Mrs. Langley’s Weekly News

08 Feb

Week of April 21st -April 30th
For these 2 weeks we will be taking the CRCT in Reading (4/22), Language Arts (4/23), Math (4/24), Science (4/29) and Social Studies (4/30). In the mornings your child will be taking the test and in the afternoon, they will be reviewing for the next days upcoming test.

There will be no homework for the last two weeks of April due to the CRCT. However there is a great website to check out for CRCT Review: http://www.linkstolearning.com/index.html
On the homepage, go to the tab, and click on the state of Georgia.

Week of April 14th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will work on contractions (ex. can’t) and compound words (ex. butterfly)
L.A. (Writing): Your child will work on following directions with recipes.

Reading: We will review reading standards for the CRCT. Some standards include main idea, setting, plot, characters, compare/contrast, fact/opinion, cause/effect, prediction/inference, summarizing, etc…

Social Studies: We will review maps and globe skills. Your child will create their own island using rubric to guide them.

Week of April 7,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will work on homophones, synonyms, and antonyms
L.A. (Writing): Your child will work on persuasive writing wit friendly letters

Reading: We will be reviewing reading standards for the CRCT

Social Studies: We will focus our attention on all the 9 famous Americans we learned about this year. Your child will review obstacles in their life, important geographical places in their life, and their character traits. Check out the historychannel.com and biographies.com to learn more about these individual.

Week of March 31-April 4
“Spring Break

Week of March 24,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will work on homophones (ex. their, there, they’re or to, two, too)
L.A. (Writing): Your child will present their researching an the animal they chose for their informational paper

Reading: We will be working on bubbling test taking strategies; reading the questions and answers before the passage, and breaking apart each paragraph in a long passage

Social Studies: We will focus our attention on Cesar Chavez. Your child will learn how Chavez overcame obstacles in his life, how he fought for migrant farm workers rights, how geography played a key role in his life (Arizona and California), and his character traits (justice). There is a PG – 13 Cesar Chavez movie out in theaters that is a historical overview of his life.

Week of March 17,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will be working on root words, prefixes, and suffixes
L.A. (Writing): Your child will be working on researching an animal for an informational paper that they will present at the end of the month. You are welcome to purchase a poster board for your child for them to display all their work.

Reading: We will be reviewing sequencing skills and compare and contrast skills as well as test taking strategies

Social Studies: We will focus our attention on Thurgood Marshall. Your child will learn how Marshall overcame obstacles in his life, how he fought for civil rights of African Americans, identify important geographical places in his life ( Maryland, New York, and Washington D.C.), and his character traits (justices and diligence). Check out the historychannel.com and biographies.com to learn more about this individual.

Week of March 10,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will be working using resources to research an animal they find interesting; resources include the dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, articles, and the internet
L.A. (Writing): Your child will be working on researching an animal for an informational paper

Reading: We will be going over main idea ,cause and effect, as well as test taking strategies

Social Studies: We will focus our attention on Lyndon B. Johnson. Your child will learn how LBJ overcame obstacles in his life, how he fought the war on poverty in America with his Great Society, important geographical places in his life ( Texas and Washington D.C.), and his character traits (respect for authority and tolerance). Check out the historychannel.com and biographies.com to learn more about this individual.

We do have school March 14th!

Week of March 3rd,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will be working on the 4 types of sentences: declarative (statement), exclamatory (showing strong feelings), imperative (command), and interrogatory (question)
L.A. (Writing): Your child will be working on free writing with anyone of the writing genres

Reading: We will be going over context clues and practice test taking strategies with bubbling

Social Studies: We will focus our attention on Eleanor Roosevelt. Your child will learn how Eleanor overcame obstacles in her life, how she expanded women’s rights and human rights and freedoms, important geographical places in her life (New York, London, and Washington D.C.), and her character trait (tolerance). Check out the historychannel.com and biographies.com to learn more about this individual.

Also, with CRCT a little over a week away, have your child check out www.mobymax.com to practice skills in reading, grammar, vocabulary, and math. Your child’s user name and password is their lunch number. If you register for Moby Max, you get a one month free subscription. A newsletter about Moby Max will be going home soon.

Week of February 17th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will be working on quotation marks so check out YouTube videos on it!
L.A. (Writing): Your child will be working personal narrative writing and incorporating quotation marks into it.

Reading: We will go over main idea and supporting details and practice test taking strategies

Social Studies: We will focus our attention on Mary McLeod Bethune. Your child will learn how Bethune overcame obstacles in her life, how she expanded African American’s educational rights and freedoms, important geographical places in her life (South Carolina, Georgia, Florida), and her character traits (respect for authority, diligence, and cooperation ). Check out the historychannel.com and biographies.com to learn more about these individuals.

Week of February 10th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will be working on quotation marks
L.A. (Writing): Your child will be working on friendly letters and narrative writing

Reading: We will go over main idea and supporting details and practice test taking strategies

Social Studies: We will focus our attention on Mary McLeod Bethune. Your child will learn how Bethune overcame obstacles in her life, how she expanded African American’s educational rights and freedoms, important geographical places in her life, and her character traits (respect for authority, diligence, and cooperation ). Check out the historychannel.com and biographies.com to learn more about these individuals.

*There is no school on February 14th, which is Valentine’s Day, so we will exchange Valentine’s Day Cards on February 13th.

Week of February 3rd,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will be working on capital letters and commas
L.A. (Writing): Your child will publish and share their opinion writing paper

Reading: We will go over main idea and supporting details and practice test taking strategies

Social Studies: We will focus our attention on Susan B. Anthony. Your child will learn how Susan B. Anthony overcame obstacles in her life, how she expanded women’s rights and freedoms, important geographical places in her life, and her character traits (freedom of conscience, justice, and cooperation). Check out the historychannel.com and biographies.com to learn more about these individuals.

*Our Panther Pride Assembly is scheduled for this Friday at 1:15pm in the gym!

Week of January27th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will work capital letters, commas, and quotations
L.A. (Writing): We will continue working on opinion writing from last week and finalizing our work

Reading: We will discuss characters in stories and practice test taking strategies for reading

Social Studies: We will focus our attention on Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. The students learn how these famous Americans overcame obstacles in their lives to expand people’s rights and freedoms. Check out the historychannel.com and biographies.com to learn more about these individuals.

Week of January 6th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
L.A. (Grammar): Your child will be learning about types of adverbs including comparative and superlative forms
L.A. (Writing): This week we will be learning about poetry: stanza, rhyme, repetition

Reading: Your child will focus their learning on characters in stories

Social Studies: We will begin to learn about Paul Revere and his contributions to America

On a side note, your child’s report card is scheduled to go home on January 9th.

Week of December 16th,
This week we will be working on the following things..
L.A. (Grammar): The students will be learning about adjectives (comparative and superlative adjectives)
L.A. (Writing): Your child will have the chance to free write on any topic and genre

Shared Reading: Your child will work on reading the play: Frosty the Snowman for fluency and expression

Social Studies: Economics review on the following and an assessment on economics.

We will have our class party on December 20th at 10am. This is also the Holiday Workshop day if you signed up for it.

Week of December 9th,
This week we will be working on the following things..
L.A. (Grammar): The students will be learning about adjectives (comparative and superlative adjectives)
L.A. (Writing): They will be working on informational text

Shared Reading: Your child will work on reading “dramas” for main idea and supporting details

Social Studies: Economics review on the following terms: budget, needs, wants, scarcity, income, save, bank, interdependence, import and export

December the 13th is our Panther Pride Assembly at 1:15pm. We hope to see you there!

Week of December 2nd,
This week we have been working on the following things…
Language Arts (Grammar): Figurative and Literal Language, Idioms
Language Arts (Writing): Informational Writing skills and student-teacher conferencing on writing samples

Shared Reading: NA

Social Studies: Review of economics – productive resources

Week of November 11th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
Language Arts Grammar: Point of View, Literal and Figurative Language, Idioms
Language Arts Writing: Narrative Stories

Shared Reading: We are reading short informative text and answering comprehension questions

Social Studies: We will review our unit on government and take an assessment later in the week.

Week of November 4th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
Language Arts: Grammar – Reviewing subjects and predicates; Writing – We will be working on the writing process for narrative writing. Our focus is fairy tales. We are working on writing the story Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from the perspective of one of the characters.

Shared Reading – We are focusing on reading strategies with informational text.

Social Studies – We will be learning about the judicial branch of government at the local, state, and national levels.

* Holiday Santa Pictures will be on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013!

Week of October 21st,
This week we will be working on the following things…
Language Arts: Grammar – Identifying the simple subject and compound subject in a sentence.
Writing – We will have an informational writing prompt at the beginning of the week and then we will focus our attention on narrative writing with an emphasis on main ideas.

Shared Reading – This quarter we will be focusing on reading and understanding informational text.

Social Studies – We are going to begin our unit on the foundations of our government. Over the next several weeks we will be learning about the branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial), levels of government (local, state, and national), and the roles and responsibilities for each branch and level. Check out “Bens Guide to Government” on the internet for more information about our government and free games for your child to play.

A “New” reading log is going home starting this week. Please make sure to read the directions carefully with your child so you both know what is expected to do. I have provided an example of my expectations on the log. Your child is still required to read 80 minutes a week.

Please note that conferences are starting and if you have not signed up, there are still dates and times available.

Week of October 7th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
Language Arts: Grammar – Understanding the function of irregular verbs, helping verbs, and linking verbs. There will be a quiz on verbs this Thursday.
Writing – We are revising and editing our informational writing on animals.

Social Studies – We are comparing and contrasting direct democracy with representative democracy. Then, we will have an assessment on Ancient Greece’s influence on American society on Thursday.

Make sure your child has their grammar journal and social study’s journals every night to study.

Week of September 30th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
Language Arts: Grammar – Understanding the function of verbs (action, tense, helping and linking);
Writing – Informational Text with an emphasis on identifying the main idea

Social Studies – Test on Economics and then we will dive into ancient Greece’s contributions to American History (through the Olympics, Architecture, and Government)

Week of September 23rd,
This week we will be working on the following things…
Language Arts: Grammar – review nouns and pronouns, and introducing verbs; Writing – Introducing Informational Text with the use of 6 Traits of Writing

Social Studies – taxes, scarcity, and opportunity cost and benefits (assessment will follow next week)

Shared Reading – We will be reading a non-fiction text on building a playground and it will tie into our economics unit.

Week of September 16th,
This week we will be working on the following things…
Language Arts: (1) Opinion Writing on school lunch option with a focus on word choices; (2) Reviewing Nouns; (3) Pronouns – subject, object, and possessive
We are scheduled to have an assessment on pronouns this Friday.

Social Studies: We will review economic standards and then plunge into taxes and currency.

Shared Reading: We will finish our reading on 100 Dresses and take an assessment on the realistic fiction book.

Week of September 9th,
For this week we will be covering the following things…
Language Arts: Persuasive Writing and begin Informational Writing. We will focus on sentence fluency and main ideas in our writings. In grammar class, we will work on pronouns: subject, object, and possessive pronouns. There will be a quiz at the end of the week on pronouns.

Social Studies: We are learning about productive resources, consumers, producers, and interdependence. At the end of the week we will have a mid-term assessment on these things as well as goods, services, needs and wants.

Shared Reading: We are continuing our reading on 100 Dresses and working on reading attack skills for comprehension and fluency skills.

Week of September 3rd,
For this compacted four day week, we have many things to do. Our list includes…
Language Arts: Persuasive Writing & incorporating “word choice”, Noun Assessment on Tuesday, and Introduction to Pronouns
Social Studies: Economics overview – for the next few weeks we are diving into goods, services, wants, needs, taxes, spending, saving, and the 4 types of productive resources
Guided Reading: Improving our reading comprehension and reading level
Shared Reading: We are currently reading “100 Dresses” and this week we will work on the use of graphic organizers
Please know that your child’s journals are essential to have in class, for it is what we use for study guides. In the journals for language arts and social studies, are the essential questions and standards your child needs to know. Please use this when it is time for your child to study for test.

August 26th,
This week in school, for Language Arts, we are reviewing types of nouns and will have an assessment on them this Friday. We are also learning how to write a persuasive paper. In Social Studies, we are reviewing geography skills, taking an assessment, and starting our new unit on economics.

August 23rd
Curriculum Night is drawing near and I would love for you to attend!!! It is on August 27th and doors open at 7pm. There are door prizes that will be given away!!!!

August 21st, 2013,

Third grades curriculum outline is available for parents to view on Jackson County’s website’s Homepage. You can access it from the “academics” tab or “student/parents” tab.

August 20th, 2013
Hello Parents and Students,

Welcome to 3rd Grade. I am looking forward to a successful school year my students. Every week that your child is in school they will have a “Weekly Reading Log” to complete. Your child will need to read 20 minutes a night and write a short summary on what they read. Please sign it on Thursday and have your child return it to school on Friday.

Please have your child study their social studies notes on maps, rivers, and mountains. They have a test on it August 26, 2013.

If you ever need me, please send me an email or feel free to write a note in your child’s agenda.

Comments are closed.

Mrs. Langley's 3rd Grade Class

The Key Ingrediants to Success: Attitude, Play, Presences, and Focus


Network-wide options by YD - Freelance Wordpress Developer

Skip to toolbar