Welcome to 2017. I hope you all had a joyful and peaceful holiday vacation and are ready to get back into the daily routine of third grade! Here is a look ahead at what we will be studying this month in the classroom.
The topic for math this month will be multiplication. We will focus on multiplication as repeated addition, arrays and multiplication, the Commutative Property, and writing multiplication stories. Math fact Fridays will continue. Quizzes on facts will be given orally this month. Please remember to spend at least 10 minutes a day reviewing math facts with your children. Even though we are starting multiplication, they still need to know their addition and subtraction facts too!
Third Graders will start the book Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary. This realistic fiction book is a great way for third graders to make a text to self-connection as Maggie is a Third Grader experiencing the challenges of writing cursive too! While reading this book, we will also revisit Character traits. Students will learn new vocabulary words and use context clues to figure out the meaning. Third graders will also participate in book talks where they will have the opportunity to share ideas and ask questions.
Beverly Cleary has a great website for kids to learn more about her books, the characters, and to play some games. http://www.beverlycleary.com/
We will continue with our study of contractions, pronouns, verbs, and suffixes. Writing Writing Workshop will focus on wrapping up the “New Year” with some fun 2017 resolutions and goals. Next, we will focus on descriptive writing. Have You Seen My Snowman is a fun craft and writing project that will spark creativity. Students will be expected to use clear descriptive words, complete sentences, and details into their writing. After they have written and published their writing, they will present to their peers.
We will learn new vocabulary and study the life cycle of plants and trees as well as learn how animals and their habitats grow and change.
1/11/17- Kids Care
1/12- All School Gathering (10a.m.)
1/16- MLK Day- No School