In order to prepare for our first ever Elementary Diversity Day at the Miquon School on Saturday, April 18th, third graders will embark on writing their own short autobiographies that tell the story of each student's own identity. These autobiographies will be modeled after the book Let's Talk about Race by Jules Lester.
In addition, we will also study poetry in various forms and write some of our own.
Third and Fourth Grade reading groups will wrap up our study on the culture and customs of Chinese families. Next, we will begin our cross curricular Native American unit. We will be reading and learning about a variety of Native American tribes as well as poetry, folktales, and legends.
Spelling and Grammar
We will continue with our weekly spelling tests and unit reviews. At this point some spelling tests may be given in the form of dictated sentences. All words are ones that third graders have already learned. Some of the students may even be writing in cursive handwriting!
In order to prepare for International Week, we will be doing a quick study on the country and people of Thailand. Third grade will also embark on our in depth cross curricular study of Native Americans. We will learn the history of several tribes as well as the effects that westward expansion and settlement had on Native American lives.
Each student will research a region and a particular tribe within that region. They will learn various note taking strategies and present their research with a poster, booklet or mobile.
Third grade worked really hard on their endangered species research project last month. They will now be turning their books into a power point presentation. Further, we will begin to explore the topic of matter and its various forms.
We will continue with our study of Division and word problems. We will then be heading into fractions. Math fact Fridays continue. Please, please, please continue to have your children study math facts at home, particularly multiplication and division.
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