News & Notes
Grade 3 ~ September 16th
Stories can be expressed in a variety of ways for different purposes.
Lines of Inquiry:
How stories are told
Purposes of storytelling
Interpretations of literature
Approaches to Learning:
We started looking into sound, volume, and pitch with some background reading. It allowed us to work on our writing skill of using complete sentences. Our math toolboxes are filling up with different strategies for adding and subtracting. Challenge your child to think about problems differently than just the standard algorithm. We read a lot this week! Melody has started inclusion classes in Out Of My Mind. We decided to learn friendly letter format in order to write a letter to a character in the book or the author herself. We read One Grain Of Rice to inspire an addition math challenge and make connections to our IB Unit: How We Express Ourselves. We also looked at four different versions of The Three Little Pigs, including a sign language version, to help delve deeper into our third line of inquiry: Interpretations of Literature. We used Yesterday I Had the Blues to discuss how colors in art can convey meaning, and to inspire our own versions! Look for a class book rotating home soon! :D
At Home Pep Talks
- Mealtime Manners
- "Oneness with Diversity" - The theme for this year's International Day of Peace
Red Reading Logs have been added to homework folders to track the books they are reading. We discussed them in class today before adding them in. Please go over it with your child and let me know if you have any questions. It's very informal, but will be used with I confer with them about their reading.
Your actions speak so loud I cannot hear what you are saying. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
Action - If you child took action over the summer and you have not shared it with us yet, please do so! We'd love to feature them on our school-wide Action Board.
Unit 2 Math Terms
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