Third Grade Nuts & Bolts
Week of January 11
Happy New Year!
It is wonderful to have all the third graders back, and ready to begin the second half of their year.
Vocabulary / Spelling
Next week's focus is Unit 10, "The Princess and the Pea". Monday homework is page 103, Tuesday's homework is pages104-105, Wednesday's homework is pages 106 and 107 , and Thursday's homework is to review for Friday's quiz.
The third grade class Spelling Bee is Tuesday, January 19. The winner and alternate will participate in the grades 3-8 Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 27 in the Middle School Commons. The time is TBD.
I encourage all students to use "ixl" as a way to practice math facts. It is important for all students to develop fluency of math facts. Of course, Sumdog is also another way students enjoy practicing their math facts.
Another activity students enjoy identifies problems engineers solve, or do they? It is titled "Tools of the Trade" and a copy is in your child's "Take Home" folder. Enjoy playing!
What do you do when you want to learn to play checkers, but don't have a checker board? Ask a third grader?
This week, students read an A-Z reading selection about Brazil. During geography, they identify Brazil's five themes of geography. Next week, students continue to explore Brazil and will be introduced to Ecuador's five themes of geography.