February 17 – 21, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few things to keep in mind this week…

  • Please keep in mind that the trimester ends February 28, 2020.  All trimester 2 work and AR goals need to be turned in/complete by that date!
  • Students should be reading the biography for the Black History Biography Project.  Please see the directions and examples of the attached page.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I am happy to help to make this project successful and enjoyable for everyone!  The project is due Monday, February 24, 2020!
  • Friday, February 21, 2020 is a minimum day.  Dismissal is at 11:50am

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will visit the library on Fridays.
  • In math, we will work on Chapter 13: Bar Graphs & Line Plots.  We will finish and test this short chapter either this Friday or on Monday next week  Please note this means we are working in Math Book and Math Workbook Version 2.
    • Chapter 14 test corrections (and any other corrections from Trimester 2) are due February 27, 2020.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading Life on the Ice and working on related comprehension and grammar skills.
    • By this Friday, your student needs to complete 90% of his/her new AR goal.  Please remember that AR ends 2/28/20 for this trimester!
  • In Social Studies, we will continue to discuss the directions and give examples to the Black History Month project.
  • In Science, we will continue our unit on Motion and Force.

February 10 – 14, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few things to keep in mind this week…

  • Please keep in mind that the trimester ends February 28, 2020.  All trimester 2 work and AR goals need to be turned in/complete by that date!
  • Students should be reading the biography for the Black History Biography Project.  Please see the directions and examples of the attached page.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I am happy to help to make this project successful and enjoyable for everyone!  The project is due February 24, 2020!
  • Friday, February 14 is Valentine’s DayStudents are welcome to bring Valentine’s to pass out to classmates, however, he/she MUST bring enough for the whole class (27 students in total).  If you and your student want to also bring a treat to enjoy while we pass out Valentine’s, please contact me to coordinate.
  • There is no school on Monday, February 17, 2020.  Have a great long weekend!

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will visit the library on Fridays.
  • In math, we will test Chapter 14: Fractions on Tuesday and will begin Chapter 13: Bar Graphs & Line Plots  Please note this means we are working in Math Book and Math Workbook Version 2.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading Two Bear Cubs and working on related comprehension and grammar skills.
    • By next Friday, your student needs to complete 90% of his/her new AR goal.  Please remember that AR ends 2/28/20 for this trimester!
  • In Social Studies, we will continue to discuss the directions and give examples to the Black History Month project.
  • In Science, we will begin our unit on Motion and Force.

February 3 – 7, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few things to keep in mind this week…

  • Students will get a Progress Report and updated STAR reading report on Monday.  Please sign and return on Tuesday.  Please keep in mind that the trimester ends February 28, 2020.  All trimester 2 work and AR goals need to be turned in/complete by that date!
  • Students should be reading the biography for the Black History Biography Project.  Please see the directions and examples of the attached page.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I am happy to help to make this project successful and enjoyable for everyone!

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will visit the library on Fridays.
  • In math, we will finish and test Chapter 14: Fractions this week.  We will begin Chapter 13: Bar Graphs & Line Plots  Please note this means we are working in Math Book and Math Workbook Version 2.
    • Chapter 9 test corrections will be due Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
      • I am offering help at last recess with test corrections if you and your student are struggling at home.  This week, I will go over problems #10 on Monday, #11 on Tuesday.  Test Corrections are due by the end of the day on Tuesday.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading A Tree is Growing and working on related comprehension and grammar skills.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 80% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we will continue to discuss the directions to the Black History Month project.
  • In Science, we will begin our unit on Motion and Force.

January 27 – 31, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few things to keep in mind this week…

  • Tuesday is the 100th Day of School — the theme this year is “100 Days Brighter!”
  • Friday is a Minimum Day – dismissal is at 11:50am
  • This week, students brought home the first part of the Black History Biography Project.  Please see the directions and examples of the attached page.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I am happy to help to make this project successful and enjoyable for everyone!

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will visit the library on Fridays.
  • In math, we will continue to work on Chapter 14: Fractions.  Please note this means we are working in Math Book and Math Workbook Version 2.
    • Chapter 9 test corrections will be due February 4, 2020.
      • I am offering help at last recess with test corrections if you and your student are struggling at home.  This week, I will go over problems #6 and #7 on Tuesday, #8 on Wednesday, #9 on Thursday, and #10 on Friday.  I will go over the other problems on this test throughout next week.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading The Albertosaurus Mystery and working on related comprehension and grammar skills.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 70% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we will be going over directions to the Black History Month Project and finishing the Native Americans of California unit.

January 21 – 24, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

I hope everyone had a wonderful 3-day weekend!

A few things to keep in mind this week…

  • I will be sending home new Field Trip permission slips either this week or next week.  The Oak Glen Field Trip has been rescheduled for February 26, 2020.
  • The PTA Game Night is Thursday beginning at 6:00pm — please look for the flyer that went home on Tuesday.
  • Next Tuesday is the 100th Day of School — the theme this year is “100 Days Brighter!”

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will visit the library on Fridays.
  • In math, we will continue to work on Chapter 14: Fractions.  Please note this means we are working in Math Book and Math Workbook Version 2.
    • Chapter 9 test corrections will be due February 4, 2020.
      • I am offering help at last recess with test corrections if you and your student are struggling at home.  This week, I will go over problems #1 and #2 on Tuesday, #3 on Wednesday, #4 on Thursday, and #5 on Friday.  I will go over the other problems on this test throughout next week.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will focusing on an SBAC practice assessment.  This is a practice assessment to help prepare the students for the end of the year testing, specifically the Performance Task (an essay).  We will also complete a practice assessment for math, although that test is typically quicker to complete.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 60% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we continue to be learning about Native Americans of California.

January 14-17, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

Please remember there is no school on Monday, January 20, 2020.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we will start Chapter 14: Fractions.  Please note this means we are working in Math Book and Math Workbook Version 2.
    • Chapter 8 test corrections will be due January 14, 2020.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading Judy Moody Saves the World! and working on related comprehension and grammar skills.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 50% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we continue to be learning about Native Americans of California.

January 6 – 10, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a fun, restful, and enjoyable Winter Holiday.  This week, we will be focusing on remembering our routines, classroom behaviors, and peer relations.

On Wednesday, students will take home a progress report with up-to-date grades as well as a new STAR reading report.  Please review, sign, and return the progress report on Thursday.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we will continuing and finishing Chapter 9: Using Bar Models: Multiplication and Division.  On Friday, we will take the chapter test.
    • Chapter 8 test corrections will be due January 14, 2020.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading Ramona Quimbly, Age 8: The Extra-Good Sunday and working on related comprehension and grammar skills.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 40% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we will be learning about Native Americans of California.

December 9 – 13, 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few important things about this week…

  • The Winter Holiday Party will be Friday, December 13, 2019!  Please use this link to sign up to donate supplies for the event and/or volunteer at the party!  Thank you for your support and help.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we finishing the test on Chapter 8: Division this week, and beginning Chapter 9: Using Bar Models: Multiplication and Division
    • Chapter 8 test corrections will be due January 14, 2020.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading various holiday themed texts.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 30% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we will be presenting the Winter Holiday Projects
  • In Science, we will have a guest on Tuesday to give the second part of a presentation about organisms, water, and conservation in science.

December 2 – 6, 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.   megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful Thanksgiving break!

A few important things about this week…

  • This week, students will be completing a District Writing Assessment.  This assessment will be focused on your student’s ability to write an informative essay.
  • On Wednesday, December 4, 3rd grade will go on the Oak Glen Conservancy Field Trip!  We will leave campus at about 8:10am and return at about 1:50pm.  It is very important that your student arrives at Smiley on time so he/she does not miss the bus.  Please make sure your student…
    • dresses for the weather in the mountains.  Wearing layers of clothing is a smart idea!
    • brings water to carry around during the trip
    • if you indicated on the permission slip that your student would bring a lunch, please make sure to pack a lunch for that day.  Ask your student if you cannot remember — I reminded them on Monday about who is bringing a lunch from home.
  • Friday, December 6, 2019 is a minimum day.  Students will be dismissed at 11:50am.
  • The Winter Holiday Project is due Monday, December 9, 2019.  Please make sure your students ask questions and gets help this week!

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (starting Art this week!) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we are working on Chapter 8: Division this week.  We will take the test on Thursday.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading the text Yonder Mountain: A Cherokee Legend and focusing on comparing and contrasting.  We will also be completing an informative writing assessment.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 20% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Science, we will have a special guest on Thursday to give a presentation about organisms, life, and conservation in science.

November 18 – 22, 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few important things about this week…

  • Conference Week is November 18-22, 2019!  There are minimum days all week, so please remember your student will be dismissed at 11:50am.  Please see the conference schedule to verify your time and date for the conference:
    • Parent Conference Schedule 2019-2020
    • Please make sure to arrive with enough time to check into the office with an ID.
    • We only have 20 minutes — please come prepared with any questions or concerns you have.
    • If you need to change the time, please e-mail or call me to reschedule.
  • There is no school November 25-29, 2019.  School will be back on December 2, 2019.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (starting Art this week!) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we are working on Chapter 8: Division this week.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading the text Tops and Bottoms and focusing on learning about themes.  We will also be focusing on an Informative Essay about Caribou.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 10% of his/her new AR goal.