October 11 – 15

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Celebrated finishing our class novel “How to eat fried worms” by Thomas Rockwell with eating gummy worms!  We all agree that these taste better than REAL worms.  🙂

How to Eat Fried Worms (Scholastic Gold)

Class Store - Mrs. Leavitt's Class

We will begin LiveSchool next week where students will be able to earn points by SHINING BRIGHTLY and purchase items from our store.  I have added a few hot ticket items to my classroom wishlist.  Thank you for your support! 🙂

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What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 315 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Informational text – text features continued

Math: Perimeter

Science:  Review

Jaemes

Thank you for being consistent and courteous!

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Important Dates:

October 15:  1st quarter ends

October 18:  Teacher planning Day – No school for students!

October 21:  P.T.A.O meeting – 8:45 am

October 26:  Report Cards issued (via HAC)

October 29:  Parade of Characters, Fall Festival

Reminders:

If you plan to attend the Character Parade, you MUST return the slip from Hunt’s Catch-Up.  The office will be pre-printing nametags and will not accept any walk-up’s.

Pre-order wrist bands for Fall Festival as well.  No walk-up’s will be accepted.

Pumpkins for the pumpkin decorating contest must be foam or plastic.  We will be displaying them in the library this year and want to ensure our books stay safe!

Check H.A.C weekly!

We wear RED or R.B Hunt shirts on Friday!

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October 4 – October 8

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100% of students wearing spirit wear or red today!  HOORAY!

Ice, Ice, Baby!  

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 315 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Informational text – text features

Math: Rounding with Addition and Subtraction Strategies

Science:  Scientific Tools

Edie

Thank you for being diligent and charasmatic!

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Important Dates:

October 15:  1st quarter ends

October 18:  Teacher planning Day

October 21:  P.T.A.O meeting – 8:45 am

October 26:  Report Cards issued (via HAC)

October 29:  Parade of Characters, Fall Festival

Reminders:

First quarter ends next week!  Has your child met their A.R. goal?

If you plan to attend the Character Parade, you MUST return the slip from Hunt’s Catch-Up.  The office will be pre-printing nametags and will not accept any walk-up’s.

Pre-order wrist bands for Fall Festival as well.  No walk-up’s will be accepted.

Pumpkins for the pumpkin decorating contest must be foam or plastic.  We will be displaying them in the library this year and want to ensure our books stay safe!

Check H.A.C weekly!

We wear RED or R.B Hunt shirts on Friday!

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September 27 – October 1

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Bubble gum blowing contest! Avery won!

We had fun using the scientific method with experiments this week!

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What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 315 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Informational text – text features

Math: Addition Strategies – make a ten, open number line, compensation, place value

Science:  Scientific Method

Kai

Thank you for being courteous and taking initiative this week!

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Important Dates:

October 15:  1st quarter ends

October 18:  Teacher planning Day

October 21:  P.T.A.O meeting – 8:45 am

October 26:  Report Cards issued (via HAC)

October 29:  Parade of Characters, Fall Festival

Reminders:

I have enjoyed meeting with so many families this week and look forward to conferencing with more next week.  Thank you to each of you for making the start of this year so smooth and enjoyable.  The children are incredible thanks to each of you!

For the first nine weeks, many of the children read articles to achieve their AR goals.  While reading articles is awesome, it’s also very valuable for them to read chapter books.  Chapter books develop their understanding of character development and inferential reading skills.  It also improves their memory retention skills and puts them on a path to become lifelong readers.  The purpose of ‘AR’ is not to get points, but to aspire them to love reading. Therefore, next nine weeks I will limit the number of articles they may read to reach their goal.

Please reach out to me if ever you have a concerns!

Check H.A.C weekly!

We wear RED or R.B Hunt shirts on Friday!

 

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September 20 – 24

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Don’t forget to sign up for your parent/teacher conference if you haven’t already.  We can meet via schoology, the phone, or in person.  Let me know what works best for you.

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Freedom Week

Trying out some cool features on our new SMARTBOARD!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 315 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Context Clues and literal vs. non-literal meanings

Math: Area

Social Studies:  Freedom Week – The Founding Fathers and American Symbols

Ava

Thank you for being inquisitive and turning in quality work!

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Important Dates:

October 15:  1st quarter ends

October 18:  Teacher planning Day

October 21:  P.T.A.O meeting – 8:45 am

October 26:  Report Cards issued (via HAC)

October 29:  Parade of Characters, Fall Festival

Reminders:

Please make sure your child arrives to school on time daily.  Our school day begins at 8:25 and I need students present and ready to learn!

Check H.A.C weekly!

We wear RED or R.B Hunt shirts on Friday!

 

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September 13 – 17

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Someone gifted me the rug from my wish list but the shipment didn’t say who it was from.  Please let me know if you purchased this for my classroom so I can send you a thank you note! 🙂

Multiplication Pop-It’s are on Amazon if your mathematician needs a little motivation!

 

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 315 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Figurative and descriptive language

Math: using multiplication or division to solve word problems

Social Studies:  U.S. Regions and the Constitution

Finn

Thank you for being engaged and optimistic this week!

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Important Dates:

October 15:  1st quarter ends

October 18:  Teacher planning Day

October 21:  P.T.A.O meeting – 8:45 am

October 26:  Report Cards issued (via HAC)

October 29:  Parade of Characters, Fall Festival

Reminders:

Please make sure your child arrives to school on time daily.  Our school day begins at 8:25 and I need students present and ready to learn!

Check H.A.C weekly!

We wear RED or R.B Hunt shirts on Friday!

 

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September 6 -10

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What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 315 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  plot and theme

Math: relating multiplication to division

Social Studies:  Patriots Day

Evelyn

Thank you for being kind and dependable all week!

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Important Dates:

September 14:  Interims issued (on HAC)

September 16:  P.T.A.O meeting – 6pm

October 15:  1st quarter ends

October 18:  Teacher planning Day

October 21:  P.T.A.O meeting – 8:45 am

October 26:  Report Cards issued (via HAC)

October 29:  Parade of Characters, Fall Festival

Reminders:

Your child should be reading 30 minutes each night.  Make sure they read at least one half point nonfiction book a week.

Check H.A.C weekly!

We wear RED or R.B Hunt shirts on Friday!

 

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August 30 – September 3

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A HUGE congratulations to Ava for winning the Fall Festival t-shirt contest!  We can’t wait to see your beautiful drawing on shirts all over the school!  Don’t forget to order your child a shirt.  Information is on the Hunt’s Catch-up.  We are SO proud!

Congratulations to Eli, Vivi, Avery, Mia, Ava, Tex, Evelyn, Easton, Jaemes, Edie, Mason, and Ruby for earning 10 (or more!) A.R. points and receiving their CHAIN OF SUCCESS this week!  Way to go!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 315 this week:

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The district is also encouraging parents to make sure they are able to get into Schoology. It’s most commonly used for the middle and high school, but it is another way for us to stay in touch. I am planning on having the kids do a project later on, and my Recess course is where everything will be. Mrs. Nehemias trained students with their username and password Wednesday and how to navigate through the site.

Accelerated Reader / Independent Reading Practice Program (AR)

Want to be be notified when your child takes an A.R. test and what their score they received?  Go to the homepage under your students login and click the mailbox that says, “get email updates to track your students work.”

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I love prizes to enhance our classroom experience!  I am very grateful for any contributions.    You can find my wish list here:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/27CQ42ZVEY6DR/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_3?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

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Don’t forget to practice your multiplication facts at home for fluency.  Please contact me if you would like more ressources.

 

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Academics

ELA:  Recounting key elements in a story

Math:  Using grouping to multiply

Social Studies:  review

Mason Connor

Thank you for being responsible and showing respect this week!

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Important Dates:

September 6th:  Holiday

September 7:  SAC meeting – 3:10 in the library

September 14:  Interims issued (on HAC)

September 16:  P.T.A.O meeting – 6pm

October 15:  1st quarter ends

October 18:  Teacher planning Day

October 21:  P.T.A.O meeting – 8:45 am

October 26:  Report Cards issued (via HAC)

October 29:  Parade of Characters, Fall Festival

Reminders:

Don’t forget to check H.A.C weekly!

No school on Monday.

We wear RED or R.B Hunt shirts on Friday!

 

 

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August 23 – 27

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Working hard all week!  I couldn’t ask for a better class!

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100% of students were wearing red today!  Hip! Hip! Hooray!

 

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 315 this week:

We have completed the STAR Reading testing.  You should have received your child’s reading goal and their suggested reading levels (ZPD).  I would encourage readers to choose books toward the higher end of the ZPD.  Next week, we will begin iReady Reading and Math Testing.

A.R. is up and running!  Hooray!  Students are able to take A.R. tests at home so please encourage them to do so.  🙂

On the last day of each month, the class will celebrate their classmates’ birthdays with a popsicle party at teacher led PE.

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Academics

ELA:  Summarizing stories

Writing:  Adjectives

Math:  Using ordering and grouping to multiply

Social Studies:  Map Skills continued

Vivi

Thank you for being responsible and having a growth mindset all week!

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Important Dates:

August 30th:  i-Ready testing begins

September 6th:  Holiday

Reminders:

Your child should be reading 30 minutes each night.  Make sure they read at least one half point nonfiction book a week.

We wear RED or R.B Hunt shirts on Friday!

 

 

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August 16 – 20

Ms. Amy's Montessorians | FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 315 this week:

What an amazing, but busy first week of school.  For the next few weeks, I will be assessing your child’s math and reading levels.  When testing is complete, I’d like to either meet with you or have a phone conference so we can plan how to make this the best year ever for your child’s growth.  A.R. goals will be given once your child has taken their STAR reading test next Thursday.

*I posted our first formative math quiz on regrouping in HAC.  Please make sure you are able to log in and see this grade.  Remember to check HAC every few days to help hold your child accountable for their grades.  :)*

Each morning there is a minute of silence.  Please discuss with your child how you would like them to spend this minute.

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Academics

ELA:  asking and answering questions

Writing:  complete sentences – subject/predicate

Math:  regrouping review, multiplication arrays,

Social Studies:  Maps

Tex

Thank you for going the “extra mile” in your work and showing self-discipline this week!

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Important Dates:

August 30th:  i-Ready testing begins

September 6th:  Holiday

Reminders:

Breakfast and Lunch are free again this year.  The ala carte items such as ice cream and snacks are the only extra cost.

Don’t forget to send in pencil boxes if you haven’t already done so!

We wear RED or R.B Hunt shirts on Friday!

 

 

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Welcome to 3rd grade!

Meet the teacher – August 13th 8:00 – 11:00!  I can’t wait to see all your beautiful faces!
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Homework
Please check your child’s planner every day.  He/she will be expected to read a  minimum of 20 minutes per night.  There will occasionally be additional homework assignments, but THE MOST IMPORTANT habit your child can develop for academic success is to set aside a consistent time for independent reading every day.  They should have a book on their level from our Media Center at all times.  Once they have finished reading it, they will be expected to take the AR quiz before checking out another book.  If your child is absent, please call the school or email me, so I can prepare their make-up assignments.
When he/she asks, “Why can’t I skip my 20 minutes of reading tonight?”, please consider the following –
Student A reads 20 minutes, five nights of every week;
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night…or not at all!
Step 1:  Multiply minutes a night X 5 times each week.
Student A reads 20 min. X 5 times a week = 100 minutes minutes a week;
Student B reads 4 min. X 5 times a week = 20 minutes.
Step 2:  Multiply minutes a week X 4 times each month.
Student A reads 400 minutes a month;
Student B reads 80 minutes a month.
Step 3:  Multiply minutes a month X 9 months.
Student A reads 3,600 minutes in a school year;
Student B reads 720 min. in a school year.
Student A practices reading the equivalent of 10 whole school days a year.
Student B gets the equivalent of only 2 school days of reading practice.
By the end of 6th grade if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits, Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days, while Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.  One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance.  How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?
Some questions to ponder:
Which student would you expect to read better?
Which student would you expect to know more?
Which student would you expect to write better?
Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary?
Which student would you expect to be more successful in school…and in life?
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Homework for Life

Find something useful to do for someone else.

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