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Update: Week of May 13

Here is an update of our learning in Third Grade:

Writing: We will be studying public issues and will be working on writing about a Michigan public issue.

Science: We started studying animals last week. We have read about 5 animal groups- mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. We are reading about and studying the 4 Bs that go with each group- Body Covering, warm/cold blooded, how they breath, and the babies.
Today, we had a great time going out by the pond to make some observations. We saw ducklings, birds, geese. It was great to see our science lesson come alive!!

Math: We began a new unit and are reviewing and working on word problems. We are specifically focusing on word problems with unknown addends and factors.
As we work on word problems, it is evident that multiplication facts have not yet been mastered for some third graders. It is very important that multiplication fact practice continue through the remainder of the year and especially throughout the summer.

Reading: We continue to read biographies and finish our biography projects.
***If your child has not brought in the quote and photo for their biography project, please help them get this information soon. If you don’t have a printer at home, I can help with that at school.

FIELD TRIP INFORMATION: I have contacted the 4 classroom chaperones. There will be more information coming regarding specific details for the day of the field trip.

Thank you for the kindness shown to me during Teacher Appreciation Week last week! It is a blessing to teach your kids!

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Update: Week of April 15

Here is an update for our week ahead:

MATH: We will be reviewing for our math test and will have the test tomorrow, Tuesday. A review will come home tonight. This test will cover geometry, classifying quadrilaterals, area, and perimeter. We will be moving to fractions next.

READING and WRITING:  We are working on our biography research. Your child has chosen the person who they will read about, research, and write about. We will be working on this over the next few weeks. Last week, a bright yellow paper went home explaining how to help your child gather more information and sources for their research. Please start to send this information in with your child this week. Thanks!

Math Practice Page: This Wednesday will be our last weekly practice page. I explained to the class that this does not mean we stop practicing multiplication and division facts! Math facts should still be practiced using flashcards and/or MobyMax. It is so crucial that this is consistent especially through the summer months so your third grader is prepared for fourth grade math.

Reading Log: Book- It reading logs are done for the year. Again, this does not mean that reading practice stops. The hope is that your third grader is starting to develop a habit and routine of becoming an independent reader. Please help them to make 20 minutes of reading part of their daily routine. Consistent reading will be helpful in building reading skills!

Scholastic Book Order: book order packets went home last week. If you plan to order, please place your order online by Wednesday, April 17. Thanks!! 

MSTEP TESTING:
Grade 5 – April 16 – 25

Grade 4 – May 7 – 16

Grade 3 – April 30 – May 2

IMPORTANT TESTING DAY TIPS:
  1. Get plenty of sleep.

  2. Arrive to school on time.

  3. Bring:  2 healthy snacks and a water bottle.

  4. Remind your child that all of our learning all year long has prepared us for these tests.  This is our opportunity to show what we know!

 

Hudsonville Public Schools 19th Annual  Student Art Show!!

The Reception for Georgetown Artists is on Monday, April 22 from 5:30 – 7:30

The show is open on weekdays from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM from April 22 – May 1

Stop in to view all of the amazing art Hudsonville students have done! There is a lot of talent to check out!!

 

 

Update: Week of March 4

Hi Parents,

March is here and we are getting closer to SPRING!!               

This Friday, March 8 is an early release day. Dismissal is at 12:15.

 

I look forward to seeing you at parent/teacher conferences next week. Your appointment time went home on a bright yellow slip of paper on February 22. If you are not sure of your time, please let me know. Thank you!

Math Test: We will have our math test on Thursday. We will review in class on Wednesday and that will come home. Please help your child to continue practicing math facts.

Reading: We begin our Biography unit. We look forward to reading about famous people in history. Later, your child will be writing a biography report about a person.

Writing: We begin our literary essay unit. We will use a mentor text and form big ideas about a character. We will work together to put our ideas into an essay.

Social Studies: We begin learning about Pioneer life.

MARCH IS READING MONTH:        
You will see a note coming home about ‘catching your child reading’. I can’t wait to fill our classroom wall with photos of our readers.

Fun Fridays:
In celebration of Reading Month, our class will celebrate on Fridays.

Friday, March 8: Get comfy and read: All school PJ day! Bring your favorite book to read.

Friday, March 15: Wear a SHIRT that others can read.

Friday, March 22: Wear a HAT that others can read.

THURSDAY, March 28: Read with a treat. We will read and have a snack.

 

Update: Week of February 25

Parents,
Here is an update for the week:

Writing: We will be practicing some constructed response writing before moving on to Literary Essays. We will be learning to answer a question about a text with complete sentences and detail.

Math: We are learning to use different strategies for 3 digit addition and subtraction. We are practicing with word problems too. We are also working hard with rounding to the nearest ten and hundred.
Please continue helping your child with multiplication practice with flashcards and MobyMax.

Social Studies: We begin learning about the French in Michigan and about the fur trade.

Reading: We will be practicing reading a selection and responding with a written response. We will move on to Biography reading next week. Please continue to support your child as a reader and encourage them to be reading 20 minutes at least 5 days a week. Keep track of this on the monthly homework reading calendar.

Other Announcements:

**Conference appointment slips went home last week. Make sure you found the bright yellow paper in your child’s folder. I look forward to sharing the progress your child has made.

**We have an Early Release on Friday, March 8. Dismissal is at 12:15.

**If you haven’t registered for the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE, please do so as soon as possible.  If we can get 50% of our school to register, we receive $500 in PE equipment.  No cost to register! More information can be found HERE.

Thank you!

 

Update: Week of January 28

Parents,
We start this week of with a SNOW DAY on Monday! Stay safe and warm!
Here is an update for the week ahead:

Math Test: We will have our unit 3 Math test some time this week! I can’t say a specific day yet, due to the snow days. This will cover measurement, time, elapsed time, and graphing. As soon as we get back in class, we will review and the review page will come home.

Math Practice Page:
Please help your third grader to continue practicing their math facts for the next practice page.

Homework: Continue with reading (use the reading calendar) and math fact practice as part of homework. MobyMax is a great way to have your third grader practice their math facts.

Social Studies: We have started to learn about Michigan History. We are learning to be historians and are understanding how primary and secondary sources are useful to learn about the past.

Writing: We have started our unit on writing realistic fiction. We will work on creating a story plan and learning to write an introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion.

Weekly Word Work: We have been continuing work with practicing word patterns, vocabulary, spelling and grammar. This is done using in class activities and hands-on learning so we do not have a word list that comes home.

READING COUNTS: The first marking period for Reading Counts ended a few weeks ago. Elizabeth, Breslin, Eden, and Faith met their reading goalsl!! They enjoyed a candy treat from Mrs. VandenBerg and also an ice cream treat from me!! Way to go, girls! Many students have been reading and have already started meeting their goal for the next Reading Counts marking period!

COMING UP: 

Early Release: Friday, February 1. Dismissal at 12:15pm. 

Winter Break: Monday- Tuesday, February 4 and 5. School resumes Wednesday, February 6. 

3rd Grade Update: Week of December 17

Here is an update from our classroom:

Writing: We are working on writing conclusions to our informational writing. We will work on revising, editing, and writing a final draft.

Social Studies: We started studying Economics in Michigan. We have learned about scarcity, opportunity cost, and we have started learning about economic activities such as manufacturing and agriculture.

Math: We continue with our measurement unit and will begin a few lessons on telling time and using elapsed time. This would be great to practice at home, too! Third graders should keep practicing multiplication facts at home using MobyMax or flashcards.

Reading: We have been exploring nonfiction texts by identifying text features and new vocabulary words. We have also been taking notes as we read and gather facts and information from our reading. Third graders should continue with reading 20 minutes at least 5 days a week. Complete your December reading calendar over break and bring it back on January 7.

COMING UP:

Our Polar Express party is on Thursday, Dec. 20. Students may wear pajamas if they would like. ***If you are donating items, please send them in on or before Wednesday. 

Popcorn Friday is this Friday, the 21st.

HOLIDAY VACATION starts Monday, December 24. School resumes Monday, January 7!

Reading Calendar Homework

CLASSROOM READING CALENDAR HOMEWORK
Our class is participating in the BOOK IT! Program to encourage reading at home. As third graders, reading is a homework expectation. You will receive a calendar starting October through March at the beginning of each month.  Each time your child reads at home they should mark it on their calendar. The recommendation is to read for at least 20 minutes at least 5 days a week. That’s 400+ minutes a month!!

At the end of each month the calendar should be returned to school and your child will receive a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.

This calendar will also serve as our classroom reading log. When a completed calendar is turned in at the end of the month, students will receive the coupon for pizza and also a special prize from me!

 

 

Summer Learning

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

 

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

READING:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

MOBYMAX via CLEVER:  https://clever.com/in/hpseagles

Login in will be username @hpsstudents.net

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

~Learning Update~

Here’s what we have been learning about in third grade:

Writing: We have finished our Literary Essay unit and then completed our Post Assessment of opinion writing before Spring Break. We will now begin to practice constructed response writing as well as begin our Core Democratic Values writing work that goes along with our Social Studies Unit.

Science: We will begin studying animals and adaptations!

Math: We will spend a few days doing some review and activities with area and perimeter and then we begin our fraction unit this week.

Reading: We have been reading biography books and with each book the students read, they complete a comprehension card to summarize the important facts they have learned about a person in history. We will be working on choosing a person to study and write about.