Mrs. Donna McIntire 3rd Grade

 

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     I'm loving our year, working in an inclusion setting with Mrs. Evans and Mrs. McCartney.  We also have a student teacher from UNM who is with us on Thursdays and Fridays.  Where else in the world would you find 4 talented teachers in a class of just 20 students! Very cool! An amazing opportunity for growth, and one-on-one opportunities  for all of our students!

Most of our communication will be through Class Dojo.  Please sign up if you have not done so already.  You may also email me at any time. Also check Mrs. Evans' website.

                    donna.mcintire@rrps.net.

     In Math  we are in Module 5, Fractions as Numbers on the Number Line
"In this 35-day module, students extend and deepen Grade 2 practice with equal shares to understanding fractions as equal partitions of a whole (2.G.3).  Their knowledge becomes more formal as they work with area models and the number line.  Throughout the module, students have multiple experiences working with the Grade 3 specified fractional units of halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and eighths.  To build flexible thinking about fractions, students are exposed to additional fractional units such as fifths, ninths, and tenthsIn this 35-day module, students extend and deepen Grade 2 practice with equal shares to understanding fractions as equal partitions of a whole (2.G.3).  Their knowledge becomes more formal as they work with area models and the number line.  Throughout the module, students have multiple experiences working with the Grade 3 specified fractional units of halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and eighths.  To build flexible thinking about fractions, students are exposed to additional fractional units such as fifths, ninths, and tenths In this 35-day module, students extend and deepen Grade 2 practice with equal shares to understanding fractions as equal partitions of a whole (2.G.3).  Their knowledge becomes more formal as they work with area models and the number line.  Throughout the module, students have multiple experiences working with the Grade 3 specified fractional units of halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and eighths.  To build flexible thinking about fractions, students are exposed to additional fractional units such as fifths, ninths, and tenths" (Eureka Math)

     In Ready Gen, our reading program, we just finished Unit 2-B  which main theme was "Connecting Character, Culture, and Community".   In Module B students showed understanding that photographs, illustrations and details  help them make sense of what they read. They recently completed their PBA writing assignment which was to compare and contrast two extreme communities that we read about.  We learned a lot about living in the hottest place on Earth, in Africa, the Afar People, then the coldest place, 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the Somi People.  We loved learning about a village close to us, the Supai, who live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  We think we should get to take an extended field trip there, ride the mules to the bottom, and see the beautiful emerald, green waterfalls!  Definitely something on my bucket list!
     Next, we NOW are in the middle of Unit 3-A. We have read three stories, "Knots on a Counting Rope", "Storm in the Night", and "Paul Bunyan". We have learned a lot about figurative language, identified figurative language in the texts as well as how illustrations help to tell the story.  Our writing is opinion writing, and we have enjoyed sharing and writing our opinions of "Should students be allowed to bring pets to school?" and "The Best Pet is..............".  Our end of Module PBA, also an opinion piece,
will begin March 4.

     Field Trip announced: April 4, 2019
       Natural History Museum tour and                                     movie!
              Plan now to come join us!


     My IEP students are working with me and Mrs. McCartney on the SPIRE reading program which is a multi-sensory, program that focuses on phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, handwriting,  and getting students to read at their level.  In Math we are focusing on the basic skills that are missing, as well as supporting the learning that is going on in the classroom.

          Together we will continue to enjoy our year!