3rd Grade

November 6, 2017

What are we learning about this week?

Reading: This week we are going to discuss summarizing while we read. We will practice writing down the BME(beginning, middle, end) of the story and practice how to pull out the important information for each part.

Below are some questions you can ask to help practice this skill this week:

What happened when ___?

What happened after ___?

What can you infer about the conflict in the story?

What can you infer about the resolution in the story?

What can you infer about the ending or the outcome of the story?

Reading tips from Mrs. Mestemaker:
Second and Third Grades

We will also be using the PRESS reading strategy that will give each student a tool to use to aide in comprehension.

Math: Unit 3 reviews place value, multi-digit addition/subtractions, and problem solving. Students will be to the idea of rounding 2-and 3- digit numbers to the nearest ten and the nearest hundred.

Unit 3 Overview

Rounding Game

Rounding With Balloons

Estimating Game

Another Estimating Game

Science: Stayin' Alive - In the second science unit we are going to dive right into different habitats and the animals that live in them. We start the unit by assessing what we already know about this topic, and then learn about a species in our neck of the woods. This particular species is called the Barton Springs Salamander. Please take a look below to learn more about this critter. We will start and end the unit with this little guy.

More here: http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/bartonspringssalamander/


October 2nd - 31st: Habit 2 - Begin With the End in Mind

I can tell you what it means to begin with the end in mind; I can set a personal and academic goal.To learn more about The Seven Habits and how they can be used at home, visit "Parent's Place" at http://www.theleaderinme.org/parents/



Read 60 minutes and record in your planner. Remember to get it signed by a parent at least once this week!

Unit 9 Spelling Words: often, there, were, been, use, long, also, around, air, might, show, large, often, took, four,head, above, kind, began

Spelling City

Math Homework

Math- Rounding to 10's

PACE: Rounding to 10's

2 x1 Multiplication Practice- Answers attached for them to check their own work

** All math classes are expected to study their multiplication facts. Some classes have already started to take quizzes on the various facts.

Important Dates

Friday, November 10th-7:45 – 8:30am Veterans Day Assembly (MPR)

Monday, November 13th- Thanksgiving Meal during Student Lunches Today (schedule TBA)

Coat Drive begins on Monday

Monday, November 20 – Friday, November 24 Thanksgiving Break

Bond information: http://www.leanderisd.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=271387