Inter's Third Grade Newsletter!

February 1st, 2016 - February 5th, 2016

*Please return DIVERCITY permission slips by Friday, February 5th, 2016! Thank you for your support with this!


*Valentine's Day celebration-On Friday, February 12th, 2016 instead of gifts or treats, we would love for students to write hand-written notes, or letters to each one of their classmates.This will help students practice their written expression, and will allow all students to feel how special it is to be a wonderful community member in our class. A little piece of candy to go with the note is welcomed, if you like. Students can write their notes on index cards, post-its, or even coffee filters! Be as creative as you like!

In addition to the hand-written notes, students should decorate a box to hold all of their valentines! Here are a few examples and links for your reference!

valentines examples:


This week in Singapore Math!

This week students will take Chapter 12 Test on Monday, and begin Chapter 13- Bar Graphs and Line Plots. Students will read and interpret data from bar graphs and make line plots to represent and interpret data.

This week in Literacy!

* A note from Third Grade-From now on, all Theme Tests for Literacy will be sent home. Teachers will grade the tests in class, and then tests will be sent home. At home you and your child can discuss the passage and questions together. No points for corrections will be given, however, we would like the test to be signed and returned. This is just another resource for you and your child to reflect on comprehension and test taking strategies.

This week students will begin Theme 10- Money Matters. The comprehension strategy for this week is Ask Questions-Ask questions to help you understand the Author's Purpose. Author's Purpose means the author wrote the text to either persuade, inform, or entertain the reader. We will also review Making Connections. For grammar, students will review singular and plural nouns, such as baby and babies, and action verbs. The vocabulary for this week includes, strategy, decorate, income, payment, and errands.


Please make sure your child is reading each night, listening to the stories, and taking the quizzes. Reading for 20 minutes each night is one of the best ways for your child to become a better reader. Third Grade is tracking the number of books read in order for the class to earn incentives, such as a popcorn party! Thank you for your help with this!

This week in Social Studies!

For this four- week unit in Social Studies, students will explain the impact of scarcity on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services and then create a product. Also, students will write a How-To to explain how to make their product. They will showcase their products to other sections and explain how voluntary exchange benefits both parties.