Hello 3rd grade families and welcome back to school!
I am excited to teach your children for the next year and have many fun lessons planned to make the year a positive educational experience.
To begin the year, 3rd graders will get reacquainted with each other through numerous back to school activities and our First Day Jitters reading unit. Other books that we will read this month are Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli and The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman. Can you figure out why I chose these titles to kick off September? We will also work on vocabulary and various comprehension strategies.
Our writing work will focus on brainstorming and the writing process as well as beginning handwriting.
In Math our unit will begin with place value as well as standard form, expanded form, and written form of numbers. In addition, we will begin math fact Fridays with addition and subtraction timed drills and progressing on from there.
The theme for Social Studies in third grade is communities and how they develop. We will begin this unit with a brief state research report and then dive deeper into our study of communities. We will kick of our Science Unit through the study of life cycles and changing environments of plants and animals.
Homework Procedures; Homework will be given Monday-Friday. Assignments will consist of reading, spelling, and math. On Mondays the students will be given a list of spelling words and on Fridays there will be a spelling test. We will copy assignments together into our agenda books. I will initial to make sure that your child copied the assignment correctly. In return, I ask that you please initial the book each night after the work is complete. There is also space to write a brief note if you have questions for me. Forgotten assignments will be completed during recess.
I look forward to seeing you all on September 17th!
In friendship, Tr. Missy
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