Here is what we have been learning in third grade:
Writing: We are working on writing true stories (personal narratives). We have been learning strategies to help us think of ideas and have been looking at mentor texts to know how to start our story with an interesting lead. We have been working with a partner to rehearse our story and have started to draft.
Math: We have learned the 5s, 2s, 10s, 9s, and 3s multiplication facts. You should see these flash cards come home in your child’s yellow math fact folder. Each fact is a different color. Have your third grader choose a color (fact) to work on each night for at least 5 minutes. Understanding the multiplication facts is very important for learning our math concepts for the rest of the year.
Reading: We have been learning about ways to make reading the best it can be. We have talked about reading as if books are like gold, choosing good-fit books, and setting goals for our reading time. We will be working on making book recommendations for each other. Please help your third grader begin the habit of reading for at least 20 minutes/five nights a week. In a few weeks a reading log will come home to help track reading time.
Social Studies: We continue to study character traits and Growth Mindset. We have been using lots of read aloud books to guide our discussions. We have also learned about the parts of the brain and how they help us learn, remember, make choices, and regulate emotions.
*HOMEWORK: Two (math) pages of homework were sent home tonight. These should be completed tonight and returned tomorrow (Tuesday 9/24)
Don’t forget spirit week this week!
Wed.- Crazy hair
Friday- Blue/Gold day!
*BACKGROUND CHECK REMINDER:
Please make sure you have completed a background check form. This is required
for you to attend classroom parties, volunteer in the classroom, field trips, etc. The form will need to be filled out each year and can be found HERE
Walk•A•Thon will take place this Friday (9/27). Third graders will walk at 9:45am. This is our only fundraiser for our school. If you haven’t donated for WALK•A•THON
, get your money in by Friday or next Monday. This money funds all of our special student based activities for the year. THANK you in advance for your support!
Our first winner of the contest is: BROOKLYNN!! She chose a MobyMax bag as her prize. Way to go, Brooklynn! Our contest continues for two more weeks.
*Turkey Trot 2019 Registration is now open! Deadline to Register is October 9, 2019.
and click on the PE link
to learn more about the Turkey Trot Race.
I am really enjoying working with this group of third graders. They are awesome and I am so proud of their hard work!
Ms Van Arkel . 🙂