The Juliano Journal
Week of October 5-9
Exciting news! The WEE Deliver post office is opening soon! As third graders, the students are able to apply to work for the post office as letter carriers. If students are interested in working for WEE Deliver, they need to return the blue application form to school by Wednesday, October 14th. Late applications will not be accepted so please make sure that the application comes back if your child is interested!
Have a great, three-day weekend! And GO CUBBIES! :)
In writing this week, we discussed the trait of organization. We specifically focused on leads or "bold beginnings," and how important it is to begin writing pieces in exciting ways so that the reader wants to read on! The students learned six techniques for creating a lead and, in groups, practiced writing a lead for a paper on Halloween.
This week students learned about how knowing their basic addition and subtraction facts can help them solve extended facts. We also discussed “What’s My Rule” problems, and practiced solving number stories.
Next week we will spend more time solving different types of number stories, and review multi-digit addition and subtraction. Throughout the year we will continue to revisit the very important skill of multi-digit addition and subtraction, but this is a skill that can always be reinforced at home with extra practice.
We began the first unit, Where in the World is Our Community?, in our social studies curriculum this week. The students learned about where the equator, prime meridian, and four hemispheres of our world are. We also discussed how our Earth is divided into seven continents, and how the continents are divided into countries.
Next week we will discuss how our country is divided into states, and how the states are then divided into communities. Students will then describe where West is located in terms of hemisphere, continent, country, state, and community.
October 13- WPO Meeting- 7:00
October 15- OLSAT Test
October 15- Family Library Night- 6:30-8:00
October 21- Early Release Day- 2pm dismissal
October 21-23- Parent- Teacher Conferences