Here is an update of what we have been working on in third grade:
Writing: We have started learning strategies for realistic fiction. We are brainstorming small moments in our own lives and using them to generate ideas for realistic fiction. We are looking forward to creating our own characters, problem, and setting.
Social Studies: We are finishing up our Economics unit. I plan to give the test on Friday, A review page will come home.
Math: We have been working hard on telling time and using elapsed time. This will be great to practice at home.
Joe got to his friend’s house at 1:30. He was there for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then he walked home for 20 minutes. What time did he get home?
The school music program ended at 8:35pm. It lasted for 1 hour and 50 minutes. What time did the program start?
It will be important for your third grader to continue practicing math facts on MobyMax. Working on this at home will be helpful to build fluency especially in preparation for 4th grade. If your third grade has not memorized their login and password for Clever, please let me know and I can help.
Reading: We have started our series book clubs. Students have reading assignments and then meet with their group to discuss the characters, problem, and details of their reading.
Scholastic Book Order: A book order was sent home last Thursday. If you choose to place an order, do that online by this week Thursday, the 17th. Thank you!
Snack: I am all out of extra snacks for our classroom. I like to have some available for when students forget theirs at home. If you are able to donate, we would appreciate a box of graham crackers or a bag of pretzels. Thanks!