Third Grade Reach for the Stars
Read Across America- Staff and Students will celebrate together with a spirit week!
Monday 2/24: Cat in the Hat: Crazy Hat & Hair Day
Tuesday 2/25: I Am Not Getting Up Today: Pajama Day
Wednesday 2/26: Wacky Wednesday: Backwards/Mismatch Day
Thursday 2/27: My Many Colored Days: Favorite Color Day AND
Guest Reader Day at Sherwood
Friday 2/28: The Foot Book: Silly Sock & Slipper Day
Six Flags Read to Succeed
In order to ensure that students are also a part of the reflection and goal setting process, the third grade students will be joining us for our conference time. For those that may not be able to attend due to spring break plans, students will be creating video presentations that they can share with you at a time in which it is convenient for your family. Thank you for your support & collaboration!
English Language Arts
This week students will continue to apply what they have learned about the relationship between multiplication and division. They will also take part in a hands-on "Create a Zoo" project based learning opportunity to apply what they have learned about area and perimeter. As we often discuss in our math conversations, we use math every single day in our lives!
On Friday, the students will take part in a Bridges Unit #5-Multiplication, Division & Area Post-Assessment. Over the course of the last month students have worked hard through in-class activities, small group opportunities, class forums, hands-on work places, team notes and forming anchor charts displaying visual strategies to help build their knowledge on the concepts covered in our fourth unit. Our focus continues to be on helping students grow and learn, therefore we do not place a percent or “grade” on the assessments. We use these as a way to measure growth and an opportunity to reteach concepts & extend student learning. Thank you so much for your support!
Science- Water & Climate
This week, the meteorologists are excited to kick off our unit on Water and Climate.
This week we will conduct investigations to observe the properties of water, Earth’s most precious resource! They’ll compare how water drops interact with four materials: paper towel, waxed paper, aluminum foil, and writing paper to observe how water absorbency. Later in the week the students will engage in a challenge to measure how much water a dry sponge can soak up. They’ll determine this by measuring mass, volume, or perhaps even both. Integrating what they’ve learned in our math sessions will add for opportunities to explore real world experiences!
Students who complete THREE opportunity knocks activities by Friday, will have the chance to enter my class prize bin! If your child is looking for something fun to do this weekend, these just may be the answer you're looking for!