Update: Week of October 21

Here’s an update of our learning in third grade:

Writing: We started a new unit this week! We will be learning about persuasive writing. We will be collecting ideas to share our opinion and learning writing strategies to write an essay.

Math: We have started our second math unit. We are learning the 6s, 7s, and 8s multiplication facts. We are working on applying our knowledge of the basic facts to math word problems and area problems. Practice pages went home today. Please help your third grader practice for the next one on Friday.
Reading and Math Fact Log due every Monday.
Please help your child remember to sign on the days they read and practice facts. 

Reading: We had a lot of fun solving a Halloween mystery today! This launched our next reading unit: Mysteries! We will be reading mysteries and using clues from the text to solve the mysteries within our books.

Social Studies: We have started our Michigan Geography unit. We have learned what Geography is and we are studying absolute location and relative location. We are using the map to learn how to use direction words such as: North, South, East, and West.


Writing Celebration: Last Friday we celebrated the completion of our personal narrative stories. Each student  identified a line in their story that they were most proud of. Each student shared their line and then we had a writing museum. We walked around the room to read each others writing and notice the great things each writer did to make their story so powerful. The students had a lot of encouraging words for their classmates!
Take a look at a few pictures from our celebration!

Scholastic Book Order: An October book order went home today. If you plan to order, please do this online by next Monday, October 28. As always, thank you for your orders as it allows our class to earn free books!

Football Game this Friday: One of the varsity football players has been volunteering in our classroom on Fridays. As part of this program, our class is invited to cheer him and the team on at the beginning of the football game this Friday! I sent an email about where and when to meet this Friday. I’m looking forward to seeing our class there!

Turkey Trot: October 29

Picture Retakes: October 29 . If your child is getting retakes, be sure to send in the original picture packet that was sent home today.

Math Tests: The unit 1 math test was sent home today. Please review this with your third grader and reflect on areas to keep practicing as we move forward in math.

Ms Van Arkel 🙂