3rd Grade Newsletter

January 16, 2018

This Week in 3rd Grade:

Supplies: It's that time of year where we start to run low on supplies. If you can, we are asking for Expo markers(fat and skinny), paper towels, hand sanitizer, and clorox wipes.

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee participants Siri, Asher, Marissa, Evan and Mary Kate for a job well done last Friday!

This week in 3rd grade:

Math: This week we will continue Unit 4: Measurement and Fractions

Unit Overview

This week we will focus on measurement while exploring mass, volume and capacity. Last week we started to discuss metric volume and this week we will continue to discuss volume using customary measurements.

Math Games:

Time Game

Hickory Clock Game

Stop the Clock

Solving Elapsed Time

LISD Student Math Games

Fraction Flig

Shading Shapes

Meausrement Workshop


In reading we will read nonfiction text and focus on writing a summary of the information we read. We will revisit the importance of nonfiction text features and how they are used to help the reader better comprehend the subject matter.

In writing the students will start to work on their expository writing pieces. An expository piece writes to explain or inform the reader of a topic. They will work on organizing thoughts and selecting the important details to include include in their pieces.

Social Studies: We will continue on our unit Economics by talking about the importance of money and how to budget wisely. This Friday we will take our Economics test.

The Leader in Me

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

This month your student will be learning about Habit 4: “Think Win-Win”.

In the win-win mind-set, people opt for “we” instead of “I.” The goal is to cooperate and seek solutions so both parties can walk away winners. If you come to the table thinking only one person can win (win-lose), there won’t be an effort to cooperate or problem solve. By the same token, if you come to the table expecting to lose (lose-win), you play the martyr and resentment builds. The principle of the win-win mind-set is this: “What is important to another person must be as important as the other person is to you.”

Truly, thinking Win-Win, or always thinking about another as well as yourself is one of the great mental habits we can teach our kids. After all, life isn’t just about me, and it’s not just about you-- It’s about both of us.

I encourage you to partner with us in teaching your student to practice The Seven Habits at home. To learn more about The Seven Habits and how they can be used at home, visit "Parent's Place" at



Spelling: Study words for test on Friday.

Spelling City

Words: soon, story,since,white, ever, year,house,there, important, people, began, together, again, through, been, write, above

Reading: Read 80 minutes and record in your planner.

Math: Mass and Volume


Mass and Volume

Measurement Problems

**Practice multiplication math facts at least 15 minutes a day.

Important Dates

Monday, January 15 Student Holiday/MLK day

Friday, January 19 End of the Second 9 Weeks

Wednesday January 24 Report Cards go home