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Ms. Boggs 3rd Grade

Classroom News

Happy Friday!  


           ~Important Dates~


Field Trip to Colorado State Capitol Building - Friday, January 19, 2018
Thank you to all of the parents who came with us!

Monday, January 22nd- Dress Up Like a Super Hero for Wish Week

Mother & Son Ninja Night
Monday, January 22nd, 5 - 8 pm
All new this year, we will be having a Ninja Night at Lifetime Fitness!
Please see flyer for all the details.   
Please sign up by January 10th.
                                                      View Flyer

Mountain Vista Wish Week- This is the link to share with families to order shirts for SCE to get credit.

Wish Week this year will be from February 5th to the 9th.  MVHS will be here on Monday, January 22nd to help kick on this event with an assembly at 2:15. Please have your students dress like a super hero on Monday.

The child that we are sponsoring this year is Gabby and she has Leukemia. Her wish is to be famous so she can educate others about cancer. Student Council and Leadership are going to have a few events that going to help raise money to help grant Gabby's wish.
First, Student Council is selling T-Shirts starting today, each shirt is $20. The sales will go through Wednesday, January 24th. Please make sure that everyone is using the SCE link to buy this shirt. Orders must be ordered online. Shirts will be delivered the 7th and asking students to wear them on the 9th. 







My email:
elizabeth.boggs@dcsdk12.org





Literacy

We refer to the basic Reading Strategies to strengthen comprehension skills.  We will be exploring each of the Writing genres through out the year: personal describe, factual describe, personal explain, factual explain, personal opinion, and informative.  Everyday we write for a specific purpose. 

Our balanced Reading program includes individual novels, Science/Social Studies articles, and the McGraw Hill Treasures program.  Through our comprehensive Treasures series implemented school wide, the students receive word study, fluency, comprehension, spelling, and grammar instruction. We also incorporate Fundations each day.

http://treasures.macmillanmh.com 

or go to Sand Creek Symbalo under Student Links and click on Treasures.  
http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/national/teachers/building-reading-writing-skills/supplementary-grammar-writing-activities

At Sand Creek we follow the Every Child A Writer program for instruction through out the building.  We also weave other appropriate Writing genres where appropriate.  Students are instructed daily in writing across the content areas as well to write for a specific purpose.  In our third grade classroom, we spend time applying writing skills to our Science and Social Studies units while writing in our specific notebooks. This is yet another way for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills across the disciplines. 


Social Studies / Science

In Social Studies we will cover history, geography, economics, and civics.

In Science we will cover life (life cycles), physical (matter) and earth (rocks and minerals).





Homework

Happy Friday! We had a great time at the Capitol Building.  Thank you so much to the parents who came with us!

  Check out Douglas County School District Digital Library and/or Sand Creek Follet Shelf.  Also, you can try this at home.
Please bring a water bottle and snack each day.  
  
Reading-   I am so proud of everyone for their hard work on their Book Projects.  I saw so many unique and creative ideas. Read for 20 minutes at home each evening. Please record your minutes on your new calendar.  iReady lessons.

Bring a chapter book to keep at school.
 
Try out the Douglas Co. Digital Library.  Use your last name, first and last name and the Dcsd and lunch# to log in.  

Spelling-

Math - Practice Math addition, subtraction and multiplication for at least 10 minutes at home (paper and pencil, flashcards, computer game, etc.). iReady lessons. 

https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/subtraction-regrouping.html

Science

Other- Bring in a water bottle and a snack each day.

Social Studies-

Technology-

Epic Books - sign in with 
Student Code UIH-6761

Brainpop-user name is sandcreekes. password is brainpop.
 
Students have their passwords for Typing Pal
2. Click Typingpal Online-for Schools
3. Click Typing Pal School log in
4. Enter the code- dcsdscms
5. Enter username and password (lastnamefirstinitialmiddleinitial, lunch #)
 
Please help your child come prepared with appropriate clothing for our Colorado changing weather.








Math

At Sand Creek, we use the Eureka Math program to aid our students in achieving the state Math standards and  securing in our grade level expectations (GVCs).  To explore online about  Eureka Math https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-3-mathematics
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and click on Third Grade.

Practice your Math facts each evening.  Look under the Math link on the left side and click on a game.

Specials Schedule

January 16-19:
ART all Week

Library on Tuesday