Welcome to 3rd grade!
Important Upcoming Dates:
Unit 5 study guide for homework this week.
Unit 5 Part A test - Friday, February 10th.
Famous American study guide will come home in Friday folders.
Unit 5 Part B test- Monday, February 13th.
No School Monday, February 20th
New Unit Test Dates TBD
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What we are learning:
In Language Arts we are working on building our stamina and monitoring our reading comprehension. Many students can read beautifully but are unable to answer basic comprehension questions or retell in a logical sequence in their own words, summarize or find the main idea and details. We willbe going in depth with previewing, predicting, questioning, identify main idea/supporting details and summarizing in nonfiction, fiction and poetry! It is critical that students are reading 20-30 minutes each night and have adequate opportunities to talk about what they are reading!
We are moving quick in math! We are working in our 3D geometry and measurement unit and will test on Friday, February 10th and Monday, February 13th. The study guide will be in lieu of homework this week! Students should be able to identify solid shapes and the number of faces, edges, vertices and the plane shapes that it is made of. Students should also be able to tell time to the nearest minute, solve elapsed time word problems, Students should also be able to select the best unit of measurement and estimate the measurement of a given object.
In writing we just began our persuasive unit which is always a favorite as 3rd graders love sharing their opinion and giving reasons! We will be using some of our science topics to help review and writing about the BEST ecosystem to live in or the best season of the year! Writing is an area that we are seeing an overall weakness in and basic mechanics are missing!
In social studies we will be jumping into our Famous American unit and learning all about the characteristics and contributions of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Junior and Cesar Chavez! We will learn how these men and women have shaped the country we live in today!
We are finishing up our Earth Cycles unit and will test on Friday, February 10th! Students should know the difference between rotation and revolution and which causes day/night and the seasons. We are studying the moon phases and ocean's tides!