Mrs. Addie Martz

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

Weekly Online Practice:
Lesson 3 Vocabulary Quizlet 
(you do not need to sign up...this link is just for practice)

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

Important Dates & Reminders...

Monday (9/17)- Picture Forms coming home
Friday (9/21)-
 Place Value & Rounding Test (study guide coming home Tues and sue Thurs)
Friday (9/21)- Lesson 3 Vocabulary, Spelling, & Grammar quiz (types of sentences, subject/predicate)

Thursday (10/4)- Picture Day
Monday (10/8)
 - Columbus Day - No School for STUDENTS
Friday (10/26) - End of the 1st 9 Week Grading Period
Monday (10/29) - No School for STUDENTS -
Teacher Professional Development Day
Monday (11/12) - No School for STUDENTS - Parent/Teacher Conferences...PLEASE SIGN UP ON CALENDLY
Tuesday (11/13)- No School for STUDENTS-
Teacher Professional Development Day
Wednesday (11/21)-Tuesday (11/26)- Thanksgiving/Fall Break - No School

Learning Targets:
I can spell words with vowel digraphs (ai, ay, ea, ee, oa, ow).
I can use robust vocabulary in speaking and writing.
I can write an informative paragraph.
I can identify and use various non-fiction text features and resources.
I can identify the subject and predicate in a sentence.
*Lesson 3 Spelling & Vocabulary will be assessed on Friday, 9/21.
**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 thinks of a different way to practice writing all 20 words, then please do so and be sure to share!  

I can round numbers to the nearest 10 and nearest 100.
I can estimate to mentally add and subtract multi-digit numbers.
I can use rounding and estimating in problem solving.
I can use mental math strategies (rounding and estimating) to add and subtract multi-digit numbers.
**Students will not receive daily math homework.  We are getting into the routine of Math Workshop, and your child will spend each day this week learning about the procedures, while practicing the targeted skills. Please encourage your child to practice addition and subtraction facts at home, as those should be automatic. 
Social Studies- 

I can explain the purposes of rules, laws, and consequences.

I can explain rules and laws for the classroom, school, and community.

I can research and learn information about the community of Murrysville.

I can identify different types of communities and discuss attributes of each.

I can describe how citizens participate in school and community activities.

"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).