Mrs. Gronseth's Class

Notes from Room 17

News & Notes

  • I just want to share with all of you families how much I adore each and every one of your students! This is such a fun group of kids, and they are full of personality! I enjoy coming to work every single day. I'm so happy to be their teacher, and I hope they have been having fun, too!
  • Party volunteer sign-ups are located on our classroom website. If you'd like to help out, please click here and fill out the short Google form.
  • Homework will be coming home next Monday, September 7. Students will be able to complete their homework completely independently! Homework will consist of 3 short reading responses. I do not require a reading log, but it is very important that your child reads at home, especially if they are reading below grade level.
  • We have begun our spelling program. This is a not a memorization-based spelling program - it is phonics-based and consists of word study of patterns and sounds. We will be completing spelling activities in class and taking our first spelling test within the next two weeks. I'll send home more information later.

Wow! Two Weeks Under Our Belt!

Time flies when you're having fun! Here's what we've been up to in third grade so far.

Reading and writing and math, oh my!

Here's what we've been studying so far!


Math: Topic 1 in math is place value - ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, and more! Students took their Topic 1 test on Friday and did a great job!


Reading: We have been reading some great stories and practicing making text-to-self connections. What does this story remind me about in my life? Do I have an experience like that? We have read Miss Nelson is Missing. Office Buckle and Gloria, and The Two Bobbies (which is a real tear-jerker!)


Students have also begun their book clubs. There are six groups of students, each group reading a book that's on their instructional level. Students have a job each week in their group, and they'll be meeting to have discussions about what they've read. Groups are reading books like Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, I Survived, and more!


Writing: In our first unit, students will be writing personal narratives - a true story about their life. I've read some wonderful stories so far, and can't wait to see the finished product!


Science: We just finished up our States of Matter unit, learning about solids, liquids, and gases. To finish up our unit, we made root beer floats, with ice cream as our solid, root beer as the liquid, and yummy foam as our gas.