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     Alyssa Maslonka
    Alyssa Maslonka
    3rd Grade Yellow Team ELAR/SS
     
    Howdy! My name is Mrs. Maslonka. This is my sixth year here at Arlington Classics Academy and this is my fifth year to teach 3rd grade. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and I am a proud, Fightin' Texas Aggie. I am certified in Early Childhood thru 6th grade, English as a Second Language, and hold 30 hours of Gifted/Talented Training. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband, our two cats, family, and friends. I also enjoy reading, shopping, and going to the movies. I am very excited to be working with a wonderful staff and an awesome group of students. Looking forward to meeting you all! 
     
     
    Email Address:  alyssa.maslonka@acaedu.net 
     
    Conference Period: 2:30 - 3:20
     
     
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    Since there are several students starting to get sick, I thought I would post what we are doing in class each day here to make it easier for everyone if their child is up to completing make up work at home. 
     
    Note: A copy of the reading log, frayer models, spelling lists, and the poem are on the 3rd Grade ELAR Resources page. For Social Studies, the online textbooks are on the 3rd Grade SS Resources page. 
     
     
    Make Up Work
     
    Wednesday 10/23
    Centers
    SS Station - Worked on Ch. 5-7 Vocab. Activity 
    Buddy to Buddy Station - Read The Saga of Pecos Bill and answer the questions at the end of the story. 
    Vocabulary Station - Work on Frayer Models for The Saga of Pecos Bill - Vocab. Words: saga, tame, genuine, coiled
    Spelling Station
     
    Thursday 10/24
    Continued Centers
    Students were called up to say their poem - "Dream Variations"
     
    SS - We set up a new unit in our composition books - Earliest Americans
     
    When we start a new unit, we always start on the next blank page that is on the RIGHT. 
    ***We had a discussion on what we learned from when we got our composition books checked from the last Nine Weeks. 
    -Make sure you have titles on every page - spelled correctly and capitalized.
    -Make sure you have dates on every page. 
    -Make sure you have page numbers on every page.
    -Make sure you complete each page. 
    -Make sure your Table of Contents is updated. 
     
    First Page:
    Title - Earliest Americans
    On the first line, write - Must have 9 sentences total.
    On the next line, write - What I Know
    Skip 5 lines.
    On the next line, write - What I Want to Know
    Skip 6 lines.
    On the next line, write - What I Learned
    --This is known as a K-W-L chart that you will complete by the end of the unit and it will be for a grade.
    Earliest Americans KWL Chart
     
    Second Page:
    Title - Earliest Americans Vocabulary pg. 1
    You will now write the chapter number in the left margin. 
     
    Earliest Americans Vocabulary
     
    Third Page:
    Title - Earliest Americans Vocabulary pg. 2
    Earliest Americans Vocab. pg. 2
     
    Fourth Page:
    Title - Earliest Americans Vocabulary pg. 3
    Earliest Americans Vocabulary pg. 3
     
    Fifth Page:
    Title - Map of Beringia
    You will be given a map to glue in your composition book and you will need to label it.  
    Map of Beringia
     
    Sixth Page:
    You will be given a chart - Earliest Americans Chart 
    We will complete this chart as we go through the unit. 
    Earliest Americans Chart pg. 1
     
    Friday 10/25
    1. Introduce new poem - "The First Thanksgiving of All" Due Thursday, November 21st
    2. Cursive Handwriting Lesson - Passed out the cursive handwriting workbooks. 
    Please make sure you follow directions in this workbook. You will need to read pages 20-23 and complete pages 24-27.
    3. Social Studies - Read Earliest Americans Ch. 1-2
    We started the KWL Chart, completed the Map of Beringia, and worked on vocabulary. 
    SS Vocabulary Quiz Wed. 10/29 
    We will have our first vocabulary quiz this Wednesday, October 29th on the first 10 vocabulary words. The vocabulary words are on pages 1-12 in the textbook. You can access the textbook online and write the vocabulary down. I also posted the vocabulary in a separate Google Doc and it's in 3rd Grade SS Resources. 
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 10/28
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #7 Fri. 11/1
    SS - Vocab. Quiz Wed. 10/30 - First 10 words Ch. 1-2 pg. 1-12
     
    Monday 10/28
    1. Turn in Report Cards
    2. Check Reading Logs.
    3.Read Gigi and the Wishing Ring pg. 324
    4. Work on vocabulary/Frayer Models - Vocab. Words: eminent, peasant, stately, deceive
    --You can print a copy of the Frayer Models from 3rd Grade ELAR Resources
    5. Work on Social Studies Vocabulary
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/4
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #7 Fri. 11/1
    SS - Vocab. Quiz Wed. 10/30 - First 10 Words Ch. 1-2 pg. 1-12
     
    Tuesday 10/29
    1. Finished reading Gigi and the Wishing Ring
    2. Centers
    *Buddy to Buddy - Students read the story with a buddy and answer the questions at the end of the story.
    *Teacher Table - Small group reading lesson with the teacher
    *Social Studies and Spelling
    -Students work on Ch. 1 Review Questions and then, they can work on the reusable spelling activities to study their spelling words.
    *Vocabulary - Students complete Frayer Models over the vocabulary words that were given to them yesterday and turn them in. 
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/4
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #7 Fri. 11/1
    SS - Vocab. Quiz Wed. 10/30 - First 10 Words Ch. 1-2 pg. 1-12
     
    SS Ch. 1 Review Ch.1 Review Questions
    Students glued these in their composition book. 
    Title - Ch. 1 Review
    *Be sure to write the date and page number on the page. 
     
     
     
    Wednesday 10/30
    1. Complete SS Vocab. Quiz - First 10 words Ch. 1-2 pg. 1-12
    2. Centers
    *Buddy to Buddy - Students read the story with a buddy and answer the questions at the end of the story.
    *Teacher Table - Small group reading lesson with the teacher
    *Social Studies and Spelling
    -Students work on Ch. 1 Review Questions and then, they can work on the reusable spelling activities to study their spelling words.
    *Vocabulary - Students complete Frayer Models over the vocabulary words that were given to them on Monday and turn them in. 
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/4
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #7 Fri. 11/1
    SS - Finish Ch. 1 Review - Due Tom. 10/31 -- Ch. 1 Review Questions are located under Tuesday 10/29
     
    Thursday 10/31
    1. SS - Discuss and Check Ch. 1 Review
    2. Lesson - Quotation Marks - Students completed one side of a worksheet in class. This worksheet will not be posted on this webpage.
    3. Quick Write: Who or what are you going to be for Halloween ad why? 
    OR choose a topic from your Writing Ideas section and write about it.
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/4
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #7 Fri. 11/1
    SS - Finish Ch. 2-3 Vocab. Due Tom. 11/1 
    Ch. 2-3 Vocab. Quiz Wed. 11/6 pg. 13-23 - Second Set of 10 Words
     
    Friday 11/1
    1. Spelling Test #7
    2. Reading Test - Gigi and the Wishing Ring - Kids will use their reading books to answer the questions and provide textual evidence.
    3. Review Quotation Marks - Students will complete the other side of the worksheet. 
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/4
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #8 Fri. 11/8
    Ch. 2-3 Vocab. Quiz Wed. 11/6 pg. 13-23 - Second Set of 10 Words
     
    Monday 11/4
    Check Reading Logs
    Quick Write: What did you think of Gigi and the Wishing Ring? What would you do if you had the ring?
    Read Running Rivals along with class discussion
    Work on Vocabulary - meets, concentrated, disappointed, personal
    Work on SS Ch. 2 Review --> Ch. 2 Review Questions
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/11
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #8 Fri. 11/8
    SS - Finish Ch. 2 Review - Due Tom. 11/5
    SS - Ch. 2-3 Vocab. Quiz Wed. 11/6 pg. 13-23 - Second Set of 10 Words
     

    Chapter 2

    1. Who were the first Americans?

    2. What happened that allowed the people of Beringia to go farther into North America?

    3. How did the climate change help kill off the large animals?

    4. Why did the first Americans change their ways of life as they traveled across North and South America?

    5. What important discovery did people in Mexico make about seven thousand years ago?

     
     
    Tuesday 11/5
    ELAR
    Centers
    -Buddy to Buddy - read Running Rivals and answer the questions at the end
    -Vocabulary - meets, concentrated, disappointed, personal
    -Teacher Table - Context Clues and Textual Evidence
    -Spelling
    SS
    Discuss and check Ch. 2 Review
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/11
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #8 Fri. 11/8
    SS - Finish Ch. 2 Review - Due Tom. 11/5
    SS - Ch. 2-3 Vocab. Quiz Wed. 11/6 pg. 13-23 - Second Set of 10 Words
     
    Wednesday 11/6
    SS Ch. 2-3 Vocabulary Quiz pg. 13-23 - Second Set of 10 Words
    Continue Centers
    SS - Work on Ch. 3 Review 
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/11
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #8 Fri. 11/8
     

    Chapter 3

    1. Who taught the Inuit how to make bows and arrows for hunting?

    2. How did the Inuit travel by sea? How did they travel by land?

    3. Why did some Inuit groups travel to Canada and Greenland?

    4. What type of shelter did the Inuit live in during these seasons - winter, summer, and fall? 

    5. What five animals did the Inuit hunt? 

     
    Thursday 11/7
    Quotation Marks - Task Cards 
    Finish Frayer Models
    Reread Running Rivals
    SS - Finish Ch. 3 Review Questions
    Work on Ch. 4 Review Questions
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/11
    SS - Ch. 4 Review Due Tom. 11/8
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #8 Fri. 11/8
    SS Ch. 3-6 Vocab. Quiz Wed. 11/13 - Last 8 Words 
     

    Chapter 4

    1. What are cliff dwellers?

    2. Who were the Ancestral Pueblo? What did they eat?

    3. What is adobe? How did the Ancestral Pueblo use adobe?

    4. How might a change in the climate have caused the Ancestral Pueblo to leave their homes?

    5. In what two parts of North America did most of the Mound Builders live? 

    6. What three crops did the Mound Builders grow? 

     
     
     
    Friday 11/8
    Spelling Test #8
    Reading Test - Running Rivals
    SS - Discuss and check Ch. 4 Review
    Quotation Marks
    Writing
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/11
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #8 Fri. 11/13
    SS Ch. 3-6 Vocab. Quiz Wed. 11/13 - Last 8 Words
     
    Monday 11/11
    Read - Brothers At Bat pg. 416
    Work on Frayer Models - littered, rivalry, disbanded, donated
    Social Studies - Read Ch. 5 and complete review questions
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/18
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #9 Fri. 11/15
    SS Ch. 3-6 Vocab. Quiz Wed. 11/13 - Last 8 Words
     
    Tuesday 11/12 - Extra P.E. Day
    Finished reading Brothers At Bat
    Worked on SS Ch. 5 Part 1 - The students that did not finish it in class need to finish it tonight for homework.
    Assignments
    ELAR - Reading Log Due Mon. 11/18
    Thanksgiving Poem Due Thurs. 11/21
    Spelling Test #9 Fri. 11/15
    SS - Finish Ch. 5 Part 1 - Due Tom. 11/13
    Ch. 5 Part 2 - Due Thurs. 11/14
    SS Ch. 3-6 Vocab. Quiz Wed. 11/13 - Last 8 Words
     
    Wednesday 11/13 - Friday 11/15
    Completed Frayer Models - Brothers At Bat
    Reading Test - Brothers At Bat
     
     
    Monday 11/18 - Friday 11/22
    Read Alice In Wonderland Ch. 1-3 and completed discussion questions
    Fill-in-the-Blank Poetry Test - The First Thanksgiving of All
    SS Earliest Americans Ch. 6 Review
     

    Chapter 6

    1. When did the Creek Nation begin?

    2. How did the Creek Nation spread out? 

    3. What new regions did the Creek move to?

    4. Every Seminole is a member of one of the eight clans, named mostly after different animals, such as Bear, Deer, and Pather. What do Seminoles believe about the names of their clans? 

    5. Why did Cherokee council houses have seven sides? 

    6. Why did Cherokee groups have two chiefs?

    7. Who was Sequoyah, and why was he important?

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Resources
     
    ELA
     
    Great Website For Grammar Practice - https://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-3
     
    Capitalization --> Capitalization Notes
     
    Types of Sentences --> Types of Sentences 
     
    Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives Notes --> Nouns Verbs Adjectives Notes
     
    Simple Subject and Simple Predicate --> Simple Subject and Simple Predicate
     
    Adverbs Practice --> Adverbs Practice
    *The answer key is on the second page.
     
    Prepositions - Study notes in ELA folder
     
    Possessive Nouns --> Possessive Nouns Notes
     
    List of Transition Words to help with writing --> Transition Words