• Welcome to 3rd Grade at North Side Elementary School
     
    Mr. Vizzachero
     
     
     
    During this period of leave from school, please view student activities through my Edmodo page or through your child's Clever account. Here are some brief descriptions of the activities:
     

    Reading Resources:

    • RAZ Kids – accessible through the Launchpad or through the Kids A-Z app. This site provides leveled fiction and nonfiction text with accompanying quizzes. Students have primarily used RAZ Kids this year to read leveled nonfiction text as well as work on their reading fluency through listening. There is also a recorded reading option that allows students to record a passage and submit it to me. This activity is good to build fluency. I will check my account periodically for student recordings (please do not record more than a page unless the pages are very short).

    • Newsella – accessible through the Launchpad. This website takes published newspaper articles and adapts them to different reading levels. Students can read about current events at their Lexile levels and then take a quiz afterwards. To switch the readability, click on the number with the ‘L’ after it. The 3rd grade readability level at this point in the year is between 415L and 760L

    • Edmentum Prescription – accessible through the Edmentum button after logging on to Clever. Students can work on the assignments page, which is a learning prescription based on their PSSA benchmark performance. This module includes videos and tutorials to help students with concepts.

     

    Language Arts & Content Resources:

    • Brainpop & Brainpop Jr. – accessbile through the Launchpad. This website has instructional videos in all different subject areas. There are also activities and quizzes that align with the videos. Students will need to enter the username NSthirdgrade and password school123 to access this content.

    • Flocabulary – accessible at flocabulary.com/join-class . You will need to enter the access code WHXDS5. This website contains hip hop videos as well as activities and quizzes (at this point, I have posted a few assignments on the class page, but I am unsure if you can access others by yourself. Please keep me posted if you are unable to access certain material).

      • Some of the language arts concepts that we would have been learning about in the  upcoming weeks are:

        • Idioms

        • Similies

        • Metaphors

        • Adverbs

        • Commas in sentences

      • Some of the content concepts that we would have been learning about in the  upcoming weeks are:

        • Native Americans

        • Explorers

        • 13 Colonies

        • Events leading up to the Revolutionary War

     

    Math Resources:

    • Think Central – accessible at thinkcentral.com. This website is the online companion to our math series, GoMath. Students can complete lessons online as they would in their math book. Our next unit of study would have been chapter 10: time, length, liquid volume, and mass. This is a great resource, but the initial log in process is a bit complicated. I will post a video to Edmodo in the next day showing how to access the materials.

    • Xtramath – accessible through the Launchpad. Students can practice their fact fluency.

    • RocketMath – accessible at play.rocketmath.com. This website helps students master multiplication fact fluency.

    • Edmentum Prescription – accessible through the Edmentum button after logging on to Clever. Students can work on the assignments page, which is a learning prescription based on their PSSA benchmark performance. This module includes videos and tutorials to help students with concepts.

    • Prodigy – accessible at play.prodigygame.com. This is a fun and interactive world in which students can learn and level up on math skills. Several students in the class have accounts already. If you do not already have an account, you will need to sign up.

    • Kakooma – accessible at gregtangmath.com. This is a good game to practice addition and multiplication fact fluency.

    • Code.org. – accessible through the Launchpad. Students can learn the basics of computer coding through fun activities. Students already have an account set up on Course C. If your child completes this course, I can set him or her up on the next level course.

     

    Writing

    • Writing Legends – accessible through a link on the Launchpad. You will need to contact me directly for the username and password for this website. This website provides creative writing prompts, and opportunities to work on the steps of the writing process

    • Google Docs – this is a good place to start a journal. Your child can keep it personal or choose to share it with me. For your child to access his or her Google account, he or she will need to enter the username as (schoolusername)@students.cdschools.org. This should take you to the district SSO page from which they can start a new document. To share, click on the button in the top right corner and add my email address.

    • Storyboard That – accessible through the Launchpad. This is a visual storyboarding website, and students can use it to create comics, retell historical events,  or map out ideas for longer stories. When you click on this link, you may be redirected to an error page, but if you scroll to the bottom you should be able to access old storyboards and/or create a new one.

     

    Handwriting Resources:

    • Typing. com – this site is accessible through the Launchpad, but once you arrive at the website, you will need to log in with your school username and password. In lieu of traditional handwriting, this will help students learn the basics of keyboarding in preparation for other online assignments.

     
     
     
     
    Specials: 
    Day 1 - Music
    Day 2 - Phys. Ed.
    Day 3 - Art 
    Day 4 - Library
    Day 5 - Maker Space
     
    Schedule:
     

    8:45 – 9:00                Arrival

    9:00 – 9:10                Announcements

    9:10 – 9:30                Morning Meeting

    9:30 – 11:00              Math

    11:05 – 11:35            Lunch

    11:35 – 11:55            Reading

    11:55 – 12:30            Centers

    12:30 – 1:00              Skills Group

    1:25 – 2:05                Special

    2:10 – 2:40               Recess

    2:40 – 3:05                Word Study

    3:05 – 3:35                Content

    3:35 – 4:05                Homeroom and Dismissal
     
     
     

     
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