The Ritenour Review

2016 - 2017 Third Grade Weekly News

Last Week

Last week:

Reading: Due to our field trip and our field day, we had a unique week and made the most of every moment. In reading, we started a read aloud, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. We are enjoying a novel written over 50 years ago and some of the fun differences we are discovering. Hot Fudge Sundays were only 40 cents!

Language: We are reviewing a lot of our skills taught throughout the week and we even threw in a few riddles each day to keep it lively. The class has some wonderful guesses for our daily riddles. Laughter is absolutely necessary at this time of the year.

Writing: We finished our persuasive speeches and most of the class attempted to persuade their classmates. We are now moving into fairy tales. This last week, we looked at traits common in fairy tales, the origins of fairy tales and how we can use those well-known fairy tales and adapt our own versions.

Math: We are learning different ways to multiply multi-digit numbers. Last week, we looked at lattice multiplication. We have talked about the benefits and weaknesses of this strategy. This will help them understand why they pick a strategy and which strategy works best for each individual kiddo.

Next Week


Language Arts: We will continue reading our class read aloud. I will also assess informally throughout the week. Please, let me know if you would like any material for the summer break. I am more than happy to get appropriate materials to families.

Math: Unit 8: We will learn two more multiplication strategies: partial products and traditional. Again, we will look at the strengths and weaknesses of each strategy and decide why we like specific strategies over other ones.

Science: Simple Machines and Rube Goldberg! We are presenting our machines to the world on Wednesday!! Please, join us for the fun!

Special's Schedule

  • Monday: Art
  • Tuesday: Wellness **bring/wear tennis shoes
  • Wednesday: STEM
  • Thursday: Music
  • Friday: Library

Upcoming Dates!

May 24th - 3rd grade Rube Goldberg Project celebration

May 26th - Last Day of School !!!

May 29th - Memorial Day

Scholastic Book Orders

If you would like to order books for your child through scholastic's website, please click on the link above. Checks can still be sent to the classroom and I will mail the orders.