Jan 4, 2018

READING: Molly's Pilgrim


January 8-12, 2018


  This week students will learn about immigration and the history of Ellis Island. We will be continuing to read the novel, "Molly's Pilgrim", a fictional story about a modern day pilgrim that came to America in search of religious freedom.  To honor those who came before us, we will create clothespin dolls that represent the immigrants that made the difficult journey to America.  We will conclude our unit by writing a narrative about the journey and arrival of a fictional passenger.

Our goals in reading this week will include: answering text dependent questions, and describing  characters in a story (e.g., their traitsmotivations, or feelings) and explaining how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 

Home Support Resources

  Games are a great way to reinforce a strategy and there are plenty of games that help students understand the concept of Character Traits. The following link is from teachingideas.co.uk, and it includes cards to play a memory matching game with text descriptions and Character Traits:

This next link from brain pop provides several different Character Traits-themed games and activities that students can play: http://www.brainpop.com/educators/community/lesson-plan/character-as-a-story-element-activities-for-kids/?bp-jr-topic=character. There are tons of great resources online for this important concept. 

Fractions on a Number Line Song for 3rd Grade .


   January 8-12, 2018

                 Our goals in math this week include:  Understanding that two fractions are equivalent (equal), if they are the same size or the same point on a number line, expressing whole numbers as fractions, and recognizing fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers.  
                *To build fractional comprehension, we are not yet using a cross multiplying strategy.

LITERACY UNIT 4: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents

 The People, The Preamble, and the Presidents 

How do our experiences shape who we become?

What makes a good leader?

How are pictures worth a thousand words?

Narrative Text

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Informational Text



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