Mrs. Addie Martz

Welcome to Mrs. Martz's 3rd Grade Class!

Open House 2018 PowerPoint

Click HERE for conversation starters...these are fun to share around the dinner table. 

Weekly Online Practice:

Lesson 11 Vocabulary Quizlet
(you do not need to sign up...this link is just for practice)
Math Brain Teasers
Your child can try to solve these math brain teasers.  Completed work may be turned in for dojo points!  I suggest completing (1) per week.
Math Fact Dash
This site is referenced below for timed and untimed fact practice.

More Resources...
Click HERE to access our Grade 3 Resource page (lists, skills, and practice for Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, & Math).

Ask your child to show you his/her Google Classroom at home! Go to child may sign in with his/her email address: 
Ex. John Smith
Your child can always practice what we are working on in school at home!

Important Dates...Reminders...& Classroom Happenings...

Wednesday (12/5)- Holiday Shop (letter and envelope sent home)
Thursday (12/6)- Social Studies Test (communities, branches of government, US symbols, etc.)
Friday (12/7)- Lesson 11 Spelling Test...we will not take the Lesson 10 review test!
Monday (12/10)- Boot Camp 5x begins...Chemistry unit begins
Tuesday (12/11)- Holiday Music Program (please read the letter sent home from Mr. Rick regarding this year's evening performance)
Friday (12/21)- First Day of Winter...Whole School Activity...Winter Party
Monday (12/24) thru Tuesday (1/1)- Holiday Break - No School for all
Wednesday (1/2)-School resumes
Friday (1/4)- FR Spirit Day - Wear Blue & Gold
Thursday (1/17)- End of 2nd Nine Week Grading Period
Friday (1/18)- FR Spirit Day - Wear your Blue & Gold
Monday (1/21) - MLK Jr. Day - No school for all
Tuesday (1/22)- FR Professional Development Day 
- No School for Students
Counseling Lessons with Mrs. Fikejs the following Thursdays @ 1:45...
11/29, 12/13, 1/17, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 4/4, 5/23

Learning Targets:
Lesson 11- Refer to School-Home Connection
I can spell words with -le as ending
I can use robust vocabulary in speaking and writing.
I can compose an informative holiday writing.
I can identify and write the major events of a story: the plot.
I can use context clues and synonyms to find meanings for unknown words.
I can correctly form and use possessive nouns.
Lesson 11 Spelling & Vocabulary will be assessed on Friday (12/7).
**Spelling & Vocabulary words can be found on School-Home Connection letters which are sent home on Mondays. Spelling words can also be found written in your child's planner each week.  If your child spells 95% of words correctly on the pretest, missing 1 or 0, he/she will be given a challenge list from which to study.  Students with a challenge list will receive a 100% for their weekly assessment, as long as they spell their 1 missed word correctly- if that is the case.  Spelling Choice Boards or Tic-Tac-Toe boards will come home on Monday of each week.  They will be due that Friday.  These will offer students a choice in the way they practice their spelling words at home.  If you or your child think of a different way to practice writing all 20 words, then please do so and be sure to share!  

I can represent and solve multiplication problems.
I can create arrays to represent multiplication.
I can make sense of word problems, and persevere in solving them.
I can use strategies to evaluate and solve word problems involving all 4 operations.

*Fridays will be Fact Fluency Fridays! We will practice and keep track of our progress. We are still working on fluency with ADDITION & SUBTRACTION facts to 20, and tracking our progress...MULTIPLICATION has begun and we will be focused on mastering those facts all year!
*Students will not receive daily math homework, with the exception of Multiplication Boot Camp.  Please encourage your child to practice facts at home, as those should be automatic.  Flashcards are encouraged, as well as Math Fact Dash online.  First in Math is a great way to practice various math concepts.
Social Studies- 

I can identify and explain the 3 branches of government.
I can identify US symbols and their importance to our country.
I can work collaboratively to research an important US symbol and create a project to teach about its importance.

"Choose Kind"

Click HERE for Kindness Conversation Starters.  Together we can make the world a kinder place!

Growth Mindset
We are working to create a Growth Mindset in our classroom. What is a Growth Mindset?

Click HERE to find out more about this topic!

Class Dojo
ClassDojo is a website/app which allows teachers like myself give immediate feedback to my students on their behaviors. Students get awarded points for positive behaviors and points earn student rewards! My hope is that ClassDojo will bring all of us closer, and will help you to understand your child's progress on a week to week basis. 

Online Learning Sites ...

First in Math

Visit the tabs Online Skill Builders to access other online learning games.

Specials Schedule:
Monday- Art
Tuesday- Music
Wednesday- Library (don't forget books)
Thursday- Computer
Friday- Phys. Ed. (tennis shoes)
Swimming begins the 4th nine weeks (don't forget your swim bag with all belongings & an extra snack).