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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 #12: We are learning Unit 2 concepts, which focuses on "Adaptations", grammar and spelling for Language Arts this week is displayed below.   "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.  I can't stress the importance of your child memorizing his/her multiplication facts up to 10x10=100.
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 our American voting process.
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 
  • Distributive property--breaking a larger multiplication problem into  smaller easier factors 
  • factors--the numbers in a multiplication problem
  • picto- graph--a graph that uses symbols to display data
  • independent--when you can do things on your own without assistance
  • government--the people that make decisions for how we should live
  • estimate--to round a number to the nearest 10; 100; or compatible number
  • elect--when voters vote, the candidates with the most votes win, they are elected
  • decisions--are choices we make about what we should do in different circumstances
  • convince--when you persuade someone to think as you do about something
  • candidates--political choices in an election, people running for office
  • announced--To share events, by letting other people know of your intentions
   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 send in your $25 field trip donation, as we have only had two children bring their contribution.  We can't go on field trips without financial assistance,

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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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This is a brand-new reading program that the kids can participate in at home.
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Our classroom is always welcome to pencils, erasers, binder paper, etc. Your generosity is appreciated.

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