Ms. Kramr's 3rd Grade Newsletter

January 19-22

What we are learning

Math- In math we will be expanding our knowledge about fractions to include equivalent fractions and comparing fractions with different denominators.


Reading- Students will use a flexible range of strategies to monitor and construct meaning across a variety of genres.



Science- We are developing our understanding of food chains. We are learning the sequence of a food chain and the roles of producers and consumers within a habitat/environment.



Social Studies- We are finishing our research and working on making a timeline of the important events their person did. The focus is on how they helped to shape community.


Writing- In writing we are continuing with Imaginative stories. We have worked on strong settings, strong catchy leads, and how to write an ending. We will be focusing on revising and editing practice to prepare for the upcoming Grammar DCA.


Important Dates:

January 18th- School Holiday

January 19th- Geometry test

January 22nd- Science fair projects due/bluebonnet reading logs due

January 21st-Awards

February 3rd- Early Release


Reminders:

The Science Fair is coming soon! All projects are due at school on January 22.

Please visit the Patsy Sommer Science Fair website for more information on the Science Fair coming in January. http://sommersciencefair.blogspot.com/


We still need Science Fair Judges on Monday, January 25 from 8 a.m. to 12noon. No science background needed! Your job will be to talk with students about their science fair project, and fill out simple judging rubrics. There will be a brief training from 8:00-8:15 that day. It is OK if you cannot help the entire 4 hours, just let us know your availability in your email. Contact Anna Spalding at anna_spalding@roundrockisd.org.


Thanks!


The Science Vertical Team