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!

Learning Goals for Oct. 30-Nov.3

EARLY RELEASE on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1!!! 12:00 for Intermediate!

Reading: This week will be an independent work center week, reviewing the following skills taught so far: 3.13A identify the details or facts that support the main idea, 3.8A Summary and Sequence, 3.13D  Non fiction text features, Fig 19 D Inference and 3.4 Prefix and Suffix

Reading HW: Reading log filled out for 3 days, SKIP one day. NEW VOCABULARY words come home Monday. 

Language Arts: Sentence Surgery: fixing sentences from feeling “ill” to feeling “great”!

Language Arts HW: spelling words (from last Monday) test on Thursday and Friday.

Social Studies: EXPLORERS projects begin! Students will research a famous explorer (land, sea, air and space) and present research to the class!

Student Birthday Information

In regard to student birthdays, we would appreciate your understanding and support of our position. We cannot allow students to bring cookies, candy, etc. and distribute in their classroom. There are several reasons why this cannot be allowed. It becomes a competitive situation, which can get out of hand as well as being a disruption to class instruction. The same rule applies to invitation distribution at school or on school property. Please do not ask the teachers to make exceptions to this rule. Many children can have hurt feelings or the teacher may be out and a substitute fail to pass out the invitations, and we certainly respect your right to invite whom you choose. Please send all invitations through the mail, social media, or by telephone. Our teachers do recognize students’ birthdays, as we certainly understand how important this day is to your child.

Next week, third grade will be sending a note/permission form home with your child. On this form, you have the option to include or not include your address on a student information list. Please look for this note in your child’s take home folder next week and send back to school the next day so that we may compile this list as quickly as possible.

Sincerely,

Third Grade Teachers

Learning Goals for Oct. 23-27

It’s almost the end of October! WOW! Here are our learning goals for this week:

Reading: Students will Identify main idea in a passage, using facts and details to support main idea. Students will use graphics in text to support thinking (ex: photographs, charts, graphs, captions, etc.)

Reading HW-new HW log comes home on Monday. Remember-3 nights a week, your choice of nights (this is for Reading and Math.) Parents write down what was used. Turn in on Fridays. Vocabulary test is Thursday/Friday. Vocabulary words are on www.quizlet.com/williamskwoisd for practice tests and games.

Language Arts: Students will begin using the Writing Process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing and publishing) and writing a composition. 

NEW SPELLING COMES HOME THIS WEEK! Test will be on Nov. 3. The words are ready for studying on www.spellingcity.com/williamskwoisd

Social Studies: Students will practice real words scenarios with money.