Summarizing Practice: http://reading.ecb.org/student/summarizing/pirate/
Math-graphing with line plots, measurement-1/2, 1/4,3/4 of an inch on a ruler (determine which is larger), how many inches in a foot, Unit test on Wednesday-11/15-a study practice will come home on Monday.
Reading-summarizing text, main idea, gathering information about a topic in order to write to inform
It is hard to believe that November starts this week! Our focus in math will shift to data and graphing. We will investigate how to organize and represent data by using line plots, bar graphs, and use them to answer questions. We will read fables and folktales and summarize the main idea and details. Our new cursive writing books will start-I know students are excited to learn writing. Let's make it a great week!
Parents: Our Remind app is up and running after finally getting enough families to participate. Thank you for those that have joined. If you would still like to sign up I will have the information at parent/teacher conferences.
This week we will begin our new math unit focusing on bar graphs, line plots, and categorizing data. Continue to practice two and three-digit addition and subtraction to keep skills sharp!
Our focus this week will be subtraction with regrouping (2 and 3 digit numbers) and elapsed time. Look for review work to study at home this week.
Reading: Summarizing text, continue reading at home for 30 minutes and focus on taking AR quizzes
Math Skills: Subtraction within 1,000 with regrouping, telling time-Practice having your student tell time at home and focus on elapsed time (How much time has passed between activities
Social Studies: Human, Capital, and Productive Resources
Reading: Adjectives, writing paragraphs to form a narrative focusing on a beginning, middle, and ending
Check out Wonderopolis at the top of our webpage. Students had a great time investigating about the Harvest Moon. This site can be used anytime to help with reading and science skills! Have your child blog about what they learned by writing a paragraph to summarize!
Third Graders have been busy so far this fall season! Read all about the skills we are working on and upcoming topics!
We are focusing on how a character’s traits motivations, and feelings contribute to the sequence of events in a story. Good readers think about the main character while they are reading and stop to think about their actions within the story. Students will also focus deeper on events in a story and how history connects to it. We will read about Abraham Lincoln. Students always enjoy learning about this famous president. At home you can support your student by finding out more about Abraham Lincoln. Continue focusing on writing complete sentences and adding adjectives to make writing more detailed. Encourage journal writing at home. You can write back and forth and find out more about your child’s day and practice writing at the same time! Grammar skills include: nouns, adjectives, and verbs. The first week of October we will begin narrative writing. Students will research about bats and use facts in a fictional story that they write. We are looking for paragraphs and good sentence structure. A narrative needs to have a beginning, middle, and end.
Our key learning in math focuses on understanding place value to help solve 2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction problems. The goal is for students to use efficient strategies. We are learning about estimating and rounding numbers. Students should be asking themselves, “How do I know my answer is reasonable?”, “How can I show my solution in another way to check my work?” Other at-home skills to work on are money and telling time. Practice making change with money. Also, check out Dreambox, our school math program. This is an individualized website that works at your student’s current math level. Continue to practice rounding two and three digit numbers to the nearest ten and hundred. Other skills include sequencing numbers and finding out how many tens and hundreds are in a number (ex: how many tens are in 243?)
Geologists are hard at work in third grade! Ask your student all about mock rocks! We have been investigating the difference between rocks and minerals. Science will continue with experiments that real geologists use, such as a scratch test and working with a mineral called Calcite.
We have been building our classroom community and learning about Rights, Responsibilities, and Privileges. These phrases are important for students to understand in order to be responsible citizens. October will finish out with a focus on human, natural, and capital resources.
School will be closed on October 6 for Inservice Day.
Picture Day is October 19th-Dress your best!
Spirit Day-October 27-Dress like a Superhero or Villain
The Third Grade Team
Welcome to third grade! I am excited for a fantastic year in B08! There are many educational links on this site for you to explore and find out what's in store for you this school year! Some of these links are interactive games that will help you improve your math and reading skills. Others will help you with the third grade science and social studies curriculum. Let's be ready to learn!