Weekly Update!

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Week of March 24, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day – Looking forward to one more week of learning until an exciting spring break!

Math:

How can I become fluent with my multiplication facts?

How can I show how to solve one digit multiplication facts in different ways?

What are different strategies for solving number stories?

IXL skills: E1-E13, F1-F13, G1-G13, H1-H13

For those of us who have completed the above, you can start on I1-I5

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234 or they can use their easy login

Writing:

How do we set goals to make our stories the best they can be?

How do our tell our fairy tales in such a way that they make people shiver?

How do we revise early and often to make our stories the best they can be?

Reading:

How do stories tend to go?

How do main characters face trouble?

What roles do secondary characters play in our stories?

UOI

Students are beginning to create timelines on the invention of their choice that shows how communication has changed over time. Please assist your student in kicking off their research this weekend if you have time!

Important Dates:

March 28 Performance Permission Slip and Money Due Date – see email or dojo message from your students’ teacher 🙂

March 28 Half Day for students

March 29 – April 13 Spring Break

Please let your student’s teacher know if your student will be leaving early for spring break!


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Week of March 10, 2019 – Concert Week

 

Book Week went wonderfully and we are looking forward to Student-Led Conferences and the music concert next week.

 

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

 

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234

or they can use their easy login

 

Math:

How can I show how to solve one digit multiplication facts in different ways?

What are different strategies for solving fraction number stories?

IXL skills: E, F, G, H

IXL skills W1-W10

 

Writing:

 

We will continue to delve into Fairy Tales and storytelling this week.

 

What are some classic fairy tales?

How can I adapt classic fairy tales to make them my own version?

What are the steps to storytelling, planning and drafting fairy tales?

 

Reading:

 

We are kicking off fiction reading specifically studying characters in our books!

 

How do characters talk and act?

What is my character like?

What patterns do I see growing in my characters over time?

 

UOI

As part of our new UOI, Where We are In Place and Time: Technology & Coding students will be using the app Tynker. This coding app uses Swift, a coding language developed by Apple. Students use block-based coding to solve puzzles, as they progress, the puzzles get harder. They  will use coding blocks that have Swift language written on the blocks, exposing them to the syntax and format used in Swift without requiring them to type out the code. Some of the important coding concepts they will learn are:

  • Algorithms
  • Debugging
  • Loops
  • Composition and Decomposition

Learning how to code helps students build important computational thinking and problem-solving skills.

They will begin to see how coding skills connect with everyday tasks and they will build essential foundations for thinking like a coder. Students will also be using the Seesaw app to reflect on their learning.

You can help your child see the importance and relevance of coding by engaging them in discussions about what they are learning and helping them make real-world connections.

Here is a link that can help them practice at home as well as in school.

 

https://www.brainpop.com/games/blocklymaze/

 

username: uasdubai

password: uasd12345

 

Dates to remember:

Student Led Conferences: Sunday and Monday, March 10-11th

3rd-4th Grade Music Concert: Thursday, March 14th

Author Visit: Tuesday, March 12

Spring Break: Friday, March 29th-Saturday April 13th


Weekly Update

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Week of March 3, 2019 – Book Week

Ending our week with Sports Day wrapped up another busy week of learning and leaves us looking to Book Week starting next Sunday! We will be doing all kinds of special events around reading next week, be sure to check in with your third grader about it!

Special Clothes for Book Week:

Sunday – students can wear their find your treasure T shirt OR uniform

Monday – students can wear any shirt with school appropriate words OR uniform

Tuesday – students can wear their find your treasure T shirt OR uniform

Wednesday – students can wear their find your treasure T shirt OR uniform

Thursday – students can dress up as their favorite book character for the parade! OR uniform

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae)

password: 1234

or they can use their easy login

Math:

How can I show how to solve one digit multiplication facts in different ways?

What are different strategies for solving fraction number stories?

IXL skills: E, F, G, H

IXL skills W1-W10

Writing:

We will continue to delve into Fairy Tales and storytelling this week.

What are some classic fairy tales?

How can I adapt classic fairy tales to make them my own version?

What are the steps to storytelling, planning and drafting fairy tales?

 

Reading:

We are kicking off fiction reading specifically studying characters in our books!

How do characters talk and act?

What is my character like?

What patterns do I see growing in my characters over time?

UOI

As part of our new UOI, Where We are In Place and Time: Technology & Coding students will be using the app Tynker. This coding app uses Swift, a coding language developed by Apple. Students use block-based coding to solve puzzles, as they progress, the puzzles get harder. They will use coding blocks that have Swift language written on the blocks, exposing them to the syntax and format used in Swift without requiring them to type out the code. Some of the important coding concepts they will learn are:

  • Algorithms
  • Debugging
  • Loops
  • Composition and Decomposition

Learning how to code helps students build important computational thinking and problem-solving skills.

They will begin to see how coding skills connect with everyday tasks and they will build essential foundations for thinking like a coder. Students will also be using the Seesaw app to reflect on their learning.

You can help your child see the importance and relevance of coding by engaging them in discussions about what they are learning and helping them make real-world connections.

 

Dates to remember:

Book Week March 3 – 7

Sunday, March 3 – students can wear their find your treasure T shirt OR uniform

Monday, March 4 – students can wear any shirt with school appropriate words OR uniform

Tuesday, March 5 – students can wear their find your treasure T shirt OR uniform

Wednesday, March 6 – students can wear their find your treasure T shirt OR uniform

Thursday, March 7 – students can dress up as their favorite book character for the parade! OR uniform

Book Character Parade: Thursday, March 7 – parents are welcome to come enjoy, the route will be the same as the Halloween Parade in the fall

Student Led Conferences: Sunday and Monday, March 10-11th

Book Fair: Sunday and Monday, March 10-11th

3rd-4th Grade Music Concert: Thursday, March 14th


Weekly Update

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Week of February 24, 2019

We had a great week full of displays of learning, and author visits, and are looking forward to kicking off our new coding Unit of Inquiry. The kids are highly excited, and more information is included below.

Exact Path

Lessons have been updated with students latest MAP results 🙂

Feel free to have students jump on anytime!

A reminder for login information is below –

site: https://login.edmentum.com/

account login: uasdubai

username: student UAS email   (firstinitiallastname2028@uasdubai.ae) password: 1234

*if students have an easy login, they can use that!

Math:

How can I show how to solve one digit multiplication facts in different ways?

What are different strategies for solving fraction number stories?

IXL skills: E, F, G, H

IXL skills W1-W10

Writing:

We will continue to delve into Fairy Tales and storytelling this week.

What are some classic fairy tales?

How can I adapt classic fairy tales to make them my own version?

What are the steps to storytelling, planning and drafting fairy tales?

Reading:

 

We are continuing our fiction reading specifically studying characters in our books!

How do characters talk and act?

What is my character like?

What patterns do I see growing in my characters over time?

UOI

As part of our new UOI, Where We are In Place and Time: Technology & Coding students will be using the app Tynker. This coding app uses Swift, a coding language developed by Apple. Students use block-based coding to solve puzzles, as they progress, the puzzles get harder. They will use coding blocks that have Swift language written on the blocks, exposing them to the syntax and format used in Swift without requiring them to type out the code. Some of the important coding concepts they will learn are:

  • Algorithms
  • Debugging
  • Loops
  • Composition and Decomposition

Learning how to code helps students build important computational thinking and problem-solving skills.

They will begin to see how coding skills connect with everyday tasks and they will build essential foundations for thinking like a coder. Students will also be using the Seesaw app to reflect on their learning.

You can help your child see the importance and relevance of coding by engaging them in discussions about what they are learning and helping them make real-world connections.

Here is a link that can help them practice at home as well as in school.

https://www.brainpop.com/games/blocklymaze/

username: uasdubai

password: uasd12345

Dates to remember

Sunday, February 24th – No School students-Professional Development for Teachers

Monday, February 25th – Spelling Bee (3NK)

Thursday, February 28th-Sports Day

Sunday, March 3rd-8th: Book Week!


Weekly Update

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Week of February 17, 2019

Wishing you a fabulous weekend with your flying third grader!
We had a great time at ifly… here is a look at our learning for next week.

Math:
How can I show how to solve one digit multiplication facts?
What are different ways to show fractions?
IXL skills: E, F, G, H
IXL skills W1-W10

Reading:

We are kicking off fiction reading specifically studying characters in our books!

How do characters talk and act?
What is my character like?
What patterns do I see growing in my characters over time?

Writing:

We are kicking off our second narrative unit writing fairy tales!

What are some classic fairy tales?
How can I adapt classic fairy tales to make them my own version?
What are the steps to storytelling, planning and drafting fairy tales?

UOI:

FINAL preparations for the Grade 3 Carnival!

All building must be completed this weekend and returned to school on Sunday.

Looking for parent volunteers to help out on the morning of the carnival (Monday, February 18th).

Dates to Remember:

Monday, February 18th: Forces & Motion Carnival
Wednesday, February 20th: Author Visit!


Weekly Update

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Week of February 3, 2019

Good afternoon. This week students work hard to do their best on the math and reading portions of the MAP test. Stay tuned for science and language usage next Sunday and Wednesday!

Here is a look at our learning for next week.

Math:

How can I show how to solve one digit multiplication facts?

How can I become more fluent in multiplication facts?

What are different strategies for solving the same problems?

IXL skills: E, F, G, H

Reading:

Students continue to read nonfiction text and ask:

How can I identify the main idea and details in a nonfiction text?

How can I have engaging conversations and grow ideas about what I’m reading?

How can I retell narrative nonfiction using prior skills?

Writing:

How can we revise and add new and interesting information in our writing?

How can we hook our reader with an interesting introduction?

UOI:

Planning and preparing for the Grade 3 Carnival!

Check out information posted below 🙂

Dates to Remember:

February 3-8th: MAP Testing

February 6th: Author Visit order forms due

February 14th: I Fly Field Trip

February 18th: Forces & Motion Carnival

February 20th: Author Visit!


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Week of January 27, 2019

Good afternoon. This week the kids have had another great week, using their engineering skills to design and test catapults. They are really enjoying this Forces and Motion unit.  Here is a look at our learning for next week:

Math:

Unit Assessment:  Measurement and Polygons

On Monday, January 28th, 3rd graders will have their unit assessments.

The concepts that are being assessed are:  measuring lines to the nearest whole, ½ and ¼. Drawing quadrilaterals (quadrangles), finding area and perimeter of shapes.  If you’d like to review these concepts, you can go to IXL Lesson BB3, CC1 – CC7, DD3 – DD8 and FF18 – FF19.

Reading:

Students continue to read nonfiction text and ask:

How can I identify the main idea and details in a nonfiction text?

How can I record my thinking and share it with my partner?

How can I have engaging conversations and grow ideas about what I’m reading?

Writing:

How can I use mentor text to help me in my writing?

How can I connect my ideas?

How can I write an interesting informational book to teach my readers?

UOI:

Experiment with the invisible forces of magnets.

Why is magnetism considered a force?

Important Reminders:

MAP Testing:

MAP testing will begin next week – be sure students are eating a healthy breakfast and getting a full night of sleep as we test first thing in the morning 🙂

Also because of MAP testing being taken on school ipads across all grade levels, students will not have access to these school provided devices for the next four weeks. We have planned tasks that use technology but can only assign them when students bring their devices.We ask for your continued support in this and would appreciate students bringing their personal devices as often as possible for the next 4 weeks.

As a friendly reminder here are the sites/apps that are most often used in the classroom so you can ensure your student has them on their device.

Edmentum – exact path
IXL
Seesaw
X-tra math
epic
RAZ

Thank you for all your support and enjoy the weekend!


Weekly Update January 13th

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Week of January 13th

Happy New Year 2019

Welcome to 2019.  We hope everyone had a restful 3 weeks.

Curriculum Update Information – be sure to check out the new tab above for specific learning outcomes for each subject.

Here is a glimpse into the questions guiding our studies next week:

Math:  

How can I use my knowledge of perimeter and area to solve a word problem?

What features of shapes and lines do I need to know?

IXL skills: geometric measurement (FF) and triangles and quadrilaterals (DD)

Reading:

How can I set personal goals based on my pre assessment of non fiction reading to help me grow in this unit of study?

How do authors of nonfiction reading organize their writing?

How can I find the main idea of a section of a nonfiction text?

How do I locate details in a nonfiction text?

Writing:

How can I set personal goals based on my pre-assessment of informational writing to help me grow in this unit of study?

How can I organize the information I want to share in my writing?

How can I gather facts to add to my informational writing?

UOI:

Where can I find forces in the world around me?

How can I use what I know about forces and motion to improve things I create?

How does friction affect the speed of a moving object?

Important Dates:

Inspectors from KHDA will be visiting classrooms next week!

Curriculum Update Posted above! 

 

Week of December 9th

Math:

Test Next Week!

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

Everyday Math – Unit 4 Lessons 4.1 to 4.8 Worksheets

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/3rd-grade/em-at-home/

Recommended IXL Skills:

Multiplication H1-H11

Understanding Division – I1-I5

Division – L1 – L13

Biographies:  

When reading biographies we will ask:

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 and Completion

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:

Unit 4 Math Test: Sunday, December 9th

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

Field Trip Permission Slip and $ due by Monday, December 10th

Field Trip to Oli Oli Wednesday, December 12th

Holiday Party: Thursday, December 13th



Unit 10 Math Marks and Reports

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Hi Grade 3 families! As a team of grade 3 teachers we noticed that marks for the unit 10 IPP would be coming to you this Thursday, June 21 and reports will be coming to the following Thursday, June 28th. To work smarter not harder we will be saving these IPP marks for the report cards only. Students will see their final test and review it in class this coming Wednesday, June 27th.

To clarify students will NOT receive an IPP for unit 10, they will review their test in class and marks will be on the report coming next Thursday, June 28th.