Mrs. Zaputil's Weekly News 6
What's Happening in 3rd Grade?
Pictures: For some reason, my computer is not reading my camera memory stick today, so my pictures are not uploading! I will take a closer look and get some pictures added here when it decides to cooperate!
Have a wonderful weekend!
On Thursday, Ms. Metge and Mrs. Sandvold came to talk to our grade level about leadership roles students can be involved in if they wish.
Mrs. Sandvold also read aloud the book Spoon. This is a great story that tied in with leadership because just like Spoon had a purpose that made him unique, we're all different and special in our own ways. We may not always feel special, but we are all special. We all have special qualities contribute to a group.
A Week in Review:
- Spelling: Long vowel o words
- Grammar: Taking two simple sentences and making them a compound sentence
- Genre: Nonfiction- expository text
- Comprehension Strategy: Ask/answer questions
- Comprehension Skill: Main idea and details
- Vocabulary: Multiple meaning words
Math: We finished Chapter 2: Place Value and Number Sense on Wednesday when we took our test. You should find your child's math test in their envelope. We went over the test together today. On Thursday, we didn't have math because of MAP testing, so today we began Chapter 3: Compare, Order, and Round Numbers.
- 3.1 Benchmark Numbers- A number that can help you estimate the number of objects without counting them. Any useful number can be a benchmark. Common ones we used today were: 10, 25, 50, and 100
Next week we'll focus on:
- 3.2 Algebra: Compare Numbers
- 3.3 Order Numbers
- 3.4 Problem Solving Skill Using a Bar Graph
- 3.5 Round to the Nearest 10 and 100
- 3.6 Round to the Nearest 1,000
Social Studies: (This will be our last week focusing on Social Studies before we make the switch to Science for the next 6 weeks)
Chapter 2: Where in the United States is Our Community
2.2-2.6 This week we focused on using our cardinal and intermediate directions to help us "travel" different places. We used a ruler measuring miles to estimate how many miles we'd have to go to get to a specific place within our 50 states (The Statue of Liberty, The Everglades, and Mount Rushmore).
We plan is to finish the reading of Chapter 2 on Monday and review Chapter 2 on Tuesday. That would make our Chapter 2 test be on Wednesday, October 1st. This was a much shorter chapter than Chapter 1.
Spelling Next Week
1. stamp 2. snack 3. grabs 4. glad 5. slump 6. clock 7. jumps 8. pond
9. grade 10. wise 11. smoke 12. stripe 13. fail 14. weigh 15. they 16. globe
17. soak 18. broke 19. float 20. scold
Next Week's Wonders Curriculum Focus
First COMPUTER reading test
Scholastic Book Order
Book orders will be due next Friday, October 3rd.
Conner is working hard to estimate the distance (miles) between our community of Denver and a chosen national landmark.
It's fun to have time to work with partners!
We're missing Raye and Kalen, and some got a little silly or tried to hide from my camera, but we were able to snap a quick picture at the end of the day!
Student of the Week
Dates to remember:
Today, September 26th: Homecoming football game 7:00 with King & Queen Coronation at halftime!
Saturday, September 27th: Austin Green's Birthday
September 29th-October 3rd: Fire Prevention Week
Tuesday, September 30th: Logan Beaty's Birthday
Friday, October 3rd: 2:15 Fire Prevention Assembly/2:30 Trustworthiness Assembly
Friday, October 10th: No school for students, professional development day for teachers
Monday, October 13th: K.I.D.S Group Meeting 6:30pm in the elementary library
Saturday, October 18th: Elaina Hildebrandt's Birthday
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