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LEARNER PROFILE OF THE MONTH: Balanced ATTITUDES: Commitment & Integrity READING STRATEGY OF THE MONTH: Asking Questions

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Monday, January 23: “Generation Next” book project due today. Tuesday, January 24: Spanish Log due today. Spanish today. Wednesday, January 25: Art today. Thursday, January 26: Music and PE today (bring gym shoes). Family Eat and Greet Lunch Friday, January 27: Homework Packet due today. “Rocking and Rolling” story test today. Spirit Day. Monday, January 30: Reading Log
Fine Arts Festival
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our 6th Annual Coretta Scott King Magnet School Fine Arts Festival. This exciting night will be held on Thursday, April 19th. All students will have artwork exhibited at our school art show, and we look forward to musical performances from the CSK Messengers, band students, and select student groups. Be on the lookout for more Study Island goal Students who earn 5 blue ribbons from Friday to Friday will receive a special prize. Study Island is a great tool to help students prepare for the ISAT test in a fun way. Students must take the pretest for math and reading first. This allows students to use the math lessons at home. They can play games, review lessons, and take practice tests. Next week we will take the reading pretest. After that is complete they can use the reading lessons as well. I gave every student their

Curriculum Highlights Math: Last week we wrapped up Chapter 7 on time and we took the chapter test this week. Next week we will begin Chapter 8 which is about data. A family math packet will be sent home about this topic. Students should begin memorizing basic multiplication facts. We will start timed fact tests next week. Students will 5 minutes to complete 100 problems. They will start on zeros and ones. They have to score 100% to move on to the next number. Family Math Letter: With each chapter I will send home a “family math” packet. This reviews the skills and includes extra practice and games for you to do with your child at home. It will be kept in “practice pocket” of the Bee Folders. It does not need to be completed or turned in, it is only meant to supplement and reinforce what we are doing at school. Going over these skills and games would be a great way to prepare for the test on Tuesday! Inquiry: This week, we read about myths, legends and tall tale in our Social Studies book. Students completed a chart including character traits, character actions of each genre character. Spelling: Students need to practice their spelling words throughout the week. The spelling test on Friday counts towards a Language Arts grade. Spelling City reminder: Go to spellingcity.com to play and learn spelling words. Enter ShellyRyan as the username and then hit search.

THEME: How We Express Ourselves TITLE: “Generation Next” CENTRAL IDEA: Stories reflect the shared beliefs of a people. INQUIRY INTO: - Functions of stories and ISAT PREPARATION WEBSITES sayings www.studyisland.com - Ways that stories have Here are some skills we have been working on: changed as they were Reading: 2a– Rootwords & 4d- Fact & Opinion passed down through Math: 2h- Addition/Subtraction & 4a- Number Patterns generations - Connections between
Writing: This week students created letters from Medusa to Athena. They worked on including ideas from the story we read and using enriching vocabulary. These will be graded according to a rubric that was shared with the class prior to writing.

http://metacat2.com/iltestlinks.html http://www.mathslice.com/mathmocktest.php http://rockingtheisat.blogspot.com/

CLASS MISSION STATEMENT

Cool Websites www.spellingcity.com www.studyisland.com Math Websites www.coolmath.com www.math-play.com www.kidport.com/grade3/math/mathindex.ht ml www.wegivebooks.org (on this website you can read books online and once you are finished reading the organization will donate books to somewhere that needs them) RESEARCH WEBSITES https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/theworld-factbook/ www.wikipedia.org

We are a team of creative, caring, open minded, and reflective learners, who will learn, show integrity, and get a good education by going to school, learning, following directions, and getting good grades.

B.E.E. Folders: B.E.E. Folders (Bring Everything Everyday) are meant to help with organization and communication. It is very important that your child brings their folder to school everyday. Please check the folder daily. The “left at home” side of the folder for important notes and graded papers. The “right back to school” side is where students should keep their homework. Any money or notes should be kept in the pouch.