Third Grade News

Important to Know


Upcoming Events:

9/19/18 - No School - Yom Kippur/Fair Day

Writing

Writing True Stories

This month third graders will be introduced to the writing workshop that will increase writing productivity and independence. The students will spend more time with the routines of writing and collecting lots of quick drafts of possible stories in their notebook.


The classes will also study mentor texts for word choice, literacy language and more about narrative craft. They will also spend time learning conventions to apply to their editing.


Reading

In September students will be reading mostly short pieces of non-fiction text. We’ll continue to become more proficient in “close reading” - or reading to make sure you truly understand the text and can dig deeper. We will focus on asking and answering questions to demonstrate understanding of text and referring back to and citing the text when answering those questions. We will also work on determining the main idea of a text by recounting details and explaining how they support the main idea.


Math

We are starting off math this year with place value. Students will be using place value to understand and round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. We will then continue to work on being able to fluently add and subtract within 1,000 using a variety of strategies - including the standard algorithm (i.e. the “stacking strategy” ) . We’ll end the month with what they’ve all been looking forward to… introducing concepts related multiplication!



Science/Social Studies

All classes will be starting with Social Studies discovering what makes up a culture. We will be exploring global cultures, classroom culture, and how we can celebrate and share our diverse backgrounds.