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September 16-20

This week we will be working on asking and answering questions before, during, and after reading.  We will be using examples from picture books and the kids will also be working in their chapter books.

First, we look at the cover, title, and do a picture walk:

  • What can I learn from the title?
  • What illustrations on the cover or during the picture walk stuck out at me?
  • Can I find a text to text or text to self connection?
  • What do I already know about the topic?
  • What do I want to learn?

Next, as we read we pause to ask questions:

  • I’m curious about…..
  • I wonder why…
  • How is this character feeling…
  • What have I learned so far…
  • What would happen if…

If reading a chapter book, the kiddos should go back to their questions post-its and write the answer on it if they find it.

Finally, once the story or reading time is over we can ask:

  • What did I learn?
  • Why did the author write this?
  • What is my opinion of…?
  • What do I still want to know?
  • Did I find the answer to any of the questions I asked before or during the reading time?
  • What does the author want me to learn from this?

Have some Post-its handy while your child is reading to you out loud so that they can ask questions before, during, and after reading!

In math we will be taking our summative on unit 3: adding and subtracting within 1,000/rounding to the nearest ten and hundred/solving perimeter and for the unknown.  We will test either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Resource: Monday-PE, Tuesday-Art, Thursday-PE, Friday-none

September 9-13

This week we will take our summative on character traits.  Please take note that next to the “About Me” tab, you’ll see “Practice for Reading” and “Practice for Math.”  On these pages are interactive videos that correlate with with the standards and it’s great practice for the kiddos.

In math we are finishing up perimeter and finding the length of the unknown side.  Please have your child work in the “PP” section of of IXL for extra support.

Resource: Monday-none, Tuesday-Music Wednesday-WOW, Thursday-Technology, Friday-none

August 26-30

Hi Families!

This week in reading we continue to learn about characters based on their feelings, actions, what they say, and how they think.  We’ll be reading picture books, using our new skills to make connections and come to conclusions about the different characters in a story.

In math we have finished learning about rounding and the different forms numbers can be in, and we are moving into adding and subtracting to 1,000 using our strategies.  I encourage kiddos to use the HTO Method (hundreds, tens, ones).  Have them tell you about when they put apartments above the tens and hundreds place, or when they ask “The Cookie Question.”

Just a reminder that this Thursday is Open House.  If you are unable to attend please don’t worry.  The third grade team will be sending the PowerPoint that we will be presenting on Wednesday so that you know everything that was discussed.

Resources: Monday-PE, Tuesday-none, Thursday-PE, Friday-Art

August 19-23

This week we are starting our characters unit.  We will be learning about how a character’s actions effect the story and move the plot along.  This is a great opportunity to have conversations during your own reading at home.  Have them read a picture book to you, having them focus on character expressions in the illustrations, and the way other characters’ actions effect the main character.

We are working on common and proper nouns in our skills block.

In math we are working on addition and subtraction to 1,000, rounding numbers to the nearest ten or hundred, and finding the perimeter of polygons.  I will post interactive videos the kids can watch to help them understand these concepts.

Please make sure that your child has their headphones in class.  We are starting iReady testing and they need them in order to interact with parts of the test.

Resource: Monday-Art, Tuesday-Technology, Thursday-none, Friday-Music


Hi Families,

I wanted to let you know the apps that we will be using in class so you have the opportunity to make them a favorite or download the apps.

  • Reflex Kids
  • IXL
  • RAZ Kids
  • Nearpod
  • BrainPop
  • Prodigy Math
  • EPIC!
  • Edulastic
  • ClassHero


Hi Families,

This week is all about getting to know the kiddos!  We’ll be doing activities that will bring us all together to become Hoffmann Hawks.

This is our class schedule:

8:00-8:25 Morning Work

8:25-10:10 ELA Block

10:10-10:40 TIDE (working with groups of students to meet their needs)

10:45-11:15 Lunch

11:20-12:30 Math

12:38-1:16 Resource

1:20-1:40 Recess

1:45-2:40 Social Studies/Science

2:42 Pack up and get ready for dismissal

2:45 Dismissal*

*Please be aware the school begins five minutes earlier and gets out five minutes earlier.  This applies to early dismissal Wednesdays (gets out at 1:45).

If you were unable to bring your child’s supplies at Meet the Teacher, please do so on Monday, our first day of class.  🙂

Resource this week: Monday-Music, Tuesday-PE, Wednesday-none, Thursday-none, Friday-PE

Resource Days This School Year:

A- Music


C- none


E- Art

F- Technology

G- none

Meet the Teacher

Hello Families,

I am so excited that I got the opportunity to meet each and every one of my students today!  I can already tell that this group is going to make a wonderfully cohesive unit and family this year.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns about your child or the happenings here at school, and I look forward to an awesome year with my new Hoffmann Hawks!

I will be adding a link to my teacher wish list soon!  🙂