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Off and Running
We are also off and running in the classroom as we are adjusting to a daily routine, meeting expectations, and realizing that 3rd grade is much like moving up to the big leagues. Play time is not a daily occurrence, and each student is expected to participate and share their thoughts and ideas. It has been a joy to watch them rise to the occasion!
Writing: We are beginning to write our first stories, Personal Narratives ~ true stories about a small moment in our life. Please support your child by talking to them about the things their memories.
Reading: We are setting reading goals and looking at our reading habits. Children should be reading for 30 minutes each day at home as well as the time spent reading at school. A key element of reading in 3rd grade is the ability to retell the important events of the story in order, naming the characters and their behaviors. Please spend time talking with your child about the books they are reading.
Social Studies: We have begun our year long study of the state of Michigan, beginning with the exploration of Michigan's geography. We will be looking at all of the resources that Michigan has to offer. This unit will wrap up with the creation of a Michigan calendar and students will be recording their own "Pure Michigan" ads.