Mr. Bennett's Classroom Update
March 23rd - April 3rd
Next week, we will begin looking at how we can revise our first drafts. We will be specifically focusing on adding voice and feeling into our writing. Your Third Grader will also be working on making sure they have good organization in their writing and checking to see if they have told their story in the correct sequence.
Here is a breakdown of skills and strategies we will be covering over the next week.
Genre: Expository Text
Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect
Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions
Vocabulary Strategy: Homophones
Grammar: Pronoun-Verb Contractions
Spelling: Open Syllables (CVC Pattern) - Spelling test Friday, March 27th
There will not be a spelling test the week March 23rd.
Home Reading Sheets (green sheet) will be due on:
- Friday, March 27th
- Thursday, April 2nd - This sheet will be due on Thursday because we do not have school Friday, April 3rd.
If you are looking for ideas to check your student's reading comprehension at home here are some questions you might ask:
- Have your student write down a question or two they would like to find out the answer to as they continue to read their story. Then have your student write out the answer to their question once they have discovered the answer.
- You might also have your student write down a cause and effect or two from a story they are reading.
We will then turn our attention to reviewing some of the concepts we learned this year. When we complete this review we will also be using extension activities to prepare your Third Grader for Fourth Grade. The first unit we will review with your Third Grader is place value. During this unit, we will review place value of rational numbers, rounding, comparing, and ordering numbers.
Next week, we will begin our last Social Studies unit. We will be focusing on how communities provide goods and services. Near the end of this unit, we will be going on the Downtown Walking Tour. The Downtown Walking Tour will take place Friday, May 8th. I will be sending more information home about this tremendous learning opportunity in the near future.
Odds and Ends
Thursday, March 26th
Monday, April 6th
We will participate in the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Awareness Day on Wednesday, March 25th. Around 10:10 the sirens will sound and students and staff will practice our procedures in case we ever did have a severe weather warning at school.
Remember next Tuesday, March 31st is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) day. We will dismiss at 1:33 pm.
Just a reminder Lincoln Public Schools do not have school on Friday, April 3.