Here is an update of our learning:
Writing and Reading:
During our writing and reading times, our class is learning to use different reading strategies when reading a variety of texts. We are learning to use thinking strategies for reading a text and answering questions or writing a response.
Last week, we spent time reviewing respect. We watched a few videos that helped us see examples of respect and disrespect. Then we discussed this as a class. We were reminded of the ways we show respect and disrespect and recognize the difference. We will continue to read books that help us review this character trait.
Today and tomorrow, we will be reviewing for our math test that will take place on Wednesday. Next, we will begin a new unit learning about fractions.
Please help your child remember to log on to MobyMax to practice math facts. Some of our third graders are working hard to master their addition and subtraction facts and move onto multiplication and division. Keep working hard!
March is Reading Month:
Your child should have a reading log that is to be kept in their daily folder. They will use this to keep track of their daily reading and parents initial each day/time read. Each Monday, they can earn a raffle ticket when they have completed 100 or more minutes of reading.
Friday, March 19: Wear a shirt with words on it!
Here is an update for the week!
Writing: We are finishing up our literary essays this week and will work on our Post Assessment for opinion writing.
Social Studies: We will finish our last lesson in our Michigan History unit as we learn how Michigan became a state. I am hoping to give the test on Friday. A review page will come home.
Math: We have completed our lessons on geometry and will begin lessons on area and perimeter. It will be important that your third grader continue practicing math facts on MobyMax.
Reading: We have started our Biography unit and students are starting to read and learn about people in history. They will read a biography book and then complete a comprehension card to show their learning and understanding. I am excited for our third graders to learn all about people who faced their fears, made their dreams come true, overcame challenges, and made our world a better place!
MARCH IS READING MONTH:
You can still email me a picture of your third grader getting ‘caught’ reading!
This Friday, March 22: Wear a hat with words so others can read it!
MARCH IS READING MONTH!
We have been having lots of fun celebrating reading. Last week we read with Mrs. Stutz’s Kindergarten class.
We have several of our students who have been ‘CAUGHT’ reading! They are featured on our classroom wall!
I look forward to seeing you during Parent/Teacher Conferences this week! Our third graders have made great progress and it is exciting for me to share that with you!
I am sending report cards home today. Your third grader can be very proud of all their hard work! If your child is discouraged that they did not receive ALL 3s on their report card, please remind them of their GROWTH MINDSET. We have worked hard on using a growth mindset as we work on learning and make progress toward our goals. The standards you see on the report card show progress being made and they will continue to be assessed. Remind your third grader that learning takes hard work and practice. I am very proud of our class!
Our class will preview the book fair on Monday. If your child chooses to make a purchase, please send the money in an envelope labeled with your child’s name by Wednesday. Thanks!
March is Reading Month- FUN FRIDAY:
Our class is celebrating Reading Month with some activities on Fridays. This Friday, we are wearing our words! Choose a shirt with words so others can read it!
MobyMax math fact practice: Please remind your third grader to get on MobyMax to practice math facts. This will help build their fact fluency progress.
In celebration of reading month we will be having some activities take place each day. Some will be done at school and some should be completed at home. A calendar will be coming home today.
A homework packet will be coming home today and it is due next Monday. It is very important that your child stay consistent with daily reading and math fact practice.