Mrs Richmond's Newsletter
3rd Grade - Week 2 9/4/15
Another great week in third grade.
It was very exciting for the children this week as they received their new Chromebook. These are fantastic 'brand new' Chromebooks which will allow us to develop our teaching and increase the amount of work we can do online. Each child has their own Chromebook which they are responsible for. They have taken part in various orientation sessions so they understand how to use the Chromebooks - including internet safety.
MATH - We started addition using the column method. We reviewed place value to show the children how to carry numbers across in order to add effectively.
READING - Our lessons focused making mental images when we read. We also began our Mclass reading assessments this week.
SOCIAL STUDIES - We continued with our map work and labeled the states in different areas of the USA using an atlas.
MATH: We will be working on addition and subtraction. We will also be solving some word problems using addition and subtraction.
READING: Mclass will continue next week. We will also be starting our PURR strategies which is a useful tool that helps the children answer questions related to a reading selection. We will also be doing some read aloud books and the children will have activities associated with them. It is so refreshing to see a class so interested in reading!!
SOCIAL STUDIES: We will wrap up our location work next week with a study about Indian Trail and the surrounding area.
** Homework - Please sign your child's agenda on a daily basis to show that your child has completed that night's homework. I expect homework to be turned in on time. Every Monday we write all the homework in our agenda so we know when it is due in. Also, please try and let your child do the homework by themselves, but then check it over with them. We go through homework every day so the children are aware of how they should answer the questions.
BEGINNING OF GRADE TESTS
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOU
09.07.15 - Labor Day Holiday
09.09.15 - BOG tests for third grade
09.15.15 - Chick-fil-a spirit night
Hudson and Vishruth testing each other on addition
Caroline, Zakyah and Kamryn playing addition game
Alex, Jaemy and Luke competing against each other!
Kyrah, Emma and Mia taking turns to play the game
Zaylen, Melinda and Rodrigo winning points for addition!
James, Nathan and Matt seeing who is going to be the winner