3.6A(R)- classify and sort two- and three- dimensional figures, including cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular and rectangular prisms, and cubes based on attributes using formal geometric language

3.6B(S)- use attributes to recognize rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories

TEKS: SCIENCE

3.7C- Identify and compare different landforms including mountains, hills, valleys, and plains

Homework: No homework page this week. Just keep practicing multiplication facts. I will check logs Thursday.

BENCHMARKS THIS WEEK ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. PLEASE DO NOT EAT LUNCH WITH STUDENTS ON THESE DAYS. STUDENTS MAY BRING A HEALTHY SNACK AND WATER SINCE WE WILL HAVE A DELAYED LUNCH.

Upcoming Important Dates:

March 19 ~ Teacher Work Day

March 20 ~ Spring Pictures

March 23 ~ Report Cards

March 29 ~ Easter Party 8:30-9:30, students are allowed to leave after 9:30

March 30 ~ School Holiday

April 10 ~ 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Caldwell Zoo (CHAPERONES NEEDED)

April 23 ~ School Holiday

April 24 ~ 3rd Grade Field Day

May 14-15 ~ STAAR testing

May 21 ~ 3rd Grade Awards Ceremony

May 23 ~ Last day of school

3.6A(R)- classify and sort two- and three- dimensional figures, including cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular and rectangular prisms, and cubes based on attributes using formal geometric language

3.6B(S)- use attributes to recognize rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories

TEKS: SCIENCE

3.7C- Identify and compare different landforms including mountains, hills, valleys, and plains

Homework: Motivation Math pages 65 and 66. Extra fact practice homework for students who scored less than 20/30 on Mad Minute. Study your multiplication facts (0-10), record on the log. I will check log and homework page Friday. No Fun Friday if any part of the homework is missing or not complete.

Upcoming Important Dates:

March 12-16 ~ Spring Break

March 19 ~ Teacher Work Day

March 23 ~ Report Cards

March 29 ~ Easter Party (time TBA)

March 30 ~ School Holiday

April 23 ~ School Holiday

April 24 ~ 3rd grade Field Day

May 14-15 ~ STAAR testing

May 21 ~ 3rd grade Awards Ceremony

May 23 ~ Last day of school

3.3F(R)- represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using a variety of objects and pictorial models, including number lines

3.3G(S)- explain that two fractions are equivalent if and only if they are both represented by the same point on the number line or represent the same portion of a same size whole for an area model

3.3H(R)- compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models

TEKS: SCIENCE

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

Homework: Go Math homework pages 99 and 100 “Module 3 Assessment”. Extra fact practice homework for students who scored less than 20/30 on Mad Minute. Study your multiplication facts (0-10), record on the log. I will check logs and homework pages Friday. No Fun Friday if any part of the homework is missing or not complete.

Other Information:

Wednesday, February 28th ~ Early Release 12:00

**Upcoming Important Dates:**

March 12-16 ~ Spring Break

March 19 ~ Teacher Work Day

March 23 ~ Report Cards

March 29 ~ Easter Party (time TBA)

March 30 ~ School Holiday

April 23 ~ School Holiday

April 24 ~ 3rd grade Field Day

May 14-15 ~ STAAR testing

May 21 ~ 3rd grade Awards Ceremony

May 23 ~ Last day of school

3.3F(R)- represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using a variety of objects and pictorial models, including number lines

3.3G(S)- explain that two fractions are equivalent if and only if they are both represented by the same point on the number line or represent the same portion of a same size whole for an area model

3.3H(R)- compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models

**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**: Motivation Math homework pages 46. Extra fact practice homework for students who scored less than 20/30 on Mad Minute. Study your multiplication facts (0-10), record on the log. I will check logs and homework pages Friday. No Fun Friday if any part of the homework is missing or not complete.

**Other Information**:

Monday, February 19th ~ President’s Day, School Holiday

Thursday, February 21st ~ Mad Minute for all facts, Vocabulary Test

Friday, February 22nd ~ Motivation Math homework due, reading packet due, both reading and math logs due

3.3A- represent fractions greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using concrete objects and pictorial models, including strip diagrams and number lines

3.3B- determine the corresponding fraction greater than zero and less than one or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 given a specified point on a number line.

3.3C- explain that the unit fraction 1/b represents the quantity formed by one part of a whole that has been partitioned into b equal parts where b is a non-zero whole number

3.3D- compose and decompose a fraction a/b with a numerator greater than 0 and less than or equal to b as a sum of parts 1/b

3.3E- solve problems involving partitioning an object or set of objects among two or more recipients using pictorial representations of fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8

Homework: Go Math homework pages 111 and 112. Study your multiplication facts (0-10), record on the log. I will check logs and homework pages Friday. No Fun Friday if any part of the homework is missing or not complete.

Science:

Science Lab Supply Requests: Send by Tuesday if you are able to help. Washable, clear, PVA glue; saline solution; baking soda; pink and red food coloring; Valentine themed glitter; gallon jugs of water.

3.6B(R)- 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, wagons

3.6C- observe forces such as magnetism and gravity acting on objects

Other Information:

Tuesday, February 13th ~ Valentine’s cards and box due.

Wednesday, February 14th ~ In-class celebration for Valentine’s (no party), bring box or bag on or before this day

Thursday, February 15th ~ Special classroom visitor for Science from Texas Farm Bureau, Mad Minute for all facts, Spelling Test

Friday, February 16th ~ Go Math homework due, reading packet due, both reading and math logs due

3.5E(S)- represent real-world relationships using number pairs in a table and verbal descriptions

Homework: Motivation Math homework page over input/output tables. Study your multiplication facts for 8, record on the log. I will check logs Friday. Laps at recess if the log is missing or not complete for both Reading and Math.

Science:

3.6B(R)- 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, wagons

Other Information:

Thursday 1st ~ 3rd Grade play 9:00. Mad Minute test over X8. Spelling Test

Friday 2nd ~ Homework and logs due

February 13th ~ Special visitor for Science. Valentine’s cards due.

February 14th ~ in-class celebration for Valentine’s (no party), bring box or bag on or before this day

3.5E(S)- represent real-world relationships using number pairs in a table and verbal descriptions

3.3A(S)- represent fractions greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 using concrete objects and pictorial models including strip-diagrams and number lines

Homework: Motivation Math homework page over place value. Study your multiplication facts for 7, record on the log. I will check logs Friday. Laps at recess if the log is missing or not complete for both Reading and Math.

Science: We have some exciting labs going on this week!

3.6A(R)- explore different forms of energy, including mechanical, light, sound, and heat/thermal in everyday life

Special Request! If you can please send any of these items: large popsicle sticks, rubber bands, green army men, Solo cups, straws, masking tape, yarn, measuring tape (the soft kind you would use for sewing).

Other Information: In support of a White Oak student, we will be participating in the following events, and if you can bring “Coins for Olivia” (note went home 1-12)

Monday 22nd ~ crazy socks

Tuesday 23rd ~ wear a hat

Wednesday 24th ~ wear purple

Thursday 25th ~ Mad Minute test over X7

Friday 26th ~ Scholastic Book Orders due

January 8-26 ~ Box Top Competition (we only lost by 8 Box Tops last time)!

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