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Mrs. Tampone's Third Grade Class!
Dear Parents, 3/25/2020
In light of this unprecedented school closure, I know you are concerned about the impact on your child's education. Below, I am providing suggestions for continued learning your child can do at home during this time.
I just added a link in the sidebar 2020 resources for parents
I am now trying to connect with parents using an app called REMIND. This app allows you to stay in touch with me via text and/or email. Your texts and/or emails will only be seen by me. I sent you all an invitation. If you did not receive one, you can request to joing my class using this @d62b77. Please make sure you state your name and your child's name. In addition, as time goes on, I will be able to send you some resources for your child to do if school is out for an extended period of time.
Things to do with your chld at home:
- Read every day (Your child can then summarize the book or chapter to continue practicing their writing skills).
- Practice the multiplication and division facts
- Writing: have your child create a story.
- Science: look at all the trash alongside the road and write about the impact of litter on the environment. Watch or read The Lorax and write about why cutting down all the trees may not have been a good idea. What is the message Dr. Seuss wants you to get out of the book/movie?
If your child has access to a device and the internet:
***Math: we are currently working on our fraction unit and your child can continue learning about fractions in my on-line course. This course is in schoology and provides video lessons (with me teaching them) and follow-up assessments for each lesson. This is a great way for your child to continue our math unit with me teaching him/her. I recommend a lesson a day. Schoology can be accessed through classlink.
- I have placed more courses in schoology for your child to complete. Two are science and another is Social Studies based.
- Your child can stay connected with other third grade students in the Diary of a Third Grader course.
- I will be putting in a separate course for the children in my class to send me messages to, so our class can stay connected with me also.
- Your child can continue completing I-Ready reading and math lessons. (These lessons provide instruction so your child will continue learning and preparing for fourth grade) I-Ready can be accessed through class link)
- Raz-Kids provides stories and follow-up assessments at your child’s reading level. (You will find the link and password in my links in the sidebar).
If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please stay safe during this challenging time.
Mrs. Tampone's Class
In Math, we are working on area and fractions. We started the multiplication facts. Your child will need to memorize the facts. There are great websites in my math links that your child can use to study the multiplication facts in a fun game like way.
The Math units for the year are:
- Operations and Algebraic thinking
- Multiplication/Division facts
- Addition/Subtraction to thousands place
- Place Value to thousands place
- Rounding and estimating sums and differences
- Graphing-reading and creating line plots, bar graphs, and pictographs
- Geometry-2D & 3D shapes, quadrilaterals, lines, angles
- Measurement-customary measures of length and metric units(length, mass, volume) Time and Money-identify time accurately, elapsed time, counting money, making change
- Fractions-identifying, equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, partition shapes into fractional parts, unit fractions
We will be reading and discussing many wonderful stories. It will be like belonging book club where we read, think about, and discuss the stories we are reading. We will be talking about author's purpose, characters, setting, and plot. We will be reading nonfiction books to discover information about the people and the world around us. Your child will be reading a book for guided reading and another book of his/her choice. In addition to reading in class, Your child will be reading at home each night.
Reading Skills: (for more detailed information on these skills, click on the parent information link on the sidebar and then click on reading strategies)
- identify main idea and supporting details
- fact and opinion
- compare and contrast
- make inferences
- character and setting
- reality vs. fantasy
- author's purpose/message
- nonfiction text features
- visual information
In writing we are working on restating the question in the answer, writing complete sentences, and writing basic paragraphs. We will be thinking about the stories we have read and writing our thoughts and ideas about the stories in our response journals or on graphic organizers. As the year progresses, we will be writing narratives, opinion pieces, biography reports, friendly letters, poetry, and a rain forest animal report.
Word Study: Spelling/Phonics/Language Skills
The weekly spelling lists are a big part of the phonics program. It is important that your child review the spelling patterns and rules as he/she studies nightly for the spelling test. There is a link on this site to all the spelling lists if the copy sent home on Fridays is misplaced or you need another copy of the words to keep at another household or at the sitters. In addition, there is also a link to the weekly spelling words search homework. Click on spelling in the sidebar for more information.
In language we are working on verbs.
In science we are working on forces, magnets, simple machines, and electricity.
We will be working on map skills and types of communities around the world. We are learning about the continents and different countries around the world. We will be reading fictional stories from around the world and learning about the countries these stories are based on.