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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wonderful first week!

Welcome back to school!

Room 205 has had a wonderful week!  Students have earned numerous individual Bumble Bucks and as a class we have already earned 7 Bumble Bucks!  

The students have been writing sooooooooo much.  Students are learning to take notes and use notebooks.  They are slowly learning how to use their notebooks more efficiently, writing on the lines and using all the space appropriately on each page, and showing all of their math work.

So far, they have learned place value, solving word problems and explaining their thinking, understanding character, setting, theme, and character building.  Students are shaping up while walking nicely in line in the hallway.  Students are sharing their supplies...they are such nice students!

This is the best third grade class in the school!

Many students are prepared with all of their necessary school supplies.  Thank you to those parents who have already provided their children with their learning needs.  Some parents have yet to buy the supplies.  However, if there are still a few students who do not have what they need, I will be sure to provide them myself.  Do not worry if you are facing a hardship.  I can provide.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE SCHOOL FORMS AND RETURN THEM TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY THE YELLOW EMERGENCY FORM. THANK YOU!

Have a wonderful, restful weekend!

~Ms. Chuk


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TED talk - Rita Pierson - Every kid needs a champion

Ms. Chuk Room 205 Class Schedule 2014-2015


TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:55-9:00
PLAYGROUND/AUDITORIUM
9:00-9:30
90 MIN MATH BLOCK
90 MIN MATH BLOCK
WRITING
90 MIN MATH BLOCK
60 MIN MATH BLOCK
9:30-10:00
   ART (GROUP B)    MUSIC (GROUP A)
10:00-10:30
PE EMMA
10:30-11:00
ART (GROUP A)  MUSIC (GROUP B)
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
PE EMMA
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
30 MIN MATH BLOCK
11:00-11:30
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
HEALTH EMMA
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
LIBRARY
WRITING
11:30-12:00
WHOLE GROUP READING (60 minutes)
WHOLE GROUP READING (60 minutes)
WHOLE GROUP READING (60 minutes)
WHOLE GROUP READING (60 minutes)
WHOLE GROUP READING (60 minutes)
12:00-12:30
12:30-1:00
LUNCH 20 MIN/RECESS 10 MIN *** Recess may not be taken away for disciplinary measures
1:00-1:30
SMALL GROUP               1:00-2:00
SMALL GROUP               1:00-2:00
SMALL GROUP               1:00-2:00
SMALL GROUP               1:00-2:00
SMALL GROUP               1:00-2:00
1:30-2:00
2:00-2:30
WRITING
WRITING
90 MIN MATH BLOCK
WRITING
SKILL DEVELOPMENT        (2:00PM-2:11PM)
2:30-3:00
STUDENT DISMISSAL         (2:11PM-2:21PM)
3:00-3:31
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
3:31-3:41
STUDENT DISMISSAL

Welcome To The 2014-2015 School Year!



Dear Students and Families,
            Welcome to third grade.  My name is Ms. Chuk and I will be your child’s 3rd grade teacher.  I look forward to working with and getting to know you and your child.  We are continuing with the Reading Street reading program this year. I will be working hard to continue to develop and strengthen your child’s reading skills.  Some students will “Walk to Read” during Small Group Reading time which means some of them will go to other teachers to work on their reading skills.  Our new math program is called MyMath by McGraw-Hill.  More information for the new math program will go home soon.  Students will have homework Monday –Thursday. Math homework usually reinforces the math lesson of that day or a review of lessons previously learned.  Reading homework will be reading for 20 minutes each night to reinforce and improve their reading skills and an occasional Reading Street lesson.  In Science, we have a lot of hands-on activities that your child will enjoy while learning valuable science concepts and scientific methods. 
We will be working very hard in room 205 this year.  Your support at home is very important to your child’s success in school.  I greatly appreciate your help and support at home. 

This support includes:
ü  Making sure your child has excellent attendance and has an early bedtime. When your child is absent just one day they miss a great deal of instruction.  The 3rd grade curriculum is rigorous and your child will be working hard in school each day.  Your child needs to be in school everyday and well rested to keep up with all the daily lessons in each subject.
ü  Limiting the amount of television and video games played during the school week.  Saving these activities for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is a good way to reward daily reading and homework completion.
ü  Monitoring your child’s homework and daily home reading. 
ü  Reminding them to be Respectful, Responsible, and Kind.
ü  Monitoring school supplies.  Your child must come prepared to work; this includes having pencils and their homework folder everyday.

            This support is crucial to your child’s success.  I look forward to working together with you to ensure that your child has a successful and exciting school year.  I feel that it is important to have an open line of communication between home and school.  Please send me a note with your child if you have any questions or concerns, or leave me a message at school at 456-9367, or contact me through email at Thay.Chuk@ppsd.org.  You can also visit my blog at http://www.mstchuk.blogspot.com. It is my hope that we can work as partners throughout the school year in order to ensure an enriching and fun school year for your child.

Sincerely,
Thay Chuk, M. Ed.
Thay.Chuk@ppsd.org
401-456-9367

Supplies Needed for Grade 3 Room 205 (if possible):

Ø  Pencils
Ø  Erasers
Ø  Soft Pencil bag
Ø  5~ Folders (Homework, Math, Writing, Small Group Reading, Safe Place)
Ø  5~ Spiral Notebooks (Reading, Math, Small Group Reading, Writing, Science)
Ø  1~ Composition Notebooks (Journal)
Ø  Multiplication Flashcards
Ø  Pencil sharpener with cover
Ø  3~ Jumbo Book Covers (Reading (2), Science)
Ø  Boxes of Tissues
Ø  Boxes of Zip Lock Bags any size (For Flashcards, Individual Reading Books)

*Please check with your child throughout the school year to buy more supplies as they use them all or as they need to be replaced.*

Optional/Donations Appreciated:

Ø  Pens (Black or Blue for Writing)
Ø  Highlighters
Ø  Crayons (24pk or smaller)
Ø  Colored Pencils
Ø  Markers
Ø  Hand sanitizer
Ø  Cleaning Wipes
Ø  Boxes of Tissues
Ø  Boxes of Zip Lock Bags any size (For Flashcards: such at multiplication facts and vocabulary, Individual Reading Books)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy Summer! Remember to always keep learning!

Our new math resource for the coming school year 2014-2015 is called My Math by McGraw-Hill.  Click on the website to find out more about it! I do not have any access codes but when I do and am allowed to share it with the class, I'll be sure to post it here.


https://www.mheonline.com/mhmymath/

https://www.mheonline.com/esamplers/glenmath/index.html

Enjoy this beautiful summer day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Amazing School Year will end June 20th

Good evening!

Here come the tears! This school year will be over June 20th and our class will be gearing up for 4th grade!

This year has been full of laughter and tears! We each have grown so much academically, behaviorally, physically, and emotionally. 

Be sure to continue to come back to the blog and play games that will help keep you in the know! 
Remember, knowledge is power!

Have a wonderful, relaxing summer!

Lots of Love,
Ms. Chuk

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

THE KHMER ROUGE: THE STORY OF HAM: My nephew interviewing my DAD.


Reward

Students had a nice afternoon watching the wonderful Disney movie Frozen as their reward for earning over 160 class Bumble Bucks!  They students enjoyed the movie very much!

Thanks to the parents who sent in chips and popcorn for the students to enjoy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Update on Field Trip to the Zoo

I'm happy to report that all 28 of the students from our classroom were able to enjoy the most beautiful day at Roger Williams Park Zoo, along with the rest of the third grade team from our school.

The weather was amazing with sunshine and warmth, and the zoo was full of curious children from all over Rhode Island.  The students were able to learn interesting facts about the ecosystems and habitats of a variety of animals.

Along with learning facts, they were able to spend time socializing with their peers and enjoying lots of laughter and fun experiences together.

For some students in my class, this was the first time they went to a zoo.  It was amazing and heartwarming to see the curiosity and wonder that overtook their faces when they learned new facts.  The smiles and the giggles, and the out-right, loud laughter made my heart smile.

It was the best field trip ever! 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of our nation.
Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, but it's difficult to prove the origins of the day. There is also evidence that a women's group in the South decorated graves before the end of the Civil War. In either case, Memorial Day has had numerous starts due to the human need to honor the dead. Though some people think it's a day to honor any and all dead, Memorial Day is intended to honor those who have given their all in service to our country.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/memorial-day/about.html

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Field Trip to the Zoo to learn about Ecosystems and Habitats

Our whole third grade class will be walking to Roger Williams Park Zoo on Wednesday May 21, 2014.  Parents please make sure you sign those permission slips and send them into school ASAP.  No student can go on the field trip without a signed permission slip and an emergency contact phone number.  Students, make sure you dress appropriately with comfortable sneakers.  It will be party cloudy and between 54 to 69 degrees.  We will be leaving the school at 9:15am, please be on time! We will have breakfast at school and lunch at the park. Do not bring any electronic devices.  We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or broken electronics.

Hope everyone gets to go enjoy the beautiful and adventurous day at the zoo from third grade.

 
 
 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

End of the Year Testing

Last week was a fun-filled week, with Spelling Bees, Amazing Words Hat Parade and Favorite Concept Quilts! Reading is an amazing way to get children excited about learning.

Within the last couple of weeks, students have been tested in the areas of Math and Reading to demonstrate their knowledge of overall skills learned in third grade.  They made great improvements from the beginning of the school year until now. There will be a few more tests to demonstrate that understanding before the year is over.

Beyond testing, the students will be reviewing lots of already learned skills to help remind them of what they learned throughout the year to better prepare them for fourth grade.

This is a reminder that homework is based on lessons learned currently or previously learned.  The homework assignments are not online at this moment because I get them from various sources. In the future, I will try to post homework online.

Let's have a great week!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

READING WEEK ACTIVITIES Start Monday April 28th! Welcome Back!

I hope you've had a restful and fun vacation! Please be ready to learn Monday morning! We still have lots to learn to prepare you for fourth grade.
 
Reading Week Activities: Reading week activities will take place this week from Monday, April 28th through Friday, May 2nd.
 
Monday, April 28th - Crazy Sock Day!!

Wear crazy socks to kick off a week of reading activities!

 
Tuesday, April 29th -Read a Shirt day!

Students, teachers and staff are encouraged to wear shirts with writing on them for everyone to read! As always, writing must be appropriate for school.

 
Wednesday, April 30th -Spelling BEEs!

Class spelling BEEs will take place using spelling words from across the year on Reading Street!

 
Thursday, May 1st -Amazing Word Parade!

Each classroom will be given a vocabulary word (The voc. word will come from the year’s Amazing Words at your grade level). Each student in the class will decorate a hat with an illustration of the word.  (The hat can be made any way you choose) The classrooms will parade through the school while wearing the hats.  (Each grade level will parade together so everyone will be able to see all hats!!)

Friday, May 2nd - Favorites Parade

Students review all of the Favorites of their peers in the long hallway on the way to the cafeteria.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cambodian New Year

Here are some pictures I'd like to share from our Cambodian New Year 2558BC The Year of the Horse (2014CE) Celebrations.