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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 #10: We are starting Unit 2 concepts, grammar and spelling for Language Arts this week.   "Multiplication" will be your child's math focus for the next several weeks.  Please support your child by inspecting their homework before they submit it.  Multiplication memorization will be the essence of 3rd grade math.
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. They can also borrow books from my classroom.  This week we will be reading stories on immigration and immigrants.
Remember, the way to become a better reader is to read!

Vocabulary and Spelling for the for the week: 
  • product--answer to a multiplication problem 
  • Associative property--when the grouping of numbers is changed, product is the same
  • factors--the numbers in a multiplication problem
  • bar graph--a graph that uses bars to display data
  • expanded form--a way to write numbers by showing value of each digit
  • arrived--when you get to where you are going, you have arrived
  • immigrated--people that move to a new country have immigrated to that country
  • inspected--when something/someone has been looked at closely, they've been inspected
  • moment--a second or two, a very brief period of time
  • opportunity--a chance to do something, or make a choice about something
  • photographs--pictures taken with a camera, not an illustration, a photo
  • valuable:  something that is precious or has importance to you
   Thank you all for your efforts to get your children to school on time.  We get busy right away.  A lot goes on here everyday.  .  Please respect everyones' time by being punctual to your parent conferences.  Looking forward to speaking with you this week.

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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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