Welcome new third grader and your families! Third grade is a momentous year and I look forward to celebrating learning together!
We look forward to you joining us this evening for Open House from 5:30-7 pm, to get to know your new classroom and each other! You may bring your supplies to lighten your bookbag on Tuesday, our first day of school. :) I suggest your leave your three ring binder at home to organize tests you may want to keep to review for our SOL tests in the Spring. The tests will be hole punched for your convenience. I have extra composition books for your use in our classroom. I appreciate you being able to see your thinking as the year progresses, in your notebooks.
Parents, I am implementing whole brain teaching strategies to help your student become more engaged in their education and teach one another what they are learning. If you are interested, a free website is wholebrainteaching.com.
As teachers, we will be focusing on teaching and learning to be visible. Students will understand our goals in each lesson and learn how to take ownership of their learning. As teachers, we want to learn to listen and understand where each student is working and provide feedback. Our goal is for students to be able to self-monitor and self assess, and to have ownership in their learning. Our staff is using John Hattie's thoughts on Visible Learning to help us reach that goal. :)
I look forward to teaching your student! They energize me!
We have a classroom pet named Rex (Rexie), who is of the Mini Rex breed. Students take turns caring for him in our classroom. If you would like to host him a weekend, please send back the form and we'll communicate when it suits you best. He will need a car ride to your home on Friday and be brought back on Monday.
Remember, Verona kids are respectful, responsible, and eager to always be learning! :)
Sincerely, Mrs. Myers
Tumble Books which is linked to the Augusta County Library: Please highlight the website address and right click to open to their site! Enjoy! Click on black lettered tumblebooks word on the library page. http://www.augustacountylibrary.org/childrens/
Mighty Books is a wonderful resource of listening stories.
Reading Genre learning games http://www.quia.com/rr/111225.html http://www.quia.com/jg/382369.html
Below are learning games, but somehow the format changed at the beginning of the school year, so you'll need to search a little to find the ones you enjoy.
Earth patterns and cycles game.
A wonderful Math site on place value to review! http://www.mhschool.com/math/mathconnects/tn/se/030294_chapter_01.pdf
Knowing the author's purpose helps us comprehend what we are reading. Enjoy a video to help you understand 5 purposes. http://www.gamequarium.org/cgi-bin/search/linfo.cgi?id=4252
Want to know how you're doing with Author's Purpose? Take a short quiz. http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/term/draggeneric.asp?filename=msmith5evaluate
VDOE Reading website practice
Endangered Animal Lists and information to help you research an animal! :)
Kids' Planet: http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html
Let's review our Dictionary Skills,Guide Words, Homophones with these games.
How are we doing with making grids? Use this wonderful Social Studies site to make one to place the different products grown in VA. http://www.virginiatrekkers.com/Appalachian/Products.html
Latitude and Longitude practice with ABCya! Fun game! http://www.abcya.com/latitude_and_longitude_practice.htm
Earth Cycles and Changes games
Song about the Changes on Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIH8lqnuWac&feature=related
Video of the Sun, Earth, and Moon http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/410/deploy/interface.html
Video of Tides- cool explanation http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-climate/tides.htm
Millionaire Games with Earth patterns http://www.quia.com/rr/217964.html?AP_rand=737454505
Oreo Cookie Moon Phases! http://www.sciencebob.com/blog/?p=828
Enjoy lots of learning games!
Oh, my goodness! You must try some of these language games!!
Science SOL Released test items to practice! :)
Wonderful Science practice for our SOL test!
Great math games!
Math: Probability game!
Wonderful Math practice with technology enhancement questions!
Jamestown Online Adventure
Try your hand at SOL practice, please!
Wonderful perimeter practice!!
Try your hand at perimeter and area!
Alien Punctuation game!
Comma Cameleon game!
Try this fun cartoon game from Garfield!
Synonym, Antonym and homophones
Last year, we used claymation to shed light on our 4 European explorers. Thanks to Mrs. Karen Miller to putting together your still pictures and audio of each Explorer's life into iMovie.
Click on the Famous Americans link! Enjoy!
If your family would enjoy having our pet rabbit, Rex, to spend the weekend with you, just let me know. He comes with his food and shavings. He will need a ride home from school and back again, since he doesn't ride the bus. :)
Scholastic Book Club website for online ordering! :)
Great IXL Math practice for homework!
Great Science Review practice!
Here are wonderful keyboarding games through a symbalo, thanks to Mrs. Miller, our ITRT!
Scroll down below, for fun games to play.
See some cool recommended reading :) This is where I found out about the Lunch Lady series~!
Enjoy the games below! :)
Parents, YOU really do make a difference in your child's life!!
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your teacher and friend,
Mrs. Rowena Myers :)
IXL Math log-in-even over the summer! Use your lunch number for both your username and password, please.
Word Study practice sites for homework :)
Freerice.com is a wonderful way to donate food to people groups who are hungry, and improve your vocabulary and math skills! :)
Lots of wonderful word games are on this Sybaloo site!!
Girls, have fun learning your multiplication facts while dressing up a fashion girl! :)
Jamestown Online adventure! :)
How about some keyboarding games?
Measurement video to teach measuring ordinary objects around home.
Build your own thermometer!
Geometry games to play!
Cool Ten Frame online game! :)
Math Zone offers lots of online math activities:)
Story Starters for great writing!
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Try this fascinating online writing activity with Scholastic!
Take a pretest on Simple machines. :)
Place Value practice game!
A fantastic math site with different games! Myers' class- Click on Verona-elementary-school and use your sumdog username and password. Have fun!!
Lots of really cool math games!
Here's a really cool site for reading comprehension games!
Wonderful learning games, all on one site, thanks to Karen Miller!!
Wonderful Time games!
Jefferson Lab math practice
Internet4 classrooms math practice: choose place value, rounding- estimates, addition, multiplication, and subtraction games
Drag and Drop Math problem game!
Play one of the Grammar games online. Lots of fun!!
Study for your Maps test, learning the location of hemispheres, equator, and prime meridian through the Millionaire game.
Practice your map skills with this interactive game.
Free Rice is a wonderful way to practice vocabulary skills and help feed people who are hungry! :)
http://www.freerice.com/index.php?s=English%20Vocabulary&t=308392123816&l=13rd grade READING SOL online practice :)
Get familiar with with 3rd grade ancient Greece and Rome vocabulary by playing games! :)
Play some Measurement games online!
Try these Measurement questions. If you're successful, the little guy is happy!
Practice your Homophone word choices!
Have fun playing these reading strategy games for 3rd to 5th graders! :)
Try these fun Science games to help you get ready for your SOL test! :)
Cool site for videos and activities to do with Animal Adaptations
Wonderful Math resources to review for SOL practice!
On this page, you will find several keyboarding games. :)
Math SOL practice questions :)
Science SOL practice questions :)
Science jlab practice tests
Water Cycle quiz
Simple Machine quiz
Third grade Geometry game! :)
Practice your cursive handwriting skills by writing a paragraph! :)
Here are a slew of wonderful math games to play http://www.wartgames.com/themes/math/skipcounting.html
Simple Machines games :)
Third grade Science review with games!
Simple and Complex Machines Activities :)
Subtraction rap and games
Ascend Math for study math facts online!
Put Christmas lights on a house by solving math problems. The more problems you solve, the more lights!! :)
Lots of math games :)
Time games and activities :)
Do you know the time?
Another time game
Several math games are on this site
Use this site to practice many math activities! :)
Another cool site for math games!
Telling Time games
Ancient Greek- Fling the Teacher
Ancient Rome- Fling the Teacher
Ancient Greek Olympic facts
Car Wash Multiplication! Wash those cars!
Animal Adaptations video
Wonderful Science resources
"Find the Continent" Game to play. :)
Drag an Drop the continents game
Latitude and longitude game
Franny's Feet geography game
Enjoy all these wonderful games in different subject areas! This is a wonderful summer activity site on rainy days!
Jefferson Lab math and science quizzes to take!
Learn Math Vocabulary with these FUN activities!
Wow! Here's a great site for language arts/ reading practice!
Try these LEVEL ONE typing games on dancemattyping!!
When you've mastered level one, check with Mrs. Myers about going on to LEVEL TWO! :)
Have a blast with this story starter on Scholastic!!
Try these reading strategy activities!
Here is a site of wonderful math games galore!! Have fun this summer playing these games!
Let's practice 3 different angles!
Build a fish and see if it can adapt! Fun interactive game!
Try this Supermarket interactive botany game!
Watch the video of tricks you can do with shadows!
Play the Great Plant Escape game!
Plant Explorer Activities
Here's a good site to practice basic time facts
Bedtime Bandits! Try to stay up as late as possible by telling time!
Stop the Clock! Game
Telling Time Practice
Play "Fly By" contraction game
Contraction Concentration Game
Dr. Seuss' Storymaker! Have fun writing your own story!
Play these Science games on Jefferson Lab!
View how gravity of the moon affects tides on the earth.
Play the Environmental Rescue game by completing sentences, using your word attack skills.
Play this Probability game to understand these skills.
Review place value game
Practice your multiplication facts with the hot air balloon game
Down on the Farm- easy and fast multiplication
Fling the Teacher Multiplication Game
Another Fling the Teacher Multiplication Game if the 1st doesn't work! :)
Two and three D shapes with Fling the teacher
Fling the Teacher with addition and subtraction facts
Fling the Teacher with Percents, Decimals, and Fractions!
multiplication game from Fun Mult. Math
Walk the Plank with Multiplication
Fridge math Games!
Rhyming with a Circus game
Alpine Ski Lodge game with similar vowel sounds
Find the rhyming picture words
Different parts of a book
Chapter heading quiz
Match the When in the setting
Picture puzzle games for fun!
Online Prefix game!
Play Hangman with Prefixes
Wordle Prefixes format
Prefix matching game
Prefix Catch- use the arrow keys to move the Red Riding Hood
Various online activities to use prefix words
Build a Crystal Castle with your knowledge of prefixes!
Show what you know with these prefix quizzes!
Type in the suffix words
Match the suffix with the base word
Can you pass this quiz on suffixes?
Flamingo with suffix y, ly
Suffixes ship, hood, ness, ment
Suffixes of ful, less, ly
Suffixes make new words
Another suffix game
Click on the game, "In the Maze" for a fun suffix game
Jelly fish suffix game
Water Cycle facts- kid site!
Here are some cool place value games!
Math Magician- Practice your addition and subtraction facts
Ancient Greece website
Fling the Teacher Game with Ancient Greece
Fling the Teacher Game with Ancient Rome
Check out these 3 Food Webs game!
Create An Ocean Food Web Game
Create a Rainforest Food Web
Surprising Carnivores information page
Birds' beaks adaptations!
Birds' feet adaptations
Take the Turtle Race for a week! See how far you get!
Can you tell which is an organism? Click on the pictures to find out!
Here's a great math site to practice our third grade skills!
Location on a Map grid web game!
Letter Number Grid Play web game!
Help Mario find his birthday card and gifts!
Learn more about maps on a Kids' page!
Lots of games to play and learn as you play!!
Parents' Guide to A.R. with questions answered! :)
"Fling the Teacher" multiplication game
Math Quiz for practice
Race Car Race with Fractions
Jeopardy with multiplication
Drag Racing with Division
Subtracting Fractions- Bug Splat
Basic Shapes Game
Decimals jeopardy game
Play this game to learn about Government!
Millionaire Game with Government concepts:)
These are 2nd grade math practices
These are 1st grade math practices!
See how much you know about Native Americans
One Hen maze
One Hen memory game
Read stories who have benefitted from small loans! :)
Try out this Mali Scavenger Hunt!!! :)
On this site are 3rd grade computer games!
Try theses prefix and suffix games!
Here are other language arts games to play!
Fun with Plants!
How does your garden grow?
Check out the books and games on this Scholastic Website! ;)
Fairy Tales kindergarten review. Check out the quiz, 3rd graders!!
Simple Machines learning site
Simple Machine game!
Try this money game!
Giving change back game!
Giving cashier money game!
Matching money game!
Great clock activity in the classroom!
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Stop the Clock game!
Time Quiz! You can do it!
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Reading: Enjoy the Groundhog Day and Pos, , sum Night story
Try these multiplication games!
Here's another great multiplication game site!
Try this multiplication g, ame!
Wow! What a wonderful kid site on the Solar System!
Day and Night
Phases of the Moon
The Tides are affected by the moon's gravity!
Check out the planets as you would travel through space!
Earth, Moon, and Sun
The planets in their orbits!
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Earth in different colors!
Check out the Solar System!
This looks like a fun Explorer game with your group
Try matching these Roman cards!
Dress the Roman gladiator
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Other Roman sites
A fun game on cyberbullying!
Game site for learning States of Matter
Check out the Explorers
Review what you know about ancient civilizations
Try a Ponce de Leon webquest
Solids, Liquids and Gases
Scholastic's Greece site
Voyage Back in Time to Ancient Greece
Ancient Greek game site
, http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/classic, s/olympics/flashmovie.shtmlAncient Greek theater
Ancient Greece website
Check these site out about three Greek cities! Read carefully!
Soils Critter Game
Great Soils website!
I Know That website with lots of ideas!
Watch and read along with fairy tales and folktales!
Reading helps for parents on Finding the Main Idea strategy
Animal adaptations game
READING: Drawing Conclusions Quiz!~
READING: Context Clues quiz!~
SeeWhat You Know About Bats: Quiz
GRAMMAR: Pronoun Quiz :)
Practice learning your continents and oceans! :)
Drag the continents to their correct place in the world!
Another geography game!
Now take a quiz on hemispheres that we've studied in our class!
Here's the Battleship game put with our Map Skills.
Place Value to the Thousands games
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Wonderful math practice games!
Practice Odd an, d Even Numbers!
Wow! Lots of fun to play with Math!
<, DIV>Easier Math problems
http://www.softschools.com/grades/1and2.jspTake a little ten question quiz on place value!http://www.softschools.com/manage/themes/knowledgetestHere's a 20 question place value game!http://www.softschools.com/math/place_value/teaching_place_value/Want to practice comparing Numbers? Great practice with Ch. 3 http://www.softschools.com/mathg.jspTry correct keyboarding games! :)http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/levels/level1.shtmlhttp://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/pke/parkade_media/keyboardingwebsites.htmRounding Math gameshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/whatarenumbers/writingbignumbers/flash1.shtmlPrefix gameshttp://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/matchgeneric.asp?filename=jwildeprefix2Here are several good reading practice tests I found online!http://www.scott.k12.va.us/solpractice/ScaredStiff.htmhttp://www.scott.k12.va.us/solpractice/ShootingHoops.htmhttp://www.scott.k12.va.us/solpractice/FishyDessert.htmhttp://www.scott.k12.va.us/solpractice/TajandBerto.htmThese games would give you practice over the summer to keep you fresh with what we have studied this year!http://www.salem.k12.va.us/south/gradelevels/third/sollinks.htmStudents: Take these review tests for me! You'll do fine when you read your questions and answers carefully! :)http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/index.htmlHere's a cool Math website!http://www.coolmath4kids.com/A wonderful site to practice for your SOL tests is here!http://www.salem.k12.va.us/south/gradelevels/third/sollinks.htmCheck out several Jamestown siteshttp://www.historyisfun.org/History-Jamestown.htmhttp://jamestown.invioni.com/real_index.htmlhttp://pocahontas.morenus.org/http://www.preservationvirginia.org/history/index.html?process=0http://www.virtualjamestown.org/http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/jamestown.htmEmily Wampler was our wonderful ambassador who communicated from Antarctica! Check out her photos! She's Mrs. Wampler, our former guidance counselor's daughter!http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilywampler/,="">Here's a great site for games in preparing for our SOL tests in Science and Social Studies. Remember the password is "pass".http://www.solpass.org/Here is a wonderful site for SOL practices!
http://www.guest.portaportal.com/giles3rdgradeCheck out these wonderful Mali website activities!http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/ontheline/schools/magicmali/index.htm, http://www.mysteriousplaces.com/mali/home.htmCheck out Mali mudcloth making!, style="color: #696969" n="">H:\Powerpoints\Mali Discovering Mudcloth.mht,>
http://www.terraincognita.com/production.php?topic=all_topics&title=discovering_mudclothWonderful smartboard activities for SOL practice: Remember to stick with 3rd grade activities, please, unless instructed differently.http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/smart-lessons/elementary_lessons.htmlLook for the 3rd grade games and activities! Younger siblings may play the K-2 games!http://jc-schools.net/PPTs-la.htmlHere's a great Tesselation game to play as we study our Geometry!http://nlvm.us, u.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_163_g_3_t_3.htmlAnd another great Tesselation site!http://ejad.best.vwh.net/java/patterns/patterns_j.s, htmlStop the Clock game on Time practicehttp://resources.oswego.org/games/StopTheClock/sthec1.htmlThomas Edison online biography game- Try it! :) http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdediso.htmMyers' Portaportal http://my.portaportal.com/ type in myersclasshttp://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/valentines-day/jigsaw-puzzles/i-love-you.htmlValentine games,="" e="FONT-FAMILY: Comic Sans MS; COLOR: #ff0000; FONT-SIZE: 14pt">http://www.blackdog4kids.com/holiday/valentine/index.htmlMath games galore!,="" e="FONT-FAMILY: Comic Sans MS; COLOR: #ff0000; FONT-SIZE: 14pt">http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/index.html?launch=trueMath magician! Practice your multiplication!http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Mathmagician/cathymath.htmlBiography people and gameshttp://gardenofpraise.com/leaders.htmLife of George Washington movieshttp://www.earlyamerica.com/gwlifemovie2.htm, style="font-family: Comic Sans MS; color: #ff0000; font-size: 14pt" an="">,>
Rags to Riches games with biography peoplehttp://www.quia.com/rr/39303.html
Benjamin Franklin moviehttp://www.earlyamerica.com/ben1.htmBenjamin Franklin Part 2 moviehttp://www.earlyamerica.com/ben2.htmBeginning Lessons on Goods and Services- interactive gameshttp://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM642&page=teacherSimple Machines gamehttp://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/machines/simple_machines.htmKids' games on Simple Machineshttp://www.mikids.com/Smachines.htmhttp://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/simmach.htmlSimple Machines with the Rats from NIMHhttp://library.thinkquest.org/J002079F/sub3.htmMore simple machine activitieshttp://staff.harrisonburg.k12.va.us/~mwampole/1-resources/simple-machines/index.htmlSimple machine examples and Quizhttp://www.coe.uh, .edu/archive/science/science_lessons/scienceles1/finalhome.htmExamples of Wedgeshttp://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/617/deploy/interface.htmlhttp://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/cgi-shl/quiz.pl/its_there_quiz.htmEndangered animals game http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/endangered_animals/endangered_game.htmNutrition games http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/nutritionforkids/index.htmAdjectives gameshttp://www.grainvalley.k12.mo.us/gvsd/eagle_resources/adjectives.htmlMaking sentences with penguinshttp:, //www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/peng, uins_on_ice/big_no_sound/full2.shtmlGreat story sites with science twisthttp://msnucleus.org/membership/guide/storybooks.htmlFun Syllable gamehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/soundandspell/syllables/game.shtmlFinding the Main Idea- Practicehttp://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/samoset/rcmi1.htmMain Idea Quiz :)http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/samoset/mainideaprac.htmMoney- counting, change up to $5.00, adding and subtracting with regroupinghttp://www.nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_325_g_2_t_4.html?from=grade_g_2.htmlTime: Elapsed and more!http://www.nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_4.html<, /A> http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html
Math Games ,="" tyle="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; COLOR: #ffa500; FONT-FAMILY: Comic Sans MS">http://www.ictgames.com/resources.htmlNative Americans' website practice testhttp://www.quia.com/rr/6251.html?AP_rand=579539854Matter-Solids, Liquids, and Gaseshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/gases_whatnext.shtmlFood Chains review gamehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml#708090?="" ?="" color:="">Native American Hangman game for practicehttp://www.quia.com/hm/69162.html?AP_rand=202659377Ancient Greece practice test http://www.quia.com/rr/36973.htmlWord Endings!http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/fishemup2_eng_launcher.html, style="color: #ff0000">,>
Simplier word patterns game:http://www.dositey.com/language/phonics/phonics2.htmLanguage Arts games http://www.elcerritowire.com/3/la.htmFlip a Chip game:http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/flip/This site will read stories to you!http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/customer_login.asp?accessdenied=/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.aspSmartboard lesson: Click on "animal groups" the 3rd grade one :)<, /DIV> http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/smart-lessons/elementary_lessons.html#SciAncient Greece and Rome game (Only play after we've studied both countries! :) ) http://www.quia.com/cm/17527.htmlFood Webs
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Earth Day Activities:
Government Word study practice game!
Reading, Language Arts Practice and SO MUCH MORE for our SOL tests in May! :)
wond, erful links in all subject areas fo, r practice!
more Language Arts games for learning! http://www.primarygames.com/curriculum/language_arts.htm
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Math Practice sites:
Fraction games: http://www.gamequarium.com/fractions.html
Multiplication puzzles http://www.aplusmath.com/games/picture/MultPicture.html
Spelling math numbers http://www.funbrain.com/numwords/index.html
Create a graph! http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx
Ancient Mali websites:
Music and phot, os of Mali
Stuck in Mali webquest
Writing website for poetry and more!
Review of Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome
http://l, ibrary.thinkquest.or, g/CR0210200/?tqskip1=1
Pictures: Ancient Rome
Famous American people:
, This is a good website for magnet practice from 2nd grade.
http://www.edheads.org/ on simple machines
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/ energy quest!
Social Studies study on Economics- websites
Famous American's quiz because it's for 1st graders!
Reading practice sites!
http://www, .studyzo, ne.org/testprep/ela4/h/bookparts.cfm
Writing a myth:
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Multiplication- http://oswego., org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/mathsmulti.html
Simple Machines site:
Your teacher who cares about YOU! :)
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