Third Grade Reach for the Stars
Sherwood Carnival-Our room parents are busy preparing a creative "fidget" theme basket! Each class in the school helps to prepare a basket that can be used for the annual raffle at the Sherwood Carnival. Please consider donating! Please send in any donations by Friday, February 3rd. On behalf of the Sherwood PTO, thank you so much for your support!
iREAD- The District 112 IRead challenge if off to a great start! Everyday school day, 3R can log 30 minutes of reading during our class time. Since the Sherwood School school wide expectation is for all students to be reading for enjoyment at least 20 minutes a night (weeknights) we will ask that all students record their reading on their iRead logs. Our goal is to again bring home the iRead trophy to Sherwood School! iRead logs have been distributed at the end of the week!
5 Essentials Survey
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Valentines Day Updates
We are looking forward to upcoming Valentine’s Day celebrations! Since students will not be at school on Friday, February 14th, we look forward to celebrating on Thursday, February 13th. Our room parents are planning a special celebration and we are sure to have a wonderful time in class that afternoon!
In order to keep all students safe, this year Sherwood Pandas are asked not to send in any edible Valentine items. If students do choose to bring Valentines for the class, please ensure that they bring one for every child in our class. (They are welcome to bring individual Valentines for any students in other classes.) Students are welcome to attach non-edible items such as stickers, stampers, pencils, etc to their Valentines.
English Language Arts
This week the third grade mathematicians built and discussed arrays to represent both multiplication and division equations. We are investigating the relationship between these two operations and will continue to work with matching word problems to their correct equations. Next week students will organize their solutions for a story problem on a special problem-solving sheet, estimate a reasonable answer for the problem, write an equation to represent the situation, explain the task briefly, and then show their mathematical thinking. This will also allow us to review fact families to help them better understand the connection between multiplication and division.
Science- Water & Climate
This week, the meteorologists are excited to kick off our unit on Water and Climate.
This week we will conduct investigations to observe the properties of water, Earth’s most precious resource! They’ll compare how water drops interact with four materials: paper towel, waxed paper, aluminum foil, and writing paper to observe how water absorbency. Later in the week the students will engage in a challenge to measure how much water a dry sponge can soak up. They’ll determine this by measuring mass, volume, or perhaps even both. Integrating what they’ve learned in our math sessions will add for opportunities to explore real world experiences!
Students who complete THREE opportunity knocks activities by Friday, will have the chance to enter my class prize bin! If your child is looking for something fun to do this weekend, these just may be the answer you're looking for!