Third Grade News

Week of April 20th

Poetry Month

We have been having a BLAST with Poetry Month. It has been so wonderful to hear the students share their poems at PRIDE Time. We've heard a wide variety of authors and are adding them to our Poetry Month calendar in the lobby for you to enjoy. Thank you for your support.

Students have been learning how to write various types of poems including Haiku, Limerick, Diamante, Cinquain, and Acrostic. We wrote some pretty humorous limericks about ourselves today and are excited to share them with you at Poetry Cafe on Wednesday, April 29th.

Poetry Cafe will begin at 5:30pm. Students should arrive and be ready to recite their poems by 5:15pm. Please have them wear all black (Jeans are OK). Sunglasses and a beret would be great, but are not required. Here is a quick (approximate) glimpse of how the evening will run:

  • 5:30-5:45 pm - Light refreshments
  • 5:45-6:15pm - Poem recitations by students & Open Mic for family & friends (refreshments will be closed during recitations)
  • 6:15-6:30pm - Refreshments reopen & Poetry Creation table opens, where students and their families will be able to create their own original poetry!

We are really looking forward to it!

This week in math...

We started Chapter 9, on Properties and Equations, in math this week. We are working on using the Distributive Property, Associative Property, and Commutative Property of multiplication to help us solve problems. Students also began working on using variables in expressions and evaluating them to solve for the variables. It's pretty tricky but we are working hard and will have lots of practice with it in the coming weeks. You can help at home by having your child solve equations with missing products. If you have any questions, please let me know.


We began a unit on landforms this past week in preparation for our next STEM project. Students will become geotechnical engineers as they evaluate landscapes and determine the best place for a bridge. We conducted an experiment yesterday to help us observe and better understand erosion.

SAT10 Testing

Next week, your child will be taking the SAT 10 tests. By working together, we can make your child’s test experience positive and successful. Here are some suggestions that you can do to help your child succeed:

  • ​​Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest.
  • ​​Have your child eat a healthy breakfast and bring a healthy snack each day.
  • ​​Make sure your child arrives at school on time.
  • ​​Gently encourage your child to do their best.

​Testing will take place from 9-11 every morning. Our schedule for testing will be as follows:

Monday: Language

Tuesday: Math

Wednesday: Math

Thursday: Reading Comprehension

Friday: Word Study and Reading Vocabulary

Remember, you can’t study for the test. The schedule provided above is simply to inform you of what we will be working on each day.

Testing each day will adjust our specialty schedule next week. We will only have gym on Monday. The rest of the days will be regular uniforms, except for Friday, when the students can dress down in their spirit shirts.

Dates to Remember...

  • 4/29 - Poetry Cafe at 5:30pm
  • 4/30 - Poem In Your Pocket Day
  • 5/1 - Wear spirit shirts

Just For Fun!