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Ms. Melissa Simek - ELA Teacher  (Send e-mail)

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to building a partnership with you to help your child reach their highest potential!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS: Our class code is MFN8N. Click on the image below to place an order! Thank you for your support! :)


3rd Grade Advanced ELA Text Messages:


4th Grade Advanced ELA Text Messages:
 
 

This week in class

Monday
3rd-
Country Profile Study: Afghanistan
Introduce the novel Extra Credit using KWL chart
Introduce and Model RL 3.7- students will be completing activities as they read the novel

HW: Extra Credit chapters 1 & 2 with activities. Poetry Books due May 5th


4th-
Mythology Research Projects due
Introduce The Lightning Thief
Fury-present
ADHD/Dyslexia article

HW: Lightning Thief chapters 1 & 2 with novel activities

Tuesday
3rd-
RI 3.7 Designed to Survive and Run, Cheetah, Run!
RI 3.5 Color the Structure with Baseball

HW: Extra Credit chapters 3 & 4 with novel activities. Poetry Books due May 5th

4th-
RI 4.9-formative activity
Lightning Thief Chapter 3 with novel activities
3 fates-present

HW: Chapter 3 with novel activities


Wednesday
3rd-
Extra Credit
Quiz over chapters 1, 2, and 3
RI 3.7 formative activity
RI 3.5 Color the Structure "Insects"

HW: Extra Credit chapters 5 & 6 with novel activities. Poetry Books due May 5th

4th-
*4A Field Trip- NO ELA. Please complete reading assignments as homework
Lightning Thief chapter 4 with Minotaur Sketch
Satyr- present
HW: Lightning Thief chapter 4 with Minotaur Sketch


Thursday
3rd-
RI 3.7 summative activity "Railroads"
Extra Credit chapters 7 & 8 with chapter illustrations
RL 3.7 activity

HW: Extra Credit chapters 7 & 8 with chapter illustrations. Poetry Books due May 5th

4th-
RI 4.9 Summative activity
Lightning Thief chapter 5 with novel activities
Minotaur and Centaur- present


Friday
Friday
3rd-
Informational Outcome Assessment

HW: Extra Credit chapters 9 & 10

4th-
Lightning Thief chapter 6 with novel activities
“Chiron/Caudices and Big Dipper Legend”
Zeus, Hera, and Apollo-present

HW: Lightning Thief chapter 6 with novel activities


 
 

Important Dates

5/26/2017
Early Dismissal

5/29/2017
No School-Memorial Day

6/6/2017
Early Dimissal

 
 

Downloads List

3rd PARCC ELA Calendar [4/1/2017]
3rd Quarter Novel Letter [1/17/2017]
4th Grade Zoo Animals Research Links [12/14/2016]
4th PARCC ELA Calendar [4/1/2017]
4th Quarter Novel Selections Parent Letter [2/27/2017]
Classroom Procedures Letter [8/24/2016]
Curriculum Night Presentation [9/8/2016]
Cyber Safety Tips for Kids and Parents! [9/15/2013]
ELA Summer Reading Reccomendations [5/24/2016]
First Quarter Novel Selections Letter [8/21/2016]
Google Drive Log-In at Home [12/14/2016]
Parent Contact Form [8/21/2016]
Remind Text Message Instructions [8/21/2016]
Research Resources for all Students [11/29/2016]
Scholastic Book Orders [9/8/2014]
Second Quarter Novel Selections Letter [9/21/2016]
Student Interest Survey [8/21/2016]
Summer Reading Reccomendations [4/20/2017]
Welcome Letter [8/21/2016]

 
 

Cool Links

3rd Grade FFFJ Interactive Map
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3rd- Artist Biographies
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3rd- Japan Research Link # 1
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3rd- Japan Research Link # 2
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3rd- Japan Research Link # 3
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4th- animal research resource
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4th- Immigration Investigation
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4th- Mystery of Harris Burdick
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5th- Jamestown Adventure!
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ABCya
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BBC Word Master
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Chomp Chomp Grammar Bites
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Class Book Reccomendations Padlet
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CNN Sudent News
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Creative Story Writers
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EF Dinner Auction Information
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EF Dinner Auction Information
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Figurative Language Games
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Funbrain
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FunSchool
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Gamequarium
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KidBlog Log In
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LW East Science STEM Night
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Mensa for Kids- Games and Puzzles
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News ELA
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PARCC # 1
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PARCC # 2
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PARCC # 6
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PARCC # 7- Math
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PARCC #4- Math
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PARCC #5
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PARCC Practice Link 3
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Reading Textbook
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Research Link 1- Encylopedia
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Research Link 2- Britannica
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Research Link 3- Ducksters
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Research Link 4: Nat Geo Kids
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Research Link 5: Kiddle- Kid Safe Search Engine
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Research Link 6: Kidtopia- Kid safe search engine
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Research Link 7: KidRex- kid friendly search engine
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Research Link 8: Kids USA
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Scholastic Book Orders
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World Book Encyclopedia
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