Mrs. Addie Martz

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

Upcoming Happenings:
Wednesday, November 15th- Officer Kettren & Argos visit Sloan 3rd Graders
Monday, November 20th-
Picture Retakes
Wednesday,November 22nd-
Monday,November 27th-Thanksgiving Break- No School for Students
Tuesday, November 28th-
School Resumes

Tip of the Week
This Thanksgiving, let’s take some time to bring back the art of conversation.  Not sure where to begin? Click HERE for conversation starters.

When to Keep Your Child Home
Cold & Flu season is upon us.  Click HERE for a document from our Nurse's Office regarding when to keep your child home.


2017 Holiday Help Program

Franklin Regional School District is partnering with organizations in the community to provide assistance to families in need this holiday season. If you have a child age birth to 12th grade and would like to receive help with holiday gifts this year, please complete this form and return it to a school counselor or contact the Murrysville Alliance Church office at 724-327-7206.  
Please note that all requests must be received by November 17th, 2017.
Click HERE to access form.

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!


PALS
This week, we will continue our PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Strategies) training.  We will be choosing books at our reading level to read with a "pal", while practicing important fluency and comprehension skills.  Typically, PALS will take place 3 times a week during our Panther Power time together.  Please click HERE to find out more about learning targets for PALS.
Learning Targets:
ELA- 
Click HERE to practice 3rd grade ELA skills!
I can recognize and spell words with diphthongs endings -ou, -ow, -oi, and -oy.
I can distinguish main ideas and supporting details.
I can distinguish between fact and opinions, and locate them within text.
I can understand the features of non-fiction text.
I can use robust vocabulary in speaking and writing.
I can identify NOUNS- common and proper.
*Lesson 8 spelling & vocabulary will be assessed on Friday, November 17th.
*Please initial spelling menus and return on Friday, November 17th.
*Click HERE for Lesson 8 vocabulary quizlet.
**Spelling & Vocabulary words can be found on School-Home Connection letters which are sent home on Mondays.  Words can also be found on the 3rd Grade Resource page. Click HERE to visit that page. Spelling words may also be accessed in your child's planner.  
Your child is responsible for learning all 20 of the lesson spelling words. If your child scored a 95% or better on the pretest given, your child will receive a Challenge List.  This will be noted in your child's planner and/or School-Home Connection letter.  Your child's grade will then be based on the lesson's pretest (95% or 100%).  If your child misses 1 on the pretest, he/she will be responsible for that word in addition to the challenge list for the opportunity to score a 100%.

Math-
Click HERE to practice 3rd grade Math skills!
I can determine the correct operation to use when solving word problems.
I can solve word problems involving multi-digit addition & subtraction.
I can solve word problems involving more than (1) step.
There will be a two-step word problem quiz on Thursday, November 16th.


 
**The order for learning multiplication facts this year...

5, 2, 10, 9, 3, 4, 6, 8, 7

Click HERE for online flash cards!
Click HERE for fun fact practice!
Click HERE to practice solving 2-step word problems.

ClassDojo...stay connected!
I'd like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all parents in our class...we are now 100% connected to ClassDojo!
I will be using ClassDojo this year to keep parents in the loop!  I'll share photos from the class, important updates, and awesome moments- like when students work hard and help each other!  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. 


Forms:

Flashcard maker


Our classroom could benefit from...
Disinfectant wipes, sandwich bags, kleenex, and net-free snacks to share.  Thanks for all you do! 

Specials Schedule:
Monday- Art
Tuesday- Music
Wednesday- Library (don't forget books)
Thursday- Computer
Friday- Phys. Ed. (don't forget gym shoes)

 OTHER LEARNING WEBSITES...
          

 

    

  First In Math  

 


    

Arcademics

Practice this week's
spelling/vocabulary words.

 

To access the Math Expressions and ReadingStorytown books online, click the icon above. 

Sign in here to play fun games. Can you be the Player of the Day? 

Play fun & interactive learning games.

 

Arcade-like games with an educational twist.

Visit Links for Students to access other online learning games.


    • A hypothesis is a testable prediction as to the outcome of a scientific investigation.
    • A well designed investigation involves the use of a written plan that identifies the materials to be used, the procedure to follow, and the variables. A plan needs to be followed to make sure all steps in an investigation are completed.
    • A scientist uses many tools when conducting an investigation.
    • Complete data makes it possible to explain the results of an investigation and compare it with the prediction.
    • When data is analyzed, the results can be communicated in a variety of ways.
    • All organisms have unique characteristics which enable them to be placed in a similar group known as their species. Plants can be placed into families based upon characteristics.
    • Living things (plants) have specific needs and go through distinct stages in a life cycle. Plants need air, water, nutrients, and light to survive. Flowering plants require pollination.
    • Living things (plants) have characteristics that can be used to categorize them; are organized into systems that are interconnected; and have interactions within and among living systems which cause changes in matter and energy.
    • Plants need air, water, nutrients, and light to survive. Living things (plants) have characteristics, requirements, and interactions that are essential to the continuation of their life cycles. Energy from the sun in the form of light and heat is necessary for plant growth.
    • Living things (plants) have characteristics, requirements, and interactions that are essential to the continuation of their life cycles.
Enduring Understandings - important ideas that students should carry with them years beyond the instruction received this year.
    • A common vocabulary is needed to communicate about the scientific procedure.
    • A hypothesis is a testable prediction as to the outcome of a scientific investigation.
    • A well designed investigation involves the use of a written plan that identifies the materials to be used, the procedure to follow, and the variables. A plan needs to be followed to make sure all steps in an investigation are completed.
    • A scientist uses many tools when conducting an investigation.
    • Complete data makes it possible to explain the results of an investigation and compare it with the prediction.
    • When data is analyzed, the results can be communicated in a variety of ways.
    • All organisms have unique characteristics which enable them to be placed in a similar group known as their species. Plants can be placed into families based upon characteristics.
    • Living things (plants) have specific needs and go through distinct stages in a life cycle. Plants need air, water, nutrients, and light to survive. Flowering plants require pollination.
    • Living things (plants) have characteristics that can be used to categorize them; are organized into systems that are interconnected; and have interactions within and among living systems which cause changes in matter and energy.
    • Plants need air, water, nutrients, and light to survive. Living things (plants) have characteristics, requirements, and interactions that are essential to the continuation of their life cycles. Energy from the sun in the form of light and heat is necessary for plant growth.
    • Living things (plants) have characteristics, requirements, and interactions that are essential to the continuation of their life cycles.
Enduring Understandings - important ideas that students should carry with them years beyond the instruction received this year.
    • A common vocabulary is needed to communicate about the scientific procedure.
    • A hypothesis is a testable prediction as to the outcome of a scientific investigation.
    • A well designed investigation involves the use of a written plan that identifies the materials to be used, the procedure to follow, and the variables. A plan needs to be followed to make sure all steps in an investigation are completed.
    • A scientist uses many tools when conducting an investigation.
    • Complete data makes it possible to explain the results of an investigation and compare it with the prediction.
    • When data is analyzed, the results can be communicated in a variety of ways.
    • All organisms have unique characteristics which enable them to be placed in a similar group known as their species. Plants can be placed into families based upon characteristics.
    • Living things (plants) have specific needs and go through distinct stages in a life cycle. Plants need air, water, nutrients, and light to survive. Flowering plants require pollination.
    • Living things (plants) have characteristics that can be used to categorize them; are organized into systems that are interconnected; and have interactions within and among living systems which cause changes in matter and energy.
    • Plants need air, water, nutrients, and light to survive. Living things (plants) have characteristics, requirements, and interactions that are essential to the continuation of their life cycles. Energy from the sun in the form of light and heat is necessary for plant growth.
    • Living things (plants) have characteristics, requirements, and interactions that are essential to the continuation of their life cycles.
Enduring Understandings - important ideas that students should carry with them years beyond the instruction received this year.
    • A common vocabulary is needed to communicate about the scientific procedure.
    • A hypothesis is a testable prediction as to the outcome of a scientific investigation.
    • A well designed investigation involves the use of a written plan that identifies the materials to be used, the procedure to follow, and the variables. A plan needs to be followed to make sure all steps in an investigation are completed.
    • A scientist uses many tools when conducting an investigation.
    • Complete data makes it possible to explain the results of an investigation and compare it with the prediction.
    • When data is analyzed, the results can be communicated in a variety of ways.
    • All organisms have unique characteristics which enable them to be placed in a similar group known as their species. Plants can be placed into families based upon characteristics.
    • Living things (plants) have specific needs and go through distinct stages in a life cycle. Plants need air, water, nutrients, and light to survive. Flowering plants require pollination.
    • Living things (plants) have characteristics that can be used to categorize them; are organized into systems that are interconnected; and have interactions within and among living systems which cause changes in matter and energy.
    • Plants need air, water, nutrients, and light to survive. Living things (plants) have characteristics, requirements, and interactions that are essential to the continuation of their life cycles. Energy from the sun in the form of light and heat is necessary for plant growth.
    • Living things (plants) have characteristics, requirements, and interactions that are essential to the continuation of their life cycles.