Category Archives: Homework

Week of December 18!

  • There will not be a homework packet this week. There will not be new spelling words this week.
  • Social Studies Homework tonight. Due tomorrow (Tuesday). Please check with your third grader and remind them of this. Thanks!
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: You will see a practice page come home today. This was completed on Friday. Attached to this practice page will be a note saying NOT YET or GOT IT! This let’s you and your third grader know what facts will need to be practiced for this Friday. Your third grader keeps track of their own progress on a graph here at school so they will know exactly what facts they should be working on.
  • We have library on Friday.
  • Math Test: The plan is to have our math test on Thursday. We will review on Wednesday. If we need another day for review then we will move the test to Friday.
  • By Wednesday: Send in the wrapped box and small gift for our holiday party. See previous blog posts for more information.

Thank You!

Week of December 11!

  • A new homework packet will be coming home today. It is due next Monday, December 18. A spelling pre-test with a new spelling word list should come home as well. The attached words should be practiced for the spelling test on Friday.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: You will see a practice page come home today. This was completed on Friday. Attached to this practice page will be a note saying NOT YET or GOT IT! This let’s you and your third grader know what facts will need to be practiced for this Friday. Your third grader keeps track of their own progress on a graph here at school so they will know exactly what facts they should be working on.
  • We have library on Friday.
  • Snow Gear: Please make sure that your child is dressed for outdoor recess. It is helpful if hats, gloves, boots, snow pants, etc. are labeled with your child’s name.
  •  Holiday Program is this Thursday, December 14:The Georgetown Music Program is  Thursday, December 14.   The kids are excited and have been practicing very  hard! The hall from the music room is sounding great!

    The program is at Fair Haven Church: 2900 Baldwin St. in Hudsonville. Just down the road from school!

    Kindergarten through 2nd grade begins at 6:303rd through 5th grade begins at 7:45Our third grade students report at 7:30.  This link will take you to ALL the DETAILS you need to know for the music program.

    If you would like to order a DVD of the program, please fill out this paper  HolidayDVDForm-1oe9scd and return it with your payment to the office no later than Monday, Dec. 18. Checks can be made payable to WCET TV. The cost is $15.

  • Pajama Day on Friday: Our week will end with an ALL SCHOOL PJ DAY on Friday.  It will be a perfect day for us to be cozy, warm and slightly sleepy following our late night on Thursday.

Week Of December 4!

  • A new homework packet will be coming home today. It is due next Monday, December 11. A spelling pre-test with a new spelling word list should come home as well. These words should be practiced for the spelling test on Friday.
  • Our Michigan Economics test will be tomorrow. A review sheet came home on Friday.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: We did not do a practice page last week due to our two day week. Your child should know what multiplication facts they should be practicing for the practice page this Friday.
  • Holiday Shop: Our class will go to the Holiday Shop on Tuesday, December 5. If you would like your child to make a purchase, please send in the envelope with cash or check and your child’s name on the front. Thanks!
  • LOOKING AHEAD: Holiday Program is on Thursday, December 14.Kindergarten – 2nd grade will start at 6:30pm
    3rd – 5th grade will start at 7:30pm

Classroom Update: Week of November 27

Here’s what we’ve been working hard on in 3rd grade:
Writing: We have finished our unit on persuasive writing and we begin working on informational writing. Students will need to think of a topic they know a lot about and can teach to others.

Social Studies: We are nearing the end of our Michigan Economics unit. We have learned about natural, human, and capital resources as well as scarcity, opportunity cost, specialization, and interdependence!

Math: We have started unit 3 where we are working on measurement.
See the family letter that was posted. Multiplication facts should still be practiced daily!

Reading: We begin our study of informational text. We will be reading informational texts and observing their features. We will be working on using different strategies to read informational texts.

A FEW MORE THINGS TO KNOW:

  • A new homework packet will be coming home today. It is due next Monday, December 4. A spelling pre-test with a new spelling word list should come home as well. These words should be practiced for the spelling test on Friday.
  • We have library on Friday this week. Please help your third grader to remember to return their books so they can check out new books.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: We did not do a practice page last week due to our two day week. Your child should know what multiplication facts they should be practicing for the practice page this Friday.
  • Early Release this Friday, December 1. Dismissal is at 12:15pm.
  • Holiday Shop: Our class will go to the Holiday Shop on Tuesday, December 5.
  • LOOKING AHEAD: Holiday Program is on Thursday, December 14.Kindergarten – 2nd grade will start at 6:30pm
    3rd – 5th grade will start at 7:30pm

 

Social Studies Homework and New Math Unit

Parents,

Social Studies homework:
Economics homework will be coming home tonight. It is due tomorrow (Friday). We have been studying specialization and interdependence as well as import and export. Students are to find five or more objects around the house and write where it came from.

New Math Unit:
We have started our new unit in Math. We will study measurement. Please click on the family letter below to read more information about what we will be learning.

Homework and Math Fact Practice

Parents,

A new homework packet is coming home today. The assigned pages are: HOMEWORK 3-13 and HOMEWORK 3-14. Students should only do these pages (not the Remembering pages on the opposite side of the page). The packet is due next Monday, Jan. 16.

As always, students should continue their daily reading and math fact practice.
Spelling words should be practiced throughout the week as well.

A note about math facts: As we enter into the last half of our third grade year, the expectations increase in that students should be gaining independence with practicing their facts and mastering them. This is an expectation as we move into more difficult math concepts. We do not always practice during the day at school, so it is expected that students are consistently practicing at home. This builds confidence, progress, and mastery.

Thank you for your support!

Social Studies Quiz & Homework Packet

Throughout the last week we have been learning all about the landforms and bodies of water in Michigan. Tomorrow, we will do a check-up to see how well we are learning them.
Please review these with your child. A chart will come home tonight to help your third grader study.

Landforms:
Peninsulas- upper and lower
Islands- Mackinac Island, Beaver Island
Sand Dunes- Sleeping Bear Dunes
Mountains- Porcupine Mountains, Huron Mountains

Bodies of Water:
Lakes- Great Lakes (remember HOMES)
Rivers- Grand River
Waterfalls- Tahquamenon Falls
Bays- Grand Traverse Bay, Saginaw Bay

 

A new HOMEWORK PACKET and spelling words are coming home today. The homework packet is due next Monday. We will have a spelling test on Friday.

Homework Packet

Parents,
A homework packet will be coming home tonight. Homework packets are sent home on Mondays and should be returned the following Monday. Most every packet will consist of: math pages, reading/math fact log, spelling practice.

Reading/Math Fact Log:
This is used to keep track of at-home reading and fact practice. Help your third grader make this a routine for continued progress in math and reading this year. This pink page will be returned each Monday. Flashcards or MobyMax can be used to practice math facts or any other kind of tool that works for your third grader.

Practice Spelling Words: 
A spelling word list comes home on Mondays for the test on Fridays. At-home practice will be important in helping your child learn spelling patterns. Spelling City is a great resource and is linked to the blog. Another great way to practice is to use the words in writing sentences. Help your third grader to notice beginning/ending sounds or patterns as well as the vowel sounds a word is making.