Friday, April 3~ E-learning

Please watch the video first, then read the blog post for closer details.

Good Morning 3D! Happy Heathcote Spirit Day! Look at Charlie cheering on Heathcote! Take pictures showing your spirit and tweet to #heathcotepride

To my sweet class that I miss so much. Watch this

Remember to plan out your day. Do an assignment. Take a mental break (go outdoors, listen to music, play a board game – whatever you need.) Then come back and tackle another assignment. That seems to be the best approach and one where you can get the most out of your day!

 

 

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Remember to check out Mrs. Bescherer’s Google Classroom:  3rd Graders MUSIC Google Classroom

Mrs. Sorenson wanted us to remind you about all the reading opportunities (Reading Materials) she has on her E-Learning page. Please remember on the Library Databases you can read ebooks from the library’s catalog.

REMINDER: After completing your work everyday PLEASE press share and include my email, so I can view your slides promptly.

No zoom sessions today with our class. If you feel you need a zoom session with me, please let me know through padlet by 10:30am and we can schedule something between 11-3. Remember to be on a look out for a surprise in your parent’s email.

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions

 

READING/WRITING:

ELA- POETIC DEVICE: LINE BREAKS

Heart maps, shape poems, and font/punctuation poems are past due, please make sure yours is on Seesaw.

Watch the video below to hear how to use line breaks with your poems:

 

Once you have watched this lesson, take the time to think about your own poetry and come up with a creative poem that you can upload to Seesaw using appropriate line breaks mentioned in the video. Remember to use line breaks to highlight rhythm, rhyming, when to slow down or speed up, or when you want the reader to notice something, Once on Seesaw, click the “add” button and then you will be brought to this screen:

 

 

You may decide to write it on paper and take a picture, draw it out with the texting tool, record yourself reading your poem, upload an image of the poem or type it in the note option. Then use the mic to record yourself. I can’t wait to see of your poetry work.

Poetry Websites: Read 10 minutes or so for poetry

Please complete 20 minutes of independent reading. Some of you may be finishing your fiction books. Don’t forget about Storyworks, Scholastic News, Epic and True Flix on the library databases if you need to read something else.

 

WRITING:

Also, please remember to post on your own blog  about your reading work if you haven’t done so yet. You can explain that every story has a story mountain and you can include a picture of the one you are either creating or created. Another idea would be to post a list of problems and your character’s reactions to the problems Characters Face and React to Trouble.  Another option could be to add a relationship timeline that shows positive and negative relationships to the main character. Last, maybe add your secondary character chart Secondary Character Organizer: Are they advisors, sidekicks, or challengers? Your blog post should be a reflection about what you are learning and doing as a reader. Please remember to include a picture of one of these jots. This is due today.

 

Math: Area and perimeter composite figures

Please watch the video below made by Ms. Boyer as she solves two composite figure word problems.

After watching the video please complete two composite figure word problems. You can take a screenshot and do a tutorial on Seesaw or Screencastify using writing tools to show us your thinking. If you use Screencastify please include the link in your E-Learning Slideshow. I can’t wait to see what you do.

Composite Figure Practice

REFLEX MATH– 3 green dots due by today

 

Science-  INTRO TO WEATHER

This is past due. If you didn’t include your observations or comparisons of two US cities to Scarsdale, today is your chance to add them under science in your E-Learning Slideshow.

Use one of the weather links below to check your local weather forecast. Do you see some of the features mentioned in the videos from yesterday?  How does that compare to the weather in places around the country? Choose two US Cities to quickly compare to Scarsdale. Write a few sentences telling what you noticed. Take a picture, label weather, date and put under science.

News12 Weather 

The Weather Channel

 

SOCIAL STUDIES: DOCUMENT ANALYSIS

Please watch Mrs. Luciano’s video analyzing a telegram written by one of the Wright Brothers.

After watching the video please complete your own document analysis and include in your E-Learning Slideshow. Please label document analysis under SS with the date. Document Analysis Slides

If you would like to print, take a picture and insert your E-Learning Slideshow use this link See Think Wonder Template (1)

 

Social Studies~ Cultural Universal Project Completed

All five Cultural Universals are due TODAY: politics, social aspects, beliefs, economics, and cultural aspects

Beliefs- Cultural Universal

Economics

Cultural Aspects

Here is the Cultural Universals Graphic Organizer If you did not print it last week.

**REMINDER: Your Colonial Kitchen photograph analysis is past due. Paste your See Think Wonder in your SS section.

 

WELLNESS: COLORING (OPTIONAL)

Take a little time to unwind. Maybe in between activities or to start your day. Put on some music and pretend we are in class together working on our mandalas/coloring to refocus. Feel free to take a picture of any of your finished pieces and put them on your E-Learning Slideshow.

Don’t Stress Coloring

 

Here is a list of activities we did this past week. Please check off that you completed everything, so you can get credit for participation.  Please know all of these activities are posted on the previous blogs.  If you did them, please make sure you include all your work in the correct E-Learning slides found in your SS folder in your google drive.

ELA Checklist:

  • Finished read aloud Because of Winn Dixie
  • Jots with independent reading books
    • story mountain
    • problems/reactions
    • secondary characters
  • Thought prompts- How did Opal change? How did you character change?
  • POETRY- SEESAW ACTIVITIES
    • heart map
    • shape poems
    • font/punctuation
    • line breaks
  • Watch Winn Dixie and complete Compare/Contrast chart
  • Cursive lower case o and c

MATH:

  • 3 Word problems (March 30)
  • Watch Khan Academy video on composite figures
  • Area and Perimeter slides- level 1 #1-8 and level 2 #1-3
  • Explain 2 composite figures on Seesaw or Screencastify (today)
  • REFLEX MATH

SCIENCE:

  • Watch 2 weather videos on Scholastic
  • Review Local Weather and write observations—2 cities compare to Scarsdale

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Photo analysis on the colonial kitchen- SEE THINK WONDER CHART
  • ALL five cultural universals completed
  • Document analysis (today)–SEE THINK WONDER CHART

NEXT WEEK:

STAY TUNED…next week’s Wellness Week and the theme is connectedness.  Please look for an email with details to follow.

Details to follow about future zoom sessions depending on school closures.  We will zoom for Zach and Abigail’s birthdays on April 13th @ 11am. Come with a fun, appropriate joke to share.

 

Thursday, April 2~ E-learning

Good Morning!  Please listen to the video first, then read the post for closer details. It may help to make a checklist of the assignments for the day to help you manage your time and completion.

 

Remember to plan out your day. Do an assignment. Take a mental break (go outdoors, listen to music, play a board game – whatever you need.) Then come back and tackle another assignment. That seems to be the best approach and one where you can get the most out of your day!

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Please make sure you visit Dr. Schultz’s website too. She has an assignment waiting for you: Dr Schultz’s webpage

Mrs. Sorenson wanted us to remind you about all the reading opportunities (Reading Materials) she has on her E-Learning page. Please remember on the Library Databases you can read ebooks from the library’s catalog.

REMINDER: After completing your work everyday  PLEASE press share and include my email, so I can view your slides promptly. I only received 8 slides yesterday.

TODAY’S ZOOM SESSIONS: I included them on our chart in your SS folder. If somehow I copied any links incorrectly, your parents have the emails with links from each teacher as well.

These are the times for your zooms today:

  • Music with Ms. Bescherer – Thursday, April 2nd @ 9:30-9:45
  • Library with Ms. Sorenson – Thursday, April 2nd @ 10:45-11 ( please be prompt to our zoom at 11…it is tight)
  • 3D with Mrs. Stile for the Book of the Month- Thursday, April 2nd @ 11:00~11:15
  • I will meet with #1, 19, 8, and 15 today after our zoom meeting
  • Spanish with Senor Johnson – Thursday, April 2nd @ 2:00-2:15

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions

 

READING/WRITING:

Heart maps are past due, please make sure yours is on Seesaw.

All shape poems were due yesterday on Seesaw.

ELA- POETIC DEVICE: FONT AND PUNCTUATION

Watch the video below to hear the different ways we can use fonts and punctuation in poetry.  Please use a notebook to write a collection of poetry for this unit or several pieces of paper in a folder.

 

Once you have watched this lesson, take the time to think about your own poetry and come up with a creative poem that you can upload to Seesaw using the different fonts and punctuation mentioned in the video. Once on Seesaw, click the “add” button and then you will be brought to this screen:

 

 

You may decide to write it on paper and take a picture, draw it out with the texting tool, record yourself reading your poem, upload an image of the poem or type it in the note option. Then use the mic to record yourself. I can’t wait to see of your poetry work.

Poetry Websites: Read 10 minutes or so for poetry

Please complete 20 minutes of independent reading. Some of you may be finishing your fiction books. Don’t forget about Storyworks, Scholastic News, Epic and True Flix on the library databases if you need to read something else.

 

WRITING:

Also, please remember to post on your own blog  about your reading work if you haven’t done so yet. You can explain that every story has a story mountain and you can include a picture of the one you are either creating or created. Another idea would be to post a list of problems and your character’s reactions to the problems Characters Face and React to Trouble.  Another option could be to add a relationship timeline that shows positive and negative relationships to the main character. Last, maybe add your secondary character chart Secondary Character Organizer: Are they advisors, sidekicks, or challengers? Your blog post should be a reflection about what you are learning and doing as a reader. Please remember to include a picture of one of these jots. This is due tomorrow.

 

Math: Area and perimeter word problems

Complete the next two pages.  Problems #7-8 in Level 1 and then Level 2 #1-3. Copy and paste the two pages into your own slideshow to answer under math. Or print and add to slides later.

*NOTE: Please label correctly for perimeter and area

Perimeter is the distance around the shape. Many students are still labeling square units for perimeter. Also, please write answer statements to make sure you are answering the question.

Area and Perimeter Word Problems

REFLEX MATH– 3 green dots due by FRIDAY

Science-  INTRO TO WEATHER

Use one of the weather links below to check your local weather forecast. Do you see some of the features mentioned in the videos from yesterday?  How does that compare to the weather in places around the country? Choose two US Cities to quickly compare to Scarsdale. Write a few sentences telling what you noticed. Take a picture, label weather, date and put under science.

News12 Weather 

The Weather Channel

 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Social Studies~ Cultural Universal Project Continued…

Economics and Cultural Arts are both in your SS folder :

All five Cultural Universals will be due by tomorrow.

Beliefs- Cultural Universal

Economics

Cultural Aspects

Here is the Cultural Universals Graphic Organizer If you did not print it last week.

**REMINDER: Your Colonial Kitchen photograph analysis is past due. Paste your See Think Wonder in your SS section.

 

SPELLING: NO WORDS THEIR WAY LESSONS THIS WEEK:)

Friday, March 27 ~ Elearning

Please watch the video first to understand today’s work, then read the post for closer details:

Remember to plan out your day. Do an assignment. Take a mental break (go outdoors, listen to music, play a board game – whatever you need.) Then come back and tackle another assignment. That seems to be the best approach and one where you can get the most out of your day!

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning options 

ART 

Did you sign up with Ms. Cameron  Heathcote GatewayThis is your code:

3rd Grade-DeGrazia cerscce

Click on the link above, choose Google Classroom Setup on the left, and follow the instructions. You’ll need this code to connect. 

REMINDER: OPTIONAL

WONDER READ ALOUD: Join RJPalacio live every weekday from 12-12:45. Don’t have twitter? Just go to twitter.com/rjpalacio!

Our zoom session today will be at 11 a.m. (reading lesson on climax ). I shared a google doc titled “Zoom Sessions with 3D” in your Social Studies Folder in your Drive with an updated link. Here are a few things you need to know before our zoom lesson today:

  • Please have paper and a pencil ready for our reading lesson.
  • Please listen to “Because of Winn Dixie”  chapters 20-23 beforehand (It is in your reading folder).
  • Today’s zoom will mostly be a read aloud on chapter 24. Get your tissues ready:( I always get so emotional during this part.
  • Print this out: You will need it for our active engagement work today. Please do not read ( we will do a read aloud today on zoom) I also put it in your SS folder just in case.

Last, you will need to read chapters 25-26 for Tuesdays reading lesson next week. You can get a head start over the weekend if that helps. I will have it in the reading folder by Saturday.

I will meet with students #16-19 today after our lesson. If someone still has a question that was not answered, you can certainly stay on and ask after our lesson.

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions

Reading:

Yesterday we had a great conversation about secondary characters! I hope everyone is able to find a way to chat with their book club members. It is always easier to discuss books with friends and help each other with this type of reading work. If are not able to connect, please  practice the reading work yourself with your independent book. Here are some questions to guide you from our lessons:

  • Did you find the conflicts/problems that your character is facing?
  • Are you plotting on a story mountain?
  • Did you find the turning point where your character faced his/her problem?
  • How did your character change or solve his/her problem?
  • How did your character react to the problems? Remember to list the problems and reactions on a separate sheet of paper to discuss with your book club members.
  • Did you meet a secondary character?
  • Did you make a separate secondary character story mountain?
  • How does the secondary character help the main character (advisor, sidekick, challenger) Here’s an organizer to help jot this information: Secondary Character Organizer

 

 

anchor chart guide to make a story mountain (Print or refer to this chart to help you with your reading work)

Session 11(If you cannot download this—I also put it into your reading folder.) You will need this after today’s lesson. Discuss this with your book club members.

Another chance to print if you didn’t yesterday:

character traits list 1

character traits list 3

Read a book for 30 minutes. Choice:

 

BOOK REVIEW SEESAW DUE TODAY

 

WRITING:

Also, please remember to post on your own blog  by next week about your reading work. You can explain that every story has a story mountain and you can include a picture of the one you are either creating or created. Another idea would be to post a list of problems and your character’s reactions to the problems.  Last, can you start a relationship timeline that shows positive and negative relationships to the main character? Your blog post should be a reflection about what you are learning and doing as a reader.

 

MATH: Here’s a video to see how you can measure a shape’s perimeter if the shape has a curved line.

Complete workbook page 171. You can copy and paste or print: You will need string for this workbook page.

Workbook p171

REFLEX MATH– 3 green dots due today

 

Social Studies:

Social Aspects Section due today!

A Fun Field Trip for Fun Friday!

Mrs. Mangan explains how to play bingo while visiting the San Diego Zoo. Please watch before you go to San Diego:). These activities can be done over the weekend for fun too!

Let’s take a trip to a place somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit! The San Diego Zoo.

Before you get lost looking at the alligators, bears and cheetahs, take a look at the Virtual Field Trip Bingo Board I made for you (It’s in your social studies folder on Drive).

In Bingo, players complete three in a row to claim the prize. Since the prize here is ultimate knowledge and fun, you can choose one or more activities to complete. You may need additional resources to help you complete some of the activities, so be sure to use the library resources page.

Words Their Way- Spelling DUE today

Check each activity and  “Turn in all.”

www.pearsonrealize.com.

 

Checklist of assignments from this past week:

This does not include videos expected to watch

ELA-

  • Connected with book club members
  • Listened to “Because of Winn Dixie” chapters 13-23
  • Working on story mountain
  • Charting problems/character reactions
  • Working on relationship timeline (positive and negative)

MATH

  • Extra Practice p 241 (perimeter)
  • Workbook pp 171-173 and pp 175-177
  • Negative space problem
  • Reflex 3 green dots

Social Studies :

  • Politics
  • Social Aspects
  • Field Trip

SeeSaw activities:

  • Geoboard area and perimeter
  • Book Review

Spelling activities checked and “turned in all”

Next week: post on blog reading reflection

 

 ZOOM for next week:

Monday @ 11 with Mr. Casal (have your tech questions ready)

Tuesday @ 11  lesson to be determined

Wednesday @ 11 reading lesson

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 17th E-Learning

Welcome back, 3D! How did you do with your work yesterday? I am excited to see your literary essays and see what you thought about life in a colonial village. If you didn’t get a chance to complete the work from yesterday you can absolutely do it today. I will continue to add activities for those of you who are excited and willing! Please download  SeeSaw app on your computer or ipad today, so when I assign an activity you are ready for it.

Just a reminder to check out links from our teachers who teach specials.  Check out Heathcotegateway e-learning. You can click on the blue bar to learn more.

I will continue to add their links each day as a reminder.

Heathcotegateway E-Learning options

Art

Music

PE

Spanish

Remember to either print out the activities or add your work to the E-Learning Slideshow in your Google Drive Social Studies folder. I have been grading the work on the E-Learning slideshow for those students typing the answers in the slides or inserting images with answers. You will see my comments written in red. We can also have a conversation using the comment feature. I’m enjoying the questions from padlet. Continue to post them if you have any further questions: E-Learning Padlet

ELA: READ ~SPELLING~ LITERARY ESSAY
READ 30 minutes ~pick from the following

I included 3 fun links from National Geographic Kids since it is St Patrick’s Day. Check them out:

CONTINUE SPELLING~

I assigned all groups their spelling work for the week. Go to Heathcote Gateway to Words Their Way www.pearsonrealize.com.

LITERARY ESSAY ON RUBY THE COPYCAT- FINAL ESSAY

Use the literary essay organizer to write your final essay Literary Essay outline

The hard copy of Ruby the Copycat can also be printed here.  

You can make a literary essay folder in your google drive writing folder and make a google doc titled Ruby the Copycat.

How can you share your essay?~ a few options…

  • You can take a picture and insert a readable image into the slides
  • Share a link and paste it in a slide under ELA. In google docs press the share button, at the top right corner click get sharable link. This will lead me to your google doc essay.

 

Please insert it in your ELA slide for me to see and I can give you feedback.

MATH: AREA REVIEW

Yesterday you practiced with BrainPopJr. and learned about area. Today we are going to continue to learn about area by looking at this video. Pay attention to a new vocabulary word: composite figures.

PBS Learning- Area of Squares and Rectangles

Workbook pages   pp162-163 (take a picture and insert them into a google slide under math with a date)

SCIENCE: INTRO TO WEATHER

In our next science unit we will be investigating climate and patterns of weather. Watch the Mystery Science Video and, if you would like, use the See think wonder sheet to make some inferences as you watch. The worksheet is a Google Slide that you can print out to complete if you would like.

Mystery Science Video

See think Wonder (take a picture and insert it into your google slide under science with a date)

 

 

 

Meerkats and Survival

During our science unit on Ecosystems, we have been studying: How do organisms interact with each other and their environment to survive?

In today’s lesson we constructed an argument to explain how being a part of a group helps Meerkats to survive. Students provided a claim, evidence and a reasoning format.

We read the informational text below on Meerkats.

As we gather and discuss information about animal behaviors and the effects of survival for each group, we realize some species can adapt, survive, or become extinct based on many factors.  From previous lessons, we learned about natural habitats and whether or not animals can survive in another habitat. The additional videos below have helped us bridge these concepts and understand how organisms can survive or possibly not survive, if the environment changes enough where organisms cannot adapt.

Meerkat Mob video

BrainPop VIdeo

Geologic Timeline Song

Animals Survive in a Group

How do organisms interact with each other and their environment to survive?

Today we learned that being part of a group can help animals survive by finding food, shelter, water, defending themselves from predators, reproducing and caring for offspring. We read informational texts on ants, ducks, fish, cheetahs, and beavers to understand cause and effect based on how an animal behaves to survive.

Our class took notes after reading each text and we noticed patterns with these animal behaviors.  Now, students will sort the animal groups and categorize them by: shelter, food/water, defense, and care of offspring.

Complete the padlet below and sort each animal group.

  • give evidence to why you chose to sort it the way you did
  • Use correct spelling and punctuation
  • Write in complete sentences

Sort Animal Groups

If you would like to explore other animals, visit Kiddle.co 

Here’s the video we watched in class to show different animal group behaviors. Have fun watching it again!

Youtube video on animals

Ecosystems and Winter Word Search

Hello 3D!  I miss seeing everyone.  I will definitely be back by Monday. I’m sorry that I have been out sick for so long.  I found the following BrainPop videos that tie in nicely with our ecosystem unit of study.  Have fun learning!

Brainpop on Fossils

Brainpop on Ecosystems

BrainPop Extinction

When you finish the science videos, here are two winter word searches you can try.  Just click and drag on the word you find with your mouse. When you find all the words from the word bank on the right, the game will ask if you want to download the game, please say no. Click out of the tab and come back to my blog to try the other word search. Good luck searching!

Winter word search

Winter Wonderland word search

Climate Change on TrueFlix

We have been learning a lot about natural habitats and how organisms survive. Please do the following assignment:

  • Go to the library database on Heathcotegateway
  • Choose TrueFLix
  • Click on Ecosystems
  • Click on Climate Change and read the book
  • You can use the audio option to help understand the text better
  • Take notes and write notes using boxes and bullets

Fossils and Ecosystems

Good morning 3D! Take some time today to check out these videos about Ecosystems and Fossils. Our new science unit will talk a lot about these two scientific topics. Feel free to watch the videos (with your headphones on) and of course, read the books. Remember if you want the text read aloud, click the button on the top that says, “Read to Me.” The books are long, so you may have to visit this page again during CCT or at home. Enjoy learning new things by reading the non-fiction texts below.

Paleontology

Ecosystems