Classroom News- September

 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 writing About Me stories and going through the writers workshop process.  They will be planning, drafting, revising, editing ,and publishing their stories.

Science/Social Studies: This month your child will be learning about the Northeast Region of the United States.  They will be selecting something from this region that they would like to research in more depth and preparing a project to present to the first graders.


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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