Classroom News- January

Third Graders  are Awesome!

To help your child be successful in third grade: please read with them for 15 minutes everyday. Practice place value, addition with regrouping, and subtraction with regrouping.  These are very important skills to having a successful third grade experience!

Sneaker reminder: Your child will have P.E. one day in a 4 day cycle and is required to wear sneakers. Our specials will be in the afternoon from 12:40-1:25.
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 your child will be part of our reading centers.  We will be reading, writing, using the dictionary and exploring different computer programs.

Writing: Students will be creating Multiplication Strategies books and going through the writers workshop process.  They will be planning, drafting, revising, editing ,and publishing.

Science/Social Studies: This month we will be finishing our Weather and Water unit!  We are looking forward to a visit from Channel 9 Meteorologist  Kevin Skarupa!

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******