Welcome to Mrs. Quartarone 's 3rd grade class! Here's to a great school year!!
Suggested List of Supplies
Box of Number 2 Pencils
post - its
2 composition notebooks
headphones labels with your child's name
3 - 2 pocket folders
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Just a reminder, our class is a Nut Free class. Please be mindful of this when sending items in to school. Thank you!
Donations of tissues, paper towels, and disinfectant wipes would be appreciated throughout the entire school year. Thank you!
Be a Rock Star Reader!! Read for 15 minutes each night and get your log signed. Reading logs are due weekly on Friday.
Wanted: Box Tops
Box Tops will still be collected throughout the year. Each box top will earn 10 cents for our school. Help our school by sending in your Box Tops. Thank you.
Thank you in advance for all your help and support throughout the year!!
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Here's to a great 2019-2020 school year!
Please remember our classroom is Peanut and Nut Free. Please keep this in mind when sending in treats with your child. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our classroom a safe environment for all.
In Literacy, we will be utilizing the Reader's Workshop method to read and analyze fiction and nonfiction texts. Students will be learning how to responding to different prompts depending on skills we are discussing in class. These skills include main idea, compare and contrast, characterization, plot, and sequence.
During our first unit, Building a Reading Life, the students will be focusing on the following goals:
- Preview Fiction text
- Identifying the setting, plot and characters
- Idenitfying main ideas and supporting details
- Summarizing fiction texts
- Understanding the story
- Tackling hard words
- Reading for Significance
Students are required to read, a book of their choice, daily for 15 minutes and interacting with the text. Students will be required to read 4 times per week, log the book read, record the pages and time and have a parent sign. The reading log will be due every Friday. Each week, students will receive a new reading response sheet.
In Writing, we will be working on Crafting True Stories. We will be writing about our personal experiences, including our thoughts and feelings.
For each Unit of Writing’ Workshop, students complete a Pre-on Demand writing sample and then a Post On Demand piece upon completion of the unit. The Pre On-Demand piece is a formative assessment used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student(s) before beginning the unit of study. The Pre On-Demand sample does not count toward the student’s grade. This assessment equips the teacher with an understanding of the student(s) needs while preparing instruction to meet the needs of his (her) learners.
At the end of each unit, the students will complete a Post On-Demand sample which is a summative assessment counting toward the student’s performance on the unit. The teacher analyzes each piece to identify the growth the student has made since writing the first sample.
Each assessment is scored on a rubric that analyzes development of ideas, organization, elaboration as well as conventions including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
Words Their Way
Words Their Way is Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction which provides sorts and directions for students in each stage of spelling development, from emergent through derivational relations.
This collection of word sorting activities is for students who are in the syllables and affixes stage of spelling development, typically intermediate or advanced readers and writers (Grades 3 to 8). These students are ready to study multi-syllabic words–beginning with consonant doubling, plural endings and moving through the study of basic prefixes and suffixes. The sorts in this collection present 24 words each week, selected according to their frequency of occurrence in reading materials and allowing students to discover spelling generalizations or to compare syllable juncture features and patterns.
Students will receive sorts for school AND for home. Students will practice their sorts every day in class and complete various spelling assignments.
Topic 1: Understanding Multiplication and Division
Please continue to practice basic addition and subtraction facts as well as, multiplication facts at home. Thank you!
1 -1 Multiplication as Repeated Addition
1-2 Multiplication on the Number Line
1-3 Arrays and Multiplication
1-4 The Commutative Property
1-5 Division as Sharing
1-6 Division as Repeated Subtraction
1-7 Math Practices and Problem Solving
Students need to practice their math facts nightly. They will have 1 minutes to complete as many addition facts as they can as well as many multiplication problems as they can. Students will be completing a Solve and Share daily and will need to show their work and explain how they got their answer. Students are encouraged to bring their math notebook home daily to assist in completion of homework. Students can access the text book by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/2c4ol3P
Log in is: id #(lunch number)
Password is first name03 For example: Sara03
In Social Studies, we will be learning about Inventors.
Class Special Schedule
Monday - Computers
Tuesday - Art
Wednesday - World Language and Library Day
Thursday - Gym Remember to wear sneakers
Friday - Music