Welcome to Mrs. Flowers' 3rd Grade Class Website
Thank you for visiting my website! Here you will find announcements, homework assignments, important links, and our classroom calendar. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.
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Space Cadets' Corner
We will begin our in school Walkathon today. Your child will walk a total of 10K. We plan to walk every recess. Students are supporting the CROP Walk's cause to support local agencies in our community and the ending of world hunger. They do this by walking with me and collecting donations. Our class goal is $400 dollars. Together we can make a difference. Thank you for support our class in this valuable community service project.
The Hunger Walkathon West is Sunday, May 5th at Pilgrim Church. Registration begins at 1 pm and the walk starts at 2 pm.
Common Core State Standards for the Month of May:
We will be focusing on the following Common Core Reading Literature standards for the month of May:
Standard: RL 5. Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
We will be focusing on the following Common Core Reading Informational standards for the month of May:
Standard: RI 5. Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.)
Standard:RI 8. Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Stories for this month include:
- We will also read various picture books to accompany the Common Core Standards
- Poetry including works by Langston Hughes, Walter Dean Myers and Gwendolyn Brooks
- One Hundred Dresses - Assessment
- Nonfiction passages from Time For Kids
- Nonfiction passages related to science and social studies
- Nonfiction passages related to current events
Please send students with chapter books to read during class. I intend to implement silent reading times.
Spelling/Vocabulary: Students will work within Unit 4 of our Treasures anthology for spelling.
We will continue to work in our Building Vocabulary booklets which emphasizes prefixes at this time.
Writing: Students will begin to research a specific animal. We are considering making a power point presentation. Helpers are needed to make this go smoothly.
Students will focus on writing an informative/explanatory piece. Students will be required to:
- Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
- Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details
- Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
- Provide a concluding statement or section.
- We will begin our research of explorers. Students will work with Ms. Pearce, Mrs. Groben and myself to create a picture story. More details will come soon.
We are well into our Multiplication Unit. We are skipping around and learning new skills which require problem solving. You can expect them to work on the Tens Mark site. Students should continue to work with their multiplication facts. We are working on begin the 3s and 6s. They are expected to solve 100 problems within 5 minutes.
Science -We are working with Legos on Wednesday. Volunteers are still needed. Students will begin the Plant Growth and Development unit.Students are observing their plants and recording notes along with drawings.
Parents and helpers thank you for all you do for our class. I realize I can not do it all through your support we are truly moving forward.
*Wednesday, May 1st - 4th Geared Up Lego Session (Volunteers needed)
*Sunday, May 5th Hunger Walkathon West/CROP Walk 1:00PM
Monday, May 6th - MAP Testing 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
*Wednesday, May 8th 5th Geared Up Lego Session (Volunteers needed)
*Wednesday, May 8th- ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) - 10:00 AM
Thursday, May 9th- Oak Park Library Summer Reading Presentation
*Saturday, May 11th - District 97 Fun Run - 8:00 AM
*Sunday, May 12th - Happy Mother's Day!
Wednesday, May 15th - Tribute To Excellence 9:00 AM
*Friday, May 17th - Olympic Day
*Tuesday, May 21st - Talent Show (9:00 AM for students, 7:00 PM for families)
*Wednesday, May 22nd - Larks concert for classmates - 10:00 AM
*Monday, May 27th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
*Tuesday, May 28th - 3rd and 5th Grade Pool Party at Rehm Pool - 12:30 - 2:30 PM
*Tuesday, May 28th - Larks concert for families - 7:00 PM at Julian Middle School
Friday, May 31st - Third trimester report cards go home
Friday, May 31st - Last day of school
Students are paired with Ms. Huber's first-grade class. They enjoy reading fiction and nonfiction books. It is the best of both worlds. Third-graders get to be "Big Kids" and the first-graders get to have special time with a "Big Kid". Both have an opportunity to develop fluency. It is great when community service comes together. By the way we read on Wednesdays starting around 1:30p.m. If you would like to join us stop by, we could always use another reader.