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Michele Koselke

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Hi!  Welcome to Mrs. Koselke's Third Grade Class!​​

​      I'm so excited to be working with this class! We plan on having a fun year! Please check the planner each night, sign, and make sure your child has completed the homework. Please send a message through dojo​​, email, or write on the page that your child had difficulty so I can go over the lesson with them.
     Please remember that changes in dismissal must be made in writing! So you may dojo the message or write it in the planner! :)
    Students have been excited to trade their chair for a yoga ball if they are highest points earners on Dojo!
     AR-​Your child should read every night. They will have a semester goal to achieve, while working on their yearly goal of 100 points! 
I  will be giving each student their reading range and their AR goal. They are given a minimum of 20 minutes in school. There will be an AR party at the end of each quarter to celebrate those that have made their goal. We are working on new AR goals! Students on track this week are Steven, Kahmora, Kara, Payten, Alexis, Aaliyah, Caden, and Aricelie.

Students with the most Dojo points each day will get their name on the board. On Fridays, those five students will get the reading lounge to themselves. This week's highest point earners were: Aricelie and Kara.

Here is our daily schedule:

8:35-9:05 Morning Work

9:05-10:35 English/Language Arts

10:35-11:05 Reading Centers

11:05-11:25 Recess

11:25-11:50 Lunch

12:05-12:35 Tuesdays-Art​

Thursdays-SEL (Social Skills)

11:50-12:45 Math & Math Centers

12:45-1:30 Reading Intervention, 

Science, Social Studies, Writing

1:45-2:25 PE/Music/Stem

2:25-3:10 AR

3:17 Dismissal

***Library Day is Wednesday***

 

Reading​

​We will be reading our story called, "A Symphony of Whales".  I will assign it through Pearson, so it can be accessed through the launchpad or youtube. As always, students are welcome to take their reading book home if they prefer. We will complete a study guide Thursday and test on Friday. Please review it for weekly success on the test. In Grammar, we will work on past, present, and future tense verbs in sentences. For the spelling pattern, we will be practicing words spelled with suffixes.​ These skills are also listed in the planner.





Math​

There will be a nightly homework sheet. There is a link on this website to help explain the lesson if there is some confusion. We will begin learning division.This will include a number of strategies to use. Students will learn and practice the various strategies, but will not be tested on them. We need to memorize multiplication facts through 12! 



Monday-p.105 Problem Solving-Division

Tuesday-p.107 Equal Groups

   Wednesday-p.109 Equal Groups

Thursday-p.111 Bar Models

Friday-lesson but no homework






 

Social Studies & Sciences

​In Social Studies we will be learning about the earth's continents and oceans.

In Science, we will begin learning about plants.



In addition, we will learn about the 7 Habits for Classroom Community.  They are:

1.  Responsibility (We choose our actions)

2. Our Mission Statement:  

We want to respect each other, not hurt each other. We will use kind words. We will work quietly and take turns!

3. Put First Things First (I can boss myself)

4. Win/Win (How can I compromise?)

5.  Understanding Others

6. Working as a Whole (We get more when we work together)

7. Balance (Being Healthy)

 

 

 

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