3rd Grade Teacher
About the Teacher/Welcome Msg
BA degree in Early Childhood Education from Delta State University
I've been married for 22 years to my jr. high sweetheart, Ty! We have a 19 year old son, Ty, an 15 year old daughter, McKinnley, and a precious Yorkie, Dixie!!
Outside of teaching, I own a competitive cheerleading business, CATS gym, home of the Southaven Wildcats All-Star cheerleading. Working with children is definitely one of my favorite things to do.
Parents, this is where you will find weekly suggested learning activities for your child. You will need to follow the steps below to access our class activity page. These will change on a biweekly basis but you can always access other passages and question sets through your account.
Please feel free to extend these activities by having your child write about what they read, draw a picture or comic strip to depict what they read, create a character analysis, even do an external activity for them to connect the text to their real world, and have them decide the THEME on each story.
This is the Read Works password for all added students:
You or your students can change their individual passwords anytime.
Have students go to www.readworks.org/student
And enter their class code: G36FLS
DAILY JOURNAL: This would be a GREAT opportunity to log
*Use a deck of cards to play multiplication WAR. They know how to do this.
*Design a t-shirt that shows your favorite multiplication fact.
*Create a multiplication constellations to make an array.
*Roll dice to create 20 multiplication facts to answer. Check by using a calculator.
*Write a letter to persuade (convince) your mom/dad why one multiplication strategy is better than the other.
*Do jump n jacks for 2 minutes. At the end of the 2 minutes take the final number and round to the nearest 10/100.
*SIDEWALK CHALK FACTS!! mult/division/add/subt
*ELAPSED TIME: Children need to decide a Start time and pick 3 CHORES to do during that time. Once they complete these activities they need to determine how much time has passed.
*GRAPHS: Take out your can goods and create a bar and pictograph. Have your children make up one step and two step word problems that refer to the graph for information. Parents see if you can answer the questions!!
*AREA/PERIMETER: Create area and perimeter word problems!
Area is LENGTH X WIDTH or count the squares. Perimeter means AROUND!!
· RAINBOW WRITE 7 TIMES TABLE 5X. (7X1=7, 7X2=14, 7X3=21, …)
· CREATE 10 MULTIPLICATION PROBLEMS BY ROLLING DICE (ROLL TWO NUMBERS AND MULTIPLY) OR USING A DECK OF CARDS (PUT DECK FACE DOWN, FLIP TWO CARDS OVER AND MULTIPLY).
· LOG ON TO YOUR FAVORITE MATH APP AND COMPLETE 30 MINUTES OF FUN! SEND YOUR TEACHER A PIC ON DOJO/REMIND OF YOU MASTERING MATH SKILLS!
· DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO AN APP? MULTIPLICATION.COM HAS TONS OF FUN LEARNING GAMES! I ALSO AM ADDING SOME NON-TECH WAYS TO PRACTICE FACTS ON MY WEBSITE.
WACKY WORD PROBLEM WEDNESDAY-
· CREATE 5 WACKY WORD PROBLEMS. MAKE THESE WORD PROBLEMS AS SILLY AS YOU CAN!
· GO EASY WITH -1 STEP ADDITION/SUBTRACTION OR IF YOUR’E AN EXPERT TRY CREATING 2-STEP ADD/SUB WORD PROBLEMS.
· WRITE THE WORD PROBLEMS IN COMPLETE SENTENCES, AND YOU CAN EVEN PUT AN ILLUSTRATION WITH THEM! **REMEMBER CUBES STRATEGY!
· SEND A PIC OF THEM TO YOUR TEACHER TO SOLVE! J
· LOG ON TO YOUR FAVORITE THINKING MATH APP OR WEBSITE. USE YOUR BRAIN AND THINK FOR 30 OR MORE MINUTES!
· SPEND 30 MINUTES DOING A MATH ACTIVITY THAT YOU LOVE! SEND YOUR TEACHER A PIC OF WHAT YOU CHOOSE!
Sites for you to visit!
*All of these sites will require you to set up a free account! Please use these while we are off to help keep your children engaged!!
for text sets and questions
Each of these sites will provide passages and/or text sets that include vocabulary, multiple choice questions, and open ended questions for writing practice.
for interactive games
these sites have games that are pre-made or you could even make your own.
for typing practice
have your child write an informative piece from a news article, write a summary of any story, write an opinion piece, or even a personal narrative. You can also have them use one of these sites for fun games!
Websites we use in class AND you can have them use at HOME!
- Prodigy: your student should know how to log in
- Moby Max: Your child's login is first name plus the first letter of their last name and password is 1234.
- Classworks: Your child's log in is their MSIS # for both username and password.
- study island
ELA Standards March 23-April 3
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Writing Standards March 23- April 3
Math Standards March 23- April 3
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.
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