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Please take a peek at this page often because I update it weekly. On this page you will find a snapshot of our academics for the week and any special announcements or events. 


Updates for the Week of:

October 23rd, 2017

 

  

10-18-17

*Don't forget to continue to practice your basic addition and subtraction math facts at home. Students can take home time tests to practice or you can print them from our classroom website. 

10-18-17

Cherrydale Fundraiser pickup:

I had students write in their planners that the Cherrydale Fundraiser is on the 23rd of October. It is on October 30th from 3-6 pm. I am sorry for the confusion. That was my error. 

 

10-18-17

READING CHALLENGE:

Raven Stream has been challenged to read 50,000 books by the end of the school year. Third graders have been challenged to read 30 books. A yellow reading log will be stapled in the front of student planners. Once that log is full, bring it back to school so I can record it and give you a new one. 

 

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10-17-17 

Check out the new webpage dedicated to our book talks! You will find our book talk calendar and other helpful information. 

 

 

10-16-17 A green half sheet with information about the Harvest Parade came home today. Below are reminders about the Harvest Parade. 

The parade STARTS at 2:00; please be seated by 1:55 in either the GYM or the CAFETERIA.
 
Families may park in the EAST or SOUTH parking lots.  Cars need to be OUT of the SOUTH parking lot by 3:20.  
 
Volunteers are the only ones that are to go to their child's classroom...this is for crowd control.  

 

10-16-17

A red half sheet of paper will be coming home today about "Red Ribbon Week" next week. Below are the dress up days for the week.  

10-23-17  RED RIBBON WEEK! 

10-23-17  "Follow your dreams, don't bully or do drugs." PJ DAY

10-24-17  "Catch the wave of a bully and drug-free life." Hawaiian Day

10-25-17   "United we stand against bullying and drugs." Red, White & Blue Day

10-26-17   "Don't let drugs mix you up!" Mismatch Day

10-27-17  "Good character/good choices. Drug & bully free." Trojan Day

 

10-12-17 We just read the wonderful book below! Ask your child about it. It lead to an amazing discussion about empathy! Check out the book being read on youtube

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10-11-17  

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Fall is here! That means mornings are on the chilly side. Please send a sweatshirt or jacket with your child.  The MN weather can change pretty quickly. Students go outside everyday for recess unless it is raining or very cold out. If they would like to leave a sweatshirt in their locker they are welcome too. Our classroom temperature can fluctuate from warm to chilly depending on the day. 

Before we know it they will need winter coats, hat, mittens and snow boots. 

 

10-11-17     We DO have school on Wednesday, October 18th. 

The book talk calendar has an error on it. I put that we do not have school on Wednesday, October 18th but we DO HAVE SCHOOL. I am sorry for the confusion. That was my typo. 

 

10-9-17

Monday Reminders:

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Students should bring their planner and a pen to you each night so you can check it. Sometimes there will be missing work reminders in there for you to see so you can verify if they are bringing their work home or not.

 

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Don't forget to sign up for Class Dojo! A green sheet went home last week with instructions on how to do so. It is a great way to track the daily behavior of your child.

   

9-25-17

Check out the song that we listened to, to learn more about similes! 

 

 

GRAMMAR:

Students will get a blue grammar page that follows the grammar skill for the week. We will go over 3-4 examples from each page in the packet together on the board. Students will be given class time to complete the packet. If it is not completed in class it will become homework. There will be 1 graded page that is due by Friday for points. 

 

 

9-13-17

Just a reminder that the school buses are housed at Raven Stream until the bus garage is completed. In the morning the bus drivers perform a safety check before their routes each day. This means if you drive by you would see lots of flashing lights. It is just our wonderful bus drivers doing their safety inspections. :) 

  


***DATES TO REMEMBER:  

10-19-17  MEA BREAK - No school for K-12 Students and Staff

10-20-17  MEA BREAK - No school for K-12 Students and Staff

10-23-17  RED RIBBON WEEK! 

10-23-17  "Follow your dreams, don't bully or do drugs." PJ DAY

10-24-17  "Catch the wave of a bully and drug-free life." Hawaiian Day

10-25-17   "United we stand against bullying and drugs." Red, White & Blue Day

10-26-17   "Don't let drugs mix you up!" Mismatch Day

10-27-17  "Good character/good choices. Drug & bully free." Trojan Day

10-30-17  Cherrydale Fundraiser Product Pickup 3-6 pm

10-31-17  Harvest Parade 2:00 in the gym (parents are welcome)

10-31-17  Harvest Party following the parade (parents are welcome) 

11-2-17    Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (school in session this day)

11-9-17    Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (school in session this day)

11-10-17  Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

11-23-17  NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

11-24-17  NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

 

 

                          

 

8-29-17

Check out our Math page! It has been updated with helpful videos on math strategies as well as links to games.  The videos explain the different ways that students are learning multi-digit addition and subtraction. I always remind kids that it is very different from how parents learned it, so they need to be patient. :)

 

8-29-17

Everyday Math Homelinks 

Here is a great website that has ALL of the homelink in one place so you are able to print them at home. This is always helpful because sometimes they get lost between school and going home. :)

 

                                                                 REMINDERS:

*Continue to practice your basic addition and subtraction math facts at home. Students can take home time tests to practice or you can print them from our classroom website.                                                                       


Reading 

 Context Clues

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Synonyms

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Antonyms

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 Spelling: 

Week 5- October 23rd 

Friday: Post-test

Students will have a 10 word spelling list.  

Visit our classroom Spelling City website to play spelling games. 


Math: 

 Unit 2: Number Stories & Arrays

  • Extended Facts
  • Number Stories
  • Multi-step Number Stories

**Remember to practice your addition and subtraction facts at home. As well as telling time! Please remember that you child is NOT graded on their time tests but it is still very important. This is used to measure the progress of their fact fluency.

 

Check out our math page for helpful videos on math strategies learned in class! It also has a link to websites that we use in class to reinforce concepts.  

 

At Home Practice: 

Below are resources for additional math practice at home to reinforce concepts learned in class. 

**Keep practicing math addition, subtraction, and MULTIPLICATION facts each week at home. As well as telling time. 

IXL

Front Row Math 

Mrs. Belanger's MATH Symbaloo Page 

 


Science:

Chapter 2: How Animals Live

  • How are Animals Grouped?

  • How Do Animals Grow and Change?

  • How Do Adaptations Help Animals?

 


Handwriting:

We have started a quick review packet of printing and that will last another week or two. Students get a handwriting grade in third grade. Please encourage your child to take their time. There will be times that I will ask students to try it again if I can not read it. I remind them if I have to squint to read it then I will get "Granny wrinkles" so please don't make me squint. :)  After that we will begin with cursive handwriting! I know many students are excited to learn cursive!   


Character Counts Word of the Month:

EMPATHY: the ability to share & understand the feelings of others. 

 

Each day we watch a 1 minute Rusty video. Rusty talks about different things to help create a learning community based on healthy relationships, mutal respect, and high achievement. Take a peek at the website if you want to learn more about Rusty.