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 main idea and details. Our grammar skill will be common and proper nouns. We will also be completing our first writing prompt.
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 are working through Chapter 2 which deals with data collecting and graphing. We are scheduled to take our Chapter test on Thursday. Each week, the class will be given a multiplication fact that they must work on during week and be ready on Friday for a test. This week we will work on 10's.
SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES NEWS: In Science, we will be moving onto animal classifications. First we will start with invertebrates/vertebrates.
In Social Studies, we will be working on our 5 regions of the United States of America projects.
Specials for week of September 17th:
Monday - PE
Tuesday - PE
Wednesday- PE and SEL (Social Emotional Learning)
Thursday - PE
Friday - Music 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.
Monday, September 17th - American Sign Language class with high school students from Ida Baker High School
Thursday, September 27th - Math Night - more information will be sent home
Whisper the answer to this question in my ear for a treat - what is an example of a conjunction?