Week of March 25th

March 26th- Junior Achievement volunteers will be teaching lessons to the children
March 27th- field trip Math Science Innovation Center AND Career Day
March 28th- PAW Achievement- students who participate in PAW achievement will have the option of watching a movie with popcorn
March 29th- End of the 3rd marking period AND Steam day
April 1st-5th- Spring Break: I hope you all have a wonderful week off!

In reading this week, students will continue to look at the author’s purpose of some fables as well as summarizing what they have read.

In math, students will be practicing identifying what a word problem wants them to do as well as practicing solving a variety of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. sometimes it can be hard for students to figure out what a word problem is asking them to do.

In science, students will continue to investigate simple machines.

Our STEAM project will involve reflecting on what we could use the learning garden for, why we should protect it,  measuring the area and perimeter of the learning garden, researching different plants that we could plant there and making an animation of life cycle of a plant.

 

 

week of 3/18/19

March 18th-22nd- Book fair
March 27th- field trip Math Science Innovation Center (sign and return permission slip if you haven’t already)
March 29th- End of the 3rd marking period AND Steam day
April 1st-5th- Spring Break

A pink flyer came home this week about ordering field day shirts. If you would like your child to have one, order it online at https://pswear.com/TrevvettFieldDay

Starting March 11, be on the lookout for the 2019 Henrico Schools Survey! Get ready to tell us what you think about your experiences in Henrico County Public Schools. It’ll help us improve and make important decisions about the future. For details, go to www.henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics”. You’ll get an email on March 11 when the survey begins.

In reading next week, students will continue to work on summarizing as well as identifying the author’s purpose.

In math next week, students will explore the concept of probability.

In science, students will learn about simple machines.

Week of 3/10/19

I hope everyone is having a good week.

Don’t forget about day lights saving on Sunday.

March 18th-22nd- Book fair
March 27th- field trip Math Science Innovation Center (look for a permission slip coming home)
March 29th- End of the 3rd marking period AND Steam day
April 1st-5th- Spring Break

In reading, students will continue to summarize a text. Students will have a reading summative test on Friday.

In math next week, students will work on comparing fractions and word problems with fractions. Luckily in third grade students almost always have a visual to help them with comparing fractions. With adding and subtracting fractions, the denominator stays the same for third graders, so students only have to add or subtract the numerator.

In writing, students will work on researching about trees and other plants. They will write about the topic they research.

In social studies, students will learn about economics. They will learn about economic choices(what they pick to buy) and opportunity cost(what they give up by choosing something else)

week of 3/4/19

I hope that everyone had a great week.

I wanted to share some news from our classroom. One of the instructional assistants, Ms. Holden, was needed in Kindergarten. So, Ms. Smith and I are pleased to welcome a new instructional assistant, Ms. Hendrick.

In reading, students will learn about how to summarize a nonfiction text. They will also be able to tell the difference between an autobiography and a biography.

In math, students will learn how to identify a fraction on a number line as well as how to do a mixed number.

In social studies, students will learn about artifacts from ancient civilizations like Ancient Mali, Greece and Rome.

I hope you have a great weekend and great week, next week.

Weekly Update 2/22/19

Hello families! I hope you are all doing well.

I wanted to let you know that we did a lot of review this week due to so many students being absent with the flu. We didn’t have the math test this week due to the number of students absent. We are sanitizing the room.

Next week is Read Across America Week.
Monday: My Many Colored Day (wear as many colors as you can)
Tuesday: The Places You’ll Go (wear a college/career or vacation shirt)
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday (dress as wacky as you can)
Thursday: Dr. Seuss Day (write the title of your favorite book and pin it to your hat)

In reading, students will continue to learn about the author’s purpose in writing different things. They will have a reading summative assessment on Wednesday. For students’ nightly reading, encourage them to think about why the author wrote the books.

In math, students will learn about naming and writing fractions. Students will need to know fractions up to twelfths. We will use real life examples of fractions, such as splitting up candy bars and pizzas as well as identifying the fractions of colors of skittles and in egg cartons. Students will have the opportunity to eat skittles after they use them in the math lesson.  math youtube channel

In science, students will learn about the different Earth cycles. These include day and night, seasons, phases of the moon and tides. Students will even get to make the phases of the moon with oreos!

 

Emily L’Heureux

Third Grade Teacher

Trevvett Elementary School

ejlheureux@henrico.k12.va.us

http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/ejlheureux/

weekly update 2/15/2019

I hope you had a happy valentine’s day. We had such a wonderful time at our party.

We do have a full day of school on Monday, February 18th.

Our weekly assessments start back next week Students will take a math test.

In reading, students will identify the purpose of reading a nonfiction text as well as reviewing the purpose of different reference materials (ex. dictionary, thesaurus, glossary, index, encyclopedia)

In writing, students will be researching a third grade topic and will be creating an informational article about that topic. It will be displayed in the hallway.

In math, students will learn how to count the amount of change they would get back when they pay with money up to $5.00. Strategies include using a hundreds chart and counting up by coins. I will be uploading a video on the math youtube channel for videos on how to do it. https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlafC6kdPEmpV6rpxlqujbqL1TLvtqpUb 

In science, students will explore and understand the steps of the water cycle.

Join our school in this 5K at Hermitage High school on March 23rd Panther Prowl 5K 2019 Poster

Weekly update for 2/4/19

Math Benchmark- 2/7 and 2/8 it will be taken over the course of two days.
2/11- Report Cards sent home- classroom awards 1:15-1:30

Please sign up for a conference from the link below to discuss your child’s progress. Conference night is February 7th but you can sign up for a different day.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C44A4A72AA2FE3-february 

In reading, will be working on drawing conclusions. This involves taking information from the story and thinking about what they already know to make an inference.

In math, students will review previously learned skills. They will review previously learned skills in preparation for the upcoming benchmarks on Thursday and Friday. You could have your child practice these skills on ixl or moby max math. Encourage your child to show their thinking so they can make sure they are careful.

In science they will learn about the states of matter. In social studies, we will discuss some important Americans- Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Thurgood Marshall, and Cesar Chavez.

Let me know if you have any questions.

1/28-2/1

Reading Benchmark  1/30 and 1/31 it will be taken over the course of two days
Math Benchmark- 2/7 and 2/8 it will be taken over the course of two days.
2/11- Report Cards sent home

Please sign up for a conference from the link below to discuss your child’s progress.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C44A4A72AA2FE3-february 

In reading, students will review comprehension practice in preparation for their benchmark. Encourage your child to get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast in the morning and show their thinking on their test. We practice jotting while reading so they are focusing on what they are reading which makes it easier to answer questions. Students are also encouraged to prove where they found their answers.

In math, students will review previously learned skills. They will review place value, comparing numbers, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, rounding, estimation, measurement of length, volume, time and temperature. You could have your child practice these skills on ixl or moby max math. Encourage your child to show their thinking so they can make sure they are careful.

Let me know if you have any questions.

PAW Achievement to Heritage High School

Week of January 22nd

Math summative was rescheduled to 1/24
1/25 End of the 2nd marking period and PAW Achievement-permission slips are coming home today
Reading Benchmark dates have changed to 1/30 and 1/31 it will be taken over the course of two days
1/28 No school
Math Benchmark- 2/7 and 2/8 it will be taken over the course of two days.
2/11- Report Cards sent home

Please sign up for a conference from the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C44A4A72AA2FE3-february 

In reading, students will learn about the components of a fairy tale. They will compare and contrast story elements in different fairy tales.

Students will also review synonyms and antonyms.

In writing, students will complete their winter break typed writing and their informational letter. They will also focus on apostrophes used in contractions compared to being used as showing ownership. 

In math, students will practice fact fluency for x2, x5, and x10. In third grade, we don’t do timed tests to memorize facts. But we do encourage children to understand easier ways to remember facts. On Moby Max, there is a fact fluency practice your child could do at home. Students will also practice determining if number sentences are equivalent or not. This involves solving the number sentences before determining if they are equal or unequal.

In science, students will explore and identify the steps in a life cycle of plants, frogs and butterflies.

Let me know if you have any questions.