Third Grade Newsletter
April 7, 2017
We have also decided that we will provide spelling words for the next three weeks, but will not give tests to help with the stress of MAP. Please continue to practice spelling words with your student, but don't expect spelling homework worksheets. We want the students to go home and relax for the next few weeks.
Calendar at a Glance
11th-Miss Evans Google Field Trip
12th-Miss Gholson Google Field Trip
18th- MAP Testing starts
ISD Character Traits
Perseverance- To keep trying in spite of difficulties.
We started our fairy tale unit this week. The students worked hard on identifying the story elements and sequence of a fairy tale. We also started learning about the lesson or moral of a fairy tale that is learned. We will continue to focus on this next week. A great question to ask is: Why is it important to know the sequence (order) of a fairytale/story?
The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the more you grow.
- Dr. Seuss
Students built on their understanding of geometry and shapes by identifying polygons that are congruent. Students also identified symmetrical shapes and lines of symmetry. Next week, students will work on creating line graphs and bar graphs based on specific data. A great question to ask your child is: How can you tell if a shape is symmetrical?
Students continued to learn about food chains this week and how animals adapt to live in a specific ecosystem. Students created their own food chains which included a: producer, consumer, and decomposer. We will build on this by discussing food webs next week.
Monday 4/10- B
Tuesday 4/11- C
Wednesday 4/12- D
Thursday 4/13- A
Friday 4/14- No School
Each week students will be sent home with a reading log. The students will need to complete the reading log four times a week for thirty minutes each day. Students have also started working on their spelling homework which will be given out each day besides Friday.
Spelling words for the week of: 4/10-4/14
Throughout the year, we will be updating a list in this section of the newsletter for supplies our classrooms are running low on. Ms. Gholson's class is out of tissues and we would appreciate any donations. Thank you!
A video the students watched about the importance of learning from your mistakes and persevering!