Homework 9/11/2019


Please return the signed River Rendezvous 9/20 field trip permission slip ASAP. Cost $5.00. Bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Review math addition and subtraction facts such as  8+7 = 15 and 15 - 7 = 8 (quiz coming...)

Have a good chapter book to read at school/home.

Bring your  Homework Folder to/from home/school everyday.

Smile! Be nice, safe, and responsible ( our classroom rules) :-)

Check out my webpage for math sites. 

Correction!  Approximate pacing for Math


#s To 1,000 – October/Nov.

Equal Groups- December/Jan.

Pieces and Parts/Fractions- February

Algebra – March

Polygons and Measurement- March/April  which will be in Homerooms along with MCA Review

#s To 100,000- April/May

More Equal Groups- May/June

Notice  math and science  all around you! I always encourge reading.
Also look on my class webpage for resources and links. It is a start. Thank you!

All my best,


Susan Saly
3rd Grade
Lake Harriet Lower Campus School
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime.
Chinese proverb


An example of our amazing Ancient Civilizations Project- Completed 2018-2019

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

  2. Research & answer the questions about your civilization.  

  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.

Group A: 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

Group B: Medium amount of time required somewhat intensive

Scrapbook Interview a citizen Write a diary

Write postcards (at least 10 cards)

Group C: Hardest to do and VERY time intensive

Comic book Mosaic Board game

  1. Present your project to others who studied the same society.  They will grade the information for accuracy, creativity and overall 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 1/29

___________ Complete notes & Bibliography by 2/08

___________ Complete project (in class) 3/22

___________ Presentation to classmates 3/25 -3/26

___________ Reflection & self grading 3/26

Celebration of Learning

March 28th from 3:00-3:45 in the Lunchroom

Optional:  Get additional resources (on your own to bring in to class)

Ancient Civilizations Webpage Resources




**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://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

Stay warm!





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
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime.
Chinese proverb
 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: 
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● 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
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!!!!!
Missed the Book Fair?
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 and science  all around you!
Also look on my class webpage for resources and links. It is a start. Thank you!