Third graders worked really hard learning how to write biographies. They learned how to research important facts and then how to write them into a report. Next, we went to the computer lab and wrote them in an app called Story Book Maker. Below are links for some examples of published books that third grade completed. Please take a look and enjoy!
This month we will begin our cross curricular Native American unit. We will be reading and learning about a variety of Native American tribes as well as poetry, folktales, and legends. To begin this unit, we will be reading The Courage of Sarah Noble, a true story that takes place in 1707 that tells the tale of Sarah’s travels with her father as they travel to Connecticut to build a new house for their family to move to. Along their journey Sarah encounters strange woods, new people, and befriends Indians, as well as taking care of her father. Students continue to work on a variety of reading strategies learned throughout the year.
Spelling and Grammar
We will continue with our weekly spelling tests and unit reviews. At this point some spelling tests may be 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 order to prepare for International Week, we will be doing a quick study on the country and people of Switzerland. Students will also be learning about Nepal and Brazil. In addition to international week, third grade will also embark 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 a poster, booklet or mobile.
We 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.
Friday 4/5- 10:00 All school gathering
Wednesday 4/12 – Kids Care
4/14- No School
4/21- Earth Day
4/22- Diversity day for 3rd and 4th grades
Thursday 4/27 - 5:30 p.m. -One World Cafe