Third Graders will continue to study and learn multiplication facts. The factors that we will be working on this month are 3,4,6,7 and 8. Also, the students will learn about the distributive property, as well as learning to multiply with 3 factors.
Please continue to study math facts at home with your children. If you do not have a set of flash cards, they can be found at the dollar store or the dollar bin at target. Also, there are a variety of math games that reinforce facts on-line. Some sites that you may want to look into are www.abcya.com, www.mathfactcafe.com, and www.adaptedmind.com .
Reading and Writing
In third grade, we will be starting a new book, Muggie Maggie, by Beverly Cleary. This book is about a third grade girl and her trials and tribulations learning how to write cursive. I am certain that third graders will be able to make many text to self-connections as they read this book.
For a summarizing and a reflective piece, as well a connection in letter writing skills, they will be asked to write a letter to a family member. This aids in connecting reading and writing skills to the community.
We will be making connections between social studies, reading and writing as we read biographies of notable African Americans, as well as Presidents and other famous Americans and their contributions to the communities around us. The end product will be a written brown bag book report and timeline of their historical figure.
Wednesday-2/3- Lower School Parent visiting day Thursday- 2/11- Valentine’s Day Party 2:15 p.m. Friday -2/15- No School (Presidents’ Day) Monday -2/16 - No School (Presidents’ Day) Wednesday- 2/17- Kids Care 3:00-4:15 Friday- 2/27- Joint Concert with Fredrick Douglass Christian School
Goshen Friends School is a place where children feel safe, comfortable and loved and where they are free to learn and grow.