Ms. Damschroder's 3rd Grade
Week of March 23, 2015
Message From Ms. Damschroder
What do I do at home?
Read EVERY night. Find a good book and READ, READ, READ!! You should read for at least 15-20 minutes every day. Make sure you are not reading something that is too easy or too hard. If you need books, let Ms. Damschroder know.
Practice memorizing multiplication and division math facts. if you need flash cards, let Ms. Damschroder know. Students--you must memorize all basic multiplication and division facts before the end of the year. Many students are struggling with facts. Practice your facts EVERY NIGHT!
What are we learning?
In writing, we are learning how to write good sentences and paragraphs as well as finish our fictional narratives. Students have been taught about the parts of a sentence--the subject and predicate! We have also been writing sentences in the correct order and using correct grammar.
In reading we are studying point of view. We are using our point of view to understand the story and form opinions about what we read. We read a book, "Silver" about a girl who lives in Alaska. She gets a puppy to train and the puppy is stolen by a wolf. The main character, Rachel, goes into the woods to find her dog.
In social studies, we are beginning our government unit. Students learned a fair way to chose our leaders is to vote.
Timed Multiplication Tests
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Reminder about Lift-Off
March 27--Unit 6 Math Test
March 27--End of the 9 Weeks reward party for those who made it! Students may bring a game to share and a drink/snack for themselves.
March 30-April 3--Spring Break, No School