Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Curriculum Update January 9-13

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Please look for a letter and rubric about the third grade international fest in your child's Monday folder.  Also, please look for a field trip permission slip to the symphony on February 21 and a prefix/suffix sheet that your child should be studying for the upcoming reading state assessment February 28-March 1.

enVision Math
We will continue to work on time this week.  We will work on units of time, elapsed time, problem solving:working backwards and review for our test on Tuesday, January 17.
Rigby Reading
We will begin Theme 7, Week 1.  The comprehension strategies will be fix-up (this is focusing on what you should do when you are stuck on a word) and creating mental images (movie in your head).

The word study focus is synonyms (same) and antonyms (opposite).  The Rigby words are begin, thought, took, well, empty, furnish, profit, vacant, purpose, clutch.  The extension list is super, sur (over, above, beyond).  The words are superb, superimpose, superintendent, superior, supervisor, surcharge, surplus, surprise, surreal, surtax. 
Social Studies
We will begin our study of celebrations of cultures looking at traditions, holidays, education, foods, sports, and languages.  Our third grade international festival will be on February 23.
We will begin researching our ancestor's culture and country they originated from.
We will continue our letter writing.  Last week, the kids received letters from their pen pals in Pennsylvania and Georgia.  We will finish writing them back this week.
The kids have all formed documentary groups.  They will begin their interviewing with the help of the Mill Valley video class this week. 
Have a wonderful week! :)
Have a wonderful week and safe and relaxing holiday

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