Classroom News- February 8-12

 Third Graders are awesome!
Up-coming events:  
To Help your child be successful in third grade: please read with them for 20 minutes everyday. Practice place value, addition with regrouping, and subtraction with regrouping.  These are very important skills to having a successful third grade experience!

Reminder:  Students need boots, ski pants, coats, and mittens to play in the snow.  Please have your child bring in sneakers/shoes to wear in the school building.  Wearing winter boots all day is not allowed or healthy for your child's feet!

Sneaker reminder: Your child will have P.E. one day in a 5 day cycle and is required to wear sneakers. Our specials will be in the afternoon from 1:30-2:15. 
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 endangered animals and writing opinion pieces.

Writing: Students have been working on the writing process.  They are drafting stories, editing, revising, peer editing and publishing.

Social Studies: Students will begin their study of the regions in the United States.  We are studying the west region.  We will be discussing the diversity of this region and conducting arctic animal research.

Science: We will be focusing on Arctic animals and ways that animals 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******