• What we're learning in October

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/5/2021 4:00:00 PM

    autumn pumpkin

    Here's what we're doing in October!



    Assessments: Lesson 2 quiz (week of 9/30; Lesson 3 quiz (week of 10/11); Unit 1 test (week of 10/18)

    A few notes about math… The standard algorithm is taught as students make mental connection from partial sums to regrouping in the standard algorithm. The strategies listed above build on place value and reinforce your student’s developing number sense and flexibility. Please view the resources above and recommend one of these strategies if your student is struggling. 

     English Language Arts

    • Reading: Non-Fiction Text Features
      • Identifying different types of text features
      • Using text features for information
      • Central message of non-fiction and fiction texts
      • Determining theme in a fiction text.
    • Writing: Parts of Speech
      • Identifying and using nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositional phrases. 

    Assessments: Mystery narrative (due week of 10/26)


    • Forces and Motions
      • Identifying and describing various types of forces, motions, and gravity. 
      • Engineering solutions based on growing knowledge of forces and motions

    Assessments: None planned

     Social Studies

    • World geography and culture with guest teacher Udo Fluck
      • Udo will join us every Wednesday for the next few months to teach us about places around the world.

    Assessments: None planned

    Upcoming Events:

    10/15 - Animal Wonders in the new Rattlesnake Outdoor Garden at 6pm

    10/21 and 10/22 - No School

    10/29 - Pajama Day

    halloween candy

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  • Scholastic Book Club

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 9/17/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Shop our Scholastic Book Club. Scholastic Book Club is an easy and affordable way to get books in your student's hands. You can choose to have your books shipped to your home or delivered to me with our class order. With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).

    Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/P7DBT

    Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://clubs.scholastic.com/grade3

    Please share the Class Page link to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE Books for our class.

    Thank you for your support!

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  • 3I Nuts and Bolts

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 9/3/2021 1:00:00 PM

    Please click here to read the 3I Nuts and Bolts. This handout covers technology, absences, birthdays and so much more. 

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  • What we're learning in September

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 9/3/2021 11:00:00 AM

    Here is what we're doing in the month of September!



    • Place Value with 3-digit Numbers
      • Rounding to the nearest ten and hundred
      • Adding 3-digit numbers

    Assessments: STAR 360 (week of 9/13); i-Ready diagnostic (week of 9/20) 

    Our math curriculum is Ready Classroom Mathematics. Ready Classroom is based heavily in discussion and using student strategies. At many points this year, your child will be asked to “Try It” based on their previous knowledge and without instruction from me. I’ll then use the strategies students share to scaffold our learning. It will feel like a challenge at first! Thank you for encouraging a growth mindset in your student as we embark on our math adventure.

     English Language Arts

    • Reading: Characters
      • Understand character traits
      • Understand characters’ motivations and actions in a story
      • Describe how characters in the story solve their problems over time
    • Writing: Collecting, generating and developing ideas
    • Daily 3: Building our stamina for independent reading and independent writing

    Assessments: STAR 360 (week of 9/15); IRLA leveling (ongoing all of September)


    • The Science and Engineering Practices
      • Asking questions
      • Defining problems
      • Using models

    Assessments: None planned

     Social Studies

    • PAX: Pax Leaders and Pax Vision

    Assessments: None planned

    Upcoming Events:

    Monday, 9/6: No School - Labor Day


    15 Activities To Do With Leaves

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  • Welcome to the 3I Class Blog!

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 7/1/2021

    Welcome to 3rd grade! 

    back to school

    Hi, I'm Ms. Ibis! I am so excited to have you in my class this year and I'm looking forward to our year together!

    I'm excited to get to know you! If you want to know a little bit about me before we meet, click here to read my Meet the Teacher.   


    Class blog and Communication
    This is the first post of the 2021-2022 class blog. Families, please bookmark this page as I use this webpage as my primary source of communication. Please also be on the lookout for messages delivered to your email via Blackboard Connect - they often end up in Spam.   

    School Supply List
    You can click here to find out what supplies you will need this year. 

    We use soft seat sacks on the backs of our chairs to store our belongings. Please only buy and bring what is on the list. I recommend shopping small, like buying an 8-pack of markers instead of a 64-pack :) I strongly recommend a small soft pencil pounch that will fit inside your seat sack or neatly on your table. Gallon size Ziploc bags work really well too! Please bring all of your supplies on the first day of school and we'll spend a little time sorting them out so you feel prepared. Have fun shopping!

    COVID-19 Safety Expectations
    Come with a clean, well-fitting face mask on the first day of school. Wearing face masks is just one thing we'll be doing to keep each other safe from getting sick. We'll also be sitting further apart, washing our hands, and using clear, plastic dividers on our desks at various times throughout the day, especially times when we're eating. I'll do everything I can to keep you safe, and I appreciate you doing the same for me.

    wear your mask

    Bus Route Information
    You can click here to find out more information about the bus route.

    Parent Volunteers
    If your parent(s) or guardian(s) would like to volunteer in the classroom or go on a Traveling Classroom trip, they must fill out a parent volunteer form prior to the event. You can click here to find the volunteer form.

    Information about 3rd Grade
    We have occassional homework in 3rd grade, and you should plan on reading at least 30 minutes every day, even the weekend! 

    Google Apps, including Google Classroom, Slides, and Docs, will be integrated into our classroom this year. Every 3rd grader has a MCPS email address that allows him/her to access Google Apps except Gmail. Google Classroom and Google Suite will be used during school and can be accessed outside of school from any location with internet. You will be able to watch educational videos about the subjects we are covering, turn in assignments, and ask me for help. In addition, you will learn how to respectfully and responsibly communicate in a safe online environment. Everything in Google Apps will be closely monitored by myself, the other 3rd grade teachers, and Mrs. Nygren.

    Birthdays will be celebrated with a game or another fun activity of your choosing, and you can bring a read aloud book from home or choose one from our class library. Please, no treats. Students with summer birthdays (June 13-August 29) will celebrate their half birthday. 

    In keeping with the MCPS technology policy, cell phones and smart watches may only be used before and after school off of school grounds. Phones must be turned off or on airplane mode and in their backpacks during the school day. Smart watches, similarly, should be kept in airplane mode during the school day. Families, please do not send text messages to your children during the school day. It is distracting and will result in their device being taken away. If you have an urgent message for your child, please call the front office or send me an email and the message will be delivered. 


    Contact Ms. Ibis

    1220 Pineview Dr, Missoula, MT 59802



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