March 6-9

February28

TEKS: MATH
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

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February 26 – March 2

February23

TEKS: MATH
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

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Texas Farm Bureau Visit

February15

Students had a wonderful time learning all sorts of information about Texas farmers and the crops they grow/raise. Here are some pictures I was able to sneak while students were working on planting their corn, sunflower, and lima bean seeds. Big shout out to Lisa from Texas Farm Bureau for teaching us so much about Texas agriculture!

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Catapult Science Lab

February15

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February 19-23

February15

TEKS: MATH
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

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February 12-16

February9

Math:

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

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January 29 – February 2

January30

Math:

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

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Sound Energy Lab

January23

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January 22-26

January19

Math:

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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Week of January 15-19

January13

Math:

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

Homework: Motivation Math homework page over place value. Study your multiplication facts for 3 and 6, record on the log. There is a new Homework Folder for math to help keep students organized. I will check these 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

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 15th ~ School Holiday
Tuesday 16th ~ wear crazy socks
Wednesday 17th ~ wear a hat
Thursday 18th ~ bring a small stuffed animal
Friday 19th ~ wear dress code PJ’s
Wednesday 24th ~ wear purple, early release 12:00 (no lunch visitors on early release days please)
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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