Mrs. Addie Martz

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

We welcome back our student teacher from Saint Vincent College, Mrs. Traci Bologna!  Mrs. Bologna will in our classroom until March 9th.  She will be assisting, facilitating, and gradually taking over teaching lessons.  She is really looking forward to her time with us!

Upcoming Happenings:
Friday, January 19th- Ms. Wurzell Counseling Lesson...Blue & Gold Day...End of 2nd 9 weeks
Friday, January 26th- No School for Students
Wednesday, February 14th- Wear Red...Valentine Party @ 2:00
Monday, February 19th- Snow Make-Up Day #1 (School is in session)
Thursday, February 22nd- Carnegie Science Center Assembly @ 1:00
Friday, February 23rd- Black & Gold Day
Friday, March 2nd- Dr. Seuss Day (Read Across America)
Tuesday, March 13th- Saint Vincent Program @ 10:45
Friday, March 16th- Green Day
Tuesday, March 27th- CLO Performance @ 2:00 & End of 3rd 9 weeks
Wednesday, March 28th- Tuesday, April 3rd- Spring Break for Students
Friday, April 6th- First Day of Swimming...Blue & Gold Day 
Week of April 9th- PSSA: ELA
Week of April 16th- PSSA: Math
Friday, April 20th- Blue & Gold Day
Friday, April 27th- St. Vincent Program

Tip of the Week:
*Click HERE for 10 Ways to Practice Multiplication at Home.  Please encourage your child to practice not only the "boot camp" facts daily, but also any other previously tested facts.  Mastery of these facts is imperative for future learning.  Thanks for your support!

Multiplication & Division Resources

*Click HERE for multiplication flashcards that may be printed on card stock for durability.  Students should be practicing facts daily, and flash cards are a tried and true method for aiding in the process of the memorization of these facts.
*Click HERE for 10 Magical Multiplication Tricks! 
*Click HERE for online flash cards!
*Click HERE for fun fact practice!
*Click HERE to practice solving 2-step word problems.

Learning Targets:

Math-
*This week's Boot Camp Fact is 3x...quiz on 3x will be on Friday, January 19th.
*Click HERE to practice 3rd grade Math skills!
*I can identify & use patterns to multiply.
*I can use multiplication, arrays, and drawings to represent equal groups situations.
*I can use multiplication to represent array situations & the Commutative Property.
*I can relate division to multiplication.
*I can build fluency with multiplication & division (multiplication first)
**More information will be sent home regarding fact fluency practice.  

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

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

ELA- 
Click HERE to practice 3rd grade ELA skills.
Lesson 13:
I can spell words with consonant digraphs g, c, and dge.
I can identify an author's purpose for writing.
I can determine and locate synonyms and antonyms of words.
I can use robust vocabulary in speaking and writing.
I can identify & form possessive nouns- singular and plural.
I can identify subject & object pronouns as well as possessive pronouns.
I can write a friendly letter to a pen pal.
*Lesson 13 spelling & vocabulary will be assessed on Thursday, January 25th.
**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%.
"Choose Kind"
Click HERE for Kindness Conversation Starters.  Together we can make the world a kinder place!

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.


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
PALS is in full swing in our 3rd grade classroom (Peer Assisted Learning Strategies)!  We have chosen books at our reading levels, have been reading 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.

ClassDojo...stay connected!
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.