3rd Grade News
Eagle Elementary - Mrs. Grant (Janurary 15 ,2016)
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Animal Specialty Research Project (from last week)
At home activities
- Research and bring in 5 credible resources to school by January 22nd.
- Bring in a shoe box to school by March 1st.
- Research and write/type an animal report
- Cite 5 credible resources
- Create a clay animal in art class
- Design and create a shoebox habitat for the clay animal
What we have been up to....
This week we continued our mystery book clubs. We discussed reading for clues, revising theories, suspects, and motives. We met with our book clubs and discussed plot, character motivations, and predictions. We also started working on figurative language, specifically similes and metaphors. Next week we will continue book clubs in addition to learning about alliteration, hyperbole, idiom, and onomatopoeia. They have enjoyed noticing and naming figurative language in their own books. J
THANK YOU so much for supporting your child with their Canvas assignments. I’m sure you noticed the questions are basic, yet my main goal right now is to get the students familiar with the routine of logging in, typing answers in complete sentences, rereading their work, and feeling all around independent with this type of digital assignment.
This week we worked on Captialization, Punctuation, editting sentences, and quotations.
Most of us have finished typing our stories and have shared them with me. Next week we will start opinion writing!
Math and Science
We are almost finished with unit 5 which covers place value to the hundred-thousand and decimals to the thousandths. We’ve made a decimal booklet in class which the kids will be able to use on their tests. As of now, our math test will be on Wednesday, January 20th. I sent a study guide home yesterday with your child. If you have any questions regarding the study guide please don’t hesitate to email me and ask over the weekend.
We are finishing up our unit on light and will have a quiz towards the end of the month. I’ll send a review packet home in the middle of next week.
Key words for our light unit are shadow, absorb, reflect, and refract.
Thanks for all that you do!