WritingStudents will study legends from various Native American tribes and use their imagination and creativity to write their own legend. Third Graders will create a Totem Pole and write about it as well as Dream Catcher writing!
ReadingThird Grade will continue our cross curricular Native American unit this month. We will be reading and learning about a variety of Native American tribes as well as poetry, folktales, and legends.
Spelling and GrammarWe will continue with our weekly spelling tests and unit reviews. At this point all spelling tests are 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 grammar, we will wrap up our unit on verb tenses and learn about pronouns, articles, and review adjectives.
Social StudiesThird grade has embarked 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 either a power point, poster, booklet or mobile.
MathWe 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!
Important Dates:April 30- May 1 – International WeekMay 1- One World Café @ 5:30-7May 13- Celebration of Friends and Clothesline Art FestivalMay 22- Lower School Spring ConcertMay 26- Memorial Day- No School
In friendship,Tr. Missy
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