Help Our Class Learn While Moving
A lot of the friends in my class have what is scientifically known as the wiggles. Because of this condition it makes it really difficult for them to be able to sit still and focus during our small group lesson. There is hope though and I believe that it can be found the form of wobble chairs. These fantastic chairs allow the student to be in motion while still technically sitting down. This allows them to better focus because they are not concentrating on being still, but rather focusing more of their energy on the lesson. I have setup a Donor's Choose site to help fund this project and our class would love it if you would consider donating or sharing the link for our class. Every little bit helps.
As of 04/01/2019- Still Needed: $330
Need a Conference?
Please click here to schedule a time and day that you would like to meet. Please make sure to include your student's name.
Mr. Lawson's Amazon Wish List- please consider donating to the class. Items will ship to the school. Thanks!
Important parent letter coming home: please sign and return asap. (See below)
We will give a second attempt on graded math work only to students who score a D or F on the assignment.Students will be given the second attempt after the test has been scored. Their final grade will be an average of the two attempts. You will be notified of a D or F score, a note will be sent home with your child. You will be required to sign acknowledgement of the initial grade and the need for a second attempt. That notice will need to be returned to the teacher within three days of being sent home, in order to have the second attempt.
Zearn is an excellent resource as the activities tie directly to Eureka Math and the lessons your child is learning in class. It can be accessed via your child’s ClassLink account.
Thank you for your support with this change. It will help your child learn to be more independent and responsible for his/her own learning.
3rd grade teachers
Field Trip Info: Tallahassee / Florida Government
April 30th, leaving school at 7:15, arriving back around 5:30
Students will be split into three groups, rotating between a tour of the Supreme Court building, a tour of the Capitol building, and a scavenger hunt at the Historic Capitol Museum. Each tour is about an hour long. We will have lunch as a group in the Capitol courtyard (students will bring a sack lunch or have a sack lunch from the cafeteria).
Due to the length of the journey, we will rent charter buses. The buses have bathrooms, comfortable seats, and are able to show a movie (they do not allow food). The cost of the field trip pays for the charter buses. The tours are free of charge.
Because we are leaving the county, the school district has special requirements, including school board approval of the trip. Parents will have to complete a specific permission slip, that has to be notarized. This can be done at the school, by our data clerk, Julie Mason, or by an outside notary.
Only adults that have been fingerprinted and background checked may accompany us on the field trip. Last year additional Bay staff came with us, so we had two adults per classroom.
We will send home additional information well in advance of the field trip, to give families time to have the form notarized. If you do not plan to have your child attend, please let me know ASAP as that affects our cost per student. Thanks!
Transportation: If your child needs is going to go home a different way other than their normal way please make sure to send a note with them to school. If for some reason you need to make a change and you did not send a note or you forgot their note please notify me directly either through ClassDojo or by e-mail. Please try to have all changes to me by 1 pm at the latest.
Homework: (check the front section of your child’s binder) Binders and Planners need to go home and come back to school everyday.Planners: Students will complete their Bay planners in class. Please check it every night for homework, tests and upcoming events. Spelling lists will be glued into their planners each Monday and also posted on this website.
Math: Homework will be sent home daily. The worksheet is directly tied to the lesson of the day. It MUST be completed each night and returned the next day. It will be reviewed in class to check for understanding. Multiplication facts should be studied, timed tests are on Thursdays.
Reading: Students should read for 20 to 30 minutes every night. Please complete and sign the reading log. It will include dates for the month but is due every Friday for the teacher to check. Students will be working on reading 30 books this year, from all genres.
Spelling: This will begin soon. I will send home ideas for ways students can practice spelling. They will get a list of words on Mondays and should practice their words nightly. The tests are on Fridays. Spelling words will be posted on this website in case the list is lost.
Graded work: Students will place “keep at home” papers in the pocket of their binder. Please review your child’s work and check Focus for current grades.
This week we are learning:
ELA: FSA Prep
Math: Module 7:
Word problems, quadrilaterals (4 sided shapes), perimeter
Social Studies: Economics
Purpose of each part, reproduction (seeds), spores
April 19: Early release at 11:15
April 23: Progress Reports go home
April 30: Field Trip to Tallahassee
May 7-8: FSA Math test
May 17: Sinfonia Concert field trip
May 23: 3rd grade awards program
May 29: Last day of school, report cards sent home
Monday: Read 20 min, practice spelling
Tuesday; Read 20 min, practice spelling
Wednesday: Read 20 min, practice spelling
Thursday: Read 20 min, practice spelling
Friday: Read 20 min.
Spelling List Week 22
SNACKS(Individually packaged preferred, but will accept anything) COPY PAPER
Mr. Lawson's Amazon Wish List
Top Compass Learners:
Both of these programs Compass Learning and Zearn are programs that we use to practice skills that we are learning in class.
Zearn is a math program that is connected with Eureaka Math, so each module/lesson that we do, Zearn has lesson to go along with it.
Compass Learning is a program that is connected directly with your child's STAR Reading and STAR Math results. This program creates a path in each area that is individually catered to skills that your child is ready to work on. Both of these programs can be accessed at home through ClassLink and it is also available to download as an app.
Graded Work / Quizzes this week:
Monday: DFA # 2, Mid-Module Math Assessment
Thursday: Reading Test
Friday: Spelling Test, Mentor Sentence Quiz
Bay Boosters Info (link to their website)
Boost Your Child's Confidence in 2 Minutes (link to article with poses)
TED talk_ with Amy Cuddy about body language and confidence.
NED is a Character Education program that we will be using at Bay this year. NED stands for:
Never Give Up
Do Your Best
Students will be learning about growth mindset in addition to lessons on not giving up, encouraging others and kindness, and doing their personal best.
My class also watches this YES I CAN (click for link) video and we use that as our class motto! We work on being positive and telling ourselves "yes I can!"
Cafeteria/Food Services Info:
Find the school lunch menu here:
Lunch account info:
www.EZSchoolPay.com. Your child’s EZSchoolPay.com student ID# is the 10 digit student ID number and your child’s first and last name
Breakfast Reduced: $0.30
Student Lunch: $2.60
Lunch Reduced: $0.40
Extra Milk: $0.50
Adult Lunch $4.00
7:15 - 7:45 Morning work in class
7:50 - 8:30 ELA iii group
8:30 - 9:00 Interventions / Enrichments
9:00 - 10:30 ELA (whole group and small groups)
9:45 - 9:50 Snack
10:30 - 11:46 Math
11:46 - 12:06 Recess
12:06 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:20 Specials*
1:20 - 1:40 Writing
1:40 - 2:10 Science / Social Studies
2:10 Pack up
Quarter 1 & 3:
Music - Mon.
PE - Wed, Th., Fri
Quarter 2 & 4:
Media - Tues
PE - Wed, Th., Fri