Third Grade Reach for the Stars
Mark your Calendars!
- March 19- Early Release & Via Phone
- March 20th- No School- Conferences Via Phone
- Spring Break
Thank you for your support & collaboration! I am looking forward to talking with you!
English Language Arts
We look forward to revisiting the poem, On the Same Day in March, while connecting it the informational text we read about weather and geography. After spring break, we'll also embark in a survival tale as the author recounts her own personal experiences in her book, Living Through a Natural Disaster. Students are applying context clues to grasp the rigorous vocabulary embedded within these mentor texts. They are also focusing on using key details to help summarize and paraphrase information. Students are actively engaged and involved in higher level conversations and discussions, showing a deeper level of both understanding and appreciation for a variety of texts. They sure shine!
We are thoroughly enjoying our geometry unit! Students are reveling in the hands-on learning as they are use various math manipulatives such as geoboards, tangrams and will even forming polygons out of toothpicks. They explored the various forms of quadrilaterals by creating anchor chart posters to share through a gallery walk, displaying their mathematical knowledge with others! This week, they’ll explore the attributes of a progression of polygons: rectangles and rhombuses, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons and dodecagons. This week we will also collect and formulate data, based on geometric terms! Gee-we love geometry!
Students who complete THREE opportunity knocks activities by Friday, will have the chance to enter my class prize bin! If your child is looking for something fun to do this weekend, these just may be the answer you're looking for!