The Ritenour Review

2016 - 2017 Third Grade Weekly News

Having a Growth Mindset

As you know we unveiled our Genius Hour unit with students this week. This has been such an exciting time for all of us and we unleash our creativity and combine our passions with what we have been learning about our animals during writing. Although this has been a wonderful and thought provoking process, some students will start to experience some challenges and they delve into their research and project development. Please encourage your student to look at their struggles as an opportunity to learn and to have a growth mindset. We will be finding ways to persevere through our challenges and to look a failure as an opportunity to learn. This will be an incredible learning adventure for all of us and I cannot wait to see the wonderful learning that takes place!

Coming up next week...

Next week...

Language Arts: We will begin publishing our animal reports focusing on text features we can add to informational reports such as diagrams, maps, pictures, and captions.


Math: We will continue unit four, focusing on area and perimeter of regular shapes.


Genius Hour: We will finalize our guiding questions and begin to research and develop our passion projects.


Reading: We will continue with our informational unit with a focus on reading biographies as both stories and informational text.


Word Study: Students will continue the sort they have been working on this week and we will take our sort test on Tuesday.

Special's Schedule

  • Monday: Art
  • Tuesday: Wellness **bring/wear tennis shoes
  • Wednesday: STEM
  • Thursday: Music
  • Friday: Library

Upcoming Dates!

  • November 23-25 No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Scholastic Book Orders

If you would like to order books for your child through scholastic's website, please click on the link above. Checks can still be sent to the classroom and I will mail the orders.