Hi! My name is Keila Williams! This is my first year of teaching 3rd grade and I am so excited! I have taught 1st grade for 11 years at Pine Tree. Our son is starting 4th grade in White Oak this year. I can't wait to meet all my Lil' Necks!
Happy Spring…aka…Pollen Time! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break! This week, we are continuing to review the skills we have learned throughout the year.
READING: This week, we are focusing on Inferencing information (3.12), context clue (3.4) and main idea (3.13A). These are on-going skills for our school year and we revisit practicing them as much as we can.
Homework: nonfiction passage “Mrs. Baird’s Bread”. New vocabulary comes home. TEST is 4-13-18.
Writing: Springtime Writing (using senses)
SPELLING TEST THURSDAY AND FRIDAY! Words came home last week. Use www.spellingcity.com/williamskwoisd to study.
Social Studies: Project Based Learning on Tiny Houses.
REMEMBER: ZOO trip is Tuesday, April 10. There will be another note going home with more specific information this week.
This is the week before Easter! This year is going too fast! Here are the TEKS we are reviewing this week, based on the data from our last benchmarks.
Reading: 3.8A (summary/sequence) and 3.8B (characterization). We will address these needs by reviewing the benchmarks and starting OUR BOOK STUDY! We are going to read “The Chalkbox Kid” as a class. I am so excited to share this with the students!
HOMEWORK: study for vocabulary quiz on Wednesday
Writing: We will begin our writing this week by going outside to observe changes brought on by Spring!
HOMEWORK: New spelling words.
Social Studies: We will continue work on our PBL.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:REPORT cards due Monday. Zoo permission notes due Monday.EASTER PARTY GOODIES can be brought as soon as you have them.Vocabulary test on Wednesday. WEATHER DRILL on Wednesday.Easter parties on Thursday at 8:30.
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’sboxes and class Valentines are due tomorrow.
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!