Homework 12/10/2018

Hello tonight,

 

We have finished our Wax Museum boards today in class. Some students still need to  finish their pictures, captions and -neatly and accuratelyfinish all borders/mounting for their pictures  at home since we are practicing our 2- 3 minute Wax Museum speeches. Your child used  their final report to craft a final speech with facts and details in chronological order written on notecards. Your child's last sentence for their mini speech should be, " I made the world a better place by..."

 

 

_____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 19th at 3:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. in the LHLC Lunchroom

Literacy Homework:

**Handout about the Liberty Bell due 12/14

 

We will review spelling in class 12/11 for a test on 12/13- Expect your child's checked spelling for review  in their homework folder by 12/11.

 

MATH: Know your X and division facts

Daily work

Dreambox

Ms. Saly's class: Graph your  X and division  3 minute timings- Due by 12/20.

 

Have a lovely evening,

 

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
 

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Thank you for all your support.


2018 Wax Museum History Project began 10/22/2018          

 

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  work will done in class. Students must use their time well 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 5 to 7 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. Please, no bigger than  5X 7 or 6 X 8 so the pictures can fit on the board and no smaller than 3 x 4. 

 

Students have this in their Wax Museum Folder at school: 
 

 

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!

 

__X___Step 1: Choose your History Maker by 10/22. Keep notes in your project folder (To be handed out 10/22)

 

X_____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).

 

___X__Step 3: Complete note taking for Birth & Growing Up Years/Education (2 Worksheets) by November 9th. Remember -10 Facts Needed For Each- They should not be in complete sentences.  See examples below:

1. Born 8/13/1792

2. 1st home Baton Rouge, LA

 

___X__Step 4: Complete note taking for Accomplishments/ 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 their notes and reading to give examples by November 20th.  (3 Worksheets).

 

____X_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. Use your time well in class!

 

____X_Step 6: Edit and FINAL DRAFT November 30th. Use your time well in class!

 

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 so no need to buy! 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 19th at 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. in the LHLC Lunchroom

 
Thank you for your support and 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
 
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 This year your child has been using Lexia® Core5® Reading, a fun computer-based individualized program that has helped millions of students. The activities in Core5 support and build on our classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Here’s how Lexia Core5 Reading works: 

 

● Your child began Core5 at a starting point that fit his or her needs and works in online activities throughout the week. 

 

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● Progress and performance in the program is reported so teachers can provide help when needed.

 

● Paper-and-pencil activities may also used for practice and may be done in school or brought home for extra practice.

 

● Achievement certificates may be sent home to celebrate success and to show progress in the program. We hope you share in our excitement about this program! 

 

Have a good week and stay warm,

 

Susan Saly
3rd Grade
Lake Harriet Lower Campus School
612.668.3210
 
 
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Book Reflection Expectations (Book Report)
 
            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 3 or4 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
 
 
Searching for Level-Appropriate Books. Determine the level of a book, look for level-appropriate books, and/or find books that are similar to another title.

Here are a few other sites where you can search for age appropriate books and media.
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/      This is a site you can use to review all types of media for age/emotion appropriateness.  It also appears like they have some activities to do as well.
The above literacy information and book reflection information is attributed to Ms. Kelly Pier. Thank you, Ms. Pier, for all you do for the third grade team and students!
 **Postponed from 10/26 and new date to be decided by the class: Fun Run Movie Day after lunch/recess and free pizza! A Fun Run reward from the PTA since we were the highest class with pledges!  Thank you, students, parents, and PTA!!!!!
 
 
 
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Thank you,
 
Susan Saly
 
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