December 10 – 14

December11

TEKS: MATH
3.4J(S)- determine a quotient using the relationship between multiplication and division
3.4K(R)- solve one-step and two-step problems involving multiplication and division within 100 using strategies based on objects; pictorial models, including arrays, area models, and equal groups; properties of operations; or recall of facts
3.8A(R) – summarize a data set with multiple categories using a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals
3.8B (S) – solve one- and two-step problems using categorical data represented with a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals

TEKS: SCIENCE
3.1B- Make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources by recycling or reusing materials such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics.
3.7C- Explore the characteristics of natural resources that make them useful in products and materials such as clothing and furniture and how resources may be conserved.

Homework: Study multiplication facts and record on log. Students who do not have 3 or more nights recorded on the Fact Log will miss recess Friday for additional practice.

Classroom Reminders: Mad Minute quiz Thursday (over 7’s and review), fact log check Friday

Upcoming Events:
December 17- Wear a Christmas shirt or Christmas colors
December 18- Wear a Christmas hat
December 19- Wear Christmas socks
December 20- Classroom Parties 9:00-10:00 (you can leave after party), Early Release 12:00
December 21-January 6- No School
January 9- Math Benchmark
January 10- Reading Benchmark, Report Cards go home
January 21- Holiday
January 23- Early Release 12:00

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Multiplication Practice

December5

I came across a website that had some great games for practicing multiplication facts. I liked how you could choose which facts you wanted to practice. Some of the games are timed too.
Times Table Games

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Classroom Wishlist

December3

Here are some great ideas for things we need for our classroom. There are many items to choose from at varying prices. I will continue to update the list throughout the year, so check back anytime. Thanks for all you do!

View my wishlist on Amazon, “Mrs. Casey’s 3rd Grade 2017”.
https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3K6R371XGQO8R/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_gm__wl

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December 3 – 7

November30

TEKS: MATH
3.4F(S)- recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts
3.4G(S)- use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial produce, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties
3.4J(S)- determine a quotient using the relationship between multiplication and division
3.4K(R)- solve one-step and two-step problems involving multiplication and division within 100 using strategies based on objects; pictorial models, including arrays, area models, and equal groups; properties of operations; or recall of facts

TEKS: SCIENCE
3.1B- Make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources by recycling or reusing materials such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics.
3.3B- Represent the natural world using models such as volcanoes or the Sun, Earth, and Moon system and identify their limitations, including size, properties, and materials.
3.7A- Explore and record how soils are formed by weathering of rock and the decomposition of plant and animal remains.
3.7B- Investigate rapid changes in Earth’s surface such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides.
3.7C- Explore the characteristics of natural resources that make them useful in products and materials such as clothing and furniture and how resources may be conserved.

Homework: Study multiplication facts and record on log. Students who do not have 3 or more nights recorded on the Fact Log will miss recess Friday for additional practice.

Classroom Reminders: Mad Minute quiz Thursday (over 5’s, 10’s and review), fact log check Friday

Upcoming Events:
December 20- Classroom Parties 9:00-10:00, Early Release 12:00
December 21-January 6- No School
January 9- Math Benchmark
January 10- Reading Benchmark, Report Cards go home
January 21- Holiday
January 23- Early Release 12:00

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Help Us Parents! =)

November30

We have been working on 2-digit times 1-digit multiplication. For example, 93X8=__. Practice at home with your child. Any strategy is fine as long as your child is getting the correct answer. If not, feel free to reteach how you are most comfortable teaching. I’ve posted an assignment in Google Classroom with problems or you can just make up your own. Have a great weekend!

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November 26 – 29

November26

TEKS: MATH
3.4F(S)- recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts
3.4G(S)- use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial produce, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties

TEKS: SCIENCE
3.1B- Make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources by recycling or reusing materials such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics.
3.3B- Represent the natural world using models such as volcanoes or the Sun, Earth, and Moon system and identify their limitations, including size, properties, and materials.
3.7A- Explore and record how soils are formed by weathering of rock and the decomposition of plant and animal remains.
3.7B- Investigate rapid changes in Earth’s surface such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides.
3.7C- Explore the characteristics of natural resources that make them useful in products and materials such as clothing and furniture and how resources may be conserved.

Homework: Study multiplication facts and record on log. Students who do not have 3 or more nights recorded on the Fact Log will miss recess Friday for additional practice.

Classroom Reminders: Mad Minute quiz Thursday (over 3, 6, and review), fact log check Friday

Upcoming Events:
November 28- Graded Papers
November 29- Progress Reports, 2nd 9 Weeks Math Test (Common Assessment)
December 20- Classroom Parties
December 21-January 6- No School
January 9- Math Benchmark (district)
January 10- Reading Benchmark, Report Cards go home
January 21- Holiday
January 23- Early Release 12:00

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November 12-16

November11

TEKS: MATH
3.4D(S)- determine the total number of objects when equally-sized groups of objects are combined or arranged in arrays up to 10 by 10
3.4E(S)- represent multiplication facts by using a variety of approaches such as repeated addition, equal-sized groups, arrays, area models, equal jumps on a number line, and skip counting
3.4F(S)- recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts

TEKS: SCIENCE
3.6A- Explore different forms of energy, including mechanical, light, sound, and heat/thermal in everyday life.

Homework: Study multiplication facts and record on log. Students who do not have 3 or more nights recorded on the Fact Log will miss recess Friday for additional practice.

Classroom Reminders: Mad Minute quiz Thursday (over 4’s), fact log check Friday

Upcoming Events:
November 14- Big Kahuna Party Bus
November 15- Fundraiser Delivery, Picture Retakes
November 19-23- Thanksgiving Break
November 29- Progress Reports

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November 5 – 9

November4

TEKS: MATH
3.4D(S)- determine the total number of objects when equally-sized groups of objects are combined or arranged in arrays up to 10 by 10
3.4E(S)- represent multiplication facts by using a variety of approaches such as repeated addition, equal-sized groups, arrays, area models, equal jumps on a number line, and skip counting
3.4F(S)- recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts

TEKS: SCIENCE
3.6B- demonstrate and observe how position and motion can be changed by pushing and pulling objects to show work being done such as swings, balls, pulleys, and wagons
3.6C- observe forces such as magnetism and gravity acting on objects

Homework: Study multiplication facts and record on log. Students who do not have 3 or more nights recorded on the Fact Log will miss recess Friday for additional practice.

Classroom Reminders: Mad Minute quiz Thursday, fact log check Friday

Upcoming Events:
November 14- Fundraiser delivery
November 19-23- Thanksgiving Break
November 29- Progress Reports

Classroom Needs:
Thank you, Amanda Johnson, for donating 1″ binders. =)

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October 29 – November 2

October30

TEKS: MATH
3.4D(S)- determine the total number of objects when equally-sized groups of objects are combined or arranged in arrays up to 10 by 10
3.4E(S)- represent multiplication facts by using a variety of approaches such as repeated addition, equal-sized groups, arrays, area models, equal jumps on a number line, and skip counting
3.4F(S)- recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts

TEKS: SCIENCE
3.6B Demonstrate and observe how position and motion can be changed by pushing and pulling objects to show work being done such as swings, balls, and wagons.
3.6C Observe forces such as magnetism and gravity acting on objects.

Homework: Study subtraction facts and record on log. Students who do not have 3 or more nights recorded on the Fact Log will miss recess Friday for additional practice.

Classroom Reminders: Book Character Day and 12:00 Release Wednesday, Mad Minute quiz Thursday, fact log check Friday

Upcoming Events:
October 31- Early Release 12:00, Storybook Character Day
November 2- October Homework Challenge due
November 14- Fundraiser delivery
November 19-23- Thanksgiving Break
November 29- Progress Reports

Classroom Needs:
*Between my two math classes, I am still in need of 26 1″ binders. Any donations that you can make is greatly appreciated. Wal-Mart has some for $0.88. Any color is fine.

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October 22-26

October22

TEKS: MATH
3.4A(R)- Solve one and two step addition and subtraction problems within 1,000
3.4C(S)- Determine the value of a collection of coins and bills
3.5A(R)- represent one and two step problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 1,000 using pictorial models, number lines, and equations

TEKS: SCIENCE
3.6B Demonstrate and observe how position and motion can be changed by pushing and pulling objects to show work being done such as swings, balls, and wagons.
3.6C Observe forces such as magnetism and gravity acting on objects.

Homework: Study subtraction facts and record on log. Students who do not have 3 or more nights recorded on the Fact Log will miss recess Friday for additional practice.

Classroom Reminders: Mad Minute quiz Thursday, fact log check Friday

Red Ribbon Week:
Monday- Wear red
Tuesday- Wear your favorite team jersey or t-shirt
Wednesday- Wear dress code appropriate pj’s
Thursday- Wear crazy socks
Friday- Wear Roughneck spirit colors

Upcoming Events:
October 25- Report Cards go home
October 31- Early Release 12:00, Storybook Character Day
November 2- October Homework Challenge due
November 14- Fundraiser delivery
November 19-23- Thanksgiving Break
November 29- Progress Reports

Classroom Needs:
*Between my two math classes, I am still in need of 26 1″ binders. Any donations that you can make is greatly appreciated. Wal-Mart has some for $0.88. Any color is fine.
*Vote for our Limeades for Learning Project “Customized and Organized”. You can also bring in Limeades for Learning stickers (ask for them at Sonic).

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