Mrs. Lorimer's Classroom News

Mrs. Kristin Lorimer



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Mrs. Kristin Lorimer



No School on Monday, January 20th

Martin Luther King Day


Family MATH Night

Join us for fun and math games on

Thursday, January 23rd

6:00 - 7:00

in the SHE Gym  


MAP Testing

January 22 and 23rd

From 10:00 - 11:55 each day

Multiplication Fact Practice

Our big push is on to really nail-down our multiplication facts.

Please practice for a few minutes each night.  

See the Weekly Homework sheet for the 

featured fact family of the week. 




 The best way to get in-touch with me is to email me at the email address provided below:  for any questions or concerns. 




  • Reading CKLA:  Light and Sound

     This unit is designed to introduce the students to the concepts of Light and Sound.


    Students will: 

    • Identigy light and sound as forms of energy.
    • Describe how light traves in different mediums.
    • Explain how light is absorbed, reflected or transmitted.
    • Compare and contrast the terms concave and comvex.
    • Explain how light is refracted.
    • Explain the cause of a rainbow.
    • Describe how sound waves travel in different mediums.

    Thee types of questioning will be used throughout this units:  literal questions (recall of the core content), inferentiall questions (requiring students to infer information from the daily reading) and evaluative questions (questions require students to use what they have learned from other units and build upon this knowledge). 



    Vocabulary words that the kids will become familiar with in this unit are: 

    energy, concave, convex, medium, spectrum, light waves, translucent, transparent, opaque, frequency, pitch, refraction



    Math Unit 6:  More Operations

    In this unit, the students will:

    • Review multiplication fact strategies
    • Learn about the relationship between multiplication and division
    • Solve multistep problems
    • Multiply and divide within 100
    • Identify and esplain patterns in arithmetic


    Note to Parents...Multiplication is a 3rd grade standard.

    Please take time to work with your child to learn the basic multiplicaiton facts!  It's not to early to begin practicing!!




    Our writing this year is based on the CKLA model and tied directly to our reading materials.  We will began the year and will continue to build the necessary components to successfully plan, draft and write a a variety of writing pieces.  These building blocks to the final written pieces, in a variety of writing genres,  will take place over several days. 


    The Students will:      Opinion

    • Plan and organize their writing using a graphic organizer.
    • Write a a three paragraph piece.
    • Include in their writing transition words.
    • Include a topic sentence, details that support the topic sentence and finish with a concluding sentence.
    • Will edit and revise their own writing.

    *Handwriting Without Tears:  Our third grade students are learning and practicing cursive writing using our cursive writing program called, "Handwriting Without Tears".  Instruction will take place approximately two times during the week. 



    Science  / Social Studies

    We are currently studying CIVICS.

    • Three branches of the government.
    • Breaking down state and local government.
    • Understanding the purpose of the Constitution.


    Our science curriculum standards are being taught through our CKLA program.

    Additional science units not covered by CKLA will be taught throughout the year. 



  •           Mon.,Tues.,Wed.,Friday 

    8:05-8:15...Attend. /Morning Meeting

    8:30-8:50...Morining Meeting / Wizards/ Handwriting


    9:45-10:20...Snack/CKLA Domain Reading

             *Tuedsay - STEM Coding - 8:15-8:50

    10:20 - 11:20 ...Reading Groups

    11:20-11:50...Writing / Soc. Studies / Science

    11:55-12:40...Recess & Lunch

    12:45 - 1:20... SiMR

    1:20 - 2:15 ... Math /Math Groups

           *Wednesday - Library 2:00 - 2:30

    2:15-2:30...PAW recess/Study Hall

    2:30-3:00...Math Groups cont. / Read-a-Loud

    3:00-3:10...Homework Sheet / Stack and Pack




    9:00-9:15...Attend./Morning Routine


    10:00-10:50...CKLA Readiong / Snack

    10:50 - 11:50... Reading Groups

    11:55-12:40...Recess / Lunch

    12:40-1:15 ...SiMR

    1:15 -1:45 ...Math

    1:45 - 2:30 Math Groups

    2:30 - 3:00 ...Read-A-Loud / Homework Sheet / Other

    3:00 - 3:10...Stack-n-Pack




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