Third Grade Nuts & Bolts

Week of May 9

Glue Sticks

Believe it or not, the third grade supply of glue sticks is depleted. As we begin assembling our project boards, students are in need of more glue sticks. I appreciate any glue stick donations you are willing to offer.

Writing / Vocabulary

This week, students will complete Chapter 2 of the Writing Companion. The focus of chapter 2 is "Writing About an Opinion". Next week, the focus shifts to chapter 4, "Reporting on Research". Students will apply what they learn in chapter 4 to their country research.


This week students study Unit 18, the last unit of Vocabulary Workshop. The unit quiz is scheduled for Thursday, May 12. Next week, students will complete a review of units 13-18.

Math

Chapter 14 - Fractions

Students will learn fractions represent a part of a whole, and identify unit fractions and non-unit fractions. Third graders will focus on the following topics: comparing equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting like fractions, and identifying fractions as sets.

Each day, students participate in hands-on activities to further support their real-world application of their knowledge of fractions.

Geography

Salt dough maps are completed!

Beginning Monday, May 16th, students will begin assembling their project boards. I encourage students to review and edit their Google docs with parents.

Roger Williams Zoo trip - May 27

Third graders have completed reading The One and Only Ivan and are either writing or have completed their opinion paragraph on whether or not animals should be caged. On Friday, May 27th, third grade, Mr. Wyzga, and Ms. Carley will visit Roger Williams Zoo as a culminating experience to our many discussions on providing appropriate natural habitats for animals who live at zoos.

We will leave campus at 9:00am and return to school in time for dismissal. Students will come to school with sun lotion already applied, a cap, and a disposable snack, lunch, and water bottle. We will not make a visit to the zoo store and therefore, money need not be sent with your child.