Mrs. Cichanowski's 3rd Grade Page
Welcome back Tigers to the 2020-2021 school year. My name is Amanda Cichanowski (Mrs. Chich) and I will be your child’s Resource teacher this year. This is my 10th year of teaching special education and my second year here at Chelsea. I graduated with both a Special and Elementary Education degree from Western Illinois University and have my Master’s in Clinical Mental Heath Counseling. I grew up and still live in Tinley Park with my husband Eric, my son Liam and dog Lucas. I am very passionate about what I do, and work very hard at making your child’s learning experience engaging and fun. I am very excited about this year together and all the memories we will make. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me at the information listed.
For specific learning objectives and classroom information, please visit my Homeroom teachers' pages: Karen Magana, and Nicole Holthouse
Math: This week in math we will continuing Module 4. W. We will be covering lessons 13 & 14. These lessons teach the students how to decompose rectangles or completing composite figures to form rectangles. Our End-Module 4 test will be next Tuesday. There is a review sheet under the links tab to help you review for this assessment.
Reading: This week in reading we will continue our third quarter novel, Me and Mister P. We will be discussing theme and how it is supported throughout the novel and also how illustrations can help give more detail to the reader in the story. We will be taking our Q3 Summative: The Cave that Talked on Thursday, February 18th.
Writing: This week we will continue our Fairy Tale Unit. We will learn what elements are in a fairy tale, going over adaptations of fairy tales, and students will begin to create their own adaptation to their favorite fairy tale of choice.
Science: This week we begin our Animals throughout Time unit. We will be looking at fossils and participating in several exploration experiments with Mystery Science.
*Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for students in grades Pre-K through 12. Our lessons 3rd grade students began learning about this the week of February 1st. The Chelsea Intermediate School Social Workers will be teaching each lesson in the child’s classroom. The "Think First and Stay Safe" program will be the curriculum utilized for these lessons with a focus on Child Lures.
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