Ms. Jewell's Third Grade
Congratulations to the students, staff, parents, and community members of Bridgman for their
Blue Ribbon Award!
What’s Happening in Ms. Jewell’s Class?
In social studies we are learning about the geography of Michigan, specifically Michigan’s landforms and bodies of water. Our reading lessons have been focused on what different cultures contribute to their communities. We are learning test taking strategies, as well as the reading strategy of asking questions before, during, and after we read. In writing, we are learning about personal narratives and will be writing about why we like being a Michigan kid. Our science lessons are focused on weather patterns. We are also exploring different weather instruments and how they are useful in predicting weather. In math we have introduced multiplication and division. It has been a busy start to the school year, but your children are doing a great job!
Fact Triangles for Multiplication Practice
So far this year we have talked about 0s, 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s facts. A great strategy for 2’s, 5’s and 10’s is skip counting. I am also sending home fact triangles for the 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s facts that students can use like flash cards. These are for your child to KEEP AT HOME for facts practice. I have many other math resources listed on my Canvas page under “Resources” or on my staff webpage which is linked to the district website.
Halloween Fun/Dance-a-thon on October 30th
We do have plans in the works for celebrating Halloween. Our wonderful PTO is also planning a Dance-a-thon fundraiser for October 30th. Stay tuned for more specific information for both events in the coming weeks, and get those costumes ready!