Dear families,
Can you believe we beginning 2016! Amazing! How can it be we are halfway through this school year?
  Students and parents, thank you for your involvement in our class and your student's education. They are certainly worth our effort to work together! :)
We're rolling along with our reading strategies as we practiced comparing and contrasting, and are finding cause and effect with signal words such as "since, when...then, because, so, consequently, as a result, for this reason, and therefore". We're having fun using these strategies to help us enjoy our reading on a deeper level. Try using these strategies at home during your nightly reading.
Recently, CAN Art came and we explored Ancient Greek art and culture which was taught in the first six weeks. This week, we have CAN Art helping us review Ancient Roman art and culture. Thanks to parents for underwriting this experience along with the Community Foundation's help.
In Math, we 're studying probability and then moving on to Place Value to the 100,000! We already understand place value to the 1,000s, so we can do this! 
Since 3rd grade is considered upper elementary level, students have a homework folder that includes their homework packet for the week and their Word Study notebook each evening. The beauty of a homework packet is that your student can work ahead if they have a busier evening one evening because of church, Scouts, sports, and etc. As a parent, you may request your student to bring home their math book daily to help your understanding of our instruction. :)  
I am implementing some whole brain teaching strategies this year, 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
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 am enjoying your children! They make life interesting and meaningful!
We have a classroom pet named Rex (Rexie), who is a Mini Rex breed. Students take turns caring for him in our classroom. If you wish to host him a weekend, 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.
Mighty Books is a wonderful resource of listening stories.
Reading Genre learning games                                            
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.
A wonderful Math site on place value to review! 
Knowing the author's purpose helps us comprehend what we are reading. Enjoy a video to help you understand 5 purposes.
Want to know how you're doing with Author's Purpose? Take a short quiz.
VDOE Reading website practice
Endangered Animal Lists and information to help you research an animal! :) 
Kids' Planet: 
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. 
Latitude and Longitude practice with ABCya! Fun game!
Earth Cycles and Changes games
Song about the Changes on Earth
Video of the Sun, Earth, and Moon 

Order the phases of the moon game 

Video of Tides- cool explanation 
Millionaire Games with Earth patterns 
 Oreo Cookie Moon Phases!
Enjoy lots of learning games!
Word 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
Think Math
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
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. 2
Word Study practice sites for homework :) 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! :)
measurement games How about some keyboarding games?
Measurement video to teach measuring ordinary objects around home.
Build your own thermometer! Great
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! :) grade READING SOL online practice :) Get familiar with with 3rd grade ancient Greece and Rome vocabulary by playing games! :) Suffix game 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 :) Economics games 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 Simple Machines games :) Third grade Science review with games! Simple and Complex Machines Activities :) Science Songs 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!!!.htm 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 Calendar Dates 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 Setting Match 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?;templateStyle=simplequiz;pagerType=pages;pagerData=1 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! :) Math interactives! "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:) Gov't Decimals These are 2nd grade math practices These are 1st grade math practices! Native Americans 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! 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Read carefully!, Soils Critter Game, nture/critters/critter_quiz.shtml# Great Soils website! http://www, I Know That website with lots of ideas!, 20Lab Watch and read along with fairy tales and folktales! , v=""> 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, t/quiz256.html 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 ,="" tyle="FONT-FAMILY: Comic Sans MS; COLOR: #ff0000; FONT-SIZE: 14pt"> Wonderful math practice games! Practice Odd an, d Even Numbers! Wow! 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