Learning Goals for Feb. 12-16

Happy Monday! This week we are learning the following:

Reading: Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends and Porquoi tales (3.5); Common Assessment, goes on report card (Monday)

Reading Homework: The Variety of Maps (due Friday); REMEMBER TO READ each night! New vocabulary comes home today. Use this link to practice on Quizlet. The test will be on paper next Thursday. https://quizlet.com/_4fqvhr

Language Arts (Writing): Writing text to a specific audience for a specific purpose (letters, persuasive, etc, 3.20) 3.17  Writing Process

Social Studies: Community (holiday celebration) Famous Americans   

IMPORTANT INFO: Valentine’s boxes and class Valentines are due tomorrow. 

Text Structures

We are working hard on learning how authors organize their texts! These organizational structures are: description, sequence, problem/solution, cause and effect and compare and contrast.

This is a new skill for third graders and this can be incredibly difficult to grasp! We are working for two whole weeks on this skill! I am instructing students, using whole group, small group, guided practice and independent practice to reinforce these skills. Please let me know if you have any questions! Please watch this video for a brief introduction to these skills!

Learning Goals for Jan. 22-26

Reading: 3.9 Students will recognize, identify and use nonfiction text structures (compare/contrast, description, cause/effect and problem/solution). 

Writing: 3.17ABCDE Students will write descriptive paragraphs, using the writing process.

Social Studies: Students will learn about differences in education, from long ago and up until present day.

NEW SPELLING WORDS COME HOME TODAY! The test is Feb 1st and 2nd. READING HW comes home today as well. This is due Friday and will take the place of the reading log. Have a great week!

School Closing Info

Following an administrative meeting this afternoon, it has been decided that ALL White Oak District campuses (high school, middle school, intermediate school, and primary school) will be closed Thursday, December 14th, and Friday, December 15th. This decision was made in the best interest and health considerations for our students, faculty, and staff members.

There will be NO outside activities of any kind (i.e. Select Volleyball, choir, Boys and Girls Club, etc.). NO ONE will be allowed in the building during these four days.

We will return to school on Monday, December 18th, and we will follow the original schedule that has been set in place for next week. Christmas Parties will remain on the same days and at the same times. Early Release times for Tuesday and Wednesday will remain at 12:15 for Intermediate students.

Because all outside activities have been canceled, our students will NOT be caroling at the local banks. Instead, the select choir will perform on Tuesday morning at 8:45, and parents are invited to attend and may check out their students at the end of the performance.

We look forward to seeing a healthier YOU on Monday

Learning Goals for Nov. 6-10

Reading: 3.6A Poetry

3.6 Students understand make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from texts to support their understanding (A) describe the characteristics of various forms of poetry and how they create imagery.  (narrative, free verse, lyrical, humorous) 

 3.10 Students understand make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author’s sensory language creates imagery and literary texts and provide evidence from text to support their understanding A identify language that creates a graphic visual experience and appeals to the senses. (alliteration, hyperbole, idiom, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia)

READING HW: Reading log this week. Vocabulary test Thurs/Fri. 

Language Arts: 

3.10 Students understand make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author’s sensory language creates imagery and literary texts and provide evidence from text to support their understanding A identify language that creates a graphic visual experience and appeals to the senses. (alliteration, hyperbole, idiom, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia)

Spelling: New spelling comes home today (test is 11-17-17). 

Social Studies: Explorers continue!

DON’T FORGET DRY FOOD DRIVE THIS WEEK! ALSO, BOX TOP CONTEST GOING ON! Thank you for your support!