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April is Autism Awareness Month!

April 18th CHIP/CREW will be closed, since that is the half-day before Spring Break!

Spring Break

April 19th to April 26th!

School Will Reopen April 29th!

Have a safe & happy holiday!!!!

****No Spelling Test this week!

Welcome

April 2019

Important Note!

All students should include some time in their day at home for quizzing a friend or an adult to read the time on an analog clock. Students use an analog clock to sign in and out of the classroom every day, but some students still need extra help reading time to the minutes.

Just using a digital watch does not help a student to tell time. They will need to understand the minutes on a clock for many of our math assessments. So, real life clock skills at school, and at home would be most helpful!

Division and multiplication can be practiced at home any time of the day, even on weekends! Make it fun, do it at the supermarket, before dance or swim classes, on a car ride, or cooking in the kitchen! We need third grade students to be comfortable with basic times tables and division! Knowing the answers should start becoming automatic, when asked. Problems such as, 32 divided by 4 equals 8! 8 times 4 equals 32, should be quick and easy once they practice!!!

Don't forget to check the sidebar for some fun Go Math Videos, by Professor Burger!

Important Dates:

April Calendar:

Upcoming Dates!

CHIP After Care will be available April 10th, 11th, 12th, during Report Card Conferences!

Our field trip to Philadelphia was a success! Fun was had by all! Thank you to all the parent and teacher helpers that made the trip a success! Pictures coming soon!

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Doing Study Island Math at home has been proven to improve scores! Try it over the weekend, or any day of the week! It is learning, and fun all in one place!

www.studyisland.com

Even though our testing with these words has been completed, you can still study them, and play the games!

Math Vocabulary seems to be the most difficult thing for third grade students. If you would like to study math vocabulary with your child, there is a packet of words in their blue folder, and here are links to some of these most important words. These are NOT for SPELLING, just math!

Lines:

https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=60290763

Prisms:

https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=60290771

Shapes:

https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=60290786

Angles:

https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=60290761

Happy Studying! Make flashcards, write them out, use Spelling City, or whatever helps you to study!

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Classroom News!

Read to the bottom to see our weekly lesson topics, and monthly events too.

This year's classroom theme is tropical!

Please check the classroom memories tab weekly for updated classroom activity pictures!

Check your child's bookbag and agenda book each night. If you sign the agenda book each night your child has homework they will get a warm fuzzy to fill the jar toward a classroom party! Warm fuzzies are tiny pom poms that can be earned for answering a question, helping or being kind to others, and handing in extra neat homework.

Please check this website each night, if possible! I try to change it as much as I can, and it is a great way to stay involved in your child's education.

If you would like a Sunday text message for upcoming school events, please email me, or send me a note with your cell number!

Please read all the way to the bottom to see the homework schedule!

Love, Ms. Sloan

CREW Before & After Care 2018-2017!

CREW After Care will be available Monday through Friday, but you must sign up, and notify me, the office, and/or your child's teacher about attending the program. Just filling out the paperwork does not guarantee attendance. We must hear from you verbally, or by a written note.

Activities for the Week!

ELA

Harcourt StoryTown

Lesson 29, The Planets, by Gail Gibbons

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MATH

Go Math Chapter 6 Review Continued

Division and Fractions Review

Basic Times Table Practice up to 12's

Fifteen Must Know Times Table Test!

Study Island Math Skills Review

IXL Math Skills Review

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SCIENCE

ALL STUDENTS!!!

April NGSS Student Learning Standard: 3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

Unit 8:  Fossils

Objective: Students will demonstrate a knowledge of fossils, as well as the environmental conditions at that time they lived.

SWBAT visit various educational sites, such as, pbslearningmedia.org to view basic knowledge, and activities to learn about fossils.

Activities:

• Students will create their own fossils with plaster. Then use multimedia resources to learn how real fossils form, and what scientists can learn from them.
• Students will define and discuss the word, fossil.
• Students will make flashcards of fossil vocabulary words.
• Students will read a variety of fossil books.
• Students will work in small groups to play “Fossilize or not!” from PBS Learning Media.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

April: NJ Student Learning Standard: 6.1.4.B.10 Identify major cities in New Jersey, as well as in the United States, and the world, to explain how geographic and demographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, data visualizations) help us to understand cultural differences.

Geography, Demographics, & Culture in NJ & The World

Objective: Students will demonstrate a knowledge of how geography and demographics can affect culture within major cities

SWBAT complete map activities to understand how geography and demographics affect the culture of major cities.

Activities:

• Students will learn states and capitals of the US through a variety of websites, and small projects.
• Students will complete a continent project, to recognize the seven different continents, and oceans that surround those continents.
• Students will choose a different major city from around the world to complete a short Google Doc research project. They will research the culture through maps, geographic details, and demographic information.
• Students will explore maps, globes, and data visualizations.

Assessments: Student projects, quizzes

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There's an "APP" for that! Lol!

Cape May City Elementary has a phone app.

Search you phone's app store for, Cape May City Elementary!

My website can be found there too!

HOMEWORK

NOTE: If your child goes to reading and math classes with Mrs. McClure or Ms. Cooper they will not follow this homework routine.

All homework, spelling, writing, and math will come from those teachers, if your child attends their classes. Please see their websites, or information they send home.

Homework is given Monday through Friday for my core math and reading groups. In third grade homework is more about responsibility than specific academic topics. In order for students to gain that sense of responsibility the homework is completed in a repetitive cycle each week. This cycle also makes it easier to get homework done before or during absences or vacations. Until further notice the homework will be completed as follows:

Monday: Spelling words will be written on college ruled paper, three times each in pencil, and then each word will be traced in multiple colors. Only one color per word. We call this rainbow writing!

Tuesday: Sentences for words 1-8. Sentences should have capital letters, punctuation, and use third grade level vocabulary, as well as the spelling words of the week, which will be given to students in a paper copy.

• The spelling lists will be posted every Sunday afternoon on the sidebar of this site.
• If you would like to get a text message when the words are posted each Sunday, please email me with your cell number!

• The words are on Spelling City, which has fun spelling games to play online.

Wednesday: Sentences for words 9-15, following the same rules as Tuesday.

Thursday: A math worksheet, usually related to the multiplication tables, or basic math operations.

Friday: No homework!

Monthly Events!