# Mrs. Lomazov's 3rd Grade Happenings

## Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun spring break!

In reading workshop we started our unit on poetry. The beginning of the week I just read aloud different types of poems. Some of the poems were silly and made us laugh. It was fun just getting to share different poems with the kids.

## Writing...

Our young authors started their persuasive essays this week. We had fun walking around the school looking for things that might be a problem and forming opinions about these problems. Some examples our authors came up with were more recess times, more food options at lunch, longer lunch time, and more time for art and music. We will continue working on forming opinions. Be prepared they just might want to persuade their parents on something!

We also started practicing for the M-Step by going to the website:

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/ott1. This was to get the kids use to the types of questions that might be asked and how to navigate the test on a computer screen.

## Mathâ€¦

Our young mathematicians started fractions! We started the week off by making fractions with a Hershey bar. It was a lot of fun! Next we worked on making fraction strips (area models and linear models). The strips will be used to help our mathematicians place fractions on a number line and to see what fractions are equivalent.

Please continue to practice math facts with your child at home. Your mathematician should be able to tell you what they are working on (addition, subtraction or multiplication).

## Science

Our geologist continue to study rocks and minerals. We wrapped up the three different types of rocks (metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary) by using candy bars! The young geologists had to decide which candy bar represented which type of rock and tell why they thought that. We had some really good discussion with this experiment!

We our out of glue sticks! If you could please send in some glue sticks it would be greatly appreciated!

We are in need of snacks for our snack bin! If you could send in some healthy snacks it would be greatly appreciated!

If you haven't signed up for conferences please make sure you do!

## Just a Reminder...

April 18 ..................................................................................................................... Conferences

April 20 ..................................................................................................................... Conferences

April 20 ..................................................................................................................... Late Start