## Weekly Objectives

Reading- I can identify the structures of a poetry.

Writing- I can brainstorm ideas for a poetry composition.

Math-I can represent and solve 1 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems using pictures, number lines, and arrays.

Science-I can identify what causes earthquakes and how they change the land.

I can identify what causes volcanoes and how they change the land through constructive and destructive ways.

Social Studies- I can identify and describe different celebrations from around the world.

## MULTIPLICATION PRACTICE AT HOME

A big piece of 3rd grade math is to master multiplication facts up to X9. This will help them succeed in both 3rd and 4th grade. This is a huge goal, but can easily be achieved with practice at school and at home.

Have your child set a schedule to practice 2-3 times a week for 10 minutes a day for mastery.

They can also focus on a few facts a month to break the goal into chunks. Here is an example schedule:

December: 0, 1, 2, and 3

January: 5 and 10

February: 4 and 6

March: 7 and 8

April: 9

May: All Facts Fluently

Below are some ways to practice at home:

• Your child can sign on to xtramath.org at home and practice.
• Old-fashioned flash cards (send your child's teacher an email if you need some)
• Create chants and rhymes to help memorize (example-https://www.lewispalmer.org/cms/lib/CO01900635/Centricity/Domain/874/MultiplicationRhymes.docx.pdf)
• Play Multiplication War at-home (directions-https://www.multiplication.com/our-blog/jen-wieber/multiplication-war-card-game-0)
• Listen to Multiplication Songs (example-https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWphMREEQDrjzT4i4YKwkG93UUsM_X3Hp

Here is a website that has songs, apps, and hands-on tools for at-home practice as well:

## Vocabulary Website to Practice at Home

Click on the green book. We are working on unit 5.

## Homework/Tests

Reading- We will take our Unit 5 Vocabulary quiz on Thursday.

Writing- Spelling test on Friday

Math-Practice Multiplication Facts 3x a week for 10 minutes

Science-None

Social Studies- None

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