The Mustang Stampede
Third Grade news for the month of September
Students began fluency this week with a review of mixed addition facts. We will continue working on building the memorization of mixed + facts over the next few weeks. Weekly timed tests will be done, but your child should be studying math addition facts at home two or three times a week. Flashcards, tablet apps, or online timed games are a good way to review. Remember that Fluency requires your child to recall facts FAST.
Reading: We will emphasize readers building good habits as well as our district Reader's Workshop model. This entails reading with a group, partnerships, and most importantly, independent reading time. We ask that parents continue monitoring the Reading Logs nightly. Practicing reading independently is the most important aspect of becoming a successful learner in all subjects. Thanks for all you do!
LA/Spelling: We will start with the basics in spelling...vowels and vowel sounds. Writing will also be in the foundation stages. We are learning aspects of the district Writer's Workshop model. This involves independent writing, whole group writing, peer editing, and sharing with others. In Grammar we will be dissecting the basic parts of a sentence.
SS: We will focus on building citizenship skills. Within that, the Grandparent's Day project will highlight their loved one as a positive citizen in their community. The project will be done mostly during class time (other than the family tree and interview).
6 Greens Prairie Family Picnic (6-8 p.m.)
20 3rd grade Grandparent’s Day Celebration 1:15 p.m.
25 District Early Release Day 12:45
August/September Birthday Celebrations (time TBD)
Sing-a-long (time TBA)
27 3rd grade field trip to Blue Bell
Keeping up with the GP PTO! to access upcoming PTO events, please log on to their website: http://www.greensprairiepto.com/index.html