3rd Grade Newsletter

September 11, 2017

This Week In 3rd Grade

Thank you to all that were able to attend our 3rd grade Parent Night last Wednesday, we enjoyed seeing you there! We hope that some questions were answered and that you're just as excited as we are about this school year! The presentation used for that night is below. Please look it over and let us know if you have questions. Your child's homeroom powerpoint can be found on their website.

Parent Night Presentation

BYOT Form - Please send this in with your child if you haven't already.

Art Supplies- PLEASE READ!


What are we learning about this week?


Language Arts:

In reading the students are practicing connecting to text in a variety of ways. They will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections on books they read in class.

In writing, we are using their knowledge of complete sentences to help expand their writing and add more detail.

When you are reading with your student please use the following link to help aide the discussion. Reading Talks


Sentence Stems that focus on making connections:


  • This reminds me of . . .
  • I connected to this when . . .
  • _____ made me remember a time when . . .
  • This relates to my life because . . .
  • _____ makes me think about . . .
  • This illustration makes me think about . . .
  • This makes me think about . . .
  • This part makes me remember . . .
  • I really had a strong connection to this part because . .



Math: We are continuing to review subtraction and addition facts, as well as the different strategies we utilize to solve math problems with.

Parent Letter- More information will be found here on what your child is learning as well as some of the strategies they are taught.


Games and Activities:

Practicing with Equations

Number Line practice

Penguin addition and Subtraction

Math Madness



Science: Last Friday we started our "Our Place in Space" unit. In this unit students will identify planets in the solar system and construct models to determine patterns and relationships between Earth, Sun and Moon. They will describe the Sun and how it provides energy. Students will build on their understandings of weather patterns by comparing day-to-day weather changes in different locations.


Leader in Me: September 5th - 29th:

Habit 1 - Be Proactive

I can tell you what it means to be proactive. For the month of September we are focusing on mastering Habit 1-Be Proactive "I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking."


September 11th- We will discuss why this day is significant and then read a book called "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers".

This Week's Homework:

Reading: Read 60 minutes and record in your planner. They will reflect on their reading once a week in class.


Spelling: Unit 1 Words: along, while, might, next, sound, with, one, there, would, been, little, think, because, great, small, never

Skill- Short Vowels ex: when, must, not

Spelling City


Both Math and PACE students :

Addition Fact Review


Practice math facts at least 20 minutes this week!

Important Dates:

Monday, September 11 Grandparents’ Lunch at 11:10

Wednesday, September 13 8:00 am Room Parent Orientation (Science Lab)

6:00 pm Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff (MPR)