Here is an update of our learning in third grade:
Writing: This week we are finishing up our narrative writing. We will finish the week learning how to write a written response to a text. Next week, we begin learning about persuasive writing.
Math: We continue to practice multiplication and division facts with word problems and using lots of different strategies. We plan to review on Wednesday or Thursday and take our test on Friday.
Reading: We have been learning all about making predictions and using details when we make a prediction. We will also be practicing giving a retell of the books we read.
A few more things to know………
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
As you see school work coming home there may be a number grade (3,2,1) on some of them.
Use this as a guide:
Third grade homework consists of reading 20 minutes, five nights a week and multiplication fact practice for 5 minutes, five nights a week. We have been talking a lot about goal setting to help us get better at reading and math facts. Lots of our third graders have made action steps to practice facts and read at home as a way to reach their goal. The reading and math fact log should be returned to school every Monday.
Math Fact Cards: You will see your child’s blue fact folder filling up. As your third grader works on their math fact log, please help them choose one set of count bys (one color) flash cards to work on each night. We have learned the 5s, 2s, 10s, 9s, 3s, 4s, so far. It is starting to become apparent which kids are regularly practicing their math facts and which kids are not. Please help your child gain confidence with their math work by practicing these at home.
Math Practice Page:
Each Friday, the third graders complete a math fact practice page. Last week they did the 5s fact page. When your child completes all the problems correctly, they will move on to the next practice page. This Friday, your third grader will either try the 5s page again or will try the 2s page for the first time. Please look for this practice page to come home so you will know what facts to practice with your child.
The next early release Friday is October 23. Dismissal is at 12:15.