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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 #5: 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 have completed our review/study of "Place Value of Addition and Subtraction." Test results will be coming home soon. We will be working in collaborative groups to solve a math performance task  The students will continue with their "Google Slide" selection of Landforms. 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: 
  • Celebrate--to mark an event with joyful ritual or ceremony
  • Courage--the facing of a dangerous, difficult task instead of withdrawing from it
  • Disappointment--the feeling you have when things don't go your way
  • Precious--something of great value to you
  • Pride--a sense of one's own dignity or self worth
  •  Remind--to repeat or make someone aware of something more than once
  • Symbols--any object that stands for another thing
  • tradition--Customs associated with the celebration of cultural events
  • Perimeter--the measurable linear distance around a shape
  • Word problems--written math problems composed of both information & questions
  • polygon--a closed plane shape with sides and line segments
  • open shape--a shape that does not begin and end at the same point
   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.

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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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