Ms. Werner's Third Grade
 
Welcome to our classroom web page. I will try to use this website for listing classroom news, assignments and their due dates, and links to copies of homework assignments. The link on the left will get you back to the Oak Crest Home Page. And, as always, please call or email me with any questions you have!
 
Announcements this week:
 
MCA Reading test will be April 12th and 13th
MCA Math test will be on May 1st and 2nd.

Please help your child succeed by having them rest and eat good healthy breakfasts on these days.We want to see what they know!

We will be going on our Field Trip on Wednesday, April 26th to Stages Theatre to watch Stone Soup and then traveling (weather permitting) to Chutes and Ladders park (Hyland Park, Bloomington).


Upcoming Star Students 

Grayson Beyak: April 3rd-7th
Ryan Bell: April 17th-21st


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
April
Math 
We just finished up with our time and measurement units. We have completed all of the third grade units and will begin working on some balancing of equations which is an algebra skill. We will also spend the month of April 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.

Time Practice
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.  

MCA Practice Segment

 Journey's Book 

Our next set of skills will be:
Grammar: Quotations and commas in writing, conjunctions, pronouns, and adverbs.
Reading: MCA REVIEW
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.
 


 


 April 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!

 
April 3rd-7th
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

April 10-14
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 - No School

April 17th-21st
Mon   -   Day 3 ~ Art/BOOST
Tue     - Day 4 ~ STEM 2/Coding 2
Wed   -  Day 5 ~ STEM 1/BOOST
Thurs -  Day 1 ~ Music/P.E./Coding 1
Friday -  Day 2 ~ P.E./Music/Spanish

April 24th-28th
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Mon   -   Day 3 ~ Art/BOOST
Tue     - Day 4 ~ STEM 2/Coding 2
Wed   -  Field Trip
Thurs -  Day 1 ~ Music/P.E./Coding 1
Friday -  Day 2 ~ P.E./Music/Spanish