Week of April 23rd

Dear 3rd Grade Families:

Thank you for persevering and helping to see your scholars through this year’s AZMerit testing. We hope you were able to enjoy a well-deserved rest over the long weekend. This will be a relatively normal week, though short.

Note that progress reports will go home this Tuesday 4/23. These reports will be sent home for any student currently earning or in danger of earning non-passing grades in any subjects this quarter.

Here is the information on next week’s curriculum:

Spalding: We will resume our regular Spalding routine this week. Please look for the weekly Spalding homework to resume as well and encourage your students to complete this homework diligently and with quality in mind.

Grammar: We will be reviewing subject and verb agreement and checking in on capitalization and punctuation skills.

Math: We will be studying length and measurement with homework nightly.

Science: We will be continuing our study on Astronomy, spending time on Wednesday exploring the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies.

Literature: We will practice comparing and contrasting two pieces of Great-Hearted Literature by E.B. White: “The Trumpet of the Swan” and “Charlotte’s Web”

Writing: This week we will introduce the students to narrative writing.

History: This week we will continue exploring the 13 colonies.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback.

Have a great week!!

The 3rd Grade Team

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Week of April 15th

Dear 3rd Grade Families:

AZMerit testing continues this week. As a team we have decided not to give homework to students this week. Please ensure your student is well rested and has had a nutritious breakfast – we look forward to having our students show us what they know!

 

Testing Schedule:

Tuesday 4/16: Literature Part 1/Math Part 1

Thursday 4/18: Literature Part 2/Math Part 2

 

Let us know if you have any questions regarding testing. We look forward to having the students show what they know.

 

Here is the information on next week’s curriculum:

Spalding: We will have no Spalding homework this week, but we will have review words to work with during lesson times..

Grammar: We will be working on the skill of correcting errors in sentences this week.

Math: We will be reviewing maths concepts covered this year in order to identify student needs.

Science: This week we will be starting our Astronomy unit.

Literature: In literature we will be focusing on test prep strategies in order to prepare for AZMerit this week.  We will continue to read our Trumpet of the Swan novel.

History: This week we will continue exploring the 13 colonies. .

 

Have a great week!!

3rd Grade Team

Week of April 8th

Dear 3rd Grade Families:

We are kicking off AZMerit this week with writing on Wednesday 4/10. Please make sure your child is at school on time as we will begin testing at 8:15. . There will be no homework on Tuesday or Wednesday except for reading.

Let us know if you have any questions regarding testing. We look forward to having the students show what they know.

Testing Schedule:

Wednesday 4/10: AZMerit Writing

Wednesday 4/17: AZMerit Literature Part 1/Math Part 1

Thursday 4/18: AZMerit Literature Part 2/Math Part 2

Here is the information on next week’s curriculum:

Spalding: We will be continuing to work through our Spalding word list, practicing phonograms and entering words daily. Please continue to encourage excellence on homework.

Grammar: Students will continue to learn about sentence diagramming and classifying sentences.

Math: This week in math we will working on graphing and data.

Science: We will be completing our unit on ecology. There will be no test for this unit.

Literature: In literature we will be focusing on test prep strategies in order to prepare for AZMerit on April 17th and 18th.

History: This week we will continue exploring the 13 colonies.

Writing: In writing, we will be continuing our focus on writing multi-paragraph essays. AZMerit will be Wednesday 4/10.

Have a great week!!

3rd Grade Team

Week of April 1st

Dear 3rd Grade Families,

Welcome to our 3rd week of quarter 4.  If you have not yet filled out your survey, it will remain available until 11:59 PM PST on March 31 (TONIGHT!!).  The feedback from these surveys helps Great Hearts improve our schools, and feedback from our families is crucial.  Please use this link: Parent Survey

Please see a message below from our music teachers regarding the upcoming music concert.

Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents and Guardians,

Believe it or not, the fourth annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching.

It will be held on Thursday, April 4 at:

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

4132 E. Pecos Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295.

The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:15 p.m.

The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:45 p.m.

Attire for concerts is as follows:

Boys: White dress shirt, black pants, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.

Girls: White top, black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.

Working with your children is a delight and privilege. I look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at rboswell@archwaylincoln.org  and gpabon@archwaylincoln.org .

Tax Credit Drive

If you haven’t already, please click here and give to Archway Lincoln’s Tax Credit Drive today! Tax Credit contributions support our extra-curricular and athletic programs, field trips, clubs, and character-building programs. The Arizona Public School Tax Credit allows Arizona taxpayers to contribute to the public school of their choice and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their state taxes. Married couples may contribute up to $400 and single filers may contribute up to $200 and receive the full credit when they file their AZ state taxes. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Meghan Murphy, Academy Giving Manager, at (480)222-1507. Thank you!

Here is what we will be covering in curriculum this week.

Spalding: We will be continuing to work through our Spalding word list, practicing phonograms and entering words daily. Please continue to encourage excellence on homework.

Grammar: There will be not grammar next week – we will be spending extra time working on writing skills..

Math: This week we will be wrapping up our unit on Area and Perimeter.

Science: We will continue our study of Ecology by looking into the balance of nature and changes to the environment over time.

History: We will be wrapping up our unit on Exploration of North America with a test on Monday, and starting our 13 Colonies unit on Tuesday.

Literature: This week we will begin our mini unit on poetry.  We will also continue reading our new novel Trumpet of the Swan.

Writing: We will be reviewing how to write a multiparagraph essay with guided practice.

Have a fabulous week!

Week of March 25th

Dear Families,

We are already into the second week of fourth quarter and time will fly from here on out! Tutoring will start back this week, so please be checking your email for invitations from your teachers. Also, please follow this link to participate in Great Hearts’  Parent Survey if you have not already done so.

Please see a message below from our music teachers regarding the upcoming music concert.

Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents and Guardians,

Believe it or not, the fourth annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching.

It will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.

The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:15 p.m.

The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:45 p.m.

Attire for concerts is as follows:

Boys: White dress shirt, black pants, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.

Girls: White top, black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.

Working with your children is a delight and privilege. I look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at rboswell@archwaylincoln.org  and gpabon@archwaylincoln.org .

Here is what we will be covering in curriculum this week.

Spalding: We will be continuing to work through our Spalding word list, practicing phonograms and entering words daily. Please continue to encourage excellence on homework.

Grammar: We will continue to explore sentence construction and parts of speech by studying direct objects with diagramming.

Math: This week we will delve into geometry, exploring shapes, right angles and area.

Science: We will continue our study of Ecology by looking into the balance of nature and changes to the environment over time.

History: We will finish up our unit on the Exploration of North America with a test on Friday. A study guide went home on this last Friday, March 22.  I will be emailing you the study guide today as I did not get a chance to pass it out on Friday. The students will get a hard copy of their study guide tomorrow. 

Literature: Our skill this week is using illustrations to interpret the meaning of a text. We will also be exploring a biography of E. B. White, who is the author of our next literature book, Trumpet of the Swan. Please send this book to school with your students by Monday. 

Writing: We will be guiding your students through the writing process as we continue to prepare the students to write multi-paragraph essays.

Have a lovely week!

Week of March 18th

Dear 3rd Grade Families:

 

Welcome back! We hope you were all able to sleep in, enjoy time with family (without homework), and recuperate over Spring Break! Fourth quarter will speed by, so please make sure your are tuning in to the blog each week in order to stay up-to-date on what is happening in class. It will be a very busy quarter! Below are just a few things to note as we begin the new term:

 

  • There will be no tutoring this first week back to school. Please look for an invitation from your child’s teacher for tutoring starting next week

 

  • Please remember that due to all of the testing that will be happening at Lincoln this quarter, there will be no Wednesday groups and no parent volunteers on campus.  If you have any questions about this, please contact your student’s teacher.

 

  • Also be aware that as we wrap up this school year and strive to prepare the students for fourth grade expectations, we will be cracking down on late work. Per our “Third Grade Policies and Procedures” document (sent home at the beginning of the school year and referenced at curriculum night), we will be taking 10% off of all work turned in past the due date. This includes papers turned in without names. In addition, work more than 4 weeks past due will be given a 0 in the grade book. If you have any questions about this policy or would like another copy of these procedures, please contact your student’s teacher.

 

Here is the information on next week’s curriculum:

Spalding: We will be continuing to work through our Spalding word list, practicing phonograms and entering words daily. Please continue to encourage excellence on homework.

Grammar: Students will continue to learn about sentence diagramming, focusing particularly on helping verbs.

Math: In math, we will be discussing elapsed time and will be converting between, hours, minutes, and seconds. 

Science: We will be beginning an exploration of Ecology this week, learning about ecosystems and food chains.  

Literature: In literature we will be exploring informational texts with a focus on Canada. We will starting our next novel study on The Trumpet of the Swan on Monday 3/25. If you haven’t purchased this book, please make sure you have by that date.

History: This week we will begin our new unit on the Exploration of North America, beginning with the Spanish and their quest for an Empire.

Writing: In writing, we will be continuing our focus on writing multi-paragraph essays.

Have a great week!!

3rd Grade Team

Week of March 4th

Dear Parents,

 

Hard to believe that we only have one week left until Spring Break! Oh how the time flies.

This week, will be full of activities for the students to partake in! We cannot wait!

*Each day this week we will be completing activities that relate to our relay for life event on Friday.

 

  • Monday: Will be a normal day

 

  • Tuesday: We will have a normal day but will be celebrating The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe from 2-3. Please remember to bring in a shoebox.

 

  • Wednesday: From 8:15-10:30 we will be practicing writing for AZMerit in the computer lab

 

  • Thursday: FIELD TRIP at Odysea Aquarium. We ask that you plan on bringing a sack lunch for your child as we will be eating on the field when we return to campus and that you do not send your child with money. They will not be allowed to purchase anything at the aquarium.

          If you are a parent that is chaperoning we ask that you pay online to make the                        transition smoother when we arrive. Please use the following link  https://www.odyseaaquarium.com/tickets-savings/

 

  • Friday: We will have a normal morning but will be partaking in Relay for Life and Field Day in the afternoon. Students are expected to bring their lunch on this day as well. There will be no hot lunch! Lunch will be at 10:45 on this day. Please make sure your child wears sunscreen and an orange shirt (if you are able to please bring one in at the earliest convenience so that Mrs. Farmer is able to add our logo).

 

Update for 4th quarter:

There will be no Wednesday Groups during 4th quarter.

We are seeking more tissues for our classroom as we have just run out!
No School March 11-March 15 for Spring Break

 

This week’s curriculum:

 

Spalding:  We will be continuing to practice phonograms and will be reviewing rule pages in our spalding notebook.

 

Writing:  We continue to build our skills in editing. Students will be editing paragraphs using the correct editing tools.

 

History:  We will be beginning to discuss the Exploration of North America.

 

Literature:  We continue to review point of view and will be having our celebration for the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

Science: In science, we will be reviewing habitats and will be having our Field Trip to Odysea Aquarium.

 

Math:  We will continue working through our next unit, time. 

 

We hope you enjoy Spring Break with your family 🙂

Week of February 25th

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another full week of learning and the end of February.  We only have two more weeks before Spring Break! How the time has flown!

This week, Mrs. Buske and Mrs. Cowen will be at a Classical Education Symposium on Monday and Tuesday.  Their classes will be in the capable hands of Miss Pape and Mr. Bishop (with some help from Miss Bowers).   

Black folders went home Friday of last week.  Please do not forget to go through the folder with your scholar and return the STAR report to class. Some of you may have noticed that I took homeroom off the report. This area was becoming very confusing; therefore, we will no longer be using it as Grammar/Writing. 

 

This week’s curriculum:

Spalding:  We will be continuing to work through our Spalding word list, practicing phonograms and entering words daily. Please continue to encourage excellence on homework.

Writing:  We continue to build our skills using The Write Tools curriculum to complete a multi paragraph essay.

History:  We are finishing up the Earliest Americans next week with a test on Friday.  Study guide went home on Friday.

Literature:  We continue to enjoy The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with our scholars.  Ask your scholar who their favorite character is and why!

Math:  We are completing our unit on Mass and Weight this week with a test on Thursday.  

Science: In science, we will be working on the habitats unit by doing an in class project on habitats.
Have a lovely week!

Week of February 19th

Dear Parents,

We will having a field trip on March 7. We will visiting the Odysea Aquarium. This will fit in nicely with our “Habitats” unit for Science. Students must be at school no later than 8:05 that day in order to attend this field trip. Parents who wish to attend–including chaperones–should be prepared to purchase their own ticket for admission and provide their own transportation. Please contact your teacher if you are fingerprinted and would like to chaperone. Parents who do not wish to chaperone but would still like to attend should also let your teacher know of your plans.

As many of you know, Field Day is approaching quickly on Friday, March 8th, 2019. For those of you who are new to Field Day, it is an opportunity for your student to participate in a half-days’ worth of sporting events (i.e. Relay Races, Tug-of-War, etc.), where they compete with their classmates against other classes in active/healthy competition. This is a pretty large event in which multiple volunteers will be needed.

We are reaching out to all families in order to extend an invite to join your students on this eventful day, and volunteer for either K-2 grades (morning events) or 3-5 grades (afternoon events). There are multiple stations being ran at once, and data will need to be recorded, refreshments and water will need to be provided, etc. We can use all the help we can get! Therefore, if you would be interested in helping/volunteering, please sign up for a slot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CADAE23A1FE3-archway. The access code is ACL2019.
If you have any questions, please contact either Coach Edmondson K-2 – wedmondson@archwaylincoln.org or Coach Faurot 3-5 – kfaurot@archwaylincoln.org.
We appreciate each and every one of you for all that you do.

In addition to volunteers, your students’ classes are assigned a color that represents their class as a whole. Our class color is Orange. If you could have your child bring in their shirt with their name on the tag by Thursday 2/28 that would be wonderful. A parent in our classroom is looking into putting designs on the shirts that correlate to Croton. We are still working together on specifics but would need at least a week to put designs on them. We hope to represent our Homeroom with Team Spirit and Great Sportsmanship. Please reach out to the PE coaches if you have any other questions or concerns about this exciting and eventful day.

Next Week’s Curriculum:

Spalding: We will be continuing to work through our Spalding word list, practicing phonograms and entering words daily. Please continue to encourage excellence on homework.

Grammar: Students will continue to learn about sentence diagramming.

Math: We will continue working though weight and mass, specifically converting kilograms and grams.

Science: We will finish our unit on Sound with a test on Thursday. Study guides were sent home Thursday the 14th.  

Literature: This week we will explore the literary element “Theme” while continuing to enjoy “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

History: We are continuing to explore along with the Earliest Americans. A study guide will go home this week to help students prepare for an upcoming quiz.

Writing: Wednesday we will again celebrate writing with our monthly Lincoln Writes Day. We will use Tuesday as a pre-writing day so that they have plenty of time in the computer lab Wednesday morning to complete their writings. Thursday we will begin the Habitats Project.

Enjoy the 3 day weekend 🙂

Week of February 11th

Great Hearts Day Celebrations will be happening this week on Thursday. Celebrations will be held in individual classrooms from 2-3 that day. Please contact your classroom liaisons if you would like to help out that day. Please note that this is not a Valentine’s Day celebration. Do not send Valentines or candy with your students to share with the class.

This coming weekend is a R&R weekend, which means there will be no homework over the holiday weekend. Please enjoy your time with family.

3rd Grade Community Service Project:

We would like to invite all third graders and their families (friends are welcome too) to join us for the JDRF One Walk on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:00 am. JDRF’s (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation) primary goal is to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  The walk is a 5k that takes place at Sloan Park (Home of the Chicago Cubs). Bikes, scooters and wagons are also welcome (and recommended for younger walkers). If you can’t join us for the walk but can help raise funds for our team that would be amazing!

To register for the walk or place a donation follow this link:  JDRF Site   

Our team name is Lincoln Lightning.

Please contact Shannon Lee at shannonlee2005@gmail.com or 602-421-0954 if you have any questions.

Here is a look at this week’s curriculum:

Spalding: We will be continuing to work through our Spalding word list, practicing phonograms and entering words daily. Please continue to encourage excellence on homework.

Grammar: We are continuing to explore sentence diagramming, adding in adverbs this week.

Literature: This week in literature we will be looking at the “setting” of a story and how it impacts the story and the characters.

Writing: We are finishing up our practice of opinion writing and moving on with informational writing.

Math: We will begin working with Mass and Weight. We will start with kilograms and grams.

Science: Last week we began learning about sound! The students will enjoy experiencing pitch, frequency, and volume.

 

white and yellow flowers in heart form
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Have a lovely week