Hello 3rd grade families… returning and new to Goshen Friends. Welcome back to school! I am excited to teach your children for the next school year. I have many fun lessons planned to make this year a positive educational experience that will help to integrate our new students and families into the daily routines, learning environment and traditions that we cherish at Goshen Friends.
To begin the year, third graders will get to know each other through numerous back to school activities such as sharing our summer work, surveys, games, and mentor texts. A couple of fun books that I will read to the class are: How I Spent my Summer Vacation and First Day Jitters. I have a suspicion that these books will help to ease the transition back to school. While enjoying these stories the students will not even realize that they will be working on various reading skills such as: vocabulary, sequencing, predictions, and inferencing.
Our writing work will focus on brainstorming and the writing process as well as beginning handwriting.
Our math unit will begin with place value as well as standard form, expanded form, and written form of numbers. In addition, we will begin math fact Fridays with addition and subtraction timed drills and then progressing on from there.
The theme for social studies in third grade is geography and communities and how they develop. We will kick off our science unit through the study of life cycles and changing environments of plants and animals.
Homework Procedures: Homework will be given Monday-Thursday. Assignments will consist of reading, spelling, and math. On Mondays the students will be given a list of spelling words and on Fridays there will be a spelling test. We will copy assignments together into our agenda books. I will initial to make sure that your child copied the assignment correctly. In return, I ask that you please initial the book each night after the work is complete. There is also space to write a brief note if you have questions for me. Forgotten assignments will be completed during recess.
- 9/7- School Begins
- 9/14- Back to School Night 7pm
- 9/16- Back to School Picnic 5:30pm
- 9/22- All School Gathering 10am
- 9/25- GFS Hayride
I look forward to seeing you all on September 16th at Back to School Night!
In friendship, Tr. Missy