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  • Week Ending 12/3/2021

    Posted by Tricia Owens on 12/2/2021

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Wow!!  It is December.  It’s amazing how fast the year is going.  We have some great activities happening in the classroom and the school this month.  We will incorporate fun activities to celebrate the holiday season while still learning.  Our annual Read-a-Thon will be December, 17th so watch for news on that.  Also, our community holiday celebration will be December 9th.  We will have holiday crafts, hot chocolate, family photos, and a visit from Santa. I hope to see you all there.

    OUR LEARNING FOCUS

    ELA:

    I will read compound words.  

    I will read words with consonant blends.

    I will read words with consonant digraphs.

    I will read contractions.  

    I will use details from a story to identify the main idea.  

    I will describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 

    MATH:

    I will interpret products of whole numbers.

    I will know my count by’s (2’s,3’s, 4’s….) to be able to recall basic multiplication facts.

    I will apply properties of operations to multiply.

    SPECIALS SCHEDULE

    11/29-12/3 - P.E. & Library

    12/6-12/10 - Music

    12/13-12/17 -  Art     

    REMINDERS

    - 12/9 Community Holiday Celebration

    - 12/17 Read-a-thon

    - 12/20-1/2/22 -Holiday break

    If you have NOT signed up for our class REMIND app, please do so.  This is the easiest way to contact me about changes in schedules and other things.  See my webpage for more information.

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  • 10.7.21 Classroom Newsletter

    Posted by Tricia Owens on 10/7/2021

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    I can’t believe we are over a month into school.  We have lots of fun things starting to happen.  Most students signed up for Battle of the Books, which is really exciting.  If you would like to volunteer to help groups read and prepare, please contact our librarian, Chrisy Russell.  With so many teams, we need volunteers.

    Halloween will be upon us before we know it.  Per administration, students are not allowed to wear costumes, they can wear orange and black, and no food treats can be brought to school. 

    OUR LEARNING FOCUS

    ELA:

    I will read words with vowel digraphs.  

    I will read words with vowel diphthongs.

    I will read words with VC/V and V/CV patterns

    I will read words with consonant +le endings.

    I will use details from a story to identify the main idea.  

    I will use nonfiction text features to further understand the text. 

    MATH:

    I will round to the nearest ten and hundred.

    I will fluently add and subtract within 1,000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value. 

    SPECIALS SCHEDULE

    10/11-10/15 - ART

    10/18-10/20 - PE

    10/25-10/29 -  MUSIC

    11/1-11/5 - ART            

    REMINDERS

    - 10/20 PTA meeting 6:00

    - 10/15 All forms/paperwork due

    - 10/21 & 10/22 - No School

    If you have NOT signed up for our class REMIND app, please do so.  This is the easiest way to contact me about changes in schedules and other things.  See my webpage for more information.

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  • 9.9.21 Newsletter

    Posted by Tricia Owens on 9/8/2021

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    It has been such a pleasure to get to know your 3rd grader over the past two weeks.  We have done some amazing team building activities, worked on our Leader in Me curriculum, and establish relationships with each other.  We also got our Chromebooks out and have begun to use them.  Most students have the school supplies they need, but many of them still need headphones.  Over the next few weeks, we will begin benchmark testing in Reading and Math.  Please reach out to me if any issues arise.  

    OUR LEARNING FOCUS

    ELA:

    I will read short vowel words.

    I will read plural words.

    I will describe characters in a story and how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

    I will use correct nouns and verbs when writing and speaking.

    MATH:

    I will learn new math routines.

    I will learn  how to make sense of a problem.

    I will learn how to share my thinking.

    I will learn how to work with a partner.

    I will learn how to reflect on my thinking.  

    SPECIALS SCHEDULE

    9/6-9/10 - P.E. & Library

    9/13-9/17 - Music

    9/21-9/25 - Art

    REMINDERS

    - 9/15 PTA meeting 6:00

    - 9/17 All forms/paperwork due

     

    If you have NOT signed up for our class REMIND app, please do so.  This is the easiest way to contact me about changes in schedules and other things.  See my webpage for more information.

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  • What Are Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

    For our core subject areas, each grade level has identified instructional priorities using the language of “learning intentions” and “success criteria”. These terms are described below.

    Each grade level has identified up to 4 instructional priorities in ELA and Math. These priorities guide the curriculum materials we use and the activities and assignments we provide. 

     

    What should I look for?

    Learning Intention: This is the content standard that will be the focus of the trimester. Each learning intention for the trimester is broken down into essential vocabulary and success criteria.  

    Essential Vocabulary

    This is the vocabulary that is required for students to understand and master the success criteria and ultimately the learning intention(s) for the lesson or unit.

    Success Criteria

    These are the individual skills that make up the learning intention. As students build these skills through practice and application, the skills combined will help the student reach the learning intention. 

     

    First Trimester Learning Intentions: Grade _3_

    Math

    Learning Intention: 

    I will fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. 

     

    Level 2 :  

    I can fluently add and subtract within 10 using mental strategies.

    I can fluently add and subtract within 20 using concrete manipulatives.

    I can add and subtract two-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

     

    Level 3:

    I can fluently add and subtract within 1000.

    I can determine a method to solve an addition or subtraction problem.

     

    Level 4: 

    I can fluently add and subtract beyond 1000.

    I can show my work using the inverse operation.



    Math Essential Vocabulary

    estimate

    place value

    ungroup

    regroup

    Addend

    round

    English Language Arts:

    Learning Intention One: I will explain the actions and motivations of characters in stories and how they contribute to the sequence of events. 

     

    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two:

    I can identify what a character is.

    I can describe how characters respond to major events in a story.

    I can define characters, traits, motivations.

    I can explain the sequence of events in a story.

     

    Level Three:

    I can explain the actions of characters.

    I can explain the motivations of characters.

    I can explain how the actions, traits, and motivations contribute to the sequence of events.

     

    Level Four:

    I can compare the actions, motivations, and traits of characters in a story and how they contribute to the sequence of events. 

     

    Essential Vocabulary

    Characters

    actions

    Motivations 

    stories 

    sequence of events

    traits



    Learning Intention Two: I will determine the main idea of an informational text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. 



    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two:

    I can define main idea and key details.



    Level Three:

    I can identify details from the text that support the main idea. 

    I use the details from the story to identify the main idea.

    I can explain how the details support the main idea.

     

    Level Four:

    Using details from the text, I can summarize the main idea.

     

    Essential Vocabulary

    determine

    main idea

    support

    summarize

    key details

    explain



    Learning Intention Three: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures. I determine the central message, lesson or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

     

    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two

    I can define central message, lesson, moral, fable, folktale.

    I can retell a story using details.

     

    Level Three:

    I can identify how the details support the central message or moral.

    I can recount a story using details that support the central message.

     

    Level Four: 

    I can use details from the story to determine the theme.

     

    Essential Vocabulary:

    Central message

    Details

    Moral

    Folktale

    Myth

    fable 



    Writing

    Learning Intention: I will write a narrative story, real or imagined. 

     

    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two:

    I can describe an event or short sequence of events.

    I can use details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings.

    I can use words to signal event order.: 

     

    Level Three: 

    I can transfer writing from a graphic organizer, template or notes into a written piece.

    I can use words and phrases to signal event order.

    I can establish a situation, narrator, and /or characters.

    I can organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

    I can use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

    I can provide closure.

     

    Level Four:

     

    I can peer edit a narrative story using a rubric



    Writing Vocabulary

    narrative

    imagined

    experiences

    descriptive details

    event sequences