Welcome to Third Grade!

Mrs. Loewen

Friday - March 25, 2016


Welcome to our classroom Smore page! Here you will see what we did in class this week, we we have planned for next week, and some other important tidbits!


  • Please make sure your child's Salmon Release Field Trip permission slip is signed.
  • Book Project due date is now on Monday, April 11th. Optional turn in date on Friday, April 1st.
  • Library is on Tuesday.
  • PE shoes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Please remember to send your child to school with a jacket. The sun is starting to come out, but it is still cold!

This Week in Class

MATH: This week all groups continued their work on geometry. We talked about congruent figures, symmetry, and numbers on a number line. We also worked on word problems as a class and discussed how to solve combination problems.

READING: This week we read How do you Raise a Raisin and discussed how to draw conclusions using evidence from the text. Students read as a class, read with a partner, and also self-read this story before being assessed on comprehension.

WRITING: We continued our Opinion and Persuasive writing unit. Students spent time writing their rough and final drafts. We also had practice with contractions and apostrophes.

SCIENCE: We continued our Structures of Life unit this week. Students participated in a seed search where they cut up fruits, counted the seeds, and observed the different properties.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We continued our unit on community. Students read about the three different types of communities (rural, suburban, and urban) and began a short paper comparing and contrasting the three.

OTHER: Olivia was Star Student! Students participated in coloring a design to celebrate Holi (the Hindu celebration of Spring). Mrs. Lipp took student ideas for designs and created two designs, one at the school entrance, and one at the Kindergarten entrance.

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Next Week in Class

MATH: Students will continue to work on geometry and begin work on graphing. Topics include: numbers on a number line and introduction to graphing.

WRITING: We will continue our Opinion unit by continuing to write a first and final draft of our persuasive speeches.

READING: Students will read a short story and practice identifying characters, setting, and plot.

SCIENCE: We will observe the effect water has on seeds.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will continue our unit on community, citizenship, and culture.

OTHER: Salmon Release on Tuesday and Noah's Birthday on Wednesday!

Upcoming Events

3/29: Salmon Release Field Trip

3/30: Noah’s Birthday!

4/1: Book Project Due (optional)

4/1: April Fool’s Day!

4/4-4/8: Spring Break!

4/11-4/15: Star Student is Samantha!

4/11: Book Project Due

4/25-4/29: Star Student is Ben!

4/29: Wing Luke - International District Field Trip

5/9: NO SCHOOL—In Service Day

5/11: Ben's Birthday!

5/30: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day - SCHOOL CLOSED