The Classroom Connection
November 17, 2022
Celebrating Veteran’s Day
Lenden and Grandmother in the DFES Parade!
When asked about the parade, Carter G. said, "I think it is important to celebrate veterans because they are protecting us and they are making sure we are safe. I felt good celebrating them."
Corey and Dad in the DFES Parade!
Trevor A. said about the parade, "I felt happy!"
Zuri G. stated, "I think it is important to celebrate veterans because they serviced in the army. My feelings where happy and proud because of all the people who walked down the hallway made me feel proud of are country."
Evan P. said about the parade, "I think it is important to celebrate veterans because they serviced in the army"
Reading and Writing Workshop
Greetings Families! I am so happy to celebrate the amount of reading and writing that's occurring in our classroom! At the end of the 1st nine weeks, we learned how to write an opinion piece for everyone to read about our favorite books. We learned to make a claim about the book and provide at least two reasons explaining why it’s our favorite book. An important part of our process was to use evidence and elaboration to support our reasons. We also explored how using transitional phrases helps our writing to flow. I’m extremely proud of our 3rd grade writers. Their writing stamina has increased, and they are learning to provide more relevant content to express their thinking about a topic. We are definitely on our way! Be sure to ask your 3rd grade writer to share their experience with writing an opinion piece and check out the writing that’s being spotlighted in today’s newsletter. I shared all of them because everyone’s growth for this particular writing should be praised!
In our current unit of study, we are inquiring into natural disasters. We are learning about various kinds of natural disasters and reading real stories about people who have experienced them. Your 3rd grader is being exposed to literary nonfiction and informational texts and will extend their understanding of text features and structures to help them better navigate and comprehend texts. I’m sure you’ll be delighted when you ask your 3rd grader about the natural disasters they’re learning about, but more importantly how they’re learning to ask and answer thin (literal) and thick (inferential) questions about the various articles we’ve been reading. Plus, how they're using text features to help them navigate complex texts and to learn more information about the content we are reading about. Last, Make sure you ask your 3rd grader what natural disaster they are currently researching!
Evan, Lenden, Miles, and Trevor Reading about the Eruption of Mount St. Helens
Bernard, Autumn, and TaKlu Reading about a Tornado in Joplin, Missouri
Spotlight on Writing:
Favorite Book Opinion Piece
We are learning to use the distributive property to multiply and fact families to divide!
In Topic 3, we studied multiplication using 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 as factors. Our 3rd grade mathematicians now know how to use multiplication facts he or she already knows to find multiplication facts he or she does not know. See the example below and then ask your 3rd grader to tell you more about the distributive property.
Today, we began Topic 4: Using Multiplication to Divide Division Facts. Your mathematician is beginning to use fact families to learn division facts. A fact family has one or twomultiplication facts and one or two division facts that use the same three numbers.For example, below is the fact family for 5, 9, and 45.
9 × 5 = 45
5 × 9 = 45
45 divided by 9 is 5
45 divided by 5 is 9
Exploring Geometry w/ Candy Corn & Marshmallows
Dairy Farm Virtual Field Trip
Science & Social Studies
In Science, 3rd grade scientists are learning to identify traits that provide advantages in survival, finding mates, and producing offspring and explain how variations of traits can affect the chance of survival and offspring in organisms. We will take a test on this unit next week.
DHEC Virtual Presentation on Recycling
Halloween Fun at the Media Center!
The Book Fair!
Today's VIP Folder should include:
- Graded Classwork
- DFES Spirit Wear Order Form (Due 11/28/22)
- Scholastic Book Order Forms - Make checks payable to Scholastic or use the information below to order online.
With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).
Class Order Due Date: 11/28/22
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Thank you for your support!
Class Code: DVFVH
Upcoming Events & Assessments:
11/18/22 - Greek Latin and Roots Quiz 7
11/21/22 - Science Test
11/21/22 - Skate Night, 6-8 pm at Sport & Skate Station USA
11/23/22 - 11/25/22 - Thanksgiving Holidays
12/1/22 - Reading MAP Winter Testing
12/2/22 - 2nd Nine Weeks Interim Issued
12/2/22 - Greek Latin and Roots Quiz 8
12/6/22 - Math MAP Winter Testing
12/6/22 - Math Topic 4 Test (Tentative)
12/16/22 - Nov./Dec. Reading Goal Sheet due
12/19/22 - Winter Break Begins
Thanks for Reading!
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