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3A - Mrs. Koepfer

 

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-16, 2018

Religion:  We will finish Chapter 8 (The Paschal Mystery).  We will have test over this chapter on Friday, November 16.

Math:  We will continue Chapter 6 (Understand Division).

Reading:  We will finish reading Third Grade Mix-Up and take an A.R. test on this story on Wednesday, November 14.

Grammar:  We will complete #49-52 together in class and take a test over these lessons on Friday, November 16.

Spelling:  Unit 14 focuses on complex consonants (soft g and soft c).  The homework packet will come home on Monday, November 12 and is due back on Friday, November 16.  There will be a test over this unit on Friday, November 16.  Unit 14 words are: change, fence, space, age, center, large, since, price, page, ice, dance, pencil, slice, place, and city.

Social Studies:  There will be an extra credit "test" over all 50 states on Tuesday, November 13.  Students will receive one extra credit point for every ten states they can correctly identify.  Students have seen a copy of the test, and have been reviewing the states on abcya.com.

Science:  We will finish working on our in-class project on natural resources.  We will begin states of matter.

 

 

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5 - 9, 2018

Religion:  We will begin Chapter 8 (The Paschal Mystery).

Math:  We will finish Chapter 5 (Use Multiplication Facts) with a test on Thursday, November 8.

Reading:  We will continue reading Third Grade Mix-Up.

Spelling:  Unit 13 focuses on ch, sh, tch, th, wr, and ck.  The homework packet will come home on Monday, November 5 and is due back on Friday, November 9.  There will be a test over this unit on Friday, November 9.  Unit 13 spelling words are: shape, church, watch, father, wrap, check, finish, sharp, mother, write, catch, chase, shall, thick, and wrote.

Grammar:  We will complete #45-48 in class and take a quiz over these lessons on Friday, November 9.

Social Studies:  There will be a quiz over the states in the northeastern region on Friday, November 9.  Study guides were sent home on Friday, November 2.

Science:  We will continue working on an in-class project on natural resources.  The test on soil, air, and water resources will be on Tuesday, November 6.  A study guide was sent home on Tuesday, October 30.

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Religion:  We will finish Chapter 7 and take a test over this chapter on Tuesday, October 30. 

Math:  We will begin Chapter 5 (Use Multiplication Facts).  Students should be practicing multiplication facts each night.

Reading:  We will continue reading Third Grade Mix-Up.

Spelling:  Unit 11 focuses on long o (ow, oa, o).  The homework packet will come home on Monday, October 29 and is due back on Friday, November 2.  There will be a test over this unit on Friday, November 2.  Unit 11 words are:  snow, row, window, flow, throw, blow, below, load, soak, foam, goat, float, soap. almost, most.

Grammar:  We will complete #41-44 together in class.  There will not be a quiz over these lessons.

Social Studies:  We will take a quiz on the southeastern states on Friday, November 2.

Science:  We will complete an in-class project on natural resources.  A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday, October 30 for our next test on soil, air, and water resources.  The test will be on Tuesday, November 6.

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-26, 2018

Religion:  We will begin Chapter 7 (The Good News).

Math:  We will finish Chapter 4 (Multiplication Facts and Strategies) and take a test over this chapter on Thursday, October 25th.  Students should be practicing their multiplication facts nightly.

Reading:  We will STAR test for 2nd quarter A.R. levels on Monday, October 22nd.  We will begin reading Third Grade Mix-Up by Michele Jakubowski.

Spelling:  Unit 10 focuses on long i (-i, -igh).  The homework packet will come home on Monday, October 22nd and is due back on Friday, October 26th.  There will be a test over this unit on Friday, October 26th.

Grammar:  We will complete #37-40 together in class.  There will be a quiz over these lessons on Friday, October 26th.

Social Studies:  There will be a test on the western and southwestern regions on Thursday, October 25th.  Study guides were sent home on Friday, October 12th.

Science:  We will begin learning about air and water resources.

 

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-17, 2018

Religion:  We will finish Chapter 6 (Pray Always) with a test on Wednesday 10/17.

Math:  We will continue with Chapter 4 (Multiplication Facts and Strategies).  Students should be practicing their multiplication facts each night.

Reading:  We will finish reading Freckle Juice by Judy Blume and take a test over this story on Wednesday 10/17.  The last day to take an A.R. test for the First Quarter is Wednesday 10/17.

Spelling:  There will not be a spelling unit this week.

Grammar:  We will complete #33-36 in class, but there will not be a quiz over these lessons.

Social Studies:  We will begin learning about the states in the west and southwest regions.  A study guide was sent home Friday 10/12.  We will take a test over these regions on Thursday 10/25.

Science:  We will finish learning about soil and begin learning about air and water resources.  The next science test will be on soil and air and water resources.

 

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-12, 2018

Religion:  We will continue with Chapter 6 (Pray Always).

Math:  We will continue with Chapter 4 (Multiplication Facts and Strategies).  As we begin learning multiplication facts, it is important for the students to practice these facts each night.

Reading:  We will finish reading Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli and take an A.R. test over this story.

Spelling:  Unit 9 focuses on long e spelled  -ee, -ea.  We will send the homework packet home on Monday, October 8th and it will be due on Friday, October 12th.  A test over this unit will be given on Friday, Ocotober 12th.  Unit 9 words are:  sheep, dream, street, east, treat, mean, wheels, peace, real, cheese, leave, stream, sweet, teacher, and heat.

Grammar:  We will complete Lessons 29-32 together in class.  There will be a quiz over these lessons on Friday, October 12th.

Social Studies:  We will learn about the states in the midwest region.  There will be a quiz over these states on Friday, October 12th.  (Students will have to identify the states on a map.)  A study guide was sent home Friday, October 5th.

Science:  We will continue learning about soil.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 1-5, 2018

Religion:  We will begin Chapter 6 (Pray Always).

Math:  We will finish Chapter 3 (Understand Multiplication) with a test on Wednesday 10/3.

Reading:  We will continue reading Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli.

Spelling:  Unit 8 focuses on long a (ai, ay).  The homework packet will come home on Monday 10/1 and is due back on Friday 10/5.  A test over this unit will be on Friday 10/5.  Unit 8 words are:  aid, pay, chain, mail, tray, paint, maybe, plain, lay, main, always, pail, laid, away, and paid.

Grammar:  We will complete #25-28 together in class and take a test over these lessons on Friday 10/5.

Science:  We will finish our unit on rocks and minerals with a test on Tuesday 10/2.

Social Studies:  We will review for our map skills test on Tuesday 10/2.  We will take a test over this unit on Thursday 10/4.

*Just a reminder that permission slips are due Monday 10/1. 

 

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-28, 2018

Religion:  We will finish Chapter 5 (The Church Celebrates) and take a test over this chapter on Friday 9/28.

Math:  We will continue with Chapter 3 (Understand Multiplication).

Reading:  We will continue reading Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli.

Spelling:  Unit 7 focuses on vowel-consonant-e.  The homework packet will be sent home on Monday 9/24 and is due back on Friday 9/28.  A test over this unit will be on Friday 9/28.  Unit 7 words are:  state, close, slide, face, globe, pave, size, smoke, flame, broke, prize, skate, smile, plane, stone.

Grammar:  We will complete Lessons 21-24 together in class.  There will be a quiz over these lessons on Friday 9/28.

Social Studies:  We will finish our unit on mapping and take a test on Thursday 10/4.  A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday 9/25.

Science:  We will finish our unit on rocks and minerals.  We will have a test over this unit on Tuesday 10/2.  A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday 9/25.

*Just a reminder that permission slips (for our trip to Oaks Openings) are due Monday 10/1.

 

 

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-21, 2018

Religion:  We will take a test over Chapter 4 (The Holy Trinity) on Tuesday 9/18.

Math:  We will begin Chapter 3 (Understand Multiplication).

Reading:  We will begin reading Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli.

Spelling:  Unit 5 focuses on -ew, -oo.  The homework packet will come home on Monday 9/17 and will be due back on Friday 9/21.  A test over this unit will be given on Friday 9/21.  Unit 5 words are:  crew, loose, news, school, drew, knew, smooth, pool, shoot, threw, roof, fool, chew, balloon, and choose.

Grammar:  We will complete Lessons #17-20 together in class.  There will be a quiz over these lessons on Friday 9/21.

Social Studies:  We will use maps to locate the countries that border the United States, continents, and oceans.

Science:  We will continue our unit on rocks and minerals.

*We were unable to Map test on 9/11 and 9/12 due to internet issues, so we will be testing this week.

 

*If you read this newsletter, please send me an email by 8:10 a.m. Monday 9/17.  Thanks!  :)

 

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10-14, 2018

Religion:  We will finish Chapter 4 (The Holy Trinity) and take a test over this chapter on Tuesday 9/18.

Math:  We will finish Chapter 1 (Addition and Subtraction within 1,000) and have a test over this chapter on Friday 9/14.

Reading:  We will continue reading Marvin Redpost: KIdnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar.

Spelling:  Unit 4 focuses on abstract vowels ou, oi.  The homework packet will come home on Monday 9/10 and will be due back on Friday 9/14.  A test over this unit will be given on Friday 9/14.  Unit 4 words are:  proud, boil, loud, house, join, cloud, sound, voice, oil, round, point, south, found, soil, and ground.

Grammar:  We will complete Lessons 13-16 in our Grammar book together.  We will NOT be taking a quiz over these lessons.

Social Studies:  We will locate the continents and oceans on a map.

Science:  We will continue our unit on rocks and minerals.

*3A will be MAP testing on Tuesday 9/11, Wednesday 9/12, and Tuesday 9/18.

*Homework Help ~ Homework help is available in Room 4B every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday until 4:00.  Please check the sjaweekly for more information and guidelines.

 

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4-7, 2018

Religion - We will continue Chapter 4 (The Holy Trinity).  We will celebrate Mass on Wednesday 9/5.

Math - We will continue Chapter 1 (Addition and Subtraction within 1,000).

Reading - We will begin reading Marvin Redpost ~ Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar.

Spelling - Unit 3 focuses on short u.  We will send the homework packet home on Tuesday 9/4 and it is due Friday 9/7.  A test over this unit will be given Friday 9/7.  Unit 3 words are: lunch, until, cover, buzz, become, stuff, nothing, dull, month, study, love, uncle, cuff, none, and under.

Grammar - We will complete lessons 9-12 in our grammar book together.  There will be a quiz over these lessons on Friday 9/7.  Grammar books will be sent home on Thursday 9/6 for the students to review this week's lessons.

Social Studies - We will continue our unit on mapping.

Science - We will finish learning about the scientific method and begin our unit on rocks and minerals.

*** Homework Help will begin in Room 4B on Tuesday 9/4.  Please check the sjaweekly for more information.

 

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 27-31, 2018

Religion - We will finish Chapter 3 (Families Teach Love) with a test on Thursday 8/30.  We will celebrate Mass on Wednesday 8/29.

Math - We will continue Chapter 1 (Addition and Subtraction within 1,000).

Reading - We will finish The Chalk Box Kid on Friday and take an A.R. test on this book.

Spelling - Unit 2 focuses on short o and short e.  Unit 2 words  are crop, test, clock, spent, drop, left, sled, plot, spend, west, block, tent, desk, flock, and nest.

Grammar - We will complete #5-8 together and take a quiz over these lessons on Friday 8/31.  Their grammar books will be sent home on Thursday for the students to review the lessons.

Social Studies - We will continue our unit on mapping.

Science - We will learn about the scientific method.

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 20-24, 2018

Religion - We will begin with Chapter 3 (Families Teach Love).  We will be celebrating Mass on Friday 8/24.

Math - We will start Chapter 1 (Addition and Subtraction within 1,000).

Reading - We will begin reading The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla.  We will also be STAR testing.  Students will be bringing a letter home explaining the A.R. program for third grade.

Spelling - Unit 1 focuses on short a and short i.  The spelling words are land, stick, plan, trip, stand, act, thing, last, lift, band, grand, swim, stamp, list, and sand.  A test over this unit will be given on Friday 8/24.

Grammar - We will complete #1-4 in our grammar book together.  

Social Studies - We will begin our unit on mapping.

Science - We will learn about the scientific method.

 

Contact

Lori Koepfer
3rd Grade Teacher- 3A
lkoepfer@school.joanofarc.org