Week At A Glance September 18-22, 2017 Grade ¾ Classroom J
Welcome to week three! Please check your
child’s Homework/Communication Bag each day for important notices and homework
materials. What stays in the bag? àWord list and word work
activity card, math facts, reading log, reading book. Please sign and return
any assessments that are in the bag. If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 453-5422 to schedule
September 20- School picture orders are due.
Wednesday, September 20- Cross Country Meet at Gibson Neill school 1:15pm.
Thursday, September 21- Milk program begins
The homework assigned is an
extension of class instruction and meant for extra practice. I am not asking
for it to be handed in, however, if there is an activity you would like to
share with me please do so. I will be checking your reading logs throughout
the week J
read aloud (even to yourself!) for at least 10 minutes each night. Complete the
reading log each night. Remember to have it signed J Please keep a book in your communication bag
if you do not have one at home.
study your word list each night. Try some of the activities on the Word Work
Handout or visit some of the websites below. Try making your own flash cards
and practicing with a friend or family member.
Study math facts each night and have someone quiz you if possible. Try creating
your own flash cards or visiting the numeracy websites below.
Focus for September 18-22
Writing- Students will review what they have learned
about the Daily 5 program and student and teacher expectations for activities.
Students will explore their “Writer’s Toolkit”, which contains everything they
need to get writing! We continue our focus on the 6 +1 Traits of Writing with
mini lessons on Conventions and Word Choice.
Reading-This week, grade ¾ students will have lots of
chances to read to others as we practice our reading strategies. I will
continue conferencing with students to determine areas of focus for comprehension
and current reading level.
Word Work- Students will explore ten new words each week
through a variety of activities and will complete a quick quiz at the end of
the week to “show what they know”. Please look for last week’s quiz for you to
sign and return. As part of Daily 5, students have lots of chances to complete
word work activities throughout this week.
Numeracy- All students will explore activities related
to increasing and decreasing patterns. This week students will participate in
math stations and small-group guided math lessons. I will continue conferencing
with students to determine their areas of strength and areas we will work on in
Math this year.
practice and improve knowledge of math facts, students complete a 5-minute math
fact recall activity (math drill) each day.
This activity is differentiated for each student and allows students
move on to more challenging facts at their own rate. Mental math strategies for
addition will be reviewed and practiced this week as well.
Social Sciences: This week grade 3 students will continue to explore
the concepts of how to describe where New Brunswick is in the world and in
Canada. Grade 4 students will learn more about what exploration is and how we
Wellness: Students will work in small groups to discuss classroom
expectations/rules and what makes us unique.
Science and Social Studies
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