Welcome to Mrs. Molloy's
Third Grade Class
Our Daily Schedule:
Our reading block will consist of a variety of things. We will have a main selection, a paired selection, phonics and grammar. We will also have novel studies during centers.
We will NOT have a traditional weekly spelling test. Instead, we will work on a specific phonics skill during the week and the class will then need to apply that skill during our weekly assessment. You can access some sample spelling words (that follow the pattern) on Spelling City. Spelling City is located under Links for Learning.
So, this week, we will be working on story structures within passages. Our grammar skill will be verb tenses - present, past and future. In writing, we are going to work on creative writing piece using literary elements.
There is a fun website where the students can read challenging sight words words at their own pace. Again the link is located under Links for Learning.
It is super important that students read NIGHTLY! I encourage them to test first thing in the morning instead of waiting for AR time in the afternoon.
I will conference with the students about their pacing/scores daily. I will advise them if they need to read more books, if they need to read lower levels due to some lower test scores, etc..
There is a web site located under Links for Learning where your child could practice AR.
If you have not already signed up for AR Homeconnect, please do so. It is a great way to get updates on your child's progress.
We will start Chapter 6 which deals with division. We will move onto 8's multiplication facts. Please practice nightly on these facts.
SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES NEWS: In Science, we will finish up our discussion with stars.
In Social Studies, we will be discussing Native Americans and Thanksgiving.
Specials for week of November 12th:
Monday - STEM
Tuesday - PE and Media
Wednesday- PE and SEL (Social Emotional Learning)
Thursday - PE
Friday - PE and Art
PLEASE have your child bring a water bottle to school as it is very hot outside during PE time.
Plus, I suggest a jacket or sweater to keep at school as the room sometimes gets cool.
Wednesday, November 21st - No School
Thursday, November 22nd - No School (Thanksgiving)
Friday, November 23rd - No School
Whisper the answer to this question in my ear for a treat - what is the color of the coldest star?