Nov 09

November 9,2018

We had a great time watching the play “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

Nov 07

November 7, 2018

Dear Parents,

It was great to see so many of you during our fall conferences.  Thank you again for coming.  Your children continue to work hard and I am so proud of their efforts in all that we do!

 

Here is what is going on in school:
Reading-
During whole group reading lessons students will:
Become familiar with all parts of a fiction story and different story elements.  We will also be discussing main idea and supporting details in the upcoming weeks.

During small group reading instruction students will be working with me on leveled texts to best meet their needs, independent writing & word work, computer activities, along with having the opportunity to “Read to Self” and continue to visit the library independently.

 

Social Studies
This week we started our CHINA UNIT and will be learning about the many contributions of Ancient China. This a review for many students so they should be pros by the time we complete our unit. Up next will be a unit on Egypt.

Math-
We pretested on Monday for Multiplication and the students will be learning different rules and strategies to help them all master multiples of 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10. They will be exposed to other multiples over the next few weeks, but will only be responsible for mastering the ones listed above. We will test on Monday, November 19. Although we have moved on to multiplication, we will continue to practice addition and subtraction in class.  Please continue to practice these important concepts at home too!

 

Language Arts/Writing-
In writing we are and will be working on verbs, friendly letters, and persuasive paragraphs.  Be looking out for a “Turkey” to be coming home soon for a persuasive writing activity.

Word Study

Will pick up next week.  Students should be coming home with and working on their “Spelling Menus” Monday-Thursday. Menus are due on Friday of that week and students will have their Spelling Test on that day, as well.

Important Dates-

November 9-VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM (9:00)

November 9- (9:45) Field Trip to see , “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”- Students need to bring a snack and pack a lunch and a drink on this day!! We will have to eat in the room.November 15- Make-Up Picture Day

November 15- SPES MATH NIGHT!

November 15-Deadline for Square One Art

Thanks again for all of your support in all that we do!

Mrs. C. Reed

Oct 16

October 16,2018

 

 

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe we are almost done with the first nine weeks of school! Your children continue to work very hard and I am so proud of their continued efforts in all that we do.

 

Here is what is going on in school:

Reading-
During whole group reading lessons students will:
Continue to read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts, preview and use text features, and ask and answer questions about what is read.
The students will also demonstrate comprehension of information from a variety of print and electronic resources. They will use a table of contents, indices, charts, fliers, recipes, and how to….functional texts.
During small group reading instruction students will begin to start working with me on leveled texts to best meet their needs, independent writing & word work, computer activities, along with having the opportunity to “Read to Self” and continue to visit the library independently.

 

Social Studies-
This week we started our MAPS UNIT. Students will develop map skills by:
A) positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map B) using the Equator and Prime Meridian to identify the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres
Key Terms they will need to know are:
North America, South America. Asia, Antarctica, Europe, Africa, Australia
Pacific, Atlantic, Southern, Arctic, Indian Oceans
Hemisphere
Prime Meridian
Equator
Students came home with new vocabulary words today (in their SS section of their binder) and will have a quiz next Tuesday, October 23rd on these words.

 

Math-
We continue to work on our Addition and Subtraction unit. This is such an important LIFE SKILL! The students have worked very hard on computation using addition and subtraction (with and without regrouping), rounding, and estimating. Please continue to practice the important concept of addition and subtraction at home!

 

Language Arts/Writing-
In writing we continue to work on expository writing about our Animals (Informative writing).  After our research in the library, and getting a lot of information about our animals, we have completed our research papers using complete sentences, with elaboration and detail, to form a well written paragraph. Next week, we’ll do some creative writing activities.

 

Word Study- Students should be coming home with and working on their “Spelling Menus” Monday-Thursday. Menus are due on Friday and students will have their Spelling Test on that day, as well.

 

Important Dates-
This week is “Success Week”! Tomorrow is “College Day”, so get that college gear on and show your spirit!  Thursday is dress as your favorite book character, and Friday is wear your “Stinger Wear” or Stinger colors (blue & yellow)

 

Thanks again for all of your support in all that we do!

Mrs. C. Reed

Sep 24

Place Value Activities

Dear Parents,

Third graders are expected to know place value through the hundred thousands. These games will reinforce needed skills.

Penguin Place Value

Fruit Shoot 

Toon University
GamequariumReview
2-Step Word Problems-Kahoot
Mixed Review- Kahoot

Play the Pirate Rounding game to practice rounding.

Have fun!!

Mrs. Reed

Sep 19

Click here to go to Cyberhunt

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/foodchain/foodchain.htm

 

Sep 08

Great Start to the School Year!

 

  • Dear Parents,

Your children are off to a GREAT start in 3rd grade! Things are going very smoothly and we have already earned several class compliments! I am very proud of all of your children.

Thank you so much for helping your child get their binder organized and for making sure they have the things they need each and every day. It is my hope that the binder will assist in this, as the students can keep everything in one place! Please make sure to check your child’s take home folder nightly and empty anything out from the “Keep at home” pocket. Thank you for working with me to help your child stay organized.

 

A few curriculum highlights and some things the children have been or will be working on in the upcoming weeks:

Math- Graphing, basic addition & subtraction, patterns, place value

Language Arts/Writing- “I Am…” poems, creative writing, reading responses, complete sentences (subject & predicates), spelling pretests

Reading- Whole group- Setting a purpose for reading, making predictions, vocabulary, comprehension, library visits w/ our librarian, Mrs. Kingoff for checking out books,  and an “I Pick Good Fit Books” lesson

 

Social Studies-Civics-being a good citizen, rules/laws/rights/responsibilities

Technology- Meeting and having a lesson with our new ITRT, Matt Caratachea while Brooke Mangiacarina is on maternity leave.

 

Please feel free to contact me at cereed@henrico.k12.va.us or after school (360-0812) anytime! Looking forward to seeing you all again on Thursday, September 20th for “Back to School Night”.

 

Have a great weekend!!
Mrs. Reed

Sep 03

Excitement Abounds!

Good evening boys and girls! I hope you had a delightful long weekend. Can’t wait to see you again tomorrow or meet you if you weren’t there for “Meet the Teacher” last Thursday. I’m looking forward to a wonderful new year!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Reed

Aug 29

Open House

Hello Everyone,

I’m excited to me my new students and parents tomorrow, August 30th! Please come to Room 308 at any time between 2:00 and 4:00. See you soon!

Jun 15

Wonderful Day!

Hello Everyone,

We had a wonderful LAST day is Mrs. Reed’s room!! Thanks so much for all of your support throughout the year! I know my students are ready for 4th Grade!!

Jun 13

Watermelon Day

Hi,
We’re looking forward to an exciting day tomorrow. Thank you to all of the parents who are helping out. I have almost every supply needed. I’m sure the last couple of things will come in tomorrow. We’ll be bowling with watermelons, creating a watermelon volcano, playing a game with LARGE watermelon beach balls and enjoying a watermelon snack!!
GREECE/ROME DAY has been a lot of fun!!
Thanks again for helping to make this last week so enjoyable!!!
Mrs. Reed