Welcome to 3D!!
My name is David McMillan, and I have been a teacher for 12 years. This year I am returning to section 3D at Kohlberg Elementary School. I am married for tenyears, and we have four young children. I graduated from high school with an IB diploma in Mobile, Alabama, graduated from college in St. Peter, Minnesota, and now am quite happy to be teaching here in El Paso. I love any time with my family, sleep, food, music, the outdoors, and stories.
Weekly updates on the class are sent home in the Friday Packet. A copy of its first page will be found below. Please see the Class Information link to the left for further information about the class.
The following assignments were graded this
Weekly Words in a paragraph 2/23
Studies: p. 269; using money
Forms of Adjectives
p. 703; perimeter basics
Social Studies: Civil War Comes to El Paso
Weekly Words 2/24 Test
p. 709; calculating perimeter
Social Studies: Start Your Own Business Project
Weekly Words Definitions 2/27
p. 715; area basics
Parts of Speech
Rapid Changes (in journal)
Sand Source Lab (in journal)
Please review the attached work, sign, and
return this top sheet on Monday.
In class this week we…
parts of speech.
at choices we make with our money.
about scarcity and abundance.
more perimeter questions.
what area is.
a quick trick for area of rectangles.
different kinds of soil.
week we will finish working with narratives.
In mathematics we will finish perimeter and area and should have a test
on Thursday. In social studies we will be
looking at model citizens and heroes. In
science we will model the Sun, Earth, and Moon.
In addition to trying to accomplish
this our regular work we will also be having Mock (practice only) tests to
gather data for the STAAR on Monday (math) and Tuesday (reading). Please make sure everyone is on time and
prepared for school on these days. Next
week we will also be starting a new form of math quiz. I will be passing out a sheet of facts about
every other day for the students to practice on a strict time. After two weeks of practicing they will have
a grade on the very same quiz with the time limit. This is to improve fluency as we have now
(hopefully) memorized the multiplication facts.
Most importantly Thursday is the big
day!!! Third grade will perform its
debut musical at its yearly performance: Oceans
of Fun! Please make every effort to
attend. The students have been working
very hard for quite a while on this.
There are just a few roles still open if I could have a note in the
planner from someone who can commit to being there. Lastly, keep in mind that the following week
is spring break and plan accordingly.
Rest up for a big week! Enjoy!!