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Monday, May 9, 2016

PARCC Testing all week

There will be NO homework for room 205 this week, the week of May 9-May 13, 2016.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Readtheory.org

Message from our fabulous Reading Coach, Miss Winnie:

try out readtheory.org
It is an awesome site (totally free) for kids to read lexiled passages and answer comprehension questions. 
It even corrects and tells the kids what their mistakes were.
This would be especially great for kids who finish Lexia.
:)

Winnie Van Horne-Prior
Literacy Instructional Coach
ASF @ Broad St. Elementary School
Providence Public Schools

Students in Ms. Chuk's Grade 3ELL Room 205 all have their login Username and Password. Click on the link to have fun reading.
readtheory.org/auth/login

What is Read Theory? 
Read Theory is a powerful educational tool that offers online reading activities for all ages and ability levels. Our custom web application adapts to students’ individual ability levels and presents them with thousands of skill building exercises that suit their needs. 
Is Read Theory right for my child? 
Our quizzes span the full range of reading levels, beginning with elementary school reading and ending with the most demanding college-level passages. Our program meets national benchmarks and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 
How can Read Theory improve English Language Arts instruction? 
Read Theory fosters a dynamic classroom environment. Teachers who use our program gain the freedom to provide more individualized instruction, and we provide detailed reports so teachers can track student progress using statistics, graphs, and charts. 
Will my child enjoy Read Theory? 
We want our program to be fun and motivational. That's why we've implemented an array of game mechanics into our program. Students earn points and achievement badges along with their reading scores. We find that they love tracking their own progress. 
How much does Read Theory cost? 
ReadTheory.org is completely free of charge. 
How will you keep my child’s data safe? 
Read Theory accounts are not linked to identifiable information such as social media accounts, photographs, or home contact information. Your child’s data will never be shared with third parties of any kind. 
How do I sign up? 
Your child’s teacher will provide him or her with a username and password. The teacher will have oversight of this account at all times. Students can access Read Theory at home, at school, and even on the go using mobile devices. All you need is an internet connection. 
Get started today! Check out www.ReadTheory.org for more information.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Multiplication Made Easy! Best strategies I've found so far!

PARCC PREP FOR PARENTS at ASF!



ASF PTO (Broad Street)
Grade 3,4 and 5 parents: Please join us for a PARCC informational session today, March 30th from 6pm-7:30pm in the Library. At this session, you will learn how you can help ensure your children are ready to do their best on the PARCC exams. You will also have the chance to experience what it is like to take the exam yourself!

Monday, March 14, 2016

12 Times Table Trick

6 Times Table Trick

3 Times Table Trick

7 Times Table Trick

8 Times Table Trick

Schoolhouse Rock - 3 Is A Magic Number

Multiplication Memorization (and why it's not so hard)

Tips for Multiplication Fluency from ASF@Broad St.

Hello Families and Students,
March is Multiplication Challenge month at ASF!!!!  Challenge your child to fluently know their multiplication facts.  If your child is in grade 1 or 2, begin helping them with skip counting.  For example, 2,4,6,8,10,12…..   To make it more challenging, begin at 6 instead of 2.  This is your child’s foundation to learning their multiplication facts. 
If your child is in grade 3-5, here are some strategies to help them learn their multiplication facts.
·      Start with the fact families of 0, 1, 2, and 3. When memorizing, it's important to rehearse a small portion of facts before attempting to learn the entire chart.
·     If your child is struggling with multiplying, put it in terms of adding. That is, 4x3 is 4+4+4.

2.     Explain how the commutative property makes everything easier. Show your child that each answer repeats, so, technically, they only have to learn half of the chart (score!). 3x7 is the same as 7x3. When they've learned the fact families of 0, 1, 2, and 3, they already know 4 numbers each of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
·     After your child has mastered 0-3, move onto 4-7, and then 8-10. If you want to go above and beyond, work with 11 and 12, too.
Discuss patterns in the whole chart. It doesn't all have to be rote memorization with no clues or hints. The chart will easily point out things to look for.
·     All the multiples of ten end in zero.
·     All the multiples of 5 end in either 5 or 0 and are half as large as the multiples of ten. (10x5=50; 5x5=25, or half of 50)
·     Any number x 0 is still 0. No matter what.
·     Any number times 1 is that number.
Know the tricks. Luckily, math is full of shortcuts. Teach your child these tricks and they'll be impressed and, hopefully, quite thankful.
·     To memorize the 9's tables, use your fingers. Spread them all in front of you, palms down. For 9x1, put your left pinky down. What do you have showing? 9. For 9x2, put your second finger down (the left ring finger). What do you have showing? 1 and 8. 18. Put your third finger down--2 and 7. 27. This works all the way up to 9x9 (8 and 1. 81).
·     If your child can double a number, the x4's will be easy. Just double the number and double it again! Take 6x4. 6 doubled is 12. 12 doubled is 24. 6x4=24. Use this to make the answer become automatic. Again, this is about memorizing.
·     To multiply anything by 11, just duplicate the number. 3x11=33. Two 3's. 4x11=44. Two 4's. The answer is in the question, just twice.
·     Do speed drills. Now that your child is familiar with the entire chart, drill them. Drill them over breakfast, during commercials, and for a few minutes before bed. As you progress, get faster and faster and faster.
·     At the beginning, start in order. As you get more and more convinced that they have it down, start mixing it up. They'll slow down initially but then should spark right back up to where they were.

·      Make it fun. By this point, you both may be wondering what those squiggles in each number really are. Spice it up for the both of you with games and contests.
·     Have your child make a set of flash cards. Write the problem, like 4 x 9, on the front and the answer, 36, on the back. The act of writing out the multiples will provide another repetition/reinforcement. Use a timer to see how many cards they can go through in a minute. Repeat two more times.  Can they beat that score tomorrow?
·     You could also do this with a blank chart. That's an easy way to monitor which ones they're struggling with.
·     Grab a deck of cards. This game is similar to War, but with multiplication. You each get half the deck to place face down in front of you--don't look at the cards! Each player flips their first card simultaneously--the first person to say the answer based on the two numbers gets both cards (the object of the game is to win them all). If the two of you flip a 7 and a 5, the answer to shout out is 35. For Jacks, Queens, and Kings, you can use 11, 12, and 13, use them as 0's, or take them out entirely.
·     Say a number, like 30. Can they list all of the possible combinations that multiply to it? 5 x 6? 3 x 10?
·     Say a number, then ask for the next multiple. For example, start at 30 and ask for the next multiple of 6. Or start at 18 and ask for the next two multiples of 9. You could even start at 22 and ask for the next multiple of 4, even though 22 is not a multiple of 4. Be tricky once they have it.
·     Try multiplication bingo. Your child fills in a six-by-six grid with whatever numbers they want. You read off a problem like "5 x 7." If they have 35 on their bingo card, then they mark it off. Continue until someone has a "bingo."

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Providence Public Schools--No school Friday February 5, 2016

There will be no school on Friday, February 5, 2016, due to inclement weather.

http://turnto10.com/weather/closings

http://providenceri.com/mayor/providence-public-schools-closed-and-parking-ban-0



Enjoy the snow day by playing in the snow,playing with math games, typing practice, and reading games on this blog. Have fun! 

~Ms. Chuk

Thursday, January 21, 2016

STAR Testing Results

Parents of Room 205, grade 3ELL,

I wanted to share with you that the students demonstrated amazing progress on their Middle of the Year STAR Reading and STAR Math computerized tests. On average, students went up 57 points in Reading and they went up an average of 69 points in Star Math.

I am so proud of all of their accomplishments this year. This demonstrates that they have been paying attention and working hard. Please continue to help encourage them to do well in school.

Thank you for your support.

Ms. Chuk



Thursday, December 17, 2015

My son and the band with the chorus: White Winter Hymnal

[Official Video] White Winter Hymnal - Pentatonix (Fleet Foxes Cover)

Introduction to Fractions for Kids

Equivalent fractions HANDS-ON ACTIVITY (AMAZING!) for 3rd and 4th GRADE ...

Fractions Third Grade Introductory Lesson

Finding Area

Children's Stories in Spanish


Enjoy some well-known stories, in Spanish!

http://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories

Practice Typing

Our librarian, Mr. Glenn is using this awesome website to help students to practice typing: http://www.typingtest.com

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Translates into 90 languages

This is just reminder that this blog can be translated into 90 languages! How cool is that?!!!

Just scroll to the right hand side of this page.

Find "Translate", click on the arrow to "Select Language" and select the language you would like it to be translated into. It's amazing!

Have fun learning!

~Ms. Chuk

Friday, October 9, 2015

Wonderful News!


Lexi Reading Core 5

I just wanted to share the LexiaCore5.com works at home! Students may work on their reading skills at home while playing fun educational reading games.

Other websites students in my current class have access to at home are:

firstinmath.com

sumdog.com




LexiaCore5.com
Type in my email where it asks for Teacher's Email.
My email is Thay.Chuk@ppsd.org





Remember that there are many links to wonderful websites for students to play and learn on this blog.

Have fun learning!

~Ms. Chuk

Friday, September 4, 2015

An amazing first week of school! Please use the available resources on this blog.

It has been a wonderful first 3 days of school; an excellent beginning. Students are reading, writing and working on place value with addition and base ten blocks. 

They are behaving like proper third grade students. Our class has already earned 30 Bumble Bucks so far. I am so proud of them. They are working hard and being mindful of their surroundings and their actions.

I just wanted to remind parents and students that this blog I created for you has many resources for the students to develop all their academic skills, while having fun. Please utilize this blog at any time on your computer, your tablets, your cell phones, your laptops, from anywhere you can get WiFi or internet access.

I look forward to continuing to have a wonderful year with this group of students!


~Ms. Chuk

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Great first day of school!

Today was an amazing day. Students wrote a lot about school. They did a small oral presentation after working with partners or teams in order to come up with a good response.

Here is a little sample of their writing skills.


Let's see how they grow throughout the year!

Math at Home Place Value

Click on the link to open up the letter about Place Value.  We will be studying place value for the first couple of weeks.

Math at Home Place Value


Click on the following link to practice for the Place Value pre-quiz.

Place Value Readiness Quiz

Let's get as prepared as possible!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ms. Chuk Grade 3 ELL 2015-2016 Schedule

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:55-9:00
AUDITORIUM
9:00-9:30
WRITING
90 MIN MATH BLOCK
90 MIN MATH BLOCK
LIBRARY
60 MIN MATH BLOCK
9:30-10:00
PE EMMA
10:00-10:30
HEALTH EMMA
PE EMMA
10:30-11:00
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
WRITING
30 MIN MATH BLOCK
11:00-11:30
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)
11:30-12:00
12:00-12:30
LUNCH 20 MIN/RECESS 10 MIN
12:30-1:00
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE
WRITING
WRITING
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
90 MIN MATH BLOCK
WRITING
WRITING
90 MIN MATH BLOCK
SKILL DEVELOPMENT        (2:00PM-2:11PM)
2:30-3:00
STUDENT DISMISSAL         (2:11PM-2:21PM)
3:00-3:31
ART (GROUP B)            MUSIC (GROUP A)
ART (GROUP B)            MUSIC (GROUP A)

3:31-3:41
STUDENT DISMISSAL

Welcome to the new school year!



September 2, 2015                    

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 math program is called MyMath.  Math homework usually reinforces the math lesson of that day.  In Science, we have a lot of hands-on activities that your child will enjoy while learning valuable science concepts and scientific methods.  Your child will also be doing lots of writing in this school year.  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.
ü  Practice speaking English as much as possible.

            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, Reading, Writing,  Small Group Reading)
Ø  2~ Spiral Notebooks (Reading, Math)
Ø  2~ Composition Notebooks (Science, Writing)
Ø  Multiplication Flashcards
Ø  Pencil sharpener with cover
Ø  3~ Jumbo Book Covers (Math, Reading, 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, Individual Reading Books)





Thursday, May 28, 2015

Please be advised: Inappropriate Game

Parents and students:
Please be aware that students have been found playing a game they call Charlie Charlie.  I will not get into the details, but please research more about this game.  Students have informed me of not so positive things happening to people they know and are close to them.  They are petrified of it, yet they feel the urge to play it.

Please know that this game is not welcomed in my classroom.

~Ms. Chuk