Ms. Werner's Third Grade
 
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Announcements this week:
 
3rd Grade Music:
On Thursday, Feb. 9th the 3rd grade class will be putting on a musical called "Squirm." The musical will be at 7:00pm in the Oak Crest gym. Please put this date on your calendars!


Upcoming Star Students 

Sophie Morrison: January 9th-13th
Nikki Meyer: January 23d-27th
Kristina Mansager: January 30th- February 3rd
Kelton Koepp: February 6th-10th
Avery Kes: February 13th- 17th
Lexi Kamrowski: February 20th-24th


 
 
 
IXL is an awesome app that students will use frequently. Here is a shortcut for signing in to the app.
www.ixl.com/signin/belleplaine.
 
Please make sure that iPads are coming to school fully charged. Students will be using them more and more as the year goes on. It is helpful to make a routine for the students and possibly have a "charging zone" at home where the students can leave the iPad charge overnight. 
The iPads this year will only allow apps that are on the Self-Service App Store. Students are allowed to download anything they find in that store.
 


PEEK AT THE Month
Beginning of January and February
 
Math 
We just finished up with our fraction unit and the students did a wonderful job. We will be moving on to the Time Unit, unit 10. Students will review how to read both analog and digital clocks. They will also learn a new skill with telling time which is elapsed time. With elapsed time, students will be able to find the amount of time between two set times, as well as find what time it will be after a given amount of hours and minutes. This unit will take us to the third week of March.

Time Practice

When the time unit is complete, we will work on some balancing of equations which is an algebra skill. We will also spend the month of March preparing for the MCA test. We will review all of the skills that we have learned so far in third grade. Students may have more practice problems that they are bringing home in comparison to what we've had for homework so far this school year. 

We ask that students are practicing basic math facts (multiplication, addition, and subtraction) nightly.

 
Reading 
We have done a wonderful job learning the ELA routines. Students travel through 6 different stations throughout their week. These stations include reading Scholastic News and watching a video correlated to the information they read, word work where they are practicing personal spelling words and word patterns, guided reading where they are meeting with Ms. Werner in small groups, writing, reading skill where they spiral review previous topics that we have learned, and read to self. Students meet with me 2 times a week and also get read to self time a few times a week. They hit the other stations once per week with time allowed to finish anything they didn't complete.  

Our focus story will be "Two Bear Cubs" in the Journey's Book as well as a poetry and figurative language unit, and then MCA prep the week before and after Spring Break.
Each week there will be a focus skill as well as review skills. Students will continue reading books of their choice to help build fluency and comprehension skills, too. 


Our next set of skills will be:
Grammar: possessive nouns, conjunctions, and compound sentences
Reading: Upcoming skills are going to be FORMAL/INFORMAL LANGUAGE, AUTHOR'S PURPOSE, & DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
Writing: Creative writing Leprechaun story

STORY LINKS: CLASSWORK ONLY

The Giving Tree

Picture Day Perfection

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Christmas Around the  World

Tacky the Penguin

Spelling
We will not be taking spelling tests this year. However, we will still practice the different spelling patterns and will work with forming words during our Reading Core time.

A great resource students can use to practice their spelling words is Spelling City
 I have logged each week's spelling pattern into the program. Students can get to it by clicking on MORE LISTS, teacher name Carly Werner.  Students can maneuver through the app and play games, take practice tests, as well listen to the spelling words for extra practice.


Science/ Social Studies
I teach both Science and Social Studies to my class so they do not switch rooms during this time.

Science : We worked on classifying animals. Our next unit will continue with animals, but will focus on how they adapt in their environment as well as the food chain.


Social Studies : Our upcoming social studies unit will be focusing on natural and manmade resources. We will be asking the students to complete a recycling project at home using recyclable materials.
 


 


 February/March Specialist Schedule: 
Here is the schedule of our days in Third Grade. With the extra 20 minute BOOST time that students have on Day 3 and Day 5, students end up having Phy. Ed. four days a week. Just a note, some students just keep Gym Shoes in their lockers. It is part of their grade that they have proper foot attire, so please keep this in mind!

 
February 27-March 3
Mon   -  Day 4 ~ STEM 2/Coding 2
Tue     - Day 5 ~ STEM 1/BOOST
Wed   -  Day 1 ~ Music/P.E./Coding 1
Thurs -  Day 2 ~ P.E./Music/Spanish
Friday Day 3 ~ Art/BOOST

March 6-10
Mon   -  Day 4 ~ STEM 2/Coding 2
Tue     - Day 5 ~ STEM 1/BOOST
Wed   -  Day 1 ~ Music/P.E./Coding 1
Thurs -  Day 2 ~ P.E./Music/Spanish
Friday -  Day 3 ~ Art/BOOST

March 13-17
Mon   -  Day 4 ~ STEM 2/Coding 2
Tue     - Day 5 ~ STEM 1/BOOST
Wed   -  Day 1 ~ Music/P.E./Coding 1
Thurs -  Day 2 ~ P.E./Music/Spanish
Friday -  Day 3 ~ Art/BOOST

March 20-24
Mon   -  Day 4 ~ STEM 2/Coding 2
Tue     - Day 5 ~ STEM 1/BOOST
Wed   -  Day 1 ~ Music/P.E./Coding 1
Thurs -  Day 2 ~ P.E./Music/Spanish
Friday -  Day 3 ~ Art/BOOST