Third Grade News for the month of January
The Mustang Stampede
After we test over money, students will have a systematic review of previous skills to both incorporate them into problem solving situations and as a refresher before moving onto new 3rd grade content.
Fluency- This semester we move further into our memorization of multiplication facts. We start with X 3, then move onto X 6, then X 9. Each factor will cover a week of activities with a test on Fridays. Watch the planner for information about fluency activities and tests.
Coming up: eStar screener-Students will participate in the second eStar screener administration. This is a state-required online math assessment that identifies students' strengths and weaknesses within the 3rd grade curriculum. We will participate after the Jan. 21 holiday.
Students will be creating models of land forms and identifying how they form.
Additionally students will learn details about various weather phenomena, track weather patterns both here and in other locations, and learn about extreme weather conditions.
English - Lang. Arts - Reading - Spelling
LA/ Writing: Within the constructs of the project, the students will be writing an expository essay on their historical figure. We will begin our cursive handbooks this semester (all during class). The spelling program will reconvene this week as well.
9 Awards Celebration 2:00 p.m. & January birthday celebrations; Report Cards come home
14 Double Dave's Spirit night 5-8 p.m.
20 MLK Holiday - no school
24 PTO Family Fun Night 6 - 8 p.m.
4 Class picture day
5 Early Release - Staff Development & February birthday celebrations; Sing-A-Long
14 Valentine's Day parties
17 Staff Development - student holiday
21 End of 4th grading period
27 Awards Celebrations 2:00 p.m.; Report Cards come home