January 22, 2023

Coming Soon…

Monday, January 23rd

  • Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Warneck Special Class: Music

Tuesday, January 24th

  • Social Studies Ch. 4 Test
  • Guyot Special Class: Art
  • Kalis Special Class: Music
  • Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)

Wednesday, January 25th

  • Readworks article due (Martin Luther King Jr.)
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)

Thursday, January 26th

  • Math Ch. 6Test
  • Arno Olympics @ 6pm
  • MSTEP HW Packet #6 due
  • Guyot Special Class: Music
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Warneck Special Class: Art

Friday, January 27th

  • MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 9) Quiz
  • Vocabulary Quiz (Kamishibai Man)
  • Comprehension Quiz (Kamishibai Man)
  • Guyot Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Kalis Special Class: Art
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Literature (Library)

English Language Arts

In third grade we will use an anchor text for 2 weeks. In the first week, students will use the text to build vocabulary knowledge as well as utilize comprehension strategies to understand the text. Both vocabulary knowledge and understanding of the text will be assessed on the first Friday. The second week will focus on spelling, grammar, and writing skills. Spelling words and grammar will be assessed on the second Friday of our story. In addition, students will explore phonetic patterns each week. Please note that vocabulary words are listed in the graphic below.


Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 9) for 1/27 Quiz

These students earned a charm for scoring 80% or higher on the Week #8 MSTEP Vocabulary Quiz.

**MSTEP Homework Packet**

This homework assignment was sent home Thursday 19th. Please stress the skills of reading the passages and looking back in the story to answer the questions. Thank you!

MSTEP Homework Packet #6 due 1/26/23

These students earned a charm for scoring 80% or higher on Weekly Homework Packet #5.


Math

Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:


Guidelines for Cold Weather Gear

In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, please plan to send your child to school with the following gear based on morning temperatures.


Weekly Reminders

  1. Students should bring charged chromebooks to school each day.
  2. Water bottles are helpful to stay hydrated. These should only contain plain water.
  3. Wear rubber-soled tennis shoes are required on gym days in order to participate.
  4. Students may bring a small snack to enjoy before recess. The snack should be one portion due to limited eating time. Juice or other sugary drinks are not allowed. Students may bring water bottles for snack time. Please refrain from sending in chocolatey treats.
  5. If it is supposed to sprinkle or light rain, we will still be going outside. Your child may want to bring an umbrella or wear a raincoat on these days. Please have your child dress appropriately for the weather (see above).

January 15, 2023

Coming Soon…

Monday, January 16th

  • No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Tuesday, January 17th

  • NWEA Testing
  • Guyot Special Class: Art
  • Kalis Special Class: Music
  • Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)

Wednesday, January 18th

  • NWEA Testing
  • Readworks article due (Cesar Chavez)
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)

Thursday, January 19th

Friday, January 20th

  • No School (Staff Professional Development)

Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 8) for 1/19 Quiz

These students earned a charm for scoring 80% or higher on the Week #7 MSTEP Vocabulary Quiz.

 

**MSTEP Homework Packet**

This homework assignment was sent home Friday, January 13th. Please stress the skills of reading the passages and looking back in the story to answer the questions. Thank you!

MSTEP Homework Packet #5 due 1/19/23

These students earned a charm for scoring 80% or higher on Weekly Homework Packet #4.


December Super Cougars

Introducing December’s Super Cougars! Vincent, Max, and Connor have proven to be safe, responsible, and respectful students in third grade. They earned Culver’s lunch and an ice cream certificate from Mr. Zielinski. We are so proud of them!


Kalahari Fundraiser

This fundraiser is open to everyone. Here is the link to book: https://book.passkey.com/e/50368721


Arno Olympics


Mother Son Night


Pictures of the Week

 

January 8, 2023

Coming Soon…

Monday, January 9th

  • Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Warneck Special Class: Music

Tuesday, January 10th

  • Winter Break Reading Challenge Due (colored and cut out)
  • Guyot Special Class: Art
  • Kalis Special Class: Music
  • Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)

Wednesday, January 11th

  • Readworks article due (Making A Storyboard)
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)

Thursday, January 12th

  • MSTEP HW Packet #4 due
  • Guyot Special Class: Music
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Warneck Special Class: Art

Friday, January 13th

  • MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 7) Quiz
  • Vocabulary Quiz (The Harvest Birds)
  • Comprehension Quiz (The Harvest Birds)
  • Guyot Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Kalis Special Class: Art
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Literature (Library)

English Language Arts

In third grade we will use an anchor text for 2 weeks. In the first week, students will use the text to build vocabulary knowledge as well as utilize comprehension strategies to understand the text. Both vocabulary knowledge and understanding of the text will be assessed on the first Friday. The second week will focus on spelling, grammar, and writing skills. Spelling words and grammar will be assessed on the second Friday of our story. In addition, students will explore phonetic patterns each week. Please note that vocabulary words are listed in the graphic below.

 


Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 7) for 1/13 Quiz

**MSTEP Homework Packet**

This homework assignment was sent home Thursday, December 22nd. Please stress the skills of reading the passages and looking back in the story to answer the questions. Thank you!

MSTEP Homework Packet #4 due 1/12


Guidelines for Cold Weather Gear

In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, please plan to send your child to school with the following gear based on morning temperatures. Please keep in mind that we do have an outside recess in the morning when the temperatures are much chillier than later in the day.


Hot Cocoa Reading Challenge

We all know that reading is so very important. We are encouraging students to complete the marshmallow tasks, attach to the mug, decorate it, cut out, and return to your teacher by Tuesday, January 10th. All students who have completed 10 marshmallow tasks or 300 minutes of reading over the break will be awarded with a hot cocoa in class.

Hot Cocoa Reading Challenge


Reflex Math

Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:

Congratulations to Leia for mastering her multiplication and division facts! She has earned her Prodigy login information. Keep up the great work!


Pictures of the Week

December 18, 2022

Coming Soon…

Monday, December 19th

  • Spirit Week: Shine Bright Like a Light-Light up your wardrobe with holiday lights, tinsel, light up necklaces…
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Warneck Special Class: Music

Tuesday, December 20th

  • Spirit Week: Candy Cane Day-Wear red and white
  • Guyot Special Class: Art
  • Kalis Special Class: Music
  • Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade Concert @ AP Center for the Arts, 6:30pm (Students arrive at 6:00pm)

Wednesday, December 21st

  • Spirit Week: Holiday Character Day- Dress like your favorite holiday character
  • ReadWorks article, “Quirino Cristiani” due (This is an online assignment. Students are given time to complete this in class if time is used wisely.)
  • ReadWorks article, “Making A Storyboard” assigned
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)

Thursday, December 22nd

  • Spirit Week: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas- Wear your craziest holiday clothes
  • MSTEP HW Packet #3 due
  • Guyot Special Class: Music
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Warneck Special Class: Art

Friday, December 23rd

  • Spirit Week: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas- Wear your Jammies to school
  • MSTEP Vocabulary Quiz (Week 6)
  • Guyot Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Kalis Special Class: Art
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Winter Break begins at 3:30pm

 


English Language Arts

Due to the upcoming holiday break, we will not begin our next story until January 9th. Please see next week’s blog post for updated details regarding our next story.

 


Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 6) for 12/23 Quiz

**MSTEP Homework Packet**

This homework assignment was sent home Friday, December 16th. Please stress the skills of reading the passages and looking back in the story to answer the questions. Thank you!

MSTEP Homework Packet #3 due 12/22


Winter Celebration

On Friday, December 23rd, our classes will be enjoying a movie. We felt that popcorn and juice pouches would be a special treat as well. If you are able to provide any of the requested items, please sign up below. I am requesting that donated items be sent to school no later than Thursday, December 22nd. If you are unable to click on a particular item, the item may no longer be needed. Thanks so much!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-winter#/


Guidelines for Cold Weather Gear

In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, please plan to send your child to school with the following gear based on morning temperatures. Please keep in mind that we do have an outside recess in the morning when the temperatures are much chillier than later in the day.


Reflex Math

Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:

Congratulations to Kinley for mastering her multiplication and division facts! She has earned her Prodigy login information. Keep up the great work!

 


Pictures of the Week

December 11, 2022

Coming Soon…

Monday, December 12th

  • Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Warneck Special Class: Music

Tuesday, December 13th

  • Guyot Special Class: Art
  • Kalis Special Class: Music
  • Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)

Wednesday, December 14h

  • Math Chapter 3 Test
  • ReadWorks article, “Bat News” due (This is an online assignment. Students are given time to complete this in class if time is used wisely.)
  • ReadWorks article, “Quirino Cristiani” assigned
  • Metropark’s Presentation (Timber!)
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)

Thursday, December 15th

  • MSTEP HW Packet #2 due
  • Guyot Special Class: Music
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Warneck Special Class: Art

Friday, December 16th

  • MSTEP Vocabulary Quiz (Week 5)
  • Vocabulary Quiz
  • Comprehension Quiz
  • Guyot Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Kalis Special Class: Art
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Literature (Library)

 


English Language Arts

In third grade we will use an anchor text for 2 weeks. In the first week, students will use the text to build vocabulary knowledge as well as utilize comprehension strategies to understand the text. Both vocabulary knowledge and understanding of the text will be assessed on the first Friday. The second week will focus on grammar and writing skills. Individualized spelling/sight words and grammar will be assessed on the second Friday of our story. In addition, students will explore phonetic patterns each week for morning work. Please note that this week’s vocabulary words are listed in the graphic below.

 

Every week (beginning on Saturday) our third graders have a goal of earning at least 2 trophies on Edmentum Reading. We work on this goal in the classroom, but not all students have it finished by the due date of the following Friday. Please ask your child throughout the week about their progress toward their 2 trophy goal. Trophies are earned when students do well on the Progress Check.

 


Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 5) for 12/16 Quiz

**MSTEP Homework Packet**

This homework assignment was sent home Friday, December 9th. Please stress the skills of reading the passages and looking back in the story to answer the questions. Thank you!

MSTEP Homework Packet #3 due 12/15/22

 


Math

Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:


Pictures of the Week

 

 

 

December 4, 2022

Coming Soon…

Monday, December 5th

  • Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Warneck Special Class: Music

Tuesday, December 6th

  • Guyot Special Class: Art
  • Kalis Special Class: Music
  • Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)

Wednesday, December 7th

  • ReadWorks article, “High Dive” due (This is an online assignment. Students are given time to complete this in class if time is used wisely.)
  • ReadWorks article, “Bat News” assigned
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)

Thursday, December 8th

  • Social Studies Ch. 3 Test
  • MSTEP HW Packet #1 due
  • Guyot Special Class: Music
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Warneck Special Class: Art

Friday, December 9th

  • MSTEP HW Packet #2 distributed
  • MSTEP Vocabulary Quiz (Week 4)
  • Grammar Quiz
  • Spelling Test 6
  • Guyot Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Kalis Special Class: Art
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Report Cards available on Parent Connect

English Language Arts

This week, students will focus on spelling, grammar, and writing skills. Spelling words and grammar will be assessed this Friday. Please note that students are provided individualized spelling lists for their test.  Groups are determined according to a pre-assessment which allows a student to work at his/her ability while also being challenged. Please see your child’s paper copy to determine their assigned word group.

Every week (beginning on Saturday) our third graders have a goal of earning at least 2 trophies on Edmentum Reading. We work on this goal in the classroom, but not all students have it finished by the due date of the following Friday. Please ask your child throughout the week about their progress toward their 2 trophy goal. Trophies are earned when students do well on the Progress Check.


Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 4) for 12/9 Quiz

**MSTEP Homework Packet**

This homework assignment was sent home Friday, December 2nd. Please stress the skills of reading the passages and looking back in the story to answer the questions. Thank you!

MSTEP Homework Packet #1 due 12/8


Big Ideas Math Chapter 5: Patterns and Fluency

In this chapter, your student is learning about patterns and fluency. We are using multiplication tables to solve problems and find patterns. One way to find numbers to work with is a number hunt! Look for numbers and groups of items in real life as a reason for using a multiplication table.

• Print out a copy of the multiplication table with factors 1 through 10 (Multiplication-Chart). Challenge your student to find numbers in everyday life that are listed on the multiplication table. For example, your student might say that there are 63 students in third grade. Ask your student, “What is the quotient of 63 divided by 7?” On their multiplication table, ask them to find 63 in the row of 7. Then ask, “In what column is 63?” Have them explain how this helps them find 63 ÷ 7.

• Make it fun for your student! Challenge them to find several numbers in everyday life. Then, ask them a multiplication or division question related to each number. Encourage them to then solve the question using their multiplication table. For every question they answer correctly, color in the number they found. Consider rewards for correct answers.

• Point out the bicycle rack at your local park. Ask, “How many wheels do these bikes have?” Encourage your student to think of how they can use their multiplication table to answer the question.

• Encourage your student to look for patterns in the multiplication table. Ask, “Which numbers are the same? Do they have the same or different factors?
What can you conclude?”

By the end of this chapter, your student should feel confident with the learning targets and success criteria on the next page. Encourage your student to use their multiplication table to solve multiplication and division questions. Have a great time scavenger hunting!

 


Reflex Math

Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:


A Message from Physical Education…


PTA Event: Magic with Santa

Arno PTA will be hosting Magic with Santa on Wednesday December 14th from 6pm-8pm. We will be having take your own picture with Santa or The Grinch, a craft, cookies & punch and a special gift from the PTA.

*THIS EVENT IS FOR ARNO STUDENTS ONLY! NO Siblings allowed unless they are ARNO students.

*Admission cost: 1- Non perishable item per student signed up

You have your choice of a picture with SANTA or THE Grinch, due to time limits you cannot sign up for both. IF 1 child wants Santa & 1 child wants Grinch please only put the childs name of their choice for each slot not for both slots.

Due to limited space WE WILL be CHECKING in at the door and will not accept anyone who is not signed up. 

You are guaranteed a spot when you sign up so come whenever you’d like between 6-8pm. also if you sign up and find you can not attend please cancel your sign up!

When signing up please put the name of ARNO student/s you have at the school coming don’t count yourself as the adult.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4aa2aa4fe3-magic2

***Without Volunteers there WILL NOT be an event!***

All Volunteers “setting up” need to be at school by 5:00pm sharp.All other volunteers need to be at school no later than 5:40pm day of the event!

ALL VOLUNTEERS NEED TO HAVE THE I-CHAT FORM FILLED OUT PRIOR TO THE EVENT…THESE SOMETIMES TAKE ABOUT 1 WEEK TO PROCESS SO GET THEM IN ASAP.THESE NEED TO BE FILLED OUT AND TURNED IN EVERY SCHOOL YEAR TO THE OFFICE TO GO OVER TO THE RILEY CENTER TO BE APPROVED. FORM IS BELOW

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Pictures of the Week

 

November 27, 2022

Coming Soon…

Monday, November 28th

  • Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Warneck Special Class: Music

Tuesday, November 29th

  • Guyot Special Class: Art
  • Kalis Special Class: Music
  • Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)

Wednesday, November 30th

  • ReadWorks article, “I Want A Phone!” due (This is an online assignment. Students are given time to complete this in class if time is used wisely.)
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)

Thursday, December 1st

Friday, December 2nd

  • MSTEP Vocabulary Quiz (Week 3)
  • Reading Vocabulary Quiz & Comprehension Quiz
  • Guyot Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Kalis Special Class: Art
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Literature (Library)

English Language Arts

In third grade we will use an anchor text for 2 weeks. In the first week, students will use the text to build vocabulary knowledge as well as utilize comprehension strategies to understand the text. Both vocabulary knowledge and understanding of the text will be assessed on the first Friday. The second week will focus on grammar and writing skills. Individualized spelling/sight words and grammar will be assessed on the second Friday of our story. In addition, students will explore phonetic patterns each week for morning work. Please note that this week’s vocabulary words are listed in the graphic below.

 

Weekly Reading Assignment

Part of being in the upper elementary is getting more responsibilities.  So, students will be having “Homework”. This typically will be a short story with five multiple choice questions.  It may vary down the road.  Please feel free to review and/or assist your child with this assignment.  If you could stress “looking back” as one of the strategies to help your child, that would be great!

Thank you in advance for your help!

Weekly Reading Assignment (A New Ball Game) due 12/1

 


Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 3) for 12/2 Quiz

 


Math

Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:

 

 


Kalahari Fundraiser

Arno has a Kalahari Fundraiser booked for Monday, January 2nd and/or Tuesday, January 3rd.
The Arno Kalahari Fundraiser flyer is attached to this email. ANYONE can use our link and get the discounted rates and our school earns money! Please share this information with friends and family.
Here is the link to book a room:
Also, if you are interested, Kalahari said to book sooner than later. They can guarantee a room and the price if you book by December 2nd.

 Christmas Concert

A permission slip was sent home on Friday allowing the students to have a practice session, during the school day, at the Allen Park Center of the Arts. Please return the permission slip. Thank You.


Pictures of the Week

 

November 20, 2022

Coming Soon…  

Monday, November 21st

  • ReadWorks article assigned, “I Want a Phone!” due 11/30
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Warneck Special Class: Music

Tuesday, November 22nd

  • Metropark Presentation (French Fur Traders)
  • Guyot Special Class: Art
  • Kalis Special Class: Music
  • Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)

Wednesday, November 23rd

  • No School

Thursday, November 24th

  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • No School

Friday, November 18th

  • No School

English Language Arts

Due to the shortened week, we will not begin our next story until November 28th. Please see next week’s blog post for updated details regarding our next story.

Weekly Reading Assignment

Part of being in the upper elementary is getting more responsibilities.  So, students will be having “Homework”. This typically will be a short story with five multiple choice questions.  It may vary down the road.  Please feel free to review and/or assist your child with this assignment.  If you could stress “looking back” as one of the strategies to help your child, that would be great!

Thank you in advance for your help!

Weekly Reading Assignment (A New Ball Game) due 12/1


Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 3) for 12/2 Quiz


Math

Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:

 


Christmas Concert

A permission slip was sent home on Friday allowing the students to have a practice session, during the school day, at the Allen Park Center of the Arts. Please return the permission slip. Thank You.

 


Message from Art   

We are in need of small containers to support our artists:
-egg cartons
-clean, shallow containers like yogurt or applesauce cups
-clean, divided containers from frozen meals or snack packs
– shallow, clean foam trays
No need to make any purchases, but if you have any of these items around the house, we will take them! 🙂  Please send to the  art room or place in one of our mailboxes at any building.
Thank you for your support of our artists and art program!

Guidelines for Cold Weather Gear

In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, please plan to send your child to school with the following gear based on morning temperatures. Please keep in mind that we do have an outside recess in the morning when the temperatures are much chillier than later in the day.

 


Pictures from the Week

 

November 13, 2022

Coming Soon…

Monday, November 14th

  • Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Warneck Special Class: Music

Tuesday, November 15th

  • Guyot Special Class: Art
  • Kalis Special Class: Music
  • Warneck Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)

Wednesday, November 16th

  • Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)

Thursday, November 17th

  • Guyot Special Class: Music
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Warneck Special Class: Art

Friday, November 18th

  • Weekly Spelling Assignment due (List 5, Contract 1)
  • Weekly Reading Assignment (A New Ball Game) distributed
  • MSTEP Vocabulary Quiz (Week 2)
  • Grammar Quiz
  • Spelling Test 5
  • Guyot Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Kalis Special Class: Art
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Literature (Library)

English Language Arts

This week, students will focus on spelling, grammar, and writing skills. Spelling words and grammar will be assessed this Friday. Please note that students are provided individualized spelling lists for their test.  Groups are determined according to a pre-assessment which allows a student to work at his/her ability while also being challenged. Please see your child’s paper copy to determine their assigned word group. Please use these words to complete the spelling contract located on the back of the Weekly Spelling assignment.

Weekly Spelling Homework due 11/4/22 (Spelling List 5, Contract 1)

Every week (beginning on Saturday) our third graders have a goal of earning at least 2 trophies on Edmentum Reading. We work on this goal in the classroom, but not all students have it finished by the due date of the following Friday. Please ask your child throughout the week about their progress toward their 2 trophy goal. Trophies are earned when students do well on the Progress Check.


Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 2) for 11/18 Quiz

 


Math

Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:

Congrats to Patrick for mastering his addition and subtraction facts in ReflexMath. Patrick will now move on to multiplication and division. Way to go, Patrick! Keep up the great work.

 


Message from Art   

We are in need of small containers to support our artists:
-egg cartons
-clean, shallow containers like yogurt or applesauce cups
-clean, divided containers from frozen meals or snack packs
– shallow, clean foam trays
No need to make any purchases, but if you have any of these items around the house, we will take them! 🙂  Please send to the  art room or place in one of our mailboxes at any building.
Thank you for your support of our artists and art program!

Guidelines for Cold Weather Gear

In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, please plan to send your child to school with the following gear based on morning temperatures. Please keep in mind that we do have an outside recess in the morning when the temperatures are much chillier than later in the day.


Weekly Reminders

  1. Students should bring charged chromebooks to school each day.
  2. Water bottles are helpful to stay hydrated. These should only contain plain water.
  3. Wear rubber-soled tennis shoes on gym days in order to participate.
  4. Students may bring a small snack to enjoy before recess. The snack should be one portion due to limited eating time. Juice or other sugary drinks are not allowed. Students may bring water bottles for snack time.
  5. If it is supposed to sprinkle or light rain, we will still be going outside. Your child may want to bring an umbrella or wear a raincoat on these days. Please have your child dress appropriately for the weather (see above).

Pictures of the Week

November 6, 2022

Coming Soon…

Monday, November 7th

  • Warneck-Book Fair Purchase from 1:40-1:55pm
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Kalis Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Warneck Special Class: Music

Tuesday, November 8th

  • No School for Students

Wednesday, November 9th

  • Guyot-Book Fair Purchase from 9-9:15am
  • Kalis- Book Fair Purchase from 9:20-9:35am
  • Math Chapter 3 Test
  • Guyot Special Class: Media Literature (Library)
  • Kalis Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Technology (Computers)
  • Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 10th

Friday, November 11th

  • MSTEP Vocabulary Quiz (Week 1)
  • Reading Vocabulary Quiz & Comprehension Quiz
  • New Spelling List & Weekly Spelling Homework (List 5, Contract 1) distributed
  • Guyot Special Class: Physical Education (Gym)
  • Kalis Special Class: Art
  • Warneck Special Class: Media Literature (Library)

English Language Arts

In third grade we will use an anchor text for 2 weeks. In the first week, students will use the text to build vocabulary knowledge as well as utilize comprehension strategies to understand the text. Both vocabulary knowledge and understanding of the text will be assessed on the first Friday. The second week will focus on grammar and writing skills. Individualized spelling/sight words and grammar will be assessed on the second Friday of our story. In addition, students will explore phonetic patterns each week for morning work. Please note that this week’s vocabulary words are listed in the graphic below.

 

Weekly Reading Assignment

Part of being in the upper elementary is getting more responsibilities.  So, students will be having “Homework”. This typically will be a short story with five multiple choice questions.  It may vary down the road.  Please feel free to review and/or assist your child with this assignment.  If you could stress “looking back” as one of the strategies to help your child, that would be great!

Thank you in advance for your help!

Weekly Reading Assignment (Friends Go Shopping) due 11/10


Kalahari!

Arno has a Kalahari Fundraiser booked for Tuesday, November 22nd (No School on Wednesday, November 23rd).
 
ANYONE can use our link and get the discounted rates and our school earns money! Please share this information with friends and family.
 
Here is the link to book a room: https://book.passkey.com/e/50336781 
There are only a few rooms left!

Your child will be taking the M-STEP assessment this Spring. M-STEP is a 21st Century online test. It is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. Also, the State of Michigan will be using this assessment to target students who will be retained in third grade. A passing score on the ELA M-STEP is a 1300, however, if your child scores a 1252 or lower, your child will automatically receive a retention letter from the State. In order to help prepare your child to do his/her best on this state assessment, we have some planned activities that take place both at home and at school.

Starting on Friday, November 4th, third graders will bring home 10 M-STEP vocabulary words to study at home and an extra credit crossword puzzle. If students complete and return the extra credit crossword puzzle, they will earn 1 extra credit point on the quiz. On Fridays, the students will be quizzed on these words. Starting in Winter Break, after the students have had time to get use to studying for the words and taking the quiz- when your child earns a 80% or better on Friday’s quiz, he/she will earn a charm for his/her M-STEP charm necklace, which is an ongoing reflection of their accomplishments. Every Friday your child will bring home M-STEP vocabulary words and he/she will be quizzed on the following Friday.

Also, after the students take the Winter NWEA assessment (end of January), students who reach their personal growth goal or the grade level norm will be rewarded during an assembly. 

Starting on Friday, December 2nd, your child’s weekly homework will be M-STEP practice packets. If your child earns 80% or better on their M-STEP practice weekly homework, they will also earn a charm towards their M-STEP charm necklace. Homework packets will be sent home on Friday and will be due back to school by the next Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Below you will find this week’s vocabulary list of words in addition to the extra credit activity to help your child study.

MSTEP Vocabulary (Week 1) for 11/11 Quiz

 


Big Ideas Math Chapter 4: Division Facts and Strategies

In this chapter, your student is learning about division facts and strategies.

The lessons address division strategies for numbers 0 to 10. These strategies include using arrays and using the relationship between multiplication and division to solve division equations.
The vocabulary words associated with this chapter are: dividend, divisor, quotient, and fact family. One way you can model division is with money. Counting and dividing spare change is a great place to start when it comes to learning division!

When talking about money with your student, use the following strategies:

• To model division, spread out a large quantity of quarters on a table. Make sure the number of quarters you set out is a multiple of 4. Ask your student to count the number of quarters. Then ask, “How many quarters do you need to make a dollar? How many dollars do these quarters equal?”

• Model other scenarios with different amounts and types of change. Encourage your student to think of division and multiplication equations that relate to these scenarios.

• To model division another way, show your student the change in your wallet. Then tell your student you need a specific amount of money in one type of coin: pennies, nickels, or dimes. Be sure that the amount (in cents) is a multiple of the value of the coin. You can ask questions such as, “How many nickels do I need to make 45 cents?”

• You can model arrays with coins. The arrays can be used to model division questions and help your student solve word problems. By the end of this chapter, your student should feel confident with the learning targets and success criteria on the next page. Encourage your student to think of other opportunities related to money to use division contexts, such as dividing leftover change equally among a group of people.

Have a great time “making change”!


Reflex Math

Please remember that mastery of multiplication and division facts is the goal for the end of third grade. The report card will be marked accordingly. Students should be completing a session of ReflexMath daily. We try to fit it in during the school day, but this is not always possible. Please remind your child after school in case it hasn’t been completed yet for the day. So far, here are the classroom stats:

Congratulations to Madison for earning 100% fact fluency on her addition/subtraction facts. She will now begin mastering multiplication/division. Way to go, Madison. Keep up the great work!

Kudos to Rosie for earning 100% fact fluency on her multiplication/division facts. She has earned her login credentials for Prodigy. Keep up the great work!


Guidelines for Cold Weather Gear

In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, please plan to send your child to school with the following gear based on morning temperatures. Please keep in mind that we do have an outside recess in the morning when the temperatures are much chillier than later in the day.


October Super Cougars

Introducing October’s Super Cougars! Madellie, Harrison, and Grace have proven to be safe, responsible, and respectful students in third grade. They earned Culver’s lunch with Mr. Zielinski. We are so proud of them!


Pictures from the Week