December 2nd Update

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Week of December 2nd

Math:

What’s the best way to tackle a multiplication or division word problem?

Everyday Math – Unit 4 Lessons 4.1 to 4.8 Worksheets

Recommended IXL Skills:

Multiplication H1-H11

Understanding Division – I1-I5

Division – L1 – L13

Biographies:

How would I describe the person I’m studying?

What traits are true of the person I’m studying?

Do I see any connections between the people I’ve been studying?

Raz Kids

Writing/UOI

Journaling/Summative Prep

Students have been introduced to the summative activity options for our Engineering Design unit. Feel free to brainstorm with your student and gather building materials for in-class work the next two weeks.

Here are the options as a reminder:

1. Find a problem you want to solve.
2. Check out this site for other options: http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/introduce-the-global-goals/ (Lesson 1, 2 or 3)
3. The elves can’t get the gifts into the sleigh
4. The elves are stuck on a shelf
5. The sleigh isn’t moving downhill fast enough
6. Toys are stuck behind an iceberg

Important Dates:

UAE National Day, returning to school Tuesday, December 4th

Drawings by me coming home, Tuesday, December 4th

Book Fair \$ Tuesday – Thursday, December 4th – 6th

Pajama Day and Class Santa Picture, Thursday, December 6th

Shampoo for Support Staff Christmas Boxes: Thursday, December 6th

Unit 4 Math Test: Sunday, December 9th

Paws and Help Week: \$ due by Thursday, December 9th

Book Week T Shirt Designs: designs submitted by Thursday, December 9th

Weekly Update November 25th

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Week of November 25

Math:

What’s the best way to learn our multiplication and division facts?

Everyday Math – Unit 4 Lessons 4.1 to 4.8 Worksheets

Recommended IXL Skills:

Multiplication H1-H11

Understanding Division – I1-I5

Division – L1 – L13

How can we find the main idea and supporting details of a section of text?

How can we organize our thinking?

How do we know when a source is trustworthy?

Raz Kids

Writing

Journaling: Students will be working on nonfiction writing journals as they go through the engineering design process.  This writing unit directly links to our UOI.

Important Dates:

Recyclables for building by Tuesday: November 27th

3rd Grade Designaton – November 27th

National Day Celebration – Wednesday, November 28th – Students are welcome to wear their national dress or can wear the UAE flag colors.

National Day Presentations: Wednesday, November 28th

Unit 4 Math Test: Sunday, December 9th

Shampoo for Support Staff Christmas Boxes: Thursday, December 6th

Weekly Update November 19th

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Week of November 19th

Math

How can diagrams and arrays help you organize information in number stories?

How does division connect with multiplication?

Everyday Math

Recommended IXL Skills:

E Skills: Understanding Multiplication. (DO THESE FIRST)

1. F1-13Multiplication Skill Builder
2. G1-G20 Multiplication Fluency
3. H1-H16 – Multiplication

How can we organize our thinking?

How do we know when a source is trustworthy?

How can we test the validity of a source?

Raz Kids

Writing

Journaling: Students will be working on nonfiction writing journals as they go through the engineering design process.  This writing unit directly links to our UOI.

UOI Engineering Design

Central Idea

Finite resources can be used creatively and responsibly when trying to solve problems

**As part of our UOI we are asking students to bring in recyclables (water bottles, shoe boxes, etc). Please make sure that these recyclables are clean.

These recyclables will be used for an engineering project.

Blog Post. Week of November 10th.

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Week of November 11th

***If you are comfortable with your child bringing his/her I Pad to school, please have then do so. The more devices the better, so that students can have equitable access to valuable digital tools.

Math

Unit 4. Multiplication Strategies:  This is a lengthy, and important Unit that will take us all the way up to winter break. At home, please make sure your child is practicing the new skills strategies they are learning using IXL. A solid understanding of multiplication is one of the most important math skills in Grade 3, so we don’t want to rush through!

Recommended IXL Skills:

E Skills: Understanding Multiplication. (DO THESE FIRST)

1. Multiplication Skill Builder
2. Multiplication Fluency

Biographies: We will begin a reading unit that focuses on biographies and their test features.

“Why do people write & read biographies?”

“What are the key text features in a biography?”

Raz Kids

Epic!

Writing

Journaling: Students will be creating nonfiction writing journals as part of our new Unit of Inquiry. This week, students completed Engineering Challenges in class, which will lead into journaling as a way to document scientific inquiry.

“How can I use a journal to collect and analyze data?”

UOI – Engineering Design

Central Idea: Finite resources can be used creatively and responsibly when trying to solve problems.

Lines of Inquiry

• using a process to address a problem (function)
• creative use of materials (change)
• different ways to solve a problem

Key Concepts

function, change, responsibility

Related Concepts

process, creativity, resources, resilience

Subject Focus

science, social studies, language, math

Dates to Remember:

• November 13th: Elementary School Parent Coffee
• November 14th-15: Parent/Teacher Conferences. All feedback for math, writing, and UOI Units will be given to parents at Parent-Teacher Conferences.
• November 18th: Prophet’s Day

Parent Teacher Conferences

November 14 & 15, 2018

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

You can sign up using the UAS Parent Portal.  See instructions to book your appointment here.  If you are having technical problems please contact portalsupport@uasdubai.ae. The booking system on the Parent Portal will close on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00pm. Please be sure to select your appointments by that time.

We kindly ask that you complete this Google Form (G3) for each of your children in grade 3. This form will provide information to your child’s teachers in order to help them best meet your needs during these conferences.

Weekly Update. November 2nd 2018

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Dear Parents:

Thank you so much for all of your support at the Government Galla & with Halloween this week. We are lucky to have such a supportive community. This was a busy week, and your support made it go more smoothly.

We were able to get a group shot of 3rd grade wearing their Green Shirts after the Flag Day assembly today. Students will be photoshopped into the school-wide picture. Thanks to 21st Century Technology, students were able to be in two-places at once!

Math

Unit 2 Assessment will be given Monday or Tuesday.

Begin Unit Three: What are different units of measurement & why is it important to be able to measure accurately?

Recommended IXL Skills:

BB3 – Measuring using an inch ruler

BB4 – Customary Unit of Length

BB.13 – Metric unit of length

BB.21 – Which measure tool is appropriate

Biographies: We will begin a reading unit that focuses on biographies and their test features.

“Why do people write & read biographies?”

“What are the key text features in a biography?”

Raz Kids

Epic!

Writing

Journaling: Students will be creating nonfiction writing journals as part of our new Unit of Inquiry. Journaling will tied to student work surrounding the engineering design process.

“How can I use a journal to collect and analyze data?”

UOI

Engineering Design

Central Idea

Finite resources can be used creatively and responsibly when trying to solve problems.

Lines of Inquiry

• using a process to address a problem (function)
• creative use of materials (change)
• different ways to solve a problem

Key Concepts

function, change, responsibility

Related Concepts

process, creativity, resources, resilience

Subject Focus

science, social studies, language, math

Dates to Remember:

November 13th: Elementary School Parent Coffee. The topic will be how to understand MAP & Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Data.

Parent Teacher Conferences

November 14 & 15, 2018

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

You can sign up using the UAS Parent Portal.  See instructions to book your appointment here.  If you are having technical problems please contact portalsupport@uasdubai.ae. The booking system on the Parent Portal will close on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00pm. Please be sure to select your appointments by that time.

We kindly ask that you complete this Google Form (G3) for each of your children in grade 3. This form will provide information to your child’s teachers in order to help them best meet your needs during these conferences.

The booking system will close on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00pm. Please be sure to select your appointments by that time.

Dear parents,

On Sunday, November 11, the Grade 5 students will host “Market Day” as part of their How We Organize Ourselves Unit of Inquiry. During this unit students have been learning about businesses, how to start them, and what makes them successful. As the culminating activity, Grade 5 students have created businesses and will host “Market Day” for Grades 1 – 4 during each lunch recess on Sunday, November 11. Prices of goods and services at “Market Day” will be under 10 aed. If you would like your child to participate in “Market Day”, please send your child to school with a small amount of money (5-20 aed) on Sunday, November 11.

Kind Regards,

The Grade 5 Teachers and Students