Welcome to Mrs. Taylor's 3rd grade class
Weekly Update 3/20 - 3/25
I have started sending home weekly reading passages and questions to help prepare the students for the Reading SOL which will be in early May. These have replaced the weekly word study lists and we will no longer have spelling tests for remainder of the year.
We will have a "Pop" quiz this week on Ancient Greece. I told the class that they should bring home their notebooks to study but I have added a study guide in the "Homework" file section.
If you have not turned in the permission slip and money for the field trip please do so ASAP. If this causes a financial hardship please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school and let the front office know.
The spring concert will be next Tuesday on March 28th at 6:30 PM
Update for 3/13- 3/17
Thank you for the parents that have donated supplies for the class! We are still in need of cash donations for our class basket for the PTA event on March 24th.
What we are learning this week:
Math: SOL 3.3 - We are continuing our unit on Fractions. I sent home a math worksheet for homework on Monday (3/12) and it is due on Friday 3/17.
Reading: SOL 3.1 - Comprehension of Non-fiction
Social Studies 3.6 - Ancient Greece and Rome
Update for week 3/6 - 3/10
We have started a new math unit on Fractions. I have added a "Test Review" for this under the "Homework" section so that students can begin reviewing this at home now. We will have a test in Life Science this Thursday and I have also added a study guide in the "Homework" section. In Reading this week we will be practicing writing summaries for Non-fiction text.
Current SOL Objectives:
Math: SOL 3.3 - Modeling, adding, and subtracting Fractions with like Denominators
Reading: SOL 3.1 Vocabulary- Context clues in Fiction and Non-Fiction
Science: SOL 3.5 Living Systems & Ecosystems
For review on this unit please visit sheppardsoftware.com. There are several games students can play to help them with the vocabulary such as the food chain game and the animal diet game. A study guide for this went home last week. The unit test has not be scheduled yet but should be expected in the next couple
Students should be reading 20 minutes a night either in a book or on Raz-Kids. They will also have math HW that will be a worksheet activity, studying multiplication facts, or participating on Dreambox to practice math strategies.
This is my 13th year teaching at Signal Hill Elementary. My first two years I taught 5th grade and have been teaching 3rd for the last 11. I grew up in Roanoke, VA; but did my undergrad at Cedarville University in Ohio with a BS in Theater Education and a minors in Music and Bible. I then went on to add Elementary Education to my license through a program at the University of Virginia. I now live in Dumfries with my husband, two sons and two cats.