contains weekly skills in English Language Arts, Math, and upcoming events. It comes home on Mondays.
- We are also learning to use Skyward for English Language Arts grades. If you have questions about your child's progress in math, please let us know. Let us know via phone or e-mail if you are having trouble logging into Skyward.
ISAT PREPARATION: We will be practicing for the ISAT this quarter
- This quarter students will need to read 110 cwpm. (words per minute on a one minute timed test).
- Our weekly ELA tests are given on Thursday or Friday, unless we have a short week. (Kinzer/Thursday and Derrick/Friday)
- We check out books from the library each week and students are encouraged to take AR tests.
- 3nd Quarter AR Goal - Mrs. Derrick's class will need 3 AR points. This requires student's to take AR tests in their AR level and pass with 80% or higher.
We are learning our multiplication facts. Please practice these at home using flashcards, or online at http://www.multiplication.com/. Students also need to know their single digit addition and subtraction facts fluently.
Fractions, Time (Elapsed time), Liquid Volume and Mass, Perimeter and Area, and Two Dimensional Shapes
Chapter 8-12 in Go Math (selected lessons that apply to our standards)
We assess math through quizzes, formative assessments, spiral review, and chapter tests.
Please check your student's folder on a regular basis. We appreciate all your support.
Questions or concerns?
Please contact us through Skyward or our e-mail addresses. You can always call us at school. We will try and answer you in a timely manner.
Mrs. Derrick and Mrs. Kinzer
PRINT YOUR HOMEWORK
If you have forgotten your homework, here is a quick way to print it.
Click on Third Grade and go to the content page to find our chapter and lesson. The front cover looks a bit different, but the lessons are very much the same.
LINKS IN THE LOCKER
Please check out the links in the locker on the left hand side. We have included many free programs to help your child with extra help. Also, we have online access to our reading textbook with quick links on the left. Your child can also log into Think Central and access our Journey Reading book and Go Math program.
I had a parent recommend a website called xtra math for fluency with math facts. I know that you can access Multiplication.com and it is a free program. The link is in the locker under multpication. It will time your child, grade the test, and you can print it off.
Hope this helps. :)
https://youtu.be/OHoZF5TVXzU (watch a tutorial for accessing Think Central)
THINK CENTRAL LOGIN INFORMATION
I updated this Login, so you should be able to access your math book. You can also find your Journey's book in your library!
1. Go to https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com.
2. Select your state, district, and school.
3. To make it easier to log in later, check Remember MyOrganization (optional).
4. Enter your user name and password.
5. Click Login.
Note: You should have already received your user name and password from your teacher. It is the same as your AR Login.
FLUENCY HELP FOR FAMILIES
FLUENCY HELP for reading and math
This a great resource from Blue Valley School District.
Please follow the link and find interactive games to help improve fluency!
Blue Valley School District Fluency ideas for at home.
Games to Build Fact Fluency
PROPERTIES OF MULTIPLICATON
There are four properties involving multiplication that will help make problems easier to solve. They are the commutative, associative, multiplicative identity and distributive properties.
Commutative property: When two numbers are multiplied together, the product is the same regardless of the order of the multiplicands. For example 4 * 2 = 2 * 4
Associative Property: When three or more numbers are multiplied, the product is the same regardless of the grouping of the factors. For example (2 * 3) * 4 = 2 * (3 * 4)
Multiplicative Identity Property: The product of any number and one is that number. For example 5 * 1 = 5.
Distributive property: The sum of two numbers times a third number is equal to the sum of each addend times the third number. For example 4 * (6 + 3) = 4*6 + 4*3
I hope you have a great summer. I was asked by a few parents what they could do over the summer to help their child. I would encourage all students to read, practice multiplication and division facts, and to keep a journal. If your child would like to use the computer for skill review and transitioning to fourth grade, I have included links to websites and games. Also, they can access websites we have used this year like multiplication.com. You can also access my website posted on TLE’s webpage and use some of the links already provided.
3rd Grade ELA
3rd Grade Math
Entering 4th Grade
PLURAL AND SINGULAR NOUNS
CHECK OUT SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK FOR GRAMMAR HELP
FREE ONLINE BOOKS TO READ
Aesop's Fables offers 37 of the Aesop fables in audio versions (shown by speaker icon) for free listening online in their RealPlayer audio player.
AlvieTheLittleBrownBurro has seven Alvie stories to read online or download in MP3.
AmblingBooks has a large collection of free audio books of classic novels for children. These are all available for free download in MP3 without registration. Using their Ambling player allows the download in one file, otherwise multiple files need to be downloaded.
A Story Before Bed has 10 free books that are shown in a flash viewer while the author narrates the book. The rest of the site is paid where you can narrate the book.
AudioBookCloud an online source of free audio books run in conjunciton with local libraries. This library offers free access to all users. Click on Children link after clicking on link here. All available for free listening online.
PARTS OF SPEECH GAMES
USING QUESTIONS TO DEFINE THE AUTHOR'S PURPOSE FOR WRITING
USE COORDINATING AND SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS
USE SEQUENCE TO ANALYZE A STORY
COMPARE AND CONTRAST
CONTEXT CLUES FOR UNKNOWN WORDS
SUBJECTS AND PREDICATES