Hello from 3rd grade! November was a busy month full of learning and class trips. We enjoyed learning about all of the many things that the Chester County Food Bank does for the community. We were given a tour and got to see the warehouse full of farm fresh produce as well as canned goods. We also had fun coloring and decorating boxes that will be used to package and deliver food for the holidays.
We had a fun time visiting Longwood Gardens with Fourth Grade. We got a see the Chrysanthemum exhibit inside the greenhouse and then we learned how to use our geography and map reading skills as we completed a maze locating objects hidden throughout the children’s garden.
A Look Ahead...
We will begin our reading of Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli. We will continue to learn how to organize our answers into written responses to reading comprehension questions. Some of the reading skills that will be covered are fluency and expression, looking at internal and external character traits and seeing how those traits help to shape a character, comparing and contrasting characters, and story mapping. In the next month, we will break down into smaller reading groups to continue story mapping, locating important events, and sequencing of events as well as the main idea.
This month in spelling third grade will focus on contractions. Specifically, we will focus on the different spelling patterns that make up those words. In writing workshop, Third graders continue to learn about sentence structure and how to identify the subject and predicate in a simple sentence. We also will be learning about verbs and verb tenses. Our next writing assignment will focus on holiday traditions.
Two important words for math: “math facts!” As we continue with our topics in math, it is super important that you continue to work with your children at home to help them to memorize their math facts. Start with addition and subtraction tables up through 10. After we finish addition and subtraction with expanded algorithms and subtracting across zero, we will begin our unit on multiplication.
This month we will focus on Holiday traditions throughout communities and families.
Be on the lookout for information regarding Goshen Giving.
Celebrating the Holidays in 3rd Grade!
Third Graders will be making paper stockings for a class gift exchange of small novelty items to celebrate the winter holiday. Please send items to school by Wednesday, December 16th. Our holiday party will be Friday, December 18th in the afternoon. More information regarding the exchange will be sent home later this month.
12/8 Lower School Holiday Program grades 2-4 – 7 p.m.
12/14 Kids Care - 3p.m.
12/16 Holiday Party @ 2:15
12/16 Holiday Break begins @ 3 p.m.
Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!