Homework

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General Homework info:
Homework will be assigned on most TUESDAYS and will be due on the next MONDAY. All work needs to be submitted by Monday morning. They will always be expected to read (on average) 20 minutes each night. I understand life gets busy and kids may miss a night here and there. What I hope is that reading becomes a priority (and a joy!) in your home and for your kids. As long as kids are reading most nights and thinking about what they read, it's all groovy!
There will also be another assignment, typically math, that will be different based on what we are learning.

What if I don't do my homework?
Each week, we play Colorado Homeworkopoly as a class. You get one roll for your team when you do your homework. You never know; you might win a free homework pass, a mystery prize, win a trivia question or pick a Chance card!

If you don't do your homework, you have to fill out a reflection sheet, don't get to play Homeworkopoly or receive any of the prizes your team wins that day. I will also let your parents know that you didn’t complete your homework as well so they are aware of what’s going on.

Reading Homework:
The reading log is DIGITAL and can be found listed under each week's assignment. Because the log is digital and only needs to be filled out once, you might have your own way of keeping track of reading during the week. Students will also need to fill out a reading response about ONE of their books. 

Math/ Other homework:
In addition to reading each week, students will have an additional assignment. This will typically be math, but could vary depending on what we are working on. Sometimes kids will be asked to work on math facts and sometimes kids will be asked to complete a math response. See the Math Resources tab for more!


GO FORMATIVE LOG-IN:
Email: studentusername@s.dcsdk12.org
Password: Dcsdlunchnumber

Students should have their email and password written in the front of their planner. Student usernames are typically last name, first initial, middle initial (a few students also have a number after their middle initial). Their email is their username followed by @s.dcsdk12.org. Their password is Dcsd followed by their lunch number. If I were a student, these would be my log in credentials:
Email: MCMILLANRL@s.dcsdk12.org
Password: Dcsd123456

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Homework Assignments for the week of 4/17-Due Monday Morning 4/23
Assignment 1: Reading Log
Assignment 2: Play Missing Factors and Complete and turn in your recording sheet!
You recording sheet must be turned in :)
Assignment 3 (DUE THURSDAY 4/19): Product Information and Home Interview
Homework Assignments for the week of 4/10- Due Monday Monring 4/16
Assignment 1: Reading Log
Assignment 2: Practice Multiplication and Division and complete this form!
Option 1: Splash Math
Option 2: Play Salute
click here for Directions
If you need a new set of number cards, please visit the "Math Resources" tab.
Assignment 3: Job Application for our Economics unit is DUE FRIDAY APRIL 13th. This was sent home, but click here for and extra copy

OPTIONAL SPRING BREAK HOMEWORK Due Monday Morning 3/26: Click Here

Homework Assignments for the week of 3/6- Due Monday Morning 3/12
Assignment 2: Fraction Math Games
Fill out this form after trying at least 3 of the games- try a new one!

Homework Assignments for the week of 2/27- Due Monday Morning 3/5
Assignment 2: Fraction Math Games
Fill out this form after trying at least 3 of the games- challenge yourself!!

Homework Assignments for the week of 2/20- Due Monday Morning 2/26
Assignment 2: Practice Math Facts for at least 1 hour and Complete this Form
Please visit the "Math Resources" tab and try the different games to practice your multiplication facts.
You can also try making the YouCubed Math Fact Flash Cards. Play at least 3 days for 20 minutes each.

Homework Assignments for the week of 2/13- Due TUESDAY (yay!) Morning 2/20
Assignment 1: Reading log-Opinions
Here is the code if needed: XHYOLX
Assignment 3: Valentine's homework (Due Feb. 14th)

Homework Assignments for the week of 2/6- Due Monday Morning 2/12
Assignment 1: Reading log-Opinions
Here is the code if needed: UBNLEV
Assignment 3: Valentine's homework (Due Feb. 14th)

Want to build your rectangles first using tiles? Click here
Need to review what perimeter is? Click Here
Need to review what area is? Click here

Homework Assignments for the week of 1/30- Due Monday Morning 2/5
Assignment 1: Reading log
Assignment 2: Math Facts
Please visit the "Math Resources" tab and try the different games to practice your multiplication facts.
You can also try making the YouCubed Math Fact Flash Cards. Play at least 3 days for 20 minutes each.
Assignment 3: Valentine's homework (Due Feb. 14th)

Homework Assignments for the week of 1/23- Due Monday Morning 1/29
Assignment 1: Reading log
You shouldn't need a sign in for this, but here is a code in case you need it: XCPADX
Assignment 3: Make sure you are signed up for the In-House Science Field trip!! 
In order for your child to participate in this field trip/program you must register (includes online permission form)  & pre-pay on-line by going to: RevTrak > Elementary Schools > Elementary Schools E thru L > Gold Rush > Field Trips. The RevTrak link can be found on GRE’s website under Parent Info or click hereRegistrations MUST be completed by January 29th. The cost is $9.50.
  •  Online registration is for your student only- please do not register yourself or younger siblings.
  • Free/Reduced students will have the option of selecting "no payment" but must still register. 
  • No refunds

Homework Assignments for the week of 1/16-Due Monday morning 1/22
Assignment 1: Reading log
Assignment 2: Play Get to Zero
Students must turn in their recording sheet to prove they played.
As you play this game, discuss what strategies work best for you.

Homework Assignments for the week of 1/9- Due TUESDAY (yay!) morning 1/16
Assignment 1: Reading log
Assignment 3: After watching the video, respond to these questions. Show your work on paper and bring it in!

Homework Assignments for the week of 12/21- Due Monday morning 1/8
There will be OPTIONAL homework this week that will be passed out in class on Thursday, Dec 21.  Here is a link to a digital copy. It will be due the Monday after Winter Break (1/8). Students who complete the optional homework will be rewarded with a surprise. :) 
Homework Assignments for the week of 12/12- Due Mon. Morning 12/18
Assignment 1: Reading Log
Assignment 2: Time of Day
Students will fill out a schedule and write the times of certain daily activities to the minute.

Here are some videos to review Measuring Time


Homework Assignments for the week of 12/5- Due Mon. Morning 12/11
Assignment 1: Reading Log
Assignment 2: Solve Math problems
Click Here to solve on Go Formative (THIS IS GOOD PRACTICE FOR THE STATE TEST!!!)
Here are the questions in case your tech doesn't work:
Problem 1: Choose one of the problems below to solve. Find 3 or more possible solutions!
Choice 1: Choose two 3-digit numbers to add for a sum close to 300. Show how you added the numbers. Prove it!
Choice 2: Choose two or more 2-digit numbers to add for a sum close to 80. Show how you added the numbers. Prove it!
Problem 2: Write 3 equations that make 157. At least one equation must you addition and one must use subtraction. The third equation can be whatever you choose! Make sure to show your thinking!!


Homework Assignments for the week of 11/28-Due Mon. Morning 12/4
Assignment 1: Reading Log
Assignment 2: Play Close to 100 and complete the reflection
(Supplies were sent home, but here are links to digital copies that can be printed)

Homework Assignments for the week of 11/14- Due Monday morning 11/27
There will be OPTIONAL homework this week that will be passed out in class on Friday, November 17.  Here is a link to a digital copy. It will be due the Monday after Fall Break (11/27). Students who complete the optional homework will be rewarded with a surprise. :) 
HAPPY FALL BREAK PART 2!

Homework Assignments for the week of 11/7- Due Monday morning 11/13
Assignment 1:  Reading Log
Assignment 2:  Play Capture 5 and complete the reflection
Homework Assignments for the week of 10/31-Due Monday morning 11/6
Assignment 1: Reading Log
Assignment 2: After trick-or-treating, create a graph to represent the candy you collected. This can be in paper or digital form that you send my way. 

You ARE NOT bringing in your candy. 

If you don't go trick-or-treating, create a data display of a collection you find at home. 

 Click here if you need graph paper to print. 


Assignment 3 (Optional): Dance Mat Typing

Homework for the week of 10/24-Due 10/30
Assignment 1: Reading Log- Click Here
Assignment 2: Math
Click here for Go formative or see below for the questions to respond on paper:
Answer in 3-4 sentences


Homework for week of 10/17- Due 10/23
Assignment 1: Reading Log- Click Here!
Assignment 2: Math Activities at home: 
Please read this letter- CLICK HERE. Choose one or more of the math activities explained to try at home! 
Then fill out this google form  (CLICK HERE!) or bring me a paper version describing the activity/activities you tried. Below are the same questions on the google form:

  • Which Math Activity did you try? (Guess My Rule, Investigate a Topic, Data in the Media
  • If you played Guess My Rule: What did you sort and how did you sort them?
  • If you Investigated a Topic: What did you investigate? What did you find?
  • If you found Data in the Media: What does the data show? Why is this data important?



Assignment 3 (OPTIONAL): Dance Mat Typing



Homework for 10/3-Due 10/16!
There will be OPTIONAL homework this week that will be passed out in class on Friday, October 6th. It will be due the Monday after Fall Break (10/16). Here is a digital copy as well. Students who complete the optional homework will be rewarded with a surprise. :) 
HAPPY FALL BREAK!


Homework for the week of 9/26- Due 10/2
Assignment 1: Reading Log- Click Here!

Assignment 2: Math Response- Click Here!
We are going to try Go Formative again! Kids should try using the google login button first and sign in with their school email and password. (See log-in instructions above). The reason we are using this way of responding is that it is very similar to how kids will have to respond to math questions digitally for state testing. It's good to practice! Again, if you are frustrated with the tech and would prefer to respond on paper, I am fine with that. Here are the questions:
1. Choose one option below. Make sure you show your thinking!

Choice 1: I have 32 flowers. I want to put them into equal bouquets. How many bouquets could I have? How many flowers in each bouquet? What math equations match this story?

Choice 2: I have 30 flowers. I want to put them into equal bouquets. How many bouquets could I have? How many flowers in each bouquet? What math equations match this story?

2. Choose one option below. Make sure you show your thinking!

Choice 1: I have some multiplication equations where the product (the answer) is close to 31. What are some possible multiplication equations?

Choice 2: I have some multiplication equations where the product (the answer) is close to 23. What are some possible multiplication equations?

Homework for the week of 9/19-9/25
Assignment 1: Reading log

Assignment 2: Unit 1 math games on Pearson(click me!)
Must do: Kids should play the game "Factor Pairs" (which we have played in class). 
Optional: They can also try the other two games, "Count and Compare" or "Missing factors
Please fill of this reflection sheet after playing: Math reflection

Homework for the week of 9/12-9/18
Assignment 1: Reading log

Assignment 2 (optional): Dance Mat Typing
While we work out kinks for math homework, this week you can choose to improve your typing skills on this website. I highly recommend giving this a shot as kids will be using typing skills all year long! I've added a reflection to the reading log this week about the website.

Homework for the week of 9/5-9/11
Assignment 1: Reading log
One for the week

Assignment 2: Math Facts
Practice 2 days/week

Assignment 3: Math response
Can be completed using the digital tool (Go Formative) or on a piece of paper and turned in to Ms. McMillan
Here are the questions in case you can't get your log in to work
1. Choose 1 out of the 2 options to solve. Show your work with a picture and an equation. Pick a number to fill in the blank.

Choice 1: There are 4 legs on a dog. How many legs on ________ dogs?

Choice 2: There are 11 dots on a lady bug. How many dots on ________ ladybugs?

2. Choose 1 out of the 2 options to solve. Show your work with a picture and an equation. Pick a number to fill in the blank. You can use the video and the hundreds chart below if needed.
Choice 1: I highlighted some multiples of 3 on a Hundreds Chart. What numbers could I have highlighted?
Choice 2: I highlighted some multiples of 4 on a Hundreds Chart. What numbers could I have highlighted?

GO FORMATIVE LOG-IN:
Email: studentusername@s.dcsdk12.org
Password: Dcsdlunchnumber

Students should have their email and password written in the front of their planner. Student usernames are typically last name, first initial, middle initial (a few students also have a number after their middle initial). Their email is their username followed by @s.dcsdk12.org. Their password is Dcsd followed by their lunch number. If I were a student, these would be my log in credentials:
Email: MCMILLANRL@s.dcsdk12.org
Password: Dcsd123456



Homework for the week of 8/29-9/4
Assignment 1: Reading log 
*Click here for an OPTIONAL reading challenge (also sent home today)

Assignment 2: Explore Math Fact websites (see above) and fill out Math Log by clicking here

Assignment 3: Optional: Bring in an artifact! -DUE Tuesday, Sept 5th
As part of our History Unit in Social Studies, the third grade will be opening a History Museum.   Their tasks will include collecting artifacts, studying them, and then being the host classrooms and curators for the museum.  

We are asking each student to collect an artifact for the museum to study at school and bring it in by Tuesday, September 5th.  This artifact could be any item that represents history. Some ideas are (but not limited to) an old piece of technology, something from their parent’s high school days, a family heirloom, or a garage sale/Goodwill find.  The possibilities are endless.  

After studying the artifact, constructing a classroom museum, and visiting the Plains Conservation Center on the 19th, the third grade will open their museum for one day to the public (details to be announced at a later date.)

We are so excited to see all the amazing artifacts that come in!

Thank you,
The 3rd grade team


Homework for the week of 8/22-8/28