Weekly Update

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Week of April 21, 2019

Welcome back! We hope your child is feeling rested and looking ready to work hard during the final trimester of the school year.

Below is the link to our How We Express Ourselves Unit.

G3 – U5 – HWEO – Culture (2)-19hcc4a

Math:

We will be exploring the relationship between multiplication & division and practicing multiple strategies for solving both types of problems.

How are division & multiplication related?

What are different strategies for solving double digit multiplication problems?

How can I break apart multi-step number stories to solve them easily?

How can I collect and organize data to graph patterns in the weather?

IXL Skills

Letters H, I, J and U (any within these categories will benefit your child.

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:

We will begin a nonfiction, opinion writing project surrounding culture.

How do writers write nonfiction texts, that also include opinions?

How do writers use details and examples to support their opinions in writing?

Reading:

Our new unit is titled “Reading to Learn” and teaches children to move from “learning to read” to reading to learn.”

How do strong readers understand and use information they have learned in a test?

How do readers organize information they collect while reading?

Unit of Inquiry

Students will begin to explore cultures around the world, and what makes them unique. We will also inquire into how climate and the weather have influenced some aspects of different world cultures (IE: traditional clothing, regional foods, and common architecture).

Important Dates:

Sunday, April  21 – Professional Development. No Students.

Thursday, May 2 – Cultural Breakfast. 8:00 am

Sunday, May 5 – Ramadan Schedule to begin. School hours will be to 8:30 am-1:30 pm.


Weekly Update!

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Week of March 17, 2019

Thank you for coming to the 3rd and 4th-grade concert. The kids were simply adorable in their dressy clothes and they tried their very best to impress you.

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 can writers adapt classic tales with independence?

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

What changes can we make to improve our story?

Reading:

How do we develop theories about characters?

How can we use theories about characters to predict?

Why is it important to set realistic goals?

UOI

Students continue to code on Tynker. This skill helps them build computational thinking, problem-solving skills and perseverance.

They will begin to look at how technology has evolved and how it has changed the way we communicate


Weekly Update!

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Week of February 10, 2019

Good afternoon. At last, our MAP tests are done and we’ve worked hard to do our best. Sunday is a day off so enjoy your day and we’ll see the kids bright and early Monday morning.

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:

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?

Writing:

How can I prepare for publishing my writing?

How can I use text features to help improve my writing?

How can edit and revise my writing?

UOI:

How can I teach kindergarteners and first graders about force and motion while they are playing my game?

How is magnetism a form of energy?

Planning and preparing for the Grade 3 Carnival!

What forces and motion can be seen in my game?

Looking for parent volunteers to help out on the morning of the carnival (Monday, February 18th) – Please respond on Class Dojo if you can.  Parents we can’t pull this off without you. We need your help.

Thanks in advance.

Dates to Remember:

Sunday, February 10th: No School

Thursday, February 14th: I Fly Field Trip

Monday, February 18th: Forces & Motion Carnival

Wednesday, February 20th: Author Visit!


Weekly Updates!

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Week of January 20, 2019

Good afternoon. The kids have had a great week designing ramps and engineering, and we had a really great week overall!

Here is a snapshot of next week’s learning:

Math:

How can I measure the space inside of a square or rectangle (area)?

How do I draw angles to create a geometric shape?

What traits make triangles, quadrangles and polygons unique?

IXL Skills to practice:  

2-DImensional Shapes: CC.1-CC.10

Triangles & Quadrangles: DD.1-DD.8

Geometric Measurement: FF.1-FF.20

This skills will be the focus for the next few weeks.

Reminders & Requests:

-MAP Testing will be the weeks of January 27th and February 3rd.

-We are in need of (For an engineering project next week):

plastic water bottle caps

thick popsicle sticks

Small marshmallows

Gummy bears

Sticky tack

Reading:

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

How can I read to learn, and gather important information from a nonfiction text?

Why is it important for nonfiction authors to include both facts and opinions in their writing?

Writing:

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?

What is inertia and how does it impact force?

Do forces and motion contain energy (kinetic, potential, heat).

 


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

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

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

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

Recommended IXL Skills:

Multiplication H1-H11

Understanding Division – I1-I5

Division – L1 – L13

Reading – Biographies:  When reading biographies we will ask:

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?

Math Links
Everyday Math

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

Recommended IXL Skills:

E Skills: Understanding Multiplication. (DO THESE FIRST)

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

Reading

Biographies:  When reading biographies we will ask:

What questions can we ask to get information about a person?

How can we organize our thinking?

How do we know when a source is trustworthy?

How can we test the validity of a source?

Reading Link

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.


It Time for A Break!!!!

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Please make sure that the children are reading and/or working on IXL during the break.

Math

How can I write addition and subtraction number sentences for word problems?

What are different strategies for solving problems involving money?

Recommended IXL Skills:

Addition: C.1-C.16

Subtraction: D.1-D.9

Numbers & Comparing: A.9

***Please note that these are all of the IXL skills for this unit, so they will not change for a while. It is recommended that your child start with the first skill in each category, and more up sequentially as the skills build on one another.

Reading

How do readers collect the most important parts of a story retell it to a friend?

What can readers do when they run into hard words?

Raz Kids

Epic!

Writing

How can writers organize their writing?

How do readers use what they already know to start a new writing piece?

Unit of Inquiry

Government Gala Project Information Posted on ClassDojo!

Be sure to get a jump start over fall break!  

What are the characteristics of a leader?

What are some types of governments and leaders?

What responsibilities do individuals have within systems?

Why do people make governments?

**words in bold indicate recommended vocabulary to review with your child**

Dates to Remember:

October 21-25: Fall Break!

October 31: Halloween Parade @ 7:55

October 31: Halloween Party 11:50 – 1:15

November 1st:  Government Gala presentations @ 8:10 – 8:45

 


The Coming Week We Will Inquire Into…

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Writing

How can I make the reader interested from the very beginning? (lead)
Why rewrite a story?
How can I use a mentor text to improve my own writing?

Math

What are different strategies for adding and subtracting whole numbers?
How are addition and subtraction related?

This week, we will begin Chapter 2: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers.

Recommended

IXL Skills:Addition: C.1-C.16
Subtraction: D.1-D.9
Numbers & Comparing: A.9

***Please note that these are all of the IXL skills for this unit, so they will not change for a while. It is recommended that your child start with the first skill in each category, and more up sequentially as the skills build on one another.

Reading

How do readers collect the most important parts of a story retell it to a friend?
How do readers use what’s happened in a story so far to make a prediction about what might happen next?

Raz Kids
Epic

Unit of Inquiry

What are characteristics of a leader?
What are some types of governments and leaders?
What responsibilities do individuals have within systems?
Why do people make governments?

IMPORTANT DATES

Sunday, October 7th – 1st Day of ASA – Please remind your child the day of their ASA

Sunday, October 7th – Thursday, October, 11th MAP Testing

Please make sure your child gets a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast and are prepared to take their MAP Test.

Stay tuned for a post from swimming – See ClassDojo


Long Weekend

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Parents,

This is just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, 14th and Sunday, 17th June there will be no school. However, for the next two Tuesdays, we will not have early dismissal, school will end at 3:10, like a normal school day.