January 19, 2016
Winter Math MAP Testing
Third Grade Field Trip - Friday, February 12th
Families can decide if they would like to order a bag lunch from the cafeteria or bring a bag lunch from home. We will be throwing away all lunch bags after lunch, so make sure to pack lunches in throw away bags. If your child would like a bag lunch from the cafeteria, please turn in the request form with their permission slip.
Five parent chaperons are able to ride on the bus and go to the SC State House with us. Other parents who are interested in joining us at the SC State Museum, could meet us there at 11:15 a.m. There is a cost of $5 for parents to enter the SC State Museum. Let me know if you have questions or concerns.
Third Grade PTO Meeting - Tuesday, February 23rd
An example is 18 x 7. Students would break 18 into 10 + 8, then multiply both numbers by the other factor of 7. So the problem would now be 10x7 = 70 and 8x7 = 56. Next, both products are added together 70 +56 = 126. This is just one of many strategies that students could use to solve more difficult multiplication problems.
We will be wrapping up this chapter with a test by the end of this week or early next week.
We will also be using the skill of comparing and contrasting this week as we read two articles on the same topic.
In writing, we are learning how to write a constructed response answer. We are using our Social Studies and Science books a lot for this unit. Students will practice using transitions (first, next, then...), answering in complete sentences, and how to site the text or author.
Our class will continue our grammar study this week as we learn about adverbs, which are words that describe verbs (run quickly, sing softly). We will continue to talk about nouns, adjectives, and verbs as well.
There will not be a spelling unit of study this week since it is a short week.
Social Studies Update
Last week, our class watched the movie Felicity which went right along with our study of the American Revolution. Students enjoyed following the story of one family who had different points of view on the war during this time period. Your child picked one character to focus on during the movie so they could determine his or her point of view. Some characters were Patriots and some were Loyalists. It was interesting that Felicity's parents let her decide what her point of view was on the war. (She chose to be a Patriot and we knew this because she refused to drink tea in a social setting as a boycott of the British.) Students were also able to decide which point of view they would take on this topic.
Friday, January 22 - Second Quarter Report Cards Go Home
Thursday, February 4 - Early Release Day
Friday, February 12 - Third Grade Field Trip
Tuesday, February 23 at 6:45 - Third Grade PTO Meeting