3rd Grade Newsletter
February 22, 2016
What are we learning about this week?
Reading/Writing: Tall Tales/Fables/Myths/Legends
We will continue this unit for the next two weeks.
- Analyze and draw conclusions about themes
- Listen to stories and read stories that reflect the different origins(different versions of Cinderella for example)
- Compare and contrast the settings and identify the author's purpose
- Explain how the character changes in the story
Please feel welcome to bring your favorite tall tale, folktale, etc. This is a very fun unit and the students seem to enjoy it every year as well!
Babe the Blue Ox-Tall Tale
Antonyms and Synonyms: Antonyms are two words that have opposite meanings. Ex: hot and cold, in and out Synonyms are words that have the same or nearly the same meaning.
Science: "Our Place in Space" Students will identify planets in the solar system and construct models to determine patterns and relationships between Earth, Sun and Moon. This week we will delve more into information about the planets including their size and distance from the sun.
Solar System Student Site - They will need their Google login.
Math: Unit 5 returns to the study of multiplication, especially as it relates to division. Students again build arrays, but use them to model and solve division as well as multiplication problems. Story problems play a major role in the first two modules, helping students to connect their everyday experiences with division to more formal mathematical concepts. As they solve and pose story problems, students encounter two different interpretations of division—sharing and grouping—and have numerous opportunities to build understandings of both.
STAAR Night Powepoint- https://www.smore.com/s89fr
Core Words: room, sea, against, top, turned
Read 80 minutes and record in your planner
Fables- This is 5 pages, but the questions are only one page(6 questions). If you want to save paper, have your child read the fables off of the computer. Only the answers have to be turned in.
****PLEASE READ BELOW****
Math Fact Record Sheet- Please practice AT LEAST 30 minutes a week and record on this sheet. Please show this to your math teacher every Friday.
Monday March 14th Spring Break Starts!!
Friday March 25th Student-Teacher Holiday
Tuesday March 29th STAAR 4th Grade Writing Test and
STAAR 5th Grade Math Test
Wednesday March 30th STAAR 5th Grade Reading Test
** Remember that third grade STAAR isn't until May.
** No Outside Visitors on Test days