Third graders finished reading Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Haunted House. We are all really good at tracking our reading with our monster fingers or pencil erasers. We also used this book to practice how to write answers to comprehension questions. Next, third graders will each get to pick their own mystery book to read and learn about the story elements that make an exciting mystery. In the next month we will continue story mapping, locating important events, and sequencing of events as well as the main idea.
Spelling and Writing
Third graders are doing awesome in spelling! They are now accountable for the spelling words that they learn. We will be focusing on long e, short u, and contractions. Specifically, we will focus on the different spelling patterns that make up those words. Third Graders are working at being good inspectors and proof reading their journal entries for punctuation and spelling mistakes before conferencing.
In writing workshop, Third graders have been learning about adjectives, nouns and sentence structure. This month we will focus on how to identify the subject and predicate in a simple sentence.
In Math we have been focusing on addition and subtraction meanings and properties. Do you remember the associative, commutative and identity properties of addition? Some new vocabulary words that we have learned are addends, difference, fact family, and equation. Our minds have also been engaged learning how to apply our knowledge of tens and ones, and how to break apart numbers for mental math! Up next we will be rounding, estimating sums and differences, and making sense of addition and subtraction equations. Please continue to work at home on addition and subtraction facts through 1o. If your child knows those facts well, then start practicing multiplication facts.
This month in Social Studies we will focus on the geography of communities and how renewable and non-renewable resources shape how and where communities develop. Moving forward Third grade will begin to study about early communities in America and Westward expansion.
This month we will be traveling to the Chester County Food Bank. Please help with our Holiday food drive by sending in a nonperishable food item, to be donated to the food bank.
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