5/18/2018
Wonderful 3rd Grade Families,
 
 Hello!  Spring Plays will be June 5th at 3:00 pm in A204- our homeroom. Please come!
 
Students are already talking about their costumes. PLEASE do not go out and buy anything. Just use what is around the house. I also have props, scarves, and such. A little goes a long way. 
 
NOTE: Scripts need to be brought back to school everyday for reading and practice. 
 
The narrator parts do not require memorization since they are very long. Students may use their scripts during the play if they feel they need to use a script.
 
The Mill City Museum Field Trip was a sucess! thank you to Sam, larry, Kim, Brook, and John! 
 
Just a few reminders for your child: 
 
Read Fairy Tales! Review some fairy tale classics like Snow White, Cinderella, Jack and The Bean Stalk, The Princess and the Pea, The 3 Little Pigs, etc…To support the   Fractured Fairy Tale plays.
 
****HOMEWORK: KNOW your basic +,  -,  X , and division facts. Practice the traditional stategy for multiplication and division- (the way you, Parents, and I learned).  Any math work for class?
 
Recommended 
Dreambox60 minutes or more a week at home for homework to reinforce number sense, math facts, and math problem solving strategies.
 
**Check out my webpage for some resources:
 
 
2018 Washburn High School Soccer Camp for Kids
Come play soccer in June with the Washburn High School Girls and Boys soccer teams! Washburn High School soccer teams are once again hosting soccer camp this summer for kids entering kindergarten through 8th grade.
 
For kids entering grades Kindergarten - 5th this Fall:
WHEN: Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21
TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 am
WHERE: Washburn Stadium Turf
COST: $80 (includes t-shirt and soccer ball)
 
For kids entering grades 6th - 8th this Fall:
WHEN: Monday, June 12 through Wednesday, June 14
TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 am
WHERE: Washburn Stadium Turf
COST:  $55 (includes t-shirt)
 
 
All my best,
 
Susan Saly
3rd Grade
Lake Harriet Lower Campus School
612.668.3210
 
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime.
Chinese proverb
 
******************************Book Reflection/Book Report  #3 Due 3/29/2018 For those not already done.

                                                                                See below:

                                                         READING INFORMATION for  2017 -  2018                           ___________________________________________________________________________________
  • Book Reflection Expectations  ALL

    After you have finished a book write a reflection of no less than 4 paragraphs.  Each paragraph should have a topic and closing sentence as well as 4 or more detail sentences.

    Paragraph 1 is a reflection paragraph.  Tell what you really liked/disliked about this book.  Why is the setting important (or not)?  Is the book realistic or not and why?  How could the author improved upon the book?

    Paragraph 2 is a connection paragraph.  Talk about how the characters, events or setting remind you of someone, some event or somewhere and why.  How can you relate to the book?  Have you had a similar situation in your own life?  How did the connections make you feel?

    Paragraph 3 is an inquiry paragraph.  What questions do you have after reading this book.  For example, why did the characters________?  How might a person’s life have been different if__________?   Did the time the book was written in, affect the way the book was written?  If so how?

    Lastly in paragraph 4, identify what genre the book is from and explain how you know this.  What clues in the text support your opinion?

    Scoring Guide:

    4 points: included all the items in your reflections with complete paragraphs

    3 points: missed one item in the reflection or do not have complete paragraphs

    2 points: missed 2 items in the reflection or have incomplete paragraphs

    1 point: missed 3 items in the reflection or have no paragraphs

     
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Dear Parent,
 
Now it's easier than ever to find the right books for your child — and help us earn FREE books for our classroom library at the same time! With new online ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs, you can choose from a much wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. And best of all, our class earns a FREE book every time a parent places their order online.
 
It's so simple! Here's how it works:
 
SIGN UP at www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs. On the orange Parent Panel, click the "Connect to your teacher" link. When prompted, enter the Class Activation Code NGWBK (You'll see a "Welcome to Mrs. Saly's Class" message.) This ensures that your order gets sent to me.
 
SELECT the books you'd like to order from over 500 titles available online … and take advantage of online-only specials and discounts!
 
SEND your order to me online by the due date. Books will be delivered directly to our classroom, as always.
Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer. But why not experience for yourself how convenient it is to order online?
 
Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure. Plus our whole class benefits thanks to the FREE books we'll earn with every parent online order.
 
Go to www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs now to get started.
Don't forget the class activation code: NGWBK
 
Thank you,
 
Susan Saly
 

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2018    Ancient Civilizations- Finished 3/16/2018

1.     Choose a civilization from the list: Egypt, China, Greek, Roman 

2.     Research to answer the questions about your civilization.  You will need to record all the information and include a bibliography.

 

3.     Complete a project to share your knowledge.  Choose from one of the suggestions or see me with other ideas.  Your project needs to give all the information.

 

 

Level 1: Easier to do less time intensive

Children’s book- ABC bookor a picture book   Travel Brochure

Trunk Museum:t his has artifacts (bought or child made) that represent & explain the civilization

 

Level 2: Medium amount of time required somewhat intensive

Scrapbook   Interview a citizen   Write a diary

Write postcards ( at least 10 cards)

 

Level 3: Hardest to do and VERY time intensive

Comic book   Mosaic  Town/Village Model

Make a board game

 

0.     Present your project to others who studied the same society.  They will grade the      information for accuracy, creativity and overall neatness. 

 

1.     Present to a group of people (one from each of the other civilizations).  

2.     Complete a worksheet on each of the other societies using the knowledge gained from the presentations.

Due Dates

___________ Choose society 1/19

___________ Get resources 1/23

___________ Find information by 2/09

___________ Complete project (in class) 3/2

___________ Bibliography & Presentation #1 3/5 -3/6

___________ Presentation #2 3/8-3/9

___________ Reflection and self grading for Ancient Civilizations 3/12

 

Celebration of learning March 16th from 3:00-3:45 in the Lunchroom.

 

 

Goal: to compare/contrast the daily lives of different people living ancient times. 

What did they eat? Name at least 15 different items they ate & 3 they drank.

What did they wear (remember to talk about what it was made of)?  Be sure to tell about men, women and children as well as rich versus poor. 

What were homes built of and what items (at least 5) you would find in them (rich & poor)?

What did they do for entertainment? Name at least 5 different things.

What jobs did men and women do?

In detail explain their government.

 

Ancient civilizations and their environment.

 What was the weather like?

Where did their food and water come from?

What was the land (features for example rivers, mountains, plains arid, humid,) like?

What were their methods (names at least 3) of transportation?

Explain their religion and how they included it in their daily life, be specific.

What inventions did are they responsible for?

 

 

When taking notes remember to mark each item with your short hand (Letter plus page number) and include the title and author next to the corresponding letter on the master sheet.  

KEEP THIS SAFE!!

 

Before note on packet   Master note taking sheet

A pg.32      A. Egyptology by Ahmed Felipe 

 

Be sure to incorporate as much of this vocabulary into your notes as possible.

ancient    event     past   present 

future   advances  civilization    moon    sun 

stars  seasons  harvest   hunt    distant

fortnight month   year    decade           arid century era    period    lunar       moisture

season environment  humid    

 

In a class discussion we will talk about: how this society’s inventions have changed people’s lives from then to now (compare and contrast).

 

 

 

 

Ancient Civilizations Webpage Resources

 

http://www.kathimitchell.com/ancivil.html

 

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/ancient-civilizations/

 

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/ancientcivilizations.htm

**The above site allows advertising on the page which changes so I would recommend making sure the advertisements are closed before allowing students to use this page.

 

http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ancient_Civilizations

 

http://www.google.com/search?q=ancient+civilizations+for+kids&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=t87zUouFCMmfrAG2o4GYDQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAw&biw=1280&bih=595#q=ancient+civilizations+map&safe=active&tbm=isch

 

http://www.google.com/search?q=ancient+civilizations+for+kids&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=t87zUouFCMmfrAG2o4GYDQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAw&biw=1280&bih=595#q=ancient+civilizations+timeline&safe=active&tbm=isch

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhDY4KJuvc0             Indus Valley

 

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=1565          Mesopotamia

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wKaIEzxGo   Timbuktu: City of gold

 

Also look on my class webpage for resources and links. It is a start. Thank you!

 

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2018 Rubric:   (For some reason the rubric will not copy the Diagrams & Illustrations section..)
 
Research Report : Ancient Civilizations
      Final Score: ________ out of 12 (Peer Grade)  
         
Student Name: ________________________________________ Final Score: ________ out of 16 (Teacher Grade)  
         
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Amount of Information All main topics from the notes are addressed in great detail. Teaching the observer (more than 50 pieces of information) about the Ancient Culture. Most of the topics from the notes are addressed. Teaching the observer a lot (between 25 to 50 pieces of information) about the Ancient Culture. A few of the topics from the notes are addressed about the Ancient Culture. Not really teaching the observer much (fewer than 25 things).  
Neatness & Organization Project is VERY neat & organized. Project is mostly neat and organized Project is either neat or organized but not both. Project is not organized or neat.
Diagrams & Illustrations        
Notes-- Teacher graded Notes are recorded and organized in an extremely neat and orderly fashion. Notes are recorded legibly and are somewhat organized. Notes are recorded. Notes are recorded only with peer/teacher assistance and reminders.
 
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******************************Book Reflection/Book Report  #3 Due 3/29/2018 For those not already done.

                                                                                See below:

                                                         READING INFORMATION for  2017 -  2018                           ___________________________________________________________________________________
  • Book Reflection Expectations  ALL

    After you have finished a book write a reflection of no less than 4 paragraphs.  Each paragraph should have a topic and closing sentence as well as 4 or more detail sentences.

    Paragraph 1 is a reflection paragraph.  Tell what you really liked/disliked about this book.  Why is the setting important (or not)?  Is the book realistic or not and why?  How could the author improved upon the book?

    Paragraph 2 is a connection paragraph.  Talk about how the characters, events or setting remind you of someone, some event or somewhere and why.  How can you relate to the book?  Have you had a similar situation in your own life?  How did the connections make you feel?

    Paragraph 3 is an inquiry paragraph.  What questions do you have after reading this book.  For example, why did the characters________?  How might a person’s life have been different if__________?   Did the time the book was written in, affect the way the book was written?  If so how?

    Lastly in paragraph 4, identify what genre the book is from and explain how you know this.  What clues in the text support your opinion?

    Scoring Guide:

    4 points: included all the items in your reflections with complete paragraphs

    3 points: missed one item in the reflection or do not have complete paragraphs

    2 points: missed 2 items in the reflection or have incomplete paragraphs

    1 point: missed 3 items in the reflection or have no paragraphs

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February 2018: Please sign the MInneapolis Institiute of Arts  (M.I.A.) field trip permission slip if you have not done so already. Our class goes on  Tuesday, February  27th and we depart at 9:45 am. Our M.I.A. guided tour is from 10:15 - 11:15 and we will be back in time for lunch and recess. Any parent volunteers? Three parents could help with our group as we tour the M.I.A. but you would have to meet us there due to limited space on the bus. Just let me know.

 
 
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2017 Wax Museum History Project is now completed! THANK YOU!

 

Below is a copy of what the students will be working on with their History Maker Biographies (Wax Museum Project).   Feel free to bring in more books to class as well as read online, watch video clips, watch appropriate movies, etc... about your person at home! We will take this step by step! Note the changed dates due to needing more time to complete our quality History Maker Project. Most will done in class.

 

I will let you know if your child needs to work on anything at home.  Students can always work at home to catch up! Otherwise they will complete most of the work here at school.  The one item they do need to do at home is find 7 to 10 pictures relating of their person and print them.  Then they should bring them to school.  The sooner the better.  That way they can write their captions and mount them on the paper.  

 
 

 

Name___________________________________ History Maker: _____________________

 

History Makers: How did I (the person you are studying) make the world a better place?   You should be able to answer this question when you are done!!!

 

Check off (Teacher’s initials) as each step is complete.

 

Here are the Wax Museum Steps (Pacing Schedule) during Literacy block:

You can always work ahead!

 

_____Step 1: Choose your History Maker by 10/23. Keep notes in your project folder (To be handed out 10/24)

 

_____Step 2: Completely read your biography by November 1st (Yes! Bring in more books to class as well as read online, watch video clips, watch appropriate movies, etc... about your person at home! Gather as many facts/information as you can).

 

_____Step 3: Complete note taking for Birth & Growing Up Years/Education (2 Worksheets) by November 10th.  Remember 10 Facts Needed For Each- They should not be in complete sentences.  See examples below

*Born 8/13/1792 * 1st home Baton Rouge, LA

 

_____Step 4: Complete note taking forAccomplishments/ Later Years and Death Remember 10 Facts Needed For Each- They should not be in complete sentences.
IB (International Baccalaureate Profiles and Attitudes of Scholars) --Give examples in your History Maker's life when they were knowledgeable, caring, balanced, etc... Your child will need to  review thier notes and reading to give examples by November 20th  (3 Worksheets).

 

_____Step 5: Begin writing the speech Rough Draft using notes in chronological order. A paragraph (at least 7 facts) from each sheet Rough Draft due by November 28th.

 

_____Step 6: Edit and FINAL DRAFT BY December 1st

 

5 Paragraphs  with topic sentences and details for the rough draft:

Hi, my name is___________.

Paragraph 1- Birth and Growing Up Years

Paragraph 2- Education

Paragraph 3-Later Years and Death

Paragraph 4- Accomplishments

Paragragh 5- IB Profiles

Include, as best you can throughout your speech, examples of when your History Maker showed ten IB attitudes and profiles. Example: (Childhood and Growing Up Years)  **** showed caring  and empathy when she took the time to describe what she saw with detailed and descriptive language to her blind sister.   We are helping each other with this piece. It really helps your child make  a  deeper connection to their History Maker as they learn more vocabulary.

Include a concluding sentence: I made the world a better place by...

Self-edit and then peer-edit with at least two peers. (We are using a detailed checklist in class)

 

_____Step 7: Assemble your Presentation Boards due by December 12th. We have the boards! No need to buy a board. We will begin to assemble the boards on 12/8. We are using the 3-panel cardboard/free standing boards but the smaller version (2 feet tall by 18 inches wide with 9 inch flaps on each side) of the regular presentation boards. Assemble your Presentation Boards (in class!) We are cutting out our pictures and adding colorful boarders to our pictures, adding captions, making a title, and adding our beautiful drawing (from art) of our History Maker to our boards.

 

_____Step 8: Wax Museum Celebration! Please bring all your costume pieces to school to get dressed up as your history maker! Invite your parents and family!

 

Location and date:

December 14th 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. in the LHLC Lunchroom

 
 
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Class Activation Code: NGWBK

Thank you !

Susan Saly

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August 2017
 
Dear 3rd Grade Parents and Guardians,    
                                                                                                                           
Hello. I look forward to a terrific year of working, learning, and growing with your child in third grade! I am happy to be teaching here at Lake Harriet Lower Campus.
 
A little information about me. I live in South Minneapolis and have two children Elizabeth, a Sophomore at UW Stout, my son, David, a Senior at Washburn, and our sweet dog, Csilla. During the school year, we are busy with school, soccer,  and other happenings.
 
During the summer, we try to get up to the family cabin as much as possible.  Some of my other interests are gardening, art, making jewelry, skiing, kayaking, canoing, horses, swimming, snorkeling, and hiking.
 
My classroom practice in Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts holds students accountable for using learning, problem solving, and helping strategies. Students actively read, discuss topics, analyze problems, ask questions, and get information. Students are expected to “do and make things work better” and to “do better than before” in the classroom.
 
Science Units Taught This Year:
Sun and Moon- August/September
Energy and Properties of Matter - October-December
Structures of Life/Living Systems – January-March
Physics of Sound – April
Living Systems/Model Membranes – May-June
 
I look forward a wonderful year of learning with your child.
 
Sincerely,
 
Susan Saly
 
 
Please e-mail me and I can add your contact information to my list. Thank you!
 
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 3rd Grade Schedule 2016- 2017 Room A204
 
Subject to change
9:25 Arrival/ Prepare for the day-Quiet reading/work time
Classroom Meeting/Academic Intervention/Enrichment & Social Emotional Learning- Friday is Friendly Letter Writing
10:00 – 11:25 Math
11:25 – 11:35 Prepare for lunch/recess
11:35-12:05 Lunch
12:05-12:35 Recess with Teachers
12:35- 1:50 Integrated English Language Arts (ELA)/Science/Social Studies
 
1:50 Specialists:
Day 1-PE- Bring or wear your tennis shoes
Day2-Art
Day 3-Music
Day 4-Media
Day 5-Repeat Rotation
 
2:45 – 3:55 Science/Social Studies (Trade off by week)
3:55-4:00 Dismissal
 
 
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    1. Here are some online resources.

       

      •   NCTM’s Factorize Exploration: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=64

      •   NCTM’s Factor Game: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=12

      •   NCTM’s Product Game: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=29

      •   N’Rich Factors and Multiples Games: http://nrich.maths.org/5468

      •   Figure This! Problem Solving with Factors:

        http://www.figurethis.org/challenges/c37/challenge.htm http://www.figurethis.org/challenges/c22/challenge.htm http://www.figurethis.org/challenges/c31/challenge.htm

      • Great fun!:

         Find the factors:http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/factors_multiples/play/ 

         
  • Read chapter books at your approximate level
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Order Scholastic Books Online!

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Class Activation Code: NGWBK

 
Susan Saly
 
 

See Homework for additional information. Thank you!

 
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Dear Mom and/or Dad, (From Your Child Via M. Saly!),   (From 11/10/2017)
 
This week you are seeing my report card. This report card is Ms. Saly's attempt to describe my actions and accomplishments at LHLC during the past few months. As you read the report card, please remember that Ms. Saly is describing your dear child (me) so please do not get "too uptight" if you see a 1 or a 2. I hope you accept me as I am in my 3rd grade year of school.
 
Remember that all children do not learn to walk and talk at the same age, nor do they learn math and reading at the same rate or pace. Please do not compare me to my sister(s), brother(s), or friends. I am special and unique!  Please be realistic in setting my goals. Yes, I do need to be challenged, but not pushed beyond my abilities. I need to feel success, but more importantly as Ms. Saly says,  I need to take time to "just be, stop and smell the roses, and hold Happy"  while I am still young.
 
Please remember that my report card is just a picture of me at school, which may be a much different picture of me than the one at home.  Ms. Saly only knows me at school and does not judge or value me based on my  school report card grades. She values me for me and she loves me just as I am.  I hope we can talk together about my accomplishments and gains instead of any shortcomings that I may still be working on. I want to make you proud of me and of how hard I am working during my first few months of 3rd grade. Also, we are still in the beginning of the school year and we are still working on our 3rd grade standards. I may have not mastered them yet because we have a lot of standards to cover in 3rd grade.
 
Don't worry about signing the report card. It's really just for us at home.
 
Love,
 
Your child
 
P.S. Ms. Saly can not give out  decimal grades such as 1.9s, 2.5s or 2.8s on the report card. The program only goes 1,2,3,4. 
Also, a big thanks to Ms. Bruce, our Kinder Buddy teacher, for helping Ms. Saly write this letter!!!!