Third Grade Blazers
Meet the Third Grade Team!
Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Haupt, Mrs. Keenan & Mrs. Pingatore
Friday, October 5 - Schools dismiss 2 hours early
Monday, November 5 - No School
Tuesday, November 6 - No School
Tuesday, October 16- Picture Day!!
Social Studies & Science
Up next, we will be moving on to our first Science unit of the year, Weather and Climate! We will begin this unit by identifying climate and weather. As the unit continues, students are introduced to weather monitoring tools and hazardous weather. As a final project, students will work together to create a design to stop flooding.
Numbers just "add" up!
Up next in Math is multiplication! Over the next month, the students will begin to develop an understanding of multiplication. The students will being to solve multiplication problems using manipulatives and pictorial representations. As the students begin to develop an understanding of multiplication they will start to apply strategies such as: repeated addition, arrays, area models, and equal groups. The following resources can be used at home to provide extra support for students.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED THIS YEAR?
Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep.
Find or make a quiet place for your child to work or read at home.
Encourage your child to share with you what he/she has learned or bought home
Practice addition and subtractions facts
Read to you child! Children need good role models to become good readers.
"You Can Make Anything By Writing!" - C.S. Lewis
This quarter introduces third graders to narrative writing (true stories). Students will increase writing productivity and independence. The students will invest more time with rehearsal for writing, collecting lots of quick drafts of possible stories in notebook entries then select just one to put through the writing process to result in publication. Editing is also a focus on using writing partnerships for feedback and discussion. Another focus for all the units will be productivity--on sheer volume of writing. Third graders should be able to write a page long entry in one sitting. Students will use the process of "flash-drafting" to build this productivity.