Classroom News- June 15-24

 Third Graders are awesome!
Up-coming events:  Field Day June 16th, Field Trip June 23rd, and last day of third grade June 24th:)
To Help your child prepare for the fourth grade: please read over the summer months and practice the multiplication tables.  These are very important skills to having a successful fourth grade experience!

Sneaker reminder: Your child will have P.E. one day a week and is required to wear sneakers. Mrs. Elliott's class will have P.E. on Mondays and Mrs. Rowley's class will be in P.E. on Tuesday. Our specials will be in the afternoon from 1:15-2:00. 
Math:  One of the most important math concepts third graders learn, and are expected to master by the end of third grade, is multiplication facts through 100 (10 x 10). It is never too early to buy some flashcards and have your child practice facts at home!  

Reading: This month students will be reading about Arctic animals and their habitats.  Students will research a chosen animal and create a Glog in the computer lab.   

Writing: Students have been writing about their projects for Exhibition night.  We will now focus on some personal narrative, end-of-the-year reflections.

Social Studies: We have studied all of the regions in the United States.  As you know the students picked a special item of interest  from the Midwest or the Southeast to do their presentation on.  We are all very proud of the students presentation skills and projects at the Exhibition Fair.  Attendance in the third grade was excellent, with almost 100% participation.  Thank you all for your support of this very important event. 

Science:  We are finishing up our Arctic Animal Glogs in the computer Lab.

Responsive Classroom: The first six weeks of school is an important time for establishing a classroom community through the following:
  • creating a climate of warmth and safety
  • teaching the schedule and routines of the school day and our expectations for behavior
  • introducing students to the classroom and school environment and materials, and teaching students how to use and care for them
  • establishing expectations about ways we will learn together throughout the year
*****Be sure to look for the  Purple Folder letter coming home every Friday******