A Note from Ms. Massara
It was nice to see many of you last night at Open House! Can you believe it?! One month left of school! I can NOT believe how fast this year has gone! It has been amazing to see how much your/our kids have grown, matured, and learned over the course of the year. (Yes, I consider them my kids too :) ) We have many fun and exciting things to look forward to over the next month before the kiddos are officially 4th graders!
Geometry Museum Project
Due June 3rd. Do not feel like you need to go out and buy anything, I told the kids to get creative and find things around the house or even outside. You can use any materials you'd like to create shapes and label them. You can get creative and put the shapes into a scene (or you can just make individual shapes all over). Be sure to follow the guidelines. Let me know if you have any questions.
Field Trip to Planetarium
The Third Grade will be traveling to the Planetarium at Rowan University on Wednesday, June 1. I'll pick chaperones next week. I will be in touch.
Allergy season is upon us and 3M is in desperate need of tissues. Thank you for all your support this year.
Please motivate your child to pack fruit on Fridays to encourage healthy eating habits.
5/26 Spring Concert, 7PM, HMS
5/27 Half Day For Students, 1230 PM Dismissal
5/30 School Closed, Memorial Day
6/3 School Store, 1150-1240
6/4 Lizzy Haddon 5K, 8 AM- See information Below
6/6 Cubana Assembly
6/7 Bookworm Assembly 130 PM- 230 PM, APR
6/13 Community Meeting, 10 AM, APR
6/15 Field Day, 9AM
Fraction Self Portraits
Minecraft Math Project
Chase, Emmett, Carrie
Evie, Mia, Katie
Geometry Town Map Project
Camila and Natalia
Do you know what a smile is? Well you’re lucky! We’re here to teach you about similes and metaphors
This week in 3M we read a book to gain more knowledge about similes and metaphors. The book was called “My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil.” The book was about a girl will a huge imagination. For example when he grandma comes to visit she asks questions such as “What is your teacher like?” “What is your favorite part of the day?” “Who is in your class?” and many more. So instead of using everyday answers she thought of something extraordinary. She decided to answer them by using similes and metaphors. For the question “what is your teacher like?” she answered Mrs. Jenning talks in a voice as sweet as candy. Reading the book really helped us learn what similes are.
Possessive Nouns and Pronouns - Scavenger Hunt
Ryan and Kyle
For the last two weeks we have been learning about possessive nouns and pronouns Possessive nouns are when you add an apostrophe and an s at the end of a noun to show ownership. For example, “that is Chase’s pencil.” That shows that Chase owns that pencil.The plural way to write possessive nouns is like this, “The cats’ bowls were full.” That shows that the multiple cats own the bowls.
Now since you’ve learned about possessive nouns were going to teach you about possessive pronouns. A pronoun takes the place of a noun. So a possessive pronouns takes the place of a possessive noun. For example That is my pencil or that pencil is mine.
We hope you had fun learning about possessive nouns and pronouns because we sure did!
Narrative Writing- Sharing our Leads that "Hook In" our Readers
Connor and Bennett
In 3M our class learned to make QR codes. Ms.Massara showed us how to do it. First we went on to Ms. Massara’s eboard. After that we went onto the QR code app. We opened our writing and PowerPoint. We clicked to open the QR code maker. We opened our writing tab and clicked the box at the top of the page and copied the link from our writing. We pasted it into a box in the QR code maker and clicked make QR code and saved it into the G drive. We went to PowerPoint opened our QR and put it onto our cover page. Then we decorated our page and printed it. We scanned the QR codes with the iPad. We used the QR codes so our parents could read our speeches at open house.
In our introductions to our speeches we tried to hook our readers using questions or facts. We hook our readers because we want them to actually want to read our speeches. We ended our conclusion with a thesis statement which tells the reader what we want them to do. In our speeches we gave a bunch of reasons and examples. We also tried to make our readers feel a certain way. For example we might want them to feel guilty or embarrassed. In our conclusions we summed it up and restated our thesis. That is one thing we learned in 3M this week.