Oak Hills Through Our Eyes
December & January Newsletter by Third Grade
Look at what third grade is learning!
Mrs. Wetterau's Class
By Julia Citzman and Solomon Graham
I bet you never thought about what STEM stands for: The "S' stands for Science, the "T" stands for Technology, "E" stands for Engineering, and "M" stands for Math. The process starts with brainstorming and picking the right idea that suits you. The next step is to fill in the science pages that the teacher gives us over time. For example, the hypothesis page. The next step is to start working on your board. Finally, you are ready to present in front of your teacher and the judges. You can get a prize of 1st place, 2nd place, or honorable mention if you win in the STEM Expo.
We are looking forward to the STEM Expo which will be held Friday, Feb. 1st at 6:30-7:30 in the MPR. Hope to see you there!
By Makayla Salazar
Mrs. Cuyler's class
By Elle Salin and Luca Rufatt
Hello Oak Hills, let's talk about third grade math strategies. One of our favorite math strategies for addition and subtraction is the number line.
To begin with, we use the number line to solve almost all math problems from addition to subtraction. Our second next favorite strategy is decomposing. It s a great way to find friendly numbers and it is an easy way to add and subtract.
The last strategy is called expanded form. We use expanded form for addition and subtraction, but it works best for addition. Overall, this is a summary of the work we have been doing in math.
Mrs. Lundy's Class
By Jessica Jin
Mrs. Salazar's Class
By Julia Gonzales and Victoria Argueta
The opinion piece we are writing about is,
"Should children have their own cell phones?" The students had to decide whether they should or not. Then, we had to come up with reasons that support our opinion. Some of the benefits that we chose were children can make emergency phone calls, keep in touch with family and friends, and they can get homework help. This writing piece connects with our unit 5 Benchmark because it supports how the cell phone has advanced and changed people's lives. Everyone seems to have a cell phone nowadays so we believe it is a benefit for children and adults.
Mrs. Soto's Class
By Noah Nisperos
Being positive is always a good idea. I am always positive about doing homework. Doing DreamBox is a positive fun thing to do. It is important to always have a positive attitude.
By Andre Saputo
By Julian Villarruel
Special Events at Oak Hills
Grinch Week by Humza Harsolia and Julian Gabor from Mrs. Salazar's Class
Family Winter Dance by Liam Keenan from Mrs. Salazar's Class
We had a great event during the month of December called Oak Hills Family Winter Dance. This was an event where all the students and parents were able to dress up and dance to their favorite songs. The entire MPR was filled with children and parents showing off their dance moves. The night was also filled with delicious cookies, pizza, and drinks. It was a perfect time to bring families and friends together right before winter break!