The Mustang Stampede
Third Grade news for the month of February
We are continuing our work in learning our multiplication facts from memory. So far, we have done our 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s. We will add our 4s next. Watch the planner for fluency work to keep up with which facts students are practicing.
Feb. 26 students will take the second and final Content Based Measure (CBM) test. This will cover everything we have learned since August. Specifically: graphs/data, operations (+,-, x,
÷), number lines, fractions (of a set and of a whole), rounding/estimating, perimeter, place value, money, time, temperature, patterns, measurement, and problem solving (especially multi-step using data). We will do a week-long review of previously learned skills.
Language Arts - Reading
Language Arts - The Essay
The students will be writing an informational essay for their Citizen Hero project.
The essay will be done in steps during class for the most part. We encourage parents to assist in the editing and revising phase. The essay will also be due on February 15th, and the rubric was included in the parent letter.
Reading: Non-fiction with an emphasis on utilizing text features
The students will be reading non-fiction biographies and researching information from internet sources.
We are working on a study of Citizen Heroes.
The students will choose a historical figure, do research, and organize their information in the form of a poster. This will be due on February 15th. The rubric was previously sent home in a parent letter.
Dates to Remember
Feb. 12, 19, 26 - Tone-Up Tuesdays during Morning Assembly
Feb. 13 - Early Release 12:45 pm
Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day Party 1:45
Feb. 18 - Student Holiday/Staff Development
Feb. 21 - Class & Individual Pictures
Feb. 22 - Sing-A-Long 2:00 pm
Feb. 26 - Math CBM Test (make-ups March 1)
Feb. 27 - Reading CBM Test (make-ups March 1)