Mrs. Vazquez, 3rd Grade

Week 1:

Hello families,

During the first week, students learned about how school rules work and what school expectations are. Students took a tour throughout the school to learn about how to use the computer lab and how to act during a fire drill. They were also able to start their STAR testing to get reading levels to start them on their way to their first-quarter goals for 100% of their reading in order to attend the quarter 1 AR field trip.

Classroom rules & Expectations:

Positive behavior is rewarded by parent phone calls home and monthly “theme” parties for whole class positive behavior.

Expectations:
Be on time
Be in attendance every day
Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat
Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
Do your best work

Homework:
Homework is given Friday to Friday in student homework folders.

If you still need supply lists, I am posting supplies here for your convenience. 🙂

2 – plastic, 2-pocket folders

One 24 pack Crayola Crayons
1- 10 pack Crayola markers
one pair Fiskars scissors
2 packs of glue sticks
3 dry erase markers
4 packs Ticonderoga pencils
3 highlighters
2 packs Clorox wipes
1 box of kleenex
water bottle
3 packs of lined binder paper
1 pack dry erase markers
1 school box

 

Bathroom & Drink Passes:

Free Passes:

Students have free drink and bathroom passes during breakfast and Choice. Students also have free drink and free bathroom passes at recess and lunch.

Core Instructional Time Passes:

Students have two additional morning and afternoon passes during which they are allowed to use the restroom during the day for a total of 4 additional passes per day during English, Math, Social Studies, and Science.

Week 2:

Students will learn about:

English Language Arts: Students will continue the study of a narrative poem. Narrative poems are stories with rhyming words. They will also get into some fiction writing. Students started writing their own narrative poems last week, we will be producing the final versions our poems this week. Students will also have a spelling test on Friday.

For this week only: Students will receive week 2 spelling words on Wednesday. From now on, spelling tests will be on Wednesdays.

Social Studies: Students have been learning about how global trade effects the current modern world. Building up to this, students had a chance to compare and contrast how the Silk Road and the current billion dollar company, Amazon, interact in similar and different ways. Now that they have a foundation for how businesses in the world work, we will be starting a project called “Build Your Own Business.”

Math: Last week, students got a chance to begin exploring concepts of multiplication. This week, we are driving right in and starting with Addition as repeated multiplication all the way through the Commutative Property, and on to Division as a concept of “Backwards Multiplication.”

Science: On Monday, we’ll be starting right off the bat with a really cool inquiry lesson called, “Where can we find a whale in the desert?” to kick off our life science unit.

Homework: Due on Fridays. 

  • Your student should read 20 minutes per night. Please help them fill out their reading log. Any book your student reads at home is eligible for AR testing!
  • Practice weekly spelling word list
  • Math practice sheets

Additional updates…

As a reminder please double check backpacks as students have been bringing toys to school. Please remember, for a positive school experience toys should be left at home, as toys could be lost or broken.

 

Week 3:

Students will learn about:

English Language Arts: Students will continue the study of a fable and Pourquoi Stories. Fables teach a moral at the end of the story. Pourqui Stories teach how events of nature started.
Students will also have a spelling test on Wednesday.

Spelling tests will be on Wednesdays!! List 2 went out last week, students will receive list 3 this week.

Social Studies: Students have been learning about the fairness of laws. As we begin to expand our global horizons, students will have a chance to create their own rule or law to help the understanding of how rules or laws protect people. We will also be exploring whether or not rules or laws are fair.

Math: This week, we continue exploring concepts of multiplication. This week, we will review Division as a concept of “Backwards Multiplication”, and review for our Topic 1 test. Math Topic 1 test Friday!

Science: We continue to work on life science.

Homework: Due on Fridays. 

  • Your student should read 20 minutes per night. Please help them fill out their reading log. Any book your student reads at home is eligible for AR testing!
  • Practice weekly spelling word list
  • Math practice sheets

Additional updates…

As a reminder please double check backpacks as students have been bringing toys to school. Please remember, for a positive school experience toys should be left at home, as toys could be lost or broken.

 

Week 4:

Students will learn about:

English Language Arts: Students will continue the study of plurals and how to write a thank you note.
Students will also have a spelling test on Wednesday.

Spelling tests will be on Wednesdays!! List 3 went out last week, students will receive list 4 this week.

Social Studies: Students have been learning about the fairness of laws. As we begin to expand our global horizons, students will have a chance to create their own rule or law to help the understanding of how rules or laws protect people. We will also be exploring whether or not rules or laws are fair.

Math: This week, we continue exploring concepts of multiplication. This week, we will test review for topic 1. Math Topic 1 test Tuesday!

Science: We continue to work on life science.

Homework: Due on Fridays. 

  • Your student should read 20 minutes per night. Please help them fill out their reading log. Any book your student reads at home is eligible for AR testing!
  • Practice weekly spelling word list
  • Math practice sheets

Additional updates…

MAP Test is coming! Please make sure your student is getting plenty of rest and a good breakfast! Dates to come.

As a reminder please double check backpacks as students have been bringing toys to school. Please remember, for a positive school experience toys should be left at home, as toys could be lost or broken.