News and Notes
Happy 100th Day!
Thursday, Feb. 11th, 12:30pm
405 Ingalls Avenue Southwest
De Smet, SD
Valentines can be brought any time next week. Be mindful of PEANUTS, PEANUT, BUTTER, TREE NUT, WATERMELON, FISH allergens.
Folk Tale Summaries
Where do we come from?
What fascinating discussions this started! We learned about family traditions and how life for families has changed. We asked a question about what world events the person remembered. This sparked the most questions and conversation--What was the Great Depression? Why did they bomb Pearl Harbor and where is it? Why were we in a Korean War? Where is Vietnam? What were the Apollo missions? Who is JFK? Who is Princess Dianna? Who is Nelson Mandela --Just of few of the topics that we discussed. I had to brush up on my history a bit!
We also posted a sticky note on a world map for each place we were from. See the map below. Be sure to ask your third grader to tell you some things about the map and some of the things they learned either from their interview or someone else's.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING ABOUT YOUR FAMILY WITH US! WHAT WONDERFUL INFORMATION WE DISCOVERED!
Mighty Multiplication and Dynamite Division!
The goal for third grade is to master multiplication products with single-digit factors (up to 9x9). By mastery, students should know the math fact fairly quickly. This is not necessarily memory, although by the end of the year many will have most of the facts committed to memory. They may need to so a bit of counting or addition to figure out the fact, but they should be able to say the answer in about 5 seconds. When practicing, please give them time to solve the problem so that they can learn the facts with understanding.
Your child should have brought home array cards, multiplication cards, and a couple activities to use for practice. If you need another set, please let me know. We do practice in school, but students also need to practice at home.
For online multiplication practice, go to the class website and look under the math tab: th022.k12.sd.us