Mrs Richmond's Newsletter
3rd Grade - Week 12 11/16/15
MATH - We wrapped up perimeter and the class took their unit test in geometry and perimeter. The whole class got above 75% which is amazing!! Most children received an 80% or above. We will keep using these skills in morning work to ensure they remember it throughout the year.
READING - We started to look at the main problems in our novel 'Chocolate Touch' and why these are problems. We discussed how this affects the characters in the story and how the problem builds.
*** Please can you ensure your child has their guided read book in school at all times, as we do use them for classroom activities. I am finding that I set work for the children to do and some are not completing that work during the week. It really does help your child with the third grade skills.
SCIENCE - We swapped classes and your child is working with Ms Natoli on a plants unit.
MATH: This week is the start of MULTIPLICATION! This is a HUGE part of third grade and is the first time they have been taught this skill. It is really important that you support your child in learning their times tables, as they will most certainly need to use them quickly and efficiently during the year. They have been given a multiplication square to use in class and will be given flashcards for each table we complete in class.
READING: Our focus is on summarizing important events in a story, determining the central message/theme and character motives. This will bring our chocolate touch study to an end. We have really enjoyed using this book in our lessons.
SCIENCE: Working with Ms Natoli.
** Homework - Please sign your child's agenda on a daily basis to show that your child has completed that night's homework. I expect homework to be turned in on time. Every Monday we write all the homework in our agenda so we know when it is due in. Also, please try and let your child do the homework by themselves, but then check it over with them. We go through homework every day so the children are aware of how they should answer the questions.
A BIG THANKYOU
SCIENCE - MRS NATOLI
A few children are not being responsible for their guided read books and are leaving them at home. Or they are not completing the activities. These activities help to build on the skills we are learning in class and will help them throughout the year. Please encourage your child to be responsible for getting their work done and brought into school on time.
25 Book Challenge
There was a much better collection of box tops this time! Thank you so much to everyone who brought them in. The next collection will be December 11th.
Thank you again for supporting our school.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOU
11.19.15 - End of grading period
11.19.15 - Red Cross Blood Drive
11.24.15 - Plug in for a cure $2
11.25.15-11.27.15 - Thanksgiving
12.02.15 - Report cards issued