As always, please be sure that your child is well rested (a MINIMUM of nine hours sleep– I cannot emphasize enough how important sleep is to performance https://goo.gl/VeqPvg ), fed a healthy, high protein breakfast (no sugar), and comes to school on time. It is very important to send a healthy snack with your child each day to be eaten at the morning recess.
Dental and medical appointments should be scheduled outside of the school day.
Your child’s library books are to be stored in your child’s backpack so they come to school EVERY day.
Wish Upon A Star!
Thank you so much to those who have already donated to the Dojo. We are always in need of Kleenex. I have several DonorsChoose projects up! If you could even contribute just $1 and share on your social media, we’d appreciate any help. https://bit.ly/2M9oyXk
The Dojo has a list up on Amazon if you’re willing to help: http://a.co/haDi825
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.
Usernames are: Student ID #
Passwords: Student ID #
Course 2 via code.org
Type in the section code (MJKCJR)!
Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
Family Code Night
The program uniquely engages children K-5 and their parents or guardians in the experience of doing their first hour of computer programming together. Family participation is a simple but profound innovation in this event. The effect is amazing: kids and parents having great fun, understanding as they play that they too can learn to code!
The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Hour of Code is an attempt to teach people the basics of computer programming in 60 minutes in a fun, simple way. It is part of a campaign that Code.org, a non-profit organization, launched in the US with the goal of introducing coding into the US curriculum and raising awareness around what coding is.
Students logging in for the first time will use the registration code below as their temporary password.
Make your password your student ID.
Expressions Math – Think Central
username is email
password is the same one you use for gmail
Class Code: QQRS4T –Prodigy is a free math game that you will absolutely love! You can learn over 300 critical math skills in our self-paced math game.
A free web program to help children master basic math facts. Enter classroom code 82YLTCQB on the classroom sign-in page.
A Plus Math
Interactive math resources for teachers, parents, and students featuring free math worksheets, math games, math flashcards, and more.
Your child is unique. But the mathbooks and exercises your child does are the same as other children’s.
AdaptedMind’s Smart Practice creates a custom learning experience for your child based on his or her unique strengths and weaknesses.
SmartPractice means you spend more time learning what’s actually needed, and students can master skills up to 5x faster. That’s the power of AdaptedMind’s Smart Practice.
Bee Line Reader
BeeLine Reader makes reading faster and easier by using a color gradient that guides your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. With BeeLine Reader, you can finish your work faster—and with less eyestrain.
ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps improve behavior in the classroom quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that I can share with you (parents) and administrators.
Better learning behaviors, smoother lessons, and hassle-free data – and its free!
Expressions Math – Think Central
Your child needs to log into Clever using Google.
Your child’s username: six digit student ID followed by @rcsdkids.us
Password: DOB (ie: 04/01/09)
Here’s a bit about why I am teaching Handwriting Without Tears!
Lexile Find A Book
One of our more popular tools is the Lexile “Find a Book”! To connect your students with books targeted to their reading ability, it’s quick and easy! Just enter their Lexile measure, or their comfort with reading grade-level materials, and then select topics they are interested in reading in. This will provide a list of recommended books.
Math-Aids.Com is a free resource for teachers, parents, students, and home schoolers. The math worksheets are randomly and dynamically generated by our math worksheet generators. This allows you to make an unlimited number of printable math worksheets to your specifications instantly.
Create Printable Timed Tests!
Printable math worksheets
SuperKids Math Worksheet Creator for Parents
Have you ever wondered where to find math drill worksheets? Make your own here at SuperKids for free! Simply select the type of problem, the maximum and minimum numbers to be used in the problems, then click on the button. A worksheet will be created to your specifications, ready to be printed for use.
Parts of Speech
Bookopolis is a fun & safe online community where kid readers can:
Explore New Books
Create a Bookshelf
Share with Friends
Newsela is an innovative way for students to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that’s always relevant: daily news. It’s easy and amazing.
Class code: Q52HD8
No Red Ink
Here’s the Bartell class code: ckw84wfc. I hope to improve your grammar and writing skills in a fun, personalized way!
Have fun learning with Arthur!
On March 2, 2014, Dr. Seuss would have celebrated his 110th birthday!
grade level words
This list of third grade spelling words is just a launching point. You’ll want to practice other words with similar spelling patterns and word endings.
Spelling words – high frequency, no excuse words (Fry’s)
Fry’s Word List #1
Make sure the sound is on for your computer (speakers).
For each of the links – click “spell” – it tells you what to spell.
Click “check” – it will tell you if you are correct.
Click “next” to get to the next word.
School Library Books
PLEASE make sure your child has both library books in his/her backpack before coming to school every day. This will allow for reading time during the school day.
On library day, your child should be ready to check out two new books.
Also, as mentioned at “Back to School Night” your child needs to be reading a minimum of 30 minutes every night from his/her library books, including weekends and holidays.
Your child will have Physical Education class: Monday and Friday. To make up additional PE minutes, we will do a Buddy Run with our little buddies on Fridays.
To ensure maximum safety and participation, your child should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for movement. Proper footwear includes tennis type/sneaker shoes-those with a flat bottom (no heel or high platform) and the foot fully covered and laced snugly. Clogs, sandals, dress shoes and boot-like shoes are not appropriate types of footwear for physical activity.
* On hot days, sunscreen and water bottles are recommended (label your child’s water bottle).
* On cold days, dressing in layers is recommended.
Participation is expected of all students. If your child needs to be excused from P.E. activities, due to allergies, asthma, or other medical reasons, please send a written note and have your child bring it to me at the beginning of the school day. Please be specific as to what your child can or cannot do.
Wish Upon A Star
#2 Dixon Ticonderoga pencils
7mm HB lead for mechanical pencil refills
Expo (wide) black markers
White Copy Paper
I am in search of people discarding their hairdryer (blow-dryer) because they want a new one. We need them to dry art like watercolor projects.
I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I usually create a Donors Choose classroom request. I need your help to share, share, and share via your social media platforms and ask friends and family to share in turn. You never know who will want to contribute to such a wonderful cause! If I don’t have a current project, you can still contribute!!!! Contributions will go toward future projects and are much appreciated! https://bit.ly/2OGBkuO
Scholastic Book Orders
Scholastic Book Clubs Ordering Information
Class Activation Code: GQDHD
Sometimes the right book is all it takes to nurture a child’s love of reading. That’s why I’m pleased that our class will be participating in Scholastic Book Clubs this school year.
A few weeks ago, I sent home the very first Scholastic Reading Club order forms. If you haven’t ordered from Scholastic before, please consider doing so this year. Their prices are reasonable and the quality is excellent. You never pay sales tax, and you don’t even pay shipping and handling. All orders are shipped directly to our classroom. Also, when you order from Scholastic you are supporting our classroom because we get bonus points from every order that we can use to buy books for the class!
Ordering online is fast and easy:
REGISTER at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
ENTER the Class Activation Code at the top of this letter
CHOOSE from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks
SUBMIT the order to your child’s teacher
EARN FREE Books for you and the classroom too!
Thank you for helping grow your child’s love of reading and for supporting our class.
Class Parties/Room Parent
Fall = Fri., Oct. 27 8:45 – 9:45
Winter = Thursday, December 21 2:00 – 2:50
Valentine Exchange = Wed., Feb. 14 1:50 – 2:50
End of the Year = TBD (most likely sometime on May 27
ALL parent volunteers must have fingerprinting and TB testing clearance PRIOR to chaperoning. There’s a window of opportunity to get this done now for FREE! Check with the office staff.
We are in the process of scheduling field trips. The trips we will be able to attend will depend on monies donated, fundraisers, any grant money we are able to obtain, and the number of parent volunteers.
- Maidu Library (walking)
- Roseville Exploration Center (possibility)
3rd Grade Math “Homework and Remembering”
3rd Grade Math Classwork (text book)