Brooklyn Bridge Fieldtrip
Choice Board-Due: Friday, October 19
Directions: Choose 3 boxes, complete the assignment, and then hand-in to Mariana and Victoria on or before the due date!
*Reading daily for 30 minutes or more
Write a book recommendation of one of your favorite chapter or picture books!
Be sure to have:
Write an advertisement or commercial for your favorite kid-friendly toy or game! (No video games please)
Be sure to include:
| Thank You Letter|
Write a thank you letter to a friend, family member!
-Include a greeting (Dear ______________) and include the date!
-The purpose of this letter is to thank someone for doing something nice or special. Think about these questions:
-Who are you writing to?
-What are you thanking this person for?
-Why did you want to write this?
-Closing: Sincerely, From, Love, Yours Truly
If you decide to send the letter, then please take a picture and glue a copy into your homework notebook!
Reread a picture book, chapter book, or reread a read aloud with your family (Alejandro’s Gift, Thank You, Mr. Falker, Jojo’s Flying Sidekick, Each Kindness).
1. Make a “I notice, I wonder” t-chart
Watch a kid-friendly movie and write a review about it!
Be sure to have:
|Take a look at this sentence:|
The toy was blue with yellow stripes.
Write from the perspective of:
Write an entry and make this sentence into a creative piece! Voice! Detail! Description galore!
|Screen Free Night or 30 Minutes with Family|
Write about a screen free night or 30 minutes with your family
Go on an outing with your family! Write all about it!
Be sure to include:
Write about your experience on Dreambox.
-What did you complete?
Class Read Alouds! Read along with us and discuss notice and wonderings with your child!
Hello Families! Here is our presentation from Curriculum Night, in case you weren’t able to make it, or want another look!
We are reading A Different Pond and discussing ideas from Each Kindness. Students are looking at the characters, setting, problems, and solutions. We are making inferences by noticing and wondering about the storyline. In addition, students are documenting their thinking in their Reader’s Notebooks.
Thank you for bringing in pictures to decorate our Writer’s Notebook. We are writing All About Me books too! Also, students are using these pictures to free write in their notebooks. Students can write about small moments or create a narrative story in their books. Furthermore, students are sharing work in order to make our writing exciting and extraordinary. Students are using statements and questions in order to introduce their story, and adding description to our pieces.
We are thinking about Habits of Mind that will help us to persist through challenges. The question that was posed to students is: When something is challenging, what do we do in order to keep trying our best? Students came up with these answers:
-Use what I know! (go back and reread the problem)
-Draw a picture
-Visualize the problem
-Reread the problem
-Use colored pencils in order to color code different parts of the problem
Students are working in partnerships in order to discuss ideas!
We are creating a strong classroom community in 322! Students brainstormed words and ways to treat each other in our classroom. Students are saying “please” and “thank you” to their friends, as well as reflecting on their ideas: We want to be polite, be respectful, agree on ideas, communicate nicely, ask clarifying questions, share materials, and of course “Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Helpful, Be your best!” Please reinforce these ideas with your child 🙂
September Birthdays: Will be celebrated on Friday, September 28 at 1:50-2:30pm. Please let us know if you plan to send in food items with plates/cutlery too if needed!
Forms: Please return all forms to us!
Writing Pictures: If you haven’t printed out pictures for your child to glue in their notebook, then please do so!
Family Morning: Wednesday, October 3rd @ 8:30am
Come and spend time in your child’s classroom!
Wednesday 10/3 @ 8:30
Friday 11/2 @ 8:30
Tuesday 11/27 @ 8:30
Friday 12/21 @ 8:30
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Dear Third Grade Students and Families,
We are so excited to welcome you to third grade at Peck Slip School! We taught third grade together last school year. We look forward to meeting you and speaking with you more about our studies. Students will learn about the history of New York City through our content studies, participate in hands-on inquiry projects, as well as strengthen and build ELA and math skills throughout the year. Also, we will have fun getting to know one another in order to build a strong, respectful classroom community!
We want you to know more about us:
Victoria: I am excited to meet all of you, and I love being part of the Peck Slip team!
I live in Manhattan and love to explore everything NYC has to offer. I love to travel and visited Spain this summer. My hobbies include heading to the theater (on and off-broadway), traveling, spending time outdoors, running and hiking, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with friends and
(Jardines Altos del Generalife, (Alhambra) Granada, Spain)
Mariana: I can’t wait to meet all of you 3rd graders! I’ve lived in NYC and California, and currently live in Brooklyn. Some of my hobbies include traveling, trying new foods, spending time with my family, going to concerts, drawing, stargazing, watching movies, and playing any kind of game! I look forward to getting to know you and your families very soon!
We can’t wait for our amazing year to begin and think that you’ll enjoy having two teachers. We will begin checking emails on 9/5/2018. Please include both of us on emails.
Victoria- Vberger@schools.nyc.gov Mariana-Mwinnik@schools.nyc.gov
Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you on the first day of third grade!
Victoria and Mariana
New Choice Board (given every 2 weeks) Due: March 15
Choose 3 boxes and follow the directions carefully! Please read for 30 minutes per day!
What digit is the most frequent between the numbers 1 and 1,000? To solve this riddle you don’t want to manually do all of the math but rather try to figure out a pattern.
In your answer be sure to PROVE how you figured it out. What patterns did you use? How did they help you figure it out?
Find a picture book, or short story, to read. While you read make a Know/Wonder with at least 10 notes. Then write a paragraph about the author’s message (see question below).Include:
Ben decides to prepare for a marathon by running ten minutes a day, six days a week. Each week, he increases his time running by two minutes per day. How many minutes will he run in week 8?
HINT: Try making a table to organize your math thinking!
Research a community issue that you care about (for example: recycling, immigration, animal rights).
Create an editorial newspaper article that explains all about this issue and why it is important.
Create your own choice! Be creative and have fun! Or practice something like fact cards or handwriting!
Be sure to:
1. Write down your choice
2. Complete the assignment with your best work!
(Examples include, but are not limited to: portrait, diorama, sketch, book, essay, photography, handwriting practice, fact card practice, math story problems, etc.)
Research a person you find remarkable such as a sports player, historical figure, politician, musician, etc.
Write your own biography of this person! In your essay include all the important facts you have learned about this person.
|ELA Practice |
(attached to choice board)
*Read to make meaning!
(attached to choice board)
Do an art project that expresses your identity, or who you are. Include any planning or drafts that you created as well as your final product.
After you finish complete a reflection:
Good afternoon Parents and Caregivers,
What an excellent week back from break!
We are reading fiction, nonfiction, and poetry texts. Our students are using their prior knowledge and close reading strategies in order to read short stories. In addition, we started our poetry unit and are beginning to discuss elements authors use in order to engage the reader. Furthermore, we will look at the authors message. Ask your child what they notice about poems!
New Read Aloud: The One and Only Ivan. We are up to page 26. Please don’t read ahead! We encourage you to read the book at home along with us, and discuss the text with your child!
Here are a few discussion questions:
Who are the characters?
Who is the narrator?
How is Ivan feeling? How do you know? Give details from the text.
Describe the setting.
Do you think Ivan would rather be in the enclosure or in the wild? Why? Give details from the text.
Why does the sign at the Big Top Mall describe Ivan as angry and fierce?
Why doesn’t Ivan express any anger in the beginning of the story?
We are answering short and long responses based on our short texts. Our students are sharing their thoughts in teams, partnerships, and during group discussions. Students are answering questions with a clear restatement of the question, finding evidence or details in order to support their thinking, and a closing sentence. Ask your child about their writings!
Exploring fractions! Students are learning about numerators (part) and denominators (whole). Also, we explored half of a number and how to write this in a fraction. For example, 6/12=1/2, 4/8=1/2. The students discussed the conjecture: When comparing two fractions, if the numerators are the same and one denominator is larger than the other, then that fractional piece is smaller than the other. For example, 1/2 and 1/4. The numerators are the same, but 4 is larger than 2, so we know that 1/4 is smaller than 1/2.
Also, we are using close reading strategies to understand equations and word problems. We ask ourselves: what do we know? What is unknown? How can I solve this problem?
In Content Study
We will begin our content study on the Lenape in 2 weeks!
A new choice board was given to all students today and is due Friday, March 16th (the choice board says 15th)
We celebrated February birthdays today! March birthdays will be celebrated on Thursday, March 29th.
Evening of the Arts: Thursday, March 8th at 6pm
Parent teacher conference: Thursday, March 15. Please sign up here: www.ptcfast.com/reg1 and enter 4P71226801 as the Entry Code
Enjoy the weekend!
Mariana and Victoria