Petrea's Post, 3/25/2020

Happy Wednesday!  When we were in school, Mrs. Chamrin came to our class every other Wednesday to do a guidance lesson with us.  So here you go... 

Mrs. Chamrin's Lesson

Lesson options for today:

Complete the Writable assignment from Mrs. Flacke.

In NewsELA read 'Mapping the World" or "British Atlantic Trade." 

Go to Studies Weekly and learn about "John White: A Man of Many Talents" (Studies Weekly, Week 13, Early English Colonies), you can elect to have the article read aloud.  Be sure to watch the short video clip.

For math go to Clever and click on Freckle.  You should see an assignment in your dashboard.  This is adaptive practice which means as the students progresses, the question difficulty adjusts automatically, so each student is practicing at just the right level.  I also assigned multiplication fact practice.  

You can always continue with Zearn, MyOn, BrainpopJR, etc!

Has anyone created a Powerpoint from home?  Please share it with me so I can see your work!

Lauren


Petrea's Post, 3/24/2020

Hi everybody! Just a reminder that the goal is to be engaged in learning activities for two hours per day. I will provide ideas and resources to continue to meet the third grade standards.  They are a guideline for you to use with flexibility as you work through interest level, your schedule, and what works best for your family. 

Don't forget about MyOn for independent reading! 

To continue our study of British Colonial America, you could move on to Mapping the World or British Atlantic Trade in NewsELA.  In "Jamestown, an Unsettling Settlement" (Studies Weekly, Week 13, Early English Colonies), learn about the different cultures of the colonists and the American Indians.  You can elect to have the article read aloud to you if you prefer and be sure to watch the short video clip.  

In math continue with Zearn, practice your math facts, and revisit fractions!

Download Find-equivalent-fraction

Download Fraction-fundamentals-terms

If you made rainbows for the DW Challenge, I'd love to see pictures!

Have a great day!

 


Petrea's Post, 3/23/2020

Good Morning!
I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! Be sure to check out the challenges on the Due West Morning Message each day. Here’s a Monday morning stretch to get your brain flowing! https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/the-mantis?s=Search&t=stretching


The articles this week in NewsELA are about the colonies. Today we start with “New England Colonies and Tribes.” As you read the articles, think about what it would be like to live in one of the colonies. What job would you do? What would you eat? Where would you live?

In Clever, go to Studies Weekly, click on Ancient America to Colonization, scroll down to Week 13, Early English Colonies, to learn even more.  Start with 'The Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke" for today.  There are videos, activities, discussion questions, etc. on this site - I think you will enjoy it!


Mrs. Flacke assessed the writing in Writable from last week and added another assignment for this week. We can't wait to see what you come up with!  https://app.getwritable.com/login?ReturnUrl=%2F  


In math, continue your work in Zearn. Try to get through as much as you can because I plan to change the mission later in the week.   Here are a couple multi-step word problems to work on as well.

Download 3-23 math

Download 3-23 math2

 

I will be sending information about a class Padlet &  Zoom conference this week!  For now, on this rainy day, I have to drive to Dahlonega to move Cass's stuff out of his dorm.  He has to do online learning at home - just like you!  

 


Petrea's Post, 3/20/2020

Happy Fabulous Friday!  

Today’s NewsELA assignment for reading, writing, and science is “Are Animals’ Looks Important?” Another option is to log in to Writable https://www.smore.com/rsvqw-writing-lab-news to complete the opinion writing assignment that Mrs. Flacke assigned to third graders.  Shout out to Jenna, Gavin, and Hannah who have already completed this!!!!  Mrs. Flacke reads all the writing and provides feedback.  

For math, you should go to Zearn.org and continue your work on the assigned module 7. As always, be sure to review your math facts. If you didn't get a chance to review Geometry, be sure to visit Brainpopjr through Clever and watch the videos and complete some activities.  Can you find the polygons in your house?  For practice with word problems you could try these worksheets.   Download Multiplication worksheet Download Division word problems

I will be adding Due West dollars to your account for all your hard work.  I’d love for you to e-mail some pictures to include on my blog and Instagram account!!!!  There will be lots more learning activities coming next week!  Have a FABULOUS weekend!

 


Petrea Post, 3/19/2020

Good morning!
Today’s NewsELA assignment for reading, writing, and science is “Small Soda, Hold the Straw.” I have responded back to many of your written responses in NewsEla. To read my response back, click on your Binder. Next to the assignment you completed, it should say that the writing portion was returned for revision or graded. Scroll down and look there for my comments. If you feel the reading level is set too high or too low for you, you can adjust the lexile level in the top right corner.


When writing your response: Remember to start with an opening statement followed my two or three supporting details with examples (use For example, For instance) from the text. Be sure to include transition words and cite the text (According to the text…, In the passage…, The author states). Then add a concluding statement (As you can see…, Now you know...).

For math, you should go to Zearn.org and continue your work on the assigned module 7. As always, be sure to review your math facts. Do you remember what we learned about polygons? You can go to BrainpopJr through Clever, navigate to Geometry, watch the videos and do the activities for a quick review! Here's a worksheet to practice interpreting line plots. Download Line plots


I will be adding Due West dollars to your account for all your hard work!  I miss you!

News19

 

 


Wonderful Wednesday, 3/18/2020

Good morning!
Be sure to view the Due West Morning Message!

Today’s NewsELA assignment for reading, writing, and science is “A Pollution Free Planet.” If you feel the reading level is set too high or too low for you, you can adjust the lexile level in the top right corner. Are you wondering why we are reading so many conservation and recycling articles? Our science standard for Q4 is: 

S3L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of pollution (air, land, and water) and humans on the environment.
a. Ask questions to collect information and create records of sources and effects of pollution on the plants and animals.
b. Explore, research, and communicate solutions, such as conservation of resources and recycling of materials, to protect plant & animals.

I have enjoyed reading your written responses in NewsEla and am so impressed! When writing your response: Remember to start with an opening statement followed my two or three supporting details with examples (For example..., For instance...) from the text. Be sure to include transition words and cite the text (According to the text…, In the passage…, The author states…).  Always end with a concluding statement (As you can see…, Now you know...).

Keep your creative juices flowing with some “Free Writing” in the form of a narrative, nonfiction, or persuasive essay. You are a class of great writers and I can’t wait to read your work!

For math, you should go to Zearn.org and continue your work on the assigned module 7. Please also review your math facts. Do you remember the formula for area?  Practice with this worksheet.   Download Area worksheet 

There are so many resources for you to use at home. Feel free to switch things up and explore other learning opportunities. Let me know if you need support at home.  

I miss you all SO MUCH!

Happy Learning!
Linda Petrea

 

 


The Petrea Post, 3/17/2020

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Be sure to check out the Due West Morning Message!
https://web.cobbk12.org/duewest/_ci/post/4c3ba5cb-fa9c-4c28-adea-ccf148c9a54f

There are many resources that will provide some flexibility as you work through interest level, your schedule, and what works best for your family. The goal is to be engaged in some type of learning activities for two hours per day. Do not feel like all assignments must be completed. They are a guideline. Curling up with a good book is always a great option!!! I am attaching book discussion questions you can use at home. Download Suggested Book Discussion Prompts

Today’s NewsELA assignment for reading, writing, and science is accessed through Clever. Read “Helium Balloon Hazards,” answer the four questions, and complete the writing assignment in the activities section. The article should be in the assignment section. If you have not used NewsELA before, it will do a quick reading assessment to determine a reading level.

For math, you should go to Zearn.org and continue your work on the assigned module 7. Please also review your math facts (do you have math flashcards at home?)!!! Here are some Leprechaun math word problems for you to try. Download Leprechaun Math Challenge

I’d love to read some “Free Writing” in the form of a narrative, nonfiction, or persuasive essay. Saint Patrick’s Day themed writing would be really fun! If you are in Office365, you could use Word, Powerpoint, or Sway - be sure to share it with me! If you are using paper and pencil, save it and show me when we get back together. Staple some paper together and create a journal! I would love that!

Need a movement break? Check out Coach Strong and Mrs. Houser’s blog! https://duewestpe.weebly.com/

Happy Learning!
Linda Petrea

 


How's it going? 3/16/2020

I am available on e-mail from 2:00 – 3:30 today. Please let me know if you have questions or just want to say hi!!  

Gavin

Some people were having difficulty getting on line. You may want to check these links out.
Digital Resources & Microsoft Office/Link to Mrs. Airman’s blog and passcodes/Microsoft Office 365 Login Help:

http://duewestlearningcommons.weebly.com/logins.html

Mrs. Airman is also available via e-mail for trouble shooting.
You should have also received an e-mail from Cobb County School District regarding Office 365 and Chrome.

Just to clarify, you can choose which resources to use according to what works for your family. You can choose to do all online activities, all offline (I am working on a list of suggestions), or a combination of both. Mrs. Airman’s blog lists the DW Digital Resources available, and I know there are so many more out there (feel free to share what you find). Since students work at their own pace with a variety of interest/ability levels, you should feel free to tailor the two hour curriculum time to meet your child’s needs. You do not need to recreate an entire school day or complete ever assignment I give. 

Even Mr. Duff and Mrs. Waters are providing lessons!

https://thepioneerpalette.weebly.com/

http://www.mrduff.com/

Mrs. Flacke (writing lab) is posting daily too.  

https://sway.office.com/iViVA6XRhWthRSIP?ref=Link

 

 

 


Learning From Home, 3/16/2020

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to our first day of online learning. I will be posting online lessons across the curriculum each day by 9:00. Students are expected to be engaged with learning opportunities for two hours a day. The lessons are a starting point. There are many resources that will provide some flexibility as you work through interest level, your schedule, and what works best for your family. Do not feel like all assignments must be completed each day.

I will be available via e-mail today from 2:00 – 3:30 if you have any questions or concerns. I am attaching support links for using Office 365/Clever from home. Once you access Clever, you will see links to a wide variety of learning sites.

https://web.cobbk12.org/duewest

Today’s assignment for reading, writing, and science is in NewsELA accessed through Clever. Read the Plastics Pollute Ocean Populations, answer the four questions, and complete the writing assignment in the activities section. The article should be in the assignment section. If you have not used NewsELA before, it will do a quick reading assessment to determine a reading level.

For math, you should go to Zearn.org and begin work on the assigned module 7. Please also review your math facts!!!

System 44 students should check Mrs. Flake’s blog daily as well.

https://sway.office.com/iViVA6XRhWthRSIP?ref=Link

We are in this together and will figure it out!!!


Absences, 3/12/2020

Dear Third Grade Parents,
Absent? Use the resources below to access standards based learning when you aren’t at school!

We have added Clever login help – in addition to the Microsoft login troubleshooting –
http://duewestlearningcommons.weebly.com/logins.html

In Clever, students should go to NewsELA to view current assignments for combined reading/science/social studies/writing.
They need to read the article, answer the 4 multiple choice questions, and type in the writing assignment area. (look for ACTIVITIES)

For Math, students should log in to their ZEARN.org account.
https://www.zearn.org/
Begin with Module 7, working at their own pace.

If students are not in school, plan for them to work on assignments for 2 hours a day. Check the Due West BLOG for login information and help.

Thank you,
The Third Grade Teachers