• Teacher

    Welcome to third grade. I am glad that your child is in my class. I look forward to working with you to make this year a meaningful and successful one. I can always be reached at smosley@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    W.M. Finch Elementary School


    Eagle’s Oath:


     It is important that students achieve therefore, I Ms. Mosley will strive to do the following:   

    Provide high quality instruction in a supportive and non-threatening environment.

    Prepare and teach valuable lessons.

    Provide varied learning opportunities for students to enable them to meet academic expectations.

    Hold expectations high for all students, believing that all students can learn.

    Encourage students and parents by providing information about student progress.

    Use special activities in the classroom to make learning enjoyable.

    Help each student grow to his/her fullest potential.
     Week at a Glance

    Reading: Boom Town

    Students will read stories this week to determine the

    author’s purpose. We will also practice using context

    clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word in a


    Writing: How to Writing…

    Students will spend the next few weeks writing to explain

    how to do something. In Grammar, students will focus on

    past tense irregular verbs (Ex. sing, sang, has sung).

    Author’s Purpose

    Try this interactive lesson to freshen up on

    determining the author’s purpose.




    ** Saturday school begins January 28, 2012. Weekly tutorial begins January 26, 2012. Transporatation will be provided for both programs.****


    Reading: BoomTown                                                                                         
    Math: Math worksheet

    Spelling: write spelling words three times each

    Science: Rocks and Minerals
    Math: Math worksheet

    Spelling: Visual Memory

    Science: Rocks and Minerals
    Spelling: Word meaning

    Math: Math worksheet

    Social Studies: Franklin Roosevelt
    Reading: Boomtown
    Spelling: Word study

    Math: Math worksheet

    Science: Franklin Roosevelt 

     Helpful  Websites

    Practice various math topics taught in class. Prepare for the math assessments

    Practice comprehension,math and fluency
    www.ixl.comOnline practice of various math skills
    http://www.aaaknow.com/mul74bx2.htmLearn, practice, play a game, and test yourself on the four properties of multiplication
    http://www.kidsnumbers.com/long-division.phpSnork is a monster who does not know how to do long division. Help her solve long division problems.
    http://www.myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=F_Douglass_CSUF_07The Hero Project - Read about the life of Frederick Douglass 
    http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/storymaker.swfCreate your own storybook. Choose the setting, characters, objects and write your own words. Before you start, listen to the directions.
    http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/causeconnect.htmlCombine two sentences into one sentence using the right word to show CAUSE and EFFECT
    http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/minerals/index.htmLearn all about rocks, minerals, fossils and more. 
    http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/branches.htmlGo to Ben's Guide to the US Government for Kids Ben Franklin will help you understand each of the three branches of government.