Week of 4-16

FSA Math will be April 16th-17th. The test will be administered on computers.

On test days please make sure your child has had plenty of sleep the night before and eats a good breakfast. Students will not be able to eat a snack until after the test.  It’s a good idea to pack an extra snack to eat right before testing starts.

3rd grade teachers are planning on making a beach themed basket for the golf tournament. If you would like to donate any beach items or a large basket, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know!

Over the last few weeks, we have been reading about Beatrice’s Goat. This is a true story about a girl named Beatrice that lives in Uganda, Africa. This story is about families that live in chronic poverty and are lacking the skills to get the most out of their land. After much research, we have found an organization that will allow us to purchase a goat and give it to a family in need.

The cost of a goat is $120. So we are asking that each student donate $2, and if you want to give more you can. The company that will be providing the goat is Heirfer International.


Our students will also be writing a short information essay about giving back to people in need. This will be a wonderful and rich learning experience for the students, and to make a difference in a family’s life forever.

Please put donations in a sealed envelope and bring to your homeroom teacher. Thank you so much for your support in this project.

Science Learning Targets:  How can we classify invertebrates? How can you classify things?

Science Learning Activities: Unit 7 Science Fusion. Students will classify animals in major groups according to their characteristics and behaviors.

Math Learning Targets:  Students will take the FSA Math Test on Monday and Tuesday. For the rest of the week we will work on multiplication in preparation for 4th grade next year.

Math Learning Targets: Students will create arrays, break apart arrays and use the expanded algorithm to multiply.

IXL: E.5, E.6, E.7, H.8, H.9

Social Studies: Students will be able to identify major ways environmental influences contribute to settlement patterns and recognize the different cultures that have settled in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

ELA Learning Targets:

Students will refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections. Students will also be reviewing how to ask and answer questions and demonstrate their understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

ELA Activities:

Students will be reading the story “A Carousel of Dreams” for comprehension. Students will participate in small groups during centers and also practicing on IXL, I-Station, as well as reviewing concepts from the previous unit. IXL: K.3, V.4, N.9 and AA.1


Powered- supplied with a source of energy

Declared- stated firmly

Existed- was real

Artist’s- belonging to an artist

Pride- pleasure or satisfaction in one’s work


Words with Endings y to i