Mrs. Addie Martz

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

Upcoming Happenings:

Monday, May 14th- Blackburn Lesson #2- Personal Safety
Thursday, May 17th- Band Tryouts @ 1:00
Friday, May 18th- Lesson 22 Spelling & Vocabulary tests
Wednesday, May 23rd- Saint Vincent Lesson (rescheduled from May 8th)
Friday, May 25th- Creek Day with FR high school Environmental Science class (wear tie dye and dress for weather- most have shoes here.)
Monday, May 28th & Tuesday, May 29th- No School For Students
Wednesday,May 30th- Tuesday,June 5th- "You Be the Teacher"- click HERE for doc and look for paper copy to come home soon.
Wednesday, June 6th- Field Day
Friday, June 8th- Last Day of School (1/2 day for students...11:15 dismissal)

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.

Learning Targets:

Math- 
*Click HERE to practice 3rd grade Math skills!
*We have been working in cooperative groups on a Zoo Keeper Math & Writing Project (project-based learning) which incorporates many mathematical skills, writing skills, and geography skills. 
*Next up...
Project-based learning incorporating Math & STEM: Design & open a FOOD TRUCK!
Food trucks are now the big craze for food lovers. This project based learning idea helps students design and open their own food truck. They will also learn about the foods from different countries, entrepreneurship, and economics. This student-centered PBL unit will incorporate collaboration and differentiation by providing student choice. This real-world challenge requires students to use inquiry, critical thinking, and their creative minds during the high-interest cross-curricular activities [math, social studies, ELA]. Students will integrate digital learning into the project as they investigate cultures, diversity, and plan their final product. 

Multiplication & Division *I can build fluency with multiplication & division facts.
 **The order for which we learned our multiplication facts this year is...

5, 2, 10, 9, 3, 4, 6, 8, 7
Multiplication & Division Resources
*Click HERE for 10 ways to practice multiplication at home.  
*Click HERE for MATH CHALLENGES! If you'd like a paper copy, I'd be happy to provide one.
 *Click HERE for multiplication flashcards that may 
be printed on card stock for durability.  
*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.

ELA- 

Click HERE to practice 3rd grade ELA skills!
Lesson 22:
*I can spell words with the o, ough, augh, aw, & al.
*I can use robust vocabulary in speaking and writing.
*I can identify parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and conjunctions.
*I can write an informative essay.
*I can present an informative essay.
*Lesson 22 Spelling & Vocabulary will be assessed on Friday, May 18th.

**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%.

Science
Plant Growth & Development Unit
Your child will be responsible for the following skills:

- planting and caring for brassica rapa (Wisconsin Fast Plant)
- observing, describing, and recording changes in plants
- measuring and recording the growth of plants
- reading and researching to learn more about plants
- communicating results and reflecting on experiences through writing and discussion.
Weather, Clouds, The Water Cycle
Your child will also research and learn:
- types of weather and severe weather
- types of clouds
- the water cycle
Students will be involved in project-based learning focused on plants, weather, clouds, and the water cycle.
Weather Reports will be written during ELA, and will integrate all research completed during science class.
Sloan Habitat Study
Science class is sure to be an awesome learning experience these last several weeks of school!  In addition to the science skills listed above, third graders will be participating in Outdoor Learning with a Sloan Habitat Study!
Goals of our Habitat Study:
-We will develop an understanding of our surroundings, including natural and man-made components of the area.
-We will make connections between weather, seasons, and human impacts on our outdoor study sites.
-We will gain an understanding of the needs of living things and how that affects where they grow.
So many ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science skills are embedded in this unit, and we are really looking forward to exploring!

"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...Click HERE to find out more!
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 Activities...

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

Specials Schedule:
Monday- Art
Tuesday- Music
Wednesday- Library (don't forget books)
Thursday- Computer
Friday- Swim (don't forget your swim bag with all belongings & an extra snack!)

    • 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.