Room 8 News
Mrs. Fitzgerald, 3rd Grade
December 6, 2015
We had another fantastic (and very busy!) week. In reading we focused on making generalizations and supporting them with evidence from the text. We also reviewed story structure (plot). We also continued reading James and the Giant Peach as a class. In grammar we learned about verb-tenses (past, present, and future).
In math we learned how to solve "larger, smaller, difference" story problems using 'towers.' We learned how to make, draw, label, and write number sentences for arrays, as well as how to find the missing dimension of an array. We also learned how to write division problems four different ways, and how to divide by 2 and 5.
We continued our STEM water filtration unit by planning filter designs. Next week we will work in groups to design, build, and test a water filter.
Hallway Bulletin Board Project
If you have an expertise in solar energy or have experienced being in a place without access to electricity, we would love to have you come and talk to our class! Send me an email if you're interested and we can set up a time.
We will be traveling to the theater by bus and we will be having lunch at the theater. Students need to wear their spirit shirt and bring a bag lunch on that day.
Next Week's Spelling
Coming Up On Math Assessment 12...
· Solving “difference” story problems
· Estimating the cost of three items
· Finding the actual cost of three items
· Finding change from $1.00
· Writing large numbers using words
· Writing large numbers in expanded form
· Writing large numbers using digits
· Finding the place value of a digit
· Finding the area of a shape
· Simplifying expressions
· Making money amounts using coins
· Two digit subtraction
· Finding the product