WRITING: We have been learning how to generate ideas for personal narrative writing. We chose a small moment idea today and will learn how to plan for our story writing. We will learn writing strategies to make our writing powerful.
GROWTH MINDSET: We continue learning about Growth Mindset. We have been making goals as a class and then each student made a goal for themselves as a reader.
MATH: We continue learning our 5s and 2s multiplication. We have started to learn how multiplication and division are related. We have learned to make drawings that go with multiplication equations and have practiced solving word problems.
READING: We have been working on choosing good-fit books. We talked about forming strong reading habits that help us grow as readers. We will be starting a new read aloud mentor text (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane) that will help us practice reading strategies.
OTHER INFORMATION TO KNOW:
Please continue with daily reading (20 minutes) and math fact practice. We will be adding the 2s multiplication facts this week.
I sent home 2 MATH HOMEWORK PAGES (1-3/1-5) today. These are due on Friday 9/21. These pages are helpful for practicing facts and strategies so please support your child as necessary.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDER: You will see information coming home about the Scholastic Book Order. Take a look at these with your third grader. If you choose to order, please follow the instructions on the letter that is attached to the packet. Your order helps our class earn free books! Thank you!
PICTURE DAY: school picture day is on September 27.
9/20: PTC Meeting in the library at 6:30pm
9/28: Popcorn Friday
10/12: Early Release dismissal at 12:15pm.
10/23: Turkey Trot
Here’s what we have been learning about in third grade:
Writing: We have finished our Literary Essay unit and then completed our Post Assessment of opinion writing before Spring Break. We will now begin to practice constructed response writing as well as begin our Core Democratic Values writing work that goes along with our Social Studies Unit.
Science: We will begin studying animals and adaptations!
Math: We will spend a few days doing some review and activities with area and perimeter and then we begin our fraction unit this week.
Reading: We have been reading biography books and with each book the students read, they complete a comprehension card to summarize the important facts they have learned about a person in history. We will be working on choosing a person to study and write about.
This week, we will be moving into our next Math unit. We will study Geometry and measurement. We will specifically study characteristics of quadrilaterals and we will be learning many new math vocabulary words too! Please take a look at the Family Letter.
Here’s what we have been up to in our classroom:
Writing: We are working on revising, editing, and publishing our realistic fiction stories this week. We started thinking of small moments in our life and have used those ideas to create fiction characters and a new story line.
Social Studies: Before we begin our Government unit this week, today we reviewed what it means to be a mindful learner. We talked about making good choices even when no one is watching. We were reminded what it means to have good character. We read a book titled The Jelly Donut Difference and then we wrote about a way we could spread kindness to others just like the characters in the story did.
Math: We are working on word problems and have started practicing comparison problems.
Reading: Our Series Book Clubs are finishing up. Students are working on their second book in the series. Book clubs will meet to discuss the similarities and differences they noticed in their books of the same series.
We will start a new topic in our Math unit. As part of our measurement unit, we will practice telling time. Please click on the family letter below to read more information about what we will be learning.
Social Studies homework:
Economics homework will be coming home tonight. It is due tomorrow (Friday). We have been studying specialization and interdependence as well as import and export. Students are to find five or more objects around the house and write where it came from.
New Math Unit:
We have started our new unit in Math. We will study measurement. Please click on the family letter below to read more information about what we will be learning.
It was such a nice day yesterday so we decided to do some math practice outside!
We have been learning the 3s multiplication facts so the students were to choose a 3s multiplication equation and then show it as repeated addition and make a drawing.
This was a fun way to do math!
It will be so important for your third grader to continue reading and math fact practice over the holiday break. Please remind your third grader to log on to MobyMax to work on math facts (or use flash cards) as well as continue with their daily reading.
Consistency is key in making progress!
Thank you for your support!