Homework 10/18/2017

Homework this week:

 
Literacy Homework Packet The Journey That Proved The Earth Was Round  was sent out 10/2 and was due 10/6 or 10/9.

 

Friday Letter went home 10/13. What did I do and learn this week? Write and self-edit.

 
Math groups #s To 1,000.  See your  child's math teacher for homework updates.
 
 
Mrs. Saly's Class ----Workbook p. 39 - 40 due 10/13 or 10/16. 
Show your work and write your answer in a complete sentence for the story problems.
 
Dreambox is available 24/7. A notice with your child's password was sent home last week. It is the same password as last year's password. Please remind your child to get only on their account. We have had students steal coins/points from other students.
 

 

Writing: Rough draft for your Constellation Story. A story to explain how your constellation got up in the sky with a beginning, middle and end. We are using the writing process to prewrite, draft, edit, and publish our final copies. Hopefully  students will be published and illustrated by 10/23. 

 

 

******************************Book Reflection/Book Report Due 11/17/2017:

                                                                                See below:

                                                         READING INFORMATION for  2017 -  2018                           ___________________________________________________________________________________
  • Book Reflection Expectations (M/N-Z)- 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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Basic math fact timings: Students need to keep working on accuracy and quick recall. Even just 5 minutes a day will help.  Fact fluency greatly builds confidence and improved overall problem solving ability. I recommend flashcards or whatever system you are using. 

 

Notice math all around you!

 

Observe the night sky. Can you see and identify any constellations?    

New Moon on  October 19, 2017.

 

Check out:http://www.moongiant.com/calendar/

 

Have a terrific weekend!

 

Susan Saly

 

 

COMING 10/23/2017:

 

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.

 

_____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 for Accomplishments/ Later Years and Death IB Profiles and Attitudes (3 Worksheets) by November 20th.  Remember 10 Facts Needed For Each- They should not be in complete sentences.

 

_____Step 5: Begin writing the speech Rough Draft using notes. Rough Draft due by November 28th.

 

_____Step 6: Edit and FINAL DRAFT BY December 1st

 

_____Step 7: Assemble your Presentation Boards due by December 12th. 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.

 

_____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 3:15 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. in the LHLC Lunchroom

 

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***Reminder we have an  eReader grant with electronic math and science books at our access.  Directions to access:  go to our web site (lakeharriet.mpls.k12.mn.us) on the right hand side of the front page you will see eBooks in green and below that you can click on the Arbordale eBook link.  

Our password is UWRP84.  

I always encourage 20 - 30 minutes of reading a day.

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Order Scholastic Books Online! 

www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs

Class Activation Code: NGWBK

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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Hello!

You ask, what can I to be more prepared for 4th grade???????
 
Well, let me offer some suggestiions! :-))
 
*READ! READ! READ! 
 
*Know your math facts! Cook! Measure! Build! Learn a new skill or take up a new hobby!
 
* Use your new Writer's Notebook from me to write, edit, and publish your creative writing! 
 
*Check out my links  on my webpage for more practice and reading in all areas.
 
* Enjoy the cities!  Get out and enjoy the area parks, free museums,  Lake Harriet, Linden Hills, and do good works around your neighborhood.  Look for math all around you! Observe nature.  
 
Have a wonderful Fall!!!
 

Thank you for being a partner in your child's education!!!

 

Sincerely,

 

Susan Saly

3rd Grade

Lake Harriet Lower Campus School

 
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See below:

READING INFORMATION for  2017 - 2018___________________________________________________________________________________
  • Book Reflection Expectations (M/N-Z)- 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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    READING INFORMATION:

    Reading Resources 

    Our classroom will focus on insuring that students are reading at their independent reading level. However at home I encourage the children to read for enjoyment and not to worry about what level a book is.  

    Reading Requirements. After reading an indepdendent book at school the children need to do a Book Reflection.  This includes 4 paragraphs: one reflecting/telling about the book, another making connections to the book, the third is inquiries they have related to the book and finally identify the genre of the book and use supporting evidence to explain your reasoning.(See above)

    • Traditional Literature
    • Realistic Fiction
    • Historical Fiction
    • Fantasy
    • Science Fiction
    • Informational
    • Biography

    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.

     http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/835.Books_for_eight_year_old_children   This is a site that does book reviews.

    document Book Reflection   --  After every book your child reads independently in class they are to do a book reflection. This attachment explains what should be in each paragraph.
     
    Credited to Kelly Pier- 3rd Grade LHLC Teacher

     

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Sample of our Finished Ancient Civilizations  Project 1/13/2017 - 3/17/2017

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 it on a bibliography.

3.     

4.     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 book, picture book    

Travel Brochure 

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

 

Level 2: Medium amount of time required somewhat intensive

Scrapbook

 

Level 3: Hardest to do and VERY time intensive

Comic book   Mosaic  Town/Village Model

 

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

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

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

Due Dates

___________ Choose society 1/13

___________ Get resources 1/20- I have some books but bring more from home/library

___________ Find information by 2/10-The students are working on this in class for now

___________ Complete project (in class) 2/27

___________ Bibliography & Presentation #1 2/28 -3/3

___________ Presentation #2 3/6-3/9

___________ Summative Assessment for Ancient Civilizations 3/10

 

Celebration of learning March 17st from 3:00-3:50 in the Lunchroom.

 

 

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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2017 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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2016 Rubric:

 

Student Name: ________________________________________ Final Score: ________ out of 16  
         
CATEGORY 3 2 1
Amount of Information All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 2 detailed and descriptive sentences about each. All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 2 detailed sentences that have some description about each. All topics are addressed, and most questions answered with 1 sentence that includes details about each. One or more topics were not addressed and or the information is inaccurate.
Notes 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.
Diagrams & Illustrations Diagrams and illustrations are neat, accurate and add to the reader's understanding of the topic. Diagrams and illustrations are accurate and add to the reader's understanding of the topic. Diagrams and illustrations sometimes add to the reader's understanding of the topic. Diagrams and illustrations are not accurate OR do not add to the reader's understanding of the topic.
Mechanics Only one to three grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors in the final product. Almost no (4 to 8) grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors in the final product. Many (9 to 15) grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors in the final product. The final product is full of (more than 15) grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.
 
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Order Scholastic Books Online! 

www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs

Class Activation Code: NGWBK

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
 
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Check out my webpage for math sites.
 
Notice  math all around you!
 
Also look on my class webpage for resources and links. It is a start. Thank you!
 
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Past News:
 
See below:
READING INFORMATION______________________________________________________________________________________
  • Book Reflection Expectations (M/N-Z)- 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

    _______________________________________________________________________________

READING INFORMATION:
Reading Resources 

Our classroom will focus on insuring that students are reading at their independent reading level. However at home I encourage the children to read for enjoyment and not to worry about what level a book is.  

Reading Requirements. After reading an indepdendent book at school the children need to do a Book Reflection.  This includes 4 paragraphs: one reflecting/telling about the book, another making connections to the book, the third is inquiries they have related to the book and finally identify the genre of the book and use supporting evidence to explain your reasoning.(See above)

  • Traditional Literature
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Informational
  • Biography

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.

 http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/835.Books_for_eight_year_old_children   This is a site that does book reviews.

document Book Reflection   --  After every book your child reads independently in class they are to do a book reflection. This attachment explains what should be in each paragraph.
 
Credited to Kelly Pier- 3rd Grade LHLC Teacher
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