Mrs. Berak's Third Grade News



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November 30th - December 4th

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Here's What We Are Learning

Reading Workshop

This week during our reading workshop we turned our attention to continuing to understand the theme in fiction text and using the "Big Question- What surprised me?" in nonfiction texts. We used the story, Kamishibai Man to help us with this. We also began working on strengthening our book conversations. Ask us what surprised us in the Kamishibai Man.
Stories on Wheels with the Kamishibai Man

Writing Workshop

During writing this week we focused on great endings for our fiction stories. We read a few of our favorite books to see how authors end their stories. We then tried out different endings for our own stories. This coming week we will begin writing informational texts. We'll start with a review of personal narratives and add text features. We will then write an informational piece about holidays around the world.

Math Workshop

We continued to work on multiplication and division this week during our math workshop time. We have come to the end of unit 4. We will review this unit on Monday and Tuesday and then take our Unit test on Wednesday. Once we have finished with this, we will turn our attention to place value with whole numbers and decimals.

Documenting our knowledge and thinking...

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Parent Information

A note from Mrs. Handy...

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. We invite 3rd grade students and a parent to the HC computer lab (room #163) for a Hour of Code on Wednesday, December 9th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Parent and student together will learn to code. This Hour of Code is limited to 15 students and their parent. To sign up please complete this Form and submit. If you have questions, please contact Elaine Handy at I look forward to seeing you for a fun night of coding!

Holiday Shop

Just a reminder... We will be visiting the holiday shop on Friday, December 11th.

Old Christmas items needed

Our class will be visiting Discovery Cove on Tuesday to create a Rube Goldberg Christmas tree. If you have any old Christmas items that you don't mind if we use, please send them in by Tuesday.

Lunch for this coming week

Specials for the week

Monday- Art