Classroom News- Week of February 16-20

 Third Graders are awesome!


 
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 will be writing Manufacturing books!  We are focusing on diphthongs in spelling ( various vowel combinations)

Social Studies: We will begin learning about the regions of the United States.  Our next region will be the west. Students will learn about the land, economy, culture and animals of each of the 5 regions. Students will be able to describe characteristics of the region which make it unique from other regions. Students will once again choose one aspect of the West to create a display for a county fair of the West region. Look forward to more information on this event!

Science:  We are studying animals and how they adapt to their environments.  

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******

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