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Room 29 with Mr. Cooper

Don Cooper, 3rd Grade

Room: #29 Phone: (916) 375-7890 Email: click here

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Week #2: We are continuing Unit 1 concepts, grammar and spelling for Language Arts this week. "Our Land and Resources"  will be the unit theme. In Math we will be continuing 3rd grade concepts and reviewing everything they learned last year. "Place Value of Addition and Subtraction & Perimeter" will be our Unit theme. Please support your child by inspecting their homework before they submit it.
Please also ensure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes each day, this should continue throughout the school year, and hopefully into the days, weeks and months to come.  I also encourage you to visit our local library on Merkley Ave and request a library borrowing card for your child if you have not already done so.
Remember, the way to become a better reader is to read!

Vocabulary and Spelling for the for the week:
  • Lake--a body of fresh water surrounded completely by land
  • Mountain--A steep landform at a high elevation with peaks
  • Ocean--A large salt water body of water separating continents
  • Peninsula--a body of land extending into the ocean that is surrounded on 3 sides by land
  • Plains--flat areas of land with grasses and few trees, hills, or fresh water
  • Valleys--land areas between mountain ranges that are flat and good for farming
  • Plateau--land raised sharply above adjacent land, like a hill with a flat top
  • Compatible numbers--numbers easy to compute mentally, close to real numbers
  • Regrouping--Transferring a group of 10 to a higher or lower place value
  • Hundreds, Tens, and Ones--Place value units in 3rd grade math
  • Bar model--graphic model used to break a problem into segments
  • Equation--Math sentence with values on both sides of the = symbol 
   Thank you all for your efforts to get your children to school on time.  We get busy right away every day, I don't want them to miss anything.  Regular attendance without absence helps the children immensely.  A lot goes on here everyday.
  Please be aware that "Back to School Night" is this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30.   Teachers give one presentation beginning at 5:30 and another at 6:00, choose the best for you and try to be on time.  This is the most IMPORTANT meeting of the year for parents.

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Pick Good Fit Books
A book that is a good match for your child should meet the following requirements:
  • Purpose for reading
  • Interest
  • Can they understand what they are reading?  Can they retell the story?
  • Do they know most of the words?
Ask Questions
  • Predictions
  • Characters
  • Main Idea
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Retell Story
  • Genre
  • Moral or Lesson
Make it Fun
Reading shouldn't be a chore.
  • Intentionally read with your child.
    Together, research topics that interest your child.
  • Do book activities together.
Be an Example
Children learn by example, so let your child see you read, whether it be a book, newspaper, magazine, cookbook, etc.

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Our classroom is always welcome to pencils, erasers, binder paper, etc. Your generosity is appreciated.

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