• Ms. Buenrostro 
    3rd Grade
    Room #25



    Welcome to 3rd grade!

       
       It's going to be an exciting and fun year!  I am so excited to meet and get to know you.  This is where you will find important classroom information and links.  You will find a separate folder labeled "Homework" where you can access our weekly homework log.
     
    Updates and News:
     

    Please check this webpage frequently to get up-to-date information about what is going on in class.

    The students are earning tickets daily in order to save up for class store. We really appreciate any and all donations of fun, inexpensive class store items from the dollar section at Target, Dollar Tree store, etc. Please keep bringing in items because they are so excited about the rewards. I hope to have "Class Store" in the next few weeks or so.  Thank you!

     
    LANGUAGE ARTS :
     
    • We are currently reading the story, Anthony Reynoso, Dancing Rainbows, Talking Cloth, and Keeping Quilt 
    • Read aloud: Muggie Maggie

    SPELLING:
     
    •  Unit 3:  Pretest will be taken on Mondays in class.  Students will take home the list and practice their spelling words for the Test on Friday.  Test consist of 5 dictation sentences.  Please help your child study every night.
       
    AR:
    •  Students should be reading 20 min daily
    • Students read independently
    • AR testing at 1-2 per week
    • Reading at AR level
    • Students can check out book in Media Center or from the classroom library
     
    Grammar:
    • What is a complete sentence?
    • sentences and fragments
    • types of sentences
    • subject and predicates

    * Quiz will be given at the end of the unit.  Please help your student practice at home.

    Writing: 
    •  Cursive
    • Personal Narrative
    • Step-Up-To-Writing


     
                     Structure:
                             Topic Sentence 
                             Main Idea #1 plus transition word/phrase
                             2 or more details
                            Main Idea #2 plus transition word/phrase
                            2+ details
                            Main Idea #3 plus transition word/phrase
                            2+ details
                            Concluding sentence that restates the topic sentence, ends with a bold statement 
    Math:
    •  We're reviewing place value in math to the millions place.  We will also cover the concept of rounding to the nearest ten, hundred, thousands, and greatest place.  Our math wall will include those concepts as well as review addition and subtraction with regrouping and fact families.
    • Timed Tests- won't start until mid-late Sept.
    • Knowing the multiplication facts is the number #1 requirement that fourth grade teachers have for incoming students!  Multiplication tests have started this week. Please practice daily and remind your child to think of known facts to help them with others.  For example, if they know their 2's, they should be able to figure out 3's.  If they know 3's, they can double the answer and figure out 6's.  Same goes for 2's, 4's, and 8's.   
    • Students will need to memorize all multiplication facts through 12 and take timed times almost daily. They must receive two 100% at each fact in order to move onto the next fact. We have one minute timed tests through facts for 12, then 2 min. and 5 min. mixed multiplication and division tests after that! 
    • The first test will be 0/1 and students will need to pass it with 100% accuracy TWICE before moving on to the next fact, 2's.  Each time a student passes a fact, s/he will receive one piece to add to the multiplication sundae.  When it's completed, we will have a multiplication sundae treat to celebrate. Tests will happen frequently as time at the end of the day allows. We will try to have them every day whenever possible to maintain consistency.  Remember, this is the number #1 requirement that fourth grade teachers ask for...automaticity in multiplication facts.  
     
    IPADS
    • Third graders will have access to iPads every day. 
    • It would be wonderful if students could bring in earbuds (with their names on them) for their personal use. Several have purchased them through the school supply list already and have received them

     

     
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    Scholastic Book Clubs Ordering Information
    I try to have one book order out each month in order to give students wonderful opportunities to build up their home libraries. You can order online (no checks please) and books are usually delivered 2-3 weeks later.  The due date online will be: 
     
    www.scholastic.com/bookclubs

    Class Activation Code: MLZ76

     
    Jiji/Music:
    •  Wednesdays 8:20 - 9:35
    • Extra M.I.N.D. Friday's 9:20-9:50
     
    AR:
    • Daily: Students should be reading 20 min
    • Testing should be done weekly in class during AR time, before school, or after school. 
    • Students have received their AR goals for this trimester
     
     
     

    Announcements:
     
    -Room Mom:  Mrs. Flores

    ****Parent Volunteers please check class calendar for volunteer days***

    *Please check homework folder for new information.
     

    Contact Me:
    Here are the best ways to 

    contact me:

    After school:
    Phone: (562) 799-4580 ext. 72125
    Email:   sbuenrostro@losal.org 

    or simply send me a note to school in the homework folder

      
    Important Dates

    August
    8/5 First day of school
    8/13 Minimum Day 12:50 dismissal, Back to School Night at 6:30p.m.
    8/20 Volunteer Parent Training 8:30a.m.
    8/25 Ice Cream Social
    8/27 Picture Day
    8/28 Celebrate with Books
     
    September
    9/1 Reverse Minimum Day, Weaver starts at 10:00a.m.
    9/7 No School, Labor Day Holiday
    9/21 Picture Makeups 
    9/25 Celebrate with Books
    9/28-10/2 Weaver Off Track

    October
    10/5 Weaver is back in session, PEACE Week
    10/15 Meet the Masters, Great American Shakeout 10:30a.m.
    10/16 Carnival!!!
    10/22 Awards Assembly
    10/23 Celebrate with Books, Red Ribbon Kick-Off
    10/26-10/29 Red Ribbon Week 
    Monday: 
    Tuesday: 
    Wednesday: 
    Thursday: 
    Friday: 
    10/29 Halloween Parade-no scary costumes or weapons please
    10/30 Staff Development- No School

    November
    11/10 Tip-a-Teacher
    11/11 Veteran's Day, No school
    11/13 (Fri.), 11/16 (Mon.), 11/17 (Tues.), 11/19 (Thurs.), 
    11/20 (Fri.) Parent Conferences 12:50 Dismissal
    11/18 Wed.1:10p.m. dismissal
    11/19 Meet the Masters
    11/25-11/27 Thanksgiving Holiday

    December
    12/4 Celebrate with Books, Cookie Party
    12/7 Weaver Off Track, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    January
    1/5 (Tues.) Welcome back and Happy 2016!
    1/14 Meet the Masters
    1/18 MLK Jr. Holiday, No School
    1/21 Awards Assembly
    1/29 Celebrate with Books

    February
    2/11 Meet the Masters
    2/15 President's Day Holiday-No School
    2/25 Open House Minimum Day 12:50p.m. Dismissal
    2/26 Celebrate with Books 

    March
    3/3 Meet the Masters
    3/4 Local Holiday, No School
    3/10 Awards Assembly
    Week of 3/14 - Optional Spring Parent Conferences
    3/14 (Mon.), 3/15 (Tues.), 3/17 (Thurs.), and 3/18 (Fri.) Minimum Days, 12:50 Dismissal
    3/16 (Wed.) 1:25p.m. Dismissal 
    3/21 Weaver Off Track (2 weeks)

    April
    4/4 Back to Weaver
    4/7 Spring Pictures
    4/25 Book Fair Week
    4/28 Book Fair/STEAM Fair/Dance Party
    4/29 Celebrate with Books

    May
    5/30 Memorial Day Holiday-No School

    June
    6/1 or 6/2 or 6/6 Hold for PSO
    6/2 Awards Assembly, Celebrate with Books
    6/3 Teacher Planning-No School
    6/10 Summer Jam
    6/15 Field Day
    6/16 Last day of school 12:45 Dismissal