Multiplication and Division

We have been working on learning strategies for multiplication and division facts. Today we used counters to help us solve word problems.

Example: I have 12 books that I will place on 2 bookshelves. How many books will be on each shelf?

Joe has 27 baseball cards. He arranges them in 3 rows. How many baseball cards will be in each row?

***Please help your child practice their math flashcards for at least 5 minutes each night. Building fluency with multiplication facts will be crucial to learning division and future math concepts.

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Social Studies Quiz & Homework Packet

Throughout the last week we have been learning all about the landforms and bodies of water in Michigan. Tomorrow, we will do a check-up to see how well we are learning them.
Please review these with your child. A chart will come home tonight to help your third grader study.

Peninsulas- upper and lower
Islands- Mackinac Island, Beaver Island
Sand Dunes- Sleeping Bear Dunes
Mountains- Porcupine Mountains, Huron Mountains

Bodies of Water:
Lakes- Great Lakes (remember HOMES)
Rivers- Grand River
Waterfalls- Tahquamenon Falls
Bays- Grand Traverse Bay, Saginaw Bay


A new HOMEWORK PACKET and spelling words are coming home today. The homework packet is due next Monday. We will have a spelling test on Friday.

Picture Day and Walk•A•Thon!

Picture Day is tomorrow (Thursday 9/22). You can order online or send in the envelope.

Our school Walk•A•Thon is on Friday! This is our only PTC fundraiser of the year. Your donations and support are very much appreciated!! Our class will be walking from 10:00-10:30am (this is a time change).  Walkers are encouraged to wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE!
Check out more information HERE.

Homework Packet

A homework packet will be coming home tonight. Homework packets are sent home on Mondays and should be returned the following Monday. Most every packet will consist of: math pages, reading/math fact log, spelling practice.

Reading/Math Fact Log:
This is used to keep track of at-home reading and fact practice. Help your third grader make this a routine for continued progress in math and reading this year. This pink page will be returned each Monday. Flashcards or MobyMax can be used to practice math facts or any other kind of tool that works for your third grader.

Practice Spelling Words: 
A spelling word list comes home on Mondays for the test on Fridays. At-home practice will be important in helping your child learn spelling patterns. Spelling City is a great resource and is linked to the blog. Another great way to practice is to use the words in writing sentences. Help your third grader to notice beginning/ending sounds or patterns as well as the vowel sounds a word is making.

MobyMax and Early Dismissal

Today we got on the MobyMax website to practice math facts. This is something your third grader can log on to at home. They will hopefully remember their username/password for this. The site is linked on our blog under ‘At Home Links’. This will be a great resource to use for daily fact practice.
Early Dismissal: 
We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Friday 9/16/16.  This is our first early release day of the year.  If your child is a car rider, please be at school 12:10 and 12:15 for pick up.
Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days this school year.
Children can order a lunch with their teacher in the morning and will have them to take to their destination.  The cost will be $2.25.  Free and reduced benefits will also apply.