Mrs. Murnion’s 3rd grade

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Posted on June 7, 2020

Happy summer vacation, 3M!

Feliz verano, clase…

Happy summer vacation to all! Enjoy a well-deserved break. Please come back to 3M in the fall and say “hi”.

Hug, handshake, and high five to all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on May 31, 2020

3M learning goals for week of June 1-5

Buenos semena, clase…

This week, you will be meeting with me to reflect on our distance learning. I’m really looking forward to this time together with you and your family!

-join me for your end of year conference

  • log into your Calendar in Teams to join your meeting
  • be prepared to discuss your successes and challenges and what you would change during our online learning; and what you’re looking forward to this summer

-check your Activity in Teams for feedback

  • remember to check your Activity in Teams for feedback
  • do your corrections (if needed) and resubmit your assignment
  • send me a chat in Teams if you need help with any of your work
  • all your assignments are due

-complete your Music, PE, and Library Skills lessons

  • Monday and Wednesday: Music with Mrs. Dramstad
  • Tuesday and Thursday: PE with Mrs. Loomis
  • any day you choose: Library skills with Mrs. Trapp
  • any day you choose: Social skills with Mrs. Staldine

-read for 15-20 minutes each day

-practice your math facts each day

-record a Flipgrid video for Joys and Concerns

  • feel free to record one video each day
  • respond to each other if you’d like to

Hug, handshake, and high five to each of you!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

 

Posted on May 28, 2020

3M learning goals for Friday, May 29

Buenos dias, clase…

Today is our last day for Teams assignments. Next week you will do your PE, Music, Library Skills, and Social Skills lessons AND meet with me for your end-of-the-year conference.

TGIF, friends!

-attend our last Show and Tell, Joys, Hopes, and Concerns

  • check your calendar in Teams at 1:00 p.m.
  • hope to see you there…last one this year

-check your Activity in Teams for feedback

  • remember to check your Activity in Teams for feedback
  • do your corrections (if needed) and resubmit your assignment
  • send me a chat in Teams if you need help with any of your work

-complete your Math assignment in Teams

  • from our Rossiter 3rd grade team, open “3rd grade Math assignment for Friday, May 29″
  • when finished, remember to turn in
  • let me know if you need any help

-all Teams assignments are due today at midnight

  • please finish and turn in any missing assignments in Teams

-read for 15-20 minutes

  • JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has a new book out
  • read the first several chapters of The Ickabog
  • she will release new chapters each week until the middle of July

 

Hug, handshake, and high five to each of you!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on May 27, 2020

3M learning goals for Thursday, May 28

Buenos dias, clase…

Please remember, this will be our last week of classroom assignments. Next week you will do your PE, Music, Library Skills, and Social Skills lessons AND meet with me for your end-of-the-year conference.

Ready…set…go, Thursday!

-attend your small group chat meeting if it’s your day

  • this will be our last small group chat of the year

10:00 a.m.  Sami, Jaksen, Isabelle

10:30 a.m.  Tucker, Brooklyn, Violet

-check your Activity in Teams for feedback

  • remember to check your Activity in Teams for feedback
  • do your corrections (if needed) and resubmit your assignment
  • send me a chat in Teams if you need help with any of your work

-complete your Math assignment in Teams

  • from our Rossiter 3rd grade team, open “3rd grade Math assignment for Thursday, May 28″
  • when finished, remember to turn in
  • let me know if you need any help

-it’s Harry Potter week in PE, Music, and Library skills

  • from Clever, go to Mrs. Trapp’s library page and complete your Library skills lesson for today
  • if you haven’t done your PE and Music lessons yet, try those as well

-read for 15-20 minutes

  • Mr. Baker reads Chapter 16 of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • this is the second -to-the-last chapter

-leave a Joys and Concerns Flipgrid video if you want

 

Hug, handshake, and high five to all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on May 26, 2020

3M learning goals for Wednesday, May 27

Buenos dias, clase…

Remember, this will be our last week of classroom assignments. Next week you will do your PE, Music, Library Skills, and Social Skills lessons AND meet with me for your end-of-the-year conference.

Woop! Woop! It’s Wednesday…

-attend your small group chat meeting if it’s your day

  • this will be our last small group chat of the year

10:00 a.m.  Colton, Timber, Kielan, Quinton

10:30 a.m.  Cory, Janessa, Kahle, Andromeda

-check your Activity in Teams for feedback

  • remember to check your Activity in Teams for feedback
  • do your corrections (if needed) and resubmit your assignment
  • send me a chat in Teams if you need help with any of your work

-complete your Math assignment in Teams

  • from our Rossiter 3rd grade team, open “3rd grade Math assignment for Wednesday, May 27”
  • when finished, remember to turn in
  • be sure to record your Flipgrid video
  • let me know if you need any help

-it’s Harry Potter week in PE, Music, and Library skills

  • from Clever, go to Mrs. Dramstad’s page and complete your Music lesson for today
  • send me a chat in Teams with the name of your house and I’ll share mine with you 🙂

-read for 15-20 minutes

-leave a Joys and Concerns Flipgrid video if you want

 

Hug, handshake, and high five to each of you beautiful 3rd graders!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on May 25, 2020

3M learning goals for Tuesday, May 26

Buenos dias, clase…

This will be our last week of classroom assignments. Next week you will do your PE, Music, Library Skills, and Social Skills lessons AND meet with me for your end-of-the-year conference.

Ready for this week? Here we go…

-attend your small group chat meeting if it’s your day

  • this will be our last small group chat of the year

10:00 a.m.  Dawson, Kennedy, Reid, Liam

10:30 a.m.  Zac, Kamron, Lydia, Olivia

1:00 p.m.  Araya, Alexa, Finn, Keller, Kahle

-check your Activity in Teams for feedback

  • remember to check your Activity in Teams for feedback
  • do your corrections (if needed) and resubmit your assignment
  • send me a chat in Teams if you need help with any of your work
  • please remember to click “Edit document” and “Edit in Browser” before you make your corrections, then be sure to save and resubmit

-complete your Math assignment in Teams

  • from our Rossiter 3rd grade team, open “3rd grade Math assignment for Tuesday, May 26”
  • when finished, remember to turn in
  • let me know if you need some help

-it’s Harry Potter week in PE, Music, and and Library skills

  • from Clever, go to Mrs. Loomis’s page and complete your PE lesson for today
  • what house are you in? can you guess my house?

-read for 15-20 minutes

  • consider checking out the Scholastic Learn at Home link on our classroom Clever page for today’s reading

-leave a Joys and Concerns Flipgrid video if you want

 

Hug, handshake, and high five to all of you!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

 

Posted on May 21, 2020

3M learning goals for Friday, May 22

Buenos dias, clase…

Today is the final day of our virtual Helena history field trip. We hope this activity has inspired you to visit some of the places you learned about.

-check your Activity in Teams for feedback

  • remember to check your Activity in Teams for feedback
  • do your corrections (if needed) and resubmit your assignment
  • send me a chat in Teams if you need help with any of your work
  • please remember to click “Edit document” and “Edit in Browser” before you make your corrections, then be sure to save and resubmit

-attend Show and Tell, Joys, Hopes, and Concerns

  • hope to see you today at 1:00 p.m.
  • check your Teams calendar and join us

-go to Teams to continue your virtual field trip (Day 5)

  • from our Rossiter 3rd grade team, in the “Assignments” tab, open “Virtual Field Trip Day 5”
  • after you answer the questions, turn in your assignment
  • all of your work from this week is due today by midnight

-play Prodigy for 15-20 minutes

  • from our classroom Clever page or classroom website, go to Prodigy
  • practice putting fractions on a number line

-read for 15-20 minutes

Hug, handshake, high five to you all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

 

Posted on May 20, 2020

3M learning goals for Thursday, May 21

Buenos dias, clase…

Are you ready to tour the Pioneer Cabin today? Enjoy!

-check your Activity in Teams for feedback

  • remember to check your Activity in Teams for feedback
  • do your corrections (if needed) and resubmit your assignment
  • send me a chat in Teams if you need help with any of your work
  • please remember to click “Edit document” and “Edit in Browser” before you make your corrections, then be sure to save and resubmit

-attend your small group chat meeting if it’s your day

  • bring a paper and pencil OR your whiteboard and marker

1:00 p.m.  Kamron, Caillyn, Kielan, Violet

1:30 p.m.  Zac, Kennedy, Janessa, Isabelle

-go to Teams to continue your virtual field trip (Day 4)

  • from our Rossiter 3rd grade team, in the “Assignments” tab, open “Virtual Field Trip Day 4”
  • after you answer the questions, turn in your assignment
  • enjoy today’s adventure to the Pioneer Cabin

-play Prodigy for 15-20 minutes

  • from our classroom Clever page or classroom website, go to Prodigy
  • practice putting fractions on a number line

-complete your PE lesson for Mrs. Loomis

  • from Clever, open Mrs. Loomis’s page and continue the activities for online field day

-read for 10-15 minutes

  • consider going to the library page from Clever to check out a new book

Miss you so very much…

Hug, handshake, and high five to all of you!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on May 19, 2020

3M learning goals for Wednesday, May 20

Buenos dias, clase…

Today is Lydia’s birthday, so let’s all sing to her: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Lydia, happy birthday to you!

Are you enjoying your look around historic Helena? Get ready for a new adventure today!

-check your Activity in Teams for feedback

  • remember to check your Activity in Teams for feedback
  • do your corrections (if needed) and resubmit your assignment
  • send me a chat in Teams if you need help with any of your work
  • please remember to click “Edit document” and “Edit in Browser” before you make your corrections, then be sure to save and resubmit

-attend your small group chat meeting if it’s your day

  • bring a paper and pencil OR your whiteboard and marker

1:00 p.m.  Oliva, Alexa, Jaksen, Kahle

1:30 p.m.  Quinn, Tucker, Cory, Quinton

2:00 p.m.  Dawson, Reid, Araya, Finn

-go to Teams to continue your virtual field trip (Day 3)

  • from our Rossiter 3rd grade team, in the “Assignments” tab, open “Virtual Field Trip Day 3”
  • watch the video about the Old Governor’s Mansion
  • after you answer the question, turn in your assignment
  • enjoy this trip back in time!

-play Prodigy for 15-20 minutes

  • from our classroom Clever page or classroom website, go to Prodigy
  • practice unit fractions and using fraction bars to name fractions

-complete your Music lesson for Mrs. Dramstad

  • from Clever, open Mrs. Dramstad’s page and do today’s lesson

-read for 10-15 minutes

 

Hug, handshake, and high five to all of you!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Posted on May 18, 2020

3M learning goals for Tuesday, May 19

Buenos dias, clase…

How was the first day of your virtual field trip? Get ready for Day 2 🙂 !

-check your Activity in Teams for feedback

  • remember to check your Activity in Teams for feedback
  • do your corrections (if needed) and resubmit your assignment
  • send me a chat in Teams if you need help with any of your work
  • please remember to click “Edit document” and “Edit in Browser” before you make your corrections, then be sure to save and resubmit

-attend your small group chat meeting if it’s your day

  • bring a paper and pencil OR your whiteboard and marker

1:00 p.m.  Lydia, Liam, Timber, Keller

1:30 p.m.  Colton, Sami, Brooklyn, Andromeda

-go to Teams to continue your virtual field trip (Day 2)

  • from our Rossiter 3rd grade team, in the “Assignments” tab, open “Virtual Field Trip Day 2”
  • remember to click “Slide Show” and “From Beginning”, then forward to the slide you need
  • after you answer the question, turn in your assignment
  • this will be awesome!

-play Prodigy for 15-20 minutes

  • from our classroom Clever page or classroom website, go to Prodigy
  • practice unit fractions and using fraction bars to name fractions

-complete your PE lesson for Mrs. Loomis

  • from Clever, open Mrs. Loomis’s page
  • this week is field day, so have fun with the activities

-consider completing your Library skills lesson for Mrs. Trapp

  • from Clever, open Mrs. Trapp’s library page
  • this week, the lesson is about primary sources

 

Hug, handshake, and high five to you all!

Love,

Mrs. Murnion

Science/Engineering

This year, we will engage in several units of study, including weather and climate, force and motion, paleontology, and life science. We will end each unit with an engineering project; this helps students to apply the knowledge gained during our science units.

Mathematics

In third grade, our major focus in mathematics is multiplication, division, and fractions. We will also explore quadrilaterals and firm up our addition/subtraction skills with 3-digit numbers. We will engage in daily problem solving, perseverance, attention to accuracy, and explanation of our mathematical thinking.

Writing

Third graders will firm up sentence-writing skills and learn to write paragraphs. We will write narrative, informational, and persuasive pieces. We will write in all curricular areas, including math, science, social studies, and English language arts.

English Language Arts

Third graders move from learning to read to reading to learn. We will read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry texts. We will learn to make text connections, infer, identify main idea and supporting details, and use visualization to comprehend what we read. We will read across all curricular areas.

Social Studies

This year, we will have two main areas of focus: human rights and diversity, and Helena history.