Welcome to Third Grade!!!
Please check with your child to make sure that they are dressed for the winter weather.
Math group is at 7:30 in Mrs. Elliott's room. We have a great group of 10 third grade mathematicians. Math Group will meet Monday- Thursday. No group on Friday, we have book buddies on Friday!!
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 Thursdays and Mrs. Rowley's class will be in P.E. on Wednesday.
Math: Unit 8 has two primary objectives: to review the uses of fractions and fraction notation and to help children develop a solid understanding of equivalent fractions. Unit 8 has six main areas of focus:
Reading/Science: For reading/science, students are conducting research on Arctic animals. The animals that are being researched are: Caribou, Whale, Seal, Polar Bear, and Wolf. They will research to find out about how these animals bodies and behavior allows them to survive in the cold region. Students will create a final project in the computer lab on www.glogster.edu. You will be able to view your childs project during the third quarter parent/teacher conference.
Writing: We are writing manufacturing books. Students will read many different text and select a topic to write their own manufacturing books! They will follow the writing process to write their own natural resource to manufactured product book, referring back to texts for support. Be sure to ask your child what they chose for a topic!
Social Studies: We have completed our study of the Northeast Region and The West Region of the United States. We will now begin our second QPA (Quality Performance Assessment) The students will answer the question: How does living in the West compare to living in the Northeast? How is it different or the same? They will review the rubric/student checklist, use a Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram, complete a written piece, and select and create a product.
Responsive Classroom: The first six weeks of school is an important time for establishing a classroom community through the following:
*****Be sure to look for the Purple Folder letter coming home every Friday******