Third Grade Scoop

Happy 2014!

Math

This week in math, we will be starting our second set of rotation groups. In these groups we will continue to work on multiplication and division, while revisiting graphing concepts.


For multiplication and division we will focus on word problems. What clues tell you to multiply or divide? What happens if it's a two step problem?


Our math WOW is row. Quiz your leaners on which direction a row goes!

Social Studies

We really enjoyed learning about different holidays that our learners celebrate. It was fun to hear about your family's traditions!


In Social Studies this week, we will begin studying geography and learning about map skills.


New Vocabulary: compass rose, cardinal directions, grid, map key, map scale, globe, hemisphere, year, decade, century

Language Arts

In Language Arts, we will continue to focus on Reading skills. We will be studying Author's Purpose . We will be reviewing contractions and working with our new Spelling sorts.



Please continue to have your child read each night. Every once in a while- ask them a few questions- so that you can see if they are comprehending what they are reading!

Science

In science we will be taking about the last two simple machines, wedge and screw . We will also create our very own wordle using all the words we can think of that have to do with simple machines.


Important Information

We sure did enjoy our holiday party. As always, you guys did a fabulous job!


And thank you for spoiling us rotten with presents. We are very appreciative!! We are so blessed to have you and your children.

What can I do with my learner at home?

Please pick between these resources and complete 3-4 nights a week for practice at home. Thank you for supporting us with this!


Math Resources:

Reflex
Think Through Math


Reading Resources:

iStation

Read books at home

Mark Your Calendar

January 20th: No School/ Martin Luther King Jr. Day