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  • Homework – Week of January 14, 2019  3rd Grade   Mr. Nelson   Room 12







    Language Arts

    cursive 27

    cursive 28

       cursive 29


    cursive 30

    Grammar Test: contractions with ‘not’

    Language Practice Book


    220-221 (pages aren’t back to back)




    Math Student Activity Book

    387-388 done in class

    389-390 done in class

    391-396 done in class


    Unit 7 Test

    Math Homework and Remembering












    Science Interactive Study Guide







    Review Chp. 3 – use study guide - see below

    Review Chp. 3 – use study guide - see below

    Review Chp. 3 – use study guide - see below

    Review Chp. 3 – use study guide - see below

    Chapter 3 Test

    Reflections Homework & Practice Book







    At least 20 minutes – log daily time

    At least 20 minutes – log daily time

    At least 20 minutes – log daily time

    At least 20 minutes – log daily time

    At least 20 minutes – log daily time -






















    Scholastic orders due Friday

    Class code is DWRHN

    Scholastic orders due Friday

    Class code is DWRHN

    Scholastic orders due Friday

    Class code is DWRHN

    Scholastic orders due Tomorrow

    Class code is DWRHN

    Scholastic orders due TODAY

    Class code is DWRHN

    Spelling words: 1. yawn  2. hauls   3. drawing  4. taught  5. hawks  6. caused  7. salt


    1. squawk 9. paused 10. lawn   11. bought  12. crawled   13. halls   14. bawls  


    1. coughing 16. autumn 17. pollution   18. emphasize   19. utilize  20. awareness

    Reflections Chapter 3 Study Guide 

    For Friday’s test you should know:

    • All vocabulary words
    • What was the most likely reason that, out of the four geographical groups, the Central Valley and Mountain tribal group had the largest number of tribes
    • How California Indians used natural resources
    • How to read a table and what tables help you do
    • What the shelters of the four geographical regions looked like
    • In what region the Mojave, Gabrielino, Pomo, and Yurok lived
    • What were some items that early Indians would trade for goods they needed and what tools did they use for fishing
    • What a cutaway diagram shows
    • How California Indian tribes were different from tribes in other places
  • Dear Parents,

                It was great seeing so many of you at the parade and Fall Festival.  The children had a lot of fun showing off their costume, visiting all of the game booths, and checking out all of the delicious food choices.  Thanks to all of the parents who helped make the day such a success for the whole school.  Other past events include having a docent from the city of Sunnyvale come to class to discuss being environmentally friendly (with an emphasis on water pollution).  Thanks to our FAME docents Mrs. Bastos, Mrs. Cormier, Mrs. Killian, and Mrs. Kim for teaching and leading the art project that now hangs in our classroom.  Students brought home their first project today.  Monday will be the last day to view the students' (not a) turkey project before I take them down from the window.  

                Students have already read aloud several books for our literature units.  Currently, they're reading a biography about the Wright Brothers.  

    Students are learning how to write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.  Students will be practicing cursive throughout the second trimester and they'll be slowly integrating it into their writing assignments.

    In math, we're in Unit 3: Measurement, Time, and Graphs.  Content skills include:

    • draw scaled picture graphs and bar graphs
    • use number lines to represent time intervals
    • use drawings to represent a problem involving liquid volume and mass
    • make a line plot to record data
    • tell and write time to the nearest minute
    • solve word problems involving time intervals
    • measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects
    • represent and interpret data
    • generate measurement data and make a line plot

    Even though lessons haven't focused on fact families, if your child hasn’t mastered the basic facts please have him/her continue to practice.  Many students like a fun way of learning, such as online computer games and websites.  Others prefer flashcards and chunking lessons (a few days of just the 3’s and 4’s; then just the 6’s for a few days; etc.).   Students have been working on conceptual skills in class using ST Math.  They should also be using ST Math at home along with Typing Club.  I've signed our class up for 'Hour of Code' for this coming Monday.

    This week we finished 'Community History' from the social studies curriculum.  The class will be going to the Sunnyvale Heritage Museum in February for a field trip to learn more about local history.

    On Wednesday, we began the life science unit: Animals Through Time -- Habitats, Heredity, & Change Over Time.  Students have been analyzing and interpreting data from fossil records to determine how habitats have changed over time, and in order to determine what type of food animals ate.  On Monday, students will be using mathematics and computational thinking to record their stride length, and then determine the comparable length and speed with a Coelophysis.

    The students have been actively participating in their theater lessons, which continues until the first week of January.  Then we'll have eight weeks of dance lessons.

    Thanks to Mrs. Chamarty for coming in monthly for ABC Reading; she'll be in this Wednesday to read December's book.

    A docent from the San Jose Museum of Art will be coming to class next month to explain various types of art.  

    Congratulations to our Citizens of the Month for the trait of Respect: Ronan, Samuel, Ella, and Zoey.

    Congratulations to our Citizens of the Month for the trait of Friendship: Huancheng, Kari, Savannah, and Amrith.

    In December, we focus on the character trait of Caring.

    The November reading logs are due Monday.  New sheets were passed out today to begin recording December's pages.


    Thank you,


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  • Thank you for the time you spent with me at the parent-teacher conference.  I hope to see you at the Fall Festival next week, and I know the students are excited about dressing up and having fun.
          The students enjoyed the talented Dr. Blake Brandes at our assembly.  He motivated the students while impressing them with his beatboxing and hip-hop skills.  Hopefully you have a chance to hear him at tonight's special parent presentation (7pm in the multi).
          Today we began a literature unit based on the book 'Frindle'.  Students are working on their fluency skills by reading aloud, and then they use the book to give accurate, specific answers to comprehension questions.  Throughout the book students will be predicting, inferring, and analyzing character and plot development while learning new vocabulary words. 
          This week we'll begin practicing the cursive capital letters.  Students have been working on their writing skills, responding to various narrative prompts to create stories with rich language and meaningful development.
    In our Math Unit 2 lessons, students are learning to:
    • use properties of multiplication and division and patterns to multiply and divide within 100
    • reach fluency with finding products of single digit numbers and their related quotients
    • solve two-step word problems involving the four operations using a letter for the unknown quantity
    • represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division
    • apply properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division to multiply within 100
    • fluently multiply and divide within 100
    • solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic 
                In science, students are working on mastering various Forces and Interactions standards.  Last week, students learned about pushes and pulls using examples from tug-of-war contests, using rubber bands to burst a watermelon, and creating a 'hopper' using cardboard and rubber bands.  Today, students studied different bridge designs and then used their knowledge of forces to engineer a strong bridge made of paper.  Upcoming lessons include experiments focused on friction, motion, balance of forces, and magnets.

                Congratulations to the September Citizen of the Month winners for the trait of ‘Responsibility’: Michaela, Kylie, Nicolas, and Lucas.  In October, the character trait we're focusing on is ‘Respect’.
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