Grade 3A

The American School of Vietnam

Lesson Overview (Week of September 19th – 23rd)

September23

L.A. –  The Grade 3’s are practicing building their stamina by reading silently for 30 minutes everyday. The students are also focusing on their books and practicing the lessons they are learning in Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop.

This week, students completed their Reading Interactive Notebook and started writing and practicing the messages in Reading Workshop. They are still continuing to work on their Writing Interactive Notebook.

Students have also been working in their grammar books and have spelling assignments each night for homework. On Friday’s we have our spelling test.

Students preparing for the spelling test

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Math –Students started Unit 2 – Adding and subtracting whole numbers and began comparison Number Stories and learning the Partial Sums Method.

Science – Students began chapter 4 – Classifying living things.

Social Studies – Students completed Chapter 1 and are now working in Chapter 2 and 3 – Where in the world is your community? And What is the geography of our community?

We also started our Fitness Bursts every Friday. We want students to get bursts of physical activity throughout the day to encourage healthy lifestyles and to wake up their brains!

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Lesson Overview (Week of September 12th – 16th)

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MOON FESTIVAL

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THUMBS UP PARTY!

The students earned enough thumbs up tickets to earn an electronic party. A great time was had by all!

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L.A. –  The Grade 3’s are practicing building their stamina by reading silently for 30 minutes everyday. The students are also focusing on their books and practicing the lessons they are learning in Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop.

This week, students continue to work on becoming better readers and have almost completed the first unit in writing so they will practice what they have learned by writing a short story next week.

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Students have also been working in their grammar books and have spelling assignments each night for homework.

On MONDAY, we had another special guest reader – Ms. Chelsea Bailey (VP at MSHS)

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Math –Students started Unit 2 – Adding and subtracting whole numbers and are working hard in their math journals and practicing on IXL.

Science – Students did their first science experiment this week. “Why is it so important for scientists to communicate clearly?”

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Social Studies – Students started chapter 1 in Social Studies. The focus was learning what and where the 4 hemispheres, the equator, the prime meridian, the oceans and continents are. Next week, they’ll be locating countries.

 

 

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Moon Festival!

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Dear Parents,

We are very happy to invite you to this year’s TAS Moon Festival Celebration on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the TAS MSHS Auditorium.

Our students have worked hard to learn their performances for the Moon Festival Celebration and we are sure that you will enjoy them!

We ask that for this celebration, students wear a traditional tunic (áo dài) to school.

We are excited to have you come and support all of the students’ hard work! It is our pleasure to welcome family participation at our Moon Festival Celebration.

Best regards,

Garth O’Donnell                                                                            

Academic Director and Principal, N-12

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Kính gửi Quý Phụ huynh,

Nhà trường trân trọng kính mời Quý Phụ huynh đến tham dự Chương trình “Ngày hội trăng rằm” cùng với các em học sinh trường TAS, diễn ra vào Thứ năm, ngày 15/9/2016, lúc 8g15 sáng tại Hội Trường Khối Trung học.

Các em học sinh đã tích cực tập luyện văn nghệ để biểu diễn trong Chương trình “Ngày hội trăng rằm” và chúng tôi đảm bảo rằng Quý vị sẽ thích thú khi thưởng thức chương trình này!

Nhà trường khuyến khích học sinh mặc trang phục truyền thống (áo dài) đến trường vào ngày này.

Nhà trường hân hạnh chào đón Quý Phụ huynh đến tham gia và ủng hộ chương trình biểu diễn văn nghệ của các em trong mùa Trung thu năm học này.

Trân trọng,

Garth O’Donnell                                                                                                                 

Giám đốc Học vụ & Hiệu trưởng

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Lesson Overview (Week of September 5th – 9th)

September9

Today was the last day of our READING WEEK KICK-OFF! It was a very exciting week for the whole school.

Tuesday – PAJAMA DAY!

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Wednesday – STOP, DROP AND READ

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Thursday – CHARACTER DRESS UP DAY!

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Friday – GUEST READERS!

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L.A. –  The Grade 3’s are practicing building their stamina by reading silently for 30 minutes everyday. The students are also focusing on their books and practicing the lessons they are learning in Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop.

This week, students continue to work on becoming better readers and learning the first steps to become a better writer.

Students have also been working in their grammar books and have spelling assignments each night for homework.

Math –Students completed Unit 1 – Numbers and number sequences. On Friday was their first test! Unit 2 – Adding and subtracting whole numbers will begin next week.

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Science – Students are completing their ESLRs posters this week and next week, we’ll begin working in the science books.

Social Studies – Students are focused on Character Education lessons. September’s character trait is Integrity. We will also begin with Chapter 1 in Social Studies books on Monday

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Reading Week

September1

Dear Parents,

We are starting off September strong with Reading Week!! To celebrate here at TAS Elementary, we have a number of fun activities coming up the first week of September. Students will receive a weekly reading log to keep track of the number of pages they read each day. The more they read, the more they help their class towards their goal and the closer they get to the prize! Additionally, our annual Book Fair will also be held on September 28th, 29th, 30th in the Secondary Campus Canteen (more information on this will be coming soon).

Schedule of Activities

Monday, September 5: Dr. Seuss Day

We will spend the day celebrating one of our favorite authors: Dr. Seuss! We will read Dr. Seuss books, have Dr. Seuss themed activities, and students are welcome to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters. It will be a Seusstastic time!

Tuesday, September 6: Pajama Day

Today we will move into relaxation mode and spend the day reading in our pajamas! Students are encouraged to dress in pajamas, bring their favorite stuffed animal and/or pillow. Don’t forget a good book!

Wednesday, September 7: Stop, Drop, and Read

 Today, we will all be doing TONS of reading! At random times throughout the day, a special bell will ring and every student and teacher will stop what they are doing to READ! You better not get stuck without a book! 

Thursday, September 8: Character Dress Up Day

Come to school today dressed as your favorite book character! Please bring the book along too if you have it so that you can show it off during our Book Character Photo at 2:45!

Friday, September 9: Read Aloud Day 

Throughout the day, each class will have special guests coming in to read aloud to students. (Parents, please contact your child’s teacher if you too would like to be a read-aloud guest).   

 

TAS Elementary Team

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Kính gửi Quý Phụ huynh,

Khối Tiểu học sẽ khởi động tháng 9 với Tuần lễ Đọc sách. Nhà trường sẽ tổ chức rất nhiều hoạt động thú vị trong tuần đầu tiên của tháng 9. Học sinh sẽ nhận nhật ký đọc sách để ghi nhận số trang các em đọc mỗi ngày. Các em đọc càng nhiều, các em sẽ càng tiến gần đến mục tiêu của lớp và dễ dàng nhận phần thưởng! Ngoài ra, Hội chợ Sách hàng năm cũng diễn ra vào ngày 28-29-30/09 tại Hội trường Khối Trung học (thông tin sẽ được thông báo sau).

Lịch hoạt động:

Thứ Hai, ngày 05/09: Ngày của Tiến sĩ Seuss

Học sinh sẽ trải qua ngày đọc sách của một trong những tác giả mà các em yêu thích nhất: Tiến sĩ Seuss! Các em sẽ đọc sách của Tiến sĩ Seuss, tham gia các hoạt động với chủ đề về Tiến sĩ Seuss và khuyến khích mặc trang phục nhân vật yêu thích trong các tác phẩm của Tiến sĩ Seuss. Đây là thời gian tuyệt vời với Seuss.

Thứ Ba, ngày 06/09: Ngày mặc trang phục ngủ (Pi-gia-ma)

Vào ngày này, học sinh sẽ thư giãn và dành cả ngày đọc sách trong trang phục pi-gia-ma! Học sinh được khuyến khích đến trường trong trang phục pi-gia-ma cùng với thú nhồi bông hay gối mà các em yêu thích! Đừng quên mang theo một quyển sách hay!

Thứ Tư, ngày 07/09: Dừng lại, Lấy sách, và Đọc!

Hôm nay, chúng ta sẽ đọc RẤT NHIỀU sách! Trong giờ học, chuông trường sẽ ngẫu nhiên báo hiệu và tất cả giáo viên, học sinh phải ngừng lại để ĐỌC! Các em phải luôn có quyển sách sẵn sàng bên mình! 

Thứ Năm, ngày 08/09: Hóa trang thành nhân vật trong truyện.

Hãy đến trường với trang phục nhân vật mà các em yêu thích nhất! Các em sẽ mang theo quyển sách có nhân vật yêu thích của mình để mọi người được thấy trong Buổi chụp hình Nhân vật của truyện vào lúc 14g15!

Thứ Sáu, ngày 09/09: Ngày thế giới cùng đọc sách.

Trong giờ học, một vài vị khách đặc biệt sẽ đến từng lớp để đọc sách cho các em. (Quý phụ huynh vui lòng liên hệ giáo viên nếu muốn tham gia đọc cho các em).

 

Khối Tiểu học trường TAS

 

 

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Lesson Overview (Weeks of August 22 – September 1st)

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L.A. –  The Grade 3’s are practicing building their stamina by reading silently for 30 minutes everyday. The students are also focusing on their books and practicing the lessons they are learning in Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop.

This week, students are working on becoming better readers and learning the first steps to become a better writer.

Students have also been working in their grammar books and have spelling assignments each night for homework.

Math –Students are working on the first unit of Everyday Mathematics. We’re focusing more on counting money and calculating change.

Students also played a place value math game this week.

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Science – Students are learning the school’s ESLRs and making posters on what the ESLR means to them.

Social Studies – Students are focused on Character Education lessons. This month the focus is on Optimism and next month is Integrity.

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First School Assembly

August24

Dear TAS Families,

This Friday, the Elementary School will host our Back to School Welcome Assembly! We would like to invite you to join us for this celebration. We are focusing on our August Character Trait, Optimism.

We will have some performances by our talented students to begin the school year. We will also be reviewing our school rules and introducing all of the fun upcoming events for Reading Month! 

Please join us on Friday morning, August 26, at 8:00am in the ES Cafeteria.

Sincerely,

TAS Elementary Team

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Kính gửi Quý Phụ huynh học sinh,

Khối Tiểu học sẽ tổ chức Buổi họp mặt chào đón năm học mới vào thứ Sáu tuần này! Nhà trường trân trọng mời Quý Phụ huynh đến tham gia. Chủ đề tháng 8 của trường là thể hiện tính lạc quan.

Các em học sinh sẽ biểu diễn một số tiết mục chào đón năm học mới. Đồng thời, chúng tôi sẽ nhắc lại cho học sinh những nội quy của trường và giới thiệu các hoạt động thú vị sẽ diễn ra trong Tháng đọc sách!

Xin trân trọng mời Quý vị đến tham gia vào lúc 8g sáng thứ Sáu, ngày 26/08 tại cơ sở Tiểu học.

Trân trọng,

Khối Tiểu học trường TAS

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Welcome to Grade 3A (August 8th – August 18th)

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WELCOME GRADE 3A

The first 2 weeks of school have been all about getting to know you and the school routines.

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Thank you to all the parents who were able to come to our Open House on Thursday, August 18! It was wonderful to meet you and to discuss the upcoming year in Grade 3A. As always, please don’t hesitate to email or come in if you have any questions or concerns.

Please remember to have your child do all the homework assigned and sign their student handbooks. This allows them to remain in HomeWork Club and get special free time on Fridays if they complete all their homework all week.

 

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Lesson Overview (Week of May 30th – June 3rd)

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Friday June 3rd was graduation day! Kindergarten and Grade 5’s graduated today and the elementary school attend the fantastic performances and graduation.

L.A. –  The Grade 3’s are practicing building their stamina by reading silently for 35 minutes everyday. The students are also focusing on their books and practicing the lessons they are learning in Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop.

This week, students are continuing to learn about Fantasy Genre.

Students completed their Fantasy stories and read them to each other, helped each other edit them and write their stories in good.

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The grade 3’s have also been given a review booklet on reading comprehension which they have the week to complete it.

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Math –Students had their End of the Year Assessment test which took them 2 days to complete. We also reviewed them and are now completing the review section in the math journals.

Science – Students completed the unit on Force and Motion and had an open book test.

Social Studies – Students are focused on Character Education lessons. This unit will help boost the students self-confidence which is the character of the month.

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Lesson Overview (Week of May 23-27th)

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L.A. –  The Grade 3’s are practicing building their stamina by reading silently for 35 minutes everyday. The students are also focusing on their books and practicing the lessons they are learning in Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop.

This week, students are continuing to learn about Fantasy Genre.

Students have finished brainstorming and writing their beginning paragraph of their stories. They had to use a bold beginning and then read to another student and edit it. Next week, we will work on the middle and ending of their fantasy story.

Math –Students had their unit 10 math test on Friday. Next week, it will be review from the year before the year end assessment.

Science – Students started a new unit. Force and Motion. We are reviewing the chapter together along with watching science videos on this topic.

Social Studies – Students are focused on Character Education lessons. This unit will help boost the students self-confidence which is the character of the month.

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