Third Grade News

The 4th Six Week's

What We Are Learning

Reading

During this six week's, we will be reading and discussing various genres, such as, myths, legends, fables, and folktales.


During this six week's, we will be reading and discussing various, such as, Myths, legends, fables and folktales are types of stories originally passed by word-of-mouth, but are now found in writing.


Fables are short tales that usually feature animals (real or mythical) given human-like qualities to deliver a specific moral or lesson. Folktales are different from fables because they feature people as their main characters, but often with a twist. For example, stories like 'Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox' and the American cowboy Pecos Bill lassoing a tornado, show people and animals performing amazing feats of strength. Every country has their own version of folktales. Sometimes, countries as far apart as China and France can have very similar traditional tales. The story of 'Stone Soup,' for example, is one told all over the world, but there are different versions of it depending on what country you are from.


Myths are stories from every culture, that, for centuries, have explained natural phenomena and answered questions people have about the human condition: origin and creation stories, stories about life, death and life after death.


Legends usually includes an element of truth, or is based on historic facts, but with 'mythical qualities'. A familiar legend is the famous legend of Davy Crockett.

Writing

This six weeks we will be writing expository papers focusing on how to's. The students will be able to explain in detail how to do an activity.

Math

This six weeks we will be learning multiplication and division. We will initially teach multiplication and then show the relationship between multiplication and division through fact families.

Science

During this six weeks your child will be learning about the relationships between the Sun, Moon, and Earth. Here is a video to help your child learn the order. Have fun!!

http://safeshare.tv/v/ss566f27345718d

Social Studies

Students will identify the characteristics of good citizenship and individuals who exemplify these characteristics. They will explain the importance of individual acts of civic responsibility. These include obeying laws, serving the community, serving on a jury, and voting.


Students will explore the idea that community changes can be made from individual or group decisions. They will identify actions citizens can take to improve their community. After learning about nonprofit and civic organizations in our community, students will draw conclusions about the ways these organizations serve the common good. Third grade students will identify and compare the heroic deeds of state and national heroes.



Important Dates

1/18- No School: Martin Luther King Observation

2/12- Valentine's Day Class Parties

2/27- Daddy Daughter Dance

3/3- Boosterthon Begins

3/14-3/18- Spring Break

3/25- Bad Weather Make Up Day (if needed)

4/15- Bad Weather Make Up Day (if needed)

5/9-5/10- STARR Testing

5/30- No School: Memorial Day

6/2- Last Day of School/Early Release