Reach for the Stars!
Noteworthy News for the Week of 12/9/19
This week we will kick off our next unit in which we’ll be working with nonfiction text. Students will be exploring the text structure of comparing and contrasting as both readers and authors. From US regions to animals species, students will focus on thinking analytically to find similarities and differences, utilizing a variety of text support. Students will also continue to focus on identifying the main idea & key details, working with nonliteral and literal meanings, using context clues to determine the meaning of academic and domain-specific words and asking questions to check understanding of information presented. We look forward to using the mentor text, City Homes and Deep Down and Other Extreme Places to Live, to help us enhance our reading.
In our new unit, students will review telling time, starting with the hour, the half- hour, and then to 5-minute increments. Next, they will be practicing with reading and writing time to the minute on both analog and digital clocks. They will be introduced to a new Work Place game, Tic-Tac-Tock. During one session this week, we will record landmark times on a timeline for students to get a sense of how the time in a day fits together. Students will learn to use a number line to determine the elapsed time of common daily activities and then move into solving problems involving elapsed time.
The 3rd graders will also be introduced to scale and referents while reading and discussing the book Biggest, Strongest, Fastest. Students will dive into understanding the difference between the metric and U.S. customary systems of measurement and then work with metric measures of grams, kilograms, milliliters, and liters.
Please feel free to reference the Unit #4 Bridges Family Unit Overview that will be sent home with students on Monday. It includes the vocabulary, concepts and standards addressed in this new unit.
Our Place in the World (Social Studies)
Panda Jar Celebration!
Wow! The amazing stars of 3K filled the Panda Jar again!
In honor of this great success, students have chosen to take part in a “mathternoon” filled with fun & engaging math games and activities! We look forward to this special opportunity next Wednesday, December 11th.
We’re looking forward to this special celebration! Kudos, kiddos!
Third Grade Sing!
Be on the lookout for the permission slip being sent home on Monday, December 9th. We are excited to take our, "You Belong Here," show on the road and spread smiles in our community on Thursday, December 19th! We look forward to showing the residents at The Auberge that they “belong here” too!