Susan Kvarantan

Welcome to 3K

 Mrs. Susan Kvarantan

I can be reached at: 

(732)  291-2020 ext. 1118

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REMINDER:  MATH AND SOCIAL STUDIES LESSONS FOR THIS WEEK MONDAY, MARCH 23 THROUGH FRIDAY, MARCH 27 CAN BE FOUND ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM.
MRS. KVARANTAN'S CLASS   CODE:  ovtbol7 



I teach math and social studies to each third grade class.


Mrs. DePinto teaches language arts and science to each third grade class. 

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Distance Learning Assignments:

Tuesday, March 17

Social Studies:  

 Parents:  This is a review assignment.  We have read and discussed all of the pages in class.

Use your social studies textbook and the Lesson Review handout to complete this assignment. 

*Skim textbook pages 101-107, paying careful attention to the highlighted vocabulary words, and complete the first page (both sides) of your Lesson Review packet.

*Skim textbook pages 108-114 and complete the front of the second page of your Lesson Review packet.

*Skim pages 117-123 and complete the back of the second page of your review packet.   

*Check each page carefully for correct spelling and to make sure you have answered each question.  

This assignment will be collected and graded when you return to school.   

Math: 

Parents:  This is not a new concept for your children.  We have been working with “improper fractions” in class using models and number lines.  Your child might have some difficulty when asked to “explain” his/her answers on p. 507.  This is challenging for all students, but if you prompt your child to tell you his/her thoughts before writing them, it will help.

*Open your math book to p. 505. Read the problem carefully.  Then read it again and underline the important information.  Draw a model on the page to help you solve the problem.

*Read the problem again on p. 506 and look carefully at the two ways (a picture and a number line) that it could be solved.  Think about which way seems easier for you. Use the examples on p. 506 to answer the questions on p. 507.

 *Read questions 6, 7 and 8 on p. 508 carefully and solve each. *Remember to cut out the pieces for the equivalent fraction game, so you can practice identifying equivalent fractions. **************************************************************************************

Here's an interesting article from today's NYT. The biggest takeaway for me is that these times will become a special memory for our children, so we all need to make sure it's a positive one. Under Lockdown for Coronavirus, Parents Struggle to Deal With Their Kids https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/parenting/coronavirus-quarantine.html?referringSource=articleShare Wednesday, March 18 Math:

Parents:  This is additional practice for the concept that was introduced yesterday.  Your child should be able to complete the assignment independently or with minimal help. 

 *Think about the strategies you used yesterday to write a whole number as a fraction.

*Review the “Example” on p. 509 and think about how the model is similar to a number line, which is another strategy to solve this problem.

*Use the model below to answer questions 1-4.  If it helps you, draw a number line on the page.

*Read the directions for each question on p. 510 and solve each.  Check your work to make sure you’ve answered each question and your answers are reasonable.  

*Complete i-Ready math practice for 10-15 minutes.  **************************************************************************************


Thursday, March 19 Social Studies: 

 Use your social studies textbook and the Lesson Review handout to complete this assignment. 


*Skim textbook pages 124-131, paying careful attention to the highlighted vocabulary words, and complete the front of the last page of your Lesson Review packet.  Make sure to use the two vocabulary words and write in full sentences for question #3.  

*Skim pages 132-137 and complete the back of the last page of your Lesson Review packet.

*Check each page carefully for correct spelling and to make sure you have answered each question.  

This assignment will be collected and graded when you return to school.

Math: 

Parents:  Your child will need paper to complete this assignment.  If you do not have plain paper, your child can use the blank pages at the back of the math book.  Answers to the questions should be numbered and answered on the paper on which s/he draws the flag.  We will be sharing our flags when we return to school.  


 *Design a flag that is made of 3 different colors.  Choose any colors you want.  Follow these directions to design your flag:


            -- 1/8  of the flag should be one color       -- 3/8 of the flag should be the second color

             -- the rest of the flag should be the third color.


*Answer these questions about your flag:

  1. How much of the flag is the third color?  Explain how you know.
  2. Write an equivalent fraction for the part of the flag that is the third color.  Explain how you know these two fractions are equivalent.  
  3. Draw a number line that is divided into eighths.  Put a point at 1/8 and label it with your first color.  Put a point at 3/8 and label it with your second color.  Put a point at the spot that represents your third color and label it. 

Optional (but fun): Call a friend to see if they can draw your flag using your directions. Use math vocabulary like fractional parts, horizontal, vertical, eighths, etc. to explain what your flag looks like. You could even use social studies vocabulary like north, south, east and west to help with your description. Instead of telling your friend each color, give them clues like it's the color of the sky or it's a color but it's also the name of a fruit. Good luck!

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An interesting article for these difficult times: Handling Your Kid’s Disappointment When Everything Is Canceled
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/parenting/coronavirus-kids-events-cancelled.html?referringSource=articleShare

Friday, March 20
Math:

Parents:  This assignment involves writing fractions in words.  Your child might need assistance spelling the fractional parts correctly.  If s/he asks for help, encourage her/him to try to find the words in our math book...it’s good practice reading math vocabulary.  


 *Complete the front of the “Day 1” page of the math packet distributed on Friday, March 13.  You are to identify the fractional part of the shape that is shaded and write the amount in word form.  Check your spelling by finding the words in your math book.  


*Complete the back of the “Day 1” page of the math packet.  You must mark the location that is described. Put a point on the number line at the correct spot.  Label it with the letter that is your first initial or the grade you want to get in math this year.  


*Log onto i-Ready and practice for 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes, you can play the games if you’d like. 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!







1:00 Dismissal on Thursday, April 9
Spring Break April 10-17

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School Reopens on April 20






Here's an interesting article about the academic reasons to play board games with your children.  
https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/benefits-of-playing-board-games/?utm_source=newsletter_gbg_3&utm_medium=email&utm_content=120419.4




Please remember to send in your
"Boxtops for Education"

 

 
 
Third graders are dismissed from the door on First Avenue closest to our classrooms and Lincoln Avenue. 
 
 
If you would like your child to leave from a different door, please send a note to school indicating from which door he/she should be dismissed.
 
 
 
Please remember that school policy requires you to send a written note to school on each day that your child is being dismissed to "another parent, guardian, or civic group."  
 
 
 
 
Only water bottles with a "sip" top are allowed in the classroom. 
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Here is a general overview of the topics currently being covered:

 

      Math --   We are working on fractions.  Please review this (and concepts already covered) at home.

Some websites with fun math games:  

multiplication.com        mathplayground.com

arcademics.com       Prodigy.com


Follow this link to an interesting editorial written by an engineer about math instruction:  
www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/opinion/stem-girls-math-practice.html

 

 
 

 

 

 

Social Studies -- Unit 3  "Many Cultures, One Country"

Vocabulary words are defined for each lesson.  They are in your child's social studies folder.  We will have a test on these words and the map/globe skills involved when we finish each unit.   

 

Map and Graph Skills:  We are learning about latitude and longitude, continents, and hemispheres.

 

 

 

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Schedule of Special Classes:

           Monday   --   Spanish & Art  

       Tuesday  --  Music  

       Wednesday   --  Technology & Gym

      Thursday --   Library & Gym

   Friday  -- Music & Art