Friday, May 18, 2018

Snapshot 5-21-18


                                                                                        Week of: May 21, 2018

Dear Parents,

Can you believe we just have 12 more days of school!?! These are going to come up on us quickly! We will not have any more homework in Math, Science or Social Studies for the remainder of the school year. 3rd grade will also be using our after school tutorial time as after school work time instead. This means that students who stay after school these last 3 after school days will be working on incomplete assignments, missing assignments, make up work, corrections or replacement assignments instead of remediation. If your child needs to stay after school to complete any work, please let me know so I can make the proper dismissal changes and inform the office of who will be staying with us after school. 

Upcoming Dates
Monday, May 21
After School Work Time
dismissal – 4:00
Tuesday, May 22
After School Work Time
dismissal – 4:00
Thursday, May 24
Field Day!
3rd Grade will have field day from 12:00 – 2:00
Friday, May 25
No School
Monday, May 28
No School – Memorial day
Tuesday, May 29
After School Work Time
dismissal – 4:00
*this will be the last day for staying after school
Thursday, May 31
PRIDE Parties
Friday, June 1
Career Day
Wednesday, June 6
3rd Grade Awards
*Beginning around 8:30 a.m.

Upcoming Assignment due dates
Monday, May 21
Math Homework: Countdown to the Math STAAR Series 4 P2 {front}
Toy Shop {back}
Science Homework: Unit 19 Guided Practice and Unit 19 Check for Understanding
Thursday, May 24
Extra Credit for Math, Science and Social Studies due by midnight. These will not be reopened after this date.
Thursday, May 24
Due date for all work that is missing, incomplete or reworks that have been handed out



 THIS WEEK IN MATH:

We will continue our STEP UP TO 4TH GRADE Unit, our last unit of 3rd Grade. Students will be reviewing concepts that students typically struggle with, such as interpreting word problems and measurement skills.

 Some of the areas we will be focusing on this week are:
·         Decimals in Place Value
·         Comparing Decimals
·         Adding and Subtracting Decimals
·         2 Digit by 2 Digit Multiplication

         MATH RESOURCES FOR PRACTICE

Sheppard Software - Decimals - Sheppard Software features decimal games that involve decimal models, relating fractions and decimals, adding and subtracting decimals, comparing and ordering decimals, decimal place value, rounding decimals, decimal patterns, and comparing decimals and fractions (this one if for 6th grade and up).
Math Games - Comparing Decimals – In this comparing game on Math Games.com, students compare different decimals with place values in the tenths and hundredths place. This is good practice for thinking of decimals as parts of a whole and relating them to fractions as we did last week in class.
Study Ladder - Adding and Subtracting Decimals – In this interactive game on Study Ladder, students add and subtract decimals through word problem type problems. This is a 6th Grade level game and is good practice for those who are ready to really step it up!
Math-Play - Decimals - Math-Play has a couple of adding and subtracting decimal games. There is a Soccer themed game, Baseball themed game, Basketball themed game, and board game.
Khan Academy - 2 Digit by 2 Digit Multiplication – This video on 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication from Khan Academy is a good way to see how to multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers.
Math Playground - 2 Digit by 2 Digit Multiplication – Practice 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication on Math Playground using the standard algorithm method. You can also view the area model on our class blog page here.
Soft Schools - Learning Multiplication – Playing on Level 2 of the Learning Multiplication game will give students 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication problems. Level 1 would be a good review of 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems. Level 3 is a mixed practice that includes numbers through the hundreds place.
These links can be accessed on our Step Up to 4th Grade Symbaloo here. As we continue through the unit, more links will be added.

 

THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:
In science this week, we will continue our Unit on Organisms and Ecosystems. We will finish up the unit by looking at changed in ecosystems. We will be discussing the following this week:
       Predicting how changes in a food chain affect the ecosystem
       Describe how organisms respond to different environmental changes
       Understand how environmental changes affect an environment
       Understand the flow of energy in a food chain


SCIENCE RESOURCES FOR PRACTICE
NASA's Climate Kids - Ecosystems – Read these 10 interesting things about ecosystems that are found all over the world! Navigate through the different activities on the plants and animals page to learn about a slew of other topics!
PBS Kids Plum Landing – Navigate through the different activities on the Plum Landing page of PBS Kids Science page to play games about different ecosystems! The kids have been shown where to find this link to PBS Kids on our class blog page and how to find our embedded Symbaloo.
BrainPOP Habitats – View the different videos on various habitats and play games or do activities that correspond with each habitat. There are habitat scenes, matching games, puzzles, a food chain game, and a search and spot.
Desert Ecosystem Game – Still one of my favorite games! The game will cycle through 12 days and show you which plants and animals are still surviving in their ecosystem, which plants and animals are not doing so well, and which plants and animals have perished.
World Biomes – Learn about different types of biomes including the location, plant life, and animal life. Choose from 5 different aquatic biomes and 9 different terrestrial biomes. There are also word searches, crossword puzzles and fill in the word games to print and play.
These links can be accessed on our Organisms and Ecosystems Symbaloo here. As we continue through the unit, more links will be added.
Thank you so much for your dedication to helping your child learn.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Snapshot 5-7-18

                                                                                         Week of: May 7, 2018

Dear Parents,

Thank you for an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week! I know that I speak for all of 3rd grade when I say you ABSOLUTELY spoiled us! You and your children have definitely made my first year at Kimberlin a memorable one. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do. I truly am a blessed teacher. J

Thank you to everyone who is able to help with our 3rd Grade STAAR Carnival. There are still a couple of slots left to help with set up Thursday, May 10 and to run a Carnival station Friday, May 1 1 from 8:20 – 1 1:55. If you are able to help and would like to, you can sign up on our sign up genius by clicking here.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, May 7
Afterschool tutorials until 4:00
Last day of Math Mastery 4 - 5
Tuesday, May 8
Afternoon tutorials until 4
Last day of  Radical Readers 4 – 5
Friday, May 11
Muffins With Mom
3rd Grade STAAR Carnival
Monday, May 14
3rd Grade Math STAAR
*No Lunch Visitors due to STAAR testing
3RD GRADE WILL NOT BE HAVING TUTORIALS DUE TO STAAR
Tuesday, May 15
3rd Grade Reading STAAR
*No Lunch Visitors due to STAAR testing
3RD GRADE WILL NOT BE HAVING TUTORIALS DUE TO STAAR
Wednesday, May 16
*No Lunch Visitors due to STAAR testing in 5th grade

Upcoming Assignment due dates
Monday, May 7
Math Homework: Countdown to the Math STAAR Series 4 P4 {front}
Multiple-Step Problems {back}
Tuesday, May 8
Science Classwork: Flocabulary Parts of a Plant Read and Respond; Flocabulary Parts of a Plant Quiz;
Thursday, May 10
Math Classwork: Elapsed Time and Graphs assignments on Education Galaxy; Motivation Math page 169 - 170
Thursday, May 11
Science Notebooking Activities (classwork): Animal Life cycles chart, Growth and Development exploration page; Changing Appearances passage (complete with showing text evidence as taught in Mrs. Castle’s class and reinforced in Ms. Molix’s class).
Friday, May 11
*due early due to STAAR next week
Math Homework: Countdown to the Math STAAR Series 4 P3 {front}
Movie Theater Math {back}
Science Homework: Unit 21 Guided Practice {front}
Unit 21 Check for Understanding {back}



 THIS WEEK IN MATH:
It’s almost time! Can you believe that we will be taking STAAR tests in just 6 school days!? Ours last day of Math Mastery will take place this Monday, May 7. If there is anything that you want you child to continue to practice as we get ready for STAAR, please let me know and I can send you resources either through email or in a packet.
We will continue reviewing skills from the year. Your child will be reviewing all skills from the year that we have covered in preparation for our STAAR test on Monday, May 14. This would be a great time for your child to practice the different math modules on Education Galaxy, as well as review other skills from previous snapshots that have been sent out. These can be found on our blog page at http://msmolixsclass.blogspot.com/p/weekly-snapshots.html

STAAR Review
STAAR Review Jeopardy: We have played Jeopardy in class as a review, and you can play at home! Set up to 16 teams and play with family or friends at home! There are different games to choose from. Each game covers different skills.
You can also click here to see the search list of 3rd grade math STAAR jeopardy games

IXL Math Practice – Has online practice questions for all TEKS in third grade math.
Test Prep Review – Practice Questions over various math objectives
Another great way to continue to review for STAAR is to practice problems like those that are sent home from morning work. Reviewing those problems and seeing where mistakes may have occurred is a great way to practice those skills. Coming up with similar problems would also be very helpful.



 

THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:
In science this week, we will continue our Unit on Organisms and Ecosystems. We will continue discussing animals and look at life cycles of animals such as lady bugs. We will also be looking at the ways animals thrive in their environments and ecosystems.
       different soils and their impact on the growth of a plant;
       investigating how plants undergo a series of orderly changes;
       compare soils for their ability to grow plants;
       the certain characteristics of an environment that help organisms survive;
       all of an organism’s needs and how they are met by its habitat;
       describing the physical characteristics of an ecosystem


RESOURCES FOR PRACTICE
NASA's Climate Kids - Plants & Animals – Read these 10 interesting things about ecosystems that are found all over the world! Navigate through the different activities on the plants and animals page to learn about a slew of other topics!
PBS Kids Nature Games – Navigate through the different nature games on PBS Kids. The kids have been shown where to find this link to PBS Kids on our class blog page and how to find our embedded Symbaloo.
BrainPOP Classifying Animals- BrainPOP Jr. has so many different videos about animals! The videos about camouflage, food chains, and different habitats would be perfect for learning about the different ways animals thrive in their environments.
More websites and links can be found on our class blog page on our Symbaloo. This is embedded on the Technology Station page.


Thank you so much for your dedication to helping your child learn.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Snapshot 4-30-18

Here is this week's snapshot if  you are unable to get the e-mails. You can download the *.pdf file by clicking beneath the snapshot picture the below. All snapshots will be available in *.pdf form on the "Weekly Snapshots" page {here} once they are sent out and posted!



Click {here} to download this week's snapshot!




Dear Parents,
Week of: April 30, 2018
 

Please see the list of dates below for what we have going on at school over the next few weeks.

We are looking for parent volunteers to sign up to help set up our 3rd Grade STAAR Carnival Thursday, May 10 and to run a Carnival station Friday, May 1 1 from 8:20 – 1 1:55. If you are able to help and would like to, you can sign up on our sign up genius by clicking here.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, April 30
Afterschool tutorials until 4:00
Math Mastery 4 - 5
Tuesday, May 1
Afternoon tutorials until 4
Radical Readers 4 – 5
Wednesday, May 2
MAP TESTING
Friday, May 4
MAP TESTING
Monday, May 7
Afterschool tutorials until 4:00
Last day of Math Mastery 4 - 5
Tuesday, May 8
Afternoon tutorials until 4
Last day of  Radical Readers 4 – 5
Friday, May 11
Muffins With Mom
3rd Grade STAAR Carnival
Monday, May 14
3rd Grade Math STAAR
*No Lunch Visitors due to STAAR testing
Tuesday, May 15
3rd Grade Reading STAAR
*No Lunch Visitors due to STAAR testing
Wednesday, May 16
*No Lunch Visitors due to STAAR testing in 5th grade

Upcoming Assignment due dates
Monday, April 30
Science Homework: Unit 16 Guided Practice {front}
Unit 16 Check for Understanding {back}

Math Homework: Countdown to Math STAAR Series 4 P1 {front}
Redwood Amusement Park {back}
Wednesday, May 2
Math Classwork: Motivation Math page 287-288 (non-magnet)
Motivation Math page 289-290 (magnet)
Tuesday, May 8
Science Classwork: Flocabulary Parts of a Plant Read and Respond; Flocabulary Parts of a Plant Quiz; Motivation Math page 169 - 170
Monday, May 7
Math Homework: Countdown to the Math STAAR Series 4 P4 {front}
Multiple-Step Problems {back}

THIS WEEK IN MATH:
We will continue reviewing skills from the year.  Your child will be reviewing all skills from the year that we have covered in preparation for our STAAR test on Monday, May 14. This would be a great time for your child to practice the different math modules on Education Galaxy, as well as review other skills from previous snapshots that have been sent out. These can be found on our blog page at http://msmolixsclass.blogspot.com/p/weekly-snapshots.html

Math Resources to Help at Home
STAAR Review
IXL Math Practice – Has online practice questions for all TEKS in third grade math.
Test Prep Review – Practice Questions over various math objectives




 
THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:
In science this week, we will continue our Unit on Organisms and Ecosystems. We will continue discussing plants and begin discussing animals and look at life cycles of animals such as lady bugs.
       different soils and their impact on the growth of a plant;
       investigating how plants undergo a series of orderly changes;
       compare soils for their ability to grow plants;
       the certain characteristics of an environment that help organisms survive;
       all of an organism’s needs and how they are met by its habitat;
       describing the physical characteristics of an ecosystem


RESOURCES FOR PRACTICE
NASA's Climate Kids - Plants & Animals – Read these 10 interesting things about ecosystems that are found all over the world! Navigate through the different activities on the plants and animals page to learn about a slew of other topics!
PBS Kids Nature Games – Navigate through the different nature games on PBS Kids. The kids have been shown where to find this link to PBS Kids on our class blog page and how to find our embedded Symbaloo.
BrainPOP Plants – View the different videos on plants, such as parts of a plant, plant adaptations, and plant life cycles. Play games or do activities that correspond with each video.
More websites and links can be found on our class blog page on our Symbaloo. This is embedded on the Technology Station page.


Thank you so much for your dedication to helping your child learn.