Assignments week of October 22

Welcome to third grade! I am so excited to be a part of this learning community and ready to be "awed" by a new group of third graders. Our school and district theme is #BeKind. Showing kindness at school, at home, and in our community will enable us to be the best versions of ourselves. Our kindness theme connects to our school-wide expectations of being safe, responsible, respectful, and awesome problem solvers.

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Mrs. Wurtele

Our week...

Morning Meeting (8:30): Organization is our theme this week.

Math (9:00): We are ending unit 2. We will review Monday and Tuesday and take our unit 2 test on-line Wednesday. Reteaching on Thursday and begin unit 3 on Friday. Unit 3 will focus on multi-digit addition, subtraction, and multiplication. We kick off the unit with place value and rounding.

Reading (10:15): We begin unit 2. Rereading is our focus this week. Our vocabulary emphasis is on prefixes and we'll explore the Expository genre. Students will finish up their small group books and discuss text evidence on the theme of their book. They will be creating an advertisement for their book using the Clips App.

11:05-11:35 Gym (Mon/Thur), Music (Tues/Friday)

10:45 Gymsic (Wednesday)

Spelling/Grammar (12:00): Spelling will focus on words with silent letters.

Grammar: Irregular plural nouns and collective nouns.

12:25-1:00 Lunch/Recess

Science (1:00): We will continue our investigation on ecosystems. Students will create a fossil imprint and discuss how fossils can give evidence about types of animals and the ecosystem they lived in millions of years ago.

Social Studies (1:45): Mrs. Nimmo:

Students are studying map skills and learning many landforms.

BREAK (2:30) Thursdays/Library

Writers's Workshop (2:45): We continue with the descriptive writing mode. Students will be using their senses to describe a Halloween night in a 5 paragraph essay format. Using transitions and literary devices will be our focus.

ART (Wed. 1:00): We welcome Mrs. Meyer who will be teaching an art lesson.